The Three Stages Of Initiatic Spirituality
My latest book, The Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality Craftsman, Warrior, Magician (Inner Traditions publishing, 2020), explores spirituality, mythology, meditational techniques as a path of self-development (developing the mind, body, and spirit).
The book is divided into three sections:
The Craftsman — explores acient thought (Greek philosophy, Kabbalah, mythology, etc.,) as well as alchemy as a metaphor for spiritual and personal development and Jungian psychology.
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, sexual symbolism in mythology, ancient mysticism, and contemporary “mind metaphysics” or “positive thinking.”
The final chapter explores how the individual can develop a balanced, harmonious, creative life.
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.