067: BOY PSYCHOLOGY - A Review of King, Warrior, Magician, Lover - Part 1
Men are faced with unique challenges and many of our failures come from operating from “boy psychology” instead of the mature and evolved “man psychology”. We often find ourselves asking “what kind of men should we be?” There are many perspectives about healthy masculinity and even more widely-varying ideas of what it means to be an Alpha. Today my three ALPHA guests and I begin a six-episode series on our review of the book “King, Warrior, Magician, Lover” by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette, who describe the difference between boy psychology and man psychology and give a very effective visual model of healthy manhood and help guys rediscover the archetypes of mature masculinity: the KING, the WARRIOR, the MAGICIAN, and the LOVER.
We explore the dysfunctional shadow energies of the immature masculine in 'boy psychology.' We talk about:
- the highchair tyrant
- the weakling prince
- the grandstander-bully
- the coward
- the know-it-all trickster
- the dummy
- the mama's boy
- the dreamer
We discuss what it looks like when men are still operating from an immature (boy) mindset and introduce the healthy mature archetypes in their fullness.
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