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.
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Good book to reflect on masculine energies and the various positives and negatives of each.Published 21 days ago by Paulo Branco
A very strong well written insightful book. $ qualities that a man needs to e successful. if a man lacks any one of these qualities it will lead to pain and suffering in his life,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by reader 3742
Eh, a somewhat limited reading of archetypes. I'd go with Caroline Myss' work on the subject.Published 1 month ago by Matthew L. Morava
Like the philosophy but the comparisons to history and myths were excessivePublished 2 months ago by Suzanne
Thoughtful presentation of four key archetypes. Cutting edge when first published. MikePublished 2 months ago by Mike