What is an Archetype?

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Archetypes: Bringing meaning to midlife

Archetypes are primordial images embedded in the individual  and collective human mind.

They appear in dreams. They’re the key characters of mythology.

They populate poetry, movies, songs, and novels.

You will also recognise them as recurrent figures in your fantasy life.

Their call is strong at midlife.

And they reveal hidden talents and longings.

While the archetypal pantheon is large, midlife women are especially drawn to:

You may recognise yourself in them all to varying degrees. However, one will call to you above all others, and bringing it to conscious awareness will enliven and inspire your midlife journey.

Try our quiz and find the archetype seeking expression in your life.

Sue Bell

Sue Bell is an entertainment writer and author of Backpacked: A mostly true story, Beat Street and When Dreamworks came to Stanley.

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