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Caroline Myss
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Sacred Contracts
Have you ever wondered what your mission in life is supposed to be? You probably know people who seem to have had their entire life mapped out from the day they were born. You may have envied their sure sense of what they were born to do -- their work, career, marriage, and personal goals. And yet you have probably also wondered whether that was really all there was to it. So have . !he answer found is that there"s much more involved. believe that each of us is guided by a Sacred #ontract that our soul made before we were born. !hat #ontract contains a wide range of agreements regarding all that we are intended to learn in this life. t comprises not merely what kind of work we do but also our key relationships with the people who are to help us learn the lessons we have agreed to work on. $ach of those relationships represents an individual #ontract that is part of your overall Sacred #ontract, and may re%uire you to be in a certain place at a certain time to be with that person. !his doesn"t mean, of course, that free will plays no role in your Sacred #ontract. At any given moment -- or &choice point& -- your #ontract may provide you with an opportunity for growth. t can come in the form of a challenge at work, the dissolution of an old relationship or the formation of a new one. As you work with my book &Sacred #ontracts,& you will keep notes on each of the significant #ontracts in your life. recommend that you keep a notebook or 'ournal for 'ust this purpose. ( "ve designed a )ournal of nner *ialogue to help you organi+e all the information you"ll accumulate as you review the key relationships in your past and present by answering the many %uestions in my book., Your #ontract is made up of all these components of your life, yet it can"t be reduced to any one of them by itself. -ne way of viewing your #ontract is as your overall relationship to your personal power and spiritual power. t determines how you work with your energy and to whom you give it. .inding and fulfilling your Sacred #ontract also depends on how much you are willing to surrender to divine guidance.

The Basis of Sacred Contracts

believe that we each agree to the terms of our #ontract before entering the physical realm of this world. !his applies whether you accept the concept of reincarnation, or believe in a single lifetime followed by heaven or hell -- or neither. go into the background for my beliefs in much greater detail in &Sacred #ontracts,& but one fascinating parallel occurs in the writings of 0lato. n the tenth and final book of his great work !he 1epublic, 0lato relates the 2yth of $r. n brief, the story concerns a 3reek soldier named $r who is left for dead on the battlefield. !welve days later he awakens on his own funeral pyre, and later tells a remarkable tale of what he observed while he was suspended between life and death. $r found himself in a kind of way station between heaven and earth where souls were passing from one plane to the other. *ead souls were waiting to be 'udged and assigned to their reward or punishment, while other souls prepared for their 'ourney to earth. Some were old souls returning for another go-round4 others were freshly minted and awaiting their first life on $arth. At one point the waiting souls are presented with many possible life scenarios, and are advised to choose from these &samples of lives.& 0lato informs us that &there were many more lives than the souls present, and they were of all sorts. !here were lives of every animal and of man in every condition,& including tyrants. 5efore entering life on the $arth plane, however, the souls were led to the plain of .orgetfulness, a barren waste with no vegetation, where they were re%uired to drink from the river of 6nmindfulness. !hey then promptly forgot everything that had 'ust happened to them. !he reason should be obvious7 if you know in advance e8actly what"s going to happen in your life, you would have great difficulty making decisions or taking actions that are intended to teach you something, often through painful e8periences. You might naturally be reluctant to begin a relationship with someone who you knew would hurt you, even though you needed to learn a valuable lesson from that person. 9hether we take this myth literally or simply as a teaching device of 0lato"s, we can use it to gain a higher perspective on our life. f you think of your life"s direction as something to which you have agreed, then what formerly seemed like arbitrary or even absurd conditions can be seen in another light. !hey are part of the roadmap that you"ve agreed to follow. $ach event, each person of any significance whom you encounter, has an agreed-on role in your learning e8perience. Sometimes the learning is difficult because you don"t always surrender to the situation. t may take time for you to see the reasons for it. 5ut the sooner you do, the less painful it becomes. n time, you can learn to accept each event as it happens without struggling against it and prolonging your psychic -- and physical -- suffering. !o have a serious illness or in'ury is difficult enough4 seeing it as a punishment or the cruel caprice of fate only makes it harder to bear. !he resulting stress will probably also make it worse, and you will take longer to heal or recover. :aturally, you can"t be e8pected to see everything immediately, or in advance. 5ut if you have a way of looking at the symbolic meaning of your e8periences,

you will be better prepared to accept the inevitable changes to your life. .ighting change builds up emotional scar tissue. Surrendering to divine will allows you to accept the changes, and get on with your life. !o help you understand and fulfil the terms of your Sacred #ontract, you have been encoded with a set of </ primary archetypes. .our of these are universal archetypes of survival7 the #hild, =ictim, 0rostitute, and Saboteur. !he other eight are drawn from the vast storehouse of archetypes dating back to the dawn of human history. &Sacred #ontracts& shows you how to determine the identity of your eight personal archetypes from a comprehensive 3allery of Archetypes in the Appendi8.



!o help you understand and fulfill the terms of your Sacred #ontract, you have been encoded with a set of </ primary archetypes. .our of these are universal archetypes related to survival7 the #hild, =ictim, 0rostitute, and Saboteur. 9e all have these because they are vital to our growth and functioning as adults. !he other eight are drawn from the vast storehouse of archetypes dating back to the dawn of human history. !hey play valuable roles that relate to our work, our relationships with individuals and society, as well as to our spirituality, finances, values, and our highest potential. Awareness of archetypes dates back at least to the time of 0lato, who called them .orms. 0lato believed that these eternal .orms were reflected in material ob'ects. !he .orm of 5eauty, for e8ample, is abstract and applies to all beautiful things4 as different as the individual manifestations of 5eauty may be--a beautiful person, horse, or flower--the .orm itself never changes. !he great Swiss psychologist #arl )ung developed this idea further. .or )ung, archetypes comprised psychological patterns derived from historical roles in life, such as the 2other, #hild, !rickster, and Servant, as well as universal events or situations, including nitiation or *eath and 1ebirth. Along with our individual personal unconscious, which is uni%ue to each of us, )ung asserted, &there e8ists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature that is identical in all individuals.& !his collective unconscious, he believed, was inherited rather than developed, and was composed mainly of archetypes. Although archetypes are impersonal patterns of influence that are both ancient and universal, they become personali+ed when they are a part of your individual psyche. Since your Sacred #ontract is embodied in a support system of twelve archetypes, it is best to think of them as intimate companions. !hey provide the foundation for your personality, drives, feelings, beliefs, motivations, and actions. 5ut archetypes are not passive entities floating around in the psyche like old family portraits hanging in a dusty corridor of your ancestral castle. !hey take an active role as guardians and inner allies, alerting you when you are in danger of falling into destructive or &shadow& behavior. !he Saboteur, for instance, warns you when you are in a situation in which you tend to sabotage your own best interests. -nce you learn to recogni+e such a pattern, instead of ignoring it or denying its presence, it becomes your friend and can help you avoid selling out.

The Shado$
All archetypes have &shadow& manifestations as well as positive aspects. !he shadow has power precisely because it remains in the dark4 we tend to deny its presence in us because we consider it unacceptable. -nly when we face and acknowledge the shadow"s presence can we neutrali+e its potential negative impact on us. !he 1ebel archetype, for instance, can be a powerful force leading us to re'ect illegitimate authority and strike out on a bold new path of action. (Samuel Adams, $li+abeth #ady Stanton, 3andhi, and 2artin @uther Aing, )r., all had powerful 1ebel archetypes., 5ut if we let our awareness lapse, B

the archetype"s shadow aspect can induce us to rebel against legitimate leaders, or to fall in love with the image and trappings of rebellion (think of the rebellious angels in )ewish, #hristian, and 2uslim lore,. @ikewise, the Cueen archetype can help you assert your power, take charge of situations, delegate authority, and act with benevolence. 5ut the shadow Cueen may run around barking out orders, making impossible demands, and cutting off headsD -nce you learn to recogni+e the difference between the two responses -- and their common source -- you can harness the Cueen"s constructive power while mitigating her shadow wrath. !he first step in learning to work with your archetypes to interpret your Sacred #ontract is to determine which </ archetypes make up your support team.

The %o&r Archetypes of S&r'i'al

!he #hild, =ictim, 0rostitute, and Saboteur are all deeply involved in your most pressing challenges related to survival. $ach one represents different issues, fears, and vulnerabilities that you need to confront and overcome as part of your Sacred #ontract. n doing so, you come to see these four archetypes as your most trusted allies, which can represent spiritual as well as material strengths. !hey can become your guardians and will preserve your integrity, refusing to let you negotiate it away in the name of survival. Aeep in mind that, like all archetypes, their energies are essentially neutral, despite the negative connotations of their names. (Although the #hild itself sounds positive, variants such as the 9ounded, :eedy, or -rphan #hild have a similar negative tonality., !he outline of your Sacred #ontract may have been agreed on before your birth, yet the way in which you respond to the challenges presented to you, and how you choose to interact with the people with whom you have #ontracts, is fully up to you. f your choices are made unconsciously and you act defensively and fearfully, you may not learn and grow as you should. !he more conscious you can remain about the archetypal patterns influencing your behavior, the more likely that your choices, and lessons, will be positive. :ow let"s take a brief look at each of the four survival archetypes and see how you can learn from them.

$veryone has e8pressions of each one of these aspects of the #hild within his psyche, although one aspect is usually so dominant that it eclipses the energy of the others. !he 9ounded #hild, for e8ample, can be so needy that it is almost impossible for the 2agical #hild to manifest its %ualities. At the same time, because every one of the #hild aspects is present in various degrees of strength in every psyche, similar patterns often overlap, making it hard to distinguish which one you relate to most intensely. You may find that you relate e%ually to the -rphan and the 9ounded #hild, or to the 0uer $ternis and the :ature #hild. 9hen this is the case, choose one and include the specific %ualities that you relate to in the other archetype as you investigate the psyche of this archetype in your life. Child( Orphan !he -rphan #hild is the ma'or character in most well known children"s stories, including @ittle -rphan Annie, the 2atchstick 3irl, 5ambi, the @ittle 2ermaid, Hansel and 3retel, Snow 9hite, #inderella, and many more. !he pattern in these stories is reflected in the lives of people who feel from birth as if they are not a part of their family, including the family psyche or tribal spirit. Yet precisely because orphans are not allowed into the family circle, they have to develop independence early in life. !he absence of family influences, attitudes, and traditions inspires or compels the -rphan #hild to construct an inner reality F

based on personal 'udgment and e8perience. -rphans who succeed at finding a path of survival on their own are celebrated in fairy tales and folk stories as having won a battle with a dark force, which symbolically represents the fear of surviving alone in this world. !he shadow aspect manifests when orphans never recover from growing up outside the family circle. .eelings of abandonment and the scar tissue from family re'ection stifle their maturation, often causing them to seek surrogate family structures in order to e8perience tribal union. !herapeutic support groups become shadow tribes or families for an -rphan #hild who knows deep down that healing these wounds re%uires moving on to adulthood. dentifying with the -rphan begins by evaluating your childhood memories, paying particular attention to whether your painful history arises from the feeling that you were never accepted as a family member. Films: 2argaret -"5rien in !he Secret 3arden4 =ictoire !hivisol in 0onette 4 Hayley 2ills in 0ollyanna. Fiction: *avid #opperfield by #harles *ickens4 !he 9onderful 9i+ard of -+ by @. .rank 5aum. Drama: !he #hangeling by !homas 2iddleton. Fairy Tales: Snow 9hite, #inderella, 5ambi, !he @ittle 2ermaid. Religion/Myth: 1omulus and 1emus (twins of 1oman myth who were cast into the !iber, miraculously rescued by a she-wolf, and went on to found 1ome,4 2oses4 Havelock the *ane (in medieval romance, the orphan son of 5irkabegn, Aing of *enmark, cast adrift by treacherous guardians but found and raised by a 5ritish fisherman, and eventually made Aing of *enmark and part of $ngland,. Child( )o&nded !he 9ounded #hild archetype holds the memories of the abuse, neglect, and other traumas that we have endured during childhood. !his may be the pattern people relate to the most, particularly since it has become the focus of therapy and accepted as a ma'or culprit in the analysis of adult suffering. #hoosing the 9ounded #hild suggests that you credit the painful and abusive e8periences of your childhood with having a substantial influence on your adult life. 2any people blame their 9ounded #hild, for instance, for all their subse%uent dysfunctional relationships. !he painful e8periences of the 9ounded #hild archetype often awaken a deep sense of compassion and a desire to find a path of service aimed at helping other 9ounded #hildren. .rom a spiritual perspective, a wounded childhood cracks open the learning path of forgiveness. !he shadow aspect may manifest as an abiding sense of self-pity, a tendency to blame your parents for your current shortcomings and to resist moving on through forgiveness.

Films: *iana Scarwid in 2ommie *earest4 *ean Stockwell in !he Secret 3arden4 @inda 5lair in !he $8orcist4 :atalie 9ood in !he 2iracle on ;>th Street4 @eonardo di #aprio in !his 5oy"s @ife4 )on =oight in 2idnight #owboy. Fiction: :ative Son by 1ichard 9right4 -liver !wist by #harles *ickens. Religion/Myth: !he Ama+ons (warrior women of 3reek myth who, as children, had their right breast removed to facilitate the use of bow and arrow, their chief weapon, Child( Magical*Innocent !he 2agical #hild represents the part of us that is both enchanted and enchanting to others. t sees the potential for sacred beauty in all things, e8emplified by !iny !im in *ickens"s A #hristmas #arol, and by Anne .rank, who wrote in her diary that in spite of all the horror surrounding her family while hiding from :a+is in an attic in Amsterdam, she still believed that humanity was basically good. Her insights offered at a time when most people were collapsing under the weight of war and persecution continue to inspire people to seek out the wondrous side of life, even in a crisis. -ne might assume from the name that this archetype refers to only the delightful %ualities of children, but as demonstrated by Anne .rank and !iny !im, it also embodies %ualities of wisdom and courage in the face of difficult circumstances. 5audelaire wrote that &genius is childhood recaptured,& and in that sense the 2agical #hild is something of a genius too. !he 2agical #hild is gifted with the power of imagination and the belief that everything is possible. !he shadow energy of the 2agical #hild manifests as the absence of the possibility of miracles and of the transformation of evil to good. Attitudes of pessimism and depression, particularly when e8ploring dreams, often emerge from an in'ured 2agical #hild whose dreams were &once upon a time& thought foolish by cynical adults. !he shadow may also manifest as a belief that energy and action are not re%uired, allowing one to retreat into fantasy. Films: *rew 5arrymore in $.!.4 2argaret -"5rien in 2eet 2e in St. @ouis4 3eorge du .resne in 2a =ie en 1ose4 Shirley !emple in 3ood Ship @ollipop. Fiction: !he @ittle 0rince by Antoine de Saint-$8upry4 0ippi @ongstocking by Astrid @indgren4 Alice"s Adventures in 9onderland and !hrough the @ooking3lass and 9hat Alice .ound !here by @ewis #arroll. Religion/Myth: 2erlin (in Arthurian legend, the &child without a father& who was about to be sacrificed when he saved himself by displaying magic greater than the Aing"s sorcerers,.


Child( Nat&re !his archetype inspires deep, intimate bonding with natural forces, and has a particular affinitiy for friendships with animals. Although the :ature #hild has tender, emotional %ualities, it can also have an inner toughness and ability to survive--the resilience of :ature herself. :ature #hildren can develop advanced skills of communicating with animals, and in stories reflecting this archetype an animal often comes to the rescue of its child companion. 2any veterinarians and animal right activists resonate with this archetype because they have felt a conscious rapport with animals since childhood. -ther adults describe being in communication with nature spirits and learning to work in harmony with them in maintaining the order of nature. !he shadow aspect of the :ature #hild manifests in a tendency to abuse animals and people and the environment. A love of animals is not sufficient to %ualify for this archetype, however. A life pattern of relating to animals in an intimate and caring way, to the e8tent that your psyche and spirit need these bonds as a crucial part of your own wellbeing, is your best clue in this direction. Films: $li+abeth !aylor in :ational =elvet 4 Anna 0a%uin in .ly Away Home4 #laude )arman in !he Yearling4 Aelly 1eno in !he 5lack Stallion4 !ommy Airk in -ld Yeller4 )ean-0ierre #argol in !he 9ild #hild. Television: 1in !in !in4 .lipper4 2y .riend .licka4 @assie Fiction: !ar+an of the Apes by $dgar 1ice 5urroughs. Song: &:ature 5oy.& Religion/Myth: 0ersephone (in 3reek myth, the daughter of *emeter, who was abducted to Hades and was associated with the agricultural cycles of growth and harvest,4 St. .rancis of Assisi (#atholic friar said to have communicated with animals,. Child( #&er*#&ella Eternis +Eternal Boy*,irl0ositive aspects of the archetype manifest as a determination to remain eternally young in body, mind, and spirit. 0eople who maintain that age will never stop them from en'oying life are relying on the positive energy of this archetype to supply that healthy attitude. !he shadow $ternal #hild often manifests as an inability to grow up and embrace the responsible life of an adult. @ike 0eter 0an, he resists ending a cycle of life in which he is free to live outside the boundaries of conventional adulthood. !he shadow 0uella $ternis can manifest in women as e8treme dependency on those who take charge of their physical security. A consistent inability to be relied on and the inability to accept the aging process are also markers of this


archetype. Although few people delight in the ending of their youth, the $ternal #hild is sometimes left floundering and ungrounded between the stages of life, because he has not laid a foundation for a functioning adulthood. Films: !om Hanks in 5ig4 0ee 9ee Herman in 0ee 9ee"s 5ig Adventure4 #arroll 5aker in 5aby *oll4 !homas Hulce in *ominic and $ugene, and as 2o+art in Amadeus. Fairy Tales: 0eter 0an. Religion/Myth: #upid (boy god of 1oman myth said to have been born from a silver egg,4 Harpa-Ahruti (Horus the child,4 Harpocrates (3reek deity of god of silence and secrecy, represented as a naked boy sucking his finger,4 Child. Di'ine !he *ivine #hild is closely related to both the nnocent and 2agical #hild, but is distinguished from them both by its redemptive mission. !he *ivine #hild also has a historical resonance all its own. At the beginning of the 0iscean Age /,HHH years ago, the archetype of the *ivine .amily was introduced. !hat structure of the .ather, 2other, and *ivine #hild (3od the .ather, 2ary, and )esus, was somewhat prefigured in ancient $gyptian mythology by -siris, sis, and their son Horus, but they do not share the warm-hearted union of love and divinity that the #hristian motif developed. !he *ivine #hild is associated with innocence, purity, and redemption, god-like %ualities that suggest that the #hild en'oys a special union with the *ivine itself. .ew people are inclined to choose the *ivine #hild as their dominant #hild archetype, however, because they have difficulty acknowledging that they could live continually in divine innocence. And yet, divinity is also a reference point of your inner spirit that you can turn to when you are in a conscious process of choice. You may also assume that anything divine cannot have a shadow aspect, but that"s not realistic. !he shadow of this archetype manifests as an inability to defend itself against negative forces. $ven the mythic gods and most spiritual masters -- including )esus, who is the template of the *ivine #hild for the #hristian tradition -- simultaneously e8pressed anger and divine strength when confronting those who claimed to represent heaven while manifesting in'ustice, arrogance, or other negative %ualities (think of )esus" wrath at the moneychangers in the !emple,. Assess your involvement with this archetype by asking whether you see life through the eyes of a benevolent, trusting 3odI3oddess, or whether you tend to respond initially with fear of being hurt or with a desire to hurt others first. Films: !erence Stamp in 5illy 5udd4 character of the young *alai @ama in Aundun4 character of the young 0u Yi in !he @ast $mperor4 Ale8 9iesendanger in @ittle 5uddha. Religion/Myth: Horus (in $gyptian myth, divine son of sis and -siris,4 Siddartha 3autama (according to legend, the future 5uddha was born proclaiming that his


cycle of rebirths was about to end,4 nfant of 0rague (statue of )esus as a child dressed in royal robes and wearing a crown, originating in <Eth-century #+echoslovakia,4 *emophon (in 3reek myth, the son of 2etanira, %ueen of $leusis, who was raised as a divine being by *emeter,4 <F. 5alakrisna (the child form of Arishna in Hindu myth,4 Suitengu ()apanese child god of the sea,.

The /icti0
*on"t be misled by the name of this archetype. 9hen properly recogni+ed, the =ictim can alert you to the possibility that you are about to let yourself be victimi+ed, whether through passivity or inappropriate actions. t can also help you recogni+e your own tendency to victimi+e others for personal gain. 9e need to develop this clarity of insight, however, and that means learning the nature and intensity of the =ictim within. n its shadow manifestation, the =ictim tells you that you are always taken advantage of and it"s never your fault. 9e may like to play the =ictim at times because of the positive feedback we get in the form of sympathy or pity. -ur goal is always to learn how to recogni+e these inappropriate attitudes in ourselves or others, and to act accordingly. 9e are not meant to be victimi+ed in life, but to learn how to handle challenges and outrun our fears. n establishing contact with your own inner =ictim, ask yourself7 *o blame others for the circumstances of my life? *o spend time in the pit of self-pity? *o envy others who always seem to get what they want out of life? *o feel victimi+ed by others when situations don"t work out the way wanted them to? *o tend to feel more powerless than powerful?

Films: Hillary Swank in 5oys *on"t #ry4 )odie .oster in !he Accused4 2eryl Streep in Sophie"s #hoice4 3lenn #lose in 1eversal of .ortune4 Fiction: *r. )ekyll and 2r. Hyde by 1obert @. Stevenson4 2isery by Stephen ing. Drama: !orch Song !rilogy by Harvey .ierstein Religion/Myth: saac (son of Abraham whom 3od orders Abraham to sacrifice,4 Heracles (sei+ed by 5usiris, mythical king of $gypt who sacrificed all strangers to the gods to avert famine, Heracles avoided being victimi+ed by using his great strength to break his chains and slay 5usiris,.


The Sa1ote&r
!his may be the most difficult of all the archetypes to understand, because its name is associated with betrayal. Yet the purpose of this archetype is not to sabotage you, but to help you learn the many ways in which you undermine yourself. How often do you set new plans in motion, only to end up standing in your own way because of the fears that undermine those optimistic plans. -r you begin a new relationship and then destroy it because you begin to imagine a painful outcome. You begin a working relationship with another person and find yourself once again in a power struggle that could be settled peacefully -but you fall into the same destructive pattern because you fear the other person. !he Saboteur"s fears and issues are all related to low self-esteem that causes you to make choices that block your own empowerment and success. As with the =ictim and 0rostitute, you need to face this powerful archetype that we all possess and make it an ally. 9hen you do, you will find that it calls your attention to situations in which you are in danger of being sabotaged, or of sabotaging yourself. -nce you are comfortable with the Saboteur, you learn to hear and heed these warnings, saving yourself untold grief from making the same mistakes over and over. gnore it, and the shadow Saboteur will manifest in the form of self-destructive behavior or the desire to undermine others. !o learn how to become aware of the action of the Saboteur within, ask yourself these %uestions7 9hat fears have the most authority over me? @ist three. 9hat happens when a fear overtakes me? *oes it make me silent? *o allow people to speak for me? *o agree to some things out of fear that otherwise would not agree to? Have let creative opportunities pass me by? How conscious am in the moment that am sabotaging myself? Am able to recogni+e the Saboteur in others? 9ould be able to offer others advice about how to challenge one"s Saboteur? f so, what would it be?

Films: 3reta 3arbo in 2ata Hari4 Angela @ansbury in !he 2anchurian #andidate4 9oody Harrelson in !he 0eople vs. @arry .lynt. )udy Holliday in !he Solid 3old #adillac4 Drama: Amadeus (Salieri, by 0eter Schaffer4 !he 2adwoman of #haillot by )ean 3iraudou8. Religion/Myth: @oki (in :orse myth, a Shape-shifter and !rickster who is crafty and malicious, but also heroic,4 $risI*iscordia (3reekI1oman goddess of discord, said to have caused the !ro'an 9ar,4 5amapana (Aboriginal herotrickster who causes discord and misunderstanding,4 Serpent (in many cultures, a figure who deceives humans, often sabotaging their only chance at immortality,.


The #rostit&te
:one of us thinks kindly of the term "prostitute," and yet from this archetype we learn the great gift of never again having to compromise our body, mind, or spirit. You may have already reached the point in which the 0rostitute has become a mature part of yourself that circles you with a strong vibrational field that says, &:ot for sale.& !he 0rostitute archetype engages lessons in the sale or negotiation of one"s integrity or spirit due to fears of physical survival or for financial gain. t activates the aspects of the unconscious that are related to seduction and control, whereby you are as capable of buying a controlling interest in another person as you are of selling your own power. 0rostitution should be understood as the selling or selling out of your talents, ideas, and any other e8pression of the self. !he core learning of the 0rostitute relates to the need to birth and refine selfesteem and self-respect. 9e prostitute ourselves when we sell our bodies or minds for money or when we compromise our morals and ethics for financial gain. !hat may include remaining in a marriage or 'ob that endangers our well being for reasons of financial security. n identifying this archetype, ask yourself7 Have ever sold out to people or organi+ations that did not truly believe in? Have ever remained in a situation that offered me financial protection because of a desire for financial security? Have ever put another person in the position of compromising him- or herself in order to gain power over that individual? Have ever "bought" another person"s loyalty, support, or even silence, in order to have my way?

.rom another perspective7 Have ever offered to help another who was weakened by his or her 0rostitute archetype? *o 'udge others because they find themselves continually compromising themselves? *o think of them as weak and myself as a better person?

And from yet another perspective7 Have ever felt myself being pulled into a circumstance that would re%uire me to sell out my ethics, but then found myself strong enough to say &no&?


Films: )ack @emmon in !he Apartment, Some @ike t Hot, Save the !iger, !he #hina Syndrome, 2ass Appeal4 )udy Holliday in 5orn Yesterday4 .red 2ac2urray in *ouble ndemnity4 2arlon 5rando in -n the 9aterfront. Drama: !he !ragical History of *r. .austus by #hristopher 2arlowe. Religion/Myth: -chun (Yoruba -risha of love, marriage, and motherhood, who was forced for a time to become a prostitute to feed her children,4 !emple prostitutes (in ancient 3reece, 1ome, Asia 2inor, and ndia, women who engaged in public intercourse as a way of sympathertically activating the energy of fertility,. -nce you have answered these %uestions, you may proceed to determining the rest of the </ archetypes that make up your personal support team.


