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Preview — The Hero Within by Carol S. Pearson
The Hero Within
Works like Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces have introduced readers to the significance of myth and archetype in our lives. Carol Pearson's bestselling The Hero With...more
This book spends 80% of the time explaining 6 heroic archetypes that we all live by and the journey we must all take to complete the cycle. The last 20% of the book has a quiz to identify the archetypes roles in your current life and lists exercises on how to maximize your potential through each role. The two issues I have with this book are that it's descriptions of the archetypes seem to ramble on and on;I've said it before, why say in 500 ...more
But as a psychology book... Read Non Violent Communication and everything by Nathaniel Branden instead.
Somehow, in the middle, I felt it didn't show much promise as its title did. I admire Carol Pearson's observation of how humans interact and behave in society.
The question is: "How different or similar are the archetypes she talks about from the characters we already know from mythology, the Bible, or etcetera?"
Re-readable? Sadly, no. :(
Memorable and thought-provoking.
It's nonfiction but well written.