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Ways of Woman: Embracing Authentic Female Identity, Authority & Wisdom...

Ways of Woman: Embracing Authentic Female Identity,  Authority & Wisdom... | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it

Next course starts September 2013

 

Part One: Sept 29 - Oct 5, 2013:
Everything is Born of Woman - discovering the feminine field and defining our true female identity.

 

Part Two: April 27- May 3, 2014
From Tyrant to Consort - transforming our relationship to men and the Masculine and opening to Passion, Power & Pleasure

 

Part Three: Sept. 28 -  Oct. 4, 2014
Woman, to thy own self be true - When sleeping women awake, mountains move

 

TASTER EVENTS WITH CHRISTINE AND HELENA APRIL 2013:

 

THURSDAY 11 APRIL OSLO

FRIDAY 12 APRIL LONDON

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The Joy of Old Age. (No Kidding.)

The Joy of Old Age. (No Kidding.) | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it
At 80, I often feel life is about to begin, only to realize it is almost over.
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A beautiful teaching of how become and Elder, not simply growing old

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In one sentence, Iain Banks speaks volumes about marriage

In one sentence, Iain Banks speaks volumes about marriage | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it
Andrew Brown: The dying writer's eloquent report of his proposal casts light on the question of what it means to marry someone
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One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it
I refuse to watch as more than a billion women experience violence on the planet. I'm joining V-Day on 02.14.13 in a global strike to demand an end to the violence.
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Can you feel the power in your body as you connect to the fact that women are uniting across the globe like this? Can you feel the years, the centuries, of women's creativity, power, love, passion, life-giving care and nourishmnet simply taken for granted or even disregarded as having any worth?

 

This is the V-Day we have been waiting for. Whereever you are, grab your neighbour, your sister, your mother and grandmother and change your accociations with 14th Feb. for ever.  

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Why Thinking Too Small Increases Your Food Bill

Why Thinking Too Small Increases Your Food Bill | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it
Albert Einstein famously said "We won't solve present problems with the same thinking that created them", so reminding us that it's the inadequate way we think about our problems that always explains our inability to solve them.
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John has for many years been a pioneer for understanding the very real potentials for any of us to play a pivotal role in global changes simply by having the courage to become responsible for our own choices and actions. His initial inspiration was an idea whose time has finally come.

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Requiem for a New Delhi Rape Victim

Requiem for a New Delhi Rape Victim | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it
Requiem for a New Delhi Rape Victim
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Just talking will no longer do - by ANDRE VLTCHEK

 

This piece must be read by anyone genuinely concerned about the changes happening in the world. Andre Vltchek is looking at the larger context in which such crimes are able to take place. He qoutes Vandana Shiva saying: 

 

Rape cases and cases of violence against women have increased over the years. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reported 10,068 rape cases in 1990, which increased to 16496 in 2000. With 24,206 cases in 2011, rape cases jumped to incredible increase of 873% from 1971 when NCRB started to record cases of rape. And Delhi has emerged as the rape capital of India, accounting for 25% of cases.

 

and in her summery she goes straight to the core of the problem:

 

And Economic systems influence culture and social values. An economics of commodification creates a culture of commodification, where everything has a price, and nothing has value… The growing culture of rape is a social externality of economic reforms. We need to institutionalize social audits of the neo-liberal policies, which are a central instrument of patriarchy in our times.

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Our Philosophy | The centre for Gender Psychology

Our Philosophy | The centre for Gender Psychology | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it

We need a new understanding of gender and a new vision for partnership. A major part of the problem is the widespread misunderstanding about the difference between the sexes. Difference is not the same a equality, nor is it built on cultural gender roles, although these hugely affect how people think and feel about being men or women. It is rare today to have a sense of power and dignity in our own gender. Western psychology has failed to find models which honour and empower us in our differences, and we lack initiation into the wisdom of our own gender groups. We need to rediscover what it means to be a man or a woman, how to cooperate with the evolutionary opportunities now available to us and how to celebrate our difference in creative partnership.

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Find the love you seek with the one you are with - and learn to make it last and grow!

Find the love you seek with the one you are with - and learn to make it last and grow! | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it

A Man and A Woman - The Trilogy. Unique couples programme for intimate partners

 

Part One: Dancing in the Dark - from conflict to (com)passion. 3-day course for committed couples wanting to improve, enrich and awaken their relationships to it's full potential.

 

Part Owo: Keeping the Flame Alive & The Sexual Soul - maturing sexual intimacy and deepening joy and pleasure in a lasting relationship. One-week residential

 

Part Three: Between Heaven & Earth - potent intimacy and the co-creative partnetship. One week residential.

