King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine

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by Robert Moore, Doug Gillette
     
 

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The bestselling, widely heralded, jungian introduction to the psychological foundation of a mature, authentic, and revitalized masculinity.

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The bestselling, widely heralded, jungian introduction to the psychological foundation of a mature, authentic, and revitalized masculinity.

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The corporate ``yes man,'' the wife-beater, the hot-shot male junior executive and the emotionally distant father are all boys pretending to be men, observe the authors of this liberating guide to self-transformation. Writing within a Jungian framework, they perceive symptoms of ``Boycaps per book psychology'' all around us--in men's abusive behaviors, passivity and inability to act creatively. To help males become more nurturing and mature, Moore and Gillette identify four archetypes of masculine energies from myth and literature: the Lover, brimming with vitality and sensitivity; the Magician, guider of the processes of inner and outer transformation; the selfless and wise King identified with Adam or primordial man; and the Warrior, whose energies often go awry in destructive activity. Dream analysis, meditation, Jungian ``active imagination'' and ritual processes are among the tools set forth in a clear, concise map to territories of masculine selfhood. Moore is a professor of psychology and religion at Chicago's Theological Seminary, Gillette is cofounder of the Chicago-based Institute for World Spirituality. Illustrated. (Jan.)

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ISBN-13:
9780062322982
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2013
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HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
115,556
File size:
382 KB

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King, Warrior, Magician, Lover 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
younity521 More than 1 year ago
It's easy to fall into the trap of being the men "society" wants us to be. The reality is that there are certain aspects to being a man that should be embraced, but are currently shunned. This book is an all-encompassing guide to accepting and loving every part of your masculine identity. It explains why we behave immaturely and how to get beyond that and advance to a higher level. This work is useful not only for young men, but men of all ages. In a world where we no longer have a system that adequately initiates boys into the world of men, books like this are indispensable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was published in 1990. The social problems it documents are even worse now than they were when it was written. Boys these days have no healthy role models, or any rites of passage. They're starved for Strong, Wise, Nourishing Masculinity. Also, as the book observed, Feminists have Demonized Masculinity itself. They don't see any value in Masculinity, all they see is it's weaknesses or it's shadow side. The Shadow Sides of Masculinity are the Tyrant, the Sadist, the Manipulator, and the Sex Addict. These are the examples most boys are left with. The ones who don't becomes these are left with no reason to believe in anything. They become the Weaklings, the Masochists, and the Impotent. Either way countless Boys are without any ideas of what Maturity is, much less Healthy Role models for Mature - Masculinity. This book has powerful insight into the Male Psyche. It uses the Archetypes of King, Warrior, Magician and Lover. Then gives powerful examples of each. These 4 are the essence of the Role Models boys need. It goes on to explain how even those who never had any Wise Elders can use Biographies, Documentaries and the books written by the Wise to build healthy Archetypes. The world needs this book even more now than when it was published.
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