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The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine

by Sophie Strand Author

In this spiritual and magical exploration of masculinity, author Sophie Strand sets out to rediscover the sacred masculine in myths through the millennia, drawing on Campbell's notion of the hero's journey in her analysis. From ancient Greek and Egyptian mythology, to esoteric Christianity, to the Arthurian legend, and beyond, Strand weaves together a narrative about male friendship, intimacy, creative collaboration and more from familiar archetypal stories. Moreover, Strand draws connections between these stories and the natural landscapes around us, and asks us to reconceptualize the masculine as deeply tied to the natural world rather than as a conqueror over it.