2, 3 & 4 augusti 2019 | 6th international STORYTELLING FESTVAL
The Sacred Masculine
Gamla Bion | Örsundsbro | Sweden
It is probably not an exaggeration to state that the vast majority of all that we see around us
– buildings, technical devices, social structures and what not –
is created by masculine inventivity, will and work power.
Although this initially might have been a reason for gratefulness, humankind is now
confronted by the negative aspects, the shadowside of all this male activity
– like the distortion of nature, torturing of animals, suppression of women,
racism, misuse of power, sexual dominance and abuse etc.
In our attempts to compensate for these results of the unbalanced, destructive masculine
we long time have turned our hope towards the feminine.
And yes, a lot of women [and quite some men] have nurtured
the aspects of the Sacred Feminine inside themselves and benefited greatly by that.
But, doesn’t this sound in a way like an unhealthy codependence?
Must humankind turn itself to mammy, because daddy is misbehaving?
How would it be to help daddy to come to his senses instead?
This festival is an invitation to search inside ourselves
– through meditation and the power of stories –
for an aspect we all for seldom – if at all – hear about:
The Sacred Masculine.
What is it and how does it look like?
How does it smell and especially, how does it feel?
How would it be if we could create an inner image
that might serve us as a compass?