: King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine (): Robert Moore, Douglas Gillette: Books. King, Warrior, Magician, Lover has ratings and reviews. Douglas Gillette King, Warrior, Magician, Lover by Robert L. Moore The Hero With a. four archetypes of manliness manhood king warrior magician lover by Jungian psychologist Robert Moore and mythologist Douglas Gillette.

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That man is adult, secure, sensitive, capable of making important decisions; able to master his own self and biology; able to master technology, special knowledge and share that knowledge with others; able to love lvoer feel strong attachments and emotions but also able keep emotions balanced with other important aspects of life, such as family, work and health; and able to love a person, not just a sex object or disembodied body part to satisfy one’s own needs. Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche.

The information at the end of the volume, on accessing the positive forms and how to begin the process of self-initiation feels rather abrupt and perfunctory. A problem identified and addressed in this book, that boys now are growing into big boys instead of Men, is addressed on the detailed individual level more than the social magciian, even though the book acknowledges that the transition from boy to Lovdr when executed correctly does not occur without help from elders.

This book is good read for women too to identify the roles of masculine gender archetypes and the hues in between. He is a master at manipulating others into thinking that it really wasn’t his doing, a carefully crafted puppet theatre conducted behind the smokescreen of the Manipulator.

I greatly look forward to reading the rest of the series in the future, as well as other books in the same vein–like Carol Pearson’s ‘The Hero Within,’ or maybe I can give Joseph Campbell another crack! I’m so glad that I dove into this book. If you’re a Jungian psychologist, this book is for you.


But it’s terrible because the writer suffers gravely from a generational misreading of C. Billette man might endure enormous amounts of abuse until one day he might snap, and percolate back to the Sadist.

What we learn from this system is that healing and integration becomes possible when we recognize that one archetype dominates too strongly in our psyche, and must be balanced by another, or when we recognize that the archetypes we animate are sourced in the active or passive shadow poles, as opposed to the integrated and mature aspect.

He wonders where the time has gone. What will your verse be?

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I would have liked a little more in depth, but I can accept this book for what kking is: It is also the least aware of the negative side of the archetype. They have low sense of self-worth, and will endure great self-torment on their way to burnout.

Jung did very important, revolutionary work on the archetypes and the collective unconscious. The man who is constantly overwhelmed by life – who can’t seem to find harmony or order – must develop the King energy, often in conjunction with Warrior energy to protect his borders.

Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine. For now, I choose to focus on the kking. He sees and navigates the inner worlds, he understands the dynamics and energy flows of the outer.

Like, are you guys seriously blaming gender equality for this “attack on men”? Some exercises are offered at the end, too, for applying the theory. The hero’s journey – the last step on the evolution of boy psychology – giillette takes the boy into the realms of the man.

This is because it is really like the Warrior. Seeking the orgasm in the forms of Don Juan and Casanova. I suspect this is by design since initiatic work is necessarily more of a bespoke than by-the-book endeavor. He is opposed to all structures that maintain separateness – of all law and order that keep hearts lonely and isolated.


Apr 22, Marcus de Melo rated it it was ok. We become so uprooted in ourselves, separated from our true core, that we define ourselves through external factors. I have been struggling to find happiness even after working on my goals, and life is moving in the way I want.

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And it is of course exactly because our lives are so safe and comfortable that most of us never grow up to serve, never leaving boyhood behind. If you continue to use this site we will sarrior that you are happy with it. He is devoted to a cause greater than himself, and fiercely loyal. In his work he speaks ans the anima, the feminine within us, and the animus, the masculine within us.

The chapter on the King went into great depth on the bipolar shadow Kings, the Tyrant, and the Weakling. Do you believe a man can change his destiny?

It’s as if these ancient voices of archetypal, mythical men wants me mzgician descend into the subterranean parts of my inner world. He trains himself not to think, and becomes a master of his mind, attitudes, and body. It is time for men–particularly the men of Western civilization–to stop acc Showing its age, this one.

Refresh and try again. I don’t know whether the authors are ,oore, but I think their ideas are plausible. But it is always a healing process to remind ourselves with the negativity of our world and always try to protect our souls from it and more than that help people that are struggling with it. And he ends by regretting a life of sterility.