In this ambitious and wide-ranging book, Fox takes a hard look at the Sacred Masculine. Sadly, our culture offers a stunted and limiting repertoire of images of men: they are competitive and obsessed with winning; they are at war in all departments of their lives; they are rational and unable to deal with their emotions; and they eagerly embrace homophobia. The drive to dominate is predominant in their relationships with their own bodies, women, nature, and work. Fox offers alternative ancient and new masculine images that will enable men to tap into their true spiritual selves:
• Father Sky: The Cosmos Lives!
• The Green Man
• Icarus and Daedalus
• Spiritual Warriors
• Masculine Sexuality, Numinous Sexuality
• Our Cosmic and Animal Bodies
• The Blue Man
• Earth Father: The Fatherly Heart
• Grandfather Sky: The Grandfatherly Heart
These metaphors, myths, and archetypes are presented in the hope that men may forge a fresh and healthy masculinity that transcends the stereotypes promulgated by the media, culture, and religion. To illustrate these models, Fox includes excerpts from interviews he has conducted over the years with men who have wrestled with their own intensely personal spiritual issues…. (click)
Matthew Fox-The Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors to Awaken the Sacred Masculine – A summarization or review of the book The Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors to Awaken the Sacred Masculine by author Matthew Fox.