A conversation with the Elders: part 1

Perhaps it’s reaching 45, seeing my son with my father and the relationship they have, coming from a community that has always valued the presence of multiple generations living together. However I’m becoming more and more aware of the lack of male elders and elder...

Gender differences in elderhood

Elderwoman: book by Marian van Eyk McCain The question of gender differences in elderhood has been a big one for me as I approached leading a mixed workshop on this theme for the first time, at Findhorn  I’ve discussed the gender question with women and men elders I...

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...

Jeremy Thres: Questing Guide

Jeremy is a charmingly modest man who wouldn’t sing his own praises, so I’d like to do it for him.  He is one of the MB50 Core Team of facilitators and guides. To give you a flavour of Mr Thres, it may help to describe where he lives: a rambling cabin on Dartmoor, at...