What do you think when the word Warrior appears to you?
For Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette, it is men such as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King jr.
Not quite what you had in mind? Perhaps there is still something to learn about the mature male psyche.
Warrior is easily linked with aggressiveness and destructiveness. While those are important qualities of a warrior, real warrior is not purely set out to destroy. Real warrior is there to set out to destroy what doesn’t work and construct what is right in the world. Real warrior is both creator and a destroyer, a man with a mission to build and expand.
Warrior Within: Accessing the Knight in the Male Psyche is a book about the Warrior archetype of a masculine psyche, how to access it and why.
I cannot recommend this book as standalone, you should first read the outlining book: King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature. However, once you have read that I highly recommend this.
Warrior within resonates with Stoic philosophy and thinking: “The buck stops with you. Prepare yourself. Step forward. Accept your Warrior responsibilities. Fit your talents and responsibilities to the arena or theater that seems to need you the most.”
Warrior energy should be put to work to take responsibility, destroy that which doesn’t work and then to expand and construct that which is needed.