Lover, Warrior, Magician, King: A Group for Men with Marc Taylor, MA, Ed.S., LPC

Lover, Warrior, Magician, King: A Group for Men with Marc Taylor, MA, Ed.S., LPC

10 week series beginning January 25, 2017 and ending April 5, 2017 (no group on Wednesday, February 15, 2017)

Wednesdays from 11 am to 12 pm

Cost: 200 pesos per meeting or 1800 pesos for all 10 meetings (200 peso discount)

Registration: email Marc at mtaylornbr1706@gmail.com or call him at 044.415.153.0402

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This 10 week group is oriented to tasks of accessing and applying four central masculine archetypes. Based in the work of Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette, the group will explore the expression of these archetypes from “Boy psychology” to “Man Psychology.” Group members will have the opportunity to reveal the Shadow aspects associated with each archetype and bring them out into the light.

This workshop comes a time when men are faced, once again, with the challenges of discarding political and media driven stereotypes of the modern patriarchy in favor of accessing the strength of true masculinity. Another way to understand this is abandoning the restraints and abuses of “Boy Psychology” and embracing “Man Psychology”

This current challenge does not, have some have suggested, require less masculine power. It does offer the opportunity to have more mature masculine power. Therefore, in this group we will discover and celebrate authentic masculine power and potency for our own sake and relationships as well as find application to the wider world.

While this group experience is largely based in process and the building of relationship, it is structured to aid in understanding and development.

What follows is brief synopsis of the structure:

Meeting 1

From Boys to Men. A discussion of the four archetypes from the points of view of Boy Psychology and Man Psychology. Aspects of the “Shadow Archetype” are introduced. The Hero’s Journey is explored

Meeting 2

Masculine Ritual Process. Reflection on maturation, identification of ritual process and its players. Personal experience, successes and failures, and current challenges.

Meeting 3

Meet the “King” Discussion of the organizing, centering and procreative nature of the King Archetype in both Shadow and Fullness. We begin to look at developmental tasks that help bring this archetype to fullness in our individual lives. Individual homework is identified.

Meeting 3

You as King. Group process around the idea of identifying aspects of this archetype in our personal lives. Introduction of active imagination dialogue, invocation, admiration and “As IF” acting.

Meeting 4

Meet the Warrior. Discussion of the protecting, masterful, sacrificial service, and compassionate aspects of the Warrior in fullness and in Shadow. We look at the developmental tasks associated with this archetype Individual Homework is identified.

Meeting 5

You as the Warrior. Group process around the idea of identifying aspects of this archetype in our personal lives. Active Imaging and Admirations is practiced.

Meeting 6

Meet the Magician. Discussion of awareness, insight, separate realities and the “Observing ego.” We look at the developmental tasks associated with this Archetype. Individual homework is identified.

Meeting 7

You as the Magician. Group process around the idea of identifying aspects of this archetype in our personal lives. Invocation and as if acting is practiced.

Meeting 8

Meet the Lover. Discussion of play, sensuality, libido, universal holography and forgiveness aspects of the Lover in fullness and in Shadow. We look at the developmental tasks associated with this archetype. Individual homework is identified.

Meeting 9

You as the Lover. Group process around the idea of identifying aspects of this archetype in our personal lives. Active imaging is practiced.

Meeting 10

Integration and parting. We look at the strategies for integrating the four central archetypes and discuss our plans. Admiration is practiced in a parting ritual.

Marc Taylor, MA, Ed.S., LPC

Marc practices therapy founded in the understanding that a therapeutic relationship is grounded in unconditional positive regard, the sacred trust of confidentiality and a fundamental belief that we are all on a path to health and well-being. He brings to LifePath his 40 years of service to the growth and healing of individuals, organizations and communities. Marc earned his Bachelor Degree from Madison College. He earned a Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling at St. John’s University. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Psychology and the Educational Specialist degree from James Madison University where he also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Marc taught Counseling Theory and Techniques and wrote and taught a special course in Counseling with Men at James Madison University. Most recently he provided therapeutic services at a clinic serving the homeless in Richmond, Virginia as well as operating private practice.

Cost

200 pesos per meeting or 1800 pesos for all 10 meetings (200 peso discount)

Registration

To register, email Marc at mtaylornbr1706@gmail.com or call him at 044.415.153.0402.