New Masculine Emerges in Western NC Men’s Spirituality Movement

Asheville, Cherokee-area men embrace the “Integral Warrior,” transcend traditional archetypes at free two-hour preview Sept. 16 at Isis Cove Retreat Center, Whittier
Gary Stamper
Gary Stamper
Sept. 12, 2010 - PRLog -- ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Being a real man in the 21st century takes a new kind of ‘True Grit,’ says Gary Stamper, a pioneer in the alternative men’s spirituality movement.

“It’s the kind of thing Rooster Cogburn, John Wayne’s memorable character, couldn’t have handled. There is another way.”

Stamper believes it’s possible to be a “real man” and transcend the outdated archetype of the bully. He also believes men have to move past the soft, “sensitive, New Age guy” stereotype, or any other depictions of men which do not serve human evolution. An international award-winning designer, national facilitator of the Shamanic Priest Process™, and author of a pending book, How to Live with The Goddess, Stamper sees men waking to their full potentials as “Integral Warriors,” offering a free, two-hour introduction to his ground-breaking work Thursday, Sept. 16, at Isis Cove Retreat Center, Whittier.

“In the workshop, we learn how to embody the New Masculine,” says Stamper. “We integrate and call in all perspectives of the masculine with fierce awareness, stretching the boundaries of what is possible. We bravely hold space for the feminine, nature, body, spirit, integrity, wisdom and heart.”

The experience utilizes integral and developmental systems theory, breath work, traditional archetypes, initiations, and ritual to ensure participants are able to align to their true purpose in life.

“Our goal is the full embodiment of individual masculine presence for the highest good,” says Stamper. “Rugged individualism takes on an entirely new meaning. A man who is an Integral Warrior is willing to go the extra mile over uncharted territory without knowing for sure what lies ahead, only having a rough map showing how he’ll get there.”

“The difference today is the frontier lies within,” he says.

The introductory workshop, “The Integral Warrior,” is Thursday, Sept. 16, at Isis Cove Retreat Center, Whittier, approximately one hour from downtown Asheville. For more information on Gary Stamper and his unique work with men’s groups and relationship workshops, go to, email him directly at, or phone (206) 779-5870.

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