Like discussing Sacred Sexuality, the
topic of warrior energy is both difficult and tricky to answer. What
do you hear when we say, "Nonviolence is a way of creatively imagining
with your violence?"
For the Lone Male, the
word "warrior" always means dominion, domination, brutality, and
For the Lone Male, "We make war that we may live in
And, "Peace is our profession." (America's Strategic Air Command: translation—"War
is a peacemaking activity.") For us, this is all double-speak. As
stands in all extant patriarchal cultures, the word "warrior" clearly
and distinctly conveys pre-emptive and predatory invasion and response.
What to do with the word? The Mankind
the word and conducts a "New Warrior Training Adventure." They
describe the "old warrior"—who is our predatory Lone Male warrior—and
train men to understand and take steps to engage their male
This is admirable work. Many Earthfolk males are New Warriors, and,
at the right time, this is an invaluable experience
for a man—of any age.
We prefer to rarely use the
Our focus is on creative imagining, and
the making present and manifest your and your Beloved's sensual
preciousness. If you've read Pathway
C closely, you now understand that engaging in an Earthfolk
ritual is a daunting, challenging, transforming, dragon-shadow
and artistic experience. Lots of strong, healthy, active, fierce,
deeply passionate, hungering and celebratory energy in all
that! Male and female energy. Not Lone Male nor Lone Female but Coupled energy,
that of the Beloveds in a nurturing embrace. "A vision of coupled
If anything, we experience the Lone
Male warrior as a weakling. He or she dreadfully fears the Other as Intimate
Enemy and uses nonhuman devices to makes present and manifest inhuman
cruelties. In many ways, when a man or a woman undergoes training
and becomes a warrior, they have transformed themselves into less
than human entities. In light of the devastating power of modern
weaponry, the "modern soldier" is hardly more than an extension of
a weapon, not vice versa.
"Ours is a world of nuclear giants
and ethical infants. We know more about war
than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living."
General Omar Bradley