Warriors and Witches: Understanding Archetypes and the Monomyth for Therapeutic Purposes

Warriors and Witches: Understanding Archetypes and the Monomyth for Therapeutic Purposes

Description: This 60-80 minute workshop will introduce students to the Campbellian monomyth and universal archetypes of human behavior in order to support a deeper understanding of applied expressive arts in health and therapeutic settings. Students will complete a number of brief online readings and an archetype assessment prior to attending the workshop so that they may be more familiar with both the monomyth and the archetypes. During the workshop we’ll discuss these archetypes and their relationship with expressive arts, especially dance and movement. We’ll then consider applications for activities that utilize archetypes and movement in health and therapeutic settings. Students will complete the workshop by developing individual or small group “archetype dances”. This workshop is part of Dance 312: Teaching Methods for Adults and Diverse Populations.

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Outcomes:

  • Students will become familiar with Jungian (and literary) archetypes
  • Students will gain a rudimentary understanding of the monomyth
  • Students will discover their own dominant archetypes
  • Students will gain insight as to how awareness of archetypes aids growth and development
  • Students will make connections between archetypal self-awareness and bodily movement
  • Students will develop an understanding of how archetypal self-awareness and bodily movement may be utilized in health and therapeutic settings.
  • Students will choreograph an “archetype dance”.

Materials Needed: Students will need access to the internet and a computer in order to complete the readings and archetype test. Students should also wear comfortable clothing the day of the workshop as they will be moving/dancing.

GETTING STARTED PRE-TASKS (approximately 60 minutes): The following sections are your workshop pre-tasks. Failure to complete these will prevent you from fully understanding and participating in the workshop. As you are college students, I expect you to skim and scan your readings for specific info and main ideas; I do not expect you to have read every word! Pay attention to my suggested time frame; no need to spend more time on these…think of them as a warm-up and overview!

***When you’ve completed the pre-tasks, leave a comment/reply at the bottom of this page with your name and major, the author and title of the publication related to dance and archetype (as well as a link if possible), a 1 paragraph reflection that summaizes what you make of all this, and finally, your archetype info copied and pasted. Your completion of these activities will show me that you have completed the pre-task and are ready for our workshop! I’ve left a sample comment to show you what I’m expecting.

PART 1, MONOMYTH (15-20 mins)

In order to prepare for our workshop, let’s take a look at the documents/videos/survey below and then reflect on what we see/think/feel. This first document compares the Luke Skywalker and Harry Potter characters, suggesting that sometimes we encounter universal stories that show characters in universal situations and exhibiting universal behaviors. Take a look at the document and then consider the reflection below.

Image by Kal Bashir

REFLECTION (5 mins): What do you make of this similarity between Luke and Harry? Consider the common formula used in many animated Disney films or Hollywood blockbuster movies – what do they all have in common? Here are a few short video clips to get your thinking wheels turning:

THE MONOMYTH (5 mins)

Take a look at this page: http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00212/monomyth.html

This is an introduction to a common series of situations termed the monomyth. This idea was first introduced by the writer James Joyce in his novel, Finnegan’s Wake, and then later developed by mythologist, scholar and professor Joseph Campbell who after years of researching comparative mythology and culture suggested that this monomythic sequence of events may be found across history and across cultures. In short, many of the world’s most-loved stories, folk tales, fairy tales, etc share some striking commonalities.

REFLECTION (5 mins): Can you think of other stories, movies, etc that share the action discussed in the monomyth? If you had to pick one of the stages from the monomyth that most closely described where you are in your life, today, which one would it be? Why? Now read the passage below from Joseph Campbell’s The Power of Myth (click me to view this book at Amazon.com)

“The whole sense of the ubiquitous myth of the hero’s passage is that it shall serve as a general pattern for men and women, wherever they may stand along the scale. Therefore it is formulated in the broadest terms. The individual has only to discover his own position with reference to this general human formula, and let it then assist him past his restricting walls. Who and where are his ogres? Those are the reflections of the unsolved enigmas of his own humanity. What are his ideals? Those are the symptoms of his grasp of life.”
– (Campbell, The Power of Myth, p.121)

REVIEW of PART 1: Ok, so far we’ve considered Campbell’s monomyth as rooted in primitive cultures, universal (not just related to one culture or historical period), evident in multiple types of literature and reflective of the hero’s journey, a common sequence of events/behaviors that we all encounter throughout our lives. Next, let’s go deeper and examine these situations/behaviors, also known as archetypes.

PART 2, ARCHETYPES (25-30 minutes)

READINGS: Begin by reviewing the following pages (10 mins):

  1. Carol Pearson’s Archetypes (pay special attention to the list of 12 common archetypes at the left; click on them to learn more)
  2. Star Wars Origins
  3. You Are the Starring Character in the Story that Is Life

QUIZ: Now, let’s have some real fun and take an online quiz (10 mins) to find out what our current dominant archetypes are. When you’re done, copy and paste your info into a comment/reply at the bottom of this page along with your reflection and reference (more on that below).

Awakening the Hero Within Archetype Quiz

READING: Ok, as a way to wrap this up and make connections, review the following essay (5 mins), Mythology as Dance: The Missing Link to Civilizations by Mindi Bishop.

Homework Assignment (5-10 mins): Do some research in the school library, online databases, Google or even Google Scholar and find at least one article/book that examines both a) myth/story/monomyth/archetype AND b) dance/movement. Please bring this to class as we will discuss and share what we have found! I prefer you to identify works that also discuss healing and health. Please include the reference for your book/article in your comment below.

DAY OF THE WORKSHOP

I. Review archetypes, monomyths, origins of dance and discuss our current understanding of the workshop topic. (10 mins)

II. Discuss the articles/books we found about archetype/monomyth and dance. (10 mins)

III. Discuss our own dominant archetypes. (10 mins)

IV. Archetypal movement for healing and expression. (20 mins)

V. Students choreograph an “archetype dance”. (20 mins)

VI. Final review. (5-10 mins)

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  1. Marlen says:

    Marlen Harrison
    Major: Psychology
    Reference: The Dancing Healers by Carl Hammerschlag
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Dancing-Healers-Doctors-Americans/dp/0062503952
    Reflection: So based on the info we had to read I can see why dance is so strongly connected to story. What I didn’t know was that the sequences and major events of stories, and the characters themeselves, had so much in common! I can see how certain types of dance or movement can help someone “get in touch with” or perform an archetype or archetypal situation. I’m not totally sure I understand how this relates to health though…

    My archetype info: You are the Fool!

