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Bringing your shadow out of the dark

Breaking Free from the Hidden Forces That Drive You

The degree to which we don’t know our shadow — meaning our internal storehouse for the parts of us we’ve disowned or are otherwise keeping in the dark — is the degree to which it runs us.

This book provides a deep-diving, very comprehensive exploration of shadow and how to optimally work with it.

This is a wise, brilliant, extremely clear and useful exploration of the shadow and will be invaluable for all seekers.

— Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism

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To Be a Man

A Guide to True Masculine Power

(Available both as softcover and audiobook)

A groundbreaking, deeply practical 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.

Any book that unveils the male mystique with empathy and compassion, helping men understand themselves and helping women understand men, and that helps the culture understand the masculine dilemma should be hailed as a miracle. Every man should read To Be a Man as autobiography, every woman should read it as revelation, and our culture should embrace it as a healing balm.

— Harville Hendrix, PhD, author of Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples

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Knowing Your Shadow

Becoming Intimate with All That You Are

A 6-CD program (also available as a download) that shows how to illuminate and wisely engage with your shadow, offering exceptionally deep support for taking charge of your life, providing expert guidance and instruction to discover and make optimal use of what lies hidden or otherwise neglected within you.

“Knowing Your Shadow” is a terrifically well-done and very useful guide to one’s shadow, teaching ways to re-own and integrate it, and exercises for doing so. Everybody has a shadow, which means this product is for you, me, everybody. Take advantage of it!

— Ken Wilber, author of The Integral Vision

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Emotional Intimacy

A Comprehensive Guide for Connecting with the Power of Your Emotions

(Available both as softcover and audiobook)

A cutting-edge exploration and illumination of our emotions, with an emphasis on cultivating intimacy with each of our emotions.

A key theme is emotional literacy. Another is emotional healing and integration.

Emotional Intimacy is a godsend. Open it on any page and you will experience the truth within your emotions. I recommend this wonderful book to everyone!

— Christiane Northrup, MD, author of the New York Times bestseller Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

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Transformation Through Intimacy

The Journey Toward Awakened Monogamy (Revised edition)
(available both as softcover and audiobook)

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Relational intimacy as both crucible and sanctuary for a deeper, more authentic and liberated life. A classic, much-loved resource for those wanting to use intimate relationship as a mutual path of core-level healing, awakening, and integration.

Robert Augustus Masters offers a thought provoking, clear, passionate and powerful roadmap straight to the nectar of intimate love. He shows us how to realize our deepest potentials for mutual healing, integration and awakening, as well as how to come radically alive in what he calls the “ashram of the 21st century.”

— Katherine Woodward Thomas, author of Calling in “The One”

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Spiritual Bypassing

When Spirituality Disconnects Us From What Really Matters
(available both as softcover and audiobook)

Spiritual bypassing — the use of spiritual practices/beliefs to avoid dealing with painful feelings, unresolved wounds, and developmental needs — is so pervasive that it often goes largely unnoticed.

A must-read for those 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.

Robert has given us a great gift — a tremendously useful guide to examining our tendencies to spiritual bypassing, clearly the most comprehensive and accessible treatment available of this crucial topic. His work is a great contribution to the ongoing integration of psychotherapy and spiritual practice, and to our understanding of the meaning of spiritual maturity.

— Donald Rothberg, PhD, author of The Engaged Spiritual Life

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Divine Dynamite

Entering Awakening’s Heartland (Revised Edition)
(out of print, but available through Amazon)

A collection of essays that explore and illuminate the promises, perils, and terrain of deep healing and awakening, providing steppingstones and know-how for navigating the inevitably slippery slopes of personal and spiritual evolution.

Masters transforms the spiritual landscape with the mind-bending freshness of his prose. With the dexterity of the true master, he shatters complacency and razes the familiar with startling beauty. This book embodies the constantly novel surprise that is the heart of true realization.

— Jenny Wade, PhD, author of Transcendent Sex

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Darkness Shining Wild

An Odyssey to the Heart of Hell and Beyond:
Meditations on Sanity, Suffering, Spirituality & Liberation
(out of print, but available as an ebook)

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 in 1994.

The odyssey to the heart of hell and beyond that centers this book provides not a consoling cartography of spirituality, but rather a reality-unlocking tour of the everwild Mystery of Being…

An absolutely extraordinary book.... You’ve really underlined the necessity to know hell from the inside, in order to be able to sustain heaven. I absolutely recommend Darkness Shining Wild. It’s a remarkable book long waited for.

— Stephen Levine, author of Healing into Life and Death and A Year to Live

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Freedom Doesn’t Mind Its Chains

Revisioning Sex, Body, Emotion, and Spirituality
(out of print, but available on Amazon)

Freedom Doesn’t Mind Its Chains has as its core theme the development of intimacy with all that we are. And its topics? Sex, body, emotion, spirituality, choice, freedom.

This book invites us to bring everything, including our suffering, onto the dancefloor. Though I wrote it back in the early 2000s — minus an editor! — I remain fond of it and its wild forays. It contains the basics of much of what I teach nowadays, including an extensive section on the body.

An extraordinarily poetic writer with great insights.

— Ram Dass, author of Be Here Now and Still Here