Meeting our monsters: what lies at the heart of patriarchy?

What lies at the heart of patriarchy? Looking to potential solutions, we ask: how can addressing the Mother Wound allow men to (re)establish a profound sense of connection to this earth, and to others, that they are deeply, and naturally longing for?

Continuing on from the previous module, we’ll connect the dots through the psychological and mythic roots of patriarchy, to explain the ongoing, destructive drive for masculine domination. We invite a look within towards internal narratives that shape behaviour and thus, culture. We will also look outwards, through the mythopoetic lens, illuminating ancient stories and revising cultural myths, exploring the stories the patriarchy has coopted and constructed.


Bayo Akomolafe

Bayo Akomolafe (PhD) is Chief Curator and Executive Director of The Emergence Network.

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Ian MacKenzie

Ian MacKenzie is a filmmaker and writer who lives on the Salish Sea with his partner and young son.

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Pat McCabe

Pat McCabe (Weyakpa Najin Win, Woman Stands Shining) is a Diné (Navajo) mother, grandmother, activist, artist, writer, ceremonial leader, and international speaker.

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