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Marc Taylor Atencion

By Jon Sievert

Marc Taylor discusses the impending demise of the power of the patriarchy in society and the rise of authentic masculinity at this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service.

There is talk, loud talk, that our time may bear witness to the death throes of the patriarchy. The horrors of racism, misogyny, slavery, environmental destruction, and more were once cloaked in secrecy, away from our collective view. But today we see it openly. It shocks us to the core. We see how, in the past decade, patriarchal control has been mortally wounded but is clearly not dead yet. In its wounding, it has regressed to its most primitive and dangerous behaviors. Yet, the time is coming. If so, then what will become of masculinity? Is there a way to shed the wasted mantel of patriarchal blindness and obligation and embrace the authentic masculine in humanity?

We live in a time when we are faced, once again, with the challenges of discarding political and media driven stereotypes of the modern patriarchy in favor of accessing the strength of true masculinity. Another way to understand this is by abandoning the restraints and abuses of “Boy Psychology” and embracing “Man Psychology.” This current challenge does not, as some have suggested, require less masculine power. The challenge offers the opportunity to develop and express more mature masculine power.

The talk introduces The King, The Warrior, The Magician, and The Lover; four masculine archetypes that offer paths to masculine authenticity. Of particular interest is the role of the “elder” in this process. The talk will help men and women alike discover and celebrate authentic masculine power and potency for our own sake and relationships, as well as find application to the wider world.

Taylor has an MA in Psychology and an EdS in Counseling Psychology. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor trained in Trauma Informed Care, Imago Relationship Couples Therapy, Substance Abuse/Addiction Recovery, Expressive Therapies, Specific Trauma Recovery, Bioenergetics, Developmental Crisis Therapy, and Attachment and Attention Deficit Disorders. Marc is a LifePath staff member whose work has focused on the needs of men since he was drafted into the Army in 1970. He is married to Catherine Bryne, and they live in San Miguel and Ripton, Vermont.

The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at Posada de Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15, and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at


UU Service

Authentic Masculinity and the Death of the Patriarchy

By Marc Taylor

Sun, Nov 5, 10:30am

Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15





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