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

Robert Moore, Douglas Gillette

Redefining age-old concepts of masculinity, Jungian analysts Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette make the argument that mature masculinity is not abusive or domineering, but generative, creative, and empowering of the self and others. Moore and Gillette clearly define the four mature male archetypes that stand out through myth and literature across history: 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 that interfere with masculine potential (divine child, oedipal child, trickster and hero). King, Warrior, Magician, Lover is an exploratory journey that will help men and women reimagine and deepen their understanding of the masculine psyche.

status Copy #1 (1539): in
genre Sex & Gender » Gender Studies
publisher Harper Collins
publish date 1990
popularity checked out 1 time(s)


  • By Bill Svoboda -

    If you are a Jungian New Ager you might actually like this. To me, it was run -of -the mill (the 1990 mill!) unconvincing and a little smug.

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