INNOCENT, ORPHAN, MARTYR, WANDERER, WARRIOR, MAGICIAN.This book spends 80% of the time explaining 6 heroic archetypes that we all live by and the journey we must all take to complete the cycle. The last 20% of the book has a quiz to identify the archetypes roles in your current life and lists exercises on how to maximize your potential through each role. The two issues I have with this book are that it's descriptions of the archetypes seem to ramble on and on;I've said it before, why say in 500 pages what you can say in 100 pages. Secondly, unbeknownst to be the book has a strong feminine bent. I have no problem with that per say, but I may have gleaned more information if I was a female. If it wasn't for these issues, it definitely would have been a 4 star book.
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The Classic Guide, Updated for Our Contemporary World
A modern classic of Jungian psychology, The Hero Within has helped hundreds of thousands of people enrich their lives by revealing how to tap the power of the archetypes that exist within. Drawing from literature, anthropology, and psychology, author Carol S. Pearson clearly defines six heroic archetypes--the Innocent, the Orphan, the Wanderer, the Warrior, the Altruist, and the Magician--and shows how we can use these powerful guides to discover our own hidden gifts, solve difficult problems, and transform our lives with rich sources of inner strength.
This book will speak deeply to the evolving hero in all of us and reverberate through every part of our lives. With poignant wisdom and prolific examples, it gives us enduring tools to help us develop our own innate heroic gifts--the Orphan's resilience, the Wanderer's independence, the Warrior's courage, the Altruist's compassion, the Innocent's faith, and the Magician's abiding power.A popular guide to understanding ourselves and our collective heroic journeys--explores female and male journey patterns together to discern ways they are the same and ways they differ.
Harper Perennial Modern Thought
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Carol S Pearson
Hero Within - Rev. & Expanded Ed.: Six Archetypes We Live by
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9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
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