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

Robert Moore , Douglas Gillette
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6 Feb 1992
In this contribution to the emerging men's movement, Jungian analysts Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette argue that mature masculinity is not abusive or domineering, but generative, creative, and empowering of the self and others. They clearly define the four mature male archetypes - the king (the energy of just and creative ordering), the warrior (the energy of aggressive but nonviolent action), the magician (the energy of initiation and transformation), and the lover (the energy that connects one to others and the world) - as well as the four immature patterns (divine child, oedipal child, trickster and hero). The authors propose the idea of a "man psychology" that is the key to true, mature masculinity.
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  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco; New edition edition (6 Feb 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062506064
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062506061
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 16 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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THE BESTSELLING, WIDELY HERALDED, JUNGIAN INTRODUCTION TO THE PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATION OF A MATURE, AUTHENTIC, AND REVITALIZED MASCULINITY.

"The author take on the difficult task of separating man from boy by excavating 'psychological facts' from ancient myths and modern movies"
MICHAEL J. MEADE

"A map for men…When the intellectual history of the twentieth century is written, Moore's shrewd analysis of Jungian thought…will occupy an important place. [Moore and Gillette] are handing men concrete images and explicit ways of thinking and being, ways to mature and still remain fully masculine"
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

"A liberating guide to self-transformation"
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"An exciting view of masculinity, one rooted not in domination but in creativity and empowerment of the self and others"
NEW AGE JOURNAL


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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice insights but very New Agey 22 Aug 2010
By Patrick Lye VINE VOICE
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Lying just beneath the surface of our conscious male minds, lies the structural framework of 4 great male archetypes. Each with their own attributes and unique characteristics, our mission is to allow these elements of our being to come to light. To cultivate their growth and imbue our very selves with the spirit and energy of these beings...

No, I wasn't describing the latest Final Fantasy or Pokemon game to you. This is, in fact, the hypothesis postulated by our intrepid authors; Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette. A tantalising one to say the least! Now, any man with a shred of intelligence will of course realise that we don't have a physical manifestation of a king going "get me out of here... I'm being cramped by your stomach and gall bladder", or that we have ghosts inside us ready to possess us... but more that the behaviours intrinsic to the classical male models are present in our instinctive framework. Any notion of an actual king in you is mere imagery to help move the process along (after all, vivid images are easier to grasp than banal ones)

In terms of fundamental principles... it's a delightful, uplifting idea. Not only do our authors say "these are the qualities men should aim for", but they comfort us with the notion that these very qualities are inside of us... we just haven't quite realised it. And for people seeking personal change, this is an excellent thing to encourage. All to often, the mistake in self-help is the focus on looking elsewhere for what we want - overlooking the fact that we have what we need inside of us... meaning that the poor readers engage in a game of trying to attain as many external symbols of success to feel good (be it more money, fast cars, big jobs or notches on their belt)

So as a concept goes... it's delightful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars King Warrior Magician Lover 19 Jan 2009
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I have to review this book as I've read it once and am reading it for the second time now. I first heard of it when studying David DeAngelo's On Being a Man Program (look on-line if you want to see what that is). I'd have to say this is a whole new realm of facination for me. This book is a big influence on the Mankind Project, a society which actually provides the ritual innitation into manhood that the book talks about as missing from society. If you like mythology you're going to love this book as it brings many of the mythical gods from around the world to life in a whole new way. These mythical figures represent hard wired behaviour patterns in the male sub-concious. The book is a guide to what these archetypes are and how the play themselves out in men's lives. There's a section at the end of the book that gives four techniques for activating the archetypes in your own life. There's a case study of a guy who can't get women in his life and the Phycho Analyst recommeds a techniques for invoking Eros (the Greek god of love that's responsible for male sexual appeal). Needless to say the guy starts feeling and acting more attractive and goes on to get what he wants. There are immature and mature versions of the archetypes, while reading the dysfunctional behaviours of the immature types I felt like I was reading a autobiography of my own life, both my own behaviour over the years and other guy's behaviour. Many problems in the world are created by boys in men's bodies who didn't grow up and are now acting hostile and destructive to try and pretend that they're men. This book addresses the issue and teaches you to allow the mature male behaviours to grow in your own life. I prefer this book ot Iron John because it's much easier to understand and had more meaning for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Encompassing wonder! 14 July 2008
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Having recently spent a week at Findhorn with Robert Moore and feeling his humility and kingly energy at first hand, as well as re-reading this inspirational book again, with a new slant, I am very much in awe of the powerful wisdom that is contained within the pages of possibly one of the primers of the male movement since the early 1990s. In person, Moore has quoted statistical evidence to back up the broad sweep of his intuitive claims for his four archetype theory, but such claims are not evidenced here, instead concentrating on a broad delineation.

Surely we are listening to the positive central tenets of the KWML in its outline of the passage from boyhood to manhood by now..?

However, a regular appraisal of any news TV and advertising will tell you otherwise.. the false heart of the reporting press seems more interested in a society in the grip of monster boys and high performing narcissists - even if disturbingly accurate. Or maybe these media outlets are reporting on a society that is badly in need of inclusive kingly provision, warrior focus, magician transformation, and lover intimacy? Such traits that are not even considered in their full maturity.. reaching a spiritual cardinal virtuosity as blessing, service, healing and joy.

Moore avers that the means of achieving the quest to obtain male maturity has been lost in a western framework and resembles a slow deliberate torture of the soul without maturation reference points, especially from those provided by older wiser men.

This book is a Jungian unravelling of the deep structures of the collective unconscious, and by emersing in its deep and rich information, has the potential to provide an archetypal journey of the Self with a concomitant mature strengthening of Egoic adaptations.
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Fast delivery, good price, interesting book regarding archetypes
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5.0 out of 5 stars On being a Man
A book, a guide, an instruction manual, this work teaches you how to identify and get to the core of the archetypes that form the basis of our masculinity. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Ivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read
Easy to read, easy to follow - you may not agree with everything they say about male archetypes but if you are male you will no doubt see a lot of yourself in this.
Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Profound insights that change my attitude towards my life
Published 25 days ago by Zsombor Fekete
3.0 out of 5 stars Archetypes Interesting, But Not As A Path To An Illusory "Maturity"
I read this book because the guys at Danger and Play enthused about it, and inspiration might be found in the oddest places. It’s New Age. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Paul Woodfine
5.0 out of 5 stars a lens for life
GET THIS BOOK!!!

As if I put on a pair of contact lenses and looked in the mirror. I didn't know I looked liked like this.

If you are male. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Phil Winston
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ!
Exceptional book - must read if you are interested in bettering yourself and understanding masculine psychology. A very worthwhile read.
Published 10 months ago by Martin Danagher-Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars A great insight into the masculine archetypes
Thoroughly enjoyable and relatable book for anyone who has struggled with the lack of an initiation rite in our society. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Torgrim M. Stene
5.0 out of 5 stars Arresting...
Without doubts, one of the most inspirational, arresting and powerful books I have ever read. The description of man's mind and the classification of it into the child's and the... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Alexei V. Lopez Enriquez
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring and fascinating read
I don't have a comprehensive knowledge of Jung but this book comes from an academic perspective and its rewards are in studying it as part of a general course of study in... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Matt Blissett
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