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The M ystic
The Rom antic
The Dream er Archetype
The Innocent And Struggle
Final W ord
“The man of knowledge must not only be able to love this
enemies, but also to hate his friends.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche
As from the previous examples the Innocent sees beauty in
all things. They are perceived to be great custodians of
wisdom and courage even when everything around them is
a mess. Do you remember Anne Frank whose family was
hiding from the Nazis yet she still held her faith that
humanity was good.
Learning about the incarnations of your archetype will allow
you to examine your personality in greater detail. You will
notice certain traits from these incarnations that may
resonate with you. The ones that do not resonate with you,
however, does not necessarily mean that they do not exist
within you. They can still be a part of your personality,
residing within the depths of your Shadow and waiting to be
Think of the incarnations as ingredients that form the entire
profile of the Innocent, contributing little bits and pieces
that form its holistic appearance and profile.
Below we shall explore the Innocent’s other Incarnations
that we listed above and look at each archetype in detail:
The Child, The Mystic, The Romantic, and The Dreamer.
The Child
The Child archetype is one of the major archetypes and
below we outline the various types of the Child archetype.
The most known child archetypes include the Wounded
Child, the Orphan Child, the Magical/Innocent Child, the
Nature Child, the Dependent Child and the Divine Child.
We are part of the mature child archetype that develops us
and is lighthearted and innocent. The child is ever watching
for the marvels of nature and the world regardless of age.
This playfulness nature of the child brings balance into our
lives and reveals the best in others. The chief concern of the
Child archetype is dependency versus responsibility.
The Child archetype plays a crucial role in our daily lives as it
governs when we take responsibility, when to have a strong
dependency or interdependency, when to rise for group and
when to acknowledge the society. Below is a quick glance
over each of the Child archetypes.
The Wounded Child
The Wounded Child archetype remembers the exploitation,
neglect, and agony he/she experienced in childhood. This
archetype is synonymous with many individuals whose
childhood memories can never fade away. It is seen all over
the globe whereby children blame their parents for their
lives, choices, and the dysfunctional relationships they
create. The wounded archetype is beneficial in the sense
that they are willing to help other agonized children and
also have a strong ability to be sympathetic. The shadow of
this archetype is that they blame others for their misery and
get swallowed in the past, not moving past the agonizing
memories into the present.
The Orphan Child Archetype
The Orphan Child is very common in childhood stories.
These are those children who feel they don’t belong to their
families. Let’s unpick some piece from one of my favorite
stories – the Ugly Duckling.
The farm yard is very noisy. The poor duckling is so unhappy
there. The hens peck him, the rooster flies at him, the ducks
bite him, the farmer kicks him. At last one day he runs away.
He comes to a river. He sees many beautiful big birds
swimming there. Their feathers are so white, their necks so
long, their wings so pretty. The little duckling looks and
looks at them. He wants to be with them. He wants to stay
and watch them. He knows they are swans. Oh, how he
wants to be beautiful like them.
From the story we realize he was delighted when he realized
he wasn’t a duck, but a swan. Most Orphans who do not
have roots in a tribal spirit of the family usually become
independent at an early age. They also feel like they raised
themselves on this planet.
According to research lack of family powers, attitudes
andcustoms inspires or forces the Orphan Child to develop
an inside reality based on personal experiences and
perception. The shadow of the orphan child is they suffer
from the feelings desertion. Majority try to connect with
alternate families or support groups. Developing and
sustaining a healthy relationship is often tough for the
Orphan child.
Nature Child Archetype
Nature Child archetype manifests in a child with a strong
and intimate bond with the earth and animals. They may
expose a calm, tender, emotional side, but can get tough.
Another common feature with them is that they have great
surviving skills, “the resilience of Nature herself.”
Nature children are known to have a unique ability of
communication with animals that sometimes come to their
rescue. They are also thought to have the ability to
communicate with nature spirits and work together to save
the planet. Veterinarians and animal activists are considered
nature children. The Shadow of nature children may
manifest in likelihood to abuse animals and humans and the
The Eternal Boy/Girl Archetype
The External boy/girl archetype manifests as a capacity to
remain young in body, mind and spirit. These children
continually have fun and enjoy the good side of life even as
they age. The Eternal Child shadow manifests as an inability
to mature and become responsible. These children dwell
beyond the conventional norm of adulthood and remain
child-like, not becoming responsible as an adult. Some wives
refer to their husbands as “another child to care’.
