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Adam's Return : The Five Promises of Male Initiation - Richard Rohr

Adam's Return

The Five Promises of Male Initiation

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Published: 30th October 2004
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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?p. 1
Why we need initiation in modern culturesp. 11
The two birthsp. 22
The big patterns that are always truep. 28
Life is hardp. 35
Your are not importantp. 51
You life is not about youp. 60
You are not in controlp. 67
You are going to diep. 92
What is the shape of the male soul?p. 108
The four initiationsp. 123
All transformation takes place in liminal spacep. 135
So how do we do it?p. 143
Jesus's five messages/the common wonderfulp. 152
A sample ritep. 168
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ISBN: 9780824522803
ISBN-10: 082452280X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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  x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.33