The Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality Craftsman, Warrior, Magician, will be published in February 2020 by Inner Traditions.
Divided into three sections (one for the Craftsman, one for the Warrior, and one for the Magician), the book explores the myths, philosophy and worldview, symbolism, ritual, and practices of each of these three archetypes.
- The Craftsman section looks, for example, at Craft Freemasonry, alchemy, Kabbalah, and ancient Greek philosophy and thought.
- The Warrior section explores the martial arts and spirituality, the symbolism of the warrior in religion and mysticism, the significance of mortality, and Chi and the making of a body of Chi in Taoist inner alchemy.
- And the Magician section explores the symbolism of Ages (or Yugas in Hinduism, or what Aleister Crowley called Aeons), Tantra and sex magic, Jungian psychology, modern occultism (Crowley, Austin Spare, and Chaos Magic, etc.) and mind metaphysics.
More than a comparative exploration of different cultures, The Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality Craftsman, Warrior, Magician probes how we can live authentically, in keeping with our archetypal nature.
To learn more about the book, read a little from the introduction, and to preorder, visit Inner Traditions here.