For a female, the shadow can manifest as absolute
dependence on those responsible for their physical security.
The female cannot be depended upon and does not
acknowledge the aging process.
“The Eternal Child often struggles between the stages of life
because they don’t have a well-laid foundation for an active
The Dependent Child Archetype
The Dependent Child archetype manifests as needy and
dependent and such children have an inside feeling that
nothing is ever adequate. They are always struggling to
remove their emptiness from childhood, but are unable to
decipher what that emptiness is.
depression and at times it can get severe. If this is your
typical archetype, you need to remain alert to know when
you are becoming too needy and self-absorbed. Women
who often identify with this archetype in full activation want
everything to become about them and their needs – the
female narcissist.
The Divine Child Archetype
The Divine Child Archetype is closely linked to both the
Innocent and Magical Child, but it is separated from them
by its redemptive mission. This archetype is linked to
innocence, purity, and redemption, god-like elements that
propose that the Child has a superior union with the Divine
itself. A handful of individuals are likely to choose the Divine
Child as their dominant archetype just because they cannot
easily admit that they could live continually in divine
Moreover, divinity is also a reference point of your inside
spirit that you can go to when in a conscious process of
choice. Most people may think that divine things cannot
have a shadow, but that’s not the case.
The Divine shadow manifests as the incapacity to defend
itself against destructive forces. Even Jesus, who is the
master of the Divine Child for the Christians— displayed
anger and divine strength concurrently when he confronted
those individuals who claimed to represent heaven while
demonstrating prejudice, egotism, or other undesirable
qualities (think of Jesus’ wrath at the money-changers in the
Challenge yourself with a simple assessment of your
involvement with this archetype by examining whether you
see life through the eyes of a compassionate, trusting
God/Goddess, or whether you are likely to respond firstly
with fear of being hurt or with a wish to hurt others first.
The Mystic
The Mystic archetype exhibits extremely unique characters
and is engrossed in celestial dynamism. She is an odd child
living an intuitive lifestyle and answers to the higher calling
of the moment. Mystic children can separate the self and the
ego and prosper beyond the business world and look at
things from a position of absolute neutrality. When a Mystic
child expresses herself, others perceive her way of reasoning
as mysterious.
The Mystic Archetype is united with a divine being, is one
with the universe and is absorbed in cosmic energy. The
Mystic is so lively and her outstanding attributes are
because she has the capacity to relate with others well and
is part of the same world as his people. Some individuals
perceive the Mystic archetype as hybrid beings responsible
generations, planes of existence and dimensions.
Mystics are strange people with a greater potential of
becoming iconic communicators. They are known not to say
much, but the little that comes from out of their mouths is
so powerful that it touches and moves people. They are
considered to have a puzzling style of communicating.
From ancient cultures to modern cultures, Mystics have
been singers, celebrated songwriters, novelists, filmmakers,
innovators, and inventors. Whatever composition makes up
the Mystic child must be rare and hard to describe or
demonstrate to common people because their senses are
not obvious to the brain. The Mystic transmits a certain
infectious emotion that captures and attracts disciples into
the Mystic’s world. Some even spend a lifetime journeying
with the Mystic.
Mystic Superpowers: The Mystic is known to have these
superpowers: An explorer of the universe, attracts fans and
followers willingly and unwillingly, lives in an intuitive state
of mind, uses poetic language, and possesses unearthly
Below are more revelations of the various types of the
Mystic Archetype.
A Happy Mystic: The Mystic archetype is commonly known
to dwell beyond the universal experience of happiness and
sadness. This strange attribute is often linked to the wants
and needs of the ego. To them, life is not a personal
challenge or competition rather it is a manifestation of
divine inspiration. Once the Mystic detaches from the
ordinary troubles of daily life, they journey with the creative
spirit and bond with it to become one.
