The ManKind Project; The Global Religion of Man that Uses Pagan Tactics to Promote False Masculinity
The self help industry is a multi billion dollar industry that's mission is to offer the consumer a transformative experience with the goal of self betterment and "enlightenment." This is not a new industry, but with many falling away from "outdated" religion, it now has a solid footing in our society. I would argue that among all the schemes of the devil, this set of ideas which I call Paganism 2.0 is the most dangerous. It has literally set us back thousands of years into the darkness of paganism and even to the roots of the fall out of the Garden. All of the real enlightenment that was achieved through Christ and His church is being lost to this one big falsity. In short, it has made us spiritually stupid. I would further argue that while it is always unacceptable and diabolical to offer worship to false pagan gods, it is far easier to covert a person who directs their worship towards a deity (however unclean it may be) rather then towards themselves. At least the pagans of old, had the humility to acknowledge that there were beings greater than them and that supernatural entities ran the show. In short, the self-help industry has the mark of the serpent ALL over it. It is literally his original lie in the garden when he convinced Eve to eat the forbidden fruit so that she could be like a god. Now we all know (or should know) how that ended. It ended with the falling out of the grace of paradise and doomed the whole human race. The default mode since that fateful event is a fallen nature which only the flesh and blood of the 2nd person of the Trinity could cancel out.
I would also like to note that these self enlightenment ideas could potentially be beneficial to certain individuals who having no knowledge of Christianity and the one true God, are simply doing their best to follow what they believe to be the right path. If you fall into this category, I encourage you to keep seeking beyond New Age self help doctrines and into the mysteries of the Trinity. I would also like to congratulate you for at least getting off the couch and trying to better yourself. However, I want to direct this post at my fallen away brothers and sisters of the Catholic Faith and all baptized Christians in general…Take this blog as your PSA of the day…..AT YOUR JUDGEMENT YOU WILL BE JUDGED MORE HARSHLY THAN THOSE I HAVE FORMLY DESCRIBED BECAUSE YOU WERE GIVEN THE TRUTH AT YOUR BAPTISM AND REJECTED IT IN FAVOR OF FALSE AND EMPTY DOCTRINES. *shudder*
My 9 year old daughter asked an insightful question recently. In all her goodness and innocence, she was having issues understanding the creature of Satan. She could not understand why he hates us so much and wants our destruction. The answer is simple. There is no good in him and he knows how much God loves His humans. His only recourse of rebellion is to wage war against us in order to separate God and man for all of eternity. Let us not forget that from the beginning Satan’s only goal was to set up his own kingdom, rather than serve in God’s, and this is precisely what he convinces us to do. He invites us to follow in his example and the results for us will be the same as his (fall from heaven) if we listen. If we spend our time advancing our own kingdom, there is a good chance that we will not be allowed in the true and eternal Kingdom when we pass to the next life.
Let's take a closer look at this big lie so we can better apply it to the times we are currently living in.
As I’ve stated, the enemy’s only goal is to defile God’s creation and he does that by seducing man to separate himself from God for all of eternity. One of the best breakdowns I’ve seen on the topic is found in the book “The Rosary, Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare” and which can be purchased here. The authors state the following:
"In the garden it was the woman that Satan initially had in his crosshairs His hatred toward her was intense. Saint Maximillian Kolbe offers an explanation for this in his writings in which he states the following “ In the Garden of Eden, Satan saw a being like the one who was the object of his anger. He cannot reach God, he cannot reach her (Mary), but pours out his hatred onto her future mother, on the first mother of mankind.” The book goes on to describe the strategy that he used.
