What is Archetypist.com?  I created this site in 2009 as a resource for those looking for more information on personal archetypes.  It has since spawned a podcast that uses the mythological story of the major arcana of the Tarot as an important analog of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey that includes more feminine archetypal characters and situations.  In the Blog section below will find essays and articles by myself as well as artists and practitioners using archetypal patterns for positive change in individual lives and communities.   Stay in touch by signing up for email updates or connecting through social media.

Julienne Givot, Archetypal Consultant

About Julienne

I have a deep appreciation of beauty, curiosity and a desire to improve the world in which I live.   I’m a lifelong artist (there’s an archetype) as well as entrepreneur (another one!).  My career has always involved technology & communications.  I’m a veteran of several tech booms in the SF Bay Area and when I left the corporate world in 2009 I took with me the appreciation of what it’s like to strive for balance in a competitive world where life and work frequently diverged into two different directions.  My work in archetypes as well as other methodologies help me bring new ideas to the world via this website and podcast. I have always been interested in people and the why’s and how’s of what we make of our lives as we live them.  My deep curiosity has lead me to many fascinating places on this planet as well as the study of  philosophy, psychology, linguistics, cultural anthropology, mythology and martial arts. When you have had the honor of learning with many great teachers and noble friends along the way as I have you can’t help but want to share what you have learned with others.  Some of the esteemed teachers that I have had the privilege to learn from are Caroline Myss, Ken Wilber, Jim Curtan, Jean Houston, Richard Tarnas, Mario Martinez, Tim Freke, and David Whyte. I am affiliated with the Center for Applications of Psychological Type, The Integral Institute, TEDxSF and of course the CMED Institute from which I am a graduate. I am available as a contributing author,  speaker, group leader and wedding officiant. Please do feel free to contact me with any questions. jg@archetypist.com I will begin offering one on one sessions again later in the year.

Julienne’s other ventures:

Rev Julienne

Wedding Officiant, Maui, Hawaii & Beyond

Both/And Media

Web Design, Media Production, Audio Books, Social Media & Graphic Design


Painting, Photography, Multimedia & Design

Archetypal Tarot Podcast

An open-hearted, provocative exploration of psychology, spirituality, philosophy & life using the archetypes of the Tarot.

If you are seeking archetypal guidance, I highly recommend the following colleagues and fellow CMED graduates:

Jim Curtan – Archetypal Counselor and Spiritual Director  (and one of my Mentors) Desiree Watson – Archetypal Consultant and Coach Shawn Nygaard – Archetypal Consultant and Astrologer


Practitioners & creatives using archetypal patterns for positive change in individual lives and communities. You will find articles and resources by them on the blog.

Jim Curtan

Jim Curtan

Archetypal Counselor & Spiritual Director

Jim Curtan is a motivational speaker, spiritual director, retreat leader. He has taught extensively with New York Times best-selling author Caroline Myss and has been a faculty member of the CMED Institute since its inception in 2003. He has taught at the Omega Institute, The London Centre for Spirituality, The Crossings & The Learning Annex. He has lectured and led workshops throughout the United States, in Canada, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Indonesia.   In his prior career as a talent manager, Jim advised such prominent actors as John Malkovich, John Travolta & Patrick Swayze, Geena Davis.

He has combined his love of movies with his passion for archetypes and produced a number of audio courses on archetypes & film.

Find out more on his website: https://jimcurtan.com/

Barb Kurkas Lee

Barb Kurkas Lee

RN, MSN, IAC, CNM (ret) , Clinical Aromatherapist & Archetype Consultant

Barb is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, graduating from the Integrative Aromatherapy® Certificate Program for Health Professionals. She is certified in Essential Oil Safety by The Tisserand Institute.

She is a Certified Archetype Consultant, having completed studies at the CMED Institute.

Barb’s passion is to integrate the ancient medicine of essential oils, sacred contracts, archetypes, and self care with modern medicine to help clients understand the vital connection between mind, body, and spirit. Her hope is for clients to participate in their own care, and achieve balanced health through this integrative model. Her ultimate goal is for clients to bring sacredness into their daily choices and utilize traditional and non-traditional methods to achieve a peaceful, healthy lifestyle.

Learn more about Barb on her website: https://barbkl.com/meet-barb/