"The heroic quest is about saying
'yes' to yourself and in so doing, becoming more fully alive and
more effective in the world…The quest is replete with dangers
and pitfalls, but it offers great rewards: the capacity to be
successful in the world, knowledge of the mysteries of the human
soul, and the opportunity to find and express your unique gifts
in the world".
In this bold and original work, Carol S.
Pearson shows that the heroic quest isn't just for certain people
under special circumstances. Exploring the many heroic paths available
to each of us, at every point in our lives, her innovative program
enables us to live heroically by activating and applying twelve
archetypes in our lives.
This companion to the best-selling 'The
Hero Within' outlines twelve archetypal patterns that can aid
inner development and the quest for wholeness.
'These archetypes are inner guides that
can help us:'
• prepare for the journey, by learning
how to become successful members of society
• embark upon the quest, by becoming initiated into the
mysteries of the human soul; and
• return to transform our lives as a result of claiming
our uniqueness and personal power
Writing for individuals seeking to realise
their full potential and professionals engaged in empowering others,
Pearson shows how journeys differ by the age, gender, and cultural
background of the seeker, and how archetypes help awaken the capacities
of our psyches. A unique diagnostic test, the Heroic Myth Index,
and exercises are included to help us understand and awaken our