Now, it is bad enough that billions of dollars are being spent on seeking false enlightenment in the form of books and DVDs, but where it gets really scary is that there are organizations and societies who’s main mission is to perpetuate the lie of the Serpent in the garden all while marching under a “non-religious” banner! The latter part I find particularly fascinating because make no mistake about it, these societies ARE religious in nature but instead of directing worship to God, it is directed to the religion of man. It is literally setting up man to be worshipped in the temple instead of God which is to say it is bringing about the reign of the Anti-Christ. Yes…you heard me correctly….your seemingly innocent fraternal organizations are bringing about the reign of the Anti-Christ. REPENT AND CONVERT for time is almost out. This may seem harsh but it is not. Christ reigns through His church here on earth. He lives among us and in us sacramentally in his body soul and divinity. Satan, working through the antichrist wants to reign over all of earth. He literally wants to establish his own Kingdom. In order to do this he must set up a religion of fraternity, absent of the one true God in order to get us out from divine protection. Once this is accomplish he will take his seat and require worship to him. The most famous and influential of the religion of man denominations is free masonry and one does not have to search hard to find the Church’s opinion on them. Public enemy #1 is a generally accurate description. However, today I am going to pick on one that is a little closer to home for me. Before I go any further though, I want to state that my goal here today in writing this is not to offend people or be close minded, although the truth seems to do that all on it’s own these days. My hope is that this will convince those who have found themselves caught up in the big lie to step out of the darkness of false enlighten and into the light of the truth which is Christ and His Church. In short, REPENT and CONVERT for the times are urgent. I’ve seen the road on which your false enlightenment is taking you and it is a dead end.
The Mankind Project
Recently and unfortunately, it has been brought to my attention that a group that claims to promote the overall well being of men is gaining popularity on an international level, even amongst those who claim to be Catholic. In fact, when researching this fraternal society, I even came across an article that stated there was at least one CATHOLIC PRIEST encouraging people to join it (shudder), and CATHOLIC PREISTS AS ACTIVE MEMBERS (bigger shudder).
To quote from the “about” section of their website, the mankind project is summarized as the following:
Getting back to the anything goes except intolerance mentality, under the guise of inclusivity I want to point out the fact that communion with God is the only path to true and lasting fraternity and enlightenment. Sin cuts off our communion with God and therefore if we do not address the issue of sin we will never have peace. Inclusion while forsaking truth leads to destruction. To demonstrate my point, allow me to quote 2 of my favorite Catholics, Saint Thomas Aquinas and my grandfather (rest his soul).
"For if the sins of the flesh are commonly censurable because they lead man to that which is bestial in him, much more so is the sin against nature, by which man debases himself lower even than his animal nature" (Super Epistulas Sancti Pauli Ad Romanum I, 26, pp. 27-28)
My Grandfather: “ Why are all the animals at the zoo in cages?” (as you can see the former is clearly the Doctor of the Church…lol)
Saint Thomas tells us that sins of the flesh speak to that what is bestial in him (animalistic) but to defy nature sinks man to a lower spiritual level than even the animals. Even the best trained animals at the zoo are still unpredictable, hence the cages my grandfather references. Without adressing and providing a solution to root out sin, peaceful fraternity will never exist and humans will eventually destroy each other. The Catholic Church as a global institution is only successful because all Her members are one in the supernatural BODY OF CHRIST. All other organizations claiming to be able to do this are simply a cheap knock off of the real fraternity of the Church and the supernatural bond of her members which surpasses all human ability and understanding. What do I mean by members? The Church Militant (us here on earth), The Church suffering (souls in purgatory), and the Church Triumphant (Saints in Heaven). Not only are the members united as one body, the body itself is then united to the creator of the entire universe. I do not believe any other organization on earth makes those promises. Why in the world would you trade in supernatural fraternity for natural fraternity? Sure, you can go to Chinatown and get a knockoff coach purse and while it looks good, it’s still just that…a knock off, a fraud, lacking superior craftsmanship. A global society outside of the Church will never be able to transform its members to the degree that peace could be established. True transformation and peace comes from ONE place and ONE place only and that is heaven. It is a supernatural gift. The lack of understanding and ignorance of this concept is the downfall and ignorance of the globalists and those that have chosen the path of these fraternal organizations. They don’t understand (or maybe they do) that what they are doing in the name of fraternity (without God) is setting people up to be deceived by the anti-christ, who, make no mistake about it, will come promoting all of the ideas that groups like the masons and the mankind project is promoting. We simply are too fallen to be able to overcome our human nature on any real and lasting level without divine assistance, let alone transcend earthly life as we know it. Satan knows this and will and does capitalize on it. The normalization of putting the worship of man above the worship of God, also softens us up to view the “man in the temple” as good so that when the man (antichrist) actually does sit in the temple and demand worship we go along with it.
