By (author) R. J. Stewart
Celebrating the Male Mysteries describes a series of methods, techniques and hands-on practical work for changing - primarily male - consciousness. The techniques and their forms offer a contemporary way for men to initiate deep inner changes, using means that have stood for centuries within the esoteric traditions.This revised and expanded new edition has been written with the technical, fast-paced - and often illusory - world of the 21st century in mind. Therefore, the in-depth exploration in the book offers fascinating techniques and insights into the transformation of consciousness and associated energies of vital forces, bringing to light some of the secret methods of spiritual and sacromagical initiation which may have become previously obsolete or forgotten. Similarly expanded are discussions on polarity and gender in biology and the subtle bodies.
“I've been a student of RJ Stewart for 30 years. Incorporating RJ's books, meditations, and exercises has been very effective in healing mens "wounded masculine" in my mens groups, as a psychologist and spiritual teacher in San Francisco for 40 years.”
“The wise and honest voice of the author can be heard in every word of this immensely important book - one that has long been needed. Every man interested in becoming whole, should read it and work though the practical materials. The book should become a classic for our time, and for future times also.”
“R.J.Stewart expertly reveals how every man can be ennobled by following the pathway of the divine archetypes of warrior, poet, prophet and priest. The bright mysteries that harmonize and rebalance manhood in the light of the gods and goddesses lie within the reach of every human hand.”
“Around the world, many cultures included distinct male and female initiatory traditions. In Celebrating the Male Mysteries, R.J. Stewart insightfully explores ancient through contemporary Western ways of understanding male spiritual nature and initiatory dimensions in cultural roles as warriors, priests, poets, prophets, and kings. A welcome and vital book—strongly recommended!”