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The King Within Audiobook

The King Within: Accessing the King in the Male Psyche

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In this pioneering contribution to the emerging men's movement, Robert Moore, a Jungian psychoanalyst and Douglas Gillette, a mythologist, examine the inner King - one of the four archetypes on the male psyche. The inner King integrates power and nurturing, firmness and caring, courage and creativity, self-affirmation and self-sacrifice. From his central position between the world of imagination and the world of action, the King within challenges every man to take up his own scepter, to dream and to make them come true. The King Within both responds to the needs being formulated by the men's movement and addresses the larger questions of male psychology.

©1992 Robert Moore; (P)2009 Phoenix

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    John Griffin, GA, United States 10-12-11
    John Griffin, GA, United States 10-12-11 Member Since 2011

    Audiobooks! WOOO!!!

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    "Compelling Psychology"

    Through historical studies, psychological profiles of popular ideologies in both the media and in religion, the authors (Moor and Gillette) seek to answer the questions, What is Masculinity? Is it important? Where did it go and why can't we seem to find it?

    Throughout the twentieth century, primarily in Western Culture, we've lost the ability to separate being a Boy from being a Man. There are no longer any defined qualities that everyone recognizes as being "manly." Many people (not merely feminists) decry men as brutes. Phrases like "be a man" or "man up" are sexist and crush the creativity of our children. The authors cite the absence of a father in many homes in recent years is an example of why its important that we soon discover, and teach our sons, exactly what it means to be a man. That men, through the help of our brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, wives, lovers, and friends, must discover the King that resides in all of us.

    This book raised my eyebrows a lot. The authors tend to treat wide sweeping subjects like religion and politics as examples for their psychological evaluation. If those subjects are touchy for you, then just be warned. Every so often the authors let their own internal biases slip inside this document in sarcastic gibes that made me cringe, but those moments are few. And for the most part this book is inspirational and eye-opening. I recommend it highly.

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    Chris C. 02-28-15
    Chris C. 02-28-15
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    "The answer to a lot of my life's struggles"

    This book is extremely powerful. It has guided me to a great new path where I am striving to master my king archetype. I've experienced years of therapy, self help books, meditation, etc, and I have to say, this book would have helped me even more tremendously if I had read it years ago.

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    CB 07-14-16
    CB 07-14-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Pretty good Mentality Exercise"

    Appreciate his broad perspective and drive to put this book out there. The subject of masculinity is more and more needed for the younger generations especially.

    There were some valuable triggers offered in many of the concepts. Some of the religious ideas he gives are based on a very good general knowledge, but are misrepresented from being "zoomed-out" too far. You'll know them when you hear them if you understand your religion well.

    There's also a "bashing" of a historical political leader that is unnecessary and exaggerated.

    Overall, it is good "food for thought"; all things considered.

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    Eric Worthy 07-08-16
    Eric Worthy 07-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great!"

    This has to be one the the best books I've ever read. Highly recommended for motivated men. I gave 4* for performance because sometimes the narrator would say the most profound things so calmly and fast as if they didn't have such a profound meaning.

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    marcus 06-02-16
    marcus 06-02-16
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    "Good guide enlightning"

    Nice experience a good book for fathers with young boys. I loved it. Be yourself is the best masculine you!

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    Arshaad 05-22-16
    Arshaad 05-22-16

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    "5 stars!"

    A must read for any aspiring King (or Queen) and for anybody trying to become the strongest version of themselves.

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    Omnipiterius 04-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    The narrator was kind of bad but ok. He was constantly undercut by cheesy audio cues. Good content aside from that though.

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    garrett Sault S Marie, MI, United States 02-01-16
    garrett Sault S Marie, MI, United States 02-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "profoundly good-bad,entertaining: Don't miss it"

    Awesome narration. Useful, often bizarre, frequently laugh-out-loud, content. Highly recommended! Background in psychology will help appreciate more. The King framework here creates useful heuristics to guide action and introspection, I might suggest 'intentional change theory' as a supplement

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    Brian 06-12-15
    Brian 06-12-15 Member Since 2014

    Fan of biographies, history, and books about the mind.

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    "A little fast paced but good"

    Interesting concepts. I'd be interested to see more updated or later editions of this though.

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    mdg 04-29-15
    mdg 04-29-15
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    "Enlightening book"

    I'll definitely have to listen to this a few times to fully grasp the message, but The King Within is a very good read/listen with a very positive message.

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    "Breezed it!"

    Easy read, made really awesome points & the used to write it was very captivating.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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