Deter0ining "o&r Archetypes

n &Sacred #ontracts,& provide an e8tensive series of %uestions to help you determine which archetypes are part of your intimate support group. Here "ll provide you with a few basic %uestions that you can use to begin determining which of the many archetypal patterns may be connected with you. You can begin by looking through the list of archtypes included here. (A much more detailed e8planation of each of these archetypes appears at the end of &Sacred #ontracts,& along with e8amples drawn from popular films, fiction, mythology, and religion., 1emember that we each have the #hild, =ictim, Saboteur, and 0rostitute, so you will need to select only eight more to fill out your circle. A 0artial @isting of Archetypes7 Actor Anarchist 5ureaucrat #aregiver #ompanion #rone *etective *iplomat *reamer .ool 3od Healer Historian Anight 2agician 2atriarch 2use :etworker 0atriarch 0oet 0riest 0rophet 0uck 1ebel 1evolutionary Sadist Scholar Seductress Servant Sidekick Storyteller !hief !yrant =isionary 9i+ard Addict Artist 5eggar #hild #oward #rook *ictator *isciple $ternal 5oyI3irl 3aia 3oddess Herald nnovator @iberator 2artyr 2idas 2ystic :un 0ilgrim 0olitician 0rince 0rostitute 0uppet 1edeemer 1obot Sage Scout Seeker Settler Slave Student !ramp =ampire 9arrior Jombie Alchemist Avenger 5ully #lown #raftsperson *amsel *ilettante *iva $vangelist 3ambler 3ossip Hermit )udge @over 2asochist 2onk :ature 5oyI3irl -lympian 0ioneer 0redator 0rincess 0rovocateur 0uritan 1escuer Saboteur Samaritan Scribe Seer Shaman Spoiler !eacher !rickster =ictim 9itch


A detailed description of over EH archetypes, including most of those in the above list7


A ,allery of Archetypes
!he archetypes listed here in boldface type are 'ust a few of the many ancient patterns that e8ist in human consciousness. 2any additional archetypes that are closely related are mentioned in parentheses, such as Hermit (found under 2ystic,, !herapist (under Healer,, or 0irate (under 1ebel,. 0lease read through the entire list, looking at all the archetypes in parentheses, before assuming that the one you"re looking for isn"t here. :aturally, it"s impossible to list all the hundreds of archetypes that e8ist, but these are some of the most common, and include 'ust about all that are mentioned in my book, #*, or tape of Sacred Contracts. f you feel that you have an archetype that isn"t found here, please do not hesitate to give it careful consideration, and feel free to include it in your support team. 1emember that all archetypes are essentially neutral and manifest in both light and shadow attributes. Accordingly, have tried to include both sets of attributes for each listing, along with cues to help you determine whether a given archetype may be part of your lifelong support team of twelve. !o help you further, "ve listed some e8amples of each archetype as embodied in popular film, fiction, drama, and the world"s religions and mythologies. n evaluating whether an archetype is part of your intimate group, pay special attention to whether you can perceive a pattern of influence throughout your history, rather than only isolated or recent incidents. :ever evaluate your connection to an archetype only by obvious markers. You have to stretch your imagination and burrow into yourself to discover your life patterns, lessons, and gifts. !his inner knowledge does not surface easily.

Addict +Conspic&o&s Cons&0er. ,l&tton. )or2aholic33see also ,a01ler$very one of us is touched by the Addict archetype. !he only %uestion is how much of our lives is consumed by it. 5esides the usual suspects--drugs, alcohol, food, and se8--one can be addicted to work, sports, television, e8ercise, computer games, spiritual practice, negative attitudes, and the kinds of thrills that bring on adrenaline rushes. n its positive aspect, this archetype helps you recogni+e when an outside substance, habit, relationship, or any e8pression of life has more authority over your will power than does your inner spirit. #onfronting addiction and breaking the hold that a pattern or substance has on you can impart great strength to your psyche. *iscovering the empowerment that comes with perseverance has a life-long impact, becoming a reference point for what you are able to accomplish. n the words of one former alcoholic, & know now that if can %uit drinking, can do anything.& .rom a symbolic perspective, the shadow aspect of the Addict represents a struggle with will power and the absence of self-control. 0eople who are e8tremely intellectual or emotional fre%uently have a close link to this archetype, because they struggle to balance these powers. 9ithout this internal balance, the will may give up its power to an e8ternal substance that e8erts authority, <G

providing shadow order to your life. !he shadow Addict compromises your integrity and honesty. 2any addicts, for e8ample, steal as a means of supporting their habit. n evaluating your connection to the Addict, review how many of your life"s challenges concern an e8ternal substance or a consistent, domineering pattern of trying to maintain order in your life. Although that challenge is a part of all of our lives, the degree to which an addiction controls you and your lifestyle determines whether the Addict is part of your intimate family of twelve. .or instance, you can be inconsistent in your e8ercise program yet %uite disciplined in your spiritual practice. :eeding a substance or practice or person so intensely or regularly that you compromise relationships, finances, integrity, character, or emotional and psychological well-being, however, indicates that you should look very seriously at this archetype as a possible choice. Films: )ack @emmon and @ee 1emick in *ays of 9ine and 1oses (alcohol,4 5en Stiller in 0ermanent 2idnight (heroin,4 *om de @uise in .atso (food,4 #laire 5loom in !he #hapman 1eport (se8,4 Drama: A @ong *ay"s )ourney into :ight (morphine, by $ugene -":eill Fiction: 5asketball *iaries (heroin, by )im #arroll4 6nder the =olcano (mescal, by 2alcolm @owry. Religion/Myth: Soma (=edic god of into8ication, as well as the into8icating drink itself and the plant from which it is made,4 !antalus (a son of Jeus and king of Sipylos in 3reece, he was invited to share the food of the gods but abused the honor and was punished by being &tantali+ed& for all eternity by food and drink he could not reach,.

Ad'ocate +Attorney. En'iron0entalist-




#oming to the defense of others is one manifestation of what 1am *ass calls &#ompassion in Action.& !he Advocate embodies a sense of life-long devotion to championing the rights of others in the public arena. 0eople who relate to this archetype have recogni+ed early on a passion to transform social concerns, specifically in behalf of others. Symbolically, they are dedicated to inspiring the empowerment of groups or causes that are unable to be empowered on their own. 5y comparison, archetypes such as the Hermit are clearly more personal and lack the Advocate"s fire for furthering social change. !he Advocate needs public e8pression, even if only through writing or artwork. !he shadow Advocate manifests in false or negative causes or in committing to causes for personal gain. n evaluting your connection with this archetype, you should ask yourself how much of your life is dedicated to social causes and a willingness to take action.


Films: 0aul :ewman in !he =erdict4 Spencer !racy in nherit the 9ind4 )ulia 1oberts in !he 0elican 5rief and $rin 5rockovich4 1obert *uvall in the 3odfather trilogy (shadow,. Television: 0erry 2ason4 @.A. @aw4 !he 0ractice. Fiction: !he *evil and *aniel 9ebster by Stephen =incent 5enet Fairy Tales: 0uss in 5oots. Religion/Myth: *avid (in the Hebrew 5ible, the )ewish champion who slew the much larger 3oliath,4 Hakuim (a pre- slamic deity of southern Arabia who administers 'ustice and oversees arbitration,.

Alche0ist +)izard. Magician. Scientist. In'entor33see also /isionary!hese archetypes share the common trait of converting some form of matter into an altered e8pression of itself. !he 9i+ard and 2agician produce results outside the ordinary rules of life, whether causing people to fall in love or ob'ects to disappear. 9hereas a 9i+ard is associated with supernatural powers, the 2agician tends to be seen more as an entertainer. !he Alchemist is associated with vain attempts to turn base metals into gold, but in its highest manifestation it seeks complete spiritual transformation. You may identify with this archetype if you are interested in a path of spiritual development that is aligned to the mystery schools or study of the laws of the universe. .rom this perspective, :ostradamus and saac :ewton could both be classified as Alchemists. !he shadow sides of these archetypes are found in the misuse of the power and knowledge that comes through them. Seduction and trickery brought about through magic and wi+ardry play on the desires of many people to transform their lives. .or the Alchemist or 9i+ard to be one of your circle of twelve, it needs to be associated with your physical life in some significant way. 0erhaps your work or living situation demands that you be especially inventive or interventionist on a regular basis. !he shadow 9i+ard manifests either as the use of ingenuity for criminal or unethical purposes or as feelings of superiority based on high intellect. Films: Spencer !racy in $dison the 2an4 3reer 3arson in 2adame #urie4 Anthony 2ichael Hall as 5ill 3ates and :oah 9ylie as Steve )obs in 0irates of Silicon =alley (H5- video,4 .red 2ac2urray (or 1obin 9illiams, in !he Absentminded 0rofessor4 Aatharine Hepburn in !he African Cueen4 )ane 0owell in Seven 5rides for Seven 5rothers4 )eff 3oldblum in !he .ly (shadow,4 0atrick Stewart and an 2cAellan (shadow, in K-2en.


Fiction: !he Alchemist by 0aulo #oelho4 !he 2ists of Avalon by 2arion J. 5radley4 the Harry 0otter series by ).A. 1owling4 Alice"s Adventures in 9onderland by @ewis #arroll. Drama: !he 2iracle 9orker by 9illiam 3ibson. Religion/Myth: 2erlin (wi+ard and prophet involved in every phase of Aing Arthur"s life, from conception to rulership, who also counseled him as Aing,4 #essair (magician who became the first Cueen of reland,4 !e+catlipoca (A+tec god of night and material things, whose black magic mirror made of obsidian or hematite reflected the thoughts and actions of humanity and could kill enemies,4 0aracelsus (<Bth-century Swiss alchemist and physician who described humans as the microcosmic reflection of the macrocosm,4 Hermes !rismegistus (3reek mythic figure who served as messenger of the gods, but who in later esoteric thought became a master of reality manipulation able to travel freely between the various realms and dimensions,4 Simon (Samaritan magician in the 5ook of Acts, F7G-/>, condemned by the apostle 0eter for offering to buy the power of the Holy Spirit from him,4 Suyolak (gypsy wi+ard said to know all medicinal cures,. Fairy Tales: 1umpelstiltskin (who spun straw into gold,.

Angel +%airy ,od0other*,odfatherAngels e8ist in a category unto themselves because they are thought to be living beings of @ight and messengers of the *ivine. Almost every cultural and religious tradition on earth features angels of some description, including belief in a personal 3uardian Angel in the )ewish, #hristian, and slamic traditions. Angels are typically represented as winged beings who intervene in times of great need or for the purpose of delivering a message of guidance or instruction from 3od to humans. $ven though you probably aren"t an actual Angel, you can acknowledge a strong connection to the angelic realm, as noted in people who have a dedication to representing the presence of angels. Artists who paint their images, for e8ample, authors who write about their interaction with humans, and those whose lives in some way provide a channel through which their presence is physically manifested e8hibit a rapport with the angelic realm. Some people are also referred to as &angels& because of the loving and nurturing %ualities of character that they embody. -ne may also play the role of a .airy 3odmother or 3odfather by helping someone in need either anonymously or with no e8pectation of any return. !he shadow side of this archetype manifests through people who make claims to be in touch with angelic guidance for the sake of control or ego enhancement, or who act innocent or angelic to mislead others about their true nature. .rom a biblical perspective, the shadow Angel is fre%uently associated with Satan or @ucifer, but the *evil or *emon should also be considered as a uni%ue archetype.


Films: Herbert 2arshall in !he $nchanted #ottage4 #harles #oburn in !he 2ore the 2errier4 Aunt 2arch to Amy in @ittle 9omen4 the two angels in t"s A 9onderful @ife4 2arlon 5rando in !he 3odfather trilogy (shadow,4 *anny 3lover, Aevin Aline in 3rand #anyon. Television: !ouched by an Angel Fairy Tales: 3linda in !he 9onderful 9i+ard of -+ by @. .rank 5aum Religion/Myth: Angiris (Hindu angels who preside over sacrifices,4 6riel (in rabbinic lore, the angel who wrestled with )acob,4 3abriel (archangel who appeared to 2ary in the 3ospels and recited the Curan to the 0rophet 2uhammad,4 Si'il ( slamic angels overseeing the heavenly scrolls,4 !enshi ()apanese angels who are messengers of the gods and helpers of humanity,4 @ucifer and blis (in medieval #hristian and slamic belief, respectively, evil angels who work to destroy human souls,4 .ravashis (ancient Joroastrian guardian angels who guide the souls of the dead to heaven,4 -mbwiri (tribal guardian angels and ancestor spirits in central Africa,4 Athena (goddess who fre%uently comes to the aid of -dysseus in !he -dyssey,

Artist +Artisan. Craftsperson. Sc&lptor. )ea'er!he Artist archetype embodies the passion to e8press a dimension of life that is 'ust beyond the five senses. !he Artist psyche is animated with the energy to e8press it into physical forms. !he nature or relative grandeur of any form of e8pression is irrelevant4 a chef can be as much of an artist as a painter or landscaper. !he signature of artists is not in what they do but in how intense their motivation is to manifest the e8traordinary. *oing what you do in such a way that you create an emotional field that inspires others also indicates the Artist energy at work, as does the emotional and psychological need to e8press yourself so much that your well-being is wrapped up in this energy. !he shadow Artist comprises many clichLs, including an eccentric nature and the madness that often accompanies genius. !he Starving Artist represents the fear of financial ruin or the belief that fame and fortune come only after death, which often cause artists to suppress their talents. n evaluating your relationship to this archetype, recogni+e that the need to bring art to others, such as dedicating part of the energy of your life to supporting artists, is as much an e8pression of the Artist archetype as actually holding a brush in your hand. Films: $d Harris in 0ollock4 Alec 3uinness in !he Horse"s 2outh4 sabelle Ad'ani in #amille #laudel4 Airk *ouglas in @ust for @ife4 3ene Aelly in An American in 0aris. Drama: Amadeus by 0eter Schaffer Fiction: A 0ortrait of the Artist as a Young 2an by )ames )oyce4 !he Horse"s 2outh by )oyce #ary.


Fairy Tales: 3epetto in 0inocchio, by #arlo #ollodi. Religion/Myth: 3alatea (sculptor of 3reek myth who brought the statue of 0ygmalion to life,4 Shen-nung (one of the !hree :oble -nes of #hinese mythology who invented the plow and taught humanity the art of agriculture,4 5asa-)aun (in 5as%ue lore, a wood spirit who taught humanity the art of forging metal,4 Sarasvati (Hindu patron of the Arts,4 0tah ($gyptian creator god and deity of craftsmen, said to have molded humanity on his potter"s wheel,4 Ambat (2elanesian hero-deity who taught the art of pottery,4 8+aluoh (2ayan water goddess who invented the art of weaving,4 Hiro (0olynesian hero who introduced humanity to the art of writing,4 Hephaestus (3reek god of the blacksmith"s fire and patron of all craftsmen,.

Athlete +Oly0pian!his archetype represents the ultimate e8pression of the strength of the human spirit as represented in the power and magnificence of the human body. 5ecause the -lympian is so connected to spiritual as well as physical strength, a code of ethics and morality is associated with the archetype, which is an e8cellent e8ample of the universal power of the &psyche& of an archetype. A link to the Athlete should not be evaluated by whether your physical skill is on par with that of professionals or whether your body is perfect in form and function. A person dedicated to transcending the limits of a physical handicap %ualifies as much for this archetype as the professional or artistic athlete, because the development of personal will power and strength of spirit is a re%uirement for the body to manifest its perfection. !he shadow aspect of athletics, however, may manifest as a misuse of one"s strength against any sort of person or opponent in the world, even outside the field of professional athletics, such as a professional bo8er who starts a bar fight4 a false sense of invulnerability, like Achilles" and Samson"s4 dirty play4 or colluding with gamblers (See 5ully,. !he shadow may also appear as a lack of honor that compels you to cheat to win. Films: $sther 9illiams in 2illion *ollar 2ermaid4 5urt @ancaster in )im !horpe, All American4 !om #ourtenay in !he @oneliness of the @ong *istance 1unner4 *aniel *ay @ewis in 2y @eft .oot4 Hoop *reams (documentary, Fiction: !he :atural by 5ernard 2alamud4 Hans 5rinker and the Silver Skates by 2ary 2apes *odge. Folklore/Fairy Tales: !he !ortoise and the Hare. Religion/Myth: Atalanta (female athlete in 3reek myth,4 Smertios (#eltic wargod portrayed as a bearded athlete,4 :ike (feminine personification of victory in 3reek myth, who runs and flies at great speed,. Samson (:a+arite strongman and biblical )udge,4 Achilles (3reek warrior known for his e8ceptional might, and


the hero of the liad,4 Smertrios (#eltic-3allic god of war depicted as a bearded athlete,.

A'enger +A'enging Angel. Sa'ior. Messiah!his archetype and its related manifestations respond to a need to balance the scales of 'ustice, sometimes by employing aggressive techni%ues. Attorneys who work for the impoverished or disadvantaged, or who volunteer part of their time for pr bono work are modern avengers. 5ringing war criminals to trial or legally pursuing corporations that harm society are e8amples of the Avenger on a global scale, fueled by a sense of righteousness in behalf of society. -ne can also be motivated to avenge an in'ustice against oneself or one"s family. !he Avenging Angel is an e8pression of this archetype of mythic proportions that suggests that one is on a mission from 3od, as in the case of )oan of Arc. -n the global level, the shadow manifests as avenging perceived immoral behavior by resorting to violence, from acts of ecoterroism to bombing abortion clinics. !he &rightness& of one"s cause can never 'ustify harming innocent third parties. (3andhi countered the shadow of social vengeance by emphasi+ing passive resistance to illegitimate authority., n evaluating your connection to this archetype, review your life for e8periences in which your primary motivation was to defend or represent a cause in behalf of others. -ne instance is not enough. You need to relate to this archetype as a primary force through which many of the choices and actions of your life are directed. A burning desire to get even can be so forceful that you organi+e a lifetime around meeting that end. Films: ngrid 5ergman in !he =isit4 )ane .onda in #at 5allou4 )ohn 9ayne in !he Searchers4 )ulia 1oberts in $rin 5rokovich4 )ane .onda, *olly 0arton, @ily !omlin in :ine to .ive4 =incent 0rice in !heatre of 5lood (shadow--an actor who kills his critics,4 Al 0acino in !he 3odfather (shadow,4 1obert de :iro or 1obert 2itchum in #ape .ear (shadow,. Television: !he Avengers. Drama: !he -resteia by Aeschylus4 Hamlet and 2acbeth by Shakespeare. Fiction: !o Aill a 2ockingbird by Harper S. @ee. Religion/Myth: !he .uries or $rinyes (avenging spirits of 1oman and 3reek myth, respectively,4 5astet ($gyptian cat-headed goddess who is the instrument of 1a"s vengeance,4 *urga (vengeful warrior goddess of the Hindu pantheon,4 Aali (Hindu mother goddess and symbol of destruction who annihilates ignorance and maintains the world order,.


Beggar +Ho0eless person* Indigent#ompletely without material resources, the 5eggar is associated with dependence on the kindness of others, living on the streets, starvation, and disease, whether in :ew York #ity or #alcutta. t is easy to believe that the archetype of the 5eggar is solely a negative one, but that is an illusion. A person need hardly be starving for food to be considered a 5eggar. 0eople &beg& for attention, love, authority, and material ob'ects. 9e &throw a dog a bone& to give a powerless being a &treat& of power. .rom a symbolic perspective, the 5eggar archetype represents a test that compels a person to confront selfempowerment beginning at the base level of physical survival. @earning about the nature of generosity, compassion, and self-esteem are fundamental to this archetypal pattern. Films: 0atrick Swa+ye in #ity of Hope. Fiction: -liver !wist by #harles *ickens4 !he 0rince and the 0auper by 2ark !wain. Non Fiction: 2eeting the 2adwoman by @inda Schierse @eonard, 0h.*. Religion/Myth: @a+arus (the beggar in @uke <B7//-/;, who is &carried by the angels to Abraham"s bosom& after his death, while the rich man outside whose gate he begged went to Hades,4 Yeta ()apanese beggar who may be a disguise for nari, the god of food or goddess of rice,4 -dysseus (who disguised himself as a ragged beggar when he returned home from !roy,4 @an #ai-he (in !aoist myth, one of the eight immortals, who dresses in rags and roams the streets as a drunken beggar,.

B&lly +Co$ard!he archetype of the 5ully manifests the core truth that the spirit is always stronger than the body. Symbolically, our physical bodies can &bully& our spirits with any number of reasons why we should back down from our challenges, which appear to overwhelm us by their si+e and shape. Your relationship to this archetype should be evaluated within a framework far more e8pansive than evaluating whether you &bully& people. #onsider whether on your life path you confront one e8perience and relationship after another that appears to have more power than you and ultimately leads you to ask, &9ill stand up to this challenge?& 0eople are often called to take on bullies for the sake of others, as *avid did 3oliath, and this is another criterion of your connection to this archetype. #onventional wisdom holds that underneath a bully is a coward trying to keep others from discovering his true identity. Symbolically, the #oward within must stand up to being bullied by his own inner fears, which is the path to empowerment through these two archetypes.


Films: 2att *illon in 2y 5odyguard4 )ack 0alance in Shane4 2el 3ibson in 5raveheart4 )ames #agney in !he .ighting BGth4 5ert @ahr in !he 9i+ard of -+.4 )ack :icholson in As 3ood as t 3ets. Fiction: !he 1ed 5adge of #ourage by Stephen =incent 5enet. Fairy Tales: )ack and the 5eanstalk4 )ack the 3iant Ailler

Clo$n +Co&rt 5ester. %ool. D&00ling!he #lown archetype is associated with three ma'or characteristics7 making people laugh, making them cry, and wearing a mask that covers one"s own real emotions. !he #lown is generally male, with few women playing the role either in literature or the theater. !his may well be e8plained by the social attitude that associates weakness and loss of control with a man who e8presses emotions. !herefore, the man has to wear a mask, which often portrays a crying face. !he #lown reflects the emotions of the crowd, making an audience laugh by satiri+ing something they can relate to collectively or by acting out social absurdities. n general, the messages communicated through a #lown"s humor are deeply serious and often critical of the hypocrisy in an individual or in some area of society. 5ecause of the mask he wears, the #lown is allowed--indeed, e8pected--to cross the boundaries of social acceptance, representing what people would like to do or say themselves. !he #ourt )ester or .ool is the manifestation of the #lown in a royal setting. Since no one can possibly take a fool seriously at the physical level, he is allowed entry into the most powerful of circles. 9hile entertaining the king with outrageous behavior, the .ool is actually communicating messages that the king trusts. 0olitical satirists often have dominant #ourt )ester archetypes, revealing the motivations of the highest officials in the nation in a manner that is generally granted freedom from the legal retribution that might be leveled against an ordinary citi+en making the same comments. 1elated to the .ool is the *ummling, the fairy tale character who, although often simple-minded, acts with a good heart and is usually rewarded for it. 2odern film characters such as .orrest 3ump and :urse 5etty embody this aspect of the archetype, which does not so much impart wisdom as foster living with kindness and simplicity. !he shadow aspect of the #lown or .ool manifests as cruel personal mockery or betrayal, specifically the breaking of confidences gained through knowledge from the inner circle. n reviewing your relationship to this archetype, consider your use of humor in association with power. Since everyone is prone to 'esting, you are looking for a connection to a pattern of behavior that is fundamental to your personal protection and survival. n distinguishing #lown from .ool, note that the .ool is connected to arenas of power, while the #lown does his best work as an


$veryman, like 1alph Aramden on &!he Honeymooners.& 1eflect on whether &clowning& around is an essential channel for e8pressing your emotions over and above simple play. Ask yourself if, like the .ool, you carry truth into closed circles or closed minds. Films: *anny Aaye in !he #ourt )ester4 5uster Aeaton in !he :avigator, Sherlock )r., !he 3eneral4 #harlie #haplin in !he #ircus, !he 3old 1ush4 3iulletta 2asina in @a Strada4 5arbra Steisand in 9hat"s 6p, *oc?4 1ene Jellweger in :urse 5etty4 9oody Allen in Jelig. Drama: He 9ho 3ets Slapped by 2a8im 3orky. Opera: 0agliacci, by @eoncavallo. Literat re: *on Cui8ote by 2iguel de #ervantes4 3impel the .ool by saac 5ashevis Singer4 Holy .ools and 2ad Hatters by $dward Hays4 !he Autobiography of Henry = with notes by his .ool, 9ill Somers by 2argaret 3eorge. Religion/Myth: 2ullah :asruddin, a.k.a. Ho'a :asredin (Sufi figure in $gypt, ran, and !urkey, half saint and half fool, who acts like a ninny to teach wisdom,4 Sir *agonet (the fool of Aing Arthur who was knighted as a 'oke, but who also performed bravely in tournaments,4 Heyoka (in @akota Siou8 lore, someone who does things backwards to teach people not to take themselves too seriously,4 #oyote (in :ative American lore.

Co0panion +%riend. Side2ic2. Right Ar0. Consort!he Sidekick"s %ualities of loyalty, tenacity, and unselfishness are the positive aspects of this archetype. A SidekickI#ompanion provides a service, symbolically speaking, to a personality that often has a stronger nature or a role in life that carries more authority. Secretaries and personal assistants are e8amples of 1ight Arms, taking care of the day-to-day details of life. You might have an inner #ompanion that takes care of the details and allows another archetype to focus on work central to your mission. #ompanions are associated with providing emotional rather than se8ual support. 0latonic or friendship bonds are more in keeping with that particular archetype. 5etrayal is a common e8ample of the shadow side of the #ompanion, which damages the soul. Films: $ve Arden in 2ildred 0ierce, !he @ady !akes a Sailor, !he Aid from 5rooklyn4 .rank Sinatra and 2ontgomery #lift in .rom Here to $ternity4 Susan Sarandon and 3eena *avis in !helma and @ouise. Television: 2y .riend .licka4 @assie4 Fiction: !he Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (*r. 9atson, by Arthur #onan *oyle.


Drama: ago in -thello by Shakespeare (shadow,. Religion/Myth: *amon and 0ythias (in #hristian lore, two young men whose loyalty to each other won their freedom after 0ythias was condemned to death,4 $nkidu (companion created by the gods for 3ilgamesh, a natural man who proved a perfect match for the godlike hero king,4 $ris (3reek goddess of strife and constant companion of the war god, Ares,4 Apis (holy bull was worshipped in ancient $gypt as the companion of the creator god 0tah,4 :ike (3reek victory goddess and companion of Athena, goddess of wisdom and war,.

