Archetype Cards: An 80-card Deck with instruction booklet
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In its negative aspect, the Knight ca The Princess and the Damsel, however, both are taught to be helpless and do share a yearning for a Knight as a partner in life, the implication being that without a Knight, they are powerless in this world. Myths and legends about gods and goddesses bringing destruction to the earth are common to all traditions. So thoroughly do we maintain this ancient template that Solomon’s characteristic balancing is now the standard by which we measure all judges. The Wounded Child archetype holds the memories of the abuse, neglect, and other traumas that we have endured during childhood.
Reflect on whether “clowning” around is an essential channel for expressing your emotions over and above simple play.
If you are a natural mediator or involved in interventions between people, you may carry this archetype in your psyche. Religion/Myth: Oshun (Yoruba goddess of love and pleasure who is generous and benign); Bebhionn (Irish patron goddess of pleasure); Qadesh (Western Semitic fertility goddess and epitome of female sexuality and eroticism); Bes (Egyptian dwarf god originally associated with royalty and childbirth who became popular among the masses as a god of human pleasures of mirth, music, and dance). Because of the mask he wears, the Clown is allowed–indeed, expected–to cross the boundaries of social acceptance, representing what people would like to do or say themselves.
Religion/Myth: Rabbi Hanina ben Dosa (Jewish healer considered to have been in the same class as Jesus); Ninkarrak (Babylonian/Sumerian goddess who nursed sick humans); Bear Medicine Woman (American Indian healing spirit); Mukuru (creator god of the Herero bushmen of Namibia, who sends life-giving rain, heals the sick, and cares for the elderly). The Clown archetype is associated with three major characteristics: making people laugh, making them cry, and wearing a mask that covers one’s own real emotions. Political satirists often have dominant Court Jester archetypes, revealing the motivations of the highest officials in the nation in a manner that is generally granted freedom from the legal retribution that might be leveled against an ordinary citizen making the same comments. I think the cards must accompany one of her books, as the information in the lwb is very brief and doesnt go into any detail.Whether a great worldly power or a great physical specimen, the God archetype represents the ultimate in male dominance. Many additional archetypes that are closely related are mentioned in parentheses, such as Hermit (found under Mystic), Therapist (under Healer), or Pirate (under Rebel). The archetype of the Bully manifests the core truth that the spirit is always stronger than the body. The shadow Engineer manifests as a master manipulator, designing and engineering situations to one’s own advantage regardless of the needs or desires of others. That the Hedonist is generally thought of as someone who pursues extremes of self-indulgence is more a reflection of our Puritan heritage than of the archetype itself.
As with Don Juan, the Femme Fatale represents highly refined skills at manipulating men without investing personal emotion. In its positive aspect, this archetype helps you recognize when an outside substance, habit, relationship, or any expression of life has more authority over your will power than does your inner spirit. Assess your involvement with this archetype by asking whether you see life through the eyes of a benevolent, trusting God/Goddess, or whether you tend to respond initially with fear of being hurt or with a desire to hurt others first. And yet, divinity is also a reference point of your inner spirit that you can turn to when you are in a conscious process of choice. The King is associated more with the royal blood and inheritance, whereas an Emperor can arise from common society, as did Napoleon.
The quickest way to access and work with archetpes, if you already know and understand this concept and you don’t need more information, or you already have the books on it.
Fiction: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Dashiel Hammett, Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, Tom Clancy, John LeCarré. Religion/Myth: Shoki (Shinto god of the afterlife and exorcism); Zhong kui (Taoist god of the afterlife and exorcism). Films: William Powell in Life with Father; Spencer Tracy in Father of the Bride; Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs.The shadow side of these archetypes can manifest as voyeurism, falsifying information, or selling out to the highest bidder. The connection of fertility with exaggerated sexual attributes found in ancient statues of the Goddess survive in modern worship of screen goddesses such as Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield.