The Archeo: Personal Archetype Cards

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This beautiful set includes both a book and a deck of forty cards. Although reminiscent of oracle or fortune-telling decks, these cards are not meant to be prognosticative. Instead, they represent archetypes, or various aspects of the human psyche. According to many traditions, each of these archetypes resides in each of us; while some may be more overt or developed than others, each has something to teach and a way to help us (even the ones you may view negatively).

Understanding all this takes some work, but the book is an excellent guide to how each archetype functions. The descriptions are poetic, mystical, and surreal, and they perfectly match the wondrous drawings that, with their dreamlike quality, remove you from the mundane while opening your thoughts to deeper, more profound perceptions. After studying the cards and book, you are offered several potential ways to use the cards to elucidate subconscious impressions that may have been hidden.

Finally, the author shares a short story for each archetype that exemplifies how these characters may act; use these stories to heighten your awareness of each aspect of your own persona and how they can help you better understand your own inner world.

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Author Nick Bantock
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 204 pages
Publisher Llewellyn Publications
Publish Date 08-Apr-2021
ISBN 9780738764405 Buy this Book
Issue September 2021
Category Crafts & Hobbies