Famous Mystics: Bob Marley, Saint Teresa of Avila, Carl
Gustav Jung, etc. are among the common Mystic archetypes
known by many people.
These individuals were unique in every sense of the word,
had strong beliefs and were able to move masses and touch
hearts globally through various ways. Bob touched many
through his music while Saint Teresa of Avila, the prominent
Spanish Mystic touched many by her divinity.
Mystic Entourage:
The world says you cannot get isolated when you are one
with all of life in the universe. It is this simple reason why
Mystics do not show much concern over being alone or
being with a crowd of people. Mystics do not cope well with
our normal relationship standards. They can easily form a
solid friendship but will not bear the same rules as those
expected by society. The Mystic archetype appreciates all
other archetypes and has a strange relationship with Angels,
Artists and Believers.
Mystic in Love:
Unlike us ordinary humans, Mystics, like the free spirit keep
an open-mind and approach relationships and love in-the19
moment. They do not desire the pleasures surrounding the
whole thing about love and romance since they are full of a
quality of love that is sympathetic and divine. They are so
gratified by their divine connection that sometimes earthly
couplings do not make any sense to them.
The Mystics challenge in life is to serve the best and highest
purpose on earth and not get attached to any manifestation
of existence or non-existence. They are not afraid of death
unlike most people.
The Mystic Shadow:
The Mystic Shadow manifests itself as a Martyr. The Mystic
can at times martyr themselves by neglecting themselves in
favor of other people thus lose the balance between giving
and receiving. The Mystic shadow can also become corrupt
and abuse their special charm by having numerous partners
as they may desire.
The Romantic
The Romantic archetype relates with emotion, feeling,
idealism and sensuality. The Romantics are known to be
sensitive sensualists with lack of resilience for routine, but
enjoys all the time in the marvels of beauty. Like the word
“lover” sensuality is most often associated with sex, but here
it has a wider application. By being sensual, you are opening
up to the world using all your God given senses in all
aspects of your life including touching, hearing, smelling,
seeing and tasting. In short, Romantics desire to experience
as many dimensions of life as possible. They lead a wishful
life as they savor inner feelings of craving and desire and
cannot enjoy life devoid of the external benefits of loveliness
whether in the form of a song, dance, poem, flower, human
being etc. As Romantics, they truly understand that they are
the best since they know that keeping love strong demands
unending wooing and lively imagination.
Love r and Women in Love surprised the world with their
sensuality, “and the adventure is always directed towards
the other soul.” According to him, lovers crave intimacy,
even while majority decline it and that “one must learn to
love, and go through a good deal of suffering to get it.”
comedy Cyrano de Bergerac is not just in love with a
woman named Roxane. He is in deep love with poetry and
all forms of splendor. This is what qualifies him as the
archetypal Romantic.
Cyrano says, “A kiss, when all told, what it is? An oath taken
a little closer; A promise more exact; A wish that longs to be
confirmed; A rosy circle drawn around the verb ‘to love.” It is
therefore the reason even with a nose he thinks makes him
totally unlikeable, his thoughtful words as a poet and
romantic spirit always rewards him the love he craves.
Other examples of Romantics include: Percy Bysshe Shelley,
Alexander Pushkin, Charles Baudelaire, and Nicholas Sparks
among others.
We must all remember that all humans have a romantic
blueprint, but not all are able to realize that. In general,
there are five romantic archetypes and each human
identifies with one. Understanding the Romantic archetype
you identify with and the love language you speak will help
you enjoy the most satisfying love life possible.
Strengths of the Romantic Archetype
The Romantic archetype is honest and unguarded, and is
willing to invest in relationships as a deed of creation,
utilizing every bit of vigor and imagination. They are also
excited escorts when it comes to presenting others to all
marvels of prodigious beauty. Romantics are passionate
about gifting, poetry, lovemaking, candlelit dinners, wine,
romantic trips, and all about romantic fun.
Weaknesses of the Romantic Archetype
The Romantic archetype can be gloomy and easily
overcome when love fails. Romantics also tend to feel
insecure about their appearance since so much revolving
around them—love is originally bonded with the rules of
physical attraction.
