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Publisher's Summary

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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Wonderful

She speaks powerfully expresses what is occurring in our transitioning times! Well organized thought pattern about the archetypes.

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  • Laura
  • POMPEYS PILLAR, MT, United States
  • 09-22-16

Incredible

I learned so much about myself and others around me. I want to implement this material to help me be fully present in life and love others around me for who they are.

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Archetype Language Lashing!

I cannot say that I embraced this book as easily as the others. I felt it was powerful in the sense of teaching one to reflect upon their patterns and behaviors both the "light and shadow," as she describes them. The message of congruency was of great importance to hear.

Overall I felt she was speaking distractedly, repeatedly and of her own personal "Catholic" self hatred and fear based perception. The seminar was very hard core disciplinarian style and seemed to be a little "all knowing," beaten up your self esteem upon its delivery. Caroline ties it up lovely in the end like an alcoholic abusive mother. "I beat you but you made me do it... I'm so sorry baby I want the best for you kind of way, as she states not to be harsh with yourself." Good story but I found it a bit contradictory.

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blah blah blah blah blah

What would have made The Language of Archetypes better?

I already accept the existence of archetypes. I want to know more about them and go deep. But for hours I have to go on and listen to her convince me that the archetypes exist. I already know that. So can you get on with sharing the knowledge? This is just ridiculous.

What was most disappointing about Caroline Myss’s story?

exponentially tedious.

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

Loudain Wainwright III.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Language of Archetypes?

The first bunch of hours trying to convince me of the importance and existence of archetypes.

Any additional comments?

torture. archetype.

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Will listen again and again. Insightful!!

This is exactly what I have been looking for. So much information, I devoured it. It's like listening to someone sum up my life and set me on a path that makes sense..

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fantastic tool for life!

I will be sharing this with others. Rich in content, best to listen in small doses.

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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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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

Interesting

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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Beware of stereotyped -thinking!

Would you try another book from Caroline Myss and/or Caroline Myss?

I did already and in my opinion her earlier works are the best

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

That there are far more archetypes than I'd have expected. The intro takes a bit long

What does Caroline Myss bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her way of speaking and talking about her personal life

Do you think The Language of Archetypes needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Definitely not, the danger of thinking in stereotypes is just too great.

Any additional comments?

The matching cards are a beautiful addon to the audio. Definitely worth the money!