Integral Author Stamper! Awakening the New Masculine- Path of Integral Warrior

Awakening the New Masculine: The Path of the Integral Warrior.

Book talk with Gary Stamper

 No longer faced with mere territorial struggles, today the consequences of patriarchal power and planetary worldviews brutally competing against one another have become global. Our own demise as a species is now a very real possibility. Never before has humankind been in such danger of being swept into a global totalitarianism, potentially more oppressive than any system known before. And yet, never before in human history have we been this close to a global psychosocial and spiritual awakening.

According to Gary Stamper, it is time for the patriarchy to be disassembled and for its sons to grow up, and if we want to change the world, we must start by changing ourselves. We have hit the boundaries of population and resources but not of possibilities. The Path of the Integral Warrior—and how it assists men in furthering their awakening—is part of a larger grand synthesis taking place all over the planet. There is nowhere to go but forward, in a never-ending evolution of consciousness.

Awakening the New Masculine: The Path of the Integral Warrior applies integral practices to real world issues. Using cutting edge Integral technologies, ancient shamanic altered-states wisdom, initiation and ritual, and Jungian archetypes, Gary Stamper helps men step into a new way of being that allows them not to just find, but to be the freedom that the masculine seeks. With that freedom comes a deepening and a relaxation in relationships, work, life, play, love, and spirit. When you step into the truth of who your are—speaking from your heart—your partner, your friends, your children, and your work relationships will relax and trust you.

This 2 hour event is a preview to a weekend retreat event in NYC on Jun. 30/July 1 (Details to be provided). 

Gary Stamper will present a new way of looking at and embodying what it means to hold the masculine in the 21st century, new ways to live, work, play, and love in an emerging consciousness. Come to talk, come to listen, but mostly, come to act.

 About Gary: Gary L. Stamper is the nationally acclaimed creator and facilitator of the Integral Warrior: Awakening the New Masculine workshop series. He holds a PhD in shamanic psychospiritual studies, is an ordained Shamanic Minister, a Certified Level II Reiki Practitioner and a Certified Shamanic Breathwork™ facilitator. He also has a certificate in “Generating Transformative Change in Human Systems” from Seattle’s Pacific Integral. Gary's work with the masculine was inspired by his own desire and drive toward evolutionary consciousness that is moving mankind to the tipping point of a new emerging way of being in wholeness and unity. He currently lives in Western North Carolina. 

 

 Please RSVP if you can attend.   I hope you can make it!

We'll collect donations to sustain the group and our hosting organizations, but no one will be turned away for financial reasons.   

With gratitude to all of you and to Meetup for making this possible!

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  • Skip S.

    Gary Stamper did a terrific job laying out the core ideas in his book - and the Q&A period was engaging. As is often the case, the very best convo happened over beers and wine at a local pub afterwards!

    June 30, 2012

  • Doug S.

    Great presentation, discussion, and energy. I'd like to see this work done around here!

    June 29, 2012

  • Gary S.

    As the presenter, I could not have asked for a more intelligent, engaged, and open-hearted audience. I fell in love with Integral Philly. Thanks to all of you who showed up and for our wonderful time afterwards. Special thanks to organizer Skip, a new brother.

    June 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I very much enjoyed the opportunity to meet, listen and talk with Author Stamper! Very good interactive meeting.

    June 29, 2012

  • Gary S.

    I'm looking forward to meeting you all tonight as we discuss the Integral Masculine and the role of men as servant leaders through the coming changes.

    Gary

    June 28, 2012

  • Gary S.

    Why do I think upheaval is not only possible, but likely? Historically we know every major shift in stage awareness has been preceded by Joseph Campbell's "Dark Night of the Soul." and of course, there's this (just one of many): http://www.smarterlifestyles.co...­

    June 21, 2012

  • Gary S.

    Hey, Skip...Will there be cultural and systems upheaval? How will they affect the UL and UR domains? What will they look like and how does it impact the shift to emerging Integral conscious? Whaty role does gender play? Here's a link to my blog that talks about that very thing:
    http://garystamper.blogspot.com...­

    June 21, 2012

  • Skip S.

