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Leaving a Thumbprint on the World Hero, Outlaw, Magician


E S E L D O M S P E A K of the Hero, the Outlaw, and the

Magician in the same breath, but they are, in fact, powerful archetypes cut from the same cloth. In classic film and literature, they are often fearless protagonists who realize their own special power and go on to take great personal risks in order to change their reality. In day-to-day life, these powerful archetypes provide a structure that can release the ability of ordinary people to rise to challenges, take risks, break rules, and transform their lives. They help them develop the quality of mastery, requiring them to embrace risk and change, which can trigger an inner conflict with the need for safety, structure, and security. They are each, in their own way, magnetic, because they are about change—with all of its accompanying anxiety and exhilaration. The outcome can be socially positive (consider Churchill 101

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Mack, Margaret - Hero and Outlaw Archetype  

Mack, Margaret - Hero and Outlaw Archetype