Why your boy needs initiation into manhood and how to provide it to him - Tim Corcoran

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By Lian Brook-Tyler and Jonathan Wilkinson: Primal Happiness. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
This week's show is with Tim Corcoran, who is the founder of Purpose Mountain. Tim offers Nature Based Purpose Guidance to support people with a love for wild nature who feel a deep yearning and a burning desire to discover their purpose. Tim is a leader of men’s groups, holistic rites of passage for boys & men, and wilderness vision quests. Healing the cultural rift between the mainstream and indigenous cultures, transformational consciousness work, the spiritual journey, ancestral work, deep nature connection, family and health are all deep commitments in his life. Tim is a heart centered father of two brilliant boys and husband to a magnificent wife, and lives in pristine Sandpoint, Idaho, USA. In this show we spoke about how boys in this modern culture lack the guidance and initiation required to become healthy men, how this is in contrast to how humans have evolved and what parents can do to create rites of passage for their boys. We were joined by a special guest star... my son, Felix, who was the instigator of this conversation and had questions of his own that he wanted to ask Tim. I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation… please leave a comment below. What you'll learn from this episode:
  • Between the ages of 12-14, so much is changing for a male human being in terms of the brain and hormones, there's a yearning to know and test themselves and be met by someone who can guide them in that testing. Without having the right initiation guidance, boys will push edges in ways that are potentially destructive to themselves, their families and communities.
  • Boys taking part in guided initiation - by another party, not the parents - gives them the opportunity to discover themselves and their unique expression and bring those gifts back to their communities in a way that can be received and valued.
  • The difference it makes to boys who have journeyed through initiation can and does change the path they would have walked - and an initiation is only ever as good as the cultural container it's held in. We all need true community.
Resources and stuff that we spoke about: Thank you for listening!

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