    69% Innocent, 23% Orphan, 63% Warrior, 69% Caregiver, 74% Seeker, 71% Lover, 42% Destroyer, 80% Creator, 63% Magician, 67% Ruler, 43% Sage and 83% Fool!

    ­­­Goal: Enjoyment
    Fear: Nonaliveness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Play tricks on it
    Task: Trust in the process
    Gift: Joy, freedom
    Addictions: Excitement, cocaine, alcohol

    The Fool is the archetype most helpful in dealing with the absurdities of the modern world and with faceless, amorphous modern bureaucracies– places where no one takes personal responsibility, rules are expected to be followed mo matter how absurd they might be, and the tables are incredibly stacked against individual effectiveness. A Jester does not merely provide entertainment, but also points out the failings of the kingdom to a wise Ruler. Thus, Fools are often the most serious archetype of all. The Fool often violates social norms in humourous ways to avoid provoking undue hostility.

    A Fool’s politics are anarchistic. Fools are resilient, and are willing to stand up and try again despite failing. The Fool enjoys the contest of the wits even in the most dangerous or offensive of circumstances, and hates being bored.

  2. Amanda Sieradzki says:

    Amanda Sieradzki
    Major: Writing
    Reference: Stambali: Dissociative Possession and Trace in Tunisian Healing Dance by Eli Somer and Meir Saadon
    Reflection: Through trance dance, Tunisian women are able to release evil demons, spirits, or djinn which may bring them harm. While some are possessed, others are healed. The myths this group of people hold greatly influence the trance dance, and I understand how the healing aspects of this dance would bring them peace.

    My archetype info: You are the Creator!
    53% Innocent, 30% Orphan, 63% Warrior, 70% Caregiver, 72% Seeker, 52% Lover, 65% Destroyer, 83% Creator, 59% Magician, 78% Ruler, 60% Sage and 44% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  3. Vanessa Costanzo says:

    Vanessa Costanzo
    Major: Psychology
    Reference: Cinderella
    Reflection: Cinderella is a miserable girl whose father had passed away and she is left with her evil step mother and two step sisters. By going to the magical ball in disguise, she is able to find the love of her life, but he only knows her at first for the glass slipper she has dropped. Without going to the ball after having a visit from a magical fairy godmother, Cinderella would not have found happiness that would remove her from her situation wit her evil step mother and step sisters. Although the dance is nothing specific, the act of being at the ball is what made a great change in her life.

    You are the Caregiver!
    57% Innocent, 31% Orphan, 60% Warrior, 81% Caregiver, 72% Seeker, 71% Lover, 58% Destroyer, 67% Creator, 63% Magician, 62% Ruler, 53% Sage and 59% Fool!
    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

  4. Djenee Dunn says:

    Major: Advertising and Public Relations
    Reference: Dancers ‘Zumba’ for 2 hours at cancer fundraiser
    http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20120930/NEWS/309309979?p=2&tc=pg

    Reflection: Zumba has become a very big part of the health community. Especially for people with diseases. My mom is a recent breast cancer survivor. Like Cindee Wests’ mom, my mom also had stage four breast cancer. She found Zumba as a way to reconnect with herself as well as a way to exercise and have fun during and after her treatments. It’s only after my mother was diagnosed and began dance classes like this that I realized how uplifting dance was for her. She was able to in a sense, shed the disease from her body, if only for a short moment. I see how important dance is for people with ANY type of issue. Dance is indeed for everyone.

    You are the Creator!
    65% Innocent, 19% Orphan, 68% Warrior, 74% Caregiver, 69% Seeker, 65% Lover, 37% Destroyer, 87% Creator, 63% Magician, 66% Ruler, 53% Sage and 83% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  5. Patrick Justin says:

    Major: Psychology
    References: Raven and the Whale Retold by Larua Simms
    http://www.healingstory.org/stories/treasurechest/raven-whale.html

    Reflection: The Raven and the Whale is an Inuit story that takes place in the beginning of time. The creator of all, the Raven, discovers that the heart of a whale is a beautiful girl. Her dancing is the beat that moves the whales body. The raven becomes consumed with human desire and steals her away to become his wife, but soon after both the whale and the girl die. The Raven danced and sang for weeks to calm his grieving soul. The Raven learned that everything that lives will die. The Raven promised to always return to the world as long as those in it cared for one another and understood this lesson on the circle of life. In this story the Raven used dance to heal his broken heart.

    You are the Caregiver!
    66% Innocent, 30% Orphan, 63% Warrior, 78% Caregiver, 54% Seeker, 70% Lover, 42% Destroyer, 59% Creator, 40% Magician, 66% Ruler, 61% Sage and 74% Fool!

    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

  6. Chelsea Moskal says:

    Chelsea Moskal
    Major: International Business and Marketing and Applied Dance minor

    Reference: Hayes, Dorsha. “Consideration Of The Dance From A Jungian Viewpoint.” Journal Of Analytical Psychology 4.2 (1959): 169-181. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Oct. 2012.

    http://web.ebscohost.com.esearch.ut.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=6&hid=13&sid=493064d1-6294-4932-acb8-fdfa4437aaf4%40sessionmgr13

    Reflection: I very much enjoyed researching this topic. I think dance is truly an expression of our archetypes. Reading about the different types has made me understand other dancers’ personalities. Dance allows archetypes to be released from the body, which gives dancers a sense of freedom. I can definitely see how this freedom could make dancers lead healthier lives.

