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The Language of Archetypes Speech

The Language of Archetypes: Discover the Forces that Shape Your Destiny

Have you ever felt that your life was guided by larger forces? Unseen but very real energies that influence every direction your life takes? In her renowned work as a medical intuitive, Caroline Myss examined the patterns of hundreds of archetypes that exist in human consciousness, and found that each of us has a "sacred support team" of 12 primary archetypes. Once identified, these archetypes allow you to discover your highest purpose, what she calls your "Sacred Contract".
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Have you ever felt that your life was guided by larger forces? Unseen but very real energies that influence every direction your life takes? In her renowned work as a medical intuitive, Caroline Myss examined the patterns of hundreds of archetypes that exist in human consciousness, and found that each of us has a "sacred support team" of 12 primary archetypes. Once identified, these archetypes allow you to discover your highest purpose, what she calls your "Sacred Contract". Now, in The Language of Archetypes, this three-time New York Times best-selling author brings to life a "gallery of archetypes": her first complete training course on how to identify and work with the nine major archetypal families.

Check out another title by Caroline Myss, Energy Anatomy.

©2006 Caroline Myss; (P)2006 Sounds True. All rights reserved.

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    Celia 08-27-12
    Celia 08-27-12
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    "An absolute must!"

    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.

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    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 05-03-13
    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 05-03-13 Member Since 2014

    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.

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    "I loved it!"

    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!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ramah ARLINGTON, TX, United States 03-26-12
    Ramah ARLINGTON, TX, United States 03-26-12 Member Since 2014

    Ramah

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    "Awesome book to help one understand his/her charac"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend, because it helps to explain the personality traits of oneself and those in one's lives.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed learning about the different archetypes. It would have been better if there was a question/answer piece to help us understand or at least recognize all of our 12 archeteypes.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book, like Carolyn Myss' other works had a ring of truth to it, and I would truly love to learn more about archetypes to better understand myself and those I have contracts with.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    jim dallas, TX, United States 02-19-12
    jim dallas, TX, United States 02-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Can someone say "boring"????"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who likes an author to meander in stories about herself before getting to objective material.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Maybe, a book that actually defines the personality types in an objective way.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Caroline Myss?

    Leonard Nimoy


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This book was a big bore. I wanted to learn about the theory of archetypes - instead I just wasted my Audible credits.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    ConferenceKing 12-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Disappointing"
    What could Caroline Myss have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Stop being so pessimistic and stop giving incorrect statistical data


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    The book is an enthusiasm killer, very discouraging. not for those who believe in positive thinking. also sounds like primitive science fiction


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    DD 12-08-15
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    "One of THE BEST Myss books!"

    Awesome audiobook! I loved listening to this book, it has great incites into others and ourselves. I also listen for character and story development ideas. I highly recommend to other authors, and would LOVE to participate in a discussion group for further self discovery.

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    Robert Slesinger 11-22-15
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    "Title misrepresents"
    Any additional comments?

    First, I did not know this was a speech, not a book. But, that wasn't too big of an issue. I believe I stopped listening after she mentioned there could be an infinite number of archetypes down to computer repair man archetype. Or something like that, has been a year since I listened. That and her trying to explain the empty nest syndrome. I wanted a book that went into depth about a small number of basic archetypes, this book did not deliver.

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    Marc 09-21-15
    Marc 09-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Symbolic language"

    This was a great listen. Not narrated as a book but as a series of talks. In her mystically literate language, Dr. Myss challenges individuals to more fully become who they were born to be. I could listen to her all day. Non-contrived, flowing and powerful- Love Her!

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    Amazon Customer 07-19-15
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    "enjoyable continuation"

    this is another great addition to my library.
    much more in depth information on archetypes. a much companion to her book Sacred Contracts.

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    Patricia COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 05-31-15
    Patricia COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 05-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    Would you listen to The Language of Archetypes again? Why?

    Yes. I will listen to this one several times. There is a lot of ground covered.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Language of Archetypes?

    I really respect her insights on purpose. I don't have grounds to accept them, but I am happily lit to dig deeper! On the flip side... she comes across as one who thinks she knows everything, without properly expounding on source or reasoning.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really liked the parts about the archetypes that struck a cord for me, I am sure it would be irrelevant to anyone else. I like the call to continue being whatever we confirm ourselves to be rather than altering who we are, whether in the name of ego or misguided advancement.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I smiled.


    Any additional comments?

    This book/talk cannot stand on it's own. I could have used a meaty intro. She jumps directly into archetypal figures with little concept of their application, substance, or personal acquisition of knowledge. That being said, for all of the above reasons, I still found it an insightful and inspiring.

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