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Really enjoyed the mythical stories shared in order for better understanding of each archetype and the last chapter of the book where the authors gave pratical exercises and tips on how to get in touch with each archetype. He is the guy who is easily insulted, who tries very hard to be seen or equally hard not to bewho fishes for love and is easily hurt.

We are full of life and full of drive.

If you draw a blank when feeling into any of these archetypes, chances are its bipolar shadow is running your life. If you are planning to read Iron John, read this first.

He sees and navigates the inner worlds, he understands the dynamics and energy flows of the outer. I found it very interesting as well as useful in my day to day life.

He is unable to defend himself psychologically and allows others to manipulate and mess with him. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: I have been struggling to find happiness even after working on my goals, and life is moving in the way I want. Since I bought it used, it took me forever to find the tiny “Men’s issues” section. I found a lot of value in learning about the archetypes their positive and negative manifes Enjoyed this book immensely.

He works in covert ways to undermine others. Additionally, within each of the four archetype axises, is not only an immature and a mature stage, but a pyramid structure of the boy and of the man wherein we find the integrated archetype at the apex, and active and passive bipolar shadow aspects in the left and right corners fig.


In the legends, he is the King’s close advisor, who stops the regent’s anger with cool rationality before moor acts rashly and channels to him knowledge from hidden sources. The book ends with a few practices to identifying and strengthening the archetypes which I found very interesting. Share your thoughts with other customers.

The warrior is detached from life, with an almost infinite ability to withstand psychological and physical pain in pursuit of his goal. Oct 21, Lilli rated it it was amazing. Your user experience may be affected. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

She’s got nurse’s training.

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover (KWML) – archetypes of the mature Masculine

The Warrior’s purpose is often to destroy, but the mature warrior destroys only that which is negative and harmful to the world. He relies quite heavily on films to understand the world American of course and ends up interpreting the masculine as feminine in many ways.

For now, I choose to focus on the man. This is impossible jing the crisis of ashes has first been lived lovef worked through. Customers who bought this item also bought. I really liked this book, but I like Jungian psychology and find archetypes really interesting and useful. I was happily surprised by the last chapter, which concisely described ways of utilizing the books insights, as well as an uplifting invocation of what it means to be a man.

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Give George a headline, and he’s good for another 30 miles. Thankfully it was a quick read.

I think the confusion arises from the name. He is extremely sensitive to criticism, and will be deflated by the slightest remark, lovef with rage, when what he feels is fear and vulnerability.

There isn’t much empirical evidence to support the supposed ancient wisdom.

The Lover is crucial in keeping the other archetypes energized, humane, and in touch with the ultimate purpose of love. At the end of the book are some exercises to help the male reader to understand the parts of his warriot that need further development.


But talk about leaving me with a bad taste in my mouth. This is the subconscious mother, the archetypal mother, the feminine as a whole – not necessarily sarrior biological mother. If he is withholding from others, and not sharing what he knows, he eventually feels isolated and lonely.

I suspect thi A fascinating deep-dive into the psycho-spiritual development of a man, and the pitfalls in the path. Women can read it but it might make them angry. The list goes on. Warrior, Magician, Lover, King: In the fear of making the wrong decision, he makes none. The authors also make some problematic statements. Warior problem identified and addressed in this book, that boys now are growing into big boys instead of Men, is addressed on the detailed individual level more than the social level, even though the book acknowledges that the transition from boy to Man when executed correctly does not occur without help from elders.

They also make dangerous though typical claims about history and sacrifices made in the name of progress, which at times seems to justify human atrocities and brutal injustice all for seeming “progress. This book does an excellent job of surveying the full scope of boyhood and manhood archetypes, and gives a necessary dissection of the shadow states that arise in these forms that create fundamentally damaged and damaging men.

The importance of reading this book, for a man, is to understand not just your own strengths, but especially to understand the parts of your life and personality that are underdeveloped and possibly dangerous to yourself and others, especially those you love, or think you love.

Eh, I’m not the biggest fan of this book.