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 (beyond paintball and crossfit)... then you're ready for the hunt.
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.
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.
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.
Plant medicines, taken in sacred ceremony, have allowed men to expand their consciousness for tens of thousands of years. Examples include cacao, reishi, and others.
Mansal Denton "Little Beaver" is the founder of Sacred Hunting, host of the Mansal Denton Podcast, and the subject of an upcoming documentary BELOW THE DROP exploring our relationship to life and death through hunting.
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 6 years of mentorship from a Muskogee/Creek medicine man named Will "Star Heart".
Apply & Schedule a Call
Everyone is 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
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.
Please note that each experience is different due to the facilitators, intentions, and focus. This is subject to change.
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Location: Northern Siberia (Russia) Facilitators: Mansal Denton, Igor
Location: Austin, TX Facilitators: Mansal Denton, Mike Bledsoe
Every man deserves this rite of passage. Apply now to see if you are a fit. Sponsorships are available for those who cannot afford this. We want everyone with the desire to participate.
"The hunt was not what I expected, but exactly the medicine that I needed... That was a hunt I learned a ton on"
- Kyle Kingsbury
Kyle Kingsbury Podcast / retired UFC Fighter
You don't know what you don't know. Going from urban-dweller to hunter can be a quick transition, but only if you have the right materials and guidance. Use this simple step by step guide to prepare you for your first hunt.