The Hero Within

The Hero Within : Six Archetypes We Live By (Revised & Expanded Edition)

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In this newly revised edition of the bestselling classic The Hero Within, Carol S. Pearson gives us a unique vocabulary to explore the link between ancient archetypes and our contemporary lives. Works like Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces have introduced readers to the significance of myth and archetype in our lives. Carol Pearson's bestselling The Hero Within takes us further by combining literature, anthropology, and psychology to clearly define with insight and understanding, the six heroic archetypes that exists in all of us: the Innocent, the Orphan, the Wanderer, the Warrior, the Martyr, and the Magician. This substantially revised edition features new chapters that illuminate these archetypes, showing how to reach our fullest potential by achieving a balance between work, family, and the self.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 135 x 204 x 25mm | 383g
  • Harperelixir
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Rev. & Expanded Ed.
  • 0062515551
  • 9780062515551
  • 85,263

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The Classic Guide, Updated for Our Contemporary World

A modern classic of Jungian psychology, "The Hero Within" has helped hundreds of thousands of people enrich their lives by revealing how to tap the power of the archetypes that exist within. Drawing from literature, anthropology, and psychology, author Carol S. Pearson clearly defines six heroic archetypes-- the Innocent, the Orphan, the Wanderer, the Warrior, the Altruist, and the Magician-- and shows how we can use these powerful guides to discover our own hidden gifts, solve difficult problems, and transform our lives with rich sources of inner strength.

This book will speak deeply to the evolving hero in all of us and reverberate through every part of our lives. With poignant wisdom and prolific examples, it gives us enduring tools to help us develop our own innate heroic gifts-- the Orphan's resilience, the Wanderer's independence, the Warrior's courage, the Altruist's compassion, the Innocent's faith, and the Magician's abiding power.
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'An excellent and useful book about the course our psychological development can take... .it is an evolutionary archetypal psychology.' Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., author of Goddesses in Everywoman and Gods in Everyman
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About Carol S. Pearson

Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D., is the author of many bestselling and respected works on archetypes and the president of CASA: the Centre for Archetypal Studies and Applications. She lives and works in Washington DC.
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