Civilization is a huge blessing... but it comes at the cost of fewer rites of passage and fewer ways to express healthy masculinity.
If your inner warrior wants OUT ... then you're ready for the hunt. (Women click here)
This is what initiation creates...
"There is nothing that inspires confidence in me than literally being able to go out and eat what I kill. Cannot recommend hunting enough."
- Mansal D
"It's a powerful experience to get to connect with the land... spiritually, I had a really big breakthrough just being in that container..."
- Brandon E
"It’s no secret that the food system is broken…[I want to] only consume the meat that I directly hunt or trade”
- Jordan B
"Seeing her approach death was an emotional experience...I teared up and cried a bit."
- Tim K
"It was a really great experience to bond with the other men there...[I enjoyed] the fireside convos. Awesome group of guys..."
- Kitch W
"Some of the most important men's work... world's work, really... this is something that felt really important for me to connect with my primal roots..."
- Jordan B
There is no therapy, method, or program as old or as profound as sacred hunting.
Power plants, taken in sacred ceremony, have allowed men to expand their consciousness for tens of thousands of years. Examples of power plants include cacao, reishi, and others.
Indigenous hunter-gatherers had an intimate relationship with nature and the mysteries of the universe. Reclaiming these practices boosts our sense of gratitude and presence.
Hunting is older than humanity itself. Tribes of men would bond around the fire, share laughs, and provide meat for their loved ones and community.
Mansal Denton "Little Beaver" is the founder of Sacred Hunting, author, & show host of Blood and Spirit, exploring indigenous cultures, their spiritual beliefs, & charismatic animals.
Feeling insecure in early life, he chased a woman to Europe, which led him to prison. Struggling with shame and confusion of what it meant to be a man, he found his calling with the sacred art of hunting. He now desires to share this practice with more men.
His indigenous name comes from a Crow Sun Dance chief. His spiritual lineage is derived from 8 years of mentorship from a Muskogee/Creek medicine man named Will "Star Heart".
Apply & Schedule a Call
Each experience is invite only. Outside applications will be evaluated fairly to see if there is a fit. We will discuss what you desire to achieve and what stumbling blocks are holding you back.
Choose Your Adventure
If you are selected, choose which commitment aligns with your schedule and financial means. We have programs of many ranges and this is a substantial investment in yourself.
Experience True Confidence
There is nothing more powerful for a man to feel competent and secure standing on his own two feet. Harness this power to create the relationships and professional life you desire.
If you feel trepidation, hesitance, or even fear, it's totally understandable. After dozens of participants, hear what they say on the other side.
* 5-Day in-person leadership training
* Continued mentorship to bring your unique nature-medicine into the world
* Support network of men & women looking to share Sacred Hunting
* Full instruction to be a great space holder, leader, and communicator for some of the most important people and areas of life
* Facilitated 3-day hunt to learn the basics of hunting and butchering an animal (see calendar here). Beginners will use a rifle to start.
* Power plants & indigenous ceremonies to deepen your relationship with masculinity & food
* Lodging, food, & access to prime hunting grounds. You will learn from the foundations to every part of the process.
* Pricing varies depending on programming. This is a major time & monetary commitment in yourself.
* Annual, invite-only membership for intermediate & advanced Sacred Hunting participants
* Curated group of peers to have nationwide & international adventures
* Bi-monthly local, hog hunting access to ONLY eat meat you harvested
* Day clinics (rifle, handgun, wildlife tracking, cooking) & wild game banquet events to solidify brotherhood
* 20 Participant maximum (highly selective process)
I'm struggling with...
If I could just...
Because I want to...
"It was incredible...Easily one of the best experiences of my life. First kill on the tail end of medicine... I've never experienced anything like it."
- Kyle Kingsbury
Onnit / retired-UFC Fighter / Kyle Kingsbury Podcast
Kyle Kingsbury Podcast & Facilitator
Author & Health Influencer
Pro Athlete (Kettlebell & Bulgarian Bag) & Movement Instructor
Conscious Bro & Men's Group Facilitator
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Founder of Jump Rope Dudes
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"This was among the more powerful, introspective experiences of my life. Something about the ceremony, beautiful setting, challenging physical work, and strong medicine, combined into an extremely deep trance state that I hadn't been in before. Weeks later I'm still working on integrating and reflecting on all of it, but needless to say it's going to influence my writing for the next few months, and it dramatically shifted my perspective on my life and work."
- Nat E
"Mansal has a very unique background and he does something very special... I think the principles of the sacred hunt are very relevant to todays world on many levels... it is clear that people are being deeply touched at many levels by the experience they're having with [Mansal]."
- Paul Chek
Founder of Chek Academy, World Renowned Educator in High Performance Living
If you aren't ready to commit to a Sacred Hunting beginner immersion experience, that's understandable. You can pick up my book Sacred Hunting: Rekindling an Ancient Spiritual Practice.
Any participant is free to choose, but we highly recommend beginners start with a rifle. It is both easier to have the 0 to 1 experience of taking a life and it is also more ethical to have a quick, clean kill for the sake of the animal.
Beginner Sacred Hunting trips currently have ~ 73% success rate for participants. There is a high level of likelihood you will have an opportunity. However, please note that the experience is about far more than whether you get to pull the trigger on an animal.
The Sacred Hunting Immersion beginner experiences are created to allow complete beginners to learn the practical skills of firing a rifle, stalking, killing, gutting, and skinning the animal. Any prior preparation and practice is a plus, but it is possible to show up without any experience.
Yes, each attendee will split the meat from the experience equally. We are "in this together". Meat processing can take weeks to months so there will be a delay, but it will be available for pick up or shipped to those not living in Austin, TX.
Yes, if after paying, you need a refund because you cannot participate it can be provided.
However, it is only available within certain timeframes. Given there are only 6 spots per event, this is necessary.
If you desire to move your hunt to a different date within 60 days of the event, you can do so for a small fee.
Within 30 days of the event, there is no refund.
However, we will always entertain creative solutions that work for everyone to the best of our ability. Thank you for your patience. As you can imagine, people often need time in order to prepare for a hunt so please be as sure of your commitment as possible beforehand.
It is certainly possible to arrive for Sacred Hunting and learn how to fire a rifle, but I strongly recommend against it.
A rifle is an extension of you. By practicing with it, by knowing it, you are practicing the ethical pursuit of wild animals.
I understand it may seem like a big commitment to buy a rifle and practice, but commit to getting a rifle from a friend if you have to so that you can practice and feel comfortable with YOUR gun.
You are seeking to kill an animal. This starts with being in alignment with the tool that you are using. If for some reason you cannot buy a gun and come prepared with it, renting a weapon and non-lead ammunition will cost $300 and you will have 2 boxes of copper ammo awaiting you.
Taking the life of an animal, pushing through discomfort, expanding consciousness; these are not trivial. These are part of a profound and challenging initiation. If you feel truly called to this, please join.Yes, I'm ready