Types of the Romantic archetype
The Gypsy:
Strengths: Is the most erotic of the Romanic/Lover’s
archetypes. The Gypsy archetype is a free free-spirited,
sexual woman who experiences sexuality as a supreme
experience connecting her with energy further than her
lover. As a result of this universal link, the Gypsy can feel
more disconnected and desires freedom to the strength of
devoted relationships.
The Gypsy knows what feels great to her, so sex is a thing
she loves to engage in for her own pleasures and not to
please someone else. Perfect examples from popular culture
include: Angelina Jolie, Christina Hendricks, Sofia Vergara.
Weakness: The Gypsy does not spend a lot of time hunting
down a romantic partner, but struggles to create long-term
sensual bonds and connect on a profound emotional level.
Love Language: The Gypsy’s love language is sensuality and
intimacy. She talks to her body by holding hands, touching
her partner when addressing him/her, playing footsie under
the table, sex, cuddling, kissing etc.
Perfect Date: The gypsy is so connected with her body and
attributes that she does not require a lot of warming up
before intercourse. The Gypsy archetype is erotic and
sensual. She sometimes going direct to the bed can be her
ideal date. To them, using feathers and blindfolds to be
inspired sensually makes the experience much profound and
more cherished.
The Venus:
Strengths: The Venus archetype is normally put on a stand
and perceived as gorgeous and sensual. Because the Venus
is a piece of beauty, she can become detached or
emotionless to her own real desires and pleasures. The
Venus archetype love language includes: gifting, she isn’t
afraid to use her femininity or her playful character to
receive gifts and love. Best examples of the Venus archetype
include Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox, Scarlett Johansson
Weaknesses: She might demand too much justification from
outside sources, which puts her in a vulnerable position to
becoming an object of pleasure rather than experiencing
pleasure for herself. Think of an individual who fakes
orgasms and is more concerned with allowing her partner
watch how talented she was while having an orgasm than
essentially experiencing that pleasure herself.
Perfect Date: The ideal date for the Venus is to relax, get out
of her mind and back into her body, and be able to
experience her born-with sensuality through comfort. Going
out on a diner date or enjoying a bottle of expensive
champagne can help her involve her eye for glamor.
The Madonna:
Strengths: The Madonna archetype refers to the most
maternal and nurturing type. She likes to care for all the
needs of her partners, in and out of the bed. The Madonna
is sexual, but in an unsophisticated, more mysterious way.
Her love language involves acts of love and devotion like
making meals, doing things to make her partner’s day-today run smoothly, and take care of household duties.
Examples of the Madonna archetype from our society
include Blake Lively, Rosario Dawson, Drew Barrymore
Weaknesses: The Madonna archetype has a weakness in
providing love and devotion until it hurts. She often
guarantees too much to get approval, attention, or affection.
The Madonna doesn't speak up and fails to set limits, which
in the end lead to anger and resentment. If you identify with
the Madonna archetype, you want to be careful as this
strange type of love can tend toward passive aggression.
Even though it may appear selfless, the Madonna often
delivers too much or does not set the limits because her
self-esteem is low and she suffers fears of desertion.
Perfect Date: The perfect date for the Madonna is to
create a nice dinner at home, followed by giving and
receiving massages.
The Amazon:
Strengths: The Amazon archetype is simply the alpha
female—influential, a leader, and psychologically and
physically smart and focused. The Amazon can take good
care of her and is usually very competitive. The positive
affirmations for an Amazon archetype include being told
you are cared for, gorgeous, intelligent, etc. Moreover, she
loves to give and receive compliments and spoken
confirmations of love, support from friends and respect.
Famous Amazon archetypes include: Pop star Madonna,
Jessica Alba, Zoe Saldana, etc.
Weaknesses: The Amazon’s greatest weakness she does not
know when to be susceptible enough to receive. Sometimes
it can get frightening to let her guards down and accept
another person in because she is afraid of desertion.
Modern day women are striving hard to be strong in a
masculine form and are scared of putting down their
Amazonian trait because underneath is the fragile and
scared young girl who is frightened of being hurt.
Perfect Date: The Amazonian perfect date would include
activities that are competitive in nature and that involves
excitement and puts pressure on the edges that release
endorphins. They can be found in various sporting activities,
games, or skydiving.
