Over the last two decades, I have been researching and writing about the history of various metaphysical, spiritual, philosophical, and religious systems.
My first three books were histories and include the first book in the English language on the relationship between Islam and various Western spiritual thinkers and societies (most especially Freemasonry) from the middle of the 19th century through the first few decades of the 20th century.
My most recent books are Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality Craftsman, Warrior, Magician (Inner Traditions, 2020) and The Path of the Warrior-Mystic: Being a Man in an Age of Chaos (Inner Traditions publishing, 2021). Both of these books explore personal growth in our own time, and look at myth, symbolism, psychology, spirituality, and more.
Besides my books, my writing has been published in various journals and magazines including the Journal of the Philosophical Research Society (P.R.S.) in Los Angeles, the Journal of Indo-European Studies (USA), Quest magazine (U.S.A.), New Dawn magazine (Australia), and Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit magazine (U.K.), among others.
From the publisher:
Exploring the craftsman, warrior, and magician archetypes–three vocations that echo the traditional tripartite division of society–Angel Millar reveals how these archetypes represent the three successive stages of spiritual growth in an individual’s life. He shows how they provide structure for the initiatory process to develop one’s mental, physical, and spiritual potential. As craftsman, the individual experiences “mnemonic” initiation: the cultivation of memory as well as language. As warrior, “somatic” initiation: development of the physical body and cultivation of the spirit body. And as magician, “gnostic” initiation: cultivation of the self and manifestation of the Higher Self.”
“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 Secrets of Western Sex Magic: Magical Energy and Gnostic Trance)
• Explores the archetypal and classical male ideal found in ancient societies around the world.
• Examines some of the problems facing men in the world today and shares practices to develop yourself in the face of these problems.
• Provides techniques for developing your thinking and focus, overcoming fear, relaxing tension in your body, and developing a self-image more appropriate to who you are and aspire to be.
Exploring how to reconnect with the archetypal male ideal and develop the different sides of your being, author Angel Millar offers a journey of self-development to help cultivate yourself as a whole–mentally, physically, and spiritually. He examines some of the problems facing men in the world today–lack of strong friendships, distracting technology, constant criticism–and shares practices to develop yourself in the face of these problems. He shares techniques for enhancing your focus, overcoming fear, integrating your shadow, developing inner silence, and creating a self-image more appropriate to who you are and who you aspire to be. He also explores the importance of relaxing tension in your body to help you break free from pattern-induced behavior and self-defeating thoughts embedded through muscle memory.
“A comprehensive and intelligently written book on a topic of vital importance: the development of psychologically and spiritually healthy men living in the complex age of the early twenty-first century.” (P. T. Mistlberger, author of The Way of the Conscious Warrior)