The trouble is many men are not dwelling in a man-mind; they are still living the boy-mind.
The ManKind Project takes men who have not had this opportunity and brings them into man space using the New Warrior Training Adventure.
I feel hopeful that there are many of these boy-to-man type initiations. Maybe one day the ManKind Project will no longer need to initiate boy-men into men.
Wouldn't that be wonderful.
Bravehearted Old-faithful Wolf
From Pathways Foundation; a group in Australia initiating boys to men.
Difference between Boy and Man Psychology
- I seek acknowledgment
- I want it all for me
- Power is for my benefit
- I am the centre of the universe
- I believe I am immortal
- I take no responsibility for my actions
- I want a mother
Healthy Man Psychology
- I seek that which I believe in
- I share with my community
- Power is for the good of all
- I am just part of the universe
- I know I am mortal
- I take full responsibility for my actions
- I want relationship with a woman
The shift from boy to man psychology is not one that occurs naturally. The difference in the two are so fundamental that a significant event is required for this to happen. It is the role of the elders within the community to create such an event or there is a risk that boy psychology will persist into adulthood.