I’m the author of forthcoming Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality: Craftsman, Warrior, Magician (Inner Traditions, February 2020), as well as other books on symbolism, ritual, spirituality, and esotericism.
In my personal life, I try to embody the three archetypes, craftsman, warrior, and magician. In regard to the craftsman, I studied art and design in London, and, for a long time, practiced fine art painting. However, my focus eventually shifted to writing and public speaking. In regard to the warrior archetype, I practice martial arts, physical training, and Chi Gong. Lastly, in regard to the magician, I practice Kundalini, inner alchemy, meditation, visualization, positive thinking, devotion (puja), etc., and I also spend time reading and contemplating ancient Greek philosophy, Poetic and Prose Eddas, alchemy, and Islamic Neoplatonism, the Bhagavad Gita, as well as contemporary works on positive thinking, esotericism, and psychology, etc.
It is essential to develop the whole person — mind, body, and spirit, gaining strength and joy in all areas. At an absolute minimum, I try to do at least some physical training, meditation, inner-alchemy work, writing, reading, and contemplating each day.