    Gary - I'm pumped for this event! It sounds like there are likely to be a lot of AHA! moments as we peel back our own foundations. Maybe even a bit scary at times?
    This kind of dialogue is helping us to be a more effective community ... and CIV III is a much better game! ;-)

    June 20, 2012

  • Gary S.

    Those of us who would forge the next culture need to fully understand the issues of masculine and feminine shadow. If the authentic principles of the feminine and masculine archetypes do not inform our relationships with each other and with the earth community in the development of the next culture, we will have succeeded only in creating Civilization 2.0.

    June 16, 2012

  • Gary S.

    "Tragically, the shadow in a society may go unrecognized for centuries or longer before being confronted." (one more...)

    June 16, 2012

  • Gary S.

    "So how does one prevent living from the masculine for feminine shadow? Quite frankly by exploring it and knowing what is there. Understanding the masculine or shadow feminine in oneself is crucial not only for enhancing one’s own wholeness, but for championing justice between genders and all diverse groups in the community. If the shadow is not recognized and dealt with, it will dominate an individual or community, resulting in untold suffering (more...)

    June 16, 2012

  • Gary S.

    Read all about it at http://www.alignmentcenter.org/...­ and come join me for a powerful weekend with the Alignment Center and Integral NYC on the 29th, 30th, and July 1st.
    * And if you're wondering "just how important is gender work?," read this quote from Carolyn Baker from her forthcoming book, Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths For Turbulent Times:

    June 16, 2012

  • Gary S.

    "Using cutting edge Integral technologies and ancient shamanic altered-states wisdom, initiation and ritual, all in a no-bullshit way, Gary helps men (and women) step into a new way of Being that allows them not to just find, but to be the freedom we look for."

    A little less than 2 weeks out from my talk with you, and I'm getting more and more excited and wanted to let you all know about another event I'm doing while I'm in the NE that you might be interested in (more)....

    June 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I read through this entire thread and it is what swayed me from "shall I, shan't I come" to absolutely yes! So thank you all for showing up and speaking up here. Danielle I really feel you have struck a chord with the old masculine in women. A biggie for me! Coming to shine a light on the dark shadow of that old stuff that is so well integrated within me.

    May 30, 2012

  • Danielle W.

    Awesome!!! Thanks again. I'll bring all of my old masculine/old feminine/new emerging feminine self to the table and hopefully with the integration of new masculine we can go vertical :)

    May 14, 2012

  • Gary S.

    By reintegrating their powerful, compassionate, and authentic selves, men can provide a healthier model for women to emulate and integrate the fullest version of their own masculine into their being, and then reintegrating their own authentic feminine based on solid translative structures (horizontal development) so the transformational stages (vertical development) can emerge. It's also why I work with the feminine within the men.

    May 14, 2012

  • Gary S.

    Hi Danielle, Great insights on the masculine and feminine aspects within us all. Your comment about women taking on the "old" masculine structures/paradigms is right on, and it's one more reason why it's so important for men to do this work. Since the 60's, as women have been integrating the masculine---as men have been integrating the feminine---they have taken on the only model of the masculine available, which is patriarchal and causes separation and duality.

    May 14, 2012

  • Danielle W.

    myself only taking on old "masculine" structures. So I'm intrigued about how your work might (if at all) also help women to create the awareness to move beyond all of these limiting structures. Looking forward to finding out!!

    May 14, 2012

  • Danielle W.

    Right on! Can't wait to read the book!! Thanks so much for coming Gary. I will be sharing this with the most evolved men in my life. I have done a great deal of work over the past few years uncovering the deeply embedded "feminine" structures in women that are limitations to our liberation and evolution and capacity to act as agents for the development of culture and consciousness. Most often I find that in the effort to step beyond this edge into something radically new I instead find...

    May 14, 2012

  • Gary S.

    I also want to add that my stand as an Integral Warrior does not include doing "PR." I'm not here to soothe or offer "feel good" ego-stroking encouragement and sweet words of solace. Men who go through my process will squirm, find their edges, and stand in the fire of passionate infinity. Men will find their way to freedom and fearlessness by traveling through shadow, abject terror, and scorching angst. That's where we find our original face.

    April 7, 2012

  • Gary S.

