The...powers sought and dangerously won are revealed to have been within the heart...all the time. He...has come to know who he is and therewith has entered into the exercise of his proper power.
—Joseph Campbell



I. The Call

II. Departure/Entry

III. The One Guide

IV. Trial

V. Passage

VI. Return

VII. Home



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I. As an adult man, how can the feelings in my body, my own perceptions, and my own understanding, now guide me in figuring out whatever I must do to achieve genuinely positive fulfillment of my unmet needs?


Somewhere in the heart of experience, there is an order and a coherence which we might surprise if we were attentive. loving...patient.
—Lawrence Durrell
Though you can fashion everything
From nothing every day, and teach
The morning stars to sing,
You have lacked articulate speech
To tell your simplest want
—William Butler Yeats
Power without love is reckless and abusive,
love without power is sentimental and anemic.
—Martin Luther King
The struggle of the male to learn to listen to and respect his own intuitive inner promptings is the greatest challenge of all.
—Herb Goldberg
The first skill needed...is called "letting it happen" ...gradually building a trust in your body's innate ability to learn and to perform.
—W. Timothy Gallwey

II. As an adult man, how clearly do I see that I already am everything I am, and already own everything I need, without having to "do" anything?


We shall not cease from exploration.
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
—T. S. Elliot
"You are accepted!"...accepted by that which is greater than you...the name of which you do not know. Do not ask the name now, perhaps you will know it later. Do not try to do anything, perhaps later you will do much. Do not seek for name now, perhaps you will know it later. Do not try to do anything, perhaps later you will do much. Do not seek for anything, do not perform anything, do not intend anything. Simply accept the fact that you are accepted.
—Paul Tillich
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
—Mark Twain
If you can just observe what you are
and move with it, then you will find
it is possible to go infinitely far.
—J. Krishnamurti

III. As an adult man, do I lovingly respect the sacredness and beauty of my own body and that of other men?


Have you ever thought you might need more sensuality in your life?
—James Thomas
You cannot devalue the body and value the soul--or...anything else.
—Wendell Berry
If anything is sacred, the human body is...
—Walt Whitman
Often the wisdom of the body clarifies the despair of the spirit.
—Marion Woodman

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