The Lover. Highly sensual, but not just in a sexual way. Full of creative energy. Full of passion. Often at odds with the King, the Warrior, and the Magician. The Lover may be the most misunderstood of the Masculine Archetypes. But there are lessons to learn from him.[Read more…] about Masculine Archetypes: The Lover
Meriwether Lewis accomplished more to impact the history of this country than most of us ever will. He was more skilled, tougher, and more masculine than most of us. He could shoot better. He could endure more discomfort. He had more courage. He was more accomplished, respected, and connected. And he took his own life at age 35. His life and death carry lessons for men to this day.[Read more…] about Undaunted Courage: Lessons from Meriwether Lewis
The Whitetail Rut is a lot of fun. And last Wednesday was no exception. It was about 20 minutes until dark. I felt like I was in a good spot, but hadn’t seen a thing. Until off to my right I spotted a doe slowly moving down the trail. She wasn’t in a hurry. She was just meandering along. Normally, that would have been cool, but not overly exciting. At this point in my hunting journey, my freezer is still somewhat full, so does are not what I’m looking for. I’m looking for a fairly mature buck.[Read more…] about Lessons from the Whitetail Rut: Stupid Gets You Killed
“If he is a man, he will learn.” As those of you on my e-mail list know, I’m taking a break from writing about the masculine archetypes to examine a different book: Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War by Michael Shaara. The book focuses on the leaders at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Lee, Longstreet, Armistead, Pickett, and, by his absence, Stuart for the Confederates. Buford, Reynolds, Hancock, Chamberlain, and, by his absence, Meade for the Union. The movie Gettysburg was based on the book and tracks it very closely. The book gives you more insight into the thoughts of the leaders during the three days of the battle.[Read more…] about “If he is a man, he will learn”
The Magician is the masculine archetype that is often overlooked. Merlin. Gandalf. Yoda. Dumbledore. These are the magicians. The wizards. The men who had access to special knowledge, wisdom, and skills. They touched a place deeper than those around them. And they used that knowledge to help themselves and others channel their energies for good. And every man can do the same by tapping into the Magician inside him.[Read more…] about Masculine Archetypes: The Magician