The Mythic Masculine: A Conversation With Ian MacKenzie

In this episode, Carl speaks with Ian MacKenzie, host of the Mythic Masculine Podcast.

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

His films include Lost Nation Road, Amplify Her, Sacred Economics, Prayer to the Earth, an Indigenous Response to These Times.

For more than decade Ian has been tracking the global emergence of new culture. From the desert of Burning Man to the heart of Occupy Wall St, he has sought and amplified the voices of visionaries, artists and activists who have been working toward planetary system change.

In our conversation, we explore several of the rich themes that have woven through the conversations on the Mythic Masculine Podcast.

We explore dynamics of power, and what can shift in the experience of masculine and feminine polarities outside of a power-over structure. We look at the loss of wildness, and the domestication that many modern men experience. We also speak about embodiment, ritual, and rites of passage. We weave through many essential inquiries around what it means to be a man in these times. 

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By training and profession, I am a somatic educator. Over the past 25+ years I have trained in and taught modern dance, tai chi, Indian and Tibetan yoga, yoga therapy (specializing in back pain). I completed a 4-year professional Feldenkrais training in 2007 and a 3-year Embodied Life training in 2014. I also study and work with somatic meditation and the profound practice of embodied inner listening known as Focusing.