In “Sacred Contracts”, I provide an extensive series of questions to help you determine which archetypes are part of your intimate support group. Here I’ll provide. Please read through the entire list, looking at all the archetypes in parentheses, before assuming that the one you’re looking for isn’t here. Naturally, it’s. (by Caroline Myss) My new book, Archetypes: Who Are You?, explores the intriguing subject of these universal patterns of consciousness.

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Myss has made a reasonable argument that the pattern of behavior associated with “fashionistas” is predictable and prevalent enough that I’m willing to go with it.

Whether you are just discovering archetypes or looking for a fresh perspective – Myss provides great insight. In each chapter, she explains one individual archetype, showing how it has evolved and then in fascinating detail lays out the unique characteristics, the defining graces, the life challenges, and other information to help you understand if you are part of this archetype family and if so, how you can fully tap into its power.

I didn’t care too much for this book. We are born knowing the truth, and as a Christian, I now believe ard truth is Jesus.

As a Christian, I had a different interpretation to some of the material presented.

Feb 28, Fack You rated it it was ok Shelves: I wish this was written by someone with a bigger picture in mind. Norman Shealy, an M. For what reason was I born?

Archetypes are universal patterns of behavior that, once discovered, help you better understand yourself and your place in the world. So are you a Rebel? Actors are often cast in terms of archetype. She has since appeared on the The Oprah Winfrey Show numerous times. Jung saw archetypes as the quintessential navigational tool of the psyche, providing a gateway between the conscious mind and the unconscious that could help us in becoming integrated human beings She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana inand started her career in journalism in Chicago.


The Audible version is a live presentation in which she discusses her book of the same name, so I have not yet read this book. I’d recommend this to anyone who has an interest in archetypes or identity seeking. I received an eARC of this book from netgalley. We do not fit into archetypes, rather, we choose archetypes. She holds a good standard to reach toward, without smacking down a judgment.

Archetypes: Who Are You? by Caroline Myss

My fav author this year!!! This book seems to exist primarily as a lead-in to yet another social networking site — as if the world really needs another one of those — base Anyone looking for Archetypes to serve up a scoop of Jung or Greek mythos is going to be sorely disappointed. Also it seems like an Advertisement for their website. She claimed that the purpose of the book was to answer the ultimate questions we all ask ourselves: I’ve always loved and understood archetypes, so I enjoyed the personal application of them to my life and personality.

It is a good general understanding, but the archetypes listed seemed a bit arre. Awakening Your Divine Potential dealt with the issue of finding “Life Purpose,” while describing Sacred Contracts as “a set of assignments that our soul had formed around before incarnation”.


Yet one meaning of myth is a commonly held yet false belief.

Passageway to Transformation,” infollowed by “The Creation of Health: That being said, however Open Preview See a Problem? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The author seems to have some misguided ideas about Christianity, illustrated in this quote: It’s not particularly enlightening, but might be useful to someone who has never read Myss’ earlier works or just wants a aee fast overview of traits, strengths, weaknesses and shadow side of a handful of modern types. I think that the writing style was very accessible and objective, however, I did miss the author’s personality a little.

Archetypes: Who Are You?

Deriving from her practice as a medical intuitive, she started writing books, in the cagoline of energy medicine, and healing, all of which became New York Times Best Sellers. Well, for me, the book failed on both counts.

This book looks at how archetypes have contributed to that self-discovery quest: This was too shallow for my taste. Although self-discovery is an infinite and ongoing process, many systems and approaches have been created to help us define and understand just who the heck we are.

But it may be good for some people who are just starting the journey. Anything that repeats is a clue to what archetypes are operating in your life.

Overall, Archetypes was well-written and thought-provoking but ultimately unsatisfying.