For generations, men's role in the culture was clear and well-defined: lead, support, provide and protect.
But as society has changed, and gender roles have undergone a revolution, many men feel confused and uncertain about their place in the world.
Masculinity, once defined by self-responsibility, strength, courage, and perseverance, has come under attack.
We’re being told we must change. We need to be softer, gentler, less aggressive, and more in touch with our feelings.Yet at the same time, the challenge to "man-up" and the pressure to succeed in a fiercely competitive world is as strong as ever.
These mixed messages, and a generation of boys raised without strong role models, have left men in a crisis. We're falling behind at every level of education. There's an epidemic of addiction to drugs, alcohol, and pornography. Suicide rates are at disturbing levels. Too many men are living aimlessly without purpose or meaning, feeling lost, isolated, lonely, and disembodied.
Now more than ever, men need brotherhood, support, and accountability. And places to unburden our shame, feel our pain, express our fear, and reclaim the power and goodness of our true masculine essence.
The anger and frustration in the culture is a call for us to stand up and show up in a new way.
Powerful men and healthy masculinity are essential to a balanced, thriving, and peaceful society.
This "new masculine" is not a repudiation or denial of our ancestral traditions, but an integration of old and new: strong, wise, loving, tender, fierce, powerful, and creative.
It's time, once again, for men to take responsibility for our lives, to align ourselves with our deepest truth and good intentions, and bring our gifts to the world in humility and service.
Monthly Connection, Challenges & Accountability
Men desire consistent connection and accountability. Each of the 9 months, we will deep dive together to prepare for our epic quests.
Deep Feeling Workshop
This transformative workshop is meant for self-discovery and emotional liberation. We use Core Energetics to explore your inner world and harness the power of emotional expression.
Fasting, and enduring the elements is a cornerstone of masculine growth. Our weekend resilience training will test each man to the limit in the ways of our ancestors.
In indigenous cultures, a boy did not become a man without the rite of passage of hunting. This immersive weekend will be the final step of this container returning as a new man.
Men can only learn so much from therapy and the comforts of the modern world. To embody virtues of masculinity, men must practice courage, perseverance, commitment, and integrity.
From the time of Alexander the Great and King Arthur’s round table, men have gone on a hero’s journey. This quest casts you as the hero of your own life, here to face challenges, gain insights, and return home transformed.
This is your call to adventure.
Mansal Denton "Little Beaver" is the founder and author of Sacred Hunting. His most profound rite of passage was serving time in the Texas State Penitentiary. Over the past 3 years, he has facilitated over 60 in-person transformational retreats for hundreds of men. He leans heavily on Authentic Relating and Internal Family Systems.
His indigenous name comes from a Crow Sun Dance chief. His spiritual lineage is derived from 9 years of mentorship from a Muskogee/Creek medicine man named Will "Star Heart".
David Sutcliffe is a Somatic Psychotherapist, a Certified Core Energetics Practitioner with over 15 years of experience. He is also a trained hypnotherapist, a mindset expert, and has extensive experience with indigenous spiritual practices like the sweat lodge, vision quest, and sun dance.
Men were not meant to be isolated and alone. Since the times of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, men would hunt together as a collective to be of service to the tribe. David and Mansal have over 20 years of combined experience with indigenous wisdom.
To the Lakota, the sweat lodge or "inipi" was a "sacred place" for prayer and rebirth. We use the inipi as part of our container.
The ritual hunt was a cornerstone of all hunter-gatherer peoples. But taking the life of another was done with reverence.
Many tribes went without food, water, and shelter in order to be humbled by nature and learn from her.
"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
Kyle Kingsbury Podcast / retired UFC Fighter
"I don't know how you're going to top this."
Liver King after a private Sacred Hunting experience with his son
"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
"The last workshop I attended with David was one of, if not the most life-altering, emotionally-reconfiguring events of my life...As someone who had trouble stepping into his power, loudness, and aggression, it helped tremendously... David made us feel safe enough to release feelings some of us may have never otherwise found a space for. Exceptional; worth traveling for."
Apply and schedule a call
Each experience is invite only. Outside applications will be evaluated fairly to see if there is a fit. We are only accepting 8 participants.
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 Masculinity
Return home to your family, friends, and community as an integrated masculine man worthy of leadership and strength in challenging times.
Each experience will be approximately 3-4 days. The dates are as follows:
This will be a low 5-figure investment for the entire 9-month container. The exact investment will depend on the payment plan you choose.
Each man will be added to our Telegram group. We will have a total of 9 x 1.5-hour calls as a group to prepare for in-person experiences. The lodging and food during the retreats will be included. The airfare will not.
"Raw and real. After having done 'work' on myself for 10 years, venturing into the uncomfortable has become a familiar feeling. However, David's workshop helped me feel safe enough to face the parts of myself that I have been shying away from. Through his guidance, I was able to reconnect and integrate with a long-suppressed primal aspect of my being... I feel amazing and powerful. My results are a testament to David's guidance and the work he shares."