    All,
    At the risk of sounding self-serving, let me suggest that each of you read the book before I come ($3.99 digital download available so it won't break the bank!). The simple reason is that we can have a very different conversation if you have read the book vs. not having read the book. We can have a shallow conversation where I tell you about the book or we can have a deeper conversation from a place of knowledge that becomes praxis.

    April 7, 2012

  • Skip S.

    Tozan - I hope to see you there - and am looking forward to an engaged dialogue with Gary.

    April 7, 2012

  • Paco Tozan V.

    I am ready and open for "active listening," and hope to be received in it. I've been involved in men's work for 11 years, by no means claim authority, and hope to learn something new. I won't read the book before hand, and I'm humbly open and ready to be inspired. In gratitude, Tozan

    April 1, 2012

  • Paco Tozan V.

    We're all on the same team, and I'll stand in any fire with anyone until carbon becomes diamonds and celebration is had. I own that my opening comments were not expressed cleanly, sincerely apologize to all, and maintain that viewing "patriarchy" as all-bad is at least limiting, if not detrimental, to humanity. Gary, I respectfully offer than fielding my challenges with a graceful summary of your book, rather than judgements of my character, might be better PR. I can take it. Others might not.

    April 1, 2012

  • Skip S.

    On another note, I know a number of Integral Philly members have found great benefit and participated in various men's groups. That is one of the reason's that I felt this topic would be of interest. In addition, Gary has a terrific/fascinating background. Finally - as Gary said, this isn't a topic limited to men - and I hope to see all gender of our Integral Philly tribe joining us in the conversation!

    April 1, 2012

  • Skip S.

    Tozan, Gary. Clearly the claim about patriarchy struck a nerve with you, Tozan. As with all of our speakers & shared ideas, I invite us to show up as a community of the adequate willing to both challenge and support our collective growth. That said... Gary is first a guest of Integral Philly. He is traveling at his own expense in hopes of sharing his vision for how the masculine can transcend and include. Let's provide him with a hearty welcome first - and then engage in active listening.

    April 1, 2012

  • Gary S.

    I don't mean to dismiss you, Tozan, but again, I invite you to read the book, and then let's talk about it. I will say that one of my many definitions of the patriarchy are sociopathic men who never grew up and who care about nothing but themselves and their quest for power and control, even at the expense of destroying the planet and everyone and everything on it. Where might we find them? Government, politics, economics, education, energy, environment, food, weapons, and lots more.

    April 1, 2012

  • Gary S.

    Hmmmm...I can see you don't like being held accountable for your actions or apparently take responsibility for them. Respectfully, you haven't read the book, but you're completely prepared to pass judgement on it, make assumptions, and project them onto me, and then don't like my response?....You say "this is not a true patriarchy," but fail to define what, in your opinion, the true patriarchy is.

    April 1, 2012

  • Paco Tozan V.

    I haven't read the book; respectfully, the quality of your response furthers my hesitation to get it. As your potential customer, this forum is my introduction to you. IMHO, "...It is time for the patriarchy to be disassembled," is an unproductive attitude; when I hear from a man who claims to have liberating answers, I raise questions. So, help me understand how you define "patriarchy," and what do you mean by "it is time for the patriarchy to be disassembled?"

    April 1, 2012

  • Gary S.

    Well, it looks like it will be a lively meeting! Good. Tozan, own that you haven't read the book. This is not a book about gender, but the masculine within us all. You also say there's a "naive assumption that if we lived in a 'matriarchy,' all would be well." Since I don't make that assumption or that claim anywhere in my work, I have to assume that's your trigger. Yes, this talk will rise above "old Views." Will you? Please come prepared to critique What I write instead of your projections.

    April 1, 2012

  • Paco Tozan V.

    The "down with the patriarchy" chant is dull, and I question the minds of anyone reciting it. Yes, there's a long history of unconscionable behavior by men, but this is not a true patriarchy. To perpetuate generalizations about either gender is not helpful, including the naive assumption that if we lived in a "matriarchy," all would be well. Power tends to corrupt; there are plenty of unconscious women who would (and have) caused harm to people and planet. Will this talk rises above old views?

    April 1, 2012

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