A New Perspective on Male Spirituality

Male SpiritualityIn the last few decades we have started to see a re-awakening of our awareness of the Sacred Masculine. This consciousness is not confined to men – although men are the group in our society who are often out-of-touch with their spiritual essence. In the same way that both men and women have a feminine aspect to their conscious make-up, so too do both genders have a masculine aspect. For over two thousand years many cultures have ascribed or assigned the male gender to their gods.

The Sacred Masculine is most often presented through archetypes, metaphors and images. Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette were pioneers of the modern-day men’s movement. They identified four classic archetypes of the man in touch with his sacred self, that they named King, Warrior, Magician and Lover.

Intro To Masculine Archetypes:

Preview of the Archetypes:

The Audio Book – King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine

Refering the the dark magician energy. – “This is the man who thinks too much, who stands back from his life and never lives it. He is caught in a web of pros and cons about his decisions and lost in a labyrinth of reflective meanderings from which he cannot extricate himself. He is afraid to live, to ‘leap into battle.’ He can only sit on his rock and think. The years pass. He wonders where the time has gone. And he ends by regretting a life of sterility. He is a voyeur, an armchair adventurer. In the world of academia, he is a hairsplitter. In the fear of making the wrong decision, he makes none. In his fear of living, he also cannot participate in the joy and pleasure that other people experience in their lived lives. If he is withholding from others, and not sharing what he knows, he eventually feels isolated and lonely. To the extent that he has hurt others with his knowledge and technology—in whatever field and in whatever way—by cutting himself off from living relatedness with other human beings, he has cut off his own soul.”
― Robert MooreKing, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine

 

 

Author: Clay Boykin

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  1. Excellent resources, thanks. Recently after hearing about the death of Robert Moore I revisited his book King Warrior which has helped so many men. I’m glad to see the group is using it.

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