“What Will Your Legacy Be?”

“What will the Legacy of N.M. Men’s Wellness Be?”


from Bob Sugar / Retreat Leader

Are you living with Passion and Purpose? Is your life€™s journey congruent with the LEGACY you want to leave behind on the planet? Is the LEGACY of Men€™s Wellness something we will leave behind on a solid foundation?

I invite you to come join us at the Spring Retreat for a weekend of renewal and exploration where we as men will reach into the lives and hearts of one other. Participate in fellowship, informal and group sharing, reuniting with old friends, meeting new friends and some meaningful ceremonies in the beautiful setting of the Jemez Mountains.

In order to be fair to everyone, reservations will be held on a first come first serve basis. Please mail your registration as soon as possible as the retreat will be limited to 25 men due to space limitations. If registering after April 1, please send a confirming Email as soon as possible to ropesguy@msn.com.


Friday-Sunday, April 17-19, 2009
Hummingbird Music Camp
(5 Miles North of Jemez Springs)

Click for Spring Gathering 2009 Registration Form (in PDF format).

For information contact:
Bob Sugar (ropesguy@msn.com)
505 280-6874

Creative People in Collaboration and Community with Mother Earth

“Artists and Poets are the raw nerve ends of Humanity, by themselves they can do little save Humanity, without them there would little worth saving.” (anonymous tombstone in the cemetery where Jackson Pollock is buried.)

Come join us on the 25th of April 2009 10am to 3pm for a day of playing in the mud and creating art, ceremony, and celebration in collaboration with Mother Earth.

“The Earth Speaks: Remembering to Listen” which is also the title of my first collaborative book which is the story of the last 12 years of my life since I discovered that working in mud with other people bonds us to the earth and each other in truly magical ways. We lay our bodies on the earth and ask for what she would like and the images, words and ideas are so qualitatively different from what might be generated from our minds alone.

“I love the dark mysteries of the night where there are no experts to steal our sight” RFJ

The world is requesting the blessing of your presence to begin the healing of the earth and the healing of ourselves collectively.

Western culture would rather us work alone in our Santa Fe garret struggling to have ends meet when we could be working together to create art and artful solutions the problems plaguing our world.

Thomas Moore has written a book about our calling as Artist’s “Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life” the title says it all!

Or Clarissa Pinkola Estes the Jungian Artist and Curandera “Don’t let yourself die away to your callings, ideas, inspiratus…that is the breath of One greater that comes to you as, los vientos, as great winds of Spirit.

Creative life is not an option. Creative life is a drive, a fierce and relentless drive.”

Let us celebrate our coming together in community and in collaboration with the Santa Fe Art Institute and the Earth

Facilitated by robert-francis “mudman” johnson and you:

To collaborate we must learn new skills: democratic social skills and the ability of
letting go of our individual perspective for the greater good.

info robert-francis “mudman”johnson


(505) 954-4495


“in the earth there is a soul they say and you are that” Rumi

(Download PDF Flyer)

April 17-19 is the BTM rite of passage weekend in the Jemez Mountains at a Girl Scout Camp west of Fenton Lake. I went to check out the facility and it is perfect, with stream, great lodging and lots of space — 1,200 acres.

If you’d like to take part in the weekend, each man is paying $150 for food and lodging and LOTS OF FUN. It can be transformative for you and the boys you help to initiate into Journeymen.

I encourage you to share your talents and skills and who you are. No commitments beyond the weekend. The boys will discover their wildmen, and you can rediscover yours — archery, horses, rituals — helping boys find their key in the MUD . . . . . no longer under their Mother’s Pillow.

We already have 24 men and will have 20 boys. Take part in creating the first Boys to Men initiation in NM. HOWL LIKE A WOLF or COYOTE!

Contact Rick Grimes at rgrimes2006@gmail.com 505-603-2001 or David Rivers at 505-231-8848 before April 10.

P.S. We are going to make a difference in Boys’ lives. If you can’t come, please make a financial donation to www.boystomennewmexico.org.