Musings

Poetry, philosophy, ancient texts, and timeless wisdom for the contemporary yogi and creative Spirit.

The Mature Masculine

“Patriarchy is an attack on masculinity in its fullness as well as femininity in its fullness.”

“It can be said that life’s perhaps most fundamental dynamic is the attempt to move from a lower form of experience and consciousness to a higher (or deeper) level of consciousness, from a diffuse identity to a more consolidated and structured identity. All of human life at least attempts to move forward along these lines… Tribal societies had highly specific notions about adulthood, both masculine and feminine, and how to get to it. And they had ritual processes…to enable their children to achieve what we could call calm, secure maturity.”

“Submission to the power of the mature masculine energies always brings forth a new masculine personality that is marked by calm, compassion, clarity of vision, and generativity.”

—Robert Moore and Doug Gillette, Authors of King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine