Wild Men Rising
Empowering the Wild, Raw and Authentic Heart of Men!
July 2 – December 10 2017
(If you want to get updates on upcoming classes in 2019 please get in touch.)
Within the modern, industrialized world men have become separated from the wilderness surrounding them as well as the wildness within their own heart and guts. Not only is this separation negatively affecting the ecological challenges we find ourselves in, but it is limiting our very power as men. Power as in life force, sexual potency and sovereignty.
‘Wild Men Rising’ is designed to help you reclaim this power! It is meant to be a safe place for men of all ages and backgrounds to gather, to share and to explore their authentic Self and their wildness and gentleness with each other. Building a container for deep Self-exploration, embracing our feral nature, personal Kingship and sexual power. This class is designed to change your life!
This online class will cover the following subjects:
Rewilding the body
We will use breath work, movement, food and sex (among other things) to heal the mechanistic relationship most of us have developed with our body. We will actually get to know who we are in the flesh by giving us the things we really crave for physically and accessing the wisdom and male mysteries of our body in its strength and beauty.
Accessing the mind
We will take a closer look at how we mentally relate to our body, our sexuality, other people and the world around us. We will not only uncover the limiting beliefs which keep us from fully expressing our masculine nature and our true Self, but learn how to transform those beliefs and cultivate new ones which do actually serve us and will set us free.
Stalking the Shadows
Given the society and religions most of us are brought up in we have learned to suppress, reject and demonize the parts within us which are the most wild and most powerful. Journeying into the darkness of our soul and body using dream work, automatic writing and similar tools will enable us to form a closer relationship with these parts. Taking the first potent steps towards full Self-acceptance and Self-empowerment together.
Igniting the soul
All of this work will weave a web of power around and through you igniting the passion, wildness and desire within. By kindling this flame we are not only stepping more fully into our power as men sexually, but socially and politically as well. We will regain a sense of our power to initiate and nurture the changes we want to see in our personal life as well as the world at large.
And much more! Check out the details below.
How does it work?
- Every month there will be at least one video lecture discussing the general theme of the month (following the sacred cycle of the Elements of Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit).
- Every week 1 or 2 new assignments will be given for the next week. Some of them will be a bit more mentally oriented while others will ask you to get your hands dirty with mud.
- All materials will be sent to you via e-mail.
- Discussions about the lectures and assignments will take place in an exclusive online forum.
- Your participation is required! Every week you are expected to write a short check-in about your experiences with the assignments and material. Commenting on the check-ins of other participants is explicitly encouraged in order to build community.
- Have fun! This is not a class about being ‘good’ or tame. This is a class designed to help you set free and own your wild potential and masculinity.
Gwydion will make sure that your time together is enjoyable and deeply insightful.
About Gwydion Blackrose
Gwydion Blackrose is a natural psychic and spiritual teacher who empowers people internationally to come more fully into alignment with their true core essence, their sensuality and their wildness.
After studying Tarot cards and various mystical traditions since he was twelve years old Gwydion started teaching and reading cards professionally in 2012. He holds an university degree in Gender Studies and Religious Studies and has been an environmental and LGBT activist for most of his life. He loves spending time in nature, foraging, herbal medicine and dancing. He is also employed as a Youth Worker and counselor at the local LGBT center.
To find out more about Gwydion, read his whole story on his About page.
Find out more about Gwydion’s work by following him on Twitter and Facebook. Make sure to read his blog and watch his videos on YouTube.
“These five months of getting to know myself better were a reflective and also very encouraging time. Gwydion knows from the start where he wants to get you – which is the state of self-empowerment and rekindled wildness. And he knows how to get you there.
The continuation of each week’s topic felt rather natural and appropriate to me. In the end, I am very pleased how things played out. I feel clearly more in charge of my own physical and spiritual reality. It was very liberating to remember and reclaim aspects of myself that were subdued because of social conventions and my former desire to fit into current society. And exactly this kind of liberation is self-empowerment!
In the description of ‘Wild Men Rising’ Gwydion already mentions that this course is ‘designed to change your life’. And I can easily confirm that. That said: your development is dependent on your own will and ambition to change things in your life. If you do bring these along, you will end up transformed!“
“Wow, what an incredible journey Wild Men Rising has been for me.
Before starting the class I was concerned that I might not see it through to the end, or that I may not be able to stay engaged for the full five months. In the past I have lost interest in online classes somewhere along the way. That was definitely NOT the case with Wild Men Rising. Gwydion has created the perfect space within which to explore, grow and learn. The lessons and assignments are well structured, and interesting to dive into. The class as a whole has been very engaging, easy to understand, and has definitely kept me on my toes in terms of self-exploration. Some of the lessons and assignments can be challenging, as we look deeper into our beliefs and psyches, but those who are dedicated to their path will enjoy this kind of exploration.
I have experienced lots of synchronicity throughout my Wild Men Rising journey. The right lessons have appeared at the right time, and the themes of each element have fitted in with where I am on my spiritual path every single week!
For me personally, as a transgender male, I have found the assignments incredibly empowering. It has been a gift to me to be gently guided to the inner-knowing that masculinity has nothing to do with the body we were born with. It is a state of being that goes far beyond that. We have been told and lead to believe many things over the years, by the media and society, that have been damaging to both the male and female population (and everyone inbetween!).
Gwydion is a fantastic teacher, and he combines just the right amount of mental, emotional and intuitive knowing to provide a wonderful space in which to learn. He is able to hold space beautifully, and has done a great deal of his own inner work, which enables him to guide and support others on their journey. His knowledge of the five elements is impressive and inspiring!
I would definitely recommend this class to all who are interested in exploring their masculinity and gaining a deeper connection with themselves and nature as a whole.
Many Blessings and heartfelt thanks, Gwydion.”
Frequently asked questions
Who can be part of WMR?
Every man is invited to join regardless of religion, race, age, dis_ability, sexual orientation, gender history, etc. If you identify as a man and feel pulled towards this work – you are meant to be here!
Can I change plans later?
While you only will get the full benefit from participating in the whole class you are free to leave the class at any point. While there will be no refunds for this class every month in itself serves as a complete unit connecting you deeper to one of the five sacred Elements of Life and the corresponding aspects of your Self.