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Spiritual Bypassing (Audiobook)

When Spirituality Disconnects Us From What Really Matters   NARRATED BY ROBERT AUGUSTUS MASTERS Spiritual bypassing — the use of spiritual practices/beliefs to avoid dealing with painful feelings, unresolved wounds, and developmental needs — is so pervasive that it goes largely unnoticed or is only superficially considered. In the tradition of the landmark book Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chögyam Trungpa, Spiritual Bypassing casts a lucidly critical eye on our deeply entrenched misuse of spirituality, furthering the body of psychological/spiritual insight into how we use — and abuse — spirituality. This audiobook is devoted to explaining and working through spiritual bypassing, […]

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To Be a Man

A Guide to True Masculine Power   Sex, Power, and the Journey to Full Manhood A groundbreaking guide to a genuinely healthy masculinity, at the heart of which is a potent pathway: facing our unresolved wounds and whatever else holds us back, bringing our head, heart, and guts into full-blooded alignment. To Be a Man clarifies what’s needed to enter a manhood as strongly empowered as it’s vulnerable, as emotionally literate as it’s unapologetically alive, a manhood at home with truly intimate relationship. If you’ve read your share of popular advice on relationships and being a man — but realize […]

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Until Our Song is Fully Sung

Selected Poetry, Lyrics, and Prose Poetry

Where prose reports, Poetry unveils. Where prose marches, Poetry dances. Where prose makes sense, Poetry makes more than sense. Where prose proclaims the mystical to be ineffable, Poetry gives it a voice, daring to express the supposedly inexpressible, while providing its audience with hearing aids and front-row seats.

Poetry is aesthetically translated epiphany in verbal form. All we need to do is permit ourselves to see firsthand the dancing particles and pulsing fluidity in its crystallized presentations. The price of admission? A sense of wonder.

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Meeting the Dragon

Ending Our Suffering by Entering Our Pain

(Available in Kindle format only)

Pain can be a real pain, and it can also be something altogether different, if we will but meet it, rather than turning away from it. This book describes how to end our suffering by entering our pain, step by conscious step, finding ever-increasing freedom in so doing.

Pain comes with Life, often inevitably so, and can serve Life if we don’t turn it into suffering — meaning that we don’t make a self-binding story out of it starring us in the victim role — but instead turn toward and enter it.

And how do we do this? We name our pain; we turn toward it; we enter it; we get intimate with all of its qualities — its directionality, texture, temperature, color, density, shape — going into it until we reach its heart. Eventually we emerge; our pain may not be gone, but we now have a very different relationship with it, a relationship that serves our healing and awakening

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Knowing Your Shadow

Becoming Intimate with All That You Are


A 6-CD AUDIO PROGRAM

What I mean by our “shadow” is whatever in us we are disconnected from or out of touch with, whatever we have disowned in ourselves, whatever we have not illuminated or will not illuminate in ourselves, whatever in us we are keeping out of sight.

So our shadow is that zone of us which houses what we have not faced or can’t/ won’t face about ourselves. To the extent that our conditioning (especially that originating in our childhood) is allowed to run us, it is our shadow. Or put another way, to the extent that our conditioning is kept in the dark, it is our shadow.

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Emotional Intimacy

A Comprehensive Guide for Connecting with the Power of Your Emotions



Emotions link our bodies, thoughts, and conditioning at multiple levels. And the capacity to be intimate with our emotions, teaches Robert Augustus Masters, is essential for creating fulfilling relationships, relationships in which awareness, love, passion, and integrity function as one. With Emotional Intimacy, this respected psychospiritual teacher and author invites us to explore:

• How to deepen our emotional literacy
• Cultivating intimacy with all of our emotions
• The ways that we numb our unwanted feelings, and how to revive them and welcome them back
• How to identify our emotions, fully experience them, and skillfully express them.
• Resolving and healing from old emotional wounds
• Gender differences in emotional literacy and expression
• Steps for bringing greater intimacy and depth into our relationships
• In-depth guidance for those facing depression, anxiety, and crippling shame
• Why “blowing off steam” can often make us feel worse, and what constitutes healthy catharsis
• Navigating activity and stimulus overload, a collective emotional pandemic of our times
• Individual chapters for fully engaging with fear, anger, joy, jealousy, shame, grief, guilt, awe, and the full spectrum of our emotions

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Transformation Through Intimacy

The Journey Toward Awakened Monogamy

 

The passage toward awakened monogamy is not only a journey of deepening intimacy and awakening with a partner, but also an immensely liberating journey into ourselves. Too often we lose ourselves in our conditioning when relationships become difficult, missing out on the rewards of fully engaged connection. Transformation Through Intimacy guides and challenges us to recognize committed monogamy as both a spiritual path and a crucible for radical healing.

