When you hear the word “lover” you probably think of romance and sex.

But there are many types of love–a love for family, for friends, for God, and for life itself–and the Lover archetype passionately seeks after them all.

The Lover is the archetype of emotion, feeling, idealism, and sensuality. Like the word “lover,” sensuality is often exclusively associated with sex but really has a far broader application. Being sensual means opening up and using all of your senses in all areas of your life–touching, tasting, smelling, hearing, and seeing–or in other words–experiencing as many dimensions of life as possible, as often as possible.

Thus, when a man taps into the Lover archetype’s energy, he feels alive with vim and vigor and connected to the world and those around him. A man in touch with the Lover archetype feels deeply, whether those feelings are of joy or pain. – The Art Of Manliness: The Lover Archetype

We have been blessed with the opportunity to interview Author, Douglas Gillete over the past several months as we’ve set out to unpack and present to you the four foundational archetypes of the male psyche. 

Key takeaways from this episode: 

  • How the lover archetype has been misrepresented by popular male thought.
  • The Shadow forms of the Lover.
  • How to access the Lover in its fullness.

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