June 22, 2016 Pearson Blog: Hillary’s Archetypal Challenges—And Ours

By Carol S. Pearson Hillary Clinton has major archetypal advantages and faces equally major challenges, similar to ones we all confront in figuring out how to link our strengths with the needs of a time and place. I’m sharing this analysis of her archetypes as a model for what any of us can do to […]

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Hudson Institute Interview

I recently had the honor of being on an “author call” for Hudson Institute life and executive coaches, sharing insights from Persephone Rising and archetypes more generally as applied to the practice of coaching. Whether you are a coach to others or just to yourself, you may find my interchange with Hudson coaches to be […]

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June 6, 2016 Pearson Blog: The American Trickster & Our National Conversation

By Carol S. Pearson When problems seem overwhelming, the Trickster archetype often is called for. I’ve long been fascinated by its potential for liberation or con artistry. In fact, my doctoral dissertation looked at Trickster figures in books like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Catch-22, and Invisible Man. Dionysus, in my new book, Persephone […]

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Radio Show: The Soul-Directed Life

Recently, I visited with Janet O’Conner on her show “The Soul-Directed Life.” We explored this question: How can I embrace the wisdom of my shadow? I enjoyed this rich discussion and am pleased to share it with you. Click here to listen.

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May 30, 2016 Adson Blog: Archetypes in Every Day Life

By Patricia R. Adson, PPC, Ph.D. As a long-time student and colleague of Carol S. Pearson, it has been my mission (and my great joy) to further the application of her hero’s journey twelve archetype model to the fields of psychotherapy and coaching. To that end, I have written two books based on my experience […]

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May 17, 2016 Hobbs Blog: Persephone! Let Down Your Hair!

By Priscilla Hobbs Here’s the story: An older person lusts for a young girl, so abducts her to be the sole possessor of her beauty. The girl is hidden away, and her mother is filled with profound sadness; she struggles to function while mourning her lost daughter. With the aid of a hermetic figure, the […]

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Radio Show: The Common Sense Spirituality Show

I visited iHeart radio recently to do an interview with Dave Gaggin on “The Common Sense Spirituality Show.” We talked about my book Awakening the Heroes Within. As we discussed Jung’s archetypes and their influence on our consciousness, we also explored the 12 archetypes I identify in my book: innocent, orphan, warrior, caregiver, seeker, lover, […]

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Persephone Rising Wins Nautilus Gold Award

Each year, the Nautilus Book Awards are given to books that carry a powerful message aimed at making the world a better place. I’m honored to announce that PERSEPHONE RISING has won a gold award in category 27—books for women! Click to see the full list.

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May 10, 2016 Koehler Blog: The Heart of the Underworld: Heroes, Villains, or Both?

By Dori Koehler In a blog I posted on my own site, “Fairy Tales and Disney: Do We Still Believe?,” I discussed ABC’s hit show Once Upon A Time, examining whether or not fairy tales remain relevant in our culture, and specifically pointing out how Once Upon A Time is relevant because it navigates questions […]

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Newsletter May 2016

Dear Friend: Great news! Each year, the Nautilus Book Awards are given to books that carry a powerful message aimed at making the world a better place. I’m honored to announce that Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within has won a gold award in category 27—books for women! Click here to see the full list. […]

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