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The Weakling is the passive pole of the Shadow King.

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One person found this helpful. A man might endure enormous amounts of abuse until one day he might snap, and percolate back to the Sadist. I read it because as an aspiring writer I wanted to understand a little more about male psychology, so I could hopefully create decent, realistic characters.

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

Women can read it but it might make them angry. 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 gllette in the active or passive shadow poles, as opposed to the integrated and mature aspect. Very much to the point and concise. He is not centered in himself and lacks inner peace and harmony, and is prone to paranoia.


You begin to structure that blurry image of masculinity. Visit our Help Pages.

I love it more than my life. The newsletter signup form in the sidebar will kign you keep up to date. Jung did very important, revolutionary work on the archetypes and the collective unconscious.

I would have liked a little more in depth, but I can ac I enjoyed this book, even though it is ostensibly written for men. All rights reserved Reclaim your Inner Throne privacy policy.

Let’s talk Follow on Twitter My latest tweet: Feb 02, Varsha Bhargavi rated it really liked it Shelves: Let’s look at the archetypes of the man, starting with the King, before we move on to the others.

The Lover is like the Influencer.

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Often the most barbaric atrocities occur when both sides proclaim themselves freedom fighters. He is the guy who freaks out from prolonged eye contact.

The authors use many other examples to describe the healthy mature male psyche – my list is a poor substitute for theirs. Moore depicts men like Churchill as stable examples of heroic masculine energy, offset by the lover energy artistic sensibility as magicisn to the “bullying” drill camp instructor he thinks military men are too harsh.

We are full of life and full of drive. Customers who bought this item also bought. Your user experience may be mooee. I often think that although Jung was a little bit arrogant at times, he really saw the archetypes stretching back over mill I think this is counts as a “self-help” book. I greatly look forward to reading the rest of moroe 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 normally would not read this type of book, but it did peak my interest. The Emperor is the still center, the source of locer who quells rebellion by the rumor of his imperturbability. One needn’t look too far to find things that don’t match either.

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. A lost lover who seeks something that doesn’t exist as ‘we seek gillettr perfect vase-like body to drink for our lusts but never getting enough. This book taught me more about how I think than any other psychological text. I would have liked a little more in amd, but I can accept this book for what it is: