He: Understanding Masculine Psychology

He: Understanding Masculine Psychology

by Robert A. Johnson

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Overview

“Entertaining, informative, thought-provoking, mysterious, poetic. Men who read it will surely learn much about themselves, and women—particularly those who are unfortunately misled into thinking of men as “the enemy”—will find it a real eye-opener.”—Ruth Tiffany Barnhouse, M.D., Th.M., Harvard University

Robert A. Johnson's classic work exploring the differences between man and woman, female and male—newly reissued.

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?

Women do not really know as much about men as they think they do. They have developed, over the centuries, considerable expertise in the technique of adapting to men, but that is not the same as truly understanding them. Women often labor under the delusion that life is really pretty easy for men, at least when compared to their own lot, and they have no idea what a complicated struggle is really involved in the transition from male childhood to real manhood.

As timely today as when it was first published, He provides a fascinating look into male identity and how female dynamics influence men.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060963965
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/06/1989
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 140,048
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.22(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Introductionix
The Fisher King1
Parsifal13
Chastity31
The Grail Castle43
The Dry Years59
The Hideous Damsel67
The Long Quest73
Suggestions for Further Reading83

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He: Understanding Masculine Psychology 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Diwanna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book takes the myth of Parsifal and attempts to explain some basic aspects of masculine psychology. I did not enjoy this book quite as much as We, or She. The main reason is because, although it describes what men need to do during their journey of life, it doesn't really explain or give many real world examples.The basic premise is that men have a latent or suppressed feminine side of their personality (anima) that needs to be dealt with and accepted instead of ignored.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously? Enough of the fairy tales. What men need is some practical psychology. Not recommended.
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This is my first time reading Johnson's works. I give him praise for explaining the the Parsifal story in a meaningful way, and helping us understand the symbolism and message that is to be captured. At first I had a difficult time with Johnson's writing style. It lacked maturity with creatively explaining the Parsifal journey. It felt choppy and rushed. As the writing continued it either got better or I got used to his writing style. I give this book 4 stars for the content and message that was conveyed. I am actually interested in reading Johnson's other books. So he did his job by captivating my interest in who he is and what he has to say. Peace.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Very insightful and easy to understand
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing book for who wants to know the self better.