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Strategies For Helping Yourself If You Are In A Misogynistic Relationship, Part I

Strategies For Helping Yourself If You Are In A Misogynistic Relationship, Part I | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it

Most men are good, imperfect, loving and lovable men, just like most women.

However, there are the odd bad apples in the mix and if you find yourself in a relationship with a partner who leaves you  increasingly depressed, tired, with loss of confidence and a sense of confusion and isolation, this may help you gain the courage to question the image of yourself that he is reflecting back to you. 

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Training in Creative CoupleWork

Training in Creative CoupleWork | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it

Working with couples IS different!

 

Before we were able to conceive Creative CoupleWork we had to integrate the tough learning from our own relationship with our studies with all kinds of teachers worldwide, alongside our clinical experience of two decades as psychotherapists.
Finally, we developed a creative approach that we know really works and have been successfully training others in for over 10 years, in the UK and Scandinavia.

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97% Owned: New Documentary. When money drives almost all activity on the planet, it's essential that we understand it.

97% Owned: New Documentary. When money drives almost all activity on the planet, it's essential that we understand it. | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it

 Yet simple questions often get overlooked - questions like:

where does money come from?

Who creates it?

Who decides how it gets used?

And what does that mean for the millions of ordinary people who suffer when money and finance breaks down?

97% Owned is a new documentary that reveals how money is at the root of our current social and economic crisis. Featuring frank interviews and commentary from economists, campaigners and former bankers, it exposes the privatised, debt-based monetary system that gives banks the power to create money, shape the economy, cause crises and push house prices out of reach.

Fact-based and clearly explained, in just 60 minutes it shows how the power to create money is the piece of the puzzle that economists were missing when they failed to predict the crisis.

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Her Circle :: A Magazine of Women's Creative Arts and Activism

Her Circle :: A Magazine of Women's Creative Arts and Activism | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it

HerCircleEzine.com is an online magazine of women’s creative arts and activism from around the globe. By celebrating artists and writers whose work addresses the social issues of our time, we strive to bring these issues to the fore, whilst reaffirming connections between art, politics, and life.
Artists and writers featured in HerCircleEzine.com use their work as a means of addressing identity, gender, ethnicity, politics, and statutes that surround and shape women’s lives, challenging us to reevaluate and re-imagine the world in which we live.

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The Age of Stupid | Spanner Films

The Age of Stupid | Spanner Films | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it

The Age of Stupid stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, The Usual Suspects, Brassed Off) as a man living in the devastated future world of 2055, looking back at old footage from our time and asking: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?

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VIDEO: How to Share Difficult Information with Friends Without Losing Friendships

VIDEO: How to Share Difficult Information with Friends Without Losing Friendships | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it
Learn some helpful tips from THRIVE Filmmakers about discussing controversial information with family and friends.
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This is a topic that is probably known to many of us but rarely address. If you can find 10 min in your day, have a look and let me know what you think. Thanks.

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Dustin Hoffman Breaks Down Crying Explaining Something That Every Woman Sadly Already Experienced

Dustin Hoffman Breaks Down Crying Explaining Something That Every Woman Sadly Already Experienced | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it
A famous actor makes a frightening discovery about women and barely keeps it together explaining why.
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This is short and straight to the point - watch it to the end please!

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Rachel Lovie's comment, July 11, 2013 2:35 PM
Wow! Something that seems so obvious to us women, and yet took this sensitive, insightful, intelligent man 40 odd years to realise. And it's not like he's god's gift as a man either - you'd have thought it might have occurred to him before. I don't know whether to feel despair or elation at this.
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A Message From Eve

Eve extends her gratitude to the ONE BILLION of you who are practicing and preparing, organizing, singing, dancing, and writing for an end to violence agains...
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Emotions Can Change Your DNA

Emotions Can Change Your DNA | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it
Scientific evidence in the last half century clearly shows that your emotions, the good ones and the bad, affect you in multiple ways: health, schoolwork, job performance, relationships and much more.

Via The BioSync Team
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The BioSync Team's curator insight, December 20, 2012 8:12 PM

Everything depends on our internal consciousness and external awareness. The KEY is translating this knowledge into practical everyday actions that will enliven and enrich our body, mind and spirit. For me, it starts and ends with an ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE!

The BioSync Team's comment, December 20, 2012 8:15 PM
And, another interesting read:
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2011/09/02/scientist-prove-dna-can-be-reprogrammed-by-words-and-frequencies/
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man-womanproject

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man-womanproject:

Co-creating power, beauty and dignity in relationships through transformative courses for women and men.

