Coming to terms

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Blessing: An affirmation of manhood that only men can bestow on other men.

Checking in: Becoming aware of your body and your feelings and being emotionally "present."

Father wound: Emotionally injury from a father’s abuse or neglect.

Father hunger: An emotional need for the blessing of other men.

King: An archetype expressing the part of a man that blesses or honors others.

Lover: An archetype expressing the part of a man that feels.

Magician: An archetype expressing the part of a man that transforms and facilitates.

Safe container: A safe environment where feelings are welcome.

Shadow bag: A metaphorical place to stuff feelings that are stunted or not permitted.

Warrior: An archetype expressing the part of a man that acts with precision and integrity.

Warrior work: Coming to terms with father wounds through facilitated activities with other men. Michael Jackman is a writer and copy editor for Metro Times. Send comments to [email protected]

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Michael Jackman

Born in 1969 at Mount Carmel hospital in Detroit, Jackman grew up just 100 yards from the Detroit city line in east Dearborn. Jackman has attended New York University, the School of Visual Arts, Northwestern University and Wayne State University, though he never got a degree. He has worked as a bar back, busboy,...
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