Since 2020 the Book “Sex, Masculinity and God” came out, I have been involved in men´s work and the topic masculinity.
It has been an interesting ride since then!
This weekend I will be presenting with my brilliant co-authors Cadell Last and Kevin Orosz at the Mann-Sein Konferenz 11th+12th of June in Berlin, organized by the magnificent John Aigner. You are very welcome to join.
The last weekend I have been at the Männerfestival, very well organized by Franz Josef Neuwirt-Wildberger in Austria and the weekend before I joined a leadership summit of the European Men´s Gathering in Denmark. I actually did not expect doing such things in my life, but since the written and spoken reflection with my co-authors the infinite scope of this topic opened up.
Good friends have argued with me and were worried if I have rejections on feminism because of talking and doing workshops for masculinity. I found their impulsive rejection of masculinity, actually, more interesting.
I came from a pretty social deconstructive academic past and found myself lost in mental categories. I don´t mean that categories and politics of common agreements are less important and in the same manner gender equality, but when interacting personally, I could find better answers for behavior in psychoanalytic traditions and in Tibetan Buddhism, both uncovering the unconscious drive towards our consciousness.
Since I have been studying and organizing institutions and events around consciousness, the turn towards the unconscious was inevitable, not only because of personal traumas but also because of curiosity. The shadow of our consciousness are our chains of determination, our autopilot. Most of it plays out in our intimate relationship: Our relationship to our mother and father, as well as any other deep relationship, but also our relationship to ourselves.
I believe that if we dig deep and look inside we can have much better friends, partners, and family members. We are processing a hard time with lock-downs, covered faces, and a war in our neighborhood. Emotional distancing and anxiety are around every corner.
I see this time as a chance to make this a better world and for now I see so much potential, if we work from the inside out. That means acknowledge yourself, fix your intimate relationships and move from there. Not everything is 100% fine, but we work through it, and we don’t hide behind the screen or in the delirium of alcohol, drugs, and porn.
I am very thankful for people that taught me how to fight for truth even when it hurts, relationships that taught me to love myself and the other equally and mentors that also taught me how to teach.
Life takes very funny turns, but I am happy to represent a cultural edge (again) that is so alive: A masculinity that can hold difference among each other and from each other, work on sexual awareness and deep dives into bio-energetics and shadows of our contemporary collective.
See you in Berlin!
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Finally, the three of us met in person. Thanks to the European Men’s Gathering 2021 hosting the event. See you next year !
A real pleasure to be interviewed by my friend Xerxes Voshmgir at his Podcast Challeging ParadigmX. In here I focus on my personal journey of life and curiosity and my insights into consciousness bridging spirituality and science.
I have been invited as a keynote speaker to the International Society of System Science Conference this year (https://www.isss.org/online-2021/) to talk about masculinity and was asked to prepare a video in case the technology does not work since it is an online conference. I am happy to share it with you:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcPLG5_9l4&t=124s
Kevin, Cadell and me have been invited by the Manisphesto network to speak about Sex, Masculinity and God which ended up in appreciating learning processes along generations in different settings. Thanks to Owen Cox!
I have been if a compilation of some of my videos could be used to help people to sleep. I got a lot of good feedback and considering doing some more in this direction. Thanks !
Interview with Psychology 360
It has been a pleasure to engage in wonderful question with Simon Weissenberger on the Podcast “Psychology 360”.
The topics we deepened in our conversation reached from the book “Sex, Masculinity and God” to the human and psychological crisis we are facing right now due to COVID-19 with the consequences of emotional-social distancing to the digital beginnings of web3 with the possibility of token economy and its future implications.
The Stoa is a digital campfire around the most intriguing topics at the knife’s edge of what is happening now. Highly appreciated the level of interaction and questions on these 2 sessions with Tyson Wagner!
Here is Part I
And because we really enjoyed it… Part II:
Thanks to Rafael for the interview on his podcast!
Vielen Dank an Rafael für das Interview für seinen Podcast!