Da0sel +#rincess!he *amsel in *istress may be the oldest female archetype in all of popular literature and the movies. She is always beautiful, vulnerable, and in need of rescue, specifically by a Anight and, once rescued, she is taken care of in lavish style. 9hen disappointed, a *amsel must go through a process of empowerment and learn to take care of herself in the world. !he shadow side of this archetype mistakenly teaches old patricarchal views that women are weak and teaches them to be helpless and in need of protection. t leads a woman to e8pect to have someone else who will fight her battles for her while she remains devoted and physically attractive and concealed in the castle. 2any women still e8pect to marry a man who will give them a castle and take of them. And some men are raised to e8pect to do this (see 0rince and Anight,. !he *amsel"s fear of going it alone is holds the *amselIAnight relationship together. t also often shatters the relationship when the 0rince or Anight grows older and e8pects to have a perennially young, attractive 0rincess at his beck and call. !he 0rincess inevitably grows older even if she remains helpless. -r she becomes more interetsed in the outside world, develops skills and competiencies and is unable to maintain the same old dynamic of dependency. $ither way, most *amselI0rince relationships ultimately find that they change or fail. !he *amselI0rincess must ultimately learn to fight her own battles and evolve into a Cueen. !he 0rincess is more often associated with romance rather than distress. She awaits a Anight who is worthy of her beauty and rank and will take her not to his castle but to a palace. !he castles that *amsels are taken to have prisons, cold stone walls, drawbridges, and moats. 0alaces are fantastically beautiful and charmed and are associated with ballrooms and elegance. !he common (archetypal, e8pression, &*addy"s little 0rincess& implies an adoring father who brings up his daughter surrounded by beauty and abundance. !here is no &*addy"s little *amsel in *istress.& !he 0rincess and the *amsel, however, both are taught to be helpless and do share a yearning for a Anight as a partner in life, the implication being that without a Anight, they are powerless in this world. !he challenge inherent in these archetypal patterns, therefore, is to do for yourself what you e8pect the Anight to do for you--provide and protect yourself. !he 0rincess archetype is also influenced by our collo%uial use of the term and especially its heavy freight of antifeminist connotations of a woman who is


overly demanding, as in &)ewish-American 0rincess& or in the story of the 0rincess and the 0ea. $ven when used positively, the word can imply an unreal, bland, or cosseted character, like the teenage daughter nicknamed 0rincess on the != series .ather Anows 5est. 5ut a genuine 0rincess looks out not for her own comfort and whimsy but for the welfare of those around her. n Asian, tales abound of clever and resourceful 0rincesses, of conflicts between schools of martial arts for instance in which a 0rince and 0rincess battle it out, as depicted in the Ang @ee film #rouching !iger Hidden *ragon. And Schehere+ade bravely married the sultan who had decided to kill all his new wives at daybreak, and beguiled him with tales for a thousand and one nights until he rescinded his decree, thus saving all the women. n reviewing your relationship to this archetype, return to your fantasies as a young girl and note what your e8pectations were in looking for a mate. 2ost significantly, were you (or are you, consciously or unconsciously awaiting the arrival of your Anight in Shining &Amour&? *id you think or behave like a *amsel? 9ere you hoping to be rescued? And if you are now coping with the conse%uences of a broken relationship, can you trace the reasons for the failed partnership back to being disappointed that your e8pectations as *amsel were not met? Films: 0earl 9hite in the 0erils of 0auline silent films4 .ay 9ray in Aing Aong4 5etty Hutton in !he 0erils of 0auline4 )ean Simmons in Young 5ess4 1obin 9right in !he 0rincess 5ride4 #arrie .isher as 0rincess @eia in the Star 9ars !rilogy4 ngrid 5ergman in Anastasia4 3wyneth 0altrow in Shakespeare in @ove4 Aate 9inslet in !itanic4 )eff *aniels in Something 9ild. Fiction: 3one with the 9ind, by 2argaret 2itchell4 $mma by )ane Austin. Fairy Tales: Snow 9hite, Sleeping 5eauty, 1apun+el, #inderella. Religion/Myth: Ao-no-Hana (in Shinto belief, the )apanese 5lossom 0rincess, who symboli+es the delicate aspects of earthly life,4 o (in 3reek myth, a princess and the daughter of a river god, who suffered continually as the ob'ect of Jeus"s lust,4 0rincess Aigiarm (strong, valiant daughter of 2ongolian Aing Aaidu who offered herself in marriage to any suitor who could wrestle her down but who, if he lost, had to give her a horse. She never married, and won <H,HHH horses,.

Destroyer +Attila. Mad Scientist. Serial 6iller. Spoiler*estruction and 1econstruction is another way of describing the *eath and 1ebirth cycle of life. Systems and structures must be dismantled so that new life can be born. 2yths and legends about gods and goddesses bringing destruction to the earth are common to all traditions. Yahweh destroyed the world through the great .lood and rained fire and brimstone on Sodom and 3ommorah. n the Hindu tradition, the goddess Aali, generally pictured wearing a belt made of dismembered arms and a necklace of human skulls, represents the positive power of destruction, annihilating ignorance and maintaining the world order. !he god Shiva, Aali"s male counterpart, destroys in order to create.


!he impulse to destroy and rebuild is archetypal. 9e are bound to that cycle and therein lies the learning. *estruction also refers to releasing that which is destroying us, and, so, many therapists and other healers serve the role of the *estroyer by assisting others to release destructive emotions or behavior. !he power of positive destruction is enormously healing and liberating. n its shadow manifestation, destruction becomes an end in itself, and one becomes into8icated with one"s own destructive power and addicted to it. !he *estroyer generates death, madness, and abuse and targets individuals and groups. t can manifest as a nation that destroys other nations or people who destroy the environment. !o count this shadow archetype as part of your support group, you will be able to recogni+e a pattern within your psyche that destroys relationships or promotes attitudes and opinions that destroy others" dreams or potential. Films: )ack 0alance in !he Sign of the 0agan4 9illiam Holden in !he 9ild 5unch4 Anthony Hopkins in !he Silence of the @ambs4 1alph .iennes in Schindler"s @ist4 1ichard 5aseheart in Hitler. Religion/Myth: Angra 2ainyu or Ahriman (in Joroastrianism, the eternal destroyer of good, personification of evil, conveyor of death and disease,4 Aalki (in Hindu belief, the final incarnation of =ishnu, who will descend from the sky on a white horse to destroy the wicked, renew the world, and restore righteousness,4 the .uries or $rynies (avenging deities of 3reek myth who pursued and persecuted anyone who killed a parent, brother, or fellow clansman, by driving the murderer mad,4 the .our Horsemen of the Apocalypse (allegorical figures in the :ew !estament 5ook of 1evelation, or Apocalypse, who symboli+e war, pestilence, famine, and death,.

Detecti'e +Spy. Do&1le Agent. Sle&th. Snoop. Sherloc2 Hol0es. #ri'ate In'estigator. #rofiler33see also )arrior*Cri0e %ighter0ositive characteristics of the *etective include the ability to seek out knowledge and information that supports solving crimes and protecting the public. *etectives combine great powers of observation with highly evolved intuition to deduce the solutions to crimes. 9hereas the *etective is public and often highly respected--especially its modern counterpart, the police 0rofiler-the empowered Spy is associated far more with the surreptitious and often illegal ac%uisition of secret information regarding politics, business, or national security. -ur attitude toward spies often depends on whose side they"re on. 2any Americans see 3ary 0owers as a heroic figure, while *ouble Agents such as 1obert 0. Hansson or 5ritish intelligence officer and Soviet spy Aim 0hilby are considered traitors. !he shadow side of these archetypes can manifest as voyeurism, falsifying information, or selling out to the highest bidder. 0arents who &spy& on their children with good intentions, such as uncovering their involvement with se8 or drugs, are nonetheless flirting with the shadow *etective. ;<

Films: Humphrey 5ogart in !he 2altese .alcon and !he 5ig Sleep4 1ichard 5urton in !he Spy 9ho #ame in from the #old4 Aelly 2c3illis and )eff *aniels in !he House on #arroll Street4 Aathleen !urner in =. . 9arshawski4 @aurence -livier in Sleuth4 any )ames 5ond, Sherlock Holmes, or #harlie #han film. Fiction: Sir Arthur #onan *oyle4 *ashiel Hammett, Agatha #hristie, 1e8 Stout, !om #lancy, )ohn @e#arr. Television: Spy4 2agnum, 0. . Religion/Myth: Sinon (in 3reek lore, a spy who gained the trust of the !ro'ans by pretending to have deserted the 3reeks, then convinced them to take in the wooden horse that led to their downfall,.

Dilettante +A0ate&r.rom a @atin root meaning &to delight in,& the *ilettante is a lover of the fine arts who never rises above the level of an amateur, and to whom the phrase &'ack of all trades, master of none& applies. Although the word has the negative connotation of a dabbler who seeks only a cursory knowledge or e8perience, it never completely loses the sense of delighting in the arts. !he Amateur, from the @atin root for &love,& has many of the same %ualities of the *ilettante applied to the realm of sports or applied arts such as cooking and gardening. n many cases it"s better to be an inspired amateur than a grind-it-out professional. @ike the survival archetypes, the *ilettante or Amateur can alert you when you are in danger of becoming merely superficial in your pursuits, or losing the love that drew you to your avocation in the first place. !he shadow *ilettante manifests as a pretension to much deeper knowledge than you actually possess. Films: #atherine .rot in @a *ilettante4 #arol #hanning in !horoughly 2odern 2illie4 @i+a 2innelli in #abaret4 Spring 5yington in You #an"t !ake t with You4 Hermione 3ingold in !he 2usic 2an4 )ohn Savage in !he Amateur4 Henry .onda in !he @ady $ve (Amateur,. Fiction: *odsworth by Sinclair @ewis4 &!he *ilettante& by $dith 9harton.

Don 5&an +Casano'a. ,igolo. Sed&cer. Se7 AddictSe8ual energy provides great power when properly channeled. @ike the .emme .atale, the *on )uan archetype can make us aware of falling into se8 role cliches, misusing the power of romantic attraction and pursuit. Although associated with sensuality and sophistication, this archetype represents a man preying on women for the sake of con%uest alone. Se8 addiction is not about se8 but about the need to gain control of someone. *on )uan radiates an


attitude that all women need him far more than he needs them, and that he is invulnerable to their charms. !he positive aspect of this archetype is its underlying vulnerability and its power to open wide a heart that is capable of deep love. As many stories portray, once the gigolo meets his match, he has also found his mate. 5ut his match, in keeping with the profile of this pattern, must have emotional independence and the self-esteem to be immune to his manipulative skills. Films: 9arren 5eatty in Shampoo4 1ichard 3ere in American 3igolo4 *onald Sutherland in #asanova4 2ichael #aine in Alfie4 )ohnny *epp in *on )uan di 2arco4 )ude @aw in A. . Fiction: Cuiet *ays in #lichy by Henry 2iller. Religion/Myth: Satyr (in 3reek myth, a creature with a goat"s tail, flanks, hooves, and horns, but otherwise human upper body, who drinks, dances, and chases nymphs. !he talian version is the faun, and in Slavonic culture, the @'eschi,4 0riapus (3reek and 1oman deity of gardens attributed with enormous genitals,4 Aka 2anah (in Joroastrianism, the personification of sensual desire,.

Engineer +Architect. B&ilder. Sche0er!he $ngineer is eminently practical, hands-on, and devoted to making things work. !he characteristics of the $ngineer reflect the grounded, orderly, strategic %ualities of mind that convert creative energy into a practical e8pression. !his archetype also manifests as a talent for engineering everyday situations or designing solutions to common dilemmas. !he shadow $ngineer manifests as a master manipulator, designing and engineering situations to one"s own advantage regardless of the needs or desires of others. Films: Alec 3uinness in !he 5ridge on the 1iver Awai4 3ary #ooper in !he .ountainhead4 )eff 5ridges in !ucker. Drama: !he 2aster 5uilder by Henrik bsen Religion/Myth: $len (in 9elsh myth, the world"s first highway engineer, who protected her land by magically creating highways so that her soldiers could defend it,4 Amenhotep (ancient $gyptian architect who later was venerated as the god of building,4 *aedalus (renowned #retan architect who constructed the @abyrinth of the 2inotaur and fashioned artificial wings for himself and his son, carus,.

E7orcist +Sha0an;;

!he ability to confront evil in the form of possession by destructive or antisocial impulses in oneself and others is as valuable today as it was in the time of )esus, the master $8orcist. )ust as modern biblical scholars suggest that the demons that )esus cast out may have been forms of psychological illness, so we can see our own inner demons as arising from forces that we feel are beyond our control. Shamans, for e8ample, conduct rituals for the release of negative spirits from a person"s soul. !o include this among your family of archetypes, however, you would have to find a life-long pattern or e8orcising the negative spirits of others or of social groups or society. !he shadow $8orcist attacks the evil in others without having the courage to face his own demons. Films: )ason 2iller in !he $8orcist4 5ruce 9illis in !he Si8th Sense. Religion/Myth: Shoki (Shinto god of the afterlife and e8orcism,4 Jhong kui (!aoist god of the afterlife and e8orcism,.

%ather +#atriarch. #rogenitor!his archetype combines a talent for creating or initiating with the ability to oversee others, whether a biological family or a group of creative people. Although the .ather has taken on negative connotations associated historically with paternalism and male dominance, we shouldn"t lose sight of its primary characteristics of courage--think of Abraham leaving the home of his ancestors to father a new race in a strange land--and protectiveness. A true .ather guides and shields those under his care, sacrificing his own desires when that"s appropriate. !he shadow .ather emerges when that caring guidance and protection turns into dictatorial control or abuse of authority. 5eing a biological father and family man clearly isn"t enough to include this archetype in your intimate circle. You will need to uncover a life-long attachment to the role of family patriarch, however you conceive of that family. Films: 9illiam 0owell in @ife with .ather4 Spencer !racy in .ather of the 5ride4 *ustin Hoffman in Aramer vs. Aramer4 3regory 0eck in !o Aill a 2ockingbird4 @amberto 2aggiorani in !he 5icycle !hief4 1aymond 2assey in $ast of $den (shadow,. Television: 1obert Young in .ather Anows 5est4 .red 2ac2urray in 2y !hree Sons. Fiction: All the 9ay Home by )ames Agee. Religion/Myth: 2ost ancient cultures had at least one .ather god, usually associated with the sky, who also functioned as creator and patriarch, including 6ranus and Jeus (3reece,4 )upiter (1ome,4 ndra and 5rahma ( ndia,4 the


&)ade $mperor& (#hina,4 +anagi ()apan,4 1e and 0tah ($gypt,4 -lorun and -batala (AfricaIYoruba,.

%e00e %atale +Blac2 )ido$. %lirt. Siren. Circe. Sed&ctress. Enchantress!he female counterpart of *on )uan sometimes adds the twist of killing her con%uests as an e8pression of her ability to dominate, thereby reversing the conventional se8ual stereotypes. As with *on )uan, the .emme .atale represents highly refined skills at manipulating men without investing personal emotion. !he .emme .atale is a se8ual and a financial archetype, and either comes from or is drawn to money and power. Seducing men with money and power and for the sake of personal control and survival is a classic part of this archetype, although the .emme .atale is not looking for a home in the suburbs and the pleasures of family life. As with the *on )uan archetype, the positive aspect of this pattern is the opening of the heart, which often occurs when the male ob'ect re'ects the manipulations and dependency of the .emme .atale, as 1hett 5utler re'ects Scarlett -"Hara at the end of 3one with the 9ind. Films: 5arbara Stanwyck in *ouble ndemnity4 @inda .iorentino in !he @ast Seduction4 !heresa 1ussell in 5lack 9idow4 2arilyn 2onroe and )ane 1ussell in 3entlemen 0refer 5londes4 Aathleen !urner in 5ody Heat4 $li+abeth !aylor in #leopatra. Fiction: !he 0ostman Always 1ings !wice by )ames 2. #ain. Religion/Myth: #irce (in 3reek myth, a sorceressIseductress who could turn men into animals with her magic wand,4 0otiphar"s wife (in the Hebrew 5ible, when her attempt to seduce )oseph failed, she had him thrown into captivity. Her name is Jeleikha in slamic tradition,4 !apairu (0olynesian nymphs who inhabit the waters that lead to the underworld. !he goddess of death employs them to seduce men away from the earth,4 @orelei (in !eutonic myth, a beautiful maiden who drowned herself after being spurned by her lover, and was then transformed into a siren whose hypnotic music lured sailors to their death,.

!he 3ambler is a risk-taker who plays the odds. !his archetype has far more aspects than are commonly considered, including not 'ust card sharps and racetrack gamblers, but also drug addicts, entrepreneurs, and day traders. !he 3ambler is also active in the psyche of people who take risks in politics and other social activities that amount to gambling with one"s reputation. .rom an energetic perspective, gambling is an attempt to outrun the speed at which ordinary change happens. Ac%uiring great wealth in a casino in one throw of the dice or by winning the lottery is a spectacular e8perience not only because of the money but because of the e8perience of the compression of time. !he ;?

drama of trying to outrun the odds is the psychic lock on the 3ambler within a person"s psyche. !he positive aspect of this archetype manifests in following hunches, and in the belief in one"s intuition, even in the face of universal doubt. .rom real estate ventures to scientific research, hunches have often yielded successful fruitful outcomes. !o assess whether you are a 3ambler, review your ability to follow your intuition and what others might consider risky inner guidance. Ask yourself how many of your decisions are based on gut instinct rather than facts and figures. You can evaluate your relationship to the shadow 3ambler according to whether you have a compulsion. Some people who are obsessed with winning lotteries and striking it rich at casino tables--or in get-rich-%uick and pyramid schemes--may spend relatively little money compared to professional gamblers, but their focus on finding ways to beat the odds is a central part of their life. A related form of gambling may affect the way you are focused on looking for lucky breaks in your relationships, rather than doing the hard psychic work needed to make them succeed. Films: Steve 2cCueen in !he #incinnati Aid (shadow,4 0aul :ewman, )ackie 3leason, and 3eorge #. Scott (shadow, in !he Hustler4 9oody Harrelson and 9esley Snipes in 9hite 2en #an"t )ump4 $dith $vans in !he Cueen of Spades4 #live -wen in #roupier4 1oger *uchesne in 5ob le .lambeur (5ob the 3ambler,. Fiction: !he 3ambler by *ostoevsky Religion/Myth: )ason, -dysseus (heroic figures of 3reek legend who fearlessly gambled against the odds, risking life and limb to achieve their goals,4 #unawabi (American ndian--0aiute--figure known as a gambler who takes many risky adventures and who also brings night and illness,

,od +Adonis. see also Hero9hether a great worldly power or a great physical specimen, the 3od archetype represents the ultimate in male dominance. -n the positive side, a 3od can be benevolent and compassionate, willing to use his powers to help others out of love for humanity. !he shadow 3od easily becomes a dictator or despot, oppressing others with those same powers, or using his physical attractiveness to get what he wants without ever returning the affection he elicits. !o claim this archetype among your support circle of twelve, you need to have a life-long sense of great power, used either selfishly or selflessly. You may feel a powerful connection to a particular deity, so here are a few from the 1omanI3reek7 )upiterIJeus7 father god, head of the pantheon 5acchusI*ionysus7 wine and revelry ;B


2arsIAres7 war :eptuneI0oseidon7 the sea 0lutoIHades7 death and the underworld

Religion/Myth: @ike the archetype in human manifestation, mythic and religious 3ods run the gamut from omniscient, benevolent deity to arbitrary destroyer. n addition to those listed above are Yahweh (Hebrew,4 Shiva, =ishnu, 5rahma, ndra (Hindu,4 Allah (2uslim,4 1a, -siris, 0tah ($gyptian,4 5aal (#anaanite,4 2arduk, shtar (5abylonian,4 Cuet+alcoatl, !e+catlipoca (A+tec,4 $nlil, *umu+i (Sumerian,4 -sun, -lokun (Yoruba,4 9akan !anka (:ative American,.

,oddess +see also Heroine!he oldest religious tradition on earth may well be 3oddess worship, which some archaeologists trace back further than ;H,HHH years. t was certainly natural to worship the archetype of woman as the Source of all life, especially in the age before male warriors replaced Her with their combative sky gods. !he connection of fertility with e8aggerated se8ual attributes found in ancient statues of the 3oddess survive in modern worship of screen goddesses such as 2arilyn 2onroe and )ayne 2ansfield. !he 3oddess can be inspiring to women, embodying wisdom, guidance, physical grace, athletic prowess, and sensuality. !his aspect is awakened by our relation to the goddesses of various spiritual traditions, including Aali, *urga, and 6ma in ndia, !ara in !ibet, Cuanyin in #hina, and the many manifestations of 2ary, the 2other of )esus, in 9estern belief, such as -ur @ady of 3uadalupe or the 5lack 2adonna of #+esta'owa. !he shadow side of the 3oddess emerges from the e8ploration of the feminine power, including the e8ploitation or over-indulgence of movie stars and fashion models. dentifying with a goddess figure as a ma'or archetype in your chart re%uires that you review life-long associations with the image and personality associated with it. Athena is the able-bodied warrior woman as well as the classic &powerful woman behind the throne.& !oday we see this power re-emerging in popular form in neo-mythic characters such as Kena the 9arrior 0rincess and 5uffy the =ampire Slayer--attractive women who are also strong and capable. !he energy of =enus (Aphrodite, is prevalent in women who form their self-image strongly around their se8uality. Study the specific %ualities of each goddess and evaluate how much of your sense of self is reflected in one of those patterns, beginning with a few of the most familiar names from the 1omanI3reek pantheon7 =enusIAphrodite7 love and fertility *ianaIArtemis7 nature and hunting 2inervaIAthena7 strength, clear thinking #eresI*emeter7 motherhood )unoIHera7 %ueenship and partnership ;E

0roserpinaI0ersephone7 mysticism and mediumship Sophia7 wisdom

Films: Aim Stanley in !he 3oddess4 Ava 3ardner in -ne !ouch of =enus4 2arilyn 2onroe in !he Seven Year tch4 2ira Sorvino in 2ighty Aphrodite. Fiction: She by H. 1ider Haggard Religion/Myth: $very culture in the world has mythological stories portraying the power of the 3oddess. 5esides those mentioned above, you can choose from !ara and Cuanyin (!ibetan and #hinese bodhisattvas of compassion,4 Amaterasu -migami (Shinto Sun goddess,4 Shakti (Hindu personification of energy as *ivine 2other,4 5ranwen (#eltic goddess of love and beauty,4 -shun ($ast African Yoruba goddess of pleasure, love, and beauty,4 0an )in @ian (#hinese goddess of prostitution,4 .rigg (:orse goddess of marriage, motherhood, childbirth, and midwifery,4 !uran ($truscan goddess of love, health, and fertility,.

,ossip +see also Net$or2er!he 3ossip archetype is associated with rumor-spreading, backbiting, and passing along information that is e8aggerated, harmful, and intended to disempower. -n a professional level, the shadow 3ossip manifests as publishing misleading information, creating damaging rumors, or hounding celebrities for their photos. Although everyone is prone to listening to and spreading gossip in some way, a 3ossip archetype thrives on the power that is generated by passing around information that is secret or private. 2ost people would hesitate to choose this archetype because of its negative implications, yet many others make their living in the business of political, social, and entertainment gossip in a positive way. !he archetype is connected to lessons of truth, integrity, and honoring the trust another has placed in you. n assessing your connection to the 3ossip, review how many of your life lessons have emerged from participating in gossip that has harmed another, and then coping with the conse%uences. *o you measure the %uality of a relationship by whether a person is willing to share secrets with you? Films: 1osalind 1ussell in !he 9omen4 1ichard Hayden in Sitting 0retty4 5urt @ancaster in !he Sweet Smell of Success4 )ohn 2alkovich and 3lenn #lose in *angerous @iaisons4 Religion/Myth: 1atatosk (in :orse myth, a s%uirrel whose name means &swift teeth,& lives in the 9orld !ree called Yggdrasil and is a notorious gossip,.


,&ide +,&r&. Sage. Crone. )ise )o0an. Spirit&al Master. E'angelist. #reacher!he 3uide takes the role of !eacher to a spiritual level, teaching not only the beliefs and practices that make up established religions, but also the overarching principle of seeing the *ivine in every aspect of life. #learly you do not have to be a professional 0reacher or 3uru to have this archetype, as we can all learn to lead others spiritually through developing our own intuitive spiritual awareness and passing on whatever we have learned with genuine humility. !o count this archetype as part of your support group, however, you will need to discern in your life a continuing pattern of devoting yourself to teaching others from your own spiritual insights. !his presupposes that you have gained wisdom through some combination of self-disciplined practice and study and perhaps spontaneous spiritual e8periences. 9isdom also comes with age, and so the #rone or 9ise 9oman represents the ripening of natural insight and the acceptance of what is, allowing one to pass that wisdom on to others. !he shadow aspect of the 3uide is visible in many modern televangelists and gurus of various traditions who are more interested in financial gain and controlling their followers than in imparting genuine spiritual insight. Films: 2eetings with 1emarkable 2en4 1obert *uval in !he Apostle. Religion/Myth: 2arpa (5uddhist master and guru of 2ilarepa who guided him through arduous tasks to become the greatest yogi of !ibet,4

Healer +)o&nded Healer. Int&iti'e Healer. Caregi'er. N&rse. Therapist. Analyst. Co&nselor!he Healer archetype manifests as a passion to serve others in the form of repairing the body, mind, and spirit. t e8presses itself through channels other than those classically associated with the healing of illnesses, and so you need to look beyond the obvious definition of what you &do.& You can be strongly guided by this archetype in any occupation or role in life. Some people, by their very nature and personality, are able to inspire others to release their painful histories or make changes in their lives that redirect the course of their future. $ssential characteristics include an inherent strength and the ability to assist people in transforming their pain into a healing process, as well as having the &wiring& re%uired to channel the energy needed to generate physical or emotional changes. Religion/Myth: 1abbi Hanina ben *osa ()ewish healer considered to have been in the same class as )esus,4 :inkarrak (5abylonianISumerian goddess who nursed sick humans,4 5ear 2edicine 9oman (American ndian healing spirit,4 2ukuru (creator god of the Herero bushmen of :amibia, who sends life-giving rain, heals the sick, and cares for the elderly,.


