About the Book
In 2006, Gary began a blog called “Integral in Seattle.” A pioneer in the Integral Salon movement, Gary began writing about integral theory, philosophy, and what it meant to try to live an integral life in a fragmented world. Starting off as mostly personal reflections and then branching out to bigger picture observations, Gary began writing about mens issues from an integral perspective, largely revolving around what it meant to to be an integrally informed man and how to live life as one. At that time, Gary also began facilitating mens workshops based on the work of David Deida and Integral Theory
After moving to a “shamanic” community in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina in early 2008, Gary began working on a Masters degree and a Doctorate in Shamanic Psychospititual Studies. His Ph.D. thesis, about “Awakening The New Masculine,” was based on the mens workshops – The Integral Warrior – he had been doing for a couple of years and his writings on his blog, now called “the Integral Warrior.” A few months later, that thesis morphed into the book “Awakening the New Masculine: The Path of the Integral Warrior.”
“Awakening the New Masculine: The Path of the Integral Warrior,” is largely based on the mens workshop series he created and continues to facilitate—The Integral Warrior—and Gary’s experiences helping men shift into new ways of looking at their world and expanding their perspectives.
From Gary’s Integral Warrior workshop page:
“It is clearly time for men to wake up. Just a little over one decade into the twenty-first century, we find ourselves in the biggest struggle of our existence―a struggle in which the outcome is still unknown. It is time for men to stop acting like little boys”
So begins nationally known men’s workshop facilitator Gary Stamper’s book “Awakening the New Masculine: The Path of the Integral Warrior.” Using cutting edge Integral technologies, ancient shamanic altered-states wisdom, initiation and ritual, and Jungian archetypes, Gary shows men how to step into a new way of BE-ing that allows them not to just find, but to be the freedom we look for as men. 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 you are, speaking from your heart, your partner – your friends, your children, your work relationships – will relax and trust you. You want to change the world….we start by changing ourselves.
It’s time to transcend the archetypes of the bully and the over-feminized sensitive new age guy.
Experience a new way of looking at and embodying what it means to be a man in the 21st century. Discover new ways to live, work, play, and love in an emerging consciousness with ground-breaking men’s work visionary and nationally-known facilitator, Gary Stamper.
What men are saying:
“Gary is clearly an inspired leader of the Integral Warrior/Shamanic Priest Process. His knowledge and openness is matched by his humor and centerdness/balance. What he is, he imparts. Afford yourself the gift of this journey.”
“Gary is an joyous, open and willing spirit who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Shamanic Priest process, which consists of a group of men intimately relating to one another, in a loving and sharing, that can open new vistas from within.”
“Gary is dedicated to a purpose and a process, very knowledgeable, considerate, and dedicated to creating a more harmonious, alivened, enlightened…..existence on Earth. I would definitely recommend this process to other men.”
“I look forward to continuing this work with you and whoever else you may enlist.”
“You and the Integral Warrior process took me me deeper than I thought I could go. I now see some of the places I need to work on and look forward to continuing to do this work with you.”
“I have always been wary of what I call “woo-woo” new age mysticism and I was a little apprehensive about attending this workshop, but it turned out to be a concise, informative, and, more importantly for me, an engaging look at some of the men’s work that can improve the quality of my life. Simply put, I feel it will accelerate my growth. I strongly recommend making room for this weekend.”
“You’re an awesome, knowledgeable man… a skilled teacher with deep knowledge of your subject matter… and a skilled facilitator.”
“Gary is one of the most powerful facilitators that I have ever met.”