Course Title: Resurrecting and Restoring the Divine Masculine
Format: Self-Paced – You may join anytime
Guides/Instructors: Lauri Ann Lumby
Registration: register online
Length: 7 lessons
The purpose of this course is to provide a platform and a guide for those interested in reclaiming the unrealized Divine Masculine that already dwells within them. In this, we discard the Unholy Masculine which is rooted in fear, power and control, and resurrect the loving provision and protection that brings balance and wholeness to us all.
- 7 self-guided, online lessons centered on experiential and embodied learning.
- Knowledge based lessons integrated with mindfulness and creativity based activities.
- Reflection and optional discussion.
- For people of all genders
The Divine Masculine is the power within us to be a source of loving provision and protection for ourselves and for those in our care. The Divine Masculine is part of our original nature as men and women who have been created in the image of the Divine. While we have been conditioned to think of the masculine as strictly related to male, the Divine Masculine is inherent within all of us regardless of our gender identification. When the Divine Masculine is fully embodied, the qualities that we have been conditioned to think of as the positive qualities in men, emerge out of all of us – qualities related to action, provision, protection, setting boundaries, getting needs met, and building (to name a few). Under the reign of the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine, humanity thrives – moving toward our original state which is one of peace, contentment and joy where we live in harmony with one another in beloved partnership and cooperative engagement.
Unfortunately, the Divine Masculine (along with the Divine Feminine) has been sorely missing in our world. Between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago (depending on whose theory you subscribe to), humanity experienced a dramatic change in our societal constructs. In this, the Divine within all of us was supplanted by the unholy aspects of our human nature. Fear took hold and with it the Unholy Masculine and the Unholy Feminine were born.
The Unholy Masculine arises out of and conditions us through fear. It creates oppressive behavioral patterns and institutional structures, while building hierarchies which privilege one (race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, etc.) over another. Under the reign of the Unholy Masculine the majority suffer. The only ones who benefit from that which arises out of the Unholy Masculine are the few who have placed themselves in positions of power.
The Unholy Feminine is powerless in the face of the power of the Unholy Masculine, resulting in either manipulative, deceitful, or victim behaviors used as a way to try to regain that power. Again, this Unholy Feminine is present within all of us, regardless of our gender identification.
The Authentic Jesus as an historical example of the Divine Masculine.
In this course we turn to the Western model of the Divine Masculine as it was lived out through Jesus of Nazareth who became Christ. Piercing through the religious dogma and doctrine that has imprisoned Jesus’ message of love, partnership and equality, we find the original Jesus – a human being who came to know and understand his true Divine nature, thus embodying his full divinity (masculine and feminine). In doing so, he became both fully Divine and fully human, the ultimate intention of the human experience. To use the language of modern psychology, Jesus became self-actualized – knowing who he was, what his gifts were, and how he was called to share these gifts. He was able to live for the sake of his own fulfillment and in service to the betterment of the world. Jesus then sought to guide his disciples in doing the same.
Mary, called Magdalene, is the only one of Jesus’ disciples who was said to have completed this process of initiation (“healed of seven demons”), applying Jesus’ example and teachings, and becoming fully self-actualized herself. Here, Mary (Magdalene) becomes the model of the Divine Feminine.
But more than this, Jesus and Mary together provide the example of the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine as present, integrated and fully embodied within all of humanity.
This is our goal – to follow the example set forth by Jesus and then fulfilled through Mary Magdalene – to create an opportunity to welcome the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine within us and to embody them fully in our lives. In this, we realize our full Divine nature as present within our human form and here we find peace – not only for ourselves, but for all of humanity. It is here that we become “the change we want to see in the world.”