May 2015 Newsletter // by Ian MacKenzie
At the stone circle, Tamera Photo: Bernd Kroeker
Dear <<First Name>>,
Greetings from Portugal. I am weary and inspired from 5 weeks on the road, through the Orphan Wisdom farm with Stephen Jenkinson, to the radical village of Tamera, who are aimed at nothing less than healing love and a future without war.
Each year at Tamera, we are given a stone in the circle to become our partner and guide for the journey, divined in the opening ritual. This time, I was bound to the Europe Stone, invoking the mythological tale of Europa. The message whispers:
"I was abducted by the god Zeus on the back of a bull. Zeus had to disguise himself in order to win me. I will only be able to develop fully when you recognize my true nature. The message is simple: love cannot be achieved through coercion. All male attempts at disguise are of no use."
This mysterious message left me with a deep inquiry during my time. When the conditioned self gives way, who am I becoming? What does it mean to be a true ally to the feminine? How long have I abdicated my own masculine power and solidarity with other men? And what would it mean to rest awhile in the trust of my own village, surrendering the belief that I must forge ahead alone?
May these days find you awash in beauty and similarly apprenticed to your soul. Enjoy this month's dispatch from the future.
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TALK - MYTH-MAKING AND SYNCHRONICITY
Stoked to share my full talk from the New Frontiers gathering in NZ last February. I really enjoyed drawing the arc of my work, from One Week Job to Sacred Economics to Occupy Love, and Amplify Her. An excerpt:
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SHORT - THE LIBRARIAN - AMPLIFY HER
Andrea Graham is known as the Librarian, but don't be fooled by her deceptively quiet composure. Bass Coast Festival co-founder and music curator has been making some very loud noises up and down the Pacific Northwest for the better part of a decade. Along with a few other talented shooters, I edited this short for our AMPLIFY HER series.
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TAMERA'S ONLINE COURSE - HEALING OF LOVE
Exciting news for those of you around the world who want to deepen in Tamera's research of "love free from fear" - they are launching a new online course that will draw upon decades of experience and research. The program starts on July 8th and runs through August 25th. It will include videos from Tamera's Global Love School, recorded talks and interviews, core study texts, creative assignments and online interaction with a global learning community.
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Q&A: UNDERSTANDING TAMERA'S APPROACH TO FREE LOVE
As alternative forms of partnership continue to rise, many raise fears and doubts about losing the possibility of deep partnership.
Is free love and monogamy a contradiction? Not at Tamera, where the commitment to truth is the foundation of any deep partnership (and the emerging peace culture). Watch this short I filmed on a break during the Global Love School.
SPRING TOUR DATES
After almost 3 months on the road this year I'm spending the summer relatively stationary. That said, I will be speaking at a few festivals this summer - full details below!
» JULY 22-24 - SQUAMISH, BC - BLESSED COAST - FB RSVP - WEBSITE
Additional dates to be added.
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