Integral Warrior Blog
Gary’s blog, “The Integral Warrior,” is undergoing it’s third incarnation. Previously nominated for two Blogisattva awards, it was the testing ground that eventually became the book “Awakening The New Masculine.” You can read Gary’s blog by clicking here or the link at the right, or by scrolling down to see what interests you!.
GARY’S LATEST BLOGS
Integral Community Support Obama’s Re-Election?
Enabling is Still Co-Dependent, Even At The Integral Stage
Look, I’m not saying you shouldn’t vote for Obama, or that the Integral Community—whatever that is—or integral individuals and organizations shouldn’t work to make things better, try to inform, try to change, or make things more sane than they are…What I am asking is that WE TELL THE TRUTH. I don’t know if Obama is a bad man. I want to like him. He may be be powerless and under threat, but there’s only one political party and their common ground is fascism – rule by corporations over the government. Obama and Bush both serve(d) the same money masters for the same goals. Obama and Romney are no different. We must stop glorifying our abusers and speak the truth.
THE NEXT WAVE OF MEN’S WORK
“The “men’s movement” of the 80’s was, and continues to this day, to be what I’m calling the first wave” of men’s work, which is, as Wilber says, “necessary, but not sufficient.” It relies heavily on the mythopoetic, using mythology and analytical psychology, and consists mostly of psychological self-help groups which tend to stay away from explicit stances around psychospiritual and sociopolitical issues, or Sacred Activism, which the Integral Warrior dives right in to, as would be necessitated by taking an integral approach. This requires being able to take and hold multiple, bigger, and sometimes paradoxical perspectives.”
THE INTEGRAL WARRIOR INTRODUCTORY WEEKEND
The Lifting of the Veil
This Is The Tipping Point: Giving Death
Anyaa and I have chosen the marriage of the two paths to help birth in a new world using a process we’re calling “Integral Shamanism.” From the Integral path, it requires the widest perspectives possible, which means that we absolutely must step out of denial about what’s happening today: the collapse of the industrial age and the battle for control of the planet. From the Shamanic path, it means we must welcome and mid-wife in the death of the old so the new can emerge.
An Integral Approach to Consciously Collapsing
If we are going to be able to successfully navigate (whatever that means) the coming chaos, then we must first get out of denial and into acceptance that it’s happening. Denial could kill you. This requires that we pay attention to what is actually happening in all four quadrants, in the interior, exterior, individual, and collective quadrants.
Sometimes I Wish I’d Swallowed the Blue Pill
Don’t Talk to Me, I Need to Keep a Positive Attitude
In her book, Sacred Demise, Carolyn Baker frequently receives emails that say something like, “I’m unsubscribing from your email list because your website is filled with negativity and I need to stay positive.” Carolyn describes this perspective as “righteous,” or a false sense of doing the right thing. The problem with a (self) righteous attitude is that it leads to detachment from reality. It’s a “new agey” way of keeping a positive attitude so we never have to feel badly about what’s actually happening. They’re actually saying that it’s someone elses problem (reality), not theirs.