)o&nded Healer !he 9ounded Healer is initiated into the art of healing through some form of personal hardship--anything from an actual physical in'ury or illness to the loss of all one"s earthly possessions. 1egardless of the shape of the wound, the challenge inherent in this initiation process is that one is unable to turn to others for help beyond a certain degree of support. -nly the initiate can ultimately heal the wound4 if it is an illness or accident, it will fre%uently be one for which there is no conventional cure. !he 9ounded Healer archetype emerges in your psyche with the demand that you push yourself to a level of inner effort that becomes more a process of transformation than an attempt to heal an illness. f you have successfully completed the initiation, you inevitably e8perience an e8ceptional healing, and a path of service seems to be divinely provided shortly after the initiation is complete. !he shadow of both the Healer and 9ounded Healer manifests through a desire to take advantage of those who need help, including claims that you can heal any and every illness a person has. Films: $llen 5urstyn in 1esurrection4 @ouise .letcher in -ne .lew -ver the #uckoo"s :est (shadow,4 1osalind 1ussell in Sister Aenny4 5arbara Stanwyck in 2iracle 9oman (based on Aimee Semple 2c0herson,. Fiction: !he #itadel by A. ). #ronin4 $lmer 3antry by Sinclair @ewis (shadow,. Religion/Myth: Asklepios (3reek hero who later become a plague god, then the god of medicine and healing,4 Aesculapius (1oman god of healing based on the 3reek Asklepios,4 3aruda (great golden bird with an eagle"s beak and wings and human body, the ndian symbol of medicine,4 2editrina (&Healer,& a 1oman goddess of wine and health who was later syncreti+ed into the cult of Aesculapius,4 $eyeekalduk ( nuit god of healing,4 the 2edicine 5uddhas (most prominently, 5haisha'yaguru in !ibet and Yakushi-:yorai in )apan, who symboli+e the healing and transformative %uality of buddhahood,.

Hedonist +Bon /i'ant. Chef. ,o&r0et. ,o&r0and. Sy1arite 33 see also Mystic!his Archetype has an &appetite& for the pleasurable aspects of life, from good food and wine to se8uality and sensuality. As scientific reserach has shown, pleasure can improve our health and e8tend our lives and needs to be part of a balanced life. ndulging the self is central to the psyche of this archetype, whether treating oneself to a health spa or learning the nuances of lovemaking. !hat the Hedonist is generally thought of as someone who pursues e8tremes of self-indulgence is more a reflection of our 0uritan heritage than of the archetype itself. n positive terms, it inspires creative energy in the psyche to embrace the &good& things in life. t also challenges in a positive way the collective archetypal fear of being seduced and losing control in the physical world. !he shadow


Hedonist may manifest as pursuing pleasure without regard for other people or one"s own good health. !he search for physical ecstasy parallels the search for spiritual transformation, a truth that is apparent in the dual identity of the famous 3reek icon of pleasureseeking, *ionysus. 5esides being a god of wine and fertility (later adoped by the 1omans as 5acchus,, *ionysus also represents the goal of mystery religions, like those practiced at $leusis7 ecstatic delivery from the mundane world through the physical or spiritual into8ication induced by secret rites. (See 2ystic., !he sacrament of Soma (also a god of the =edic pantheon, played a similar role in ancient ndian spirituality. Films: 5abbette"s .east4 @ike 9ater for #hocolate4 5ig :ight. Fiction: !om )ones by Henry .ielding4 !he 6nbearable @ightness of 5eing by 2ilan Aundera4 @es @iaisons *angereuses by 0. #hoderlos *e@aclos. Religion/Myth: -shun (Yoruba goddess of love and pleasure who is generous and benign,4 5ebhionn ( rish patron goddess of pleasure,4 Cadesh (9estern Semitic fertility goddess and epitome of female se8uality and eroticism,4 5es ($gyptian dwarf god originally associated with royalty and childbirth who became popular among the masses as a god of human pleasures of mirth, music, and dance,.

Hero*Heroine +see also 6night. )arrior2any of the gods of the world"s ancient religions began their lives as heroes capable of great feats of strength or skill. !he Hero is also a classic figure in ancient 3reek and 1oman literature, often portrayed as one who must confront an increasingly difficult path of obstacles in order to birth his manhood. !oday this archetype holds a dominant position in the social mind as an icon of both male and female power, from the Superheroes of comic books, such as Superman and 9onder 9oman, to television and countless movies and popular novels. n the classic Hero"s )ourney, defined by )oseph #ampbell and others, an individual goes on a 'ourney of initiation to awaken an inner knowing or spiritual power. !he Self emerges as the Hero faces physical and internal obstacles, confronting the survival fears that would compromise his 'ourney of empowerment and con%uering the forces arrayed against him. !he Hero then returns to the tribe with something of great value to all. .rom a shadow perspective, the Hero can become empowered through the disempowerment of others. !he manner in which the Hero uses his physical power is a reflection of the spirit of the Hero, represented through authentic acts of heroism. Films: Sigourney 9eaver in Alien4 *ustin Hoffman in Hero4 Anthony Hopkins in Jorro4 )eff 5ridges in !he @ast American Hero4 Aevin #ostner in 0ostman and 9aterworld4 *ebbie 1eynolds in !he 6nsinkable 2olly 5rown4 Seema 5iswas (as 0hoolan *evi, in 5andit Cueen.


Religion/Myth: 6lysses (hero of !he -dyssey whose most renowned trait was his supreme resourcefulness, the ability to find a way out of the most dangerous situation,4 Ar'una (in the 5hagavad 3ita, his %uestioning of his HeroI9arrior role leads the god Arishna to instruct him in divine wisdom,4 Hidesato (in )apanese legend, a killer of many monsters, including the feared #entipede,4 Saynday (a hero-trickster of the :ative American Aiowa tribe,4 0aul 5unyan (legendary hero of the lumber camps of the American :orthwest, whose feats included creating the 3rand #anyon by dragging his a8e behind him,4 !heseus (Athenian hero who slew the 2arathonian 5ull and the 2inotaur,4 5ernardo del #aprio (semimythical ninth-century Spanish credited with defeating 1oland at 1oncesvalles,.

5&dge +Critic. E7a0iner. Mediator. Ar1itrator!he template for the )udge archetype in )ewish-#hristian culture largely derives from Aing Solomon, who was notable for balancing 'ustice and compassion. So thoroughly do we maintain this ancient template that Solomon"s characteristic balancing is now the standard by which we measure all 'udges. !hose who manipulate or disgrace 'ustice or violate this creed are held to be social and moral criminals, having damaged the honor of the courtroom and the nation, and the archetype itself. .or that reason, this archetype should be understood as one that has the vision to manage the fair distribution of power in whatever form it takes, from violating military codes to breaking marriage vows. -ne need not be an attorney, 'udge, or critic by profession to identify with this archetype. f you are a natural mediator or involved in interventions between people, you may carry this archetype in your psyche. 0ersonal %ualities that inspire in you a commitment to lead a life with high standards related to 'ustice and wisdom as well as the manner in which you interact with other people are very reflective of a strong connection to this archetype. 0rolonged suffering from having been mis'udged--an e8perience that walks hand-in-hand with learning forgiveness--should also be considered an e8pression of this archetype in your life. 5ut as with all other archetypal evaluations, you are not looking for one e8perience of having been mis'udged or mis'udging another, but rather a lifelong learning process that is centered around the learning of 'ustice and compassion. !he shadow )udge manifests as consistently destructive criticism, 'udging without compassion or with a hidden agenda. @egal manipulation, misuse of legal authority, and threatening others through an association with the law are other e8pressions of the shadow. Such manipulation includes the misuse of business authority as well as conventional legal and criminal authority. Films: Spencer !racy in )udgment at :uremberg4 @ouis #alhern as -liver 9endell Holmes in !he 2agnificent Yankee4 )ohn .orsythe in And )ustice for All (shadow,4 *ominic 3uard in !he 3o-5etween Fiction: 5illy 5udd, .oretopman (#apt. Starry =ere, by Herman 2elville4 !he Ambassadors by Henry )ames.


Religion/Myth: Skan (creator god of the *akota Siou8 who 'udges both gods and the souls of humans,4 Yama (Hindu and 5uddhist god of death, 'udge of the dead, and ruler of death"s kingdom or the hell realms,4 0lutoIHades (1omanI3reek god of the underworld and 'udge of the dead,4 !hoth (primarily the $gyptian patron deity of scribes, also known as a mediator among the gods,4 San-guan (&!hree 1ulers,& collective name for three !aoist deities who keep a register of the good and evil deeds of people,. 6ing +E0peror. R&ler. 4eader. Chief!he Aing is an archetype of ma'or proportions, representing the height of temporal male power and authority. 5oth benevolence and cruelty in their e8treme e8pressions are associated with this archetype. (#lassic to the cruel Aing is the collective hope of his kingdom that he should fall from his throne., !he Aing is associated more with the royal blood and inheritance, whereas an $mperor can arise from common society, as did :apoleon. !he bloodline connects the Aing to the 0rince archetype and to attitudes of &entitlement,& one of the shadow characteristics of archetypes associated with rulership. A resistance to criticism, %uestioning, and challenges in decisions about controlling his kingdom. is also part of the Aing"s shadow. !hroughout history, the pendulum has swung from good Aings to evil, from benevolent, even saintly rulers to greedy, gluttonous criminals. Aing @ouis K of .rance--St. @ouis--combined the %ualities of a 'ust ruler, fearless warrior, and holy man. !he thirteenth-century sovereign lived for the welfare of his sub'ects and the glory of 3od. #harlemagne, Aing *avid, and Akhenaton of $gypt were among earth"s most enlightened, if occasionally all-too-human, rulers. And then there were 2ad Aing 3eorge of $ngland, who led the #olonies to rebel4 Aing @ouis K= of .rance was synonymous with decadence and e8cess4 $mperor Hirohito of )apan led his country into a devastating war. !his archetype maintains the same characteristics on an individual level, whether one"s kingdom is a corporation, community, or family. !he need to rule and e8ert control over a kingdom is key to this archetype. Films: #harles @aughton in !he 0rivate @ife of Aing Henry = 4 Yul 5rynner in !he Aing and 4 1ichard 3ere in Aing *avid4 0aul Scofield in Aing @ear (<GE<,4 #hristopher 9alken in !he Aing of :ew York (shadow e8traordinaire,. Drama: 1ichard , Henry =, Henry =, Hamlet, and 2acbeth by Shakespeare. Fiction: Aing of the 3ypsies by 0eter 2aas4 !he 3odfather by 2ario 0u+o (shadow,4 !he -nce and .uture Aing by !.H.9hite. Religion/Myth: 0riam (king of !roy,4 *aibutsuI*aibosatsu ()apanese meditating buddha as world ruler,4 Sila or Silap inua (divine ruler of the $skimo seen as the air you breathe and the energy that moves both the entire universe each of us individually,4 Amun (supreme $gyptian creator god, originally ruler of the air and


the force behind wind and bree+es,4 #hief Seattle (:ative American leader,4 Haile Selassie ($mperor of $thiopia, later deified by the 1astafarian religion,. 6night +see also )arrior. Resc&er!he Anight archetype is primarily associated with chivalry, courtly romance, protection of the 0rincess, and going to battle only for honorable causes. !he Anight serves his Aing or @ord and so this archetype has spiritual overtones as well of service and devotion. @oyalty and self-sacrifice are the Anight"s great virtues, along with a natural ability to get things done. !he 5lack Anight donning dark armor and riding a black horse represents the shadow characteristics of this archetype, especially the absence of honor and chivalry. Somewhat like the 9arrior, the shadow Anight manifests as loyalty to a %uestionable ruler or principle. n its negative aspect, the Anight can also, like the 1escuer, fall into a pattern of saving others but ignoring his own needs. A true Anight, like the 2ystic, walks the fine line between self-sacrifice and selfneglect. Films: Harrison .ord in ndiana )ones and the @ast #rusade4 !om Hanks in Apollo <;4 #hristopher 1eeve in Superman4 Aevin #ostner in *ances with 9olves, !in #up, and ).A. Drama: 2an of @a2ancha by *ale 9asserman Fairy Tales: 0rince =aliant Religion/Myth: Anights of the 1ound !able (in medieval $nglish lore, a semimythic group of <?H knights including @ancelot, 3awain, Aay, 2ordred, 3alahad, and others who served under Aing Arthur,4 Sir 0ercivalI0ar+ifal (Anight of the 1ound !able who got to see the Holy 3rail,4 .abian (a good knight turned into a forest spirit by his e8-lover, a sorceress, and now dwells in the hills near 0rague,4 *amas (shadow Anight who trapped other knights so that his brother could fight them,.

9e tend to think of @iberators as great military and political leaders who free an entire country or people from servitude, such as 2ahatma 3andhi, Abraham @incoln, Sim#n 5olMvar of =ene+uela, :elson 2andela, and, depending on your politics, @enin, #astro, and #he 3uevara. 5ut in everyday life, any number of people can play a similar role on a smaller scale, helping to liberate us from the tyranny of self-inflicted negative thought patterns and beliefs, spiritual sluggishness, poor nutrition, destructive relationships, or addictive behavior. !his archetype can be an invaluable ally in helping to free us from old, entrenched beliefs and attitudes that have been inculcated from without, much like colonial occupying armies. )esus, 2uhammad, and the 5uddha were @iberators in this sense, offering options to the violence, suffering, and spiritual


stagnation of their respective times and places. You do not have to be a charismatic leader to have this archetype, however. !housands of people have taken part in long campaigns to win freedom from various kinds of oppression, from the .reedom 1iders of the #ivil 1ights movement in this country to the .reedom .ighters of the Hungarian 1evolution. !he shadow @iberator manifests in those who would liberate us from one tyrant only to impose their own tyranny over our lives--corporate, political, religious, and spiritual leaders who speak of freedom as a way to their individual aggrandi+ement. n evaluating whether this archetype belongs in your circle of twelve, ask whether you have shown a life-long pattern of helping to free others from in'ustices, from adverse economic or social conditions, or simply from their misconceptions. Films: Anthony Cuinn in Jorba the 3reek4 1osalind 1ussell in Auntie 2ame4 ngrid 5ergman in )oan of Arc4 !om Selleck in n and -ut. Fiction: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. Fairy Tales: 5elling the #at Religion/Myth: *ionysus and $ros (both bore other names meaning &the liberator&,.

!his archetype appears not only in those who are romantically inclined, but also in anyone who e8hibits great passion and devotion. -ne can be a @over of art, music, gardening, 0ersian carpets, nature, or needlepoint. !he key is having a sense of unbridled and e8aggerated affection and appreciation of someone or something that influences the organi+ation of your life and environment. Although the @over is present in everyone"s life to some degree, as a personal archetype it needs to play a significant role in the overall design of your life and your self-esteem, which is its strongest link to your psyche. !he @over is connected to issues of self-esteem because this archetype is so strongly represented by one"s physical appearance. $ven if you have the @over archetype prominently in your psyche, you may repress this pattern out of a lack of self-esteem, especially regarding your physical attractiveness. !he shadow lover manifests as an e8aggerated of obsessive passion that has a destructive effect on one"s physical or mental health and self-esteem. Films: :icholas #age in 2oonstruck4 #harles *enner in !he 2an 9ho @oved 9omen (!ruffaut version,4 ngrid 5ergman and Humphrey 5ogart in #asablanca4 )ose .errer in #yrano de 5ergerac. Drama: 1omeo and )uliet by Shakespeare


!oetry: !roilus and #ressida by #haucer Fiction: Stealing Heaven by 2arion 2eade (Abelard and Heloise, Fairy Tales: !he 0rincess and the .rog4 5eauty and the 5east. Religion/Myth: 0yramus and !hisbe (star-crossed 5abylonian lovers, described by -vid, who commit double suicide,4 $ndymion (in 3reek myth a shepherd boy and mortal lover of the moon goddess Selene,4 Hasu-Ao (a )apanese girl who died of love for her betrothed, whom she had never seen,4 .reya (:orse goddess of love and fertility and symbol of sensuality, lover of music, spring, flowers, and elves,4 3uinevere and @ancelot (although 3uinevere was married to Aing Arthur and @ancelot was one of his favorite knights, they pursued an affair that led to the eventual undoing of the 1ound !able,. Martyr !he 2artyr archetype is well known in two arenas7 as a classic political or religious figure, and in the self-help world of contemporary psychology. 9ithin the self-help field, the shadow 2artyr is viewed as a person who has learned to utili+e a combination of service and suffering for others as the primary means of controlling and manipulating her environment. ronically, in the social and political world, the martyr is often highly respected for having the courage to represent a cause, even if it re%uires dying for that cause for the sake of others. Suffering so that others might be redeemed, whether that redemption take a spiritual or political form, is among the most sacred of human acts. 9hile people recogni+e this archetype in others, particularly when they are directly influenced by the individual sporting this pattern, they often cannot see it in themselves. Films: 0aul Scofield in A 2an for All Seasons4 2eryl Streep in Silkwood4 *en+el 9ashington in 2alcolm K4 5en Aingsley in 3andhi. Drama: Saint )oan by 3.5. Shaw. Fiction: A !ale of !wo #ities by #harles *ickens. Religion/Myth: 2any #hristian saints, including the Apostles4 2ansur al-Halla' (<Hth-century Sufi mystic martyred for his belief that 3od e8isted within him,.

Mediator +A01assador. Diplo0at. ,o3Bet$eenSmoothing relations between potentially antagonistic groups or individuals re%uires patience and skill, an ability to read people and situations with great acuity. f a good Advocate must empathi+e with those he is helping, a good mediator must be able to see and respect both sides of an argument or cause, thereby bringing warring parties together. -ne member of a family often assumes this role, so you do not have to be a career diplomat to %ualify for this


archetype. 5ut you must have a life-long commitment to resolving disputes and bringing people together. !he shadow 2ediator manifests as an ulterior motive or hidden agenda, working two sides of an issue for personal gain. Films: *ominic 3uard in !he 3o-5etween4 Fiction: !he Ambassadors by Henry )ames Religion/Myth: !hoth ($gyptian god of wisdom and mediator among the gods, who always sought his counsel,4 3enetaska ( ro%uois woman so respected for her fairness and impartiality that all disputes were brought to her to settle,4 2itraI2ithra (=edicI0ersian god of friendships and contracts and guardian of the cosmic order, regarded as a mediator between the gods and humankind,.

Mentor +Master. Co&nselor. T&torA 2entor is a teacher in whom you can place your implicit trust. !he word comes from the character in !he -dyssey to whom -dysseus, on setting out for !roy, entrusted the care of his house and the education of his son, !elemachus. !oday the role of 2entor is crucial in a surprising range of life situations, from many forms of art and artisanship to business and spiritual practice. 2entors do more than 'ust teach4 they pass on wisdom and refine their students" character. n its shadow aspect, however, the 2entor can take on an overbearing attitude that is more about imposing control than imparting wisdom. A characteristic of the shadow 2entor is an inability to allow the student to move on into the role of 2aster, maintaining control over the student"s development of mind, body, and skills. !he distinction between this archetype and the !eacher is mainly one of degree. f you have shown a life-long pattern of taking individual &students& under your wing and guiding many aspects of their life, this may be an appropriate choice. Films "Mentor#: Alec 3uinness to 2ark Hammill in Star 9ars4 !akashi Shimura to !oshiro 2ifune in !he Seven Samurai4 Yul 5rynner to Horst 5uchol+ in !he 2agnificent Seven4 5ette *avis to Anne 5a8ter in All About $ve4 0aul :ewman to !om #ruise in !he #olor of 2oney. Films "Teacher#: 5ette *avis in !he #orn s 3reen4 Sidney 0oitier in !o Sir with @ove4 2ichael #aine in $ducating 1ita4 3lenn .ord in 5lackboard )ungle. Television: )ames 3andolfini to 1obert mperioli in !he Sopranos. Fiction: .agin to -liver in -liver !wist by #harles *ickens (shadow, Drama: !he 2iracle 9orker by 9illiam 3ibson.


Fiction: !he 0rime of 2iss )ean 5rodie by 2uriel Spark (shadow,4 Hard !imes by #harles *ickens (shadow,. Religion/Myth: Arishna (in ndian scripture, the spiritual mentor of Ar'una,4 #hiron (in 3reek myth, a wise centaur who had e8tensive knowledge of the healing arts and tutored Asclepius, !heseus, and Achilles,4 :insun (in Sumerian legend, the mother of 3ilgamesh who serves as his counselor,.

Messiah +Redee0er. Sa'ior!his archetype is associated with the embodiment of divine power and being sent on a mission by heaven to save humanity. .or all of its )udeo-#hristian significance, the archetype of the 2essiah has also become associated with psychological behavior. !he 2essianic comple8, for e8ample, applies to a person who is convinced of his divine mission and, in almost all cases, becomes obsessed with his mission to the point of psychosis, reaching an e8treme in which a person begins to hear voices directing him to take lethal action. #riminals such as )im )ones and #harles 2anson are evidence of the shadow 2essiah in its e8treme. ts subtle e8pression, however, is far more common and more difficult to identify as a personal pattern. 0eople can become obsessed about their spiritual purpose, convinced that 3od needs them to do something. Films: 1eese 9itherspoon and !obey 2aguire in 0leasantville4 )eremy rons and 1obert *e :iro in !he 2ission4 )ulia 1oberts in $rin 5rokovich4 2arcello 2astroianni in !he -rgani+er. Religion/Myth: 2ashiach (&the anointed one& in Hebrew, the descendant of Aing *avid e8pected to restore the )ewish kingdom,4 )esus #hrist (&the anointed one& in 3reek, believed by #hristians to be the promised redeemer4 Adam Aadmon (&0rimordial 2an,& in )ewish Aabbalah, described as the most perfect manifestation of 3od that humanity could contemplate, later identified with the 2essiah,4 al-2ahdi (&the guided one& in Arabic, awaited descendant of 2uhammad who will herald the end of history and restore slamic purity,4 2aitreya (&the loving one& in Sanskrit, the fifth and final earthly 5uddha who will help all those who have not yet reali+ed enlightenment,4 Aalki (in Hindu belief, a future reincarnation of =ishnu who will arrive on a white horse to liberate the world from strife,4 !ang (#hinese messiah who saved mankind from a great drought by sacrificing his body in a mulberry bush, immediately inducing rainfall,.

!hese two archetypes are so close that for practical purposes you can consider them together. 2idas turned everything he touched into gold, including, tragically, his beloved daughter. !he archetype is associated with entrepreneurial or creative ability. !hat 2idas was a king symbolically implies >F

that the 2idas figure has the power to generate wealth for an entire kingdom, yet is interested only in his personal aggrandi+ement. 3reed is his downfall. .or that reason, lessons of generosity are a large part of the characteristics of this archetype. !he shadow 2idas or 2iser creates wealth by hording money and emotions at the e8pense of others, and refusing to share them. Although the desire to earn a living or become wealthy is not negative, this archetype also represents a need to control the forces around you for fear of losing your wealth. !he challenges inherent in the 2iser and 2idas can go so far as to make a person confront what he is willing to do to create a mountain of wealth. Films: 5ette *avis in !he @ittle .o8es4 2ichael *ouglas in 9all Street4 )ames *ean in 3iant4 @ionel 5arrymore in t"s a 9onderful @ife. Fiction: Scrooge in A #hristmas #arol and 6riah Heep in *avid #opperfield by #harles *ickens4 Silas 2arner by 3eorge $liot. Drama: !he 2iser by 2oliere Religion/Myth: 2idas (a king of 0hrygia in Asia 2inor who was given the dubious gift of the golden touch by *ionysus,4 Aukuth (in Albanian lore, the spirit of a deceased miser who cannot find rest,.

Mon2*N&n +Celi1ate!he positive aspects of this archetype are fairly obvious7 spiritual intensity, devotion, dedication, persistence, and perhaps wisdom. -n the shadow side, the role of a religious recluse could be seen as removed from the real world, overly pious, even privileged in the sense of not having to be concerned about earning a living or raising a family. Yet, historically, monks have been e8tremely industrious and involved in real-world enterprises, whether draining swamps and planting vineyards in medieval $urope, working the rice fields in Asia, building monasteries, teaching, or copying and preserving te8ts. !oday the 2onk archetype may show up in the ability to be single-minded, assiduous, devoted to a spiritual path or to any great achievement that re%uires intense focus. n this sense, novelists and entrepreneurs can carry the 2onk as readily as spiritual adepts. !he #elibate reserves his or her energy for work andIor spiritual practice. Yet one can be a 2onk, even a religious one, without being celibate, as is the case with some !ibetan lamas, Yogis, and slamic scholars. !hen there were Abelard and Heloise, the twelfth-century 2onk and :un who forsook their vows of celibacy out of passion for each other. 5oth were superior in their fields-Abelard as lecturer, debater, and philosopher, Heloise as a radical prioress and founder of convents--and, although their passion caused them great suffering, it does not seem to have hurt their spiritual work.


Films: #laude @aydu in *iary of a #ountry 0riest4 Audrey Hepburn in !he :un"s Story4 Yi 0an-yong in 9hy Has 5odhi-*harma @eft for the $ast?4 *eborah Aerr in Heaven Anows 2r. Allison4 @oretta Young in #ome to the Stable4 @ilia Skala in @ilies of the .ield. Television: *erek )acobi in 5rother #adfael4 Fiction: !he :ame of the 1ose, by 6mberto $co Religion/Myth: .riar !uck (the mythical swordfighting monk of 1obin Hood"s 2erry 2en,4 :ennius (9elsh monk commonly believed to have compiled the Historia 5rittonum, which was used by 3eoffrey of 2onmouth and others to reconstruct the history of Aing Arthur,4 5ernadette Soubiros (<Gth-century .rench girl who at the age of fourteen claimed visions of the =irgin 2ary.

