The exercise we were engaged in was to embody our 'shadow masculine', the parts of the masculine energy that feel dangerous, dominating, and perhaps even violent. The kinds of feelings that we civilised gentlemen—and ladies, who were doing the same exercise—couldn't possibly have within us. The feelings that we deem unacceptable or intolerable, shove behind us and then pretend aren't there. Feelings like shame, anger, disgust, and grief.
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