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Riassunto: Exploring the spiritual side of the male psyche, the authors present their special program for assisting men in the move from boyhood to manhood. By the authors of The King Within. 25,000 first printing.
From Kirkus Reviews: Like the two previous volumes from these collaborators (The King Within and The Warrior Within, both 1992), this one urges men to take control of their lives and to enjoy the knowledge within, in this case by emphasizing mastery of the culture's power, imagination, and technology--a stimulating prospect undermined by graceless writing. Following an explanatory tour of the masculine soul, gender identity, and the male psyche (familiar from earlier works), Moore and Gillette consider traditional images of masculine magicians and the elements most common to their stories--mysterious origins, imperiled infancies, distant wanderings, etc. It's an informed set of observations, and, in tracking the shaman idea through myth and history, the authors support their argument with diverting examples and a well-honed point of view (for example, preferring the terms ``ordinary'' and ``extraordinary'' to the classic ``profane'' and ``sacred''). The role of elders, the importance of ritual, and the significance of initiations are also examined, as are the behaviors of men who fail to measure up--those innocent of the pain they cause, or those detached from their best impulses. By contrast, those who harness the magician's energy--who have access to inner truths and can affirm others' efforts to do the same--are able to ``face the cosmos,'' to live ``as mature men, consciously and intentionally, and with deep self-reflection.'' Would that the authors' presentation were as strong as their conviction. Like its predecessors, the book is full of cumbersome schemata (seven states of initiation, five stages to accessing the magician) and difficult definitions (the difference between ``liminal'' and ``liminoid'') that clog the prose and obscure the message about men's potential--a vital message that needs a simpler idiom to reach its audience. (Fifty b&w photos--not seen) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titolo: The Magician Within: Accessing the Shaman in...
Casa editrice: Avon Books (P)
Data di pubblicazione: 1994
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0380720701I5N00
Descrizione libro Avon Books (P), 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice libro della libreria mon0001112271
Descrizione libro Avon Books (P). PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Good. 0380720701 Normal reading wear. Age toning to the paper. Two red marks across the bottom of the text block edge, look like remainder marks, binding tight. Overall in good condition. Codice libro della libreria SKU1003065
Descrizione libro Avon Books (P), 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P020380720701
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Descrizione libro Avon Books (P), 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110380720701
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