I have been inerviewed by the Remo, I dear friend I never met in person but we connect on a very beautiful way, evertime we speak.
Here is the youtube-video of my talk about the universal cultural patterns of becoming whole and healthy in higher sense of coherence.
My aim was it, to show how different approaches in different cultures operated with stories, figures and symbols towards similar mechnism of overcoming the shadows and the illusion of things towards a kind of light. This small introduction into my talk has to be seen in itself as a repeating pattern of words in narrative sequences, which enfolds themselves in time. At the very core of any good story lies the truth, the beauty, the wisdom and the compassion especially to those close and next to you on an equal basis. The stories tells us an narrative sequence which can be perceived as an imagine of oneself, to the extend one can identify and detache oneself it. “What do we understand?” sets up the horizon tied to the ability of your consciousness through compassion.
Thank you very much for the invitation to the conference and to have the pleasure to introduce the whole topic.
It was a pleasure to give a lecture on the Coordinates of Consciousness from the “Here and Now”. Thank to all the organization. Especially to the Youth Council, led by Dennis Johnson.
Here is the Prezi-presentation for you.
The International Congress “Worlds of Consciousness 2019” was a great success!
After a short introduction of the past activities of the ECR- Institute, Marco Bischof jumped spontanously in, to give an overview on the work of Brenda Dunne and Roger Nelson, higlightening their influence and importance in the current debate about mind-matter-interaction.
Brenda Dunne gave her presentation describing her work with Robert Jahn and telling anecdotes from her experiences. Roger Nelson impressed the audience with his Global Consciousness Project, which in short says “We are all connnected” and delivers global coherent data during global events based on random-generators spread all over the world. Sacinanda Swami led the whole congress with the vibration of the OM-chantinginto a delightfull meditation. Christopher Bache opened up heaven with the diamonds he found during his LSD-experiences and ater lunch Jan Rak showed the physical reality based on quantum terms. Ervin Lazlo send his message about the illusion of the separation between spirituality and science. Regina Hess brought the feminine energy in the hall. Coming to the end, Mathias Schüz precisely showed how ethical business works and Christian Halper and Marcus Schmieke set down the vision to investigate further the information field theories and practices as well as to strenghen networks and collaborations among like-minded institutions.
The presentations will be soon online. Thanks to everybody particitpating and making the event possible. Special thanks to Marcus Schmieke, Christian Halper, Nadine Förster, Hans-Werner Quast, Christopher Sauter, Falk Hubalt, Mathias Polnicky, Jonas Werner and Dong Doan and many more.
- Episode 1: Reality of Sexual Difference
- Episode 2: Historical Emergence of Traditional Archetypes
- Episode 3: Religious and Evolutionary Worldviews
- Episode 4: Gender Trouble – Challenges of Queer Theory
- Episode 5: Masculinity and Masculine Movements
- Episode 6: Pain and Suffering in Sexuality
- Episode 7: Relations and Absolutes
- Episode 8: Ethics and Morality
- Episode 9: Future of Sexuality
- Episode 10: Love and Death
The conference of the Institute of Noetic Science this year in Santa Barbara, California has been an inspiring conference by having equally men and woman, spirituality and science presenting. I have never left so many business cerds behind. I will come back. Have a look into their programs! Dean Radin, the head of research really is a character. I got the chance to speak to him. Asthonishing and precise work.
The impression of the biggest scientific conference on consciousness in the year have been: the work of Harald Atmaspacher, Embodiment Sessions, espcially of Donata Schöller, and keynote of Mark Solms about the importance of emotions and feelings related to consciousness. There are many more to mention, on my opinion these were my highlights beside of many talks and chats in breaks and the evennings.
I did the following poster presentation proposing a “Multi-value Perspective of Processing Existential Consciousness in Terms of Cybernetics and System Science“. It is a Synthesis of the work of Peyn, Luhmann, Heinrichs, Bateson and Günther. Talking with Heinrich about it later he would suggest some redefinements. The steps might not be 100% congruently, but a way to see an repeating pattern.