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In Memory: Gretchen the Shamanic Cat

It has taken me days to get to a space where I can share some very, very sad news. We laid our beloved black cat Gretchen to rest recently at the ripe old age of 18. Many of you know her as the black kitty I found under the trailer at a wildlife rescue I worked at because you’ve read my memoir Gracious Wild. She’s Always Been There Even though few people have had the benefit of meeting her in…

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Archetypes List

Archetypes List This selection of over 350 archetypes includes major archetypes (in bold font) and the sub-archetypes that are similar to them. If you have additional archetypes you’d like to be considered for this list please list them in the comments below. If you have questions about archetypes on the list or how they are categorized, also please post your questions below. This archetypes list is a work in progress and there are no hard and fast rules here. The…

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Archetypes: LIBERATOR

The Liberator Archetype There are countless stories of the liberator archetype throughout history. Look for the prominent revolutionaries turned world leaders that set an entire population free from oppression. Primary models of the liberator archetype are Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, and Ghandi. Hundreds of years ago in the United States, numerous liberators were at work freeing African Americans from slavery, President Lincoln being one of the most well known among them. More recently, Martin Luther King Jr. marched for freedom from the…

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Archetypes: SLAVE

The Slave Archetype The slave archetype is almost always seen in the shadow. We understand what it means to be utterly under the control of someone else. This control can be so absolute that a person in the clutches of the shadow slave loses her identity altogether. She has no concept of free will. The slave in the shadow can appear soulless, to have lost all sense of value. A commodity to be passed around and used up, this person…

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Spirit Animals: LION SYMBOLISM

Lion Symbolism The king of the jungle, lion symbolism represents royalty and supreme authority. Most people think that having lion as a spirit animal means they get to be the king or queen and boss other people around, but ultimately this is about ruling your emotions and actions. Forget needing to be in charge of the world. Be in charge of yourself. Having the true heart of a lion is being the master over yourself, acting from your values, and…

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Archetypes: EXPLORER & PIONEER

The Explorer Archetype The explorer archetype is an adventurer who is excited to be in new places and see new things. The person with this archetype is the one who climbs the mountain simply because it is there. He wants to go see it, check it out, and experience it. He’s up for whatever. The explorer is willing to try new things and take risks. There is always a new horizon. The person in the full expression of the explorer archetype…

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Archetypes: NETWORKER

The Networker Archetype Meet the one who conceives connections and fosters communication. The networker archetype works the web upon which society and life itself depends. A social media junkie in the shadow, the ultimate expression of the networker archetype is divine. Her ability to conduct like an orchestra the interrelatedness of all things is a gift to us all. Extroversion vs. Introversion The stereotype of the networker depicts her as the social butterfly at the cocktail party. She is the…

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Archetypes: MAGICIAN

The Magician Archetype The magician archetype is expressed in the wizard, witch, sorcerer, alchemist, and spell-caster. The magician is the carrier of secret knowledge. He is initiated specifically to contain, channel and direct power. He knows the mystical laws and possesses mastery over nature. The magician and wizard are geniuses of negotiating power. Any true specialist in a field may be drawing on the power of the magician. Examples are doctors, therapists, stockbrokers, lawyers, and healers. Magicians are all around us…

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Archetypes: KING & QUEEN

The Queen and King Archetype Both rulers of the kingdom and royal court, the queen and king archetype are two sides of the same coin. On the surface, they simply play different gender roles. However, the expectations and inclinations of the genders are varied enough that we see completely distinct patterns of behavior and disparate mythologies arise out of each archetype. Before delving into the distinctive details, let’s first consider the commonalities. The king and queen archetypes are first and…

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How to: Casting Your Sacred Contracts Chart of Origin

What is a Chart of Origin? The Chart of Origin is a wheel that contains the twelve archetypes that make up your Sacred Contract for this lifetime. It was invented by New York Times best-selling author Caroline Myss. Stacey Couch is an Archetypal Consultant certified through Caroline Myss’s education institute. Stacey works as mentor for students in Caroline Myss’ Sacred Contracts Online school. With the Chart of Origin you have a chance to know much more about what motivates you as well…

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