Earth SonSpirit is a webgathering of like-minded indivduals, who acknowledge that men’s healing, wholeness and well-being occurs primarily through a process of self-discovery.
The community promotes the vision of the Awakened Warrior and the Sacred Male… men who daily seek and achieve balance with their inner and outer worlds, thereby exhibiting 12 Attributes of Manhood (also referred to as 12 Attributes Of Empowerment). These virtues are key, and a notable measurement in identifying Men of Distinction.
There were two important factors which led to the establishment of the Earth SonSpirit Online Community – the first being, my personal search for insight, healing, growth and a understanding into “what does it truly mean to be a man”… acknowledging the absence of such traditional teachings in this area within Western Culture.
The second factor was my wife’s (Tonya K. Freeman) personal research into the Divine Feminine – which led her to a deeper understanding of herself, and the creation of an online Yahoo women’s community, called The Art Of Femininity.
At the time of this writing, Earth SonSpirit is about to complete it’s 10th year of service – where both men and women are allowed to take part in exploring the nature and importance of the masculine in their lives, as we collectively seek alternatives to the predominate patriarchal model and influence.
Founded on January 13, 2001 – the first seven years, Earth SonSpirit was actively hosted on the Yahoo Network. In 2009, the community moved to the Ning Network, which offered additional opportunities for growth and expansion.
We have become a working community (closed to the public), open to earnest individuals who are serious about our work. All applicants will be challenged before approval – only those who express a willingness to work will be approved. All members are held accountable monthly to maintain a visibly active membership.
Earth SonSpirit offers members the opportunity to participate in ongoing discussions, comment on blog postings, videos – while becoming an active member of theme-related groups.
Exclusive “men-only” groups, include personal transformational chambers of Path To Becoming A Man (A Rites Of Passage Program), SonSpirit Lodge (An Online Vision Quest/Solitary Retreat), and Shadow Talk (A special laboratory to examine, share, support and advise on aspects the “shadow side” of life).
There is also ESS Mind Meld (A Monthly Men’s Tele-Gathering, using a Conference Call system) which allows men to fellowship and share through voicing our experiences. We also host an monthly internet radio broadcast on BlogTalk Radio – entitled ESS Council Fire.
There is always more being planned, which will be available as resources continue to appear.
Please stop by and check us out: http://earth-sonspirit.ning.com