NATURAL MANHOOD: From Prison Towards Inner Freedom

NATURAL MANHOOD: From Prison Towards Inner Freedom

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"Natural Manhood explores how men, particularly those locked in our prisons, need a complete overhaul with new thinking and a recognition that if we do not seek the divine in all our lives, we are unlikely to resolve the issues we face in a rapidly changing world.  What is needed is new thinking and a dose of ancient wisdom.  This book provides both."  (From the Foreword).

Contents. vii

Dedication. ix

Foreword. xi

Introduction. 1

Part 1: Male Alienation. 7

(I)      Isolation. 11

(II)     Infantilism.. 37

(III)   Male Sexuality & Shame. 55

(IV)   Self-Hatred. 83

(V)    Madness!. 125

Part 2: Free Your Mind. 171

What is Mind?. 179

Purification of Mind & Body. 191

Withdrawal 199

The Importance of Self-Nurturing. 203

Meditation for Beginners. 213

From the Problem towards a Solution. 225

Part 3: Natural Manhood. 227

(I)      Mother. 235

(II)     Father. 241

(III)   Friendship. 249

(IV)   The Male Mentor. 251

(V)    Spiritual Practice. 257

  • Our Higher Mother. 263
  • Our Higher Father. 267

(VI)   Natural Manhood. 269

Afterword. 287

Epilogue. 293

Appendix A: Self-Tests for Compulsive Behaviours. 295

Appendix B: Articles for Prisoners & Staff. 325

Appendix C: Find your Brothers!. 353

How to Start Your Own Men’s Group. 373

Personal Stories:  Men Share Their Experience, Strength & Hope. 383

Voices. 431

With Special Thanks to: 441

Index of Chapters. 443

Natural Manhood was written for adult male prisoners.  It is presented in a dyslexia friendly format.  According to our research, 80% of male prisoners have some form of dyslexia, and around 75% have the reading ability of the average 11 year old child.  However, anyone interested in social science, in particular criminology and men's studies, will find Natural Manhood interesting.  This book also contains articles, poetry and illustrations.

Finally, Natural Manhood is a spiritual book.  Throughout there are references to body, mind and spirit.  To quote Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968):

"It is the silence of the world that is real.  Those who love their own noise are impatient for anything else.  They constantly defile the silence of the forests and the mountains and the sea.  It is the silence of the world that is real.  Our noise, our business, our purposes... these are the illusion."


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780957485624
Publisher: Chiron Centre Publishing
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 474
File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword by Stefan Nicholls, Introduction, Male Alienation (Isolation, Infantalism, Male Sexuality&Shame, Self-Hatred, Madness), Free Your Mind (Meditation for Beginners), Natural Manhood (The 6 Emotional Stages Towards Natural Manhood and Inner Freedom), Afterword, Epilogue (A Message From the Hopi Elders), Appendix A (Self-Tests for Compulsive Behaviours), Appendix B (Articles for Prisoners and Staff), Appendix C (Find Your Brothers), Personal Stories (Men Share Their Experience, Strength&Hope)

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