Now, let’s assess the second bullet point specifically the “non-religious” point, which I find epically entertaining.
Religion according to Wikipedia is as follows
Religion is a social-cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, and spiritual elements. However, there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion.
Different religions may or may not contain various elements ranging from the divine, sacred things, faith, a supernatural being or supernatural beings or "some sort of ultimacy and transcendence that will provide norms and power for the rest of life". Religious practices may include rituals, sermons, commemoration or veneration (of deities and/or saints), sacrifices, festivals, feasts, trances, initiations, funerary services, matrimonial services, meditation, prayer, music, art, dance, public service, or other aspects of human culture. Religions have sacred histories and narratives, which may be preserved in sacred scriptures, and symbols and holy places, that aim mostly to give a meaning to life. Religions may contain symbolic stories, which are sometimes said by followers to be true, that have the side purpose of explaining the origin of life, the universe, and other things. Traditionally, faith, in addition to reason, has been considered a source of religious beliefs.
This denial of religion while promoting religion is a PET PEEVE of mine. It literally makes me angry and spoiler alert…everyone worships something. Even the most hardcore atheists have their own religion…it is usually themselves or the denial of God which turns into a religion in and of itself.
In the context of these societies, the more accurate description of their ideology would be the following: Whatever religion you profess to have you can still profess it because it doesn’t matter, they are all equally wrong in our eyes because we provide you with a “new” spirituality that we claim is true enlightenment but is really false.
And as we will see, their new dogmas of spirituality are really just the religions of old such as Native American and Eastern paganism. I mean it is quite astounding how spiritually stupid we have become to accept the VERY IDEOLOGIES THAT CHRIST DIED TO FREE US FROM.
Furthermore, this is how the protestants got us into so much trouble as a Christian people, especially in America. Their view of “faith alone” softened true worship, by doing away with sacred tradition, rituals, and rites, and allowed masons like the founding fathers to publicly attend church and profess to be Christians while their true worship (what was in their hearts and what they did with their hands) was to the religion of man in the free masonic lodges. With devotion of the Eucharist out of the way, there’s no litmus test to tell a true Christian from a false one…Protestantism paved the way for societies like the masons and MKP to become mainstream. If you are a true practicing Catholic, it is impossible for you to simultaneously practice the craft of free masonry as well. It just doesn’t work…you will be a fraud in one or the other, but with the invention of “works don’t matter” you could now work towards the kingdom of man while professing with your lips to be of the kingdom of God but I digress. One can literally see the development of the “deep state” and NWO from the foundation of this country. America is literally the product of the masonic enlightenment. What they failed to immediately do in most of Europe they succeeded in doing here. America is the completion of the French revolution.
Before we look at how the Mankind Project is absolutely religious, we will first compare this claim of not being religious to the 1st strategy of Satan in the garden which was to falsify God’s commandment about the tree.
The commandment was to not eat the fruit….pretty black and white there right? The first commandment of the 10 commandments is to love God…pretty black and white right? Well… how is participating in a “non-religious” organization focused on self, not directly violating commandment 1? By even joining this group under its false guise of not being religious is Satan falsifying commandment 1. But with the MKP it’s so much worse than that because it IS religious as I am going to prove.
First, I want to point out that in the definition of religion above, it incorporates the word “transcendence.” Another word for this is transformation. A big selling point of the self help world is transformation.
I find this to be the most heartbreaking of all deceptions because it plays upon all that is good within man. There is nothing wrong with wanting to transcend this life and there is nothing wrong with personal transformation. The deception lies in the fact that groups like the MKP trap people into not living up to their true destiny. EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON PLANET EARTH is called to allow themselves to be transformed by THE TRINITY. No one transcends this life without the supernatural grace of God PURCHASED ON THE CROSS BY THE SACRIFICE OF THE UBLEMISHED LAMB. Again this is where the protestants have it wrong. As Catholics we believe that by practicing our faith, we are supernaturally transformed into perfection. We know that we cannot accomplish perfection on our own. We know that we can do NOTHING without Him. We know that only through Him and his Sacraments will we become more like Him and be able to transcend this earthly experience. Our one true goal is nothing short of heaven, and no one gets to heaven without becoming perfected and the only way to become perfected is through Jesus. Seek first the Kingdom of God.
