Articles about the Core Archetypes

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Dating Survival Guides Part 4: Check Yo Self

Ever get super annoyed about a date's habit of eating loudly, or feel uncomfortable because they have a super hot ex?  It can be oh so easy to extrapolate small things into relationship-stopping catastrophes even when other aspects of the situation are great.  When...

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The Sun – At Play With The Child

 Subscribe in iTunes Here Comes the Sun! After the dark debacle of the stage represented by the Moon card, the nineteenth card of the Major Arcana shares its rays of light on the Archetypal Tarot Podcast.  Inside the protective walls of a golden kingdom, two children...

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Dating Survival Guides Part 3: Safety vs. Strength

If dating seems like an ordeal, you are not alone.  I've heard many versions of  "I'm not dating because it sucks"  from all sorts of people; gay, straight, men and women of all ages.  I've expressed that sentiment myself more than a few times, but I also know that it...

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Dating Survival Guides Part 2: You Are Enough

They say to always lead with your strength. I'm going to lead with one of my weaknesses - sometimes I feel like I'm not enough. Not smart enough, pretty enough, rich enough, thin enough etc. Basically, take any positive quality and put 'not' in front and 'enough'...

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Victim-Victorious

Let's consider for a moment that we all have a container in our psyche that holds the entire history of our being wounded: betrayal, abandonment, shame - the whole painful enchilada.  This same container also holds the story of our healing: past, present and future....

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Three Archetypes of Awesome

Little things can mean a lot. Let's say you're having a crappy day and you're at the store when the cashier pulls out a coupon that saves you a dollar. This gives you a boost and you walk out the door in a better mood.  Maybe you don't honk at the numbskull ahead of...

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Part of us is grouchy and lives in Florida

Understanding archetypes goes much deeper than a chat about a movie and beyond the confines of a psychology textbook.  An archetype is not just a pattern "out there" in theory but it is a recurring set of experiences that unfold through the course of a human life....

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Summertime and the Child Archetype

It's summertime here in the northern hemisphere and it seems our Child archetypes are clamoring to go out and play.  I remember as a child, summer was about being outside and hanging out doing whatever we fancied at the time.   For most of us, childhood was the only...

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Prostitute Finds Faith in You

The term Prostitute doesn't typically come up in polite conversation. It does however in popular culture, usually  in it's slang form, "ho". In fact "ho" is used quite liberally and casually in music, movies and by kids talking on the bus. So what is all this "Ho"...

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Survival Archetypes and “The Wizard of Oz”

The film "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" provides a prime example of the hero's journey of each of the four core (or survival) archetypes: the Child, the Victim, the Prostitute, and the Saboteur.   This film is an archetypal treasure trove, but for brevity's sake I will...

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The Child Archetype

Simply said, we all have had a childhood and a part of us remains a child throughout our lives.  Eight or Eighty we are all still capable of playing wild and free, throwing tantrums, hiding from grown-ups (authority), believing that anything can happen or just being...

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