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Ep. 543: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 10: The Hero’s Shadow Archetypes
The Hero’s shadow archetypes of Coward and Bully are especially important (and cautionary) due to the pervasiveness of the Hero’s Journey.
Ep. 542: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 9: The Maiden’s Shadow Archetypes
Out of fear and egoism, the Maiden's shadow archetypes would prevent her from embracing a new perspective and completing her journey.
Ep. 541: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 8: Introduction to the 12 Shadow Archetypes
Each positive character archetype inherently represents a struggle with related shadow archetypes--one passive and one aggressive.
Ep. 540: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 7: The Mage Arc
The powerful and mysterious Mage Arc--the final archetypal character arc--turns its attention to questions of power and surrender.
Ep. 539: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 6: The Crone Arc
The Crone Arc begins the final act of the “life arcs” by presenting an inevitable and imperative Underworld Journey.
Ep. 538: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 5: The King Arc
Although the plot in a King Arc can be absolutely epic, it is a fundamentally spiritual arc--more so than any that have preceded it.