"We are such stuff as dreams are made of, and our little life is rounded with a sleep."
~ Shakespeare, The Tempest ~
Articles & Book Recommendations for Men
By Dr. Daniel P. David
Is your shadow sabotaging your life?
Let's face it. Your shadow follows you wherever you go. Everyone has a personal shadow. And no one can hide from his shadow.
What is the Shadow? Sometimes it is called the dark side. Yes, something like Darth Vader and the dark side of the Force! Imagine carrying a huge bag on your back filled with everything that you believe is inferior, unacceptable, weak, evil, flawed or bad within yourself. Most of what is in the bag is not your fault, because your shadow also includes parts of you that were rejected, abandoned, shamed, abused, or hurt by others in your family, school, neighborhood, or society. (Read more)
Need to understand what are healthy male and masculine types?
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover is a great foundation for young men to understand what healthy masculinity looks like. This book speaks to all men regardless of sexuality as it recognizes the balance of masculine-feminine archetypes. Based on the works of Carl Jung, the father of Depth Psychology, Moore and Gillette have created a masterful understanding of the difference between Boy Psychology (immaturity) and Male Psychology (authentic maturity). Positive, healthy, and mature men no longer need to live and behave based on unhealthy patriarchal traditions. Just because a man may be an adult, doesn't mean that he is operating in masculine maturity, he may still be operating in "boy psychology."
If you are looking direction and ways to grow as a man, this book provides a good starting point for every man.
The collective unconscious consists of the sum of the instincts and their correlates, the archetypes. Just as everybody possesses instincts, so he also possesses a stock of archetypal images. ~ Carl Jung
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