Mother +Matriarch. Mother Nat&re!he 2other is the life-giver, the source of nurturing and nourishment, unconditional fountain of love, patience, devotion, caring, and unselfish acts. !his archetype is the keeper and protector of life, from children to the family to the greater 2other :ature archetype whose province is the $arth and all life. 2other :ature, also known as 3aia, is the 3oddess of @ife, the caretaker of the living environment of this planet. She is recogni+ed as powerful, and when storms leave death and destruction in their wake, she may be referred to as wrathful. !he power of compassion and the endless capacity to forgive her children and put them before herself are essential to the 3ood 2other. !he *evouring, Abusive, Abandoning, and 9orking 2other each represent different aspects of this primal archetype within the entire human community. Although 2others have always worked, the contemporary archetype of the #areer or 9orking 2other reflects the crises e8perienced by many women who seek also to be *evoted 2others. 2easured against the impossible mythic ideal of the 0erfect 2other, the #areer 2om is sometimes assumed unfairly to be a mother who puts her own needs before those of the children. !his is an archetypal crisis for many women. !he *evouring 2other &consumes& her children psychologically and emotionally and often instills in them feelings of guilt at leaving her or becoming independent. !he Abusive and Abandoning 2others violate natural law by harming their own young. #onnections to the 2other archetype are not to be measured only by whether a woman is a biological mother. f you are intimately connected to nurturing and protecting the environment, including through gardening or farming, or supporting any life form, you should strongly consider whether your bond to 2other :ature is part of a life-long devotion that defines you. You may also recogni+e a strong bond to the 2other archetype in the form of one or all of her shadows. 9hile it is difficult to admit, some women may have to face the fact


that their children see them through the shadow aspects of the 2other, including the Abusive or Abandoning 2other. )ust as women can have a real connection to the .ather archetype when they take on the paternal role in the household, so some men may relate to being &2r. 2om,& yet another contemporary sculpting of the 2other archetype. !he %ualities that are associated with this archetype can be e8pressed in other than biological ways, such as giving birth to books or ideas, or nurturing others. Films: rene *unne in 1emember 2ama4 2yrna @oy in #heaper by the *o+en and 5elles on !heir !oes4 Sophia @oren in !wo 9omen4 Sally .ield in 0laces in the Heart4 Anne 5ancroft in !he 0umpkin $ater4 1osalind 1ussell in 3ypsy (*evouring,4 Aatharine Hepburn in Suddenly @ast Summer (shadow,4 .aye *unaway in 2ommie *earest (shadow,4 Angela @ansbury in !he 2anchurian #andidate4 3ladys #ooper in :ow =oyager (shadow,4 Alberta 9atson in Spanking the 2onkey ( ncestuous,. Drama: 2other #ourage by 5ertoldt 5recht4 2edea by $uripedes4 !he 3lass 2enagerie by !ennessee 9illiams. Religion/Myth: As with 3ods, 3oddesses, and 2ystics, the 2other appears in all religious traditions and myths, usually as the *ivine 2other. !hese are 'ust a few e8amples7 @akshmi, *urga, Aali (Hinduism,4 2aryI2iryam (#hristianityI slam,4 Sarai, :aomi ()udaism,4 #ybele (fertility goddess of ancient Anatolia, also known as known as the 3reat 2other,4 *emeter (3reek myth,4 sis ($gyptian myth,4 !ellus (1oman 2other $arth goddess,4 #ihuacoatl (A+tec 2other $arth goddess, also patron of birth and of women who die in childbirth,. Fairy Tales: 2other 3oose, 2other Hubbard

Mystic +Ren&nciate. Anchorite. Her0it0erhaps no archetype is more coveted by my students, or more misunderstood than the 2ystic. 2any want to believe that they have mystical inclinations, yet underestimate how arduous the genuine mystical path is. 9hen they find out, they"re usually happy to let someone else have this role. !he lives of the world"s great mystics often included e8traordinary states of consciousness such as prolonged ecstatic trance, and preternatural abilities of precognition or bilocation. Yet they also contained sometimes great physical as well as spiritual suffering, hard work, and mundane activities that made up much of their days. f you truly want to name this archetype as part of your sacred consortium, ask yourself if you are ready to pay the price in blood, sweat, and tears. f mystical consciousness is something you engage in once a day during meditation, or on a weekend retreat or a yoga workshop, you may be a spiritual seeker, but not a 2ystic. !he shadow 2ystic manifests as an egocentric concern for one"s own spiritual progress to the e8clusion of others, and an attendant sense of self-importance at having achieved &higher& states of consciousness. t may also emerge in


behavior that takes advantage of admirers or students in base economic, emotional, or se8ual ways. Since genuine enlightenment manifests as the desire to be of service, this is a pretty good indication that you haven"t arrived yet. Films: #atherine 2ouchet in !hrMse4 1ichard *reyfuss in #lose $ncounters of the !hird Aind4 $mily 9atson in 5reaking the 9aves. Drama: Agnes of 3od by )ohn 0ielmeyer. Fiction: @ying Awake by 2arc Sal+man. Religion/Myth: All the great traditions have produced mystics, of which the following are a small representative sample7 !eresa of Avila, 2eister $ckhart, 9illiam @aw, Hildegarde of 5ingen (#hristianity,4 5a"al Shem !ov, 2oses ben :ahman, Abraham Abulafia ()udaism,4 1abi"a, bn al-"Arabi, 2ansur al-Halla' ( slam,4 Sri 1amakrishna, Anandamayi 2a, 1amana 2aharshi (Hinduism,4 5odhidharma, 2ilarepa, 5ankei, 0ema #hdron (5uddhism,4 #huang-t+u, 9ang-pi (!aoism,4 0adrinho SebastiNo, #redo 2utwa (shamanism,.

Net$or2er +Messenger. Co00&nicator-




Although networking seems like a very modern skill tied to career advancement in the media age, it is actually %uite ancient. :etworkers e8pand their sphere of influence by forging alliances and making connections among vastly different groups of people, and can be traced back to the intrigues of the 2iddle Ages, 3reece, 1ome, and ancient #hina. :etworking would also have been an integral part of any military alliance as well as all social and clan confederations inprehistory. n its positive aspect, this archetype has a it helps us develop social fle8ibility and empathy that enables it to find commonality with others who might not at first seem to be potential friends, allies, or confederates. @ike the related archetypes of 2essenger and #ommunicator, the :etworker has the skills to bring information--or power-- and inspiration to disparate groups of people. !he shadow :etworker merely uses others for personal gain. Films: )ohn 5oles in A 2essage to 3arcia4 Stewart 0eterson in 0ony $8press 1ider4 )eff 3oldblum in 5etween the @ines. Religion/Myth: Almost every culture on earth has or had a messenger of the gods who networks between the divine and human realms, including the angel 1aphael ()udaism,4 3abriel (#hristianity,4 )ibril ( slam,4 2atarisvan (=edic ndia,4 $agle, #oyote (American ndian,4 ris, Hermes (3reece,4 2ercury (1ome,4 Sraosa (Joroastrianism,4 :usku (Assyria,4 :irah (Sumeria,4 Srosh (0ersia,4 0aynal (A+tec,4 Savali (Samoa,4 3ou 2ang (#hina,4 :arada ()ava,4 3na, Hermod (:orse,.


#ioneer +E7plorer. Settler. #ilgri0. Inno'ator!he 0ioneer is called to discover and e8plore new lands, whether that territory is e8ternal or internal. !he passion to e8plore the South 0ole is as much a pioneering endeavor as the passion to e8plore medicine or spiritual practice. $ven initiating new fashions, art, music, or literature may %ualify as e8pressions of this archetype. !he core ingredient is innovation--doing and creating what has not been done before. !o consider this archetype seriously as one of your twelve, your life must be characteri+ed by a need to step on fresh and undiscovered territory in at least one realm. !he shadow 0ioneer manifests as a compulsive need to abandon one"s past and move on, 'ust as the *on )uan or .emme .atale &pioneer& ever new con%uests. !hose who are forced out of their homeland and made into unwilling 0ioneers--the )ews of the *iaspora, Africans bound into slavery, !ibetan 5uddhists, or :ative Americans--should not be included under the shadow, however. Films: *ebbie 1eynolds in How the 9est 9as 9on4 )ean Arthur and =an Heflin in Shane4 )udy 3arland in !he Harvey 3irls4 )ackie 1obinson in !he )ackie 1obinson Story. Television: 9agon !rain, 5onan+a, @ittle House on the 0rairie. Fiction: @ost Hori+ons by )ames Hilton4 - 0ioneersD by 9illa #ather. Religion/Myth: :ana-6la (seafaring pioneer who led his people on a yoage of /,?HH miles from !ahiti to Hawaii over a thousand years ago,4 5odhidharma (5uddhist patriarch who carried the teachings from ndia to #hina and established the tradition that came to be known as Jen,4 Hagar (handmaiden of Abraham who brought her son, shmael, to the 5ecca =alley of Arabia and established the Arab people,.

#losely related to both the Author and the Artist, the 0oet combines lyricism with sharp insight, finding the essence of beauty and truth not only in the great epic affairs of humanity, but also in everyday acts and ob'ects. 3reat poetry e8tolls momentous events and great deeds, and also e8presses wonder at the hidden 'oys and sorrows that most of us might overlook. And although you don"t have to be a published poet to have this as one of your twelve archetypes, you do need to be driven by the need and the ability to discover beauty in the people and things around you, and e8press it in a way that helps others, too, see that beauty. !he shadow 0oet turns his gift for lyricism to negative or destructive effect, as in songs or poems written in support of military aggression or genocide.


Films: 3lenda )ackson in Stevie4 0hilippe :oiret in l 0ostino4 Sean #onnery in A .ine 2adness. Fiction: !he 5asketball *iaries by )im #arroll (shadow,4 Religion/Myth: Aing *avid (ruler of srael credited with writing many of the 0salms,4 -rpheus (great musician and poet of 3reek myth, capable of charming wild beasts,4 5ragi (in :orse myth, the god of elo%uence and patron of poets,4 .inn 2ac #umhail (legendary rish hero and leader who was also greatly skilled as a poet,.

#riest +#riestess. Minister. Ra11i. E'angelist!he ritual that establishes the uni%ue role of the 0riest is ordination, the official capacity to facilitate the making of spiritual vows--commitments made to divine authority. -rdination or similar rituals of initiation allow the 0riest, 1abbi, Shaman or 2edicine 2an to serve as a vehicle or spiritual channel of energy for others. 2any of those devoted to spiritual life, such as 2onks and :uns, do not facilitate the ritual e8change of vows and spiritual energy. -rdination also empowers the 0riest to convey to the public the power of sacred teachings, rituals, wisdom, morality, and ethics of each spiritual tradition. 5ecause of these profound spiritual responsibilities, the ordained are e8pected to represent the teachings through personal e8ample. And, so, the shadow side of this archetype manifests through the inability to live according to those teachings, especially in lapses of personal morality. !he breaking of vows while conducting vows for the community, or using ordained authority to control the population for personal gain, have always been the dominant e8pression of this archetype"s shadow. .rom the corrupt temple priests of the ancient $gyptians to the scheming, power-hungry prelates and 0opes of medieval #hristianity, shadow 0riests have interfered in secular politics to gain church power, e8torted money from people who need food and shelter 'ust to build larger temples and cathedrals, held back women"s rights and gay rights, and misused the people"s trust to satisfy their own se8ual needs. Films: 2ontgomery #lift in #onfess4 Aarl 2alden in -n the 9aterfront4 *on 2urray in !he Hoodlum 0riest4 1ichard !odd in A 2an #alled 0eter4 1ichard 5urton in 5ecket. Fiction: *iary of A #ountry 0riest by 3eorges 5ernanos. Drama: 2ass Appeal by 5ill #. *avis4 2urder in the #athedral by !.S. $liot. Religion/Myth: $lea+ar (first high priest of srael,4 0ythia (priestess of Apollo"s temple at *elphi who went into trance and made oracular pronouncements,4 Apote%uil (high priest of the ncan moon god,4 Hungan (Haitian priest of vodun,4 shkhara (priestess of shtar and 5abylonian goddess of love,4 Aokopelli (in Juni lore, a priest who brings rain to the people,4 6tnapishtimIJiusudra (in 5abylonianISumerian myth, the priest-king of Shurrupak who is warned by the


gods of a coming deluge and builds a large ark to preserve human and animal life,.

!he connotations of certain words is as significant as their literal meaning in determining the nature of an archetype. -ur word &prince& comes from @atin roots meaning first or chief, and the word was originally applied to the ruler of a principality or the son of a sovereign. 5ut we often use the term today for anyone preeminent in his field, or for any generous individual. !he adult fairy tale !he @ittle 0rince by Antoine de St.-$8upLry further colored our image of the 0rince as an innocent, awe-struck e8plorer. Yet the true 0rince is a ruler-intraining who is in service to the people he will rule, whether that is a literal kingdom or a figurative or spiritual one, as with 0rince Siddhartha prior to becoming the 5uddha. !he shadow 0rince can manifest as a young man with great feelings of entitlement, an heir apparent who uses his position solely for selfaggrandi+ement, or one who stands to inherit an evil empire and so takes on all the negative characteristics of the &king,& like the character of 2ichael #orleone in !he 3odfather. 2achiavelli"s !he 0rince was a guide to using a ruler"s shadow power purely to advance one"s career and self-interest without regard for the needs of others. Films: @aurence -livier in !he 0rince and the Showgirl4 Henry .onda in !he @ady $ve4 )oseph #otten in !he .armer"s *aughter4 0aul :ewman in #at on a Hot !in 1oof4 1obert 1edford in !he 9ay 9e 9ere4 Anthony 0erkins in 0haedra. Drama: 5iff in *eath of a Salesman by Arthur 2iller Fiction: !he 0rince and the 0auper by 2ark !wain Fairy Tales: Sleeping 5eauty, #inderella Religion/Myth: 1ama (the prince of Ayodhya, seventh incarnation of =ishnu, and the hero of the Hindu epic 1amayana,4 Shotoku ()apanese prince deified as the reincarnation of Siddhartha, the 5uddha,4 Kochipilli (A+tec god of flowers, mai+e, love, beauty, and song whose name means &.lower 0rince&,4 5eel+ebub (originally the patron god of the 0hilistines and #anaanites whose name meant &0rince 5aal,& demoni+ed in the )udeo-#hristian tradition as the 0rince of *arkness,.

&een +E0press5esides having a rulership position in a court, the Cueen represents power and authority in all women. Symbolically, her court can be anything from a corporation to her home. !he image of the *ark or $vil Cueen has been largely ??

represented by male authors of fairy tales and folklore as a wicked, dark force. She may also be depicted as prone to hysteria and dark powers, influences, or plots, as in the story of Snow 9hite. 3ulliver"s !ravels presents a benevolent Cueen who rules the land of the 3iants, but that is a rare e8ception. !he Cueen archetype is also associated with arrogance and a defensive posture that is symbolic of a need to protect one"s personal and emotional power. Cueens are rarely portrayed as having a trustworthy support system4 instead, they are lonely figures surrounded by a court filled with potential traitors, rivals, and back-stabbers. 9omen who have identified themselves as Cueens in my workshops tend to have these %ualities in common, suggesting that were it not for their aggressive personality characteristics, they would be vulnerable to others" control. #hallenges related to control, personal authority and leadership play a primary role in forming the lessons of personal development that are inherent to this archetype. !he benevolent Cueen uses her authority to protect those in her court, and sees her own empowerment enhanced by her relationships and e8perience. !he shadow Cueen can slip into aggressive and destructive patterns of behavior, particularly when she perceives that her authority or capacity to maintain control over the court is being challenged. !he ce Cueen rules with a cold indifference to the genuine needs of others--whether material or emotional. !he Cueen 5ee is a mi8ed image--the astonishing ability to power the entire hive without leaving her &chamber,& yet at the cost of enslaving the rest of her community. Films: )oan #rawford in Cueen 5ee4 2arlene *ietrich as #atherine the 3reat in !he Scarlet $mpress4 3eraldine #haplin in !he !hree 2usketeers4 3reta 3arbo in Cueen #hristina4 )udi *ensch in Shakespeare in @ove4 #ate 5lanchett in $li+abeth. Drama: Antony and #leopatra by Shakespeare Religion/Myth: 2ary (2other of )esus later elevated in #atholic tradition to Cueen of Heaven,4 2ab (Cueen of the faeries and often a trickster who steals babies, possibly derived from the 9elsh 2abb or 3aelic 2aeve,4 Anatu (2esopotamian %ueen of the sky,4 Antiope (in 3reek myth, the %ueen of the Ama+ons,4 2arisha-!en ()apanese %ueen of heaven,4 3uinevere (Aing Arthur"s %ueen,. Fairy Tales: Snow-9hite and the Seven *warfs (shadow,.

Re1el +Anarchist. Re'ol&tionary. Nonconfor0ist. #irate-



-ur images of the 1ebel may be too closely aligned with cliches of youth culture to let us see the deeper significance of this valuable archetype. 9hether politically inclined like 2artin @uther Aing, )r., 5etty .riedan, or @ech 9alensa, or an artistic innovator such as =an 3ogh, )oyce, or #oltrane, the 1ebel is a ?B

key component of all human growth and development. !he 1ebel in a support group can be a powerful aid in helping the group break out of old tribal patterns. t can also help you see past tired preconceptions in your field of professional or creative endeavor. !he 1ebel can also lead you to re'ect spiritual systems that do not serve your inner need for direct union with the *ivine and to seek out more appropriate paths. !he shadow 1ebel, conversely, may compel you to rebel out of peer pressure or for the sake of fashion, and so become mired in another manifestation of conformity. !he shadow 1ebel may also re'ect legitimate authority simply because it is asking you to do something you find difficult or unpleasant. 5e especially careful in evaluating your rebellious impulses4 even if the 1ebel is not part of your intimate circle of archetypes, you probably have it to some e8tent and should pay attention to its urgings. Films: )ames *ean in 1ebel 9ithout a #ause4 2arlon 5rando in !he 9ild -ne4 Airk *ouglas in Spartacus4 Sally .ield in :orma 1ae4 2eryl Streep in Silkwood. Fiction: !he 1ebel by Albert #amus4 -ne .lew -ver the #uckoo"s :est by Aen Aesey. Religion/Myth: blisI@ucifer (in 2uslimI#hristian belief, a rebellious angel who refused to worship Adam or acknowledge the supremacy of 3od,. Folklore/Fairy Tales: )ack and the 5eanstalk4 0eter 1abbit by 5eatri8 0otter.

n its empowered profile, the 1escuer assists when needed and, once the rescue mission is accomplished, withdraws. A 1escuer provides an infusion of strength and support to help others to survive a difficult situation, crisis, or process that they lack the stamina or the inner knowledge to maneuver through themselves. 6nlike the Anight, to which it is related, the 1escuer is more common among women, especially in its shadow aspect. !he shadow 1escuer often surfaces through a romantic connection in which one party seeks to establish an intimate bond by lending emotional support, with a hidden agenda that assumes the rescued party will return the 1escuer"s romantic feelings. Such romances are destined to fail, because the shadow agenda has to keep the &rescuee& in need of being rescued, lest the 1escuer lose her significance. Healing and empowering the 1escuer within is a common emotional challenge, because being needed is essential to our nature. 2ost people can relate in part to the characteristics of this archetype which somewhat parallel the Anight, Healer, Hero, and even Servant. f you feel drawn to this archetype, then, be careful to compare the characteristics of those others before deciding to add the 1escuer to your family. Films: Sigourney 9eaver in Alien 3edrick in ron $agle. 4 !om Hanks in Saving 0rivate 1yan4 )ason


Television: !he @one 1anger. Religion/Myth: 5idadari (in )avanese myth, a lovely nymph who uses her knowledge of magic to rescue a hero from a dangerous situation and marry him,4 @ancelot (Anight of the 1ound !able who rescues 3uinevere--with whom he is having an affair--when Aing Arthur threatens to e8ecute her for adultery,4 5ran (in 9elsh lore, a giant who rescued his sister 5ranwen from enslavement by her rish husband,.

!he Samaritan is closely related to the 2artyr archetype, with the essential difference that Samaritans make sacrifices for those they might be least inclined to serve, as in the 3ospel parable of the 3ood Samaritan. !he act itself can be as simple as stopping in the street to give a stranger directions when you are in a hurry to get somewhere. !he shadow Samaritan helps one person or group to the detriment of another, one"s own family, or the greater good of society. A simple e8ample is the driver who stops in traffic to let another driver make a turn against the flow, with the result of holding up many more drivers in the process. !here seems to be implicit in such shadow Samaritan behavior a kind of selfimportance that says others must adhere to one"s own choice of who is most deserving. Films: 1ichard *reyfuss in *own and -ut in 5everly Hills4 3ary #ooper in 3ood Sam4 )ean Arthur in !he 2ore the 2errier4 @iam :eeson in Schindler"s @ist. Religion/Myth: :inlil (Sumerian goddess of heaven, earth, air, and grain who shows compassion to the unfortunate,4 0ar+ifal (Arthurian knight who heals the wound of Anfortas, the 3rail Aing, by compassionately asking about it,4

Scri1e +Copyist. Secretary. Acco&ntant33see also 5o&rnalist!he Scribe differs from Author or Artist in one significant way7 scribes copy e8isting works rather than create new ones. !he Hebrew scribes were originally secretaries who wrote down the preachings of the prophets, but evolved into a priestly class charged with writing and maintaining the laws and records, copying previous scrolls, and committing oral traditions to paper. 2edieval #hristian scribes copied manuscripts and helped preserve learning. n ndia, the sages who compiled the =edas are known as vyasa, a Sanskrit word that means &collector& but could be translated as &scribe.& 9e can e8pand the definition to cover modern 'ournalists, who also record the e8isting knowledge and information of their day and uncover secrets (investigative reporters,. And we would also have to include that largely anonymous horde of copiers who are busy uploading everything imaginable onto the nternet in the hope of preserving it by distributing it to millions. 9hat makes the nternet the modern e%uivalent of the medieval scriptorum is that so much information is transcribed


onto it not for personal gain but for the sheer 'oy of preserving and sharing these artifacts with the rest of the world. !he shadow aspect of the Scribe can manifest in altering facts, plagiari+ing, or selling information that belongs to others. Films: *ustin Hoffman and 1obert 1edford in All the 0resident"s 2en4 Sally .ield in Absence of 2alice (shadow,4 Airk *ouglas in Ace in the Hole (shadow,4 :icole Aidman in !o *ie .or (shadow,4 Holly Hunter in 5roadcast :ews. Fiction: 5artleby the Scrivener by Herman 2elville Religion/Myth: $+ra (Hebrew scribe and priest, best known for collecting and editing the books of the Hebrew 5ible, or -ld !estament, in the fifth century 5.#.,4 mhotep (in $gyptian myth, an architect, physician, and scribe in the court of the 0haraoh Joser,4 !hoth ($gyptian god of wisdom, inventor of writing, and patron of scribes, often depicted as a man with the head of an ibis, holding a scribal tablet and reed pen,.

See2er +)anderer. /aga1ond. No0ad!his archetype refers to one who searches on a path that may begin with earthly curiosity but has at its core the search for 3od andIor enlightenment. 6nlike the 2ystic, which has the *ivine as its sole focus, the Seeker is in search of wisdom and truth wherever it is to be found. !he shadow side of the archetype is the &lost soul,& someone on an aimless 'ourney without direction, ungrounded, disconnected from goals and others. !he shadow emerges when seekers become infatuated with the trappings of a certain practice or guru--what #hugyam !rungpa so aptly called &spiritual materialism&--but never actually change their underlying egocentricity. Films: !yrone 0ower in !he 1a+or"s $dge4 5rad 0itt in Seven Years in !ibet4 0eter 9eller and )udy *avis in !he :ew Age (shadow,4 $llen 5urstyn in Alice *oesn"t @ive Here Anymore4 Henry .onda in !he 3rapes of 9rath. Drama: A *oll"s House (:ora, by Henik bsen Fiction: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse4 @ost Hori+on by )ames Hilton. $ to%iography: 5ound for 3lory by 9oody 3uthrie4 2y $8periments with !ruth by 2ahatma 3andhi4 5e Here :ow by 1am *ass4 @onging for *arkness by #hina 3alland. Religion/Myth: Ar'una (who %uestions his role in life in the 5hagavad-3ita,4 Siddhartha 3autama (before his enlightenment as the 5uddha, Siddhartha undertook the classic path of the Seeker,.


Ser'ant +Indent&red Ser'ant9e all serve someone or something. 5ecause the spiritual path is essentially one of service to others, anyone can relate to this archetype. !he Servant engages aspects of our psyche that call us to make ourselves available to others for the benefit and enhancement of their lives. !his task can only be done in a healthy manner if the Servant is able to simultaneously be of service to the self. 9ithout the strength to maintain your own well-being, the Servant becomes consumed by the needs of those around you and loses all focus of the value of your own life. .rom a mundane perspective, the Servant is associated with money because servants are hired help. !his aspect is witnessed within the psyche of the ndentured Servant, a person who sees himself bound by conditions of service that are not of his choosing or preference because of an inability to &buy his freedom,& or symbolically coming into your own power. !herefore, the core challenge with this particular archetype is making choices that serve your highest potential. f this describes a substantial personal issue for you, then consider this archetype as a possibility for your own chart. Films: 9illiam 0owell in 2y 2an 3odfrey4 Anthony Hopkins in 1emains of the *ay4 2organ .reeman in *riving 2iss *aisy4 *irk 5ogarde in !he Servant (shadow,. Fiction: !he !urn of the Screw (2rs. 3rose , by Henry )ames Religion/Myth: !he names of many spiritual masters and teachers often contain a reference to service. !he Sanskrit word dasya, for e8ample, means &servant,& and appears in the names of modern mystics such as 1am *ass, 5hagavan *as, and @ama Surya *as4 -badiah (Hebrew prophet whose name means &servant of 3od&,4 3anymede (in 3reek myth, the young, beautiful boy who was one of Jeus" lovers and cupbearer to the gods,4 !hialfi (:orse servant of !hor and the messenger of the gods,. Fairy Tales: #inderella

Shape3shifter +Spell3caster33see also Tric2ster!his archetype has long been known to shamans of the American ndian and other native traditions for having the ability to change appearances for a variety of reasons. !he Shape-shifter can navigate through different levels of consciousness, dream and waking states and the astral plane. Somewhat related to the !rickster, it is more fle8ible and less tied to a specific goal. !he shadow aspect emphasi+es instability, fickleness, and lack of conviction, as can be seen in any number of modern day politicians who reinvent themselves to appeal to the latest popular trends.


Films: 9olfen4 @on #haney, )r., in !he 9olf 2an4 Aaron $ckhart in n the #ompany of 2en. Religion/Myth: 5ecause most deities or mythological figures who have the ability to shape-shift are also !ricksters, many of them overlap with that archetype7 !e+catlipoca (A+tec god of night who changes shapes and uses his &smoking mirror& to kill his enemies,4 $stsanatlehi (&9oman who changes,& the most powerful :ava'o deity, a fertility goddess and shape-shifter associated with transformation and immortality,.

