Adam's Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation

Overview


Boys become men in much the same way across cultures, by integrating, through experience, each of these five messages:

1. Life is hard.
2. You are not that important.
3. Your life is not about you.
4. You are not in control.
5. You are going to die.

Our culture has done everything in its power, it seems, ...

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Overview


Boys become men in much the same way across cultures, by integrating, through experience, each of these five messages:

1. Life is hard.
2. You are not that important.
3. Your life is not about you.
4. You are not in control.
5. You are going to die.

Our culture has done everything in its power, it seems, to move away from this ancient wisdom. Men are lured away to dominate through money, sex, power, consumerism—and never really become men. In this audiobook, spiritual master Richard Rohr reintroduces us to male wisdom in a way that will engage anyone who is a man, who is mentoring a young man, or who wants to understand men better, in a language being used in retreats around the globe. 7 compact discs/8 hours (approx.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780867167696
  • Publisher: Franciscan Media
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,504,670
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized. Fr. Richard is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under WaterFalling UpwardImmortal Diamond, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi. Fr. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity's place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Living School is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings. Visit cac.org for more information.
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Table of Contents

A word from Richard
1 Initiated into what? 1
2 Why we need initiation in modern cultures 11
3 The two births 22
4 The big patterns that are always true 28
5 Life is hard 35
6 Your are not important 51
7 You life is not about you 60
8 You are not in control 67
9 You are going to die 92
10 What is the shape of the male soul? 108
11 The four initiations 123
12 All transformation takes place in liminal space 135
13 So how do we do it? 143
14 Jesus's five messages/the common wonderful 152
App A sample rite 168
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