Carol Pearson, Author, Academic, Archetypal Scholar

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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

The following are included here to help you develop your Narrative Intelligence (NQ) and recognize the stories that you can best live and tell—for your benefit and that of others. Below are publications related to my work, most written, co-authored, or edited by me with a few by respected colleagues.

What Stories Are You Living?

What Stories Are You Living? guides you through the journey of discovering and understanding the archetypes active in your life. These universal themes may be invisible to you now but through this book you will learn how they inspire the behaviors...

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Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within

NOW IN PAPERBACK! With a new preface by the author relevant to the current political and cultural moment Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within JUST IN TIME, this revelatory manifesto speaks to the heroine in every woman and man...

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The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By

The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By A modern classic of Jungian psychology, The Hero Within has helped hundreds of thousands of people enrich their lives by revealing how to tap the power of the archetypes that exist within each of us....

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Awakening the Heroes Within: Twelve Archetypes to Help Us Find Ourselves and Transform Our World

Awakening the Heroes Within: Twelve Archetypes to Help Us Find Ourselves and Transform Our World “The heroic quest is about saying ‘yes’ to yourself and in so doing, becoming more fully alive and more effective in...

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Finding Your Own True North & Helping Others Find Direction in Life

Finding Your Own True North & Helping Others Find Direction in Life by psychologist and coach Dr. Patricia Adson (Type & Archetype Press, 1999) describes how a psychologist used D...

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The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes

The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes Co-authored by Margaret Mark, The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands...

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The Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership for the Twenty-First Century

The Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership for the Twenty-First Century Outlines a new leadership approach tailored to the realities of the twenty-first century. Features chapters by such leading authors as Matthew Fox, Diana Whitney, and…

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Magic at Work: Camelot, Creative Leadership, and Everyday Miracles

Co-authored by Sharon Seivert, Magic at Work: Camelot, Creative Leadership, and Everyday Miracles (New York: Doubleday/Currency, 1995) explores leadership lessons from the Arthurian legends.

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Mapping the Organizational Psyche: A Jungian Theory of Organizational Dynamics and Change

Mapping the Organizational Psyche: A Jungian Theory of Organizational Dynamics and Change Great news! You can now download Mapping the Organizational Psyche: A Jungian Theory of Organizational Dynamics and Change free of charge. You can read and...

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What Stories Are You Living?

What Stories Are You Living? guides you through the journey of discovering and understanding the archetypes active in your life. These universal themes may be invisible to you now but through this book you will learn how they inspire the behaviors...

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The Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator® (PMAI®) Instrument

The Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator® (PMAI®) The Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator® (PMAI®) is the world’s first scientifically validated archetype assessment tool. It opens a window into the patterns of our unconscious stories and provides a path to

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StoryWell.com

We want you to be excited about your life. To this aim, our mission is to provide a system of self-knowledge that brings depth, meaning, and a bit of drama to your life. Not like the drama at the office or with your family at the holidays, but the my

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The IBM® Kenexa® Cultural Insight Survey (IBM-KCIS)

The IBM® Kenexa® Cultural Insight Survey (IBM-KCIS) The IBM® Kenexa® Cultural Insight Survey (IBM-KCIS), first published as the Organizational and Team Culture Indicator™ (OTCI™) (Gainesville, FL: Center for Applications of Psychological Type (CAPT).

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Educating the Majority: Women Challenge Tradition in Higher Education

Educating the Majority: Women Challenge Tradition in Higher Education Educating the Majority: Women Challenge Tradition in Higher Education, by Donna L. Shavlik, Judith G. Touchton, and Carol S. Pearson (New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1989).

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Hugh Marr A Clinician's Guide to Foundational Story Psychotherapy

A Clinician's Guide to Foundational Story Psychotherapy draws together a range of theories and models to examine the use of narrative psychotherapy in clinical practice.

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Depth Coaching: Discovering Archetypes for Empowerment, Growth, and Balance

Depth Coaching: Discovering Archetypes for Empowerment, Growth, and Balance Depth Coaching: Discovering Archetypes for Empowerment, Growth, and Balance by psychologist and coach Dr. Patricia Adson (Gainesville, FL: Center for Applications of Psych...

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Finding Your Own True North & Helping Others Find Direction in Life

Finding Your Own True North & Helping Others Find Direction in Life by psychologist and coach Dr. Patricia Adson (Type & Archetype Press, 1999) describes how a psychologist used D...

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Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within

NOW IN PAPERBACK! With a new preface by the author relevant to the current political and cultural moment Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within JUST IN TIME, this revelatory manifesto speaks to the heroine in every woman and man...

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Maturing the American Dream

Maturing the American Dream 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 cultur

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Magic at Work: Camelot, Creative Leadership, and Everyday Miracles

Co-authored by Sharon Seivert, Magic at Work: Camelot, Creative Leadership, and Everyday Miracles (New York: Doubleday/Currency, 1995) explores leadership lessons from the Arthurian legends.

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The Female Hero in American and British Literature

Carol S.Pearson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized scholar and well-known author of numerous books, among them the bestselling The Hero Within, Awakeningthe Heroes Within, The Hero and the Outlaw, and Magic at Work. Her new book,Persephone Risi

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Understanding Ourselves Through Story with Carol S. Pearson and John Trybus

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What Stories Are You Living?

What Stories Are YouLiving? guides you through the journey of discovering and understanding the archetypes active in your life. These universal themes may be invisible to you now but through this book you will learn how they inspire the behaviors and relationships that drive your life story. As you become conscious of your archetypal potential, you can cultivate the hero or heroine within you by living your stories consciously, in your own unique way. This book provides a roadmap for achieving deeper self-understanding, and includes clear steps for reshaping your life stories, awakening your authenticity, and finding meaning, direction, and purpose.

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The Hero Within

This initial work was a grassroots HarperSanFrancisco best seller about the heroic journey that any of us may be taking in today’s world. I began writing it because its archetypes were talking to me, demanding that I capture what they were communicating in an accessible book. Now in its 3rd edition, The Hero Within remains timely and makes a great gift to anyone seeking purpose and meaning, whether they are starting out or in transition.

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Awakening the Hero's Within

The 12-Archetype System began with this book and is the basis for the Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator® (PMAI®) assessment and many follow-up applied works. It links archetypes to the hero’s journey to offer an accessible, gender-balanced human development theory, updating the work of C.G. Jung, James Hillman, Joseph Campbell, and Erik Erikson to reflect changing attitudes and roles.

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Take the PMAI

This assessment does for Jung’s work on archetypes what the Myers-Briggs does for type. The featured book, What Stories Are You Living?, supports the PMAI instrument by helping you to fully understand your results and use these insights in your life journey. For additional information beyond this site, see the instrumentation website, www.storywell.com.

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Persephone Rising

The heroine in the subtitle refers to women and to the feminine within both men and women. The plot shows how psychological balance is restored through greater gender equity and partnership. Each of the four mythological characters matures with the aid of three of the 12 archetypes, thus providing models for how you might live the three reported in your PMAI results as most active in you.

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