Archetypal Guide:
Unlock the Soul's Code

What are Archetypes and why use it for Personal-development?

What are Archetypes? You absolutely know you have a certain way about you. You have a certain way of speaking, acting, feeling and behaving.  You may have even at one time sang to Lady Gaga’s, “baby, I was born this way”!  Archetypes gives you the image or name of your pattern of behaviors and emotions.  For example:

  • nurturing, protecting, guiding and prone to be over-bearing, hovering – The Mother/Father
  • disruptive, reactionary, angry has potential to be an age of change for a cause,  ensuring liberty and just for all -The Rebel
  • motivated to bring wellness and balance to the body, mind, and spirit but prone to hubris, greed, “I know best” – The healer

If you identify as being a mother, rebel or healer, you are using archetypes. This website lists Archetypal patterns for your reference as you reflect on your Soul Journey.  

Usefulness:  The goal is to offer you an understanding of archetypal patterns activated inside of you.  Archetypes are neutral energetic patterns offering you wisdom of its light and shadow tendencies.  Each archetype are containers of the best or worst version you can be. When you learn the wisdom of these patterns, you understand more about yourself and others. 

Archetypes offer you a point of view. When faced with a problem, you can refer to archetypal patterns to see if there’s a different way of looking through your situation that will lead to the answers.  The archetypes listed here are through the work of Caroline Myss, Sacred Contract.   She has identified 72 archetypes and offers a brief discription in her website:  Unlock the Soul’s Code is a relatively a new site and I will be adding my reflections on Archetypal patterns every month.  

Remy Nirschl is certified Archetypal Consultant through CMED (Caroline Myss’s Online Education).   Learn more about working with Remy Nirschl.

Survival Archetypes

Caroline Myss’s book, Sacred Contract, identifies four survival archetypes embedded in every person: The Child, the Victim, the Prostitute, and the Saboteur. These archetypal respondents swoosh in when your sense of security is threatened (real or imagined).  Each address specific challenges that will have you confront your
self-esteem and worth.  

Survivors: Wizard of Oz
Victim Archetype
The Victim
Child Archetype
The Child
Prostitute Archetype
The Prostitute
The Saboteur

More Archetypal Patterns

Artist-Creator Archetype
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