Someone who likes an author to meander in stories about herself before getting to objective material.
Maybe, a book that actually defines the personality types in an objective way.
This book was a big bore. I wanted to learn about the theory of archetypes - instead I just wasted my Audible credits.
Caroline Myss is a Master of dissecting who we are and addressing our calling in life. The Language of Archteypes fills in the missing pieces. Caroline's straight talking, down-to-earth way of embracing and expanding on a complex subject is at once powerful, and focussing.
Haven't heard anything like it.
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
This is not a book, it is a seminar that was taped. I really enjoyed the content and subject. It is not as structured as a book, but I think it is a great listen!
Archetype is complex language to learn; it's verbal, physical, spiritual and emotional. It's all around you Caroline delivers the goods in her typically expert and comical way. What I love about this audiobook is that it's a recording of a lecture- so it's like getting a front row seat to one of her workshops, only you get to hear the subject over and over whenever you want to! I have shared this book with all of my friends and family and even the skeptics in my life got useful information out of it.
I think that's what sets Caroline apart; she is not selling psychic anything. She's sharing her expertise on the different archetypes that exist within human nature- within you- within those around you. And then she teaches you the lessons from each archetype, the good and the parts that are challenging. This really forces you to be honest with yourself and identify your achetypal makeup. I think if you are looking to understand why you keep repeating certain lessons, why you always 'this..." and why you " never that..." you will come to appreciate the material Caroline shares. This is a handbook to understanding yourself and others, and more importantly how you can learn to relate and interact with them. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to you.
I hope my review helps even 1 person to avoid this book...I have listened to well over 100 audible books most in the personal growth genre and I can honestly say this is the most closed minded of any book I've read - and the irony is, she's trying to sell personal awareness and growth - unforuntately, it's the opposite. The author completely stereotypes everyone and basically says that you will stay the way you are forever and you're stuck within 12 archetypes - oh, and how does she come up with 12 - why "12" is an archetype itself, "12 apostles, 12 hours in the day"...uhm, yeah, last I checked there are 24 hours in a day...take a pass on this book and the author if you're even slightly looking for a spirtual jouney.
I've made it through about 4 hours and somehow I will try to soldier through the rest because there are nuggets of great material. However, the main thing is that you get a social commentary along with the book and some rambling, that I do not believe is actually *in* the book. She comes off as arrogant and bitchy sometimes. Read some of the most helpful critical reviews at Amazon.com and you'll get the drift...
I have listened to Myss's other works and was excited about listening to this one. I was let down. In fact, I had to force myself to finish Part One but will not finish part two unless I have nothing else to do and am extraordinarily bored
Just what the world needs, another person to stand up and say " I have the answers".
Perhaps there is great wisdom in what she offers , I dont know. After 2 hours I heard , " listen to me" , I turned it off.