    Archetype: You are the Creator!
    55% Innocent, 38% Orphan, 54% Warrior, 76% Caregiver, 59% Seeker, 70% Lover, 38% Destroyer, 87% Creator, 46% Magician, 67% Ruler, 75% Sage and 61% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actionsThe Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  7. Katie Kuchta says:

    Katie Kuchta
    Major: Public Relations
    Reference: Beauty and the Beast
    Reflection: This is a fairy tale, simply not the first one that comes to mind, but Belle is the beauty who falls in love with the beast. Only to find that he is actually a prince and she has overcome looks on the outside for looks on the inside. Meaning that her strength to overcome her irresistible beauty and being mistreated by the towns bachelor Gaston, she has grown from being diseaved and learned that her efforts do get rewarded due to the beauty of the beast when he transforms into the prince at the end.

    You are the Creator!

    73% Innocent, 30% Orphan, 57% Warrior, 74% Caregiver, 48% Seeker, 68% Lover, 38% Destroyer, 87% Creator, 59% Magician, 78% Ruler, 65% Sage and 65% Fool!

    Goal: Identity

    Fear: Inauthenticity

    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self

    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance

    Gift: Individuality, vocation

    Addictions: Work, creativity

    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.

    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:

    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  8. Jazmine Gutter says:

    Your result for Awakening the Hero Within: Hero Archetype Test…You are the Creator!47% Innocent, 60% Orphan, 66% Warrior, 63% Caregiver, 62% Seeker, 54% Lover, 65% Destroyer, 76% Creator, 41% Magician, 76% Ruler, 43% Sage and 61% Fool!Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task:  self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift:  Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
     The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.
     
    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.
    Take Awakening the Hero Within: Hero Archetype Test at HelloQuizzy

  9. Ashley Sooklal says:

    “Memoirs of a Geisha” by by Arthur Golden; New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2001], ©1997.
    Overview: A young girl, named Chiyo, grows up very poor. Her family has hardly anything and the father makes a decision to sell her to work. she ends up working at a Geisha house as a servant, but then ends up becoming a Geisha herself in her teens. She goes through full Geisha training including manners, walking, dance performance, and much more. Her journey through life becomes chaotic but fulfilling.

    You are the Creator!
    65% Innocent, 24% Orphan, 60% Warrior, 85% Caregiver, 46% Seeker, 74% Lover, 37% Destroyer, 93% Creator, 60% Magician, 69% Ruler, 52% Sage and 69% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity

    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  10. Ashley Caraway says:

    Ashley Caraway
    Major; Performing arts.
    Reflection: I believe this lesson on archetypes is very useful and helps to open my eyes to a new way of looking at dance. Being a “creator” made me realize I have more potential than I give myself credit for. Having an archetype gives a dancer a first step into finding there true movement within dance.
    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances

  11. Rhiannon Crawford says:

    major: Performing Arts
    reference: The movie Take The Lead
    reason: This movie is about a man named Pierre that comes into a school to teach ballroom dance to teach misbehaving kids discipline, respect, and the art of dance. He has many struggles at first, mostly because the students spend a good amount of time making him want to leave. But, he sticks to it and his students begin to love dance and the respect it is teaching them is carried over into everyday life. In the end, they compete in a ballroom contest.

    You are the Caregiver!

    46% Innocent, 37% Orphan, 62% Warrior, 85% Caregiver, 52% Seeker, 61% Lover, 44% Destroyer, 72% Creator, 44% Magician, 72% Ruler, 52% Sage and 74% Fool!

    Goal: Help others.

    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

  12. Lauren Albro says:

    Major: Psychology, Dance/Theatre minor, Applied Dance Minor

    Reading: Learning to Dance: Archetypes and Stories as Models for Life’s Journey
    by Lorna Czarnota http://www.healingstory.org/publications/articles/czarnota-learndance.html

    Reflection: This story talks about how important archetypes are when it comes to dance and the audience around you. I really enjoyed how the author talked about when she tells stories within her dances she takes her audience in to great consideration. Also, it was mentioned that throughout life, the biggest changes anyone goes through are also times of changing hormone levels which leads to frustration. To sum it up, all of the different life experiences need a way for life to release that tension. The article talks about how instead of taking problems straight through to the finish, we should learn to dance through them and have a much more positive result.

    You are the Lover.
    50% Innocent, 50% Orphan, 60% Warrior, 48% Caregiver, 56% Seeker, 77% Lover, 54% Destroyer, 59% Creator, 47% Magician, 71% Ruler, 63% Sage and 74% Fool!

    Goal: Bliss
    Fear: Loss of love
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Love it
    Task: Follow bliss
    Gift: Passion, commitment
    Addictions: Relationships, sex

    The Lover’s path is the path of the Soul, the path of Eros instead of Ego. The Lover is often unfairly criticized for his/her lack of prudence when making decisions by following the often illogical, more difficult path of following one’s passion. Most of the other Archetypes, especially the Orphan and the Sage, will be very critical of the Lovers ability to surrender their control for their passions. A well-developed Lover, however, also has a strong identity and a deep foundation that is not easily recognized by the types that are controlled by Ego.

    Shadow Lover:
    When Eros is denied due to social or other cultural restrictions, it goes underground and emerges in its shadow forms, which are depraved and destructive rather than life-giving and life-promoting. The Shadow Lover causes violence, jealousy, and the objectification of self and others.

  13. Liz Frattallone says:

    Liz Frattallone
    Major: Advertising and Public Relations
    Reference: Sacred Dancers and Shamanic Transformation by Jade Wah’oo
    http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/jan4/wahoo.htm
    Reflection: Similarly to the readings discussing how the same archetypes exist through various stories, this article explained how our soul is comprised of 22 Sacred Dancers, otherwise known as the 22 archetypes that exist in various mythologies and religions. This article specifically focused on the Hero archetype, which would include such figures as Thor (Norse) or Hercules (Greek). It then explained a sort of mathematical formula for successfully portraying the Hero in dance. I’m not sure I completely understood it, but it was definitely different, and I’m curious to know the formulas for dancing other archetypes. I also enjoyed the idea that our souls are comprised of all archetypes, and each one can be expressed through dancing the different roles.

    You are the Creator!

