Combining the wisdom of archetypal psychology, process therapy, feminist theory and mythology, author Pearson suggests that “we can find ways of living and being that are rich, empowered and authentic. . . . Every one of us has an essential contribution to make, and we can do so only by taking the risk of being uniquely our own selves.” She provides a map to chart and examine the heroic archetypes that exist in all of us, enabling us to better understand our own quest.
Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D. is Executive Vice President and Provost of Pacifica Graduate Institute. Pearson is the author of many books and articles including The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By (HarperSanFrancisco 1998) and Awakening the Heroes Within: Twelve Archetypes That Help Us Find Ourselves and Transform our World (HarperSanFrancisco, 1991). To learn more about the work of Carol Pearson go to www.herowithin.com.
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:
- What is an archetype
- What are the archetypal difficulties of men and women and how do they differ
- Why heroism is about accepting ourselves and honoring our journey
- What are the six main archetypes of the hero’s journey
- What happens when we are called to the hero’s journey, but don’t listen
Program Number: 2164 Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 11/8/1989