The New Age movement loves to herald the concept of the “hero’s journey” as way the truth and the life. MKP is no exception. One doesn’t have to look far on their website to find the selling points of “ Get Ready for a 48 Hour Adventure that Can Transform Your World as a Man” (notice the word transform) and “Be the Hero of Your Story.”
From the website” A premise of the New Warrior Training Adventure was an introductory, experiential, weekend-long men’s gathering and initiation focusing on deep self-examination. This initiatory training was modeled – unconsciously, at first, and later intentionally – largely on Joseph Campbell’s cross-cultural research, and uses his stages of initiation: separation, descent, ordeal and welcoming back into the community of initiated men. Integral to the New Warrior Training Adventure was that part of initiation referred to by Campbell as the Hero’s Journey and referred to by the New Warrior Training Adventure as both the Hero’s Journey and “GUTS.” The Hero’s Journey, as used in this context, was an internal quest to fight one’s own internal dragons.
I cannot say this loudly enough WE HAVE A HERO AND HE DIED ON THE CROSS. THERE ARE REAL DRAGONS AND THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP THEM OUT IS THE ARMOR OF GOD. Yes we need to overcome ourselves, this world, and satanic influences but we cannot identify them or overcome them without divine truth and assistance. True transformation happens when we unite His body soul and divinity (found in the Eucharist) to our own. When we align our will with the divine will, true transformation happens. We do not need to be our own heroes. We cannot save ourselves. It is impossible. The idea behind the journey of the hero is to promote authenticity which translates into the justification of sins, and to shed old oppressive belief systems. I personally find this part hilarious because the same people who are telling you that the rituals of the church are oppressive are the same ones who require you to do a ritual to enter into their group…. Which brings me to my next point.
As you can see from the statement above, they use the word initiation. Yes you heard me right, an organization that is claiming to not be religious is in the same breath, telling you to sign up for their initiation rite. You really can’t even make this up. In case you need a reminder, initiation is part of what makes up the definition of religion as also seen above. The Church has her own initiation rites. In fact, adults who want to enter into the church must pass through RCIA…literally the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. The difference between the Church and the MKP or other societies is that the Church initiates its members into the supernatural body of Christ, while the latter initiates its members into the false religion of man. This is perhaps seen nowhere as clearly as in the masonic rituals and rites. One particular ceremony involves the initiate mocking a resurrection from the dead. He pretends to “die” and then is “resurrected” by a secret masonic handshake. It is literally stating that life lies in the covenant of men (handshakes are symbolic of a covenant or agreement between fellow men) which we as Christians know to be false. Jesus tells us he is the way the truth and the life and that no one gets to the Father accept through him. We die to ourselves when we crucify our own will and align our will with God. We are all called to die to self and to allow Christ to resurrect us in and with his spirit.
In this “non-religious initiation” of the Mankind Project, the mockery of the Christian Religion is almost nauseating. I mean they literally steal all our stuff while professing to be non-religious. My favorite is the fact that when you return home, you are supposed to “Greet your loved ones with a fire in your belly” Sounds an awful lot like a mockery of Pentecost and a false Holy Spirit to me, but what do I know.
https://mankindproject.org/new-warrior-training-adventure/ here is the link so that you can see for yourself what this training is supposed to promote. However, to find specifics on the matter, we need to seek out insiders, which can be hard to do because they refuse to give away their secrets (eye roll). However, in my research I came across an article in which the interviewer, a 30 year veteran of the Denver PD evaluated the society and interviewed 3 alumni of the MKP who were able to shed light on the New Warrior Training initiation rite which was described as follows: https://www.equip.org/article/the-mankind-project/
Roggeman interviewed three alumni of the training, all of whom spoke on condition of anonymity, to gain a sense of what happens during the training, which begins on a Friday evening and ends on a Sunday afternoon. Roggeman’s article described the men as having been yelled at, told to sit in a dark room while awaiting other initiates (new participants), ordered to hand over their wristwatches and cell phones, and sleep-deprived for much of the weekend. The three men also referred to initiates dancing naked amid frenetic drumming.