    27% Innocent, 66% Orphan, 53% Warrior, 61% Caregiver, 75% Seeker, 51% Lover, 72% Destroyer, 76% Creator, 64% Magician, 53% Ruler, 48% Sage and 72% Fool!

    Goal: Identity

    Fear: Inauthenticity

    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self

    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance

    Gift: Individuality, vocation

    Addictions: Work, creativity

    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.

    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:

    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  14. Jill Gempel says:

    Major: Theatre, Minor: Applied Dance/Music

    Reading: Dancing the Eternal Image: Visual and Narrative Archetypes by Andrea Deagon, Ph.D
    http://people.uncw.edu/deagona/raqs/eternalimage.htm

    Reflection: I think the overall idea of this is very interesting, and it is definitely something that I have noticed before. If you watch Pocahontas or Avatar, it’s the same thing as Harry Potter/ Luke Skywalker, you can simply change a few words and you have a “completely different” story, when in reality it is actually the same thing. It’s very frustrating for me because I feel like there are so many people out there with different, creative ideas, but those people are not getting the opportunity to shine, and instead we are borrowing and reusing the same, boring stories because that is what people know, or are comfortable with.

    You are the Creator!
    27% Innocent, 53% Orphan, 59% Warrior, 72% Caregiver, 74% Seeker, 46% Lover, 58% Destroyer, 87% Creator, 64% Magician, 64% Ruler, 43% Sage and 70% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  15. Elizabeth Deatherage says:

    Elizabeth Deatherage

    Major: Applied Dance

    Reference: Happy Feet

    Happy Feet is monomyth about a penguin who at birth was considered an outcast for his inability to stop moving his feet. He would move his feet in different rhythms depending on his mood or type of situation. He begins his first stage by being exiled from a gathering and encountering different types of penguins and “aliens,” which in this case, are humans. I did not realize that almost all stories have a similar base. When adding dance to the picture, I felt foolish that I had not thought of this before. Of course dance is a story! It is not just random, meaningless, movements. We represent and express ourselves and everything around us with dance. Try to imagine a person receiving thrilling and mind-blowing news without moving one muscle in his or her body. That interpretation is a creative dance.

    You are the Creator!

    66% Innocent, 26% Orphan, 63% Warrior, 78% Caregiver, 69% Seeker, 61% Lover, 58% Destroyer, 89% Creator, 64% Magician, 71% Ruler, 59% Sage and 69% Fool!

    Goal: Identity

    Fear: Inauthenticity

    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self

    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance

    Gift: Individuality, vocation

    Addictions: Work, creativity

    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.

    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:

    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  16. Laura Remillard
    Major: Writing
    Minor: Applied Dance and Psychology

    You are the Creator!

    43% Innocent, 47% Orphan, 59% Warrior, 83% Caregiver, 59% Seeker, 61% Lover, 51% Destroyer, 87% Creator, 50% Magician, 67% Ruler, 55% Sage and 78% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.
    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

    Reflection: I thought all of this was very interesting and actually quite helpful. Being a bit of a nerd, I enjoyed reading about how much some of my favorite movies overlap in the sense that the plots are very similar (due to the fact they all have the “hero” who partakes in the Departure, Initiation, and Return of some sort). From a learning standpoint, it was interesting to discover that my identifier would be “The Creator” and the description that goes along with it. I feel as though I am always seeking improvement and I am really not satisfied with what I’ve created. Lastly, it was interesting to see what percentage I received for all the other categories.

    Reference: http://movingpastgrief.com/2013/01/23/customized-approach-to-movement/
    Moving Past Grief: Healing Through Dance
    This article discusses the many ways you can dance in order to help heal an individual dealing with grief. The ways of dancing the article describes is Dancing the Elements, Dancing Your Spirit Animal (Totem), 7 Chakra Kundalini Dance, Dancing Mythology (Inanna’s Journey to the Underworld, Demeter & Persephone, the Minotaur, Kali, Kuan Yin or Tara for Compassion, etc.), and Dancing Your Story (Day-long process, includes some drawing & poetry).

  17. Michaela Karpinski says:

    Michaela Karpinski
    Major: Allied Health
    You are the Creator!
    73% Innocent, 30% Orphan, 65% Warrior, 78% Caregiver, 64% Seeker, 70% Lover, 27% Destroyer, 89% Creator, 64% Magician, 67% Ruler, 61% Sage and 69% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

    Reflection: I thought this entire assignment was extremely interesting. I believe that people forget that a hero can be any person. You don’t have to be physically strong like the media portrays to be a hero. Connecting all of the different heroes portrayed in the assignment, I think it forces people to think about what a hero actually is, and how the archetypes truly categorize the types of people we are. Everyone can be a hero, and I believe that dance helps us express that in a physical and emotional form. When asked various questions on the test, I found myself to realize that I always find connections with people and their lives, and I can admire someone else’s success from afar, but in terms of my own success I am always telling myself that things can be better. This occurs in every aspect of my life- everywhere from my academic success to my dance success. There is always a part of me that doesn’t believe my own personal hero has completed the journey yet.

    Reference: Amplification: The Dance from The Journal of Analytical Psychology

    http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=62f60aa1-805c-44ae-9942-0ccb8665e6b3%40sessionmgr14&vid=4&hid=25

    This article was written in terms of dance as an archetype. The article discussed dance as something that is said to be sacred. Since we use our bodies to portray stories through dance, the article emphasized transferring the sacred thoughts of dance from earlier eras to a metaphor that uses expression. It was a difficult yet interesting article that also touched on dreams and interpretation, which can be looked into when viewing dance as an archetype.

  18. Marlen says:

    You are the Fool!

    50% Innocent, 51% Orphan, 57% Warrior, 65% Caregiver, 72% Seeker, 67% Lover, 52% Destroyer, 80% Creator, 67% Magician, 67% Ruler, 47% Sage and 81% Fool!

