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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062322982
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
189,656
File size:
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