King Warrior Magician Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine
The bestselling, widely heralded, Jungian introduction to the psychological foundation of a mature, authentic, and revitalized masculinity.
Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette, Jungian analysts, argue that mature masculinity is not abusive or domineering, but generative, creative, and empowering of the self and others. Moore and Gillette define the four mature male archetypes that emerge in myth and literature throughout 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 male archetypes (divine child, oedipal child, trickster and hero). King, Warrior, Magician, Lover is an exploration of the masculine psyche that will assist men and women in reimagining and deepening their understanding of it.