Comparing & Contrasting the Survivor Archetypes
Aired Thursday, September 17th at 6:30pm MDT
In this recording of a live, online class we compare and contrast the four survivor archetypes: Child, Prostitute, Victim and Saboteur. The survivor archetypes are identified by Caroline Myss in her work on Sacred Contracts. Each of us embodies the four essential survivor archetypes from birth to death. They are the foundation of what it means to be human.
The survivor archetypes can be tough to embrace because we may identify them first and foremost by their shadow. We have worked in the other four online classes on each individual survivor to understand that each survivor archetype has a light aspect and brings great gifts and power into our lives. We’ve explored how to exercise these gifts and come out of the shadow. Now it is time to learn how to work with all four in concert.
So many times I hear people using the survivor archetypes interchangeably. The survivor archetypes are so ingrained in our experience that it is hard to recognize which one of them has a hold on us at any given moment and they often very easily get mixed together. People often use the language of the victim when being controlled by the saboteur, and the rationale of the saboteur when working in the prostitute. It is very confusing.
I have developed a way to language each of the four survivor archetypes very carefully so that we can be especially clear which one we are dealing with. I make obvious distinctions between self-esteem, self-empowerment and self-worth to help us pry apart which archetype is which. Once we have a chance to establish distinct boundaries in a number of ways between each survivor archetype, we can then recombine them and see how they work together.
In this 90-minute online class, we:
- Review each of the four survivor archetypes
- Distinguish very clearly between each of the four survivor archetypes
- Give you comparison charts and a list of important keywords
- Offer case studies to help you learn how to pull out important key words
- Discuss ways in which the survivor archetypes work in concert
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What are Archetypes?
Archetypes are universal patterns of power that coordinate how we think and feel. All we have to do is say “angel” or “hermit” and instantly others know what kind of person we are talking about. This is indicative of the amount of power that each archetype contains.
The Greek origin of the word “archetype” comes from the words archē meaning “beginning or original” and typos meaning “pattern, model or type”. Thus an archetype is the original or first pattern from which all others are made of.
CANCELLATIONS: Due to the nature of this offering, there are no cancellations for the online classes.
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