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How can men and women come together beyond the confines of traditional gender roles in a truly equal, creative, and liberated relationship?We have been busy with this question for over twenty years. Through our research and work with hundreds of men and women in Scandinavia, Europe and the UK, we’ve uncovered some intriguing insights into both the barriers and vehicles for ending the illusion of the battle of the sexes. 
 
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The Trilogy: Part One

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A dream you dream alone is only a dream.  A dream you dream together is reality  ~ John Lennon...

 

Part One:
Dancing in the Dark - from Conflict to (Com)Passion.

 

13 -17 May,  2013 Eden Roc Hotel, Girona, Spain.

 

5-days intensive and  enriching retreat for committed couples wanting to awaken their relationships to it's full potential. Can be taken alone or followed up with two further week-long retreats for in-depth exploration of sex and intimacy in long-term relationships. 

 

We have been doing these courses for nearly two decades now, so we know they work!!

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Ways of Woman: introduction

Ways of Woman: introduction | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it

 

This is one of the most comprehensive programmes offered for women who wish to embody and trust their own female power, wisdom and vision.

 

Next course starts September 2013

 

TASTER EVENTS WITH CHRISTINE AND HELENA APRIL 2013:

 

THURSDAY 11 APRIL OSLO

FRIDAY 12 APRIL LONDON

 

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Simpol.org -  Campaign concept

Simpol.org -  Campaign concept | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Simultaneous Policy (Simpol) global website. Breaking down the barriers to solving world problems. Introducing the concept. Simultaneous Policy (Simpol). Global Site.

 

John Bunzl has been developing this project for many years , quietly preparing behind the scenes. His genius concept is finally receiving the attention it deserves and the world needs. And you can be part of it!

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The bedroom blues.

The bedroom blues. | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it

 

In her 50s, she has a wonderful relationship with her husband – except for one thing. No sex. Does it matter? Of course it does.

 

Read the article; See the film; Read our book; If you recognise some of these issues from your own relationship, be reasurred that you are not alone and your marriage is not a failure. Nor is settling for what you have, having affairs or separating are the only possible outcomes.

While women tend to be better able to recognise and voice their longing for more intimacy, men are often unaware of how much they can gain from daring to open to their own longing for love and intimacy. There is nothing soft about learning to be  potent and intimate parners. Allow your intimate relationship be the most important aspect of your life and both career and children will benefit beyond your expectations. 

 

Join us is Spain in May 2013 and get ready to be surprised at the untapped potential of your relationship! 

 

 

 

 

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Sexual Grounding Therapy, International Training in France

Sexual Grounding Therapy, International Training in France | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it

What is Sexual Grounding Therapy?

 

In Sexual Grounding Therapy, sexuality does not refer to only genital activity, but is understood as a wholebody expression. It is one in which body, heart and mind act as a unified whole to establish vital contact with others in authentic bonding and separation experiences.

 

We all seek sexual and emotional fulfilment in our adult companionships. This often proves deeply challenging, however, as we seem unconsciously compelled to act out early childhood patterns. For we learn to be more attuned to external expectations than to expressing - or even knowing - our own emotional or body reality. This gives rise to much confusion and misunderstanding, resulting in both internal and external conflicts.

 

Sexual Grounding Therapy prioritises an experience of sexual completeness and love within the individual first. Thus it opens up new possibilities of relating. Becoming ‘sexually grounded’ means to experience a steady stream of! excitement and love in simply being oneself. When this internal dynamic stability can support the excitement of the sexual and loving energy in the body it promotes the natural development of the individual’s full being and personality as a sexual and relational man or woman.

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Thought for the Day - Alastair McIntosh

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Alastair: In the past few days Pussy Riot’s closing statements from the dock have gone on the web. To me they’re a stunning case of liberation theology – of theology that seeks to free that which gives life, by liberating theology itself.

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The Pachamama Alliance - Bring Forth A Thriving, Just, and Sustainable World

The Pachamama Alliance - Bring Forth A Thriving, Just, and Sustainable World | Man-Woman Project | Scoop.it

Amazon Dreaming: the New Frontier and Ecuador's Courageous President

Amazon Dreaming: the New Frontier and Ecuador’s Courageous President

By John Perkins

I had not forgotten the rain forests or the incredible plants and animals that live here. Or the people – the Achuar and Shuar. They are with me every day – as I jog, walk and meditate in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, near my Washington home. Yet being here again, sleeping in an Achuar home, palm-leaf thatching above my head, rising to the sounds of the jungle, and listening to the wisdom of the shamans has re-awakened in me a new sense of both urgency and hope.

