On August 22nd 2018, I was invited to be part of a conscious masculinity panel. I will not get into the specifics of what has been shared during the panel to let you enjoy it with an unconditioned mind.
What I would say however, is that this experience makes me grateful and hopeful for the future for three reasons:
1) The fact that four men have been invited and united by a woman in an authentic conversation about manhood is a beautiful symbol of union; a symbol of reconciliation of the divine feminine and the divine masculine. I am infinitely grateful for your initiative Jazz.
2) As men in the #Metoo era, we NEED to be introspective, and critical about what our culture demands of us. We all NEED these kind of honest interactions. What you will see here, is men getting vulnerable with one another, willing to listen and to learn from one another in a beautiful energy of exchange and communion.
3) This panel is proof that the conscious masculinity movement is alive and growing. This element within itself should give us hope and optimism for the future of manhood and humanity at large.
I truly hope you enjoy watching the panel as much as we enjoyed being part of it.
You will find below the bios of all participants of the conscious masculinity panel. I would like to invite you to get acquainted with their respective work and to follow them on social media.
J. Valentine CAPP (Moderator) | Consciousness Architect
Valentine CAPP, founder of Soulesque and Consciousness Architect is an Author, Speaker and Modern Mystic.
Featured on Your Tango, Heart and Soul, Univision, New York Post and Fox 5, J. Valentine, a former ghostwriter for Simon and Schuster, is a sought after guide who, through thought provoking panels, posts and talks, helps her audience discover and cultivate a divinely guided life. Her humanitarian contributions include working as a freelance consultant for Wyclef Jean’s nonprofit Yele Haiti, where she traveled the country and advocated on the United Nations’ Committee for Sustainable Development and the Millennium Development Goals’ Committee on Haiti.
A natural in front of the camera Jazz was the online host and co-producer of MamboNYC.com and co-host and producer of Spiraling Inspiration, on blogtalkradio.com. She was a speaker at the Fit, Feminine & Fierce Conference in NYC, Speaker Salon NYC and panelist at Soul Clarity & Abundance Live.
Currently, she is the producer and moderator of Summer Series 2018, a panel devoted to community and opening dialog around challenging topics such as suicide, enlightenment and conscious masculinity.
Follow Jazz on Instagram @Consciousness_Architect where she posts about human (r)evolution via the superhighway of consciousness and the benefits of integrating ancient wisdom into our modern lives.
David Richeson | President of the Institute for Hermetic Philosophy, USA
David has been a student of Hermetic Philosophy for over 20 years and he is grateful to be able to contribute to the Institute by serving others in multiple capacities at IHP.
In his professional career, he is the Chief of Digital Innovation and Influence for Marina Maher Communications, a top marketing and communications firm, serving many Fortune 500 clients such as Procter & Gamble, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, and COTY.
He has been an award-winning thought-leader in the field of social media, digital marketing and technology for over 15 years and was recognized by the Holmes Report in their Innovator 15 as someone shaping the future of marketing and communications through social & digital influence and engagement.
Spencer Jacobson | Founder & Host of ‘RealMan’ Podcast
Spencer is a dynamic coach, facilitator and thought leader in the field of human potential and the future of work.
He has coached and consulted at organizations ranging from the F500 to venture-backed startups.
He believes “work” can and should be a source of personal growth, joy and meaning for all people and business can be a catalyst for social change. He is a Professional Certified Coach through the ICF and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Accomplishment Coaching Coach Training.
When he’s not working, you’ll find him doing yoga and dancing like no one is watching.
Jay Brown | Creator of the Evo Experience
Jay is a life hacker and professor of play. He began his journey into entrepreneurship back in 2005 with the launch of a music licensing company called Unifik Music.
As a proponent for musicians, he and his partner licensed music to major broadcast TV networks such as MTV, VH1, The History Channel, ESPN, and many more. Soon after, Jay founded an event production company which achieved early success after Jay booked Beyonce to host an event.
Jay is a student of Victor Vernon Wolfe, the founder of Holodynamics. It was the wisdom given by Dr. Wolfe that inspired Jay’s passion for understanding the human consciousness and ultimately lead him to create the Evo Experience.
Ludo Gabriele – Creator of Wokedaddy.com
Ludo is a multilingual senior marketing consultant, strategist, writer and healthy masculinity advocate based in New York City.
He is the co-founder of DLG Media, an emerging media company that aim to elevate the stories of multicultural America.
He is also the creator of WokeDaddy.com, a platform where he share his thoughts and life experiences about fatherhood, society and masculinity. International coverage includes Broadly, The Independent, Stylist, The Herald and BabyCenter.
You can read more about his life path here.