    ­­­Goal: Enjoyment

    Fear: Nonaliveness

    Response to Dragon/Problem: Play tricks on it

    Task: Trust in the process

    Gift: Joy, freedom

    Addictions: Excitement, cocaine, alcohol

    The Fool is the archetype most helpful in dealing with the absurdities of the modern world and with faceless, amorphous modern bureaucracies– places where no one takes personal responsibility, rules are expected to be followed mo matter how absurd they might be, and the tables are incredibly stacked against individual effectiveness. A Jester does not merely provide entertainment, but also points out the failings of the kingdom to a wise Ruler. Thus, Fools are often the most serious archetype of all. The Fool often violates social norms in humourous ways to avoid provoking undue hostility.

    A Fool’s politics are anarchistic. Fools are resilient, and are willing to stand up and try again despite failing. The Fool enjoys the contest of the wits even in the most dangerous or offensive of circumstances, and hates being bored.

    Shadow Fool:

    When such energy is not allowed, it simply goes underground, and in doing so becomes negative, undermining force. The Shadow Fool delights in breaking rules, regardless of the consequences. Unbridled and undisciplined sensuality, madness, and multiple personalities or personas are usually the results of the force of the Shadow Fool. The Shadow Fool has an unrealistic vision of what is required for survival, emotions, and relationships and believes that in order to succeed at conventional norms, one must work all of the time, so there is no use in undertaking any conventional task.

  19. Audra Ament says:

    Audra Ament
    Major: Dance/Marketing

    You are the Creator!
    78% Innocent, 24% Orphan, 59% Warrior, 81% Caregiver, 61% Seeker, 68% Lover, 39% Destroyer, 85% Creator, 54% Magician, 71% Ruler, 65% Sage and 72% Fool!

    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity

    **The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be. After completing this archetype test I was actually surprised that I scored the highest in being a creator. Honestly, I didn’t even know much to anything about understanding these archetypes prior to this test, along with with mono mythic sequences among fairytales, movies, and stories which was unbelievable with the commonalities. Going back to me scoring the highest in the creator type was actually surprising because I definitely consider myself and always have as a caregiver. I’m always making sure everyone else is okay and worrying about myself comes at very little times. But, with that said it was a very close second, at 81%. Additionally, after reading about the creator it did start to make sense because I truly try to do my best in creating and bettering my surroundings constantly; I realize there is always a need for improvement and potential within myself in that I can create and do endless amounts of experiences that can make me the best person possible, and then share what I have learned with other people and vice versa.

  20. Laurin Aguilar says:

    Laurin Aguilar

    Major: Criminology

    Reading: The Healing Powers of Dance
    http://www.aarp.org/health/fitness/info-03-2011/dance-for-health.html

    Reflection: When I first started this assignment I had no idea that the concept of the monomyth was what I learned about in AP Comp and Lit my senior year of high school, so to see this again here was somewhat exciting. After reading about the Heroic Monomyth I quickly related it to my own life. I discovered that I’m in the Initiation stage during the road of trials. (Road of Trials: In the new world, the hero must confront a series of challenges and tests to help the hero improve his character and skills to become more self-reliant.) During this stage in my life the new world to me is still college, just more enjoyable this year, and the series of tests and challenges in my life are needing to get my GPA up, getting robbed at gunpoint, having my money stolen at a party, being broke, and getting into a car accident that totaled my car just to name a few. It’s crazy that no matter what people go through and no matter what stage they are in their life that this monomyth idea holds true to every person in the world. My quiz results were surprisingly accurate as well. It’s almost scary that even though our lives and personalities are so different our major path points will end up being the same.

    My Archetype Info:
    You are the Seeker!
    54% Innocent, 35% Orphan, 71% Warrior, 74% Caregiver, 75% Seeker, 57% Lover, 48% Destroyer, 72% Creator, 63% Magician, 57% Ruler, 59% Sage and 69% Fool!

    Goal: Search for better life
    Fear: Conformity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Flee from it
    Task: Be true to deeper self
    Gift: Autonomy, ambition
    Addictions: Independence, perfection
    The Seeker seeks to find a better future or found a more perfect world. Seekers often feel confined and are therefore vulnerable to the call of the unknown. Wandering begins with rather aimless experimentation. Often, this experimentation alienates those around the Seeker and the Seeker is forced to give up his/her conventional life to wander and grow. Eventually, the Seeker finds h/er Grail and can create a new life of convention.

    Shadow Seeker:
    The Shadow Seekers manifests itself as an obsessive need to be independent that keeps us isolated and alone. Other times, the urge to seek will take destructive forms such as chemical addiction, or even to dangerous situations that produce adrenalin. Seeking is often dangerous. In a materialistic, secular society, the mountain to be scaled is often professional or vocational. Initially, channeling the urge to ascend into various kinds of achievement is very positive and healthy. Therefore, modern Seekers often find themselves seeking a high through their work, working an ever increasing amount of time to satisfy her/his needs.

  21. Alyssa Fessett says:

    Alyssa Fessett
    Major: Biology/Marine Science

    You are the Creator!

    73% Innocent, 20% Orphan, 59% Warrior, 76% Caregiver, 62% Seeker, 71% Lover, 39% Destroyer, 89% Creator, 64% Magician, 74% Ruler, 52% Sage and 61% Fool!

    Goal: Identity

    Fear: Inauthenticity

    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self

    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance

    Gift: Individuality, vocation

    Addictions: Work, creativity

    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.

    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:

    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

    The following is the book that I saw online that seemed to have similarities to our lecture in class:
    The Alchemy of Dance: Sacred Dance as a Path to the Universal Dancer
    By Leslie Zehr

    http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=mY_4eHR5hbAC&oi=fnd&pg=PR9&dq=alchemy+of+dance&ots=_thTsz_LLA&sig=ZlU8n4kaKo3a7bXERtoKnSvEjRI#v=onepage&q=alchemy%20of%20dance&f=false

  22. Erica Natal says:

    Name: Erica Natal
    Major: Performing Arts Minor: speech, Exercise Science

    Reading: The Healing Heart ~ Families
    Edited by Allison M. Cox and David H. Albert

    Reflection: At the start of this assignment I didn’t really know what to expect. As I continued with the exercises I noticed and understood much more. I like how the monomyth is depicted in several different ways and is honestly so closely related to real life. I like how the test really summed up the person I am based on the few questions I answered. I believe the results to be quite accurate and amusing,
    Reflecting on the book listed above, I feel it holds a lot of interest and power. I like to discover the deeper meaning behind all things in life. Using storytelling as a way to heal is incredible. It has the ability to touch the lives of many people and take on “new forms” throughout the years, still keeping the main concept(s). I like that healing can be done without medicine and which actual human contact (not just technology).

