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Through the ages, many cultures have helped man by means of initiation rites and vision quests. Richard Rohr has spent decades learning about these practices so that he can help awaken men to their own masculinity, their deep spirituality, and their potential for leadership. In Adam's Return, he gives us the five essential truths of that training, in language that is being used in men's retreats around the globe. Adam's Return is written to inspire a new generation of men to reassess what it means to be a man, to go through the initiations that every culture has required of its men, and to become leaders in the broader culture. Men are people, not gods, and they need to confront suffering, loss, and death before they can live with genuine wisdom and vision.
A word from Richard
Initiated into what?
Why we need initiation in modern cultures
The two births
The big patterns that are always true
Life is hard
Your are not important
You life is not about you
You are not in control
You are going to die
What is the shape of the male soul?
The four initiations
All transformation takes place in liminal space
So how do we do it?
Jesus's five messages/the common wonderful
A sample rite
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ISBN: 9780824522803 ISBN-10: 082452280X Audience:
Number Of Pages: 224 Published: 30th October 2004 Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S. Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 9.5
Weight (kg): 0.33