What Roggeman heard in the testimony of his three anonymous informants was a pattern of breaking people down in order to rebuild them. That reminded him of est, which he had studied in the 1970s. Roggeman also was troubled by the ManKind Project’s policy of not discussing what occurs during its weekend training sessions. “That’s always a red flag,” he told the Journal.
Much of Roggeman’s 3,000-word article—“Oh, Man, What Kind of Project Is This?”—describes ties of influence between the ManKind Project and est. For instance, the three founders of the ManKind Project (ex-Marine and ex-corporate executive Rich Tosi, therapist Bill Kauth, and educator Ron Hering) attended a men’s seminar by Justin Sterling, who is an alumnus of est. Roggeman believes Sterling’s seminar, which was the subject of several different critical reports by journalists, helped shape what became the ManKind Project’s New Warrior Training Adventure.
Sinclair alluded to men divesting themselves of wristwatches and cell phones and emptying their pockets. “You’d be surprised. Some men bring weapons, some men bring drugs,” Sinclair said. “They’re not awake yet.” (In fairness, it’s also worth noting that many Christian retreats, such as Cursillo, also require participants to hand over the trappings of everyday modern life.)
Sinclair agreed that the weekend experience can be too intense for some men. “We say very clearly that the training is not for every man,” he said. “We tell potential initiates that there will be times in the weekend when they will want to run away and hide. You will be tested—physically, emotionally, and spiritually.”
The ManKind Project recognizes that boys and young men no longer have initiation rites that mark their passage into adulthood, Sinclair said. For modern people, this void began with the Industrial Revolution, which disrupted the traditional pattern of a boy learning a trade from his father and going through an apprenticeship.
“You still need a masculine hand for boys to see what it means to be a man,” Sinclair said. The weekend offers initiates “a vortex of masculine power that is so powerful.”
The ManKind Project stresses being conscious, helping men become awake to their choices, and the consequences of those choices. “What we are doing is letting men look at their emotional wounds,” Sinclair said. “Men typically do not talk about their emotional issues with other men. They talk about the money they make, about cars, and about women. They look past one another.”
Sinclair said he first became involved with The ManKind Project when he was going through a divorce and a battle for custody of his children. “I felt like a wounded bird,” he said, and the New Warrior Training Adventure helped him discover his inner strength. “One of the proudest things I’ve ever done in my life was to be a good father.”
The ManKind Project is interested in spirituality, and encourages its participants to serve others, often by taking New Warrior Training Adventure to fatherless children or into prisons. Sinclair believes every man has within himself the four archetypes of king, warrior, lover, and magician. “Standing in the center of those four quadrants,” he said, “is the citizen.”
The ManKind Project has encountered enough criticisms that its Frequently Asked Questions document directly addresses the question of whether the group is a cult: “Cults ask their members to devote their lives, and often their material possessions, to a single leader or doctrine. The Mankind Project’s broad leadership base takes a very different approach, challenging each man to define the life that works best for him, and to live that life fully with the support of other men.”
“We don’t espouse any religion, although any man is welcome to attend,” Sinclair said.
The website states the following in regard to initiation.
“The premise was that a man could not fight the demons of the world until he had fought and conquered his own. At the New Warrior Training Adventure, those demons were represented as “shadow.” In Jungian psychology, “shadow” is that part of a person that is hidden, repressed and denied. The myths of Gilgamesh, Odysseus and Perceval are often seen as symbolic of the journey of everyman. The New Warrior Training Adventure took place in a safe container in ritual space. Container is meant as a metaphor for the alchemist’s crucible, a vessel capable of containing the energetic processes of transformation. These processes had to be emotionally safe, psychologically evocative of ritual space. Ritual space is an area, removed from the mundane or ordinary reality, which has been given symbolic or sacred intent by the container. In men’s healing work, it is an area, often in a natural setting outdoors, where men can meet free from the influences of civilization within a container that feels safe and blessed, often through ritual.
