Archetypes: Who Are You? Hardcover – 8 Jan 2013
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About the Author
Caroline Myss has been in the field of energy medicine and human consciousness for over 20 years. Since 1982, she has worked as a medical intuitive, providing individuals with an evaluation of the health of their energetic anatomy system. She specializes in assisting people in understanding the emotional, psychological, and physical reasons why their bodies have developed an illness. Her New York Times bestsellers include Anatomy of the Spirit, Why People Don't Heal and How They Can, Sacred Contracts, and Entering the Castle. Listen to Caroline every week on Hay House Radio.com®.
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Her new book "Archetypes: Who Are You?" offers a new and powerful piece to the puzzle of "Who am I? What is my purpose? And How can I be more fulfilled?" She says they are not ordinary questions. They are cries from the depth of our being, calling us to discover our true self.
Myss shows how we are far more than our personality, habits and achievements and explains how discovering and understanding our archetypes or universal patterns of behavior can help us better understand ourselves and others and our place in the world.
She says there are ten primary archetypes: the Caregiver, the Artist/Creative, the Fashionista, the Intellectual, the Rebel, the Queen/Executive, the Advocate, the Visionary, the Athlete, and the Spiritual Seeker.
Knowing our archetypes gives us the knowledge to make more conscious decisions about our relationships and careers and helps us avoid the pitfalls, play up the strengths and become more authentic. She also explains each individual archetype, shows how it evolved, its unique characteristics, defining graces, life challenges, family parts and how to tap into its power. The tips and practical advice on how to fully engage with our archetypes are helpful.
This book shows how each archetype contains a life lesson, a unique challenge, a defining grace, an inner shadow and myth or signature story.
Myss says we are infinitely complex human beings with stories, myths and dreams. Her book shows how we can use the energy of our archetype to express the true reason we were born.
However, this book stands on its own and helped me understand why I am always driving change in every job that I do. The website mentioned in the book is very complimentary to this book and I recommend a visit.
Quick read and good introduction to the subject for beginners (and advanced ones). It has good parts i.e. the overview and summary of each archetype as well as the checklist are quite good. The book is well structured. Or if you want the gist of the wisdom from this book read popular highlights which are quite spot on. Pop 'psychology' and typology. FINAL THOUGHTS: "Knowledge comes from discerning thought, from sober reflection of facts, history, and wisdom of the ages." There is knowledge (48 matches) and wisdom (49 matches) in this book (although there are different domains and wisdom is more sexy and desirable than knowledge). Now you know what a predominate archetype I am:)
How do you become wise though? Lao Tzu (in Tao Te Ching) offers a good tip: "If you want to become knowledgable - learn one thing a day. If you want to become wise - unlearn one thing a day." That is a true wisdom. Reading this book you can learn both.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
She went on and on and on and didn't get to the point of the CD found it boringPublished 9 months ago by activebryantsystems
Excellent insight into our mystic self. I recognised myself instantlyPublished 17 months ago by dee gabriel
Excellent book for beginners and people who have a rudimentary knowledge or Archetypes. I was hoping for a little more detail on how we can pinpoint what our Archetypes are -... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Lee Lomas
Found this a very powerful book. The archetypes provide a really useful framework to understand oneself and others. Read morePublished on 31 July 2014 by Lonnie
It's a more straightforward book than Sacred Contracts, with checklists for what archetype you are. It's easier to see whether you are a particular archetype or whether it's... Read morePublished on 23 Nov. 2013 by Jesamine
Expected more from this book. I haven't learnt anything new from it as I have from past books by this author.Published on 30 Jun. 2013 by Jenny 23
This book contains nothing that isn't obvious to anyone with any self awareness. I was so dissapointed as I've loved her books in the past. Miguiel Ruiz is a much better buyPublished on 22 Jun. 2013 by blacky
Great book, she writes well and brings reasons why we need to understand the power of Archetypes in our lives alivePublished on 9 Jun. 2013 by Mrs Deirdre Logan