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             StoneSong 2019 

                                         

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Getting the Most From Your Male Magic

                                      January 18

 2 PM Eastern   1 PM Central   12 Noon, Mountain  11 AM Pacific   10 AM Alaska   9 AM Hawaii           3 PM Halifa       4 PM Asunción      7 PM Dublin, London       8 PM Rome, Berlin, Prague                    9 PM Capetown     11PM Tbilisi

                                                                January 19

                                   2:30 AM New Delhi   3 AM Hong Kong   6 AM Sydney

Doctors Robin Gorsline and Frank Dunn open a conversation with the challenge that you are a “magician,” and that men can often get more than they imagine by using their male magic creatively. First, though, we have to understand “magic” differently from how we generally think of it.  

"Magic" is often something we imagine to be fake. Stage magicians mesmerize children who soon learn to doubt appearances. Yet magicians still draw crowds and people pay to see performed what they know perfectly well cannot actually be done. But that's not real magic. Real magic takes a variety of forms. From ancient times, magicians were the ones who knew how things work, how to predict weather, how to cure illnesses. Magicians were not charlatans but shamans, medicine men and women, spiritual gurus and guides, priests, wizards. The Wright brothers accessed the archetype of the magician by daring to fly when people on both sides of the Atlantic were trying and failing. Builders, artists, engineers, performers: all are examples of those who "make the iron float," or do the seemingly impossible.

You are a magician because you’re human, and humans have enormous powers of all sorts that lie in us unsummoned and unused: powers of healing, powers to transform, powers to create, powers to change, powers to make the world a better place.  Frank and Robin invite you to explore the realm of our own male wizardry, both what we know and what we have yet to claim. Come and see how to access male magic that is potent beyond all the inhibitors and inhibitions we know so well—and sometimes invent to keep us comfortably unremarkable.

To join the conversation

  • pay whatever you can of the suggested fee ($15) [payment and other donations can be made here] 
  • register
  • familiarize yourself with Google Hangouts [this site may help]
  • have a webcam and working microphone
  • you'll get a link by email at least an hour before the conversation begins
  • hit the link when you get it and join us

It is our purpose to make all our events accessible to all men, excluding none for lack of funds. Give as you are able, and make it possible for someone else to participate. Tax deductible donations may always be made on our home page in the side bar.


Retreats   

              StoneSong 2019 


Altar in Temple at Stonesong 2016 (ed)

                

July 10-14, 2019, take your place in a fellowship of erotically awakened, spiritually aware, open-hearted men. Together we'll celebrate the presence of the Sacred in our bodies and honor the desires that spring from the depths of our souls. We'll affirm our place in Creation amidst the natural beauty of western Maryland's rolling hills.

Awaken your body and spirit every morning with gentle movement and meditation. Speak and listen from the heart as we gather in sharing circles. Work together for an hour every afternoon caring for the forested land on which we gather. Find joy, generosity, and healing in mindful, respectfully structured erotic experiences with your fellow travellers. 

Add an extra day (Sunday afternoon, July 14, through midday Monday, July 15) and go even deeper into the experience of connecting sex and spirit.

StoneSong Nature and Awareness Center is situated outside Flintstone, Maryland, about two hours west of the District of Columbia.

For full information, visit our retreat website. Then register.


Weekend Events

Our most recent weekend event took place in Virginia in April with nine men together Friday night through Sunday midday.  “Death and Rebirth in the Godbody and Your Body” was the theme, focusing on how the rites of spring such as Passover, Easter, Vernal Equinox, Beltane, and the Cherokee First New Moon festival all celebrate realities that we experience in our bodies, and particularly in our erotic expressions.  More weekend events are planned for 2019.  Keep connected (see the bottom of this page) to learn and plan.  

June 21-23, 2019 we’ll have a weekend at a private campground and spa in eastern Virginia.  The topic is “Midsummer Night Dreams” and will be a body-based exploration of fantasies, images, and symbols of Eros and Spirit. “Midsummer Night” is the name of the summer solstice in medieval England. It occurred on June 24 and was celebrated with great bonfires associated with mating and dating.                               


Training for Facilitators

Training for facilitators is offered periodically in different locations around the country. If you are interested in being trained to facilitate any of our meet-ups, brotherhood circles, retreats, or events, let us know.


Camping

Dates for camping trips will be posted in the spring of 2019. Organize your own with Jonathan’s Circle brothers and let us know. We’ll advertise it here, though we don’t officially sponsor it.  


Brotherhood Circles

Brotherhood circles are ongoing small groups that last between four and twelve months. For “meet-ups” in Washington, Fresno, and Los Angeles, see below.

If you are interested in organizing a circle, or if you would like to work with a small group (1-2 persons) in your area to plan an event such as a non-residential Saturday or Friday evening-Saturday event, be in touch with us.    


Meet-ups

Under the auspices of Meetup.com, a worldwide network of affinity groups of all sorts, Jonathan’s Circle has meet-ups currently in Washington, DC,  Los Angeles, and Fresno, CA. Become a member of Meetup.com and join us. Meet-ups are one-off circles in that they always consist of small groups of men who belong to our meet-up group, but each meeting is on a distinct theme and the group is always “new.” In contrast, men in our brotherhood circles commit to meet over a period of 4 to 12 months.  



Bookmark this page for further information. Better still, subscribe to Circling in the sidebar on the home page for updates and news on events and circles. When registering for a brotherhood circle, to download a registration form (for Brotherhood Circles only) go here (link is inactive because none is currently accepting registrations). Fill out the form and either scan, or print and email, to frank@jonathanscircle.org.  

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