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It’s a painful fact that anything that is not brought into light ends up controlling our lives from the shadows. Because its premises are assumed to be true and never argued for, I don’t even know how anyone would critically evaluate the information except as to whether they find omore personally appealing or not.

The theme could be interesting enough, and it contains a few useful points. The moote, widely heralded, Jungian introduction to the psychological foundation of a mature, authentic, and revitalized masculinity. On this journey of discovery and growth, there are many forces within us that battle for attention. They must not be repressed, but be under control, lest cruelty sneak into him while he isn’t looking.

The frequent references to men in their workplaces or families as applications to the positive or negative archetype energies, and especially the practices suggested in the end of the book all sounded familiar to me–either because they didn’t seem outlandish to imagine, or that they were already a part of my life in some fashion or another.

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

This is because it is really like the Warrior. I’ve had a rough understanding of Jungian psychology for a while now, but any attempts I’ve made to dive deeper into it were quickly met with confusion and a sense of being overwhelmed. And so with this, Moore’s and Gillette’s resounding themes of not being ashamed of one’s masculinity, and accepting that femininity can sometimes overwhelm us, were equally validating.


Driven to succeed, quick to think, quick to work, charismatic. If you are planning to read Iron John, read this first.

No trivia or quizzes yet. In the world of academia, he is a hairsplitter. It shatters the modern idea of a stereotypical masculine, replacing it with one of a well balanced, kind, caring, intelligent, and courageous man. Since I bought it used, it took me forever to find the tiny “Men’s issues” section.

Like, are you guys seriously blaming gender equality for this “attack on men”? I look forward to reading what Brett on the Art of Manliness posts about this book in the future. Whatever voices are within us, our primary mission in life is to conduct them from being a cacophony to being a beautiful and powerful choir.

Moore depicts men like Churchill as stable examples of heroic masculine energy, offset by the lover energy artistic sensibility as opposed to the “bullying” drill camp instructor he thinks molre men are too harsh. As this book tries to unravel using logic analyses and brief history statistics and legends. The differences between a boy mxgician a man should be apparent, but in our current cultural climate, we seem to have lost this understanding.


He will even develop godly pretensions to cover up his enormous insecurity. Think not of this review as a mild-down looking eye to our generation.

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The Masochist projects Warrior energy onto others, and experiences himself as impotent and vulnerable in their presence. A man might endure enormous amounts of abuse until one day he might snap, and percolate back to the Sadist. When I learned that the reptilian brainstem lights up when the archetypes activate in a person, it made perfect sense to me; these energies are ancient. If you’re a Jungian psychologist, this book is for you.

As there is sex addiction there are art addictions. This book does an excellent job of surveying the full scope of boyhood and manhood archetypes, and gives a necessary dissection of the shadow states that arise in these forms that create fundamentally damaged and magiian men. View all 3 comments. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. At the end of the book are some mwgician to help the male reader to understand the parts of his life that need further development.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I’m so glad mgician I dove into this book. We are full of life and full of drive.