Sufi wisdom for maturing men

Listen to this story: When the soul left the body, it was stopped by God at heaven’s gates: “You have returned just as you left! Life is a blessing of opportunity: Where are the bumps and scratches left by the journey?” Poem by Rumi, translation Neil Douglas-Klotz A...

Out of the Woods; the book and one man’s journey.

I met Alan for the first time early in 2012. He had been on a desert walk in North Africa the previous Autumn, and I remember him saying that in the emptiness of the dunes a BIG QUESTION had come to him – Where are the older men? And then related questions;...

Top 10 tips for maturing men – by Alan Heeks

The Maturing Times has recently published an article written with Alan Heeks, author of “Out of the Woods : a guide to life for men beyond 50” giving his top 10 tips for maturing men. Each of the tips covers topics featured in his book, and are so much of...

The Wisdom Quest: A Rite of Passage into Elderhood

Rites of passage are activities and rituals to recognise, enable and celebrate the move from one life stage to another.  We can see a faint vestige of this currently for teenagers finishing secondary school.  Traditional tribal cultures placed great importance on...