Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Map: Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life” as Want to Read:
The Map: Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Map: Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  161 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Intuitive counselor Colette Baron-Reid is renowned for helping people create the purposeful and authentic lives they desire. In this fascinating book, Colette hands you the "magic wand" of your own awareness so that you can begin to perceive your life as a wonderful adventure, and see yourself as an enchanted mapmaker. Enter a deep journey into your inner landscape and mee ...more
ebook, 0 pages
Published January 15th 2011 (first published January 15th 2010)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Map, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Map

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Mar 10, 2013 Lindsay rated it it was ok
Shelves: spiritual
A nice book to begin with if you are not familiar with archetypes and visualization but for those who have read other books like 'Woman who runs with the Wolves' or the archetypes book written by Jung, you will be disappointed... there are a couple of archetypes and landscapes described in the book, again... and again, and again. Some exercises are even repeated too. Also, Colette is very self-centered... in every chapter you will read more about her (past) alcohol problem or self-promotion. Wha ...more
Jul 14, 2012 Trine rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I haven't finished this yet, but I am finding it difficult to fully focus on the content. I was quite put off by Baron-Reid's self-plugging in the beginning. If I like an author, I will go search out his/her other works; I don't need to be told that, by the way, they've also written this book and that book, and published this CD, and started up this company, which you might want to check out if you want to get the full value of what you're reading now. It feels a bit like shameless self-promotio ...more
Jennifer Kelly
Jul 06, 2015 Jennifer Kelly rated it liked it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Like some other reviewers, I have yet to finish reading this and I started it last summer. After following Colette for over a year now, I've realized a couple things. I love her Oracle decks and have two including the ones that go with this book. I also enjoy her weekly Oracle readings on her YouTube channel. Something I noticed is her blog posts are written in the same convoluted manner as The Map. I am not sure if it is a bit stream of consciousness or what exactly, but her writing style doesn ...more
Jan 17, 2012 Lynne rated it it was ok
The core of the book was something I understand, but giving names to past hurts would only make me relive it-I don't want to do that:) Her suggestion to use the magical allies that lay within myself seems to me to then be putting something or someone between God and myself. Again, I do not want to do that. She is passionate about her work and that comes through in the book.
Oct 30, 2013 Katie rated it really liked it
Overall a good start to a self help book and premise. The ideas offered are a new take, something to incorporate into the daily grind. The idea of the Goblin and other personalities within was fun. Giving different aspects names and titles makes our experiences and how we approach them all the more real.
Feb 20, 2012 Johanna rated it it was ok
Shelves: religious
I didn't quite appreciate all the effort that Colette put into describing everything. It would probably have been given a higher grade from me if the focus had been on the principle of reaching into oneself rather than spending most of the time describing characters. However, what I really liked, was the idea of writing "off" and doing this in a storytelling manner.
Apr 19, 2011 Kim rated it liked it
This is an interesting re-interpretation of Jung's archetypes but I preferred 'Women Who Run With the Wolves' written in the 1990's. Colette's character/archetypes are a more modern take on the themes but I found that she had do too much explaining to make it work. There are moments of brilliance in the book so I gave it a good rating.
Jan 19, 2013 Kelly rated it it was amazing
The Map is amazing! Colette has the ability to transform complex psychological principles into digestible, magical, components that can aid anyone in the journey that we call life.

To read an interview with Colette, see the interviews section on my blog:
Mar 27, 2015 Rosalyn rated it it was amazing
Loved the cleaver way Colette explains how we travel through different times in our lives as pathways and the naming of these times such as the Bone Collector and so forth and so on. She is a fabulous teacher and author, easy to read and understand.
Nov 07, 2011 Dai rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bernard Charles
Aug 20, 2013 Bernard Charles rated it it was amazing
A creative take on my current spiritual journey. Very visual based so great for the creative type. Easy to understand so decent for the beginner or advanced in a new age lifestyle.
Sheena Smith
Jun 18, 2013 Sheena Smith rated it it was amazing
I love this book because of the way she describes the adventure of life. She has wonderful analogies and suggestions to help the reader understand and improve ones thoughts and path of life.
Laura Annan
Jan 07, 2016 Laura Annan rated it it was amazing
Loved The Map. Great insights. Refer to the book when I need to find some clarity. Certainly recommend to anyone who likes to dive deep inside for answers and suggestions to move forward in life.
Jul 03, 2014 Star rated it did not like it
I tried to read it. Skimmed through most of it. Good detail with archetypes. I was more than impatient as it felt repetitive.
Linda White
Nov 15, 2015 Linda White rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it
Bernard Charles
Aug 20, 2013 Bernard Charles rated it it was amazing
A creative take on my current spiritual journey. Very visual based so great for the creative type. Easy to understand so decent for the beginner or advanced in a new age lifestyle.
Rob Buckel
Dec 28, 2011 Rob Buckel rated it it was ok
No real new information. Some creative ways to express it, but more often than not it seems forced.
Kirsten E. Mitchell
Kirsten E. Mitchell rated it really liked it
Dec 08, 2016
Sun rated it it was ok
Nov 26, 2014
Leslie Smith
Leslie Smith rated it liked it
Feb 13, 2017
Diana Walker
Diana Walker rated it really liked it
Jan 02, 2015
Jenna Bertrim
Jenna Bertrim rated it it was amazing
Aug 02, 2013
Veronica rated it liked it
Aug 10, 2016
Jillian Maloney
Jillian Maloney rated it it was amazing
Feb 03, 2017
Betty rated it it was amazing
Mar 08, 2012
Lindsay rated it it was ok
Apr 02, 2012
Kimberly Craft
Kimberly Craft rated it liked it
Apr 26, 2011
Krish Surroy
Krish Surroy rated it liked it
Aug 01, 2014
Patricia Herlevi
Patricia Herlevi rated it really liked it
Jul 28, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • How to Rule the World from Your Couch
  • Soul Coaching: 28 Days to Discover Your Authentic Self
  • A Mythic Life: Learning to Live our Greater Story
  • Your Heart's Desire: Instructions for Creating the Life You Really Want
  • The Book of Birthdays
  • Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards
  • Outback Midwife
  • Experience Your Good Now!: Learning to Use Affirmations
  • Spirited: Connect to the Guides All Around You
  • The Dinner Party: From Creation to Preservation
  • Positive Energy: 10 Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear Into Vibrance, Strength, and Love
  • Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith
  • Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents
  • The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse: A Breakthrough Program for Connecting with Your Soul's Deepest Purpose
  • Writing Down Your Soul: How to Activate and Listen to the Extraordinary Voice Within
  • Archetypes: Who Are You?
Colette Baron-Reid is an internationally renowned intuitive counselor, educator and best selling Hay House author who helps others recognize and connect with their own intuition, potential and purpose. Powerful motivational speaker, charismatic broadcast personality, and acclaimed performer, storyteller and recording artist, Colette uses her extraordinary spiritual gifts to empower her clients to ...more
More about Colette Baron-Reid...

Share This Book