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archetypes

As I begin this Lenten Season I am choosing not to deprive myself or "give up" something like coffee or chocolate or sugar but rather to sit in meditation (which I have gotten away from these last 2 years with going back to school and all) and reconnect with that which is Source for me, and to do so by studying and awakening my brain to some larger thoughts. I started by doing some looking into where I am now in my life, and what archetypes are showing up for me at this time. Who am I? Where am I going? Why am I here? archetypes are defined as the original pattern or model of which all things of the same type are representations, "a universal and recurring image, pattern, or motif representing a typical human experience.". The concept of the archetype relies on the work of three men Carol Jung, Northrup Frye, and Joseph Campbell. Carl Jung, a pioneer in the field of psychology, focused on the psychoanalytic features of the archetype. He defined an archetype as &…