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He: Understanding Masculine Psychologyby Robert A. Johnson
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He — for women who want to understand men, and for men to better understand themselves.
The myth of Parsifal and his search for the Holy Grail is a timeless allegory that provides powerful insights into the complex nature of the male psyche. In Jungian terms, it describes the stages and challenges faced by every man in his passage from boyhood to manhood — a passage that is essentially the same today as it has been for untold centuries.
Understanding Parsifal's trials in his quest of the Grail — a symbol of all that is feminine — helps us understand why men behave as they do, and how they attempt to relate to the feminine elements in their world. It also helps to explain the difficulties a man may have in reconciling his masculinity with his anima, the unconscious feminine element within his personality.
Newly updated and revised, He includes a special introduction by the author.
This popular analyst provides important reflections on what it means to be a man, how man develops into maturity, and what components make up man's complex personality.
What does it really mean to be a man? What are some of the landmarks along the road to mature masculinity? And what of the feminine components of a man's personality? Robert A. Johnson explores these questions in his new edition of He, updated to reflect his thinking on these subjects.
Robert A. Johnson, noted lecturer and Jungian analyst, updates his classic exploration of the meaning of being a man, and adds insight for both sexes into the feminine side of a man's personality.
About the Author
Robert A. Johnson, a noted lecturer and Jungian analyst, is also the author of He, She, We, Inner Work, Ecstasy, Transformation, and Owning Your Own Shadow.
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