Hero Within - Rev. & Expanded Ed.: Six Archetypes We Live By [NOOK Book]

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The Classic Guide, Updated for Our Contemporary World

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. Drawing from literature, anthropology, and psychology, author Carol S. Pearson clearly defines six heroic archetypes—the Innocent, the Orphan, the Wanderer, the Warrior, the Altruist, and the Magician—and shows how we can use these powerful...

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Overview

The Classic Guide, Updated for Our Contemporary World

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. Drawing from literature, anthropology, and psychology, author Carol S. Pearson clearly defines six heroic archetypes—the Innocent, the Orphan, the Wanderer, the Warrior, the Altruist, and the Magician—and shows how we can use these powerful guides to discover our own hidden gifts, solve difficult problems, and transform our lives with rich sources of inner strength.

This book will speak deeply to the evolving hero in all of us and reverberate through every part of our lives. With poignant wisdom and prolific examples, it gives us enduring tools to help us develop our own innate heroic gifts—the Orphan's resilience, the Wanderer's independence, the Warrior's courage, the Altruist's compassion, the Innocent's faith, and the Magician's abiding power.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062316851
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/13/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 179,258
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D., is the Director of the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership and a Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Her publications include The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By Educating the Majority: Challenging Tradition in Higher Education, co-edited by Donna L. Shavlik and Judith G. Touchton); Awakening the Heroes Within: Twelve Archetypes that Help Us Find Ourselves and Transform Our World; Magic At Work: Camelot, Creative Leadership and Everyday Miracles; The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes, co-authored by Margaret Mark; Mapping the Organizational Psyche: A Jungian Theory of Organizational Dynamics and Change, co-authored by John Corlett; and What Story Are You Living? Co-authored by Hugh Marr. Her books are widely translated. She lives with her husband of 33 years close to her three married children and four grandchildren.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2001

    Great Book

    This book makes sense of Carl Gustav Jung's insane rantings on archetypes. In case you didn't notice Mr. Jung was a complete nut. Ms. Pearson is not. She builds on Jung's brief stumble into lucidity by making practical, understandable and interesting applications of archetypes. A great read! Fun, entertaining, useful and informative. I found the test in the back of the book so much fun that I wrote a program to score the results of the test for my palm computer. I recommend this book to anyone who doesn¿t understand Jung, is a Jung enthusiast or just enjoys the art of wondering and discovering wonderful things about themselves and others. Thank you Ms. Pearson for a great book. -David Brown, Archetype: Jester.

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