Carol Pearson, Author, Academic, Archetypal Scholar


In many indigenous traditions, a person seeking answers to questions would approach a medicine manor woman sitting by the fire and ask what they should do to resolve their dilemma. He or she classically would respond to this request by saying, “Let me tell you a story.” Moms, dads, mentors, and friends can do this, too…. In new situations, often what is needed is a new story that can help supply a map for the new journey and a toehold when that journey feels like climbing up a steep and dangerous mountain.
  — Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within

Maturing the American Dream (Palo Alto, CA: Jossey-Bass, February 2009) is part of a Jossey-Bass/Fetzer Institute pamphlet series called “Deepening the American Dream.” It provides an archetypal analysis of American culture and its temptations and strengths, with guidance for how to bring out the best potential within the country. It demonstrates how the public or brand identity of a country, similar to that of an organization, can affect its destiny—for good or ill.


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