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Understanding the Wounded Child Archetype

Understanding the Wounded Child Archetype

Written by on June 6, 2013 in On Archetypes with 41 Comments

Understanding the Wounded Child Archetype Introduction The Wounded Child archetype is only one aspect of the Child archetype. There are many variations of the Child archetype including, the Invisible Child, the Eternal Child, the Nature Child, the Magical Child, the Divine Child and others. We all have an inner child that lives in us and […]

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Understanding the Missionary Archetype

Understanding the Missionary Archetype

Written by on November 17, 2012 in On Archetypes with 7 Comments

Understanding the Missionary Archetype Do you feel called to perform some important mission in life? Have you always felt that you needed to do something important for mankind, for your community, or even for your family? Has this feeling permeated your whole life? If so, you may have the Missionary Archetype. Origins of the Missionary […]

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Written by on October 23, 2012 in On Symbolism with 9 Comments

The fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast comes from a novel written by a French writer Madame Gabrielle–Suzanne de Villeneuve in 1740.  Similar stories can be found in literature as early as the 2nd century A.D. in Lucius Apuleius’ book the Golden Ass where Cupid, cursed to appear as a serpent-man, falls in love […]

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Understanding the Victim Archetype

Understanding the Victim Archetype

Written by on September 29, 2012 in On Archetypes with 28 Comments

Understanding the Victim Archetype There are few archetypes as pervasive and deeply entrenched into our cultural identities than the Victim.  Many books and movies use the Victim as a protagonist to great effect. Everyone can relate to the Victim and we love to root for the underdog, the downtrodden and the disadvantaged. There is nothing […]

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Understanding the Truthsayer Archetype

Understanding the Truthsayer Archetype

Written by on September 11, 2012 in On Archetypes with 4 Comments

The Truthsayer archetype is primarily about living in alignment with truth. But what truth? If you happen to belong to a religion, then you may align yourself completely with the doctrine and tenets of that religion. If you are raised by hippies, gypsies or other fringe groups you will find a need to articulate your […]

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Understanding the Hermit Archetype

Understanding the Hermit Archetype

Written by on August 28, 2012 in On Archetypes with 13 Comments

Summary The Hermit is sometimes depicted as an old man or old woman and is known also as the wise one or sage.  The Hermit typically lives in a mountain cave, sometimes deep in a forest glen in a hut or tree. He/she lives alone and is usually on the outskirts of a town or […]

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Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran

Written by on June 25, 2012 in Great Poets with 0 Comments

Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese-American poet whose work ranks as one of the most widely read poetry in the world. His most famous work a book of inspirational fiction known as The Prophet has been translated into dozens of languages and has never been out of print since it was published in 1923. Why has […]

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Archetypes

Archetypes

Written by on May 28, 2012 in On Archetypes with 8 Comments

One of the best tools for self awareness that I have discovered has been archetypes. Thanks to Carolyn Myss the concept of archetypes taken from the writings of Carl Jung have been made accessible to mainstream society and is not limited to psychoanalysts. Carolyn Myss’ book Sacred Contracts is a wonderful starting point for entering […]

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Spirituality and the Exercise of Compassion

Spirituality and the Exercise of Compassion

Written by on May 1, 2012 in On Healing, On Spirituality with 0 Comments

From the moment I left the polygamous culture I have been on a quest to find a valuable resource for spiritual development. What I discovered is that there are resources everywhere including all religions. I have always thought of myself as religious until I left religion and then I realized that spirituality is just a […]

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