A book I like quite a bit is Micheal Meade's Men and the Water of Life. He tells stories that propose that the purpose of initiation of young males is the binding of their impulses (violent and otherwise) from dominance to service...to community, tribe, 'women and children', the earth, etc...and without that binding they go rogue. Given a Jungian influence, I assumed that applied to the internal dynamic of traits as well between people. Masculinity becomes sacred through a dedication to service.

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