About Dr. Moore

by Robert Moore
Dr. Robert L. Moore was a Psychoanalyst and Consultant in private practice in Chicago and Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Spirituality at the Chicago Theological Seminary. He was an internationally recognized author, lecturer, and workshop leader.

Dr. Moore was one of the few psychoanalysts in the world who has studied comparative psychoanalytic theory and practice in depth, receiving a diploma in more than one psychoanalytic tradition. His work on neo-Jungian structural psychoanalysis, decoding the structures of the human self, has led to his receiving international recognition as a major psychoanalytic theorist.

In addition to his practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, he also taught and served as a training analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and lectures widely in the United States and abroad on topics relating to psychoanalysis, ethics, and human spirituality, in addition to his work as an executive coach and consultant in leadership and organizational development to business and government.

Author and editor of numerous books in the field of psychology, psychoanalysis, and spirituality; he was editor of the Paulist Press series on Jungian Psychoanalysis and World Spiritual Traditions, an interdisciplinary series relating psychoanalytic insight to the major traditions of human spirituality.

Dr. Moore was perhaps most widely known for his work on ritual process and the masculine psyche. His five volume series on masculine psychology and spirituality (co-authored with mythologist Douglas Gillette) is the most influential theory of masculinity in today’s international discussion. The structural psychoanalysis outlined in these books has put him at the forefront of theory in masculine psychology, masculine spirituality, and masculine initiation. These volumes, including:
  • King, Warrior, Magician, Lover:
    Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine

  • The King Within:
    Accessing the King in the Male Psyche

  • The Warrior Within:
    Accessing the Knight in the Male Psyche
  • The Magician Within:
    Accessing the Shaman in the Male Psyche

  • and, The Lover Within:
    Accessing the Lover in the Male Psyche
have led to his becoming widely recognized as the foremost theoretician of the contemporary international men’s movement.