The 10 Principles of Maniphesto

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1. Masculine Men

Masculinity is what men want and need the most from other men. We appreciate and celebrate the mystery of the masculine and feminine. We especially value the vision, courage and integrity of masculine men.

2. Dialectics

We grow in discernment by engaging in dialectical discussion.This enables unity and multiplicity to co-exist and moves members towards true individuality. We respect the man and challenge the idea. We admire each other’s gifts. We approach disagreement with curiosity and mutual respect.

3. Direct Communication

Our collaboration is built on clear and direct communication with complete integrity. Agreements are honoured and personal disagreements are dealt with directly and immediately. This enables the building of friendships based on trust, honesty and loyalty.

4. Proactivity

Taking responsibility for making things better rather than blaming others will help us learn and grow dramatically.

5. Conciliarity

Working as a council of peers brings Hierarchy and Do-ocracy together. We are co-creative by design, providing the platform for men to engage and contribute actively.

6. Mutual Commitment

Women give birth to boys, but men are made through journeying alongside other men. We commit to each other’s success in a fellowship to guide and mirror each other to greater maturity.

7. Virtuous Patriarchy

The paradigm shift to an increasingly digital society requires visionary, strong and responsible men, grounded on a strong foundation, to step up in formulating new paradigmatic principles which foster lives of freedom, integration, meaning and well-being.

8. Action

We propose joint action in the world as the optimal path to betterment for men. Working together towards shared goals for the greater good leads to a life of meaning, purpose and bonds of friendship.

9. Open Source

We share our best work, in a true spirit of collaboration, across borders and cultures. Competition within a framework of transparency and fair play empowers us to give more.

10. Holistic

Our work addresses man as a whole, not as a collection of parts. Man is an inseparable unity of body, mind, and spirit.

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