Drawing on his three decades of experience working with relationship concerns, Robert traces the anatomy and evolution of relational intimacy, providing a cutting- edge exploration of what it takes to create a truly great relationship. Clearly organized into sections that cover emotions, sexuality, relational challenges, and much more in great depth, this book is an unusually comprehensive guide to relational intimacy.

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Spiritual Bypassing

When Spirituality Disconnects Us From What Really Matters

 

Spiritual bypassing—the use of spiritual practices/beliefs to avoid dealing with painful feelings, unresolved wounds, and developmental needs—is so pervasive that it goes largely unnoticed. In the tradition of the landmark book Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chögyam Trungpa, Spiritual Bypassing casts a lucidly critical eye on our deeply entrenched misuse of spirituality, furthering the body of psychological/spiritual insight into how we use (and abuse) spirituality.

While other authors have touched on the subject, this is the first book fully devoted to explaining and working through spiritual bypassing, providing an in-depth look at the unresolved or ignored psychological/emotional issues that are often masked or marginalized through what we do with spirituality. “Spiritual bypassing is not something to eradicate, but to outgrow. Let us treat it as such, recognizing that real spirituality is not an escape but an arrival.”

A must-read for anyone seeking increased self-awareness and a deeper, more spiritually sound life, a life of full-blooded integrity and compassion, a life in which the personal, interpersonal, and transpersonal are all honored and lived to the fullest, a life in which we cultivate intimacy with all that we are.

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The Anatomy & Evolution of Anger

An Integral Exploration

 
A state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary study of anger and how to work with it, in personal, transpersonal, and interpersonal contexts. Anger’s anatomy, function, and evolution — from mere reactivity to wrathful compassion — are explored in great detail, as are four approaches to working with anger: Anger-In, Anger-Out, Mindfully-Held Anger, and Heart-Anger.

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Divine Dynamite

Entering Awakening’s Heartland

A collection of essays that explore and illuminate the promises, perils, and terrain of deep healing and awakening, offering savvy, sometimes poetically-infused guidance for a deeper life, a life of full-blooded awareness and integration, a life in which all things are permitted to awaken us.

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Darkness Shining Wild (available as ebook only)

Meditations on Sanity, Suffering, Spirituality & Liberation

 
Darkness Shining Wild is an investigation of sanity, suffering, identity, death, and the far frontiers of spirituality, centered around the story of an extremely harrowing near-death experience I endured. The ultra-hellish journey following that experience provides a jumping-off point for deep-diving reflections on topics ranging from the anatomy of dread to the relationship between madness and spirituality.

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Emergence CD

Western Contemporary Chants for Healing and Awakening



Emergence takes the ancient art of chanting in one’s own language and gives it an original, contemporary, and exceptionally evocative treatment, featuring seven very unique chant-songs in English, each of which invites contemplative depth, soul-centered singing, and spiritually vibrant movement.

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O Breathe Us Deep CD

Diane’s musical CD with lyrics by Robert Augustus Masters



Diane brings her richly evocative voice to each song, singing with a full-blooded, heartfelt fluidity unburdened by sentimentality. Some songs are devotional, some are raw; some soar, some sing and bleed; but all are presented in the spirit of awakening to who and what we truly are, featuring a deep, genre-transcending spirituality.

What connects the songs of O BREATHE US DEEP is not a particular style (a wide range of styles is used — from ballads to Celtic to Native American to hard-driving), but rather the poetically-articulated embracing and living of a deeper life, a life in which body, mind, emotions, and spirituality function as a natural integrated whole.

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