Hero Within: Six Archetypes we Live By

Author(s): Carol S. Pearson


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. A popular guide to understanding ourselves and our collective heroic journeys--explores female and male journey patterns together to discern ways they are the same and ways they differ.

Revised Edition 1998


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'An excellent and useful book about the course our psychological development can take....it is an evolutionary archetypal psychology.' Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., author of Goddesses in Everywoman and Gods in Everyman

Carol Pearson is the President of the Centre for Archetypal Studies and Applications, Washington DC, USA

General Fields

  • : 9780062515551
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : September 1998
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Carol S. Pearson
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : English
  • : 158.1
  • : 208
  • : illustrations