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Coming to terms


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

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