Robert Augustus Masters





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Robert Augustus Masters was born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1947. From an early age he was an avid artist, but in high school switched to the sciences, with which he stayed until he found himself at the age of 21 in a PhD program in biochemistry. Little more than a year later, only a few hours after a dream of dying, he left his doctoral studies, and began an odyssey of intense travel, initially outer, then inner.


As he did so, his passion for the arts reemerged, especially through writing. He began meditating, doing yoga, and exploring cutting-edge therapies and trainings. By 1978 he was working as a therapist and bodyworker. From the beginning his work was integral and creatively structured, combining the physical, mental, emotional,
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Emotional Intimacy: Your Un...

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“Where feeling is reaction, emotion is adaptation. So feeling is an instantaneous, nonreflective (there’s no time for reflection!) arising, but emotion is all about how we handle that feeling.”
Robert Augustus Masters, Emotional Intimacy: A Comprehensive Guide for Connecting with the Power of Your Emotions

“The fiery intensity at the heart of anger asks neither for smothering nor mere discharge, but for a mindful embrace that does not require any dilution of passion, any lowering of the heat, nor any muting of the essential voice in the flames.”
Robert Augustus Masters, Emotional Intimacy: A Comprehensive Guide for Connecting with the Power of Your Emotions

“When transcendence of our personal history takes precedence over intimacy with our personal history, spiritual bypassing is inevitable. To not be intimate with our past—to not be deeply and thoroughly acquainted with our conditioning and its originating factors—keeps it undigested and unintegrated and therefore very much present,”
Robert Augustus Masters, Spiritual Bypassing: When Spirituality Disconnects Us from What Really Matters



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