These people, these plants and animals live on the frontier. Physically, it is not unlike the frontiers of history. But it is also a frontier never before experienced by human beings. It is the frontier of an awakening consciousness.

This small country that lies at the center of the earth, right on the Equator, is a microcosm for our entire planet. It is both blessed and cursed with an abundance of resources. Judged by modern economics, the most important of these is oil. When I first came here as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1968, oil was touted as the savior that would catapult Ecuador out of poverty and into the type of society we all thought we were creating for ourselves back then – a socially just and environmentally sustainable one (the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission was established in 1965 and the first Earth Day was in 1970!). Instead oil has resulted in immeasurable ecological damage, social disruption, political intrigue (including assassinations and coups), overwhelming debt, and an economy that is radically skewed to favor the rich.

Sound familiar? Unfortunately that is the story of modern “development” – what I defined in Hoodwinked as a new economic agenda that emerged in the 1970s and has oppressed us ever since. Predatory capitalism. As expressed by the economist Milton Friedman, its sole goal is to maximize corporate profits, regardless of the social and environmental costs. It is a form of insanity that has created a world where less than 5% of us (who live in the U.S.) consume almost 30% of the planet’s resources while half the world is on the verge of starving, or actually dying of starvation. Worse still: of that 5% about .0000035% control more assets than 50% of the rest. It is a total failure, not a model that can be replicated in China, India, Africa, or Latin America.

But there is another story. It is a story that is unfolding in Ecuador. The story of changing consciousness. The indigenous people here tell us that “the world is as you dream it” and that our dream of extreme material wealth has become a nightmare. It’s time to recognize that oil is not the most valuable resource. Our forests, our rivers, lakes, and oceans, our air, our plants and animals – the gifts of nature – are the true resources that sustain our lives and our souls. It is time to dream a new dream. And to take actions that materialize this new dream.

Ecuador’s courageous president, Rafael Correa, honors the dream of the people of the forests. He was the driving force behind the first constitution in history to assure inalienable rights for nature. He renegotiated contracts with Big Oil to guarantee that his people would gain a reasonable share of oil profits. He is determined to transform his country into a model that can be replicated, one that will gift our grandchildren with a sustainable, just, and peaceful world.

As I and other members of The Pachamama Alliance sat in council with Achuar leaders and shamans we heard time and again that although Rafael Correa is president of their country and a man who holds a Ph.D in economics from the University of Illinois, he is also a person who walks a tightrope. Having been an economic hit man I know exactly what they mean. The pressure exerted by the corporatocracy on our leaders – whether in Quito or Washington D.C. – is daunting. President Zalaya of Hondurous was overthrown in a coup in 2009 because he took a stand against the exploitation of human and natural resources by Dole, Chiquita, Russell Athletics, and other multinationals. President Correa himself survived an attempted coup in 2010. President Obama watched the head of the IMF (and candidate for president of France) brought down by the accusation of a NYC hotel chambermaid. Chiefs of State are vulnerable today, not just to bullets and plane crashes; the threat of character assassination by rumor and innuendo is a potent reality.

The Achuar, like indigenous people around the world, told us that we – you and I, not our leaders – must be the agents of change. We must stand behind the Correas and Obamas. We must support them. And we must act. If we want change, we must dream a new dream and then we must take actions every day to manifest it and to inspire our leaders to do the right thing.

I sat in a dugout canoe on the Capahuari River near the border between Ecuador and Peru. Thousands of miles of rain forest stretched out around me. I was truly on the frontier. I thought about the determination of Daniel Boone and other frontier people to conquer the wilderness and create a safer, more comfortable life for their offspring. And about how that dream became a nightmare addiction to the extreme materialism that now pushes us to the brink of disaster.

Suddenly a pair of pink dolphins surfaced. They frolicked in the water near the canoe. I thought about how these saltwater mammals had adjusted to the fresh waters of this river that is a very long way from the ocean. And then I thought about the new frontier. The frontier of our awakening consciousness.

As I watched those dolphins I had no doubt that we will succeed. We will dream a new dream and come together to manifest it. It will take energy, perseverance, and discipline. And it will take a bit of dolphin-style frolicking.

This amazing jungle, the most biologically diverse place on our planet, the indigenous people who live here, the plants and animals and the courageous president of Ecuador are crafting the new story. And it is also being crafted by so many – the Occupy Movement, Arab Spring, other Latin American and African leaders who are standing strong to defend their lands and cultures, the bloggers, the millions of postings on Face Book, Twitter, YouTube, and the multifarious evolving voices of social networking.

The fact that you are reading this newsletter means that you are part of the awakening. Welcome to the frontier. To learn more about what you can do: www.pachamama.org.

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