September 14, 2016 Lovejoy Blog: Re-visioning Demeter, and Myself, As Sexual Mother

By Rebekah Lovejoy I have always considered myself a creative, out-of-the-box thinker. I utilized this skill to stay on top of the ever-developing complications of raising three children. I prided myself on taking the extra step to rethink every new life stage. So it came as an embarrassing shock when I realized that my sexual […]

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August 22, 2016 Adson Blog: Roles, Scripts, and Archetypes

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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August 9, 2016 Pearson Blog: Activating Your Soul’s Erotic GPS

By Carol S. Pearson Have you ever wished you had the equivalent of a map, handbook, or GPS that would help you know what to do and where to go to be happy? Or, have you ever felt envious of those who always seemed to know what decision to make to enhance their personal fulfillment? […]

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August 3, 2016 Barysch-Crosbie Blog: Holding Back… and Breaking Through

By Gabriele Annegret Barysch-Crosbie I used to be so shy and self-conscious. Have you ever looked over your shoulder, wondering what people might say or think about you? I sure did. I was a true expert in “holding back.” This pattern was true for me overall, but I especially noticed it with my resistance to […]

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July 22, 2016 Pearson Blog: The GOP Convention: Captured in an Innocent Trance

By Carol S. Pearson I did not want to face the truth about the archetypal story of the Republican convention, as I was hoping for better. However, it is clear to me that, overall, the convention was embodying an Innocent trance. The Innocent as an archetype has the virtues of a spontaneous, happy child, and […]

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July 18 Koehler Blog: Disney Princesses: Women of Faith, Loving Kindness, and Community

By Dori Koehler Some time ago I wrote a guest blog suggesting that Persephone was the first Disney princess. By way of expanding that topic, I thought I’d share a blog I wrote about the princesses themselves. “Where there is kindness, there is goodness. Where there is goodness, there is magic.”—Cinderella film (2015) Confession: I […]

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July 5, 2016 Adson Blog: The Orphan’s Trance

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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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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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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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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