‘Archetypes why you do what you do’ is a reference book containing a description of ninety-eight individual archetypes. Archetypes are personality traits that define who we are and determine our every thought, word and deed.
Are you interested in a better knowledge and understanding of who you are? Who are you? Are you a Healer, a Martyr, a Knight, a Witch, a Rescuer, a Priestess, a Joker, a Philosopher, a Seeker or a Goddess? These are all Archetypes.
Why do you act the way you do? For example, are you the bossy, frustrated, controlling Queen or are you the benevolent, caring Queen? The answers lie within your archetypes.
We all have archetypes. They are universal. Each Archetype has both negative and positive energies and patterns of behaviours. They give you an understanding of yourself, your family, your friends and every individual who enters your life. They are a fantastic tool for both understanding and self-empowerment.
‘Archetypes why you do what you do’ gives you a plan. The plan assists you to identify your archetypes and the archetypes of the people who surround you. This book also shows you how to initiate change in the key aspects of your life. Identifying our archetypes gives us knowledge, understanding, guidance, purpose and power.
‘Archetypes why you do what you do’ has four sections.
The first section defines archetypes. The book talks about archetypes as universal energy patterns. It discusses the interplay of positive and negative energies or patterns of behaviour and how any one individual can vacillate between the two energies. It discusses the method for creating balance in our lives. Balance is created by using positive archetypal energy and by employing all of our personal archetypes. The Addict, who is drug dependent, a problem gambler, an alcoholic, not in control of their spending or eating habits provide examples of an individual out of balance. They are using the negative energy of that archetype. The Companion who supports their partner with loyalty and enthusiasm while also establishing their own life is the individual who is using the positive energy of that archetype. They are in balance.
The second section of the book assists you to determine your main personal archetypes. This is done in the form of a questionnaire. There are 40 questions. If the reader answers “yes” to the question, there is a list of possible archetypes. If the answer is “no” then the reader will not have any of the listed archetypes as their personal archetypes. Below are a couple of examples:
1. Do you play sport or exercise regularly? Are you into team sports or extreme adventures?
ATHLETE * ADVENTURER * DISCIPLE * NATURE CHILD * WARRIOR
8. Are you into wine and fancy restaurants?
HEDONIST * DILETTANTE * LOVER * NARCISSIST * ENTREPRENEUR * DIVA
37. Are you a conduit for learning and education?
TEACHER * MENTOR * FACILITATOR * GUIDE * SHAMAN * WITCH * PRIETESS * WISE WOMAN * PROPHET
The third section of the book deals with each of the 98 archetypes. They are listed in alphabetical order. The archetype is described in detail. Below is the beginning discussion on the Judge archetype.
The Judge archetype is found in people from various walks of life. It goes without saying that the individuals who sit as judges from the High Court down to the local court will have this archetype. However, you will also find the Judge archetype in teachers, business people, police, politicians and diplomats. Many of these individuals have a strong Judge archetype and are required to use it strenuously at all times. We all remember the teachers at school who were sticklers for the rules and displayed strong arbitration skills. We understand that those in business rely on their judgments to make decisions that return a profit. The police are often placed in situations where their judgments and decisions may have life and death consequences. Politics is a matter of judgments and priorities. Diplomats need all their skill and judgment to decide an effective conversation and a decisive course of action.
Following this description is a list of the negative and positive words and phrases associated with the energy of this archetype. This gives the reader more opportunity to recognize and understand this archetype. It also allows them to distinguish the times when they are using negative archetypal energy and positive archetypal energy. Once again I have used the Judge archetype as an example.
Rigid ~ Critical ~ Controlling ~ Perfectionism ~ Intolerant ~ Harsh ~ Biased ~ Self-critical ~ Judgmental ~ Lofty ~ Hypocritical ~ Prejudice ~ Open to bribery ~ Tainted ~ Corrupt
Compassionate ~ Wisdom ~ Balance ~ Discernment ~ Mercy ~ Protocol ~ Detachment ~ Universal ~ Learned ~ Justice ~ Fair ~ Insightful ~ Good listener ~ Controlled ~ Independent
A discussion as to the influences and effects of the energies of this archetype follows the list of negative and positive words/phrases.
There is then another list of archetypes that combine well with the energy of the archetype under examination. The archetype of Judge is used as an example.
The archetypal energy of the JUDGE combines well with the energy of:
PEACEMAKER * TEACHER * SERVANT * ADVOCATE * GUIDE SCIENTIST * KING * QUEEN * MOTHER * FATHER * POLITICIAN DETECTIVE * HERO * DIPLOMAT * WISE WOMAN
Finally, there are a number of points which show how to use the energy of this archetype most effectively. Once again the Judge archetype is used as an example.
EFFECTIVE USE OF JUDGE ENERGY:
• Use your wisdom, discernment and compassion.
• Justice and fair judgments are all about balance.
• Independence is a gift and a virtue so remember that you, personally, are never part of the solution.
If you are then you become part of the problem.
• Justice should be universal. Vested interests make it unbalanced.
• Are you able to place yourself in another’s shoes and understand their decision making process?
The final section of the book deals with establishing a plan to change certain aspects of who you are and your circumstances. This is done through using your personal archetypes. It is done primarily through recognizing the occasions when you are using the negative personality traits of an archetype and consciously changing your thoughts, words and actions that reflect the positive personality traits of each personal archetype. There are a number of exercises that may be used to assist with this recognition and transformation.
If you are interested in knowledge, understanding, guidance, purpose and empowerment then this will be the book for you.
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Are you interested in self-discovery, empowerment or changing your circumstances?
Who are you?
Are you a King, a Queen, a Knight, a Rescuer, a Mother, a Servant, a Healer, a Priestess, a Goddess or a Hero?
These are archetypes.
Why do you think, speak and act the way you do?
The answer lies within your personal archetypes.
We all have archetypes. They are aspects of our personality.
Archetypes are an amazing tool for understanding, growth and self-development. All archetypes have negative and positive energies or personality traits.
They explain why we do the things we do and show us the road to empowerment and the pathway to change.
This unique reference book contains a description of 98 archetypes. It gives you a plan which assists you to identify your personal archetypes and the archetypes of the people that surround you. This book also shows you how to initiate change. It identifies the archetypal energy that is the key to empowerment and change.
Identifying our archetypes gives us knowledge, understanding, guidance, purpose and power.
About the Author
Brian Dale is a primary school and drama teacher, librarian, storyteller, past-life hypnotherapist, and archetype consultant. Through his understanding of archetypes, he has an amazing ability to facilitate client awareness and offer support to all in their life journeys. Brian currently resides in Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia. This is his first book.