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If we work from the still centre of the Wheel rather than repeatedly spin around it, we enter into a deeper understanding and conscious realisation of all aspects of the Four Quarters. In the Male Mysteries, this consciousness is embodied as Four Companions the Warrior, Poet, Priest, and Prophet, who stand at the intersections of the Quarters, Elements, and Seasons. They are inherent in every man, but are brought into consciousness through meditation, visualisation, movement, and rhythmic work within the Fourfold Circle.
This is, contrary to what might be believed, a relatively modem and weakening concept. The ancient gods and goddesses, for example, were never stereotypes or idealised images. They did indeed represent certain very specific powers, but always had attached to them or present within them other facets of energy, nature, and even eccentricities of divine personality. Modem psychology has occasionally taken up myth, particularly that of the Greeks, and employed it as a model giving insights into the human psyche and personality.
Without these figures, archetypes, entities, or goddesses (call them what we will) no man can possibly develop: just as he could not have been conceived and brought to birth without a physical mother. But we need not assume for one moment that such feminine figures in the Male Mysteries are motherly; many are quite unmotherly and terrifying. For the present, however, let us set aside the higher mythic figures of gods and goddesses, and concentrate on the teachers, adepts or masters that are commonly found in meditative and visualising work.
Celebrating the male mysteries by R. J. Stewart