King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine - Study Guide Boy Psychology and Man Psychology Summary & Analysis

Robert L. Moore
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The authors state that when the young male does not have the benefit of a mature male pattern, characteristics that can be perceived as charming or normal for a boy do not evolve into mature male behavior resulting in ugly and destructive patterns. These negative behaviors are called the shadow side of the personality because they do not integrate positively into a fully mature male.

The archetypes exhibited at different stages of the male development are The Divine Child, The Precocious Child, The Oedipal Child and The Hero. Each of these archetypes then gives rise to the mature masculine archetypes. The Divine Child becomes The King; The Hero becomes the Warrior; The Precocious Child becomes the Magician; and The Oedipal Child becomes the Lover.

The Divine Child is the most primal of the immature masculine archetypes. The...

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