!he Slave archetype represents a complete absence of the power of choice and self-authority. Yet it is precisely the absence of will power that gives the Slave its potential for personal transformation. !he ultimate spiritual task is to surrender one"s will to the *ivine--in effect, to become a *ivine Slave. !he goal in many monastic practices is to release one"s individual power of choice and become sub'ect to the will of a spiritual mentor, trusting that individual to have your best interests at heart. !his act of releasing your will to a higher authority is also witnessed within organi+ational hierarchies, such as in the military and corporations. -ne becomes a Slave to the system. .or tens of millions of African Americans, the Slave archetype carries a historical freight that is impossible to overlook. f Slavery is part of your genetic history, you need to take a close look at the possible presence of the Slave archetype in your intimate family. -thers who may dismiss this archetype as having no role in their life may discover that it is more prevalent than most people imagine, because of its many different e8pressions. 9e don"t think of a soldier armed with weapons as a Slave, yet following orders unconditionally is an aspect of the Slave--especially when these orders personally violate your integrity. !he 0uppet, for instance, may be manipulated by others. 1egardless of how this archetype manifests, however, its core learning is to understand the parado8ical truth that you are only truly free when you have surrendered all power of choice to the *ivine. Films: *'imon Honsou in Amistad4 -ssie *avis in Slaves4 1ussell #rowe in 3ladiator4 Yvette 2imieu8 in !he !ime 2achine4 Aevin Spacey and Annette 5ening in American 5eauty4 =ictor 2ature in !he 1obe4 #harlton Heston (2oses, in !he !en #ommandments. Television: @e=ar 5urton in 1oots. Drama: !he $mperor )ones by $ugene -":eill4 2a 1ainey"s 5lack 5ottom by August 9ilson4 3lengarry 3len 1oss by *avid 2amet. Religion/Myth: $uryclea (in the -dyssey, the slave of @aertes, wet nurse of -dysseus, and the first to recogni+e the hero when he returned home from the !ro'an 9ar,4 5lack 0eter (medieval *utch name for the devil, who was chained and enslaved by Saint :icholas, who on *ec. > made 5lack 0eter drop candy


and gifts down chimneys into the waiting shoes of the children,4 Sisyphus (in 3reek myth, he chained the god of death, !hanatos, so the deceased could not enter the underworld, for which he was enslaved for all eternity to roll a boulder up a steep hill, only to have it tumble back down when he reached the top,. Fairy Tales: !he .lying 2onkeys in !he 9onderful 9i+ard of -+.

Storyteller +Minstrel. Narrator!he classic StorytellerI2instrel archetype relays the wisdom or foolishness, mistakes and successes, facts and fiction, and tales of love and the impossible, on a plane that is often e8aggerated beyond ordinary life. @ove is greater, power is more daring, successes are more astonishing, foolishness is more obvious. 9e have an archetypal need to be spoken to through stories because they bring us into contact with our inner being. 9e are, in fact, storytellers by nature. !hose who have this archetype find that the Storyteller"s voice and methods are essential to their way of communicating and perceiving the world. Some teachers are also connected with the Storyteller archetype, but not all Storytellers are teachers. :ot all writers are Storytellers, but authors of fiction must be. A Storyteller communicates not 'ust facts but also a metaphoric learning or e8perience. Storytellers abound in any walk of life, not 'ust among professional writers. !he tradition of the 2instrel reveals how essential the Storyteller"s role was in medieval culture, because 2instrels were e8pected to tell stories and sing stories as a way of entertaining a group as well as passing on the news of the day. !he shadow Storyteller is, in the e8treme, a liar, and, in moderation, an e8aggerator. !he temptation always e8ists to misuse the skill of storytelling to your own advantage when sharing information. !he shadow aspect manifests when we can"t resist making up a story to conceal something we don"t want to be truthful about. 5ut the universal appeal of storytelling throughout history suggests some deeper connection of this archetype with the human soul. !he oldest written works we possess, from the 3ilgamesh $pic to the 5ible to the -dyssey, use storytelling to make their points. 2aybe it"s simply a reflection of the sense that each of our lives is a story worth telling, or a desire to impose order on what sometimes seems like a chaotic and random universe. Films: 1od !aylor as Sean -"#asey in Young #assidy4 @aurence Harvey and Aarl 5oehm in !he 9onderful 9orld of the 5rothers 3rimm4 )udy *avis as 3eorge Sand in mpromptu4 5arbara 5el 3eddes in 1emember 2ama. Fiction: @ord )im by )oseph #onrad4 5eloved by !oni 2orrison4 A 0ortrait of the Artist as a Young 2an by )ames )oyce. Religion/Myth: Homer (combined history and mythology in the action adventures of the -dyssey and the liad,4 5laise (9elsh storyteller who in Arthurian legend became 2erlin"s scribe,4 !hamyris (!hracian minstrel who won


so many contests that he challenged the 2uses themselves, and in return for his presumption was struck blind,. Fairy Tales: Arabian :ights (!ales of Shehere+ade,

St&dent +Disciple. De'otee. %ollo$er. Apprentice!he student archetype suggests a pattern of constant learning, an openness to absorbing new information as an essential part of one"s well-being. !he Student archetype suggests an absence of mastery of any one sub'ect but rather a continual pursuit of intellectual development. 9ithin the spiritual aspect, the Student, *isciple, *evotee, and .ollower imply that one has found a source of teaching, such as a 3uru or Spiritual 2aster, who becomes the instructor and spiritual guide. !he shadow Student usually manifests in tandem with the shadow !eacher or 2entor, avidly learning all the tools of the wrong trade or misusing the knowledge learned. !his was graphically depicted in 9alt *isney"s animated imagining of 0aul *ukas" &!he Sorcerer"s Apprentice& in .antasia, in which 2ickey 2ouse portrays the Student 9i+ard who gets carried away with his own unperfected talent and causes havoc. !he sahdow can also show up as the eternal Student who never embarks on the sea of life in earnest, but manages to find ever new reasons to continue being schooled without ever putting that knowledge to the test. 0eople who continually use the e8cuse that they are not ready or have not yet learned enough to advance with their dreams should take special note of this archetype and whether they have a shadow bond with it. Films: )ulie 9alters in $ducating 1ita4 )ean 0ierre @eaud in !he >HH 5lows4 2atthew 5roderick in !he .reshman. Drama: 0ygmalion by 3.5. Shaw. Fiction: !om 5rown"s School *ays by !homas Hughes. $ to%iography: !he $ducation of Henry Adams by Henry Adams. Religion/Myth: *ervish (Sufi term for the student of a sheikh,4 Hunsi (Haitian term for a devotee on any African deity, derived from the culture of *ahomey,4 !elemachus (student of 2entor, whom -dysseus assigned to teach and care for his son,4 2edea (devotee of Hecate, 3reek goddess of the crossroads and a great sorceress,4 Ananda (renowned disciple of the 5uddha,4 0eter (leading disciple of )esus,4 Abu 5akr (one of the 0rophet 2uhammad"s disciples, called #ompanions,.

Teacher +Instr&ctor. see also Mentor!eaching is the art of communicating knowledge, e8perience, skill, and wisdom to another. !eaching, or offering instruction of any kind, can manifest through B;

parental guidance, business apprenticeship, or by inspired instruction in ethics or kindness. !o determine whether this archetype is part of your support team, ask yourself if others look to you as a teacher in any situation. Are you the one that others seek out for the richness of your e8perience, or to teach them the ropes? !he shadow !eacher manifests as a desire to manipulate or abuse those you are instructing4 to be more concerned with recognition than with imparting knowledge4 or, like the shadow 2entor, to teach negative traits and destructive skills, like burglary or how to cheat on the 'ob. Films: 5ette *avis in !he #orn s 3reen4 Sidney 0oitier in !o Sir with @ove4 2ichael #aine in $ducating 1ita4 3lenn .ord in 5lackboard )ungle4 *eborah Aerr in !he Aing and 4 an 2cAellen in Apt 0upil4 2aggie Smith in !he 0rime of 2iss )ean 5rodie (shadow,. Drama: !he 2iracle 9orker by 9illiam 3ibson. Fiction: 3oodbye, 2r. #hips by )ames Hilton. Religion/Myth: Socrates (classical 3reek philosopher who taught, and was accused of corrupting, the youth of Athens,4 the .isher Aing (in Arthurian legend, teacher of 0erceval,4 :ommo (African culture hero and teacher of the *agon people of 2ali, Sudan, and 6pper =olta,4 #hiron (teacher of the mythic 3reek heroes )ason and Achilles,4 *hanvantari (Hindu deity credited as the teacher of medicine to humanity,.

Thief +S$indler. Con Artist. #ic2poc2et. B&rglar. Ro1in Hood!he !hief is thought of as a nocturnal, hooded figure who slips silently into places and takes what he wants. n the hierarchy of thievery, the most respected is the )ewel !hief, associated with glamour, class, and sophistication. !he 3ood !hief steals on behalf of others, as in the case of 1obin Hood, and appears to be relieved of all wrongdoing because of his benevolent motive to be of service to others, but often that is 'ust a rationali+ation. !he 5ank !hief maintains a degree of respect because the target is corporate and impersonal and the implication is that the thief has an intelligent and strategic mind. !he Street !hief and 0ickpocket, on the other hand, rank lowest because they rob ordinary individuals and their methods yield small gain. Symbolically, theft can take many forms, including plagiarism, stealing ideas and even affection. !aking what is not yours because you lack the ability to provide for yourself implies the need to learn self-respect. !his archetype prods you to learn to generate power from within. As with so many archetypes that initially strike you as completely unrelated to who you are, this archetype should be evaluated from its symbolic meaning. You may never have stolen one thing at the physical level, but you also need to take into consideration your emotional and intellectual arenas.


Films: )ames #aan in !hief4 =ittorio 3assman and 2arcello 2astroiani in 5ig *eal on 2adonna Street4 )ean-0aul 5elmondo in !he !hief of 0aris4 Sabu in !he !hief of 5aghdad (<G>H,4 Steven 5auer in !hief of Hearts (shadow,4 Aevin #ostner in 1obin Hood7 0rince of !hieves4 Angelica Huston in !he 3rifters (shadow,. Fiction: !he Adventures of 1obin Hood (various authors,. Religion/Myth: 1aven (Among :orthwestern ndians, a helpful thief who stole the moon and sun from the Sky #hief and placed them in the sky,4 0rometheus (in 3reek myth, hero who stole the sacred fire from Jeus and the gods,4 Autolycus (grandfather of -dysseus renowned as a thief who stole the cattle of $urytus,4 the 3ood !hief (in the :ew !estament, one of two men who were crucified with )esus, repented, and asked for forgiveness,.

Tric2ster +#&c2. #ro'ocate&rAlmost as far back as our earliest written records, the !rickster appears as a key figure in the human drama. According to the great historian of religion 2ircea $liade, a !rickster is a human or animal character that plays dubious 'okes or tricks, makes fun or is made fun of, and may be camouflaged as one of the demigods of a religious tradition. !he serpent who tempts $ve in the 5ible was based on similar characters in Sumerian and 5abylonian mythology from the third millennium 5.#., in which a serpent tricks humanity out of the gift of immortality and assumes it for itself. (-bserving snakes shedding their skin led some to believe that the reptile was capable of renewing its life indefinitely., n many cultures, though, especially among :ative Americans, the !rickster can also be the #reator"s helper or messenger. @ike the 0rostitute and Servant archetypes, the !rickster seems at first to have only negative connotations, but it can be a great ally in presenting you with alternatives to the straight and narrow path, to people and institutions who seek to hem you in through peer pressure and conformism. !he best modern illustration of this dual role show up in the film work of )ack :icholson and 3roucho 2ar8. Although the characters they portray are often unsavory or duplicitous on some level, their antics can also be liberating by transcending convention, stuffiness, and predictable behavior. Films: 5arbara Stanwyck in !he @ady $ve4 9ilfred 5ramble (3randfather, in A Hard *ay"s :ight4 0eter #ook in 5eda++led4 2ichael #aine, Steve 2artin, and 3lenne Headley in *irty 1otten Scoundrels. Drama: !he 2atchmaker by !hornton 9ilder. Fiction: !he 9itches of $astwick by )ohn 6pdike. Religion/Myth: Aaulu (0olynesian trickster god,4 5lue-)ay (among 0acific :orthwest ndians, a trickster who tries to the other animals,4 Spider 9oman (trickster among the *akota ndian tribes,4 Seth (ancient $gyptian god of chaos


and adversity,4 $su (9est African god of passage and trickster who guards the home of the gods,. Fairy Tales: @ittle 1ed 1iding Hood, !he .o8 and the 3rapes, !he 3ingerbread 2an.

!he =ampire is a mythic creature associated with both blood-sucking and eroticism. =ampires re%uire blood, which they get by biting the neck of their victims during a nocturnal visit. !he female victim has been portrayed in the parado8ical circumstances of wanting to repel the =ampire while at the same time welcoming the erotic nature of the connection. !he =ampire returns every evening to his source of life until there is no more to be had. !he parallels between human lust and vampiric blood-lust are rich7 as the =ampire satisfies his thirst for blood, his host grows increasingly helpless and submissive, eventually being drained of any capacity for self-protection. Symbolically, this relationship speaks of the power dynamics that fre%uently drive male-female relationships, in which the male drains the power of the female for his own psychic survival, and, once bitten, the female submits even though this will eventually take all of her power. ( n some relationships, of course, the roles can easily become reversed., 5eyond the se8ual level, we sometimes form psychic attachments to others because we desire their energy, a desire that manifests through a need for approval, a need to have the &other& take care of our survival, and a fear of being abandoned. 9hat has been defined as a co-dependent relationship could easily fall under the =ampire template. You may find it hard to identify yourself as a =ampire, yet it is essential to review this archetype personally. 0atterns of behavior such as chronic complaining, over-dependency, holding on to a relationship emotionally or psychically long after it has ended, and chronic power struggles are all indicators of =ampire patterns. Holding onto someone on the psychic level is as real as holding on to them on the physical. nterest in the =ampire archetype has re-emerged through the literary and entertainment fields. t may well be that the archetypal opening of humanity"s psyche during these past five decades has resurrected the =ampire, empowering it with a force on the psychic plane of consciousness that was not engaged prior to this time. Films: 5ela @ugosi in *racula4 !om #ruise in nterview with a =ampire. Fiction: *racula by 5ram Stoker4 !he =ampire #hronicles by Anne 1ice4 &!he =ampyre7 A !ale& by )ohn 0olidori. Religion/Myth: =lad !epes, aka =lad !he mpaler (in fifteenth-century 9alachia--in modern 1omania--a bloodthirsty count who reportedly impaled and beheaded his enemies,4 @angsoir (2alayan vampire, a woman who died in childbirth and now assaults infants and children,.


/irgin +see also Celi1ate!his archetype is associated with purity, applied primarily to young girls. !he =estal =irgins of ancient 1ome lived in service to a goddess and were often severely punished if they lost their virginity. !he =irgin 2other of )esus represents the purity of motherhood, bringing forth the perfect form of male life, a god. Your identification with the =irgin needs to be e8plored symbolically as a pattern that represents as association with purity as well as the beginning point of creation. !o bring forth virgin ideas is as much an aspect of this archetype as is its application to maintaining virginal aspects of 2other :ature, as in virgin forests. !he shadow side of the =irgin is the prudish disgust with or fear of genuine sensuality. 1esisting se8 not to save one"s energy for other endeavors, but because it seems inherently repellant, is not a virtue but a denial of an essential aspect of oneself. #elibate 2onks or :uns ideally learns to channel their se8ual energy rather thanmerely repressing it. Films: Sean #onnery in !he 2edicine 2an4 Airstin *unst et al. in !he =irgin Suicides4 )ennifer )ason @eigh in .ast !imes at 1idgemont High. Religion/Myth: 0arthenos (3reek for &=irgin,& an epithet of the goddess Athena, who was the virgin mother of $richthnonius,. HestiaI=esta (the 3reekI1oman virgin goddess of the hearth, and, by e8tension, domestic life.

/isionary +Drea0er. #rophet. Seer33see also ,&ide. Alche0ist!he =isionary archetype lets you imagine possibilities that are beyond the scope of your individual life and that benefit all of society. !he =isionary brings into view what could be if certain choices are made, or what is inevitable given choices that have already been made. !he 0rophet proclaims a message associated with divine guidance, as in the Hebrew 0rophets, some of whom also appear in the Curan. ( slam reveres both )esus and )ohn the 5aptist as prophets,. 5oth the =isionary and the 0rophet engage their abilities in behalf of humanity rather than for personal use, but while many 0rophets are re'ected by the group they were sent to enlighten, =isionaries tend to be celebrated for their capacity to read what is 'ust over the hori+on. !he shadow 0rophet or =isionary manifests as a willingness to sell one"s visionary abilities to the high bidder, or to alter their vision to make it more acceptable to society. n e8treme cases, tainted visions may lead entire societies into murderous or destructive rampages4 then the *estroyer archetype may supersede the =isionary, as in the case of Hitler, Stalin, and 2ao. Films: $ri% $bouaney in @umumba4 0eter .inch in :etwork (shadow,. Religion/Myth: Hebrew 0rophets ( saiah, )eremiah, $+ekiel, and others who often chastised powerful leaders while calling the people"s attention to their own failings,4 2uhammad (the final 0rophet of slam, who directed 3od"s message BE

to the Arab people through the Curan,4 5aha"u"llah (nineteenth-century ranian prophet who founded the 5ahai .aith, spreading his vision of &one universal #ause, one common .aith&,4 #assandra (in 3reek lore, daughter of the king and %ueen of !roy, who was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo in an attempt to seduce her4 because she refused his advances, he made all her prophecies fall on deaf ears,4 Jarathustra (prophet and founder of Joroastrianism,.

)arrior +Soldier. Cri0e %ighter. A0azon. Mercenary. Soldier of %ort&ne. ,&nslinger. Sa0&rai!he 9arrior archetype represents physical strength and the ability to protect, defend, and fight for one"s rights. 9hereas the Anight is associated with protecting *amsels, the 9arrior is linked to invincibility and loyalty. 5oth the Anight and 9arrior appear on the battlefield, but the Anight"s romance, chivalry, and abundant castle are not associated with the 9arrior. 9arrior energy is erotic for the male, representing the height of virility and physical power as well as toughness of will and spirit. !o be unbreakable and to fight to the death is a large part of the 9arrior archetype, which is also associated with the passage from boyhood to manhood. !he 2ercenary and Soldier of .ortune are variations on the hired killer who sells his power on the open market, often with complete disregard for the buyer"s cause. !hese archetypes are much like the 0rostitute in that, although they appear negative, in their favorable aspect they warn us when we are in danger of aligning our might with an un'ust or purely self-interested cause. !he 3unslinger and Samurai represent a double-edged sword (pun intended,. !hey appeal to our fantasies of independence and the power to defend ourselves and right wrongs, yet they also carry the historic weight of savage, predatory evil. -n the one side are all the heroic characters portrayed by )ohn 9ayne, 3ary #ooper and others--standing up to in'ustice and holding off the forces of evil singlehandedly. !he @one 1anger and the figures of wandering samurai warriors in the films of Akira Aurosawa also epitomi+e this fiercely independent warrior that the American and )apanese past seem to share. And on the other side are all the selfish, evil thieves and killers who embody our worst nightmares of lawlessness and unchecked male dominance. Somewhere in between are the ambiguous #rime .ighters and lone wolf 3unfighters epitomi+ed by #lint $astwood, whose heroism is often tinged with anger, vengefulness, and more than a little sadism. !he shadow 9arrior distorts or abandons ethical principles and decency in the name of victory at any cost. 9hat can be a virtue--heroic indifference to risk and pain--becomes contemptible when the indifference is directed not at oneself but at others. !he 9arrior archetype is 'ust as connected to the female psyche as to the male. 9omen have long been defenders of their families, and the Ama+on tribe of 9arrior 9omen has become legendary because of their ability to engage in fierce battle--even sacrificing part of their female physi%ue to facilitate warfare. BF

@oyalty to the family and tribe is among the Ama+on"s notable characteristics, along with nurturing their young and transmitting lessons of power and selfdefense. n today"s society, the 9arrior 9oman has emerged in its glory once again through women who liberate and protect others, especially women and children who need vocal and financial representation. !he concept of the spiritual 9arrior has been pioneered by *an 2illman (!he 0eaceful 9arrior,, the !ibetan 5uddhist teacher #hgyam !rungpa (Shambhala7 !he Sacred 0ath of the 9arrior,, 0rof. 1obert !hurman, and others. !hey direct us to use the classic 9arrior virtues of heroism, stoicism, and self-sacrifice for con%uering the ego and gaining control of our inner lives. Films: 3ary #ooper in High :oon4 )ohn 9ayne in !he Searchers4 #lint $astwood in *irty Harry, 0ale 1ider, and 6nforgiven4 2el 3ibson in 1oad 9arrior and 2ad 2a84 5arbra Streisand in !he 9ay 9e 9ere (political activist,4 Shirley 2ac@aine in !erms of $ndearment (battling cancer,4 *en+el 9ashington in 3lory (#ivil 9ar soldier,4 !he Seven Samurai. Television: 5uffy the =ampire Slayer4 Kena the 9arrior 0rincess. Drama: A Soldier"s Story by #harles .uller . Fiction: n *ubious 5attle by )ohn Steinbeck (migrant workers, Religion/Myth: 5hima (&the !errible -ne&, warrior hero of the 2ahabharata known for his great strength4 the son of the wind god =ayu and a brother of Ar'una, he later became a Hindu warrior god,4 -ya (woman warrior of Yoruba myth, goddess of fire, wind, thunder, and the river :iger,4 Andarta (#eltic-3allic warrior and fertility goddess,4 0opocatepetl (A+tec warrior who, with his consort, was transformed by the gods into a mountain after they both died of grief for each other,4 5runhilde (female warrior, one of the =alkyries, in the 3erman epic :iebelungenlied,4 Alyosha 0opovitch (epic hero and mighty warrior of 1ussian folklore,4 *urga (warrior manifestation of the Hindu 2other goddess,.


Some of the archetypes in the list will 'ump out at you as if to say, &You know meD "ve been part of your life ever since you can remember.& t could be an archetype that is aligned with your occupation -- for e8ample, the 0olitician, #raftsperson, Athlete, !eacher, Scholar, or )udge. t might also be an important characteristic that defines your nature apart from your work, as the 2onk or :un (assuming you"re not actually under holy orders,, the 0oet, @over, 1ebel, and so forth. 5ut then you will have to dig a little deeper. Some archetypes that you may feel drawn to, like the 2ystic, =isionary, or Healer, may be largely a matter of wishful thinking. 2any of my students like to see themselves as 2ystics, for instance. 5ut ask them to take a serious look within and determine whether the hard work and sacrifice that go with that identity have been a part of their life for many years. Some people like to be mystics during their summer retreat, or on the weekend, or for half an hour every morning, and that"s great. 5ut to include an archetype in your intimate family of </, you need to be able to trace its lifelong influence on you. nevitably, you will need to include some archetypes that, like the 0rostitute and Saboteur that we all share, may at first seem unpleasant or negative. 0erhaps the .ool, 1obot, 2artyr, Servant, Sadist, or 0uppet is part of your make-up. 1emember that these are not necessarily negative archetypes4 only your interpretation is negative. !hey ultimately help you avoid the shadow aspect implicit in their name. !o some people, the )udge may seem like a negative archetype, implying a 'udgmental nature and maybe a cruel or imperious streak. 5ut this archetype can be essential in making a wide range of informed decisions in areas as different as business and art. -ne day it might even save your life. So, after you"ve assembled a group of at least eight archetypes that you feel drawn to, begin by asking a few simple %uestions. f you like, you can imagine each archetype sitting in a chair across from you, and ask the %uestions directly to the archetype. You can even write a letter to the archetype if you find that more agreeable, asking the same %uestions in writing. Allow the archetype to respond, the answers coming from the deepest levels of your own intuition. -r simply ask yourself, and wait for the answer to come to you. Here are some sample %uestions7 9hat events or personal characteristics led me to choose this archetype? How long has this archetypal pattern been a part of my life? 9hat role has this archetype played for me? 9hich prominent people have interacted with the aspect of my nature supported by this archetype? (.or instance, if it"s the !eacher archetype, think of the people who have played important roles in your own education or inspired you to be a teacher to others., 9hat relationship might it have to my personal unfinished business - to those people haven"t forgiven, or to events in the past that can"t let go of? And might this archetype now help me in healing those situations?


9hat myths, fairy tales, or spiritual stories that have meaning for me do associate with this archetype? Has this archetype appeared in my dreams? *oes thinking of this archetype make me feel empowered or disempowered? You should also look for spiritual resonance in your archetypes. Ask yourself7 9hat impact has this archetype had on my spirituality? 9hat have learned about my own shadow aspect through this archetype? Has it caused me to block or forgo change that needs to happen? 9hat immediate guidance might this archetype have to offer me in the present moment?

After %uestioning each prospective archetype, weed out those that are not genuinely part of your intimate support team, and then return to the list to select replacements. #ontinue this process until you have eight archetypes that you feel confident play a ma'or role in your life. #ombined with the four survival archetypes, you now have your </. You are now ready to begin working with your Archetypal 9heel.


The Archetypal )heel

!o help you work with the archetypal companions you have selected, use the image of a wheel divided into twelve categories that contain every aspect of human life, corresponding to the twelve houses of the +odiac. ts basic outline looks like this7

!he twelve houses of the Archetypal 9heel are divided as follows7 <. /. ;. >. ?. #ersonality. Ego7 the face you present to the outside world 4ife /al&es7 ownership, finances, your relationship to earthly power Self3e7pression. Si1lings7 the power of choice Ho0e7 establishing your emotional foundation Creati'ity. ,ood %ort&ne7 erotic energies, including creativity, se8uality, and synchronicityIchance B. Occ&pation and Health7 seeking security in the physical world E. Relationships7 marriage and partnerships E/

F. Other #eople8s Reso&rces7 stocks, inheritance, death and closure G. Spirit&ality7 wisdom, publishing, travel <H. Highest #otential7 completing the integration of the self <<. Interaction $ith the )orld7 relating your creativity to humanity 9:; The !nconscio&s !he Archetypal 9heel is an intuitive tool that makes symbolic information accessible to you. Your </ archetypes become even more significant when you observe them at work in the houses that signify </ different aspects of your life. @ike other intuitive tools, including !arot cards and the & #hing,& the 9heel helps you decode the behind-the-scenes patterns of your life. t shows you how your e8periences and relationships are spiritual dramas filled with opportunities for personal transformation. !he basic alignment of archetypal energies located in the appropriate houses of an Archetypal 9heel is called your #hart of -rigin, and is similar in nature to a natal chart in astrology. 5ut instead of the positions of the constellations at your birth, your #hart of -rigin is based on the placement of your </ primary archetypes within your 9heel as determined by a simple intuitive process. 2y book &Sacred #ontracts& shows this process in great detail.