The work of initiation and other men’s healing is physically, emotionally and spiritually energetic, which requires a substantial container. Initiation of men, as used here, means a process used to transmit and model a healthy understanding of what it means to be a man. It includes rituals, activities and ceremonies designed to create a meaningful sense of inclusion and identity as a man. This is distinct from the term “rites of passage,” which connotes a focus on the societal and cultural functions of rituals and ceremonies, as written about by Van Gennep in his 1909 seminal work Rites of Passage. Initiation, as used to describe the New Warrior Training Adventure, focuses on the personal and psychological impact of the process on the individual.[14
As you can see, the initiation part is all about death and resurrection. The breaking down of oneself is artificially induced instead of supernaturally induced by way of the Holy Spirit in the Sacraments of the Church. The death of the ego or death of self to make room for the new and improved you is a favorite concept of the new agers who think they can achieve this without the Christian God. It’s the path the Catholic follows only devoid of Jesus and therefore fake. As Catholics we know that true transformation and the dying to self is a life long pursuit that many never accomplish on this earth, let alone in 48 hours, in the woods in upstate NY. It’s a coach purse knockoff. But according to them the ones who haven’t been initiated into their non-religion are described as not awake LOL. Oh My! And speaking of non-religion, let me divert your attention to the words, initiation, blessed, ritual and sacred….Sounds pretty religious to me. I would also like to point out that we have a God given safe and sacred space for healing and it’s called the Church. What they mean is that that have set aside sacred religion of man spaces. CALL IT WHAT IT IS; A RELIGION OF MAN. Be honest with yourselves and with everyone else. You do not worship God you worship men with pagan tactics.
Speaking of tactics, the naked drumming, I found to be particularly fascinating because it is derived from ancient pagan practices and is worth discussing. I'm sure they gave something about vulnerability or empowerment but my Catholic intellect knows better.
What was the first thing that happened after Adam and Eve took the bait and ate the fruit? Their eyes were opened and they realized they were naked. They were ashamed of their nakedness and so God in all his mercy made them clothes. Clothes from that point on separated us from the rest of creation…animals don’t wear clothes... The nakedness in conjunction with drumming and dancing (which is a celebratory concept) literally symbolizes the rejection of God’s mercy and celebrating of our naked animalistic nature which as we see from Thomas Aquinas is a symptom of sin. It is any wonder then that these initiates receive “animal totem names”. WE ARE NOT DESTINED TO LIVE AS ANIMALS WE ARE DESTINED TO LIVE WITH GOD IN ETERNITY. They possess the way to enlightenment? I THINK NOT…but let’s take a look at what happens after the death to self and naked drumming…What do people get out of this?
In the words of a member on the website “It completely freed me up to be the man that can live on purpose and with meaning, a clear meaning. I now have the power to conquer anything that presents itself with the tools I’ve received, and from the ongoing work I do with the support of other men. It’s a brotherhood like no other. These men call me on my shit and I call them on theirs. That’s a true brotherhood beyond friendship.”
So, if I am understanding correctly, once you crucify yourself in a 48 hour pagan themed initiation ritual in the woods, the resurrection into your new life includes promises of meaning, purpose, and opportunities to partake in fake sacraments. Apparently, the Church (founded by God) has it wrong, and the idea that the meaning of life is to know and love God, just isn’t good enough for modern man… so what is this new found meaning and purpose that this religion of man offers? Well …we don’t exactly know, but my guess is that this group tells its members that the meaning of life is to know and love man, as seen by their constant proclamation of knowing yourself and being in service to others. They state the following:
“The ManKind Project empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of others – men, women, and children around the world. We help men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge.” Interesting…God’s church also believes in service to others. In fact the Catholic Church is the single most charitable organization on the planet. Every single day the Catholic Church feeds, houses, and clothes more people, takes care of more sick people, visits more prisoners, and educates more people than any other institution on the face of the earth could ever hope to. Mother Theresa, the image of all that is mission and service related, was a CATHOLIC who spent hours a day in front of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament….So excuse me if I am not convinced of the “mission of service” however noble it may seem.
Let’s just call a spade a spade. People who join the religion of man groups, want to feel like good people without addressing sin. They are searching for purpose, not in the creator but in the creation. Instead of rooting sin out, as the church demands, they bandaid over it with fraternal service which becomes the standard by which they judge themselves. It’s this mindset of “as long as I am a productive member of society, good to others, and striving towards knowing and loving self,” I am a good person. The first problem with this is that God judges our lives by his standards not ours. The church invites us to judge ourselves by supernatural standards. The second problem is that this mindset is relative. Who defines good? Sure, you can call someone on their “shit” so to speak but for what end? If we are focused on knowing ourselves instead of knowing God we will never examine ourselves against the light of the Truth. We are supposed to strive to know and love God. NOT self. The religion of man is narcissistic. The path to enlightenment is supernatural illumination that you can never achieve on your own or through pagan practices.
