King, Warrior, Magician, Lover

Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover

The bestselling, widely heralded, Jungian introduction to the psychological foundation of a mature, authentic, and revitalized masculinity. 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.

The warrior within

accessing the knight in the male psyche

The warrior within

A Jungian psychoanalyst and a mythologist teach men how to recover the warrior within themselves and to use this aggressive energy to improve their careers, their family lives, and their roles in the community. 75,000 first printing. Major ad/promo.

The Rabbi as Symbolic Exemplar

By the Power Vested in Me : for Rabbis, Other Clergy, and the Laity who Care about Them and Their Sacred Work

The Rabbi as Symbolic Exemplar

The solution to the growing problem of stress and burnout in rabbis! Written by a practicing clinical psychologist who spent 10 years as a congregational rabbi, The Rabbi As Symbolic Exemplar: By the Power Vested in Me presents positive solutions to the inevitable negative effects of symbolic exemplarhood, coaching rabbis through dilemmas of the “inner soul.” Being a rabbi means serving as a Symbolic Exemplar of the best that is in humankind, being experienced and treated and expected to act as a stand-in for God, and a walking, talking symbol of all that Jewish tradition represents. The burden of being a symbolic exemplar of God is extraordinary, and the struggle to live up to its “requirements” can be one of loneliness, frustration, and despair, alienating rabbis who tire of living in a glass house. The Rabbi As Symbolic Exemplar examines how the symbolic role that serves as the source of the rabbi's authority and power can lead to disillusionment and disenchantment. Author Jack H Bloom draws on his own experience as a rabbi who watched the successful career he enjoyed turn into one he desperately wanted to forsake and how he was inspired to become an “athletic coach” for rabbis. This unique book details how symbolic exemplarhood is created, what its downside is, what power it offers, how it can be used effectively, how rabbis can deal with their inner lives, and what can be done to help rabbis stay “human” while maintaining their leadership. The Rabbi As Symbolic Exemplar is equally effective as a complete text or as a source of stand-alone chapters on specific topics, including: special tensions of being a rabbi effects of symbolic exemplarhood on the rabbi's family educating rabbis on their power training suggestions curing and healing and The Ten Commandments for rabbis The Rabbi As Symbolic Exemplar is essential reading for rabbis, rabbinical students, congregants, Christian clergy, seminarians and anyone interested in what it is to be a clergy person and how they can support the work clergy do. The book educates both clergy and laity on the humanity of clergy. Visit the author's website at http://jackhbloom.com

Forging the Male Spirit

The Spiritual Lives of American College Men

Forging the Male Spirit

Young men undergo significant changes during their years in college. They wrestle with big questions, which are essentially spiritual questions, as they ponder who they are, what they believe, what kind of persons they want to become, and how they might shape the world into something they can feel comfortable being themselves in. Those who participate in men's groups realize that their involvement can nurture their inner lives as they explore these questions and connect to transcendent values and a vision of a larger whole. This book includes historical and sociological perspectives on men and spirituality and an expanded case study of how one campus pioneered in the development of men's spirituality groups, which became a model for other campuses. It includes quantitative empirical research that explores college men's openness to spirituality and their interest in men's groups. The book's most extensive discussion is based on a qualitative analysis of thirty-six interviews with male college students, focusing on their understanding of the relationship between their masculinity and their spirituality, and how spirituality groups provided a venue in which they could begin to engage what it means to be spiritual and what it means to be a man.

Medievalism and the Quest for the Real Middle Ages

Medievalism and the Quest for the Real Middle Ages

Medievalism, the later reception of the Middle Ages, has been used by many writers, not just during the Victorian period but from the Renaissance to the present, as a means of commenting on their own societies and systems of values. Until recently, this self-interest was used to distinguish between Medievalism, a selective, often romanticised, view of the past, and medieval studies, with its quest for an authentic Middle Ages. The essays in this collection suggest that the search for knowledge of a "real" Middle Ages has always been a problematic one, and that the vitality of the vision of Medievalism is demonstrated by its constant adaption to current concerns.

Archetype and Character

Power, Eros, Spirit, and Matter Personality Types

Archetype and Character

Introducing a new typology based on Power, Eros, Matter and Spirit as the motivations that define human attitudes and behaviour, the book outlines eight personality types based on the extraverted and introverted deployment of the four drives and applies these typological categories to Freud, Adler and Jung.

The Male Heterosexual

The Male Heterosexual

With the erosion in western society of the traditional code of masculinity and a move towards more balanced gender roles, male heterosexual development now faces a challenge. The Male Heterosexual explores biological, developmental psychological, sociocultural and historical perspectives of male sexuality. Larry A Morris deals with a range of issues surrounding male sexual development in a skilful and humorous manner. He concludes with a formula for cultivating healthy male sexuality.

Appreciate the Fog

Embrace Change with Power and Purpose

Appreciate the Fog

Appreciate the Fog written by Stephen Harrison is a self-help and leadership book that encourages embracing change with power and purpose. This book offers some invaluable suggestions that may provide quick payback in life with the intent to acknowledge that there are deeper processes with wonderful, lasting benefits that are available as the lifelong process of self-discovery opens. It encourages embracing the fog as it rises and developing a meaningful, authentic, and intimate relationship with the inner self. This book has been structured to be a natural progression through concepts that build on each other in a natural manner, with each chapter largely self-contained. Each chapter may be read and utilised as when and in whatever order suits the readers. Some may prefer to quickly browse this book and then pick out those portions that have immediate relevance to where they are in their journey at present. Others will find it useful working through the book from start to finish. These concepts will assist readers when working in relationships and organisations where fog is in effect. Being aware of the personal inner world, how to respond to a fog and exhibit that publically can make a positive difference to the capacity to process responses and the ability to work with others. Appreciate the Fog encourages readers to reflect on life, the mechanisms used to protect and feel safe, the triggers and patterns that generate episodes of fog and how working with all this knowledge may create a more satisfying and rewarding life. It encourages self-discovery with the intent that in knowing oneself, a person can decide to act with alignment and integrity to who he/she is, and in so doing manifest personal power and leadership.

The Black Sun

The Alchemy and Art of Darkness

The Black Sun

Also available in an open-access, full-text edition at http://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/86080 The black sun, an ages-old image of the darkness in individual lives and in life itself, has not been treated hospitably in the modern world. Modern psychology has seen darkness primarily as a negative force, something to move through and beyond, but it actually has an intrinsic importance to the human psyche. In this book, Jungian analyst Stanton Marlan reexamines the paradoxical image of the black sun and the meaning of darkness in Western culture. In the image of the black sun, Marlan finds the hint of a darkness that shines. He draws upon his clinical experiences—and on a wide range of literature and art, including Goethe’s Faust, Dante’s Inferno, the black art of Rothko and Reinhardt—to explore the influence of light and shadow on the fundamental structures of modern thought as well as the contemporary practice of analysis. He shows that the black sun accompanies not only the most negative of psychic experiences but also the most sublime, resonating with the mystical experience of negative theology, the Kabbalah, the Buddhist notions of the void, and the black light of the Sufi Mystics. An important contribution to the understanding of alchemical psychology, this book draws on a postmodern sensibility to develop an original understanding of the black sun. It offers insight into modernity, the act of imagination, and the work of analysis in understanding depression, trauma, and transformation of the soul. Marlan’s original reflections help us to explore the unknown darkness conventionally called the Self. The image of Kali appearing in the color insert following page 44 is © Maitreya Bowen, reproduced with her permission,[email protected]

Myths of Masculinity

Myths of Masculinity