The Dilettante Archetype

Perhaps more than any other Archetype, the Dilettante is susceptible to frustration regarding the seemingly elusive “life purpose.” It’s meaning is taken from the Latin root “to delight in,” and a true dilettante takes pleasure in an ever...

The Slave Archetype

When I write about the Slave Archetype, as with all archetypes that I blog about, I am talking about a pattern of life. I am speaking symbolically. Therefore, the Slave Archetype is presented here in terms of symbolic pattern – not about someone physically...

The Mother Archetype

The archetypal pattern of the Mother is characterized by someone that is naturally nurturing, shows patience and unconditional love, and shows joy in giving birth to life. An individual with this pattern has the capacity to forgive children and puts their needs before...

The Beggar Archetype

The archetypal pattern of the Beggar is an individual who is in a depleted state, either materially, spiritually, or emotionally, and lives in a fairly constant state of asking for “handouts” whether literally or symbolically. They live, energetically, in...

The Addict Archetype

If you’d rather not suffer in any way,  and by that I mean you’d prefer never to be bored, tired, hungry, anxious, disappointed, sad, angry, or any number of other discomforts in life, and you regularly use a substance, person or practice that makes you...

Damsel in Distress Archetype

You’d think the Damsel in Distress would be a rare breed in this day and age. But then I live in Ithaca, New York, a more progressive and idealistic community. What is it they call us? Ten square miles surrounded by reality? Here you will find some strong...