    You are the Creator!

    77% Innocent, 15% Orphan, 47% Warrior, 76% Caregiver, 57% Seeker, 72% Lover, 34% Destroyer, 85% Creator, 60% Magician, 71% Ruler, 71% Sage and 78% Fool!

    Goal: Identity

    Fear: Inauthenticity

    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self

    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance

    Gift: Individuality, vocation

    Addictions: Work, creativity

    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.

    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:

    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  23. Nicole Crance says:

    Name: Nicole Crance
    Major: Communication
    Minor: Dance/Theatre

    Article on dance & archetypes: http://people.uncw.edu/deagona/raqs/eternalimage.htm

    REFLECTION:
    I found this exercise to be very interesting and informative. Having taken the course Visual Literacy a few years ago for my major, I remember discussing the various themes we see in movies/shows time and time again–“The Hero’s Journey” was definitely one of them. But certainly, there are many archetypes that books, movies, shows and even life follow. My favorite part of this assignment (besides the quiz) was “If you had to pick one of the stages from the monomyth that most closely described where you are in your life, today, which one would it be? Why?” I would have to say, right now, I would be in the Apotheosis stage of my life. Being in school was my start of my trek and now the journey is almost done (graduating in May). I’m a completely different person than when I started in 2010 or even since last semester! I’m much happier, and wholesome and because of that, I feel that I’ve been able to be of assistance more to the people I care about most; being there for others beyond myself.

    Of course, my other favorite part of this assignment was obviously seeing my quiz result; I’m not surprised at all with “Ruler”…the description is pretty darn accurate! I’ve taken a personality test before and my result was basically the same, I’m a “Challenger.”

    QUIZ RESULT:

    You are the Ruler!
    59% Innocent, 26% Orphan, 69% Warrior, 61% Caregiver, 59% Seeker, 64% Lover, 49% Destroyer, 67% Creator, 71% Magician, 72% Ruler, 55% Sage and 61% Fool!

    Goal: Order, prosperity
    Fear: Chaos
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Find its constructive uses
    Task: Take full responsibility for life
    Gift: Responsibility, control
    Addictions: Control, codependence
    Rulers are realists who do not have the leisure to have illusions; they are integrated, whole and ready to take responsibility for loves. Rulers understand that his/her own capacity for harm is as great as their capacity for good, and take responsibility for his/her actions. The Ruler maintains life and governs it. The emergence of the positive Ruler archetype indicates some achievement of mastery in the world. At best, Rulers are ecological and find the best methods to deal with everything.

    Shadow Ruler:
    The Shadow Rulers feels a compelling need to control her/himself and others and an inability to trust the process. Control is wanted for its own sake or for power, status, or personal aggrandizement rather that to manifest the kingdom that would gratify us on a deep level. Shadow Rulers operate out of a scarcity mentality, believing that there is not enough so ‘my gain must be their loss.’ The Shadow Ruler emerges not because they feel we have too much power, but because we feel we have much too little. Often Shadow Rulers are substituting power over others for power from within the self.

  24. Jessica Marshall says:

    Jessica Marshall
    Major: Applied Sociology
    Reference: The Name of the Wind

    Reflection: While reading through “The Heroic Monomyth,” the story that immediately flooded my mind was Disney’s rendition of Rapunzel, Tangled, even down to the specific word choices. I would say that right now I am nearing the end of stage three at the crossing of the return threshold. I have led quite the journey in my life with ups and downs and with a companion by my side along the way. As I am about to graduate from college and enter into a new world, job interviews and the unknown challenge me after an incredible journey. The reference book that I acquired, The Name of the Wind, is a novel that follows the monomyth guidelines of heroic tales such as those written by J.R.R. Tolkien.

    My archetype info: You are the Creator!
    65% Innocent, 34% Orphan, 51% Warrior, 83% Caregiver, 41% Seeker, 64% Lover, 38% Destroyer, 85% Creator, 43% Magician, 69% Ruler, 59% Sage and 69% Fool!
    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.
    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  25. Ryan says:

    Name: Ryan Lipka
    Major: Sports Management
    Reference:http://www.archetypalenergy.com/blog/2011/12/15/dancing-with-the-divine-walking-with-the-mystic-archetype.html

    Reflection: Going into this assignment I did not know what to expect. Many of the ideas talked about above are new to me which truly blew my mind. It truly is crazy how almost everything in this world connects one way or another even if it is the most minuscule of things. It is almost as if there is a general format for life yet we are the ones who have to fill up the middle with personal experiences. I truly enjoyed the “Awakening the Hero Within” quiz that we had to take. I have taken similar quizzes in the past but none on this topic. It is always nice to see your personality be represented by a simple test online.

    You are the Caregiver!
    59% Innocent, 41% Orphan, 75% Warrior, 76% Caregiver, 61% Seeker, 38% Lover, 48% Destroyer, 63% Creator, 46% Magician, 74% Ruler, 47% Sage and 44% Fool!

    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

  26. Brian Stanco says:

    Brian Stanco
    Major: Creative Writing/Theatre
    Reference: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/11/batkid-a-heartwarming-very-2013-story/281560/

    Reflection: This exercise was very enlightening on how many stories contain similar paths. The idea of the monomyth, to me, is very interesting, especially when you can take many grand arching tales like Star Wars and Harry Potter, and fit them together. The exact path of the monomyth works perfectly for heroic tales and it’s obvious the best tales/books/movies are the ones that work off the monomyth, similar to how Star Wars and The Matrix both did. Also, interesting to read about how mythology and dance connect, since I know little about dance and its history. The idea that dance is a way to immerse yourself into the art/myth to better connect to the gods/tales resonates with me because of my background with acting and its similar ideals.