Evidently, during initiation and then after, you are invited into “self examination” which we Catholics call an illumination or examination of conscious. This period of reflection is conducted partly on our own but also aided by the Holy Spirit and it is conducted prior to the sacrament of confession. The religion of man perverts the sacrament of confession by telling its member that they should accuse themselves to each other in their peer groups or tribes, instead of accusing themselves before the priest in a parish who acts in the person of Christ. Why would we want supernatural advice when we could settle for the natural? HA! Now my question becomes what exactly are you examining if there is no such thing as sin? Like how do you even know what to confess to your brother? I guess the idea is to hold people accountable to their goals…but what if their goals are bad and damaging? Who is the ultimate authority on what is good and bad?
One half- truth I found interesting is that this group addresses the need for masculinity or as they refer to it as “healing for men in safe spaces” Can I just interrupt myself here and say that if I ever dated anyone that sought out a safe space, outside of the church, that would be the end of that.
The claim is that men do not have rites anymore and have lost masculinity in this shallow and materialistic world which is TRUE. But the cause of this was the falling away from Christ’s Church. Rites, rituals, transformation, true masculinity IN THEIR ENTIRE TRUTH can be found in the Church. Satan seduced people away from the church with the lure of riches, rationalism and materialism and NOW HE IS TRYING TO FILL THE SPIRITUAL VACCUMM THROUGH FAKE COACH PURSES. It’s working because we are spiritual beings that will seek out spiritual concepts in the absence of the Church. It’s the pinnacle of evil genius.
One thing I do want to point out that they touch on is that the concept of masculinity is super important in our current times. There has most certainly been an attack on it. However where the Catholic and the New Agers differ is on the definition. What society needs is AUTHENTIC masculinity, not the false masculinity that the MKP and others try to sell. One particularly alarming fact is that one of the founders took his inspiration from the feminist movement and claims to be a “feminist therapist” uhh….ok? The problem with feminism is that it convinces women that their strengths do not lie in their God given gifts it claims to make women strong but it really weakens them… It’s invitation to DEFY THE NATURAL ORDER AND DIVINE CREATION. It is all about tolerance and authenticity. It revolves around the fact that you can be your own god and that anything that does not make you feel good or free or more authentic has to go. It is a plot to overthrow the natural created order. The paradigm that this organization is promoting is taken from their Journal and is as follows
The New Macho
He cleans up after himself.
He cleans up the planet.
He is a role model for young men.
He is rigorously honest and fiercely optimistic.
He holds himself accountable.
He knows what he feels.
He knows how to cry and he lets it go.
He knows how to rage without hurting others.
He knows how to fear and how to keep moving.
He seeks self-mastery.
He’s let go of childish shame.
He feels guilty when he’s done something wrong.
He is kind to men, kind to women, kind to children.
He teaches others how to be kind.
He says he’s sorry.
He stopped blaming women or his parents or men for his pain years ago.
He stopped letting his defenses ruin his relationships.
He stopped letting his penis run his life.
He has enough self respect to tell the truth.
He creates intimacy and trust with his actions.
He has men that he trusts and that he turns to for support.
He knows how to roll with it.
He knows how to make it happen.
He is disciplined when he needs to be.
He is flexible when he needs to be.
He knows how to listen from the core of his being.
He’s not afraid to get dirty.
He’s ready to confront his own limitations.
He has high expectations for himself and for those he connects with.
He looks for ways to serve others.
He knows he is an individual.
He knows that we are all one.
He knows he is an animal and a part of nature.
He knows his spirit and his connection to something greater.
He knows future generations are watching his actions.
He builds communities where people are respected and valued.
He takes responsibility for himself.
In times of need, he will be his brother’s keeper.
He knows his higher purpose.
He loves with fierceness.
He laughs with abandon, because he gets the joke.
