Event Details


St Columba’s by the Castle, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW


28 September 2019 13:30


Ticket: £25.00

About the Event

Can masculinity be both wild and sacred? In a post-Weinstein, me too world, can poet Mary Olivers soulful exhortation to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves truly apply to men? Nick Thorpe believes so. Here he offers an interactive workshop that seeks to go beyond the often-binary media narrative in search of the distinctive gifts and spiritual needs of men, and to explore how men and women might experience ‘the masculine soul’. All genders are warmly welcome.

Nick Thorpe is an award-winning writer, coach and speaker on subjects ranging from risk-taking to male rites of passage, his delivery of the Scottish Governments Year of the Dad campaign in 2016 highlighted the emotional development of men and boys as a win-win for gender equality. A passionate and involved adoptive dad, Nick has spent the past ten years learning from men’s circles and 1:1 client work. A keen kayaker and spiritual searcher, he lives by the sea in Edinburgh, where he often coaches clients in midlife transition.

No tickets will be sent – your name will be held at the door. Bookings are non-refundable.

This is one of four workshops offered by Reflective Spaces in 2019-20. Reflective Spaces facilitates spiritual reflection in life and work and is rooted in a broad, contemplative Christian tradition; those from other spiritual traditions are very welcome at these events