"o&r Chart of Origin

5efore you can cast your #hart of -rigin, you will need to select the </ archetypes that make up your personal support group. As an intuitive instrument, the Archetypal 9heel takes you beyond rational and logical perceptions into the realm of intuition. !he 9heel is a creative spiritual crucible in which you can mi8 images and inspiration to get e8traordinary insights. -ut of this process can emerge a refined, more durable vision of your life"s purpose. As you read the chart that you are about to cast, you may see how each of your archetypes interconnects with the others. 2emories of one part of your life may link an apparent coincidence today with a movie you saw two years ago, and connect them both to a creative idea that popped into your head while chatting with a friend. $ven though you may not always see how the people and events in your life are linked to each other and to you, your 9heel provides a map on which you can plot the points of interaction between them. !his helps you to &connect the dots& and form a clearer picture of what is happening in your life. !he 9heel you are about to cast is called your #hart of -rigin, and it serves as the basic map of your life. .or that reason, it"s meant to be cast only once. n &Sacred #ontracts& show you how to use the same techni%ue to seek guidance on specific %uestions that are confronting you, including issues related to your work, health, and personal relationships. 5ut this first #hart of -rigin resembles a natal chart in astrology, which you would also cast only once.


1eceiving intuitive information or guidance is effortless. 9hat is difficult is removing your fears about what your intuition is telling you. Holding an open mind will allow your archetypal patterns to assume their most natural positions in your chart. You are embarking on an e8perience to learn more about your life. !reat yourself and the voice of your psyche with respect, because it is a living force that yearns for channels through which it can communicate. :ow it"s time to cast your #hart of -rigin.

Casting "o&r Chart of Origin

#asting your #hart of -rigin is rather simple. #lear your mind of e8pectations and desires and focus on your intention to be open to whatever guidance you receive. !ake several deep breaths to clear your mind. Your archetypes will be guided into their appropriate houses by the energy of simultaneity, coincidence, spiritual order, divine parado8, and destiny, through much the same magnetic organi+ational process that guides any tool that communicates with your intuition. t is important to clear your mind prior to casting your #hart, so that guidance can come through unimpeded. You may use this meditation as a centering device, or substitute one of your own7 #lose your eyes and breathe deeply into your abdomen, allowing your stomach to e8pand as you breathe in and contract as you e8hale. See yourself as a hollow reed or membrane, e8panding and contracting. #ontinue in slow, deep breaths repeating, & have no desires. have no thoughts. am empty of all disturbances. am empty of all my needs. am open to receive.& !here are four steps to casting your #hart of -rigin. After you have centered yourself through meditation, proceed as follows7 Step 9( #reparation #ut out /> pieces of paper about two inches by three inches. -n each of </ slips, write the name of one of your </ archetypes. -n the other </ slips write the numbers one through twelve, one number on each slip of paper. 0lace the archetypes and the numbers in two different stacks, face down. Step :( Int&iti'e %oc&s After centering yourself again, or using the longer meditation in &Sacred #ontracts,& shuffle the two stacks of paper, being careful to keep them separate. As you shuffle the stack of archetypes, ask, & n which houses do these archetypes best serve me?& Your intention creates a magnetic circuit that will direct the archetypes to their appropriate houses as you work with them in Step ;.


Step <( Int&iti'e Choice 0icture yourself as a &hollow reed& transmitting energy. Aeeping the slips of paper face down, choose one from each pile7 a number and an archetype. !he numbers correspond to the house into which that archetype should go. 9rite the name of that archetype into the numbered house on your 9heel. f you chose the number five and the #hild cards, for e8ample, your #hild archetype belongs in the fifth house of your 9heel. #ontinue this e8ercise until all </ houses are filled. Step %o&r( The #artnerships of Archetypes and their Ho&ses !his final step is considerably more comple8 than what has preceded, and recommend that you consult &Sacred #ontracts& for a detailed description of how to proceed. -nce you have paired the archetypes with their houses, you have generated a uni%ue energy field that represents the symbolic hologram of your unconscious. n brief, you will again ask yourself a series of %uestions (which appear in #hapter F of my book, to determine the deeper significance and the many ramifications of these pairings. You might begin e8ploring the meaning of each archetype-to-house partnership, for e8ample, by listing any immediate associations and thoughts that occur to you. $ven if you feel resistance to some of the partnerships, don"t suppress any responses that come to you. You are learning a new, multi-dimensional way of perceiving your life, and it may feel awkward at first. .or instance, say you matched the 0rostitute to your seventh house. You might write7 &2y 0rostitute archetype is in the house of relationships. !his means that the fears that cause me to sell myself to the highest bidder generally have more to do with my relationships than with my professional life. don"t tend to sell out in business dealings, because have a strong sense of self-esteem in that realm. Yet my fear of re'ection leads me to cling compulsively to relationships that don"t serve my spiritual needs.& As you practice symbolic sight, you"ll learn to evaluate the significance of each pairing. f, for instance, the =ictim archetype fell in the house of relationships instead, it would urge you to e8amine your relationships with your family members, spouse, business partner, children, and friends, and be on guard for ways in which you have allowed yourself to be victimi+ed. You would then look for alternative ways in which to transform the =ictim within so that you might have a healthier relationship. 9ork your way around your #hart of -rigin, one house at a time. As you go you will learn more about your tendencies, strengths, and weaknesses. 5ecause your #hart of -rigin is like a natal astrology chart, you cast it only once. 5ut after you"ve spent time e8ploring the basic relationships of your archetypes to the houses into which they fall, you"re ready to use a similar techni%ue to obtain guidance in a variety of specific situations by casting what call &working charts.&


Casting a )or2ing Chart

5ecause your #hart of -rigin is like a natal astrology chart, you cast it only once. 5ut after you"ve spent time e8ploring the basic relationships of your archetypes to the houses into which they fall, you"re ready to use a similar techni%ue to obtain guidance in a variety of specific situations by casting what call &working charts.& You could, for e8ample, ask for guidance with a health issue, a career decision, or a relationship. n those cases, you would use the same two stacks of cards with which you cast your #hart of -rigin. 5ut as you are shuffling the cards, ask for guidance in a particular area, beginning with the phrase & am open to.& .or e8ample7 am open to receiving one healing insight about my stress patterns and this illness. am open to recogni+ing why block reconciliation with this individual. am open to receiving guidance about why block my creativity. am open to receiving guidance about my fears of losing money. am open to guidance about my core reason(s, for wanting to %uit. am open to recogni+ing my deepest fear in this relationship. am open to recogni+ing the gift of this relationship.

*o not ask a %uestion that re%uires a yes or no answer, especially regarding your health, such as, &*o have cancer?& or &Should get an 21 ?& *on"t phrase your re%uest in a way that supports the victim in you7 &9hy were my parents so mean to me?& or &9hy is my spouse lying to me?& nstead, ask for guidance to help you understand your relationship with your parents, or ask for insights into your relationship with your spouse or partner. And by all means avoid asking about what"s going on in another person"s psyche, such as, &9hy is my child acting distant toward me?& or &9hat does )oan really want from me?& As long as you follow these guidelines, you will receive significant guidance for 'ust about any appropriate %uestion or issue. 6se one of the blank wheels in my &)ournal of nner *ialogue& for each of your working charts, and then write down the insights that come to you from each new pairing of your archetypes with the </ houses. You may then compare these pairings to those from your #hart of -rigin, paying special attention to any pairs that may happen to come out the same in both charts. !hat"s an especially fruitful place to begin e8amining your results.





!here are seven power centers in your body, called chakras. !he state of each chakra reflects the health of a particular area of your body. t also reflects your psychological, emotional and spiritual well-being. $very thought and e8perience you"ve ever had in your life gets filtered through these chakra databases. $ach event is recorded into your cells. n other words, Oyour biography becomes your biology.& 9hen chakra energy is blocked or misdirected, emotional and physical illness can arise. $8plore your seven power centers and see how they reflect what"s happening in your body, in your life7 ntuitively diagnose your energy 6nplug from negative thoughts and perceptions @ive as a healthier, more empowered person

5egin your e8ploration with chakra one -- the root chakra, source of all lessons related to your material world.


Cha2ra 9 3 Tri1al #o$er( 4essons Related to the Material )orld

!he first chakra is the foundation of emotional and mental health. Your connection to traditional familial beliefs supports the formation of identity and a sense of belonging to a group. Sacred Tr&th( All is One
You are connected to all of life. $very choice you make and every belief you hold e8erts influence upon the whole of life. Organs Effects 5ase of spine, #hronic lower back pain, rectal legs, bones, feet, rectum, immune and immune disorders, system. depression, multiple personality disorder, obssessive-compulsive disorder, addictions, sciatica, varicose veins.

0hysical family and group safety and security, ability to provide for life"s necessities and stand up for yourself, feeling at home, social and familial law and order, abandonment fears, family bonding, identity, tribal honor code, support and loyalty.

&estions for Self3E7a0ination <. 9hat belief patterns did you inherit from your family? /. *o all of them still have authority over you? ;. 9hat superstitions do you have? 9hich have more authority over you than your own reasoning ability? >. *o you have a personal code of honor? 9hat is it? ?. Have you ever compromised your sense of honor? f so, have you taken steps to heal it? B. *o you have any unfinished business with your family members? f yes, what prevents you from healing your family relationships? E. @ist all the blessings that you feel come from your family. F. f you are a parent, what %ualities would you like your children to learn from you? G. 9hat tribal traditions and rituals do you continue? <H. 9hat tribal characteristics within yourself would you like to strengthen and develop?


Cha2ra : 3 #o$er of Relationships( 4essons Related to Relationships

!he second chakra is your center of personal power, creativity, se8uality, and finances. ssues of physical survival, control, and one-on-one relationships are at the core of this energy center. Sacred Tr&th( Honor One Another
$very relationship you develop, from casual to intimate, helps you become more conscious. :o union is without spiritual value. Organs Effects @ower abdomen to navel, se8ual Arthritis, chronic lower back or hip pain, organs, large intestine, lower sciatica, pelvicIlow back pain, se8ual vertebrae, pelvis, appendi8, potency, urinary problems, prostate or bladder, hip area. ovarianIuterine illnesses, fibroids, menopause severity.

.ear of loss of control, or being controlled, through events such as addiction, rape, betrayal, impotence, financial loss, or abandonment by partners or colleagues, ability to take risks, personal identity, blame, guilt, money. se8, power, control, creativity, ethics, honor in relationships, decision-making ability, power to rebel.

&estions for Self3E7a0ination <. How do you define creativity? *o you consider yourself a creative person? *o you follow through on your creative ideas? /. *o you often direct your creative energies into negative paths of e8pression? *o you e8aggerate or embellish P%uotfacts& to support your point of view? ;. Are you comfortable with your se8uality? f not, are you working toward healing your se8ual imbalances? *o you use people for se8ual pleasure, or have you felt used? *o you honor your own se8ual boundaries? >. *o you keep your word? 9hat is your personal code of honor? of ethics? *o you negotiate your ethics depending on your circumstances? ?. *o you have an impression of the *ivine as a force that e8erts 'ustice in your life? B. Are you a controlling person? *o you engage in power plays? Are you able to see yourself clearly in circumstances related to power and money? E. *oes money have authority over you? *o you make compromises that violate your inner self for the sake of financial security? F. How often do survival fears dictate your choices? G. #an you master your fears about finances and physical survival, or do they control you and your attitudes? <H. 9hat goals do you have for yourself that you have yet to pursue? 9hat stands in the way of acting upon those goals?

Cha2ra < 3 #ersonal #o$er( 4essons Related to the Self


!he third chakra furthers the development of self-esteem and personality, separate from your tribal identity. !his is where you learn to draw and maintain strong boundaries and a personal code of honor. Sacred Tr&th( Honor Oneself
5e mature and honorable in the relationship you have with yourself and accept responsibility for the person you have become. Organs Effects Abdomen, stomach, upper Arthritis, gastric or duodenal ulcers, intestines, liver, gallbladder, colonIintestinal problems, kidney, pancreas, adrenal pancreatitisIdiabetes, chronic or acute glands, spleen, middle spine indigestion, anore8ia, bulemia, liver behind the solar ple8us. dysfunction, hepatitis, adrenal dysfunction.

!rust, fear, intimidation, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-respect, ambition, courage, ability to handle crisis, care of yourself and others, sensitivity to criticism, personal honor, fear of re'ection and looking foolish, physical appearance an8ieties, strength of character.

&estions for Self3E7a0ination <. *o you like yourself? 9hat don"t you like and why? Are you actively working to change the things about yourself you don"t like? /. Are you honest? *o you sometimes misrepresent the truth? 9hy? ;. Are you critical of others? *o you blame others as a way of protecting yourself? >. Are you able to admit when you are wrong? Are you open to feedback from other people about yourself? ?. *o you need the approval of others? f so, why? B. *o you consider yourself strong or weak? Are you afraid of taking care of yourself? E. Have you been in a relationship with a person you didn"t really love, but it seemed better than being alone? F. *o you respect yourself? #an you decide to make changes in your life and then stick to your commitment? G. Are you afraid of responsibility? -r, do you feel responsible for everything and everyone? <H. Are you continually wishing your life were different? f so, are you doing anything to change it, or have you resigned yourself to the situation?


Cha2ra = 3 E0otional #o$er( 4essons in 4o'e. %orgi'eness and

Co0passion Here lies the powerhouse of the human energy system. .rom its middle position, the fourth chakra mediates between the body and spirit, and determines their health, strength, and balance. Sacred Tr&th( 4o'e is Di'ine #o$er
$motional energy -- love -- is the central power point and true motivator of your body, mind and spirit. Organs Effects #enter of the chest, heart and #ongestive heart failure, circulatory system, lungs, heart attack, mitral valve shoulders, arms and hands, prolapse, cardiomegaly, ribsIbreasts, diaphragm, thymus asthmaIallergy, lung cancer, gland. bronchial pneumonia, upper back, shoulder pain, breast cancer.

@ove, hatred, bitterness, grief, anger, 'ealousy, inability to forgive, self-centeredness, fears of loneliness, commitment and betrayal, compassion, hope trust, ability to heal yourself and others.

&estions for Self3E7a0ination <. 9hat emotional memories do you still need to heal? /. 9hat relationships in your life re%uire healing? ;. *o you ever use your emotional wounds to control people or situations? f so, describe them. >. Have you allowed yourself to be controlled by the wounds of another? 9ill you let that happen again? 9hat steps are you prepared to take to prevent yourself from being controlled that way again? ?. 9hat fears do you have about becoming emotionally healthy? B. *o you associate emotional health with no longer needing an intimate relationship? E. 9hat is your understanding of forgiveness? F. 9ho are the people you need to forgive, and what prevents you from letting go of the pain you associate with them? G. 9hat have you done that needs forgiving? 9ho is working to forgive you? <H. 9hat is your understanding of a healthy, intimate relationship? Are you willing to release the use of your wounds in order to open yourself to such a relationship?


Cha2ra > 3 )ill #o$er( 4essons on Self3E7pression

!he fifth chakra is the center of your struggle with choice and the ability to release your will to *ivine guidance. ts essence is faith - faith in our fears or faith in the *ivine. Sacred Tr&th( S&rrender #ersonal )ill to Di'ine )ill
Your every choice, thought and feeling has biological, environmental, social, personal and global conse%uence. Actions motivated by personal will that trusts *ivine authority, gives you the richest power. Organs Effects !hroat, thyroid, 1aspy throat, chronic sore throat, mouth trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, ulcers, gum difficulties, !2), scoliosis, teeth, gums, 'aw, esophagus, laryngitis, swollen glands, thyroid parathyroid, hypothalamus. problems.

#hoice and strength of will, personal e8pression, following your dream, using personal power to create, addiction, 'udgment, criticism, faith, knowledge, capacity to make decisions.

&estions for Self3E7a0ination <. 9hat is your definition of being Ostrong-willedQ? /. 9ho are the people that have control over your willpower, and why? ;. *o you seek to control others? f so, who are they, and why do you need to control them? >. #an you e8press yourself honestly and openly when you need to? f not, why not? ?. Are you able to sense when you are receiving guidance to act upon? B. *o you trust guidance that has no OproofQ of the outcome attached to it? E. 9hat fears do you have about *ivine guidance? F. *o you pray for assistance with your personal plans, or are you able to say, O will do what heaven directs me to doQ? G. 9hat makes you lose control of your own willpower? <H. *o you know you need to change but continually postpone taking action? f so, identify those situations and your reasons for not acting?


Cha2ra ? 3 Mental #o$er( 4essons in )isdo0

!he si8th chakra is the energy center of intuition, intellect and reasoning. Anown as the Othird eyeQ, it involves our mental abilities, and our psychological skill at evaluating our beliefs and attitudes. Sacred Tr&th( See2 Only the Tr&th
#ontinually search for the difference between truth and illusion, the two forces present at every moment. !rust what you cannot see far more than what you can see. Organs Effects 5rain, nervous system, eyes, ears, 5rain tumor, hemorrhage, stroke, nose, pineal gland, pituitary gland. neurological disturbances, blindness, deafness, full spinal difficulties, learning disabilities, sei+ures.

Self-evaluation, truth, intellectual abilities, feelings of inade%uacy, openness to the ideas of others, ability to learn from e8perience, emotional intelligence.

&estions for Self3E7a0ination <. *o you often interpret the actions of others in a negative way? f so, why? /. 9hat negative patterns continually surface in your relationships with others? ;. 9hat attitudes do you have that disempower you? >. 9hat beliefs do you continue to accept that you know are not true? ?. Are you 'udgmental? f so, what situations or relationships bring out that tendency? B. *o you make e8cuses for behaving in negative ways? E. 1ecall instances in which a more profound level of truth than you were used to hearing was revealed. 9as the e8perience intimidating? F. 9hat beliefs and attitudes in yourself would you like to change? #an you commit to making those changes? G. Are you comfortable thinking about your life in impersonal terms? <H. *o you know you need to change but continually postpone taking action? f so, identify those situations and your reasons for not acting?


Cha2ra @ 3 Spirit&al #o$er( 4essons Related to the Di'ine

!he seventh chakra is our connection to our spiritual nature and our capacity to allow spirituality to become an integral part of our physical lives. Sacred Tr&th( 4i'e in the #resent Mo0ent
Achieve a personal relationship with the *ivine. All physical, psychological and emotional illusions or fears, need to be removed from your life. @et go of the past, do not anticipate the future and live in the presence of the *ivine. Organs Effects 2uscular system, skeletal system $nergetic disorders, spiritual depression, and skin. chronic e8haustion that is not linked to a physical disorder and e8treme sensitivities to light, sound and other environmental factors.

Ability to trust life, values, ethics, courage, humanitarianism, selflessness, ability to see the larger pattern, faith, inspiration, spirituality and devotion.

&estions for Self3E7a0ination <. 9hat guidance have you sought during meditation or praying? /. 9hat type of guidance do you fear the most? ;. *o you bargain with the *ivine? *o you complain to the *ivine more than you e8press gratitude? >. Are you devoted to a particular spiritual path? f not, do you feel a need to find one? ?. *o you believe that your 3od is more authentic than the *ivine in other spiritual traditions? B. Are you waiting for the *ivine to send you an e8planation for your painful e8periences? f so, list them. E. How would your life change if the *ivine answered your %uestions by saying7 O have no intention of giving you insight at this point in your life&? 9hat would you do then? F. Have you started and stopped a meditation practice? f so, what are the reasons that you failed to maintain it? G. 9hat spiritual truths are you aware of that you do not live by? @ist them. <H. Are you afraid of a closer relationship with the *ivine because of changes it might trigger in your life?




Ta2e Charge of "o&r Money

*o you wonder why some people have lots of money and some so little? 9ould you like to have a healthy perspective of money? @earn what money really is and how to achieve a natural and organic relationship with it. @earn about natural abundance and what you can do to achieve it. Archetypal patterns often influence our view and relationship to money4 learn about the four universal patterns and their relationship to your feelings about money. .inally, work through the powerful e8ercises in the selfe8amination section.

)hat is MoneyA
2oney is a neutral substance that flows into and out of our lives, taking its direction from our intentions regarding it. t is those intentions that alters the neutral energy of money. !ribal beliefs and ideas greatly influence our relationship to money. 9e often allow money to substitute for life energy, fre%uently with negative conse%uences. A result being, every dollar we spend becomes an unconscious e8penditure of energy. Scarcity of money can translates into a scarcity of energy in the body. Your challenge is to achieve a relationship with money separate from your life force. !he more impersonal your relationship with money is, the more likely you are to direct its energy appropriately in your life.

Nat&ral A1&ndance
An organic and healthy relationship to money is natural abundance. Here are the steps to bring this energy to your life7 =iew money as simply another kind of energy that flows into and out of your life. 2aintain a relationship with money that is without guilt. -perate from the viewpoint that the more you create the more there is for everyone. 3et past the outdated notion that one must be poor to be spiritual.

!hese perceptions must be at the core of your energy system before natural abundance will be manifested on a physicalImaterial level. $8amine your beliefs about money and what blocks the flow of natural abundance into your life, by looking at how the four central archetypal forces play out in your relationship with money. FE

Money and Archetypes

2oney is a neutral substance that flows into and out of our lives, taking its direction from our intentions regarding it. 5ut what if that is not happening in your life? !ake a look at how the four central archetypal forces play out in your relationship with money. Archetypes are patterns of behavior and perception. !hey are not simply e8ternal models, but live deeply inside of you affecting your beliefs and attitudes. 6nderstanding archetypes and how you identify with them, will help greatly in your 'ourney to a more conscious life. !o view how the four central archetypes interact with financial issues, take a look at a man in his ;Hs who is still living at home with his parents while ac%uiring his third graduate degree. Child( !he #hild fears responsibility. 1ather than &grow up& a #hild may avoid or fear financial success. Abundance or lack of money in your life can also determine how dependent you remain on others. 1ather than get a part-time 'ob and contribute to the household e8penses, son e8pects to continue receiving his weekly allowance, 'ust like always.

/icti07 !he =ictim blames others for the feelings of lack of abundance. !he financial situation you are in, positive or negative, is &someone else"s fault&. He whines that because his mom has never taught him how to do laundry or cook, he can"t move out until he can afford his own housekeeper.

#rostit&te7 #ompromising for money -- or what money seems to promise -- is the hallmark of the 0rostitute. 0rostitutes continue to stay in situations solely for the money, security, freedom or power they provide. $ven though he berates his dad"s investment practices he has no trouble letting that money finance his education.

Sa1ote&r7 6nable to accept the financial success of themselves or others, Saboteurs will undermine creative efforts and ideas. t is easier for Saboteur to avoid the issue of money than it is to face the fears related to it. He refuses to attend his high school reunion so he doesn"t have to face his former classmates

See how these archetypal patterns play out in your life by answering some %uestions.


Areas and

&estions for Reflection

!he only way real change can occur in your life is if you are willing to take the time and energy re%uired to make it happen. Spend as much time as you can on each %uestion and write out your genuine responses to the following topics. n order to ensure that you engage the material fully and deeply, write out your responses and be completely honest with yourself. 1esist the temptation to view them impersonally. <. How do define money? 9hat are some of the ma'or beliefs and ideas that have about it? /. How have compromised myself for the sake of financial gain or financial security? Have ever stayed in a personal or professional relationship -- which knew was over -- due to some type of financial pressure? Have ever denied who am because of money? *o allow money and its energy to define me? How do these action truly make me feel? 9hat were the actual results? ;. 9hich of the archetypes seem relevant to my own relationship with money? 0ick one and write about it in detail. >. How do e%uate power, in the e8ternal world, with money? *oes money e%ual a &%ualified opinion&? ?. 9hat emotions come up when think about my financial situation? 9hen do feel powerless or powerful with regard to my financial life? *o feel fear? Am 'ealous of wealthy people? ntimidated by them? *o gravitate toward them and then become someone else around them? 9hy? B. How much money do need to be happy? )ust how much is &enough&? 9hat yardstick, whose situation, do use to answer this %uestion?


Ta2e Charge of "o&r Creati'ity

*o you have difficulty being creative or would you like to be more creative? $8amine your attitude and beliefs about creativity and its role in your life. You will learn how to recogni+e and engage creative e8pression in the normal course of your day, and discover how to get past creative theory and move into creative action. Archetypal patterns very often play a role in creative e8pression4 learn about the four universal patterns and their relationship to your creativity. .inally, work through the powerful e8ercises in the self-e8amination section.

Creati'e E7pression
2any people take the very limited view that creativity refers only to the arts, sciences and other noble pursuits. #reative e8pression is not only alive in our ma'or pro'ects, but also present in the normal course of everyday life -- how we organi+e our work space or our home, how we prepare our meals, or even how we structure our time. #reativity is having ideas that we bring into physical form and as part of this process, everyone of us is given uni%ue creative potentials. 9hat is crucial to remember here is that your contribution will not look like anyone else"s - you can be inspired by others but when it comes to true creative e8pression there is no such thing as duplication. !he center of creative e8pression in the body is second chakra because every person"s energetic body is designed to give birth. However the creative process incarnates through your energetic system by traveling through each and every chakra. Along the way, creativity can be blocked in any of your energetic centers.

Co00on Bloc2s to Creati'ity

*eep rooted fears related to self-esteem and failure7 & t would never work.& @ack of courage to take financial or emotional risks, or withstand criticism from others. *estructive imaginary dialogues with friends, family and co-workers7 &2y dad will think "m nuts if try this.& .ears about energy and health demands, or the changes in your life that might be re%uired. 1eluctance to take on the responsibility of seeing a creative idea to fruition.

#reativity begins as a simple notion4 if the notion takes hold, it becomes a bona fide &idea.& t is at this point that you begin to strategi+e--the who, what, where, GH

why, and how %uestions. $8cessive strategi+ing can weigh the idea down, literally drowning your creativity. -nce past the details, you"ll find yourself dealing with self-doubt7 &#an really do this?& &*o have what it takes?& n addition to internal issues, creativity faces e8ternal pressures. !he outside world will challenge the strength of your inner vision7 &9hat, are you nuts?& &*o you have any idea the risk you are taking?& n order to forge ahead, your heart"s energy must be fully engaged in supporting your creative vision. 6p until this point, it"s all been theory. :ow you must e8amine whether or not you"ve got the guts to put your &money& where your mouth is7 Sign up for the class, apply for that business loan, even something as basic as purchasing the wallpaper for your home office. !ake the necessary physical steps to put your &idea& into action. As you do, new issues may arise, such as 'ealousy, competition, control, decision-making, money, trust, and the urge to give up. As you begin your new creative adventures, keep in mind that archetypal patterns of behavior can influence their direction. See if you can identify some of the more common patterns in your life.


