The Stories of Archetypes

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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.

October 1, 2023

Guest Blog: Koehler Disneyland Series The Magician

The presence of magic is integral to things Disney. It’s everywhere in the Disney brand

September 28, 2023

Guest Blog: Koehler Disneyland Series Introduction

The next 12 blogs reflect my newest thoughts about how we might consider each of these archetypes in play (pun intended) at the park.

July 31, 2023

American Happiness and the Jester Archetype Blog Series Blog Two

For Americans, happiness is assumed to include freedom, and when we feel trapped or too settled, we naturally become blue.

July 12, 2023

Guest Blog: Harry Potter Series The Idealist

Luna becomes an excellent counterweight to Harry’s central friends Ron and Hermione, because she sees the world differently...

June 5, 2023

American Happiness and the Jester Archetype Blog Series Blog One

Americans these days seem anything but happy, yet most of us believe we should be.

May 18, 2023

Guest Blog: Harry Potter Series The Revolutionary

We hope you enjoy this collaboration. Please get in touch with any questions or feedback. Let’s conjure a magical conversation.

April 26, 2023

Guest Blog: Harry Potter Series The Realist

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.

March 3, 2023

Guest Blog: Harry Potter Series – The Lover

Love is a central theme in Harry Potter. It is a recognized difference, as a differentiation between "good" and "evil"...

January 30, 2023

Guest Blog: Harry Potter Series -- The Magician

At the core of the Magician archetype is the idea of transformation, ideally into a better state.

January 26, 2023

Psychology Today Blog: Living Storylines that Lead to Happier Outcomes: Heroism for Our Times

Ever feel lost, lonely, or just over your head when facing the complexities of modern life?

January 25, 2023

Guest Blog: Harry Potter Series -- There’s Something Magical about Harry

Harry Potter influenced an entire generation, one that needed its own archetypal reality to define its identity.

December 6, 2022

Living Storylines that Lead to Happier Outcomes: Heroism for Our Times

Best-selling fiction, theater, and film often employ plotlines that introduce us to archetypal patterns that address problems humans face.

October 21, 2022

America Blog Four: Why Has the U.S. Not Fulfilled Its Purpose? The Shadow Knows

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.

June 30, 2022

Guest Blog: In Life Transitions, Your Archetypes Await You

The reshaping of social, political, and institutional norms in turn fuels personal transitions...

June 20, 2022

Guest Blog Wholeness in the Workplace: How Archetypes Can Guide the Way

Many organizations today are fundamentally rethinking and reimagining their operational structure and management practices...

April 28, 2022

Worried, Fearful? Try a Positive Escape into Fun-Scary Fiction

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.

March 22, 2022

America Blog 3: The Lover Complement and the Promised Land

Branding ideally is integrated into organizational development activities.

March 15, 2022

America Blog 2: Branding America: A Pioneering Nation and People

This blog applies Margaret Mark’s and my work on authentic archetypal branding...

February 7, 2022

America Blog 1: What Stories Is America Living? An Archetypal Analysis

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

December 29, 2021

Clarifying Your Vision for 2022?

It is wise to clarify intents for a new year, yet resolutions often don’t work. Learn why.

December 20, 2021

Guest Blog The Dracula Syndrome: How Our Fear Keeps Archetypes (and Our Potential) in the Shadows

In polarized times, unconscious moral certainty is the hunger that drives leaders mad,and weakens us all by feeding our fears.

December 16, 2021

New Article: The Roots of the Pearson-Marr Archetypes

My association with Storywell is truly the gift that keeps giving to all of us.

November 5, 2021

Guest Blog by Dr. Edward Smink

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.

September 30, 2021

Modern Magic: Discover and Live Your Authentic Stories

I’ve come to trust that as everyday magic. C. G. Jung called this phenomenon “synchronicity”, which means meaningful coincidences.

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