Awakening the Heroes Within

By Carol S. Pearson,

Book cover of Awakening the Heroes Within: Twelve Archetypes to Help Us Find Ourselves and Transform Our World

Book description

This companion to the bestselling THE HERO WITHIN outlines twelve archetypal patterns that can aid inner development and the quest for wholeness.

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This book is an incredible reference book. I used it as an actor in one of my favorite acting classes. During rehearsal, we used archetypes to help flesh out and explore our characters. This technique felt groundbreaking.

Since archetypes are essential to character development, and we each possess every archetype within us, this book was a staple for me in my creative development. I will go so far as to say that this book was a portal for me to access the teacher in me and expanded me out of my actor self and into my author self.

From Mandy's list on activity books for mind body spirit.

This book outlines the Twelve Archetypes of the human condition - the Innocent, Lover, Healer, Warrior, Seeker, Ruler, Destroyer, Sage, Creator, Orphan, Magician, and Fool. 

These Archetypes are the basis of my Twelve Chapters, exploring one day in the life of each of these archetypes, as they strive to overcome their inner dragons and fulfil their true life purpose. 

As my characters are spread across time - the past, the near future and the distant future - I actually had to write many of these chapters simultaneously, as their stories wove through each other. 

The insights into each stage of…

From Traci's list on inciting the imagination.

I have always loved stories, heroes, and big characters in books. I’ve drawn a lot from the narrative format in my own work, helping people to define and redefine who they are and what drives them. Archetypes are a powerful methodology for tuning into what really matters to us and the role that we are made to play in this lifetime. This book is a fascinating insight into the key heroic archetypes that make up your personality and ethos. It has a great diagnostic in it so you can get really clear about your unique profile and traits. 

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