Creati'e E7pression and Archetypes

f you"re having difficulties with creative e8pression, consider that archetypal patterns may be influencing your efforts. Archetypes are patterns of behavior and perception. !hey are not simply e8ternal models, but live deeply inside of you affecting your beliefs and attitudes. 6nderstanding archetypes and how you identify with them, will help greatly in your 'ourney to a more conscious life. !o view how the four central or survival archetypes interact with creative e8pression, take a look at a doctoral student who is finishing her thesis. Child7 0resents itself in the beginning stages of any pro'ect, challenging you to create an idea and follow it through to completion. 9ith the thesis overdue, she continues to spend several hours each night out with her boyfriend.

/icti07 Shows up when we find ourselves blaming others for the failure of our creative ventures. 9hen censured by her professor, she tells her boyfriend that his demands on her time are causing her academic problems.

#rostit&te7 9ill show you what you are willing to negotiate in order to provide for the success of your creative pro'ects. Searches the nternet looking for material she can cut-and-paste into her thesis.

Sa1ote&r7 #reates situations which block your entry into the creative world. Her mom sick and in need of care, she refuses her brother"s offer of help and money, and insists on going home and taking care of her mom.

See how these archetypal patterns play out in your life by answering some %uestions.


Areas and

&estions for Reflection

!he only way real change can occur in your life is if you are willing to take the time and energy re%uired to make it happen. Spend as much time as you can on each %uestion and write out your genuine responses to the following topics. n order to ensure that you engage the material fully and deeply, write out your responses and be completely honest with yourself. 1esist the temptation to view them impersonally. <. How do define creativity? 9hat are some of the ma'or beliefs and ideas that have about it? /. 0ick a recent creative pro'ect that you didn"t finish. 9hy didn"t you complete it? *id you have any fears regarding it? 9hat do you feel isIwas blocking you? ;. Have you ever abandoned a creative pro'ect out of fear of financial insecurity? -ut of disapproval from others? Have you ever used health as an e8cuse? Have you ever blamed someone else? >. Are you aware when you are in the act of blaming someone, that you are consciously avoiding responsibility? ?. 6sing the &creativity through the chakras model& take a recent pro'ect and write about how it manifested through your own energetic system. !ake note of how and where any blockages in your energy centers occurred. B. 0ick one of the four universal archetypes and describe how its energy and presence in your life relates directly to your creative e8pression. E. 9hat"s ne8t on your wish list of creative pro'ects? 9hat lessons from past pro'ects have you learned that might help you follow through on current interests? 9hat patterns have you identified that may stand in the way of moving forward with your current creative ideas?


Ta2e Charge of "o&r Health

9hat does it mean to be healthy? 9ould you like to optimi+e your health? @earn about the human energy field, your emotional health, how your biography becomes your biology, and personal power and healing. Archetypal patterns very often play a role in our health4 learn about the four universal patterns and their influence on your health. .inally, work through the powerful e8ercises in the self-e8amination section.

The H&0an Energy %ield

$verything that is alive pulsates with energy and all of this energy contains information. Your physical body pro'ects an energy field that e8tends as far as your outstretched arms and the full length of your body. t is both an information center and a highly sensitive perceptual system. 9e are constantly "in communication" with everything around us through this system. 9ithin your energy field e8ists emotional energy, which is created by your internal and e8ternal e8periences. !hese e8periences can be both positive and negative, fleeting or long-lasting7 past and present relationships profound or traumatic e8periences and memories belief patterns and attitudes, including all spiritual and superstitious beliefs.

Your emotions reside physically in your body and interact with your cells and tissues.

"o&r Biography Beco0es "o&r Biology

$motional energy contributes to the formation of cell tissue, and forms an energy language which carries literal and symbolic information. n this way, your biography--that is, the e8periences that make up your life--becomes your biology. Your body contains your history--every chapter, line and verse of every event and relationship in your life. As your life unfolds your biological health becomes a living, breathing biographical statement that conveys your strengths, weaknesses, hopes and fears. $very thought you have travels through your biological system and activates a physiological response. Some thoughts--like fear--are like depth charges, causing a reaction throughout your body4 a loving thought can rela8 your entire body. Some thoughts are more subtle, and still others are unconscious. 2any are meaningless and pass through the body like wind through a screen.


#ersonal #o$er and Healing

@earning the symbolic language of energy means learning to evaluate the dynamics of power in yourself and others. $nergy information is always truthful and your relationship to power greatly influences your health. -ur lives are structured around power symbols such as money, authority, title, beauty and security. n countless situations and relationships the underlying dynamic at work is the negotiation of power7 who has it, and how can we maintain our share of it. 2anaging personal power, and your symbolic and physical relationship to power symbols is an essential component in facilitating your healing. Healing and curing are not the same thing. #uring is the successful controlling or abatement of an illness, that does not necessarily include alleviation of the emotional and psychological stresses that were a part of the illness. !he process leading to a cure is generally passive, where the patient gives over authority to the physician andIor prescribed treatment. Healing is an active and internal process that includes investigating ones attitudes, memories, beliefs, and relationships to power. !he desire is to release all negative patterns that prevent one"s full emotional and spiritual recovery. Archetypal patterns of behavior can influence your health. See if you can identify some of the more common patterns in your life.


Health and Archetypes

f you"re having difficulties with your health, consider the role archetypal patterns may play. Archetypes are patterns of behavior and perception. !hey are not simply e8ternal models, but live deeply inside of you affecting your beliefs and attitudes. 6nderstanding archetypes and how you identify with them, will help greatly in your 'ourney to a more conscious life. !o view how the four central or survival archetypes interact with health, take a mom of four, suffering from persistent sinus infections. Child7 -ften uses health issues to remain as the center of attention. *uring family dinner, her daughter attempts to talk ad'usting to her new braces and mom keeps changing the sub'ect to her sinus headache of the moment.

/icti07 5lames others and circumstances for her physical conditions. $ven though she knows that dairy products often lead to sinus infections, she blames atmospheric conditions instead of the half-pound of cheese she ate at a party.

#rostit&te7 9ill show you what you are willing to negotiate in order to provide for your health. Anowing she has an acupuncture appointment that will provide relief, she continues working on a business pro'ect.

Sa1ote&r7 #reates situations which block your healing because you fear the changes that might take place. After a doctor presents her with a surgical option for relieving her sinus problems, she (fearful of the pain of surgery and recovery, dwells on her dislike of the doctor"s bedside manner and refuses to have the surgery.

See how these archetypal patterns play out in your life by answering some %uestions.


Areas and

&estions for Reflection

!he only way real change can occur in your life is if you are willing to take the time and energy re%uired to make it happen. Spend as much time as you can on each %uestion and write out your genuine responses to the following topics. n order to ensure that you engage the material fully and deeply, write out your responses and be completely honest with yourself. 1esist the temptation to view them impersonally. <. Are you aware of and in touch with your own energy field? /. *escribe a situation or e8perience where you felt an e8change of energetic information with another person. ;. 6sing the #hakra 2odel, match significant emotional e8periences with their energetic counterpart. #an you identify if and how they have physically affected you? >. #an you recall situations where a thought has activated a physiological response within you? 9as your health directly affected? ?. 9hat power symbols are most important in your life? Are you losing energy to them, and if so, how can you change that? B. *o you behave passively toward illness--treating the symptoms and not the underlying cause?


Ta2e Charge of "o&r Relationships

9ould you like to have vibrant, healthy relationships? *o you want to let go of a relationship that no longer supports you? @earn how to maintain relationships that support you, rescript unhealthy relationships and release those that limit your growth. Archetypal patterns often influence our relationships4 learn about the four universal patterns and their effect on your relationships. .inally, work through the powerful e8ercises in the self-e8amination section.

The Challenges of Relationships

$very relationship you forge has the potential to teach you about yourself and your deeply held views. n fact, there"s no better laboratory for self-study than through relationships. 1elationships are such a large part of who we are that their dynamics manifest themselves throughout our being. !he three ma'or energy centers in the body are the second chakra (control,, third chakra (selfesteem, and fourth chakra (emotional power,. 1elationships can introduce you to the parts of yourself that might otherwise remain hidden. As a result, relationships can be %uite painful4 learning about ourselves and facing our own limitations are not things we tend to do with enthusiasm. 9e do not meet and become involved with people as the result of some random process. $ach of us generates patterns of energy that attract particular people into our lives. !ry to view your relationships as &spiritual messengers& bringing to you revelations about your strengths and weaknesses, and providing valuable lessons on your path to consciousness. Your challenge is to form and maintain relationships that support your development, to descript unhealthy relationships, and to release those that limit growth. !his is not about 'udging others4 it"s about honouring the lessons that relationships can teach you--having the courage to respond clearly to their lessons.


1escripting is a conscious effort to change the way you interact in significant relationships. *uring this process you can become truly awake to your own thoughts and behaviors, and the forces within you. Here"s how to start7 .irst, step back and observe your behavioural patterns with as much ob'ectivity as possible, paying particular attention to your body language, the words you use, and the actions you take. Ask yourself, &9hy do behave this way and what"s in it for me, really?& dentify the specific emotional and psychological patterns that are activated within you, and adversely impact certain circumstances and relationships. :e8t, identify the people who bring out these behavioural patterns in you. t should become clear that only specific people bring out these patterns. .inally, with pattern, reason and people identified, change the &script& during future encounters--awareness means nothing unless you put action behind it.

!ake the ne8t step and e8amine the four central archetypal forces play out in your relationships.


Relationships and Archetypes

1elationships clearly access our true motivations and unconscious beliefs. t"s important to learn how the four central archetypal forces reveal themselves in your relationships with others. Archetypes are patterns of behavior and perception. !hey are not simply e8ternal models, but live deeply inside of you affecting your beliefs and attitudes. 6nderstanding archetypes and how you identify with them, will help greatly in your 'ourney to a more conscious life. n e8amining the four central or survival archetypes as they play out in relationships, let"s use the e8ample of how an adult woman interacts with her family and friends7 Child7 !he #hild often prevents you from taking responsibility for your own life, and keeps you e8pecting others to cater to your needs, desires and wishes. She refuses to ante up any amount toward care of elderly parents because her siblings make more money than she does.

/icti07 !he =ictim is the one who blames lack of fulfilment and happiness on other people. 9hen things go wrong or become challenging, it must be the other person"s fault. 9hen her daughter has emotional difficulties in school, she blames her more-popular niece, who attends the same school, for not taking her daughter under her wing.

#rostit&te7 !he 0rostitute goes to any length necessary to attract a particular desired relationship partner or to keep a dysfunctional relationship intact. $ven though she intensely dislikes certain socially prominent neighbours, she continues to act as though they"re best friends in order to remain attached to the social group.

Sa1ote&r7 Saboteurs will destroy relationships rather than dealing with the challenges they present. 1ather than supporting her best friend"s dieting efforts, woman constantly tempts her friend with favourite treats.

See how these archetypal patterns play out in your life by answering some %uestions.


Areas and

&estions for Reflection

!he only way real change can occur in your life is if you are willing to take the time and energy re%uired to make it happen. Spend as much time as you can on each %uestion and write out your genuine responses to the following topics. n order to ensure that you engage the material fully and deeply, write out your responses and be completely honest with yourself. 1esist the temptation to view them impersonally. <. 9hat archetypes play out most prominently in your relationships? Select an archetype, identify the specific person involved and the script you use to play the archetype out. 1escript your pattern and practice the new script in actual life situations. /. dentify your relationships where you e8perience strong negative emotions such as, control, 'ealousy, 'udgment or criticism. 9hat archetypes play out in those relationships? 1escript and practice. ;. *o people want to have relationships with you? Are there relationships in which you feel re'ected? #an you identify why? >. 9hat about you attracts others? 9hat"s the thing that makes others stay away? ?. Are your current relationships - professional, intimate, and friendly assisting you in your own evolution? How? n what ways do they limit you? *o you know when to end a relationship? Have you ever remained in a relationship that you knew should have been ended? 9hy? 9hat were you afraid of?


Ta2e Charge of "o&r Spirit

9hat is your relationship with Spirit? 9ould you like to enhance your current spiritual practice? .ind out what it means to seek spiritual guidance and how to enhance your current practice. *iscover the four stages you will move through as you bring spiritual presence into your life. Archetypal patterns often influence our relationship with Spirit7 learn about the four universal patterns and how they interact with *ivine 3uidance. .inally, work through the powerful e8ercises in the self-e8amination section. &ntention 'itho t action amo nts to nothing( so take charge today)

Di'ine ,&idance
Your current spiritual practice might occur within the framework of an organi+ed religion, or as private individual meditation. 9hatever the structure, taking charge can enhance that practice. -ne way you invoke a spiritual presence into your life is by asking yourself7 &9hy am here?& Another is to ask the *ivine for a new car. :o level of prayer is right or wrong, but e8amining the %uality of your prayer life can bring you to look beyond your own own personal self--toward something more intelligent and powerful. 9hether you refer to the *ivine as 3od, 3reat Spirit, Allah or #hrist, seeking divine guidance means to stop asking for &things& and start asking for what really matters7 trust, patience, faith, endurance, gratitude, acceptance and love. 9hen you step up the plate with the *ivine, be prepared to have your life reordered and false voices taken away. *istractions can be eliminated and you might be left only with the clear voice of divinity. 2ore realistically, when this voice speaks--often in une8pected ways--it can leave you confused and unsure of what you really want. Additionally, it might be months, even years, before you"re aware that the *ivine has spoken to you. !here are four stages you"ll move through as you bring a spiritual presence into your life7 <. /. ;. >. Separation *ark :ight of the Soul @ight Appreciation

9hile the stages often occur se%uentially, they don"t necessarily have to, in fact you might not even recogni+e them until all is said and done. t happens with the big things in life, and with the seemingly insignificant.


Separation 9hen you tell the *ivine that you want false voices--people, situations and influences that distract you from the truth--out of your life, you can e8pect the world as you know it to change. As you move away from the mundane to assuming that you have a mission, you may find yourself separated from false voices, and feeling like a stranger in a strange land. You are beginning to unplug from the human laws of cause and effect7 & f go to school, "ll get a great 'ob4 if find the right partner "ll be happy forever.& As you detach from this level of human order, you are energetically detaching from the world of human reasoning and may longer know who or what to trust. You can e8pect sadness, even depression, as this process unfolds. t"s a necessary element in your progression. Dar2 Night of the So&l A dark night of the soul is when you feel lost, ungrounded and abandoned. 2any people assume, and often mistake, the dark night for depression, or that it emerges into one"s life following an emotional crisis, such as divorce. 5ut a dark night will often enter a person"s life in the midst of their most 'oyous time. t is always profound but not necessarily catastrophic, and it provides an opportunity to hear the voice of guidance. You may begin to meditate, read spiritual material, or become a vegetarian, and now you feel your efforts should be rewarded. 9hen that doesn"t happen, you e8perience the breakdown of your concepts of the *ivine, which always includes the core of your e8pectations of the *ivine. *on"t make the mistake of thinking that the mystical path is the same as a spiritual practice. 2ysticism is an all-consuming relationship with the *ivine. t is essential to understand the need to develop the consciousness to tell the difference between high-voltage guidance and your own personal ambition. @ook closely at the %uality of your prayer life7 Are you e8pecting 3od to solve problems that you should already have solutions to? Are you asking the *ivine to take away the mysteries of your life, rather than trying to learn their lessons? !he 'ourney is not about controlling what you get, but embracing whatever comes. 1eali+e that no matter which cards you are dealt, you"ll be guided to the lessons you need to e8perience. Your 'ob is to master your responses to e8ternal events, not attempt to control them. 4ight !he ne8t stage of your spiritual 'ourney occurs when the light comes back on, or when the darkness begins to dismantle. !his is not necessarily a series of profound visions or a bolt of lightning, but simply a sense of not feeling lost anymore. You have accepted that the goal is not to stop or interfere with movement and change, but to go along with it.


Appreciation !he final stage of the 'ourney -- and the stage to live in -- is appreciation or gratitude. You take life as it is. You no longer need the *ivine to give you what you think you want, but rather you are grateful for what you do have. 3uidance is always there, 'ust not always in the form of your e8pectations. Appreciating life becomes your spiritual practice.

!ake the ne8t step and e8amine the four central archetypal forces play out in your relationships.


Di'ine and Archetypes

!o view how the four central or survival archetypes interact with divine guidance, let"s look at 5ridget, who has recently accepted a 'ob in a remote foreign country, away from all family and friends. Child7 Has complete and utter trust that the *ivine will take care of everything, sometimes to the level of "divine e8cuse" -- refusing to take responsibility because of the childlike idea that the *ivine will always come to the rescue. *ay after day, 5ridget prays for a knock at the door from her new neighbors or a phone call from a co-worker, rather than taking the initiative to make new friends.

/icti07 5lames the *ivine when things don"t turn out as anticipated, or, may fear that a move toward a deeper, more intimate relationship with the *ivine will result in the loss of relationships, power and possession. .orgetting her earlier prayers imploring the *ivine to help her get this new 'ob, 5ridget now complains to the *ivine about her feelings of isolation.

#rostit&te7 $8erts control over another by taking advantage of their need for divine guidance. !he flip side of this is when you attach yourself to another because you think he or she can give you divine guidance. 5ridget spends countless hours online, becoming increasingly dependent on the members of a spiritual chat community for companionship and advice, further distancing herself from human contact.

Sa1ote&r7 Shows you the divine guidance you want to hear, allowing true guidance -- the stuff of tremendous change -- to be ignored. t"s easy to sabotage guidance if you know your life will have to change if you really "hear" it. 5ridget accepts a coworker"s invitation to 'oin him when he volunteers weekly at a homeless shelter. She later backs out after reading an article about a homeless man who attacks an innocent pedestrian and thanks the *ivine for leading her to the article.

See how these archetypal patterns play out in your life by answering some %uestions.


Areas and

&estions for Reflection

!he only way real change can occur in your life is if you are willing to take the time and energy re%uired to make it happen. Spend as much time as you can on each %uestion and write out your genuine responses to the following topics. n order to ensure that you engage the material fully and deeply, write out your responses and be completely honest with yourself. 1esist the temptation to view them impersonally. <. 9hat %uestions do you ask the *ivine? 9hat do you e8pect guidance to sound or look like? *o you ever bargain in prayer by saying things such as, & f you give me this, "ll give you that&? /. *o you use prayer in an attempt to unravel the mysteries in your life? How might you actually embrace these mysteries as part of your path? ;. How does fear determine what you pray for and how you pray? >. How do you define faith? 9hat do you have faith in? ?. *o you have any ulterior motives for being on a spiritual path? *o you view the spiritual path as a means to ridding chaos, challenge, and change from your life? B. 9hat is the most frightening thing the *ivine could tell you or ask you at this moment? 9ould you be able to hear this guidance and act on it?




"o&r Daily #ractice

$ach day is a new beginning. Your task today is to learn the practice of consciously entering your body and your day. 5egin by focusing attention on your entire day from morning to evening. 1eview your plans for today7

!hink about where you need to be and with whom you need to be. *o you feel stressful about this day or do you feel comfortable? *o you feel prepared for today"s events? Are you pro'ecting fears and e8pectations into this day?

"o&r %irst Cha2ra

Allow the truth "All is -ne" to penetrate your body *rop your attention to the root of your spine. .eel yourself magnetically connected to every part of life7 o the fragrance of the earth o the oceans and rivers o the air o your family and friends o the planet dentify your fears for today and pull them into your consciousness. Acknowledge the strength of the energetic circuitry connecting you to all life. =isuali+e that strength replacing your fears for today. Standing tall.

"o&r Second Cha2ra

Allow the truth "Honor -ne Another" to penetrate your body. 2ove your attention gradually up your spine to your lower back, hips and genital area. .eel the fire and vibrant energy of this area. .ocus that energy toward the key areas of this chakra7 o 1elationships7 9ho am going to be with today? o 9ork7 9hat am going to do today? o 2oney7 How do feel about it today? o #reativity7 9hat am going to create today?


"o&r Third Cha2ra

Allow the truth "Honor Yourself" to penetrate your body. 5reathe deeply as you shift your attention to your solar ple8us and abdominal area. .ocus on your self-esteem and how you feel about yourself today7 o Am feeling strong? .rightened? o *o need someone"s approval today? o 9ill need to be courageous? 1emind yourself of your boundaries, dignity, inherent honor, and integrity 2ake a spiritual promise in terms of how you want to live your life today

"o&r %o&rth Cha2ra

Allow the truth "@ove is *ivine 0ower" to penetrate your body. 1aise your attention up to your heart, the center of love. 9elcome the people you"re scheduled to meet today into your meditation7 o 9here you feel love for them, send more, boundless love. o .or those you feel challenged to love, say the prayer, &@et me learn more about how to love them today.& !hink about whom you need to forgive today4 release the rage, bitterness or hurt feelings from your heart. !ell yourself &.orgiveness is not easy, but today ask for one more step toward that goal.& 1elease the prayer that you want to look at today through your heart and not through your fears4 that you want to feel gratitude for events that do or don"t happen as they should. Aeep your attention on the right way to walk into this day, with a heart full of love.

"o&r %ifth Cha2ra

Allow the truth "Surrender 0ersonal 9ill to *ivine 9ill" to penetrate your body. 2ove your attention to your throat area. *efine your needs and desires for today and let go of doing the same for others. 2ake the choice to love this day instead of fearing it. $nvision choices that result in positive attitudes, memories, and feelings about yourself. =ow to e8press yourself honestly.


"o&r Si7th Cha2ra

Allow "Seek -nly !ruth" to penetrate your body .ocus your attention upwards to your mind - the world behind your eyes. 3o beyond the limits of the rational mind and accept the *ivine"s 0lan for you. 0repare your mind to enter the day feeling good and not generating illusions, false truths or fears. .or today, release old grudges, beliefs, attitudes and patterns that no longer serve you. 1emember that everything in your life is there for a reason and to teach you truth.

"o&r Se'enth Cha2ra

Allow the truth "@ive in the 0resent 2oment" to penetrate your body. 0ull your attention up and out, and hold the idea "live in present time." @et go of the past and do not anticipate the future. *uring the day, practice the discipline of telling yourself, &!his is all have. !his is all there is to my life right now.&

In'o2e this prayer( am committed to feeling a bond with each person meet, to respecting my own integrity and honour, to living within the energy of love and compassion and returning to that energy when don"t feel it, to making wise and blessed choices with my will, to maintaining perceptions of wisdom and non-'udgment, to release the need to know why things happen as they do, and not to pro'ect e8pectations over how want this day to be and how want others to be. And finally, my last prayer, "to trust the *ivine". And with that bless my day with gratitude and love.


As you prepare to enter sleep, review how you used your energy during the day, how you invested your spirit, what you learned about the investments you should or shouldn"t have made. 1eview the events of today7 !hink about how you feel about yourself and your life now that the day is over. Ask yourself, &How do open myself to receive guidance as sleep?& "o&r Se'enth Cha2ra .ocus your attention on the crown of your head where your energy connects most directly to spiritual guidance. 1eturn to the truth that there is a divine reason for every single e8perience in your life. 1eflect on the million things that happened to you today and be appreciative of them all. 1emember that everything is a divine design for our learning and for our blessing.

"o&r Si7th Cha2ra .ocus your attention on your mind. Ask yourself, &*id invest my energy today in any negative attitudes, beliefs or perceptions?& f so, identify them, take a deep breath, call that energy back and release it with the thought & don"t need this negativity.& 1eview any and all 'udgments you made about yourself or others, take a very deep breath and release them. @ook at the positive things you invested in today and be grateful 1epeat the prayer, & release the desire to know why things happen as they do and the need to have my e8pectations met.&

"o&r %ifth Cha2ra 2ove your attention to your center of will and choices, your throat area. *id you make choices that enhanced your life today? f so, bless those choices, take a deep breath and decide to put your energy into more of them. 9hat choices drained your energy? 1eview them, call your spirit back and tell it that you disempower those choices and release them. Ask yourself &*id speak with honesty and integrity?& f not, call your spirit back and release those words. !ake a deep breath and direct your will toward blessing the whole of your own life and all the people who are in your life. <<<

.inally, say the prayer, & release my will to divine guidance.& "o&r %o&rth Cha2ra !ake a deep breath to the center of your emotions, your heart. 1eview all of your emotions4 are you angry? hurt? sad? 1elease all the negative feelings so you don"t take them into your sleep with you. 2ove into and feel the energies of love, compassion, appreciation of other people, and love of this life. $nvision those energies as rose petals and walk through your entire day with the image that you are leaving those petals at every place you have walked. #oncentrate now on attitudes and feelings about love, on your need to be loved, and on people you love dearly. Ask your spirit to enter only into loving thoughts through the night. How have you done with forgiveness today? 0lace each person you need to forgive in front of you and to each say, &!his is what need to forgive you for and am working at doing that&. :ow flip the coin and ask forgiveness of those you have harmed. 0icture leaving the rose petals with the prayer & want to be at peace with you&. Say the prayer, &!each me more about the divine power of love as sleep&.

"o&r Third Cha2ra 2ove your attention to the center of self, your solar ple8us. Ask yourself, &*id take care of my physical body today? *id maintain the attitudes and belief patterns that best suit me?& !ake a deep breath, stretch out and feel the entire strength and health of your body. dentify any areas of weakness and loss of power. #all your spirit back. *id you live up to your honor code or do you have to remind yourself to live it better tomorrow? 9ere you 'udgmental or critical of yourself or others today or did you e8tend kindness and compassion? 0ray &3ive me guidance on who am and what my task is in this life4 why am with the people am and how to best serve that role&.


"o&r Second Cha2ra *irect your thoughts to your spine, lower back, hips and genital area. *o you have any negativity that you"re carrying in regards to your relationships? .inances? )ob? #reative ventures? .eel all those fears, go into them and ask yourself, &9hy am so afraid of change?& 1elease those fears with a prayer of trust to the *ivine7 &2ove into my life. #hange what you need because am here for service. may fear the changes but trust the changes.& :ow focus on the positive side of relationships, finances and creativity. #elebrate all the people whom you love and en'oy, the blessings you have and the ideas you have brought forth into the world. #onclude with this prayer7 & offer myself as a gift-giver4 let me use the gifts given me by the *ivine to serve and honor others.&

"o&r %irst Cha2ra .ocus on the base of your spine, your connection to 3aia, force of nature. 0lace your body in a rela8ed position and re%uest 3aia, &9atch my body and give me guidance as seek to resolve the issues "ve put forth&. !ake a deep breath and imagine your spirit beginning to lift and leave your body. .eel yourself unhooking as your energy begins to move through all your chakras, out the top of your head. Stand over your body watching it sleep and then allow your spirit to let go, with the blessing, & "ll see you in the morning&.



Sacred Contracts
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