The Three Stages Of Initiatic Spirituality
My latest book, The Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality Craftsman, Warrior, Magician, was released by Inner Traditions publishing in 2020.
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, and practices of each of these three archetypes. Each section describes at least one meditational technique or mental exercise.
The Craftsman — explores alchemy and Jungian psychology, Kabbalah, ancient mythology, and ancient Greek philosophy and thought.
The Warrior — explores the martial arts and spirituality, inner energy (or Chi) in Taoist inner alchemy, Kundalini, and the martial arts of Zoorkhana (Persian), Systema (Russian), and Kung Fu (Chinese).
The Magician — explores the symbolism of Tantra, Jungian psychology and the Higher Self, ancient mysticism, and contemporary mind metaphysics or “positive thinking.”
Praise For The Book
“Angel Millar is among a golden handful of writers who authentically and practically bridge the gap between primeval wisdom and modern spirituality. Within the triad of ancient and mythical archetypes of The Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality, you will discover your true self. Angel’s book will make you stronger, sturdier, and more learned.” —Mitch Horowitz, PEN Award–winning historian and author of The Miracle Club: How Thoughts Become Reality and The Miracle Habits: The Secret of Turning Your Moments into Miracles.
“This book is the result of stunningly broad in-depth research both on the theoretical and on the practical level–a researcher-practitioner at his very best. While Angel Millar has quite obviously done his homework in terms of sifting through the vast bibliography of anthropology, comparative religious studies, and magic, he also adopts a deeply informed and eminently experiential approach–because, as the famous quote goes, ‘tradition is not to adore the ashes, but to pass on the fire.’ This makes the entire treasure trove of academic and phenomenological wisdom come palpably alive on an unprecedented scale, guiding the reader through the respective iterations of the craftsman, the warrior, and the magician archetype in a both comprehensible and reproducible manner. Highly recommended!” —Frater U∴D∴, author of Money Magic: Mastering Prosperity in Its True Element and Secrets of Western Sex Magic: Magical Energy and Gnostic Trance.