This is a picture of mature masculine, of healthy masculinity – it is one redefinition of masculinity for the 21st century. By no means is this list complete. You are welcome to come and add your gifts to this community. www.mkp.org
©2010 Boysen Hodgson. All rights reserved.
Used with permission by the ManKind Project.
There’s really too much there for me to comment on each line individually and some of it does overlap with the law of God. However and a big HOWEVER is that it is missing the most important factor of masculinity which we shall see below.
Turning again to the book, The Rosary Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare we learn the following.
Recall the words that Adam Speaks when he beholds the woman for the first time. He calls her “bone of my bone” and “flesh of my flesh” These words communicate that Adam found himself in the woman. Without quoting the whole book, the highlights of woman are that she is symbolic of what is hidden and mysterious as even her reproductive organs symbolize. She is made from bone which is a formative substance that gives shape to man. Her mission and authority is to point man upward to what is veiled and sacred. She is to point man to God and to remind him of his divine mission. She is to inspire him and through him all of civilization. She is chosen by God to bring to fulfillment and ultimate potential, the life entrusted to her by virtue of her very nature, her feminine reality. Is it any wonder then that the Church is described as HOLY MOTHER CHURCH and THE BRIDE OF CHRIST? But now we have these fraternal groups such as MKP trying to take the place of wives and the Church. Is it any wonder this false masculinity is an answer to the feminist movement in which women rejects her divine gifts?
Let’s continue with the book;
“ The sacrifice for Adam’s rib for woman’s creation, has its own significance and speaks to his mission as man. It defines him as a participant in GODS OWN FATHERHOOD, from which ALL CREATION FLOWS.” A definition of true masculinity is starting to take shape here. Sacrifice in union with the divine will IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT TRAIT OF A MASCULINE MALE. Not sacrifice for brotherhood or sacrifice for self betterment. NO! Sacrifice for God, in unity with his divine plan in order that all of creation may flow. That’s a far cry from safe spaces to talk about feelings and cleaning up after yourself. Let’s continue “ Woman’s issuing from him signifies that he references the Almighty, the First Cause” Here in lies the problem with the MKP, they admit that it was founded partly in response to the feminist movement. What should have happened during the feminist movement was that men should have expressed their God given authority and told the women to cut it out and reminded them of their place in the created order. What they should NOT have done was adjust their definition of masculinity based on a misguided definition of feminism. MEN PLEASE LISTEN TO ME….WE DESPERATELY NEED YOU TO RECONCILE WITH CHRIST AND ASSERT YOUR AUTHORITY. Let’s continue. “ It connotes his call to be Godlike in his care of woman: to cherish she who comes forth from him and to guard her, to sacrifice for her to slay dragons for her, to lay down his life for her if called He is her protector, provider, and leader, and to be the same for all those born as the fruit of their union. This is the mark of his masculinity, the mark of his fatherhood, and the mark of his Godlikeness.”
“ The complementarity between man and woman, which comes by way of the lived expression of their individual authorities, is a dynamic of gift-to-gift through which comes human flourishing- and the flourishing of all creation, for that matter. This is what Satan observed, and this is what he was intent on destroying.”
The MankKnd project is a fraternal organization that attempts to promote enlightenment, fraternity, and masculinity divorced from the truth of God. It is just one of the latest snares of the devil. It traps people into working toward self fulfillment instead of fulfillment in God. It lies to people and tells them they can transcend on their own without God. In short, it is the original lie in the Garden of Eden.
Repent and convert for the hour is late.
I came home from Iraq in 2010 at the age of just 20 years old. like many of my generation, I struggled for years with trying to find my place in the world (sometimes with disastrous consequences). I often felt restless and that everything I was ever going to do paled in comparison to the war I had just been a part of. Oh how wrong I was. The Lord in all of his mercy woke me up to the fact that the most important battle I will ever fight is one that can't always be seen; The one for my soul and for the souls around me. It is against powers and principalities who influence the earthly enemies I had just encountered. Over the last 5 years or so, I have become intimately aware of this battle, and more importantly how to fight it! Although the weapons are different, the concepts are the same. My mission is now to share my knowledge with others, especially my fellow combat veterans who are struggling in the midsts of dysfunction or an identity crisis. I assure you brothers and sisters, we are in the fight of our lives.