The Stories of Archetypes
In Jungian psychology, Hermes, is the archetype that mediates between the conscious and unconscious minds and is a key figure in healing (note his scepter) and in alchemical transformation. For the ancient Greeks, Hermes was the god of communication and the messenger of the gods to mortals. In our time, we can view him as sharing archetypal insights with us. Often shown with winged feet, he sped messages along, as modern technology does now. Happily, the authors of the blogs in this section can share wisdom about archetypes with you by writing on keyboards and then hitting send.
The potency of Harry’s story is that it is compelling and brings readers along. Harry’s transformation becomes our transformation.
The presence of magic is integral to things Disney. It’s everywhere in the Disney brand
The next 12 blogs reflect my newest thoughts about how we might consider each of these archetypes in play (pun intended) at the park.
For Americans, happiness is assumed to include freedom, and when we feel trapped or too settled, we naturally become blue.
Luna becomes an excellent counterweight to Harry’s central friends Ron and Hermione, because she sees the world differently...
Americans these days seem anything but happy, yet most of us believe we should be.
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Because Neville’s journey is bumpy and he genuinely struggles with his identity, Neville’s heroic arc into the Realist is one that is full of empathy.
Love is a central theme in Harry Potter. It is a recognized difference, as a differentiation between "good" and "evil"...
At the core of the Magician archetype is the idea of transformation, ideally into a better state.
Harry Potter influenced an entire generation, one that needed its own archetypal reality to define its identity.
Ever feel lost, lonely, or just over your head when facing the complexities of modern life?
Best-selling fiction, theater, and film often employ plotlines that introduce us to archetypal patterns that address problems humans face.
The shadow of a culture is more complicated because it is similarly created by what its country says it is and what it dreams of being.
The reshaping of social, political, and institutional norms in turn fuels personal transitions...
Many organizations today are fundamentally rethinking and reimagining their operational structure and management practices...
I love to track what is going on in the inner life of people around me by reading best-selling fiction with an attention to archetypal patterns.
Branding ideally is integrated into organizational development activities.
This blog applies Margaret Mark’s and my work on authentic archetypal branding...
I’m writing this blog series for those who, like me, are worried about my country (the United States). I suspect it is not news to you that our two-pa
It is wise to clarify intents for a new year, yet resolutions often don’t work. Learn why.
In polarized times, unconscious moral certainty is the hunger that drives leaders mad,and weakens us all by feeding our fears.
My association with Storywell is truly the gift that keeps giving to all of us.
I have chosen this topic not only as one who has survived the trauma of compassion fatigue but one who has gained wisdom from my experience.
I’ve come to trust that as everyday magic. C. G. Jung called this phenomenon “synchronicity”, which means meaningful coincidences.
I’m very pleased to publish this guest blog from pioneering educator Katherine Culpepper. Her work with high school students provides a model that I would love to see replicated widely in schools today.
This is the third of a three-blog series offering an archetypal analysis or our cultural dialogue and strategies for how we get from here to there.
This is the second of a three blog series offering an archetypal analysis or our cultural dialogue and strategies for how we get from here to there.
This is the first of a three part blog series offering an archetypal analysis or our cultural dialogue and strategies for the future.
This is the second of two blogs that explore the role of archetypal narrative intelligence (NQ) in linking motivation, action, and leadership outcomes.
This is the first of two blogs that explore the role of archetypal narrative intelligence (NQ) in linking motivation, action, and leadership outcomes.
Leadership can be more than a role. At best, it is a calling to care about the world and those around us.
I’m intrigued by how many conspiracy theories are gaining traction today, and wondering how so many fellow citizens of my country can believe them...
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