What is in a man’s heart? As a man, you are the only person who truly knows, and the likelihood is that you protect what’s at your very core from other men and perhaps the woman or partner in your life. But it is within your heart where your deepest questions are left unanswered. Fear of being vulnerable or shame keeps us from connecting with another man, yet it is only when we open our heart that these questions get answered.
Circles of Men synthesizes, in an easy and down to earth way, what we have learned over a period of six years and more than 20,000 collective man-hours spent connecting with one another in a non-judgmental, safe, and contemplative environment. We draw from the life experiences of academics and tradesmen, gay and straight, married and divorced, men in their eighties and men in their twenties, men of all colors and nationalities, and men from all religious, non-religious and spiritual traditions.
In Circles of Men, you will find insights on how we have come together—what we refer to as the Twelve Secrets—practical suggestions, thoughts on leadership, a robust list of unique topics, and much more, all so that you will be able to start a circle of your own.
Book Review: In the Western world, we may have an epidemic of lonely men. Men who are either unable or unwilling or not given permission to connect with other men in an authentic and meaningful way. Men crave a deeper connection but are often afraid to show their vulnerabilities and let down their guard. In this book, the author demonstrates how he has been highly successful at bringing men together in a safe place where men can learn to open their hearts and minds and truly be heard by other men in an accepting and nurturing environment. Harnessing 12 principles, or “secrets,” which draw upon a variety of ancient as well as New Thought teachings, Boykin shares his deep, yet counter-intuitive wisdom that has helped morph fragile and broken hearts into wholehearted men and has changed countless lives for the better, including mine and my family’s.
This book is a valuable read for any man seeking to connect on a deeper level with other men. As we move ahead in uncertain times, humanity needs more wholehearted and spirit-centered men, and Boykin is on the cutting edge showing how we move our world in that direction. – Kevin Wood (Award-winning recording artist)
About the author: Clay Boykin’s work in the area of male spiritual development is his calling. He has dedicated his next twenty years to empowering men to come together to help one another unveil and cultivate the spiritual male essence and raise male consciousness in the world. Clay is a former United States Marine Corps artillery officer from a small Texas town who successfully climbed the corporate ladder all the way to a Park Avenue office.
His life took a radical turn while on vacation in 2007 when chest pains led to a mystical experience. Other life challenges ensued and several years later Clay emerged from his dark night of the soul a spirit-centered man. Using his 38 years of business experience and a deeply entrenched servant leadership approach, Clay founded the Men’s Fellowship Network in 2012. He has facilitated hundreds of circles and made long lasting friendships through the fellowship which has been focused on the overarching theme of male spirituality.
In his first book, Clay examines the lessons he and his fellow male seekers have learned from gathering over several years in a trusting and supportive circle of men. In October, Clay will be speaking and holding a workshop at the Unity South Central Region Leadership Conference and is available for speaking and workshop engagements.