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This exciting new book describes the male archetypes of Warrior, Magician, Lover and King in a way designed for a 21st century audience. The author explains the characteristics of each archetype in its balanced form, as well as the inflated and deflated forms which can result from the emotional wounding we experience during childhood. If you've ever had difficulty understanding why you behave in the way you do, this book will provide you with clear answers. The book will also be a revelation for you if you feel like you have less control over your thoughts, feelings and emotions than you would like. The author starts by explaining the nature of the archetypes, what they are, and how they would develop in an ideal upbringing. Of course, none of us have a totally ideal upbringing; we're all emotionally wounded to some degree. These wounds continue to play out in our adult relationships, often in a way which seems like a complete mystery. The author explains how our personalities develop as we grow up and pass through childhood. He shows how we are affected, for better or worse, by the behavior of the people around us during childhood. He also explains the consequences of more profound childhood problems such as lack of love, praise or affection, and more severe neglect.All of this adds up to a route map which will help you understand exactly why you sometimes find life challenging and difficult as an adult.Of course, this is only part of the story - but it is an essential one, because before any emotional healing or personal development work can take place, we have to understand what went wrong in the first place. The author shows us how, as adults, we have many options open to us which we can use to restore our natural personality to its full magnificence.This kind of emotional healing work requires some courage, but the author shows us where we can find the people and places who can safely guide us as we take "the road less traveled": the path we need to follow to become who we were always meant to be, before the world got in the way.A modern book, a book for the 21st century, this is a work that will inspire, excite and inform, as well as provide you with many of the answers you seek. Even if you don't want to embark on a journey of self-development with the help of professional facilitators, you'll find the book invaluable as you discover each archetype can express itself in its finest form, fully balanced and emotionally whole once more.Although this is billed as a book for men, most of what is written here is really relevant for women as well - because women too have the same basic archetypes as men.This book comes highly recommended. In case you're wondering, it's a lot more accessible than the much older book on male archetypes by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette, simply because it contains none of the abstract mythology on which they focused in so much detail. This is a practical, down to earth, and instantly usable manual for good emotional health. It is a book designed both for our times and for our current challenges.
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