    Quiz result: You are the Fool!

    74% Innocent, 19% Orphan, 68% Warrior, 61% Caregiver, 64% Seeker, 74% Lover, 31% Destroyer, 83% Creator, 47% Magician, 71% Ruler, 51% Sage and 87% Fool!

    ­­­Goal: Enjoyment

    Fear: Nonaliveness

    Response to Dragon/Problem: Play tricks on it

    Task: Trust in the process

    Gift: Joy, freedom

    Addictions: Excitement, cocaine, alcohol

    The Fool is the archetype most helpful in dealing with the absurdities of the modern world and with faceless, amorphous modern bureaucracies– places where no one takes personal responsibility, rules are expected to be followed mo matter how absurd they might be, and the tables are incredibly stacked against individual effectiveness. A Jester does not merely provide entertainment, but also points out the failings of the kingdom to a wise Ruler. Thus, Fools are often the most serious archetype of all. The Fool often violates social norms in humourous ways to avoid provoking undue hostility.

    A Fool’s politics are anarchistic. Fools are resilient, and are willing to stand up and try again despite failing. The Fool enjoys the contest of the wits even in the most dangerous or offensive of circumstances, and hates being bored.

    Shadow Fool:

    When such energy is not allowed, it simply goes underground, and in doing so becomes negative, undermining force. The Shadow Fool delights in breaking rules, regardless of the consequences. Unbridled and undisciplined sensuality, madness, and multiple personalities or personas are usually the results of the force of the Shadow Fool. The Shadow Fool has an unrealistic vision of what is required for survival, emotions, and relationships and believes that in order to succeed at conventional norms, one must work all of the time, so there is no use in undertaking any conventional task.

  27. Bree Tucker says:

    Bree Tucker
    Major: Criminology, Minor in Law/Justice & Speech
    Reference: Soul and Spirit in Dance Movement Psychotherapy: A Transpersonal Approach By Jill Hayes – Chapter 4: Listening to the Archetypes

    This assignment was beneficial in understanding how various stories and tales while have different circumstances all relate in a broader sense of the overall journey. I liked beginning with the Harry Potter and Luke Skywalker example because I am a tangible or visual learner so I was able to more quickly grasp the concept when I saw how certain detail were being substituted between the two stories. In reading a bit more into my reference I understood more the reasons why dance is so related to archetypes and monomyths. The example in my book was dancing in the form of fire or a tiger was an example of rage. It’d be cool and interesting to see how dance can alter the perception of a story, too.

    Your result for Awakening the Hero Within: Hero Archetype Test …
    You are the Creator!
    54% Innocent, 27% Orphan, 68% Warrior, 67% Caregiver, 70% Seeker, 58% Lover, 48% Destroyer, 91% Creator, 61% Magician, 67% Ruler, 53% Sage and 87% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  28. Angel says:

    Angel Hubaykah
    Major: Communication / Minor: Speech
    Reference: http://www.dancefacts.net/dance-history/dance-in-religion-and-mythology/

    Reflection: I never saw a real connection between dance and mythology. Reading through this assignment and the article I found helped to contradict my thoughts. Just like myths, dance has been around for thousands of years. They have helped people from different cultures tell stories and teach lessons, very similar to storytelling. The article also relates dance and myths to several different religions. This also made me think that with the transformation of dance throughout the years, there has also been a change in myths/fairytales, and even in religious teachings.

    Results:
    You are the Caregiver!
    62% Innocent, 29% Orphan, 57% Warrior, 91% Caregiver, 62% Seeker, 64% Lover, 48% Destroyer, 80% Creator, 61% Magician, 67% Ruler, 57% Sage and 56% Fool!

    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

  29. Linda Chum says:

    Linda Chum
    Major: Accounting

    Reflection:
    The original brothers Grimm version of Snow White ends with the Queen who is actually her mother, showing up at her wedding and forcing Snow White to wear iron shoes that has been in the fire and is burning hot. The queen then makes Snow White wear the hot shoes to dance till she falls dead.

    Reference: The Disturbing Origins of 10 Famous Fairy Tales by Emily Temple http://flavorwire.com/344667/the-disturbing-origins-of-10-famous-fairy-tales/5/

    My Archetype info: You are the Caregiver!
    45% Innocent, 36% Orphan, 66% Warrior, 89% Caregiver, 61% Seeker, 65% Lover, 51% Destroyer, 78% Creator, 64% Magician, 66% Ruler, 53% Sage and 56% Fool!
    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

  30. Carly Snyder says:

    Name: Carly Snyder
    Major: Psychology
    Reflection: I really had no idea what to expect when I started to prepare for class. This whole topic is so broad and interesting. The whole monomyth is very interesting to me, and seems so true once you really think about it and do some digging on the topic. I feel that this is certainly true when in most cases I can guess what direction and ending a movie/ or story will be going in. It’s interesting that this monomyth holds true even in different counties and languages. I really enjoyed doing the online quiz. I am not shocked with my results. It is fun to see if just by answering 72 questions, you can be labeled accurately with how you picture yourself. On one of the websites, it said “Caregiver types need to watch their tendencies toward martyrdom and enabling others, and to burn themselves out while always putting others first.” under caregiver (which I got). This is very true, and something I need to remember more often. I would say I am in the “roads of trials” stage because I am in my third year at college and sometimes it could be viewed as a “new world” and I most definitely have had to face a series of challenges and tests. However, this really did improve me for the better. I am excited to continue our discussion tomorrow, and hope to learn more about the connection of the monomyth and dance/therapy. Anything that can help someone heal or become better always interests me.

    You are the caregiver!
    66% Innocent, 41% Orphan, 69% Warrior, 76% Caregiver, 61% Seeker, 75% Lover, 39% Destroyer, 67% Creator, 67% Magician, 72% Ruler, 48% Sage and 70% Fool!

