Category Archives: Archetypes

Hurt: The Orphan/Wounded Child Archetype

Everyone I know goes away in the end.  – “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails/Johnny Cash

Compared to people who have had severely traumatic childhoods such as having been orphaned, or having experienced physical/sexual abuse, my childhood was a walk in the park. Although my parents stayed together and I was never truly physically harmed (except for some school bullying), the psychological challenges I faced were filled with enough loneliness, alienation, and abandonment that forced me to understand early in life that this was a mean, cruel world. Continue reading

Caroline Myss’ Archetypes

Caroline Myss’ Archetype Cards

According to renowned medical intuitive and lecturer Caroline Myss (pronounced like “mace”), we all work with a support system of a unique combination of twelve archetypes (out of several more) that form the foundation of our personalities, drives, feelings, beliefs, motivations, and actions. They’re there to assist you in fulfilling your life’s true purpose, or as she puts it, your “Sacred Contract,” which is the agreement you made with the heavens before you took form into this existence. Each of the archetypes’ characteristics have both “light” attributes and “shadow” attributes. The light attributes are the more positive aspects of the archetype, while the shadow attributes are the aspects of you from which you should be aware of and learn. Continue reading