A unique experience, listening to stories from all over the world. The stories have been gathered by Nick Clements over the past 30 years. He has lived and worked with indigenous people from many continents, and every telling is a different mixture of tales and first hand experiences. These stories may be thousands of years old but, they show us the way forward in our relationship to nature, our wilder nature, community, rites of passage, and even gender.
As we start to question the intelligence of our present culture, we wake to the possibility of more genders than just male and female. For many thousands of years this was clearly understood and accepted in many tribal cultures. Nick describes an ancient view of human sexuality and gender. He also explores how the simple binary notion of male/female is part of a wider cultural mistake that feeds polarity and conflict. This inspiring presentation empowers us to realise a more holistic and inclusive worldview, and encourages all of us to embark on both the Hero’s and the Heroine’s Journey.
Nick Clements is a very proud grandfather. For the past 30 years he has trained and lived with indigenous people from around the world. In 2008 he made a documentary film on male circumcision ritual with the Samburu, a semi-nomadic tribe in northern Kenya. He has written a trilogy of books on masculinity and rites of passage, and he writes and talks on gender for Huffington Post, Mind Body Spirit London, and many other publications, organisations, and blogs. His accumulated experience and knowledge has been put to use in developing contemporary rites of passage, relevant to today’s culture, for boys, men and all genders. His more recent work has encouraged an understanding of gender fluidity and bringing men and women together through ceremony and ritual. He lives in Stroud.
‘This is one of the most relevant talks and workshops for 2018. It is essential the coming generations are exposed to this experience.’ Kenny Mammarella D’Cruz, – The Man Whisperer
‘This man has liberated me, he transforms my understanding of truth every time I listen to his words.’ Cate McKenzie – Love Coach, Psychosexual Therapist, Couples Counsellor
‘This talk is a visceral examination of our past, a dramatic delve into the meanings of our ancestral rites. Stepping away from this it reveals how we can update rites, and use them for the benefit of all.’ Dr. William Bloom
‘Nick is a humble and gentle man. He passes on his knowledge and experience in a way which is uniquely transformative and life changing.’ Shakti Sundari – Priestess of Love and Sacred Sexuality