    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

  31. De'Quan S. Browne-Schmidt says:

    Name: De’Quan Browne-Schmidt
    Major: Elementary Education Minor: Dance/Theatre

    Author: Christopher Low
    Title: The Lion Dance: Myths & Meanings

    Reflection: I never knew storytelling can get so intense. I would have never known about the 12 archetypes if I wasn’t introduced to that article above. As I read through each of the archetypes, I thought of different stories or movies that I can recall to fit into the label. For example, I thought of Dora the Explorer when I read the Everyperson category. Although her title is Explorer, I see her more as an Everyperson archetype because she motivates her viewers to complete the tasks. I also found it very interesting how mythology and dance are interrelated. I am very excited to learn more about all of that in class tomorrow!

    You are the Caregiver!
    61% Innocent, 19% Orphan, 72% Warrior, 78% Caregiver, 70% Seeker, 70% Lover, 28% Destroyer, 63% Creator, 61% Magician, 78% Ruler, 48% Sage and 72% Fool!

    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

  32. Stephanie Biernat says:

    Stephanie Biernat
    Major: Communications Minor: Dance/Theatre
    Reference: Personal and Archetypal Dynamics in The Analytical Relationship
    http://books.google.com/books?id=-6-H4ibqBo4C&pg=PA454&dq=dance+and+archetypes&hl=en&sa=X&ei=bv4CU_KMM6ae2QXL-YHQDQ&ved=0CE8Q6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=dance%20and%20archetypes&f=false

    Reflection: I found this exercise very interesting and it actually boosted my creativity. Being pulled back from the stories that I’m so use to hearing about and seeing the similarities between them makes me think that everything has in fact been done but individuals continue to just alter previous work and call it their own. We are all creative and have the ability to create new things but especially authors of fairy tales use a similar structure. I enjoyed how Dr. Pearson broke down archetypes into 12 fundamental groups because although some are similar, they vary enough to give each story their own spot. I also enjoyed looking into how archetypes can connect to dance. I’ve danced my whole life and after taking the quiz, I was considered a creator which I think was on point and i know I constantly create movements.

    You are the Creator!
    68% Innocent, 17% Orphan, 62% Warrior, 81% Caregiver, 67% Seeker, 64% Lover, 44% Destroyer, 89% Creator, 59% Magician, 72% Ruler, 57% Sage and 83% Fool!

    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  33. Mitchell Spencer says:

    Mitchell Spencer
    Major:Musical Theatre
    I think that this exercise was useful bringing into light any type of fairy tale archetype if the person reading hadn’t already known them. It was interesting to see someone elses interpretation of what they think my archetype would be.

    My archetype info: You are the Creator!
    53% Innocent, 30% Orphan, 63% Warrior, 70% Caregiver, 72% Seeker, 52% Lover, 65% Destroyer, 83% Creator, 59% Magician, 78% Ruler, 60% Sage and 44% Fool!
    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.
    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

  34. Tim says:

    Reference: http://www.toetoheal.com

    Reflection: I enjoyed going through this exercise online and I am looking forward to what we explore in class in the morning. 🙂

    You are the Caregiver!
    39% Innocent, 57% Orphan, 66% Warrior, 78% Caregiver, 67% Seeker, 68% Lover, 51% Destroyer, 78% Creator, 57% Magician, 69% Ruler, 53% Sage and 74% Fool!

    Goal: Help others.
    Fear: Selfishness
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Take care of it or those it harms
    Task: Give without maiming self or others
    Gift: Compassion, generosity
    Addictions: Caretaking, codependence

    The ideal of the Caregiver is the perfect, caring parent—generative, loving, and attentive to noticing and developing talents and interests. The Caregiver is the creator of community that helps people feel that they belong and are valued and cared for by encouraging nurturing relationships between and among individuals and constituencies.

    Shadow Side:
    Shadow caregivers wish to maintain indefinitely the symbiotic state experienced by mother and child, devouring the growing protégé to try to keep it or make it part of his or her own self. The irony, of course, is that Shadow Caregivers devour others while also feeling devoured themselves by the caregiving roles. In fact, protégés are often driven or manipulated into doing what the Shadow Caregiver would like to be doing in an unlived life. A Shadow caregiver also may feel that s/he never gets anything back for his/her trouble. However, this type of Shadow caregiver also cannot get anything back, because s/he refuses to receive. These Caregivers may use the guilt and obligation they inspire in others to get their own way.

  35. gabriel windschauer says:

    Major: Web design
    Reflection: Before I started this assignment I didn’t exactly know what too expect. I certainly didn’t expect to learn so much about myself that really hit home. Also too see how everything in life is connected through little individual things is truly interesting. It seems like people don’t stop to take a second and look at life from a different perspective.

    Reference: http://www.archetypalenergy.com/blog/2011/12/15/dancing-with-the-divine-walking-with-the-mystic-archetype.html

    You are the Creator!
    61% Innocent, 41% Orphan, 68% Warrior, 65% Caregiver, 62% Seeker, 67% Lover, 63% Destroyer, 76% Creator, 54% Magician, 74% Ruler, 51% Sage and 74% Fool!
    Goal: Identity
    Fear: Inauthenticity
    Response to Dragon/Problem: Claim it as part of the self
    Task: self-creation, self-acceptance
    Gift: Individuality, vocation
    Addictions: Work, creativity
    The Creator is the center of improvement, always striving to create and better her/his surroundings. The Soul is the center of the Creator’s dance, and it seeks to find a deeper sense of self and wisdom even at the price of the Ego’s functions of keeping us healthy and functioning. The Soul is the source of our freewill, and the healthy creator can tap into the potential, creating circumstances while others feel acted upon by her/his actions.
    The Creator is driven to be authentic despite the costs. Creators are threatening to Warriors and Seekers, who are very concerned with how things are ‘supposed’ to be.

    Shadow Creator:
    The Shadow creator creates without any sense of responsibility for what s/he is making. The Shadow Creator often will deny his/her responsibility in events. Most often, the Creator is shunned by the community, and a Shadow Creator seeks to create to disturb the community from which s/he is shunned. If a creation comes out badly, a Shadow Creator will blame circumstances.

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