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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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king archetype

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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Spirit Animals: CROW SYMBOLISM

Crow Symbolism Just as crows proliferate in the company of humans, so too do stories of crow symbolism. Associations with crow spirit animal can vary from mischief to benevolence, from creation to death. Crow is the carrier of light and the embodiment of darkness. Crow is known worldwide and nearly every culture has myths about him. The symbology of crow is vast and contradictory and there is a lot of information out there about crow symbolism. Rather than go into a…

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mediator archetype

Archetypes: MEDIATOR

The Mediator Archetype Known as the go-between, the peacemaker, the middleman, the negotiator, the ambassador, the diplomat, the moderator and the liaison, the mediator archetype plays a powerful role in families, communities, businesses and nations. This level-headed force saves humanity from more disharmony, violence and war than we can imagine. The mediator archetype is part of the glue that holds society together. The Need for Harmony By definition someone who has the mediator archetype is “a person who attempts to make people involved…

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addict archetype

Archetypes: THE ADDICT

Addict Archetype We all have at least a little bit of the addict archetype in us. Sometimes it features more prominently than we’d like. We all have cravings, we all go overboard, and we all struggle to learn discipline. The shadow of the addict archetype shows up to help us numb depression, self-loathing, overwhelm, shame and other unfavorable emotions. When we feel an intense desire for control we do exactly the opposite, lose it. The most obvious addictions are to…

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hermit archetype

Archetypes: HERMIT

The Hermit Archetype First and foremost, you must know that not every introvert has the hermit archetype.  According to Susan Cain in her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, one-third to one-half of all people are introverts. If being an introvert meant having the hermit archetype, then one out of every two or three people you know would classify as a hermit. There are different percentages of introversion depending on which personality test you…

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sage archetype

Archetypes: SAGE, CRONE & GUIDE

Archetypes of Wisdom The sage archetype, crone archetype and guide archetype are variations on the theme of the wisdom. They are the wisdom archetype embodied in human form. Wisdom is defined as “the soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge, and good judgment.” People carrying a wisdom archetype are sensible, shrewd, and down-to-earth. Within the wisdom archetypes there is a balance between the left-brain rational capacity and the right-brain intuitive talent. In other words, these…

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wounded healer archetype

Archetypes: HEALER and WOUNDED HEALER

The Healer Archetype The healer archetype and the wounded healer archetype are extremely popular these days. It is really astounding how many people feel called to and covet these patterns of power. The upside is that there are more helpers out there healing humans, animals and the planet – maybe more than ever before. On the other hand, the popularity highlights the gifts, talents and light of the healer archetype while denying the possible destructive nature. The light aspect of the healer…

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How to: Winter Solstice Celebrations

Winter Solstice Celebrations The Winter Solstice celebrations happen every year on the 21st or 22nd of December for those of us in the northern hemisphere. If you are in the southern hemisphere, this same date is your Summer Solstice. (Read about creating a summer solstice ceremony.) The Winter Solstice is the day with the least daylight of all other days of the year. The sun is at its lowest point in the southern sky. The rays of the sun are the faintest and…

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