The Cool Girl:
The Cool girl archetype is considered “one of the boys."
She's loyal, a trusted friend, great company, playful, lively,
and flirty. The Cool Girl gets along with everyone. Her love
language includes the quality time spent with their partners.
Greatest examples in popular culture include Cameron Diaz,
Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, etc.
Weaknesses: The Cool Girl is never considered as erotic,
feminine or sensual. This is the kind of girl who often gets
stuck in the “friend zone" and plays the role of “cool girl”
where she sees everything as being okay, even if in a
relationship where her partner’s actions don't make her feel
appreciated or desired. For a Cool Girl to fit well in society,
she needs to put boundaries and develop her sexual and
sensual life, like the Venus.
The Perfect Date: The most ideal date with the Cool Girl
would be hiking or engaging in activities that involve
playfulness and games, or just watching movies at home.
Other Romantic Archetypes include:
The Femina:
The Femina is classy, sophisticated, and loves extravagance.
The strength of the Femina is her ability to ignite strong
attraction through her sensual nature. Most men find the
Femina capacity to be deep, yet open, vulnerable, selfsupportive and irresistible. Famous Femina women in
popular culture include Princess Grace of Monaco and Halle
The Femina is a perfect magnet for men lovers simply
because she is not shy about bringing out her natural
splendor and being desired for it. Men being visual
creatures and the Femina being what she is, there is no way
men will find her irresistible, however, she does not dress
elegantly just to please men out there, but does it for
The Islander:
The Islander is earnest, intriguing and active – she instantly
delights and wins men with her simple smile. She does not
know what boredom is – “fun” and “adventure” define her.
An Islander stands out from the multitudes and cares less
about what other people think about her non-conformist
include Josephine Baker and Shakira.
Men are always drawn to the Islander for various reasons.
She is the living definition of Carpe Diem (seize the day) as
the way she blends things and still keep them spicy makes
her a prize man will forever desire. Even though in
relationships boredom can set in and turn off the sensual
bond that existed before, the Islander’s chameleon-like style
is enough to keep a man locked in their world together. Life
with an Islander is rife with pleasurable surprises.
The Regal:
She is selective, dignified and reserved. She knows her
power and freely exercises it over her subjects (men). Men
see a Regal as a picky queen and it takes a strong man to be
her partner. Once you win her and get into her life, it is like
you won yourself a trophy because she knows what she
wants and will go and get it. That is her strong attitude that
only true Alpha males can manage.
Men adore the Regal archetype for various reasons. She is
one unique character that opens up slowly and rarely will
you find her blabbering around adding an air of mystery
which men find very desirable. Reputable personas with this
archetype include Cleopatra and Beyoncé.
The Entrepreneur:
The Entrepreneur is clever, autonomous, and absorbed in
her activities. She craves a man whom she thinks together
they can build and run an empire; someone who takes
simple initiatives and executes them perfectly. All she desires
is a strong Alpha man to conquer and win her intelligent
heart. Celebrated figures with this trait include Oprah
Winfrey and Anna Wintour (editor-in-chief of Vogue).
Men cannot resist an Entrepreneur woman. Moreover, the
common rhetoric that men don’t like such women is a
fallacy. A superior man requires a clever woman who can
stimulate him intellectually.
The Romantic Shadow
The Romantic Shadow manifests in both men and women
differently; in men it manifests as the Addict or Impotent
lover and in women as the Seductress or Frigid lover. A
general perspective is that the Romantic’s Shadow takes
many forms including as a chameleon whereby Romantics
risk losing their identity in trying to fit into the image they
desire or wish; can grow bitter over their failures and
impede the path of their despising love, or naive individuals
who remind them their initial, innocent passion.
The Romantic Shadow is also very dangerous as the
archetype is hard to reason with. Romantics feel there is no
more life for them after the end of their love. They often
desire to take many down with them in a final end.
Moreover, they can have commitment issues, diminish their
desires and end up as addicts in the quest for refabricating
the activating emotion.
The Addicted Lover is “eternally restless’ and will go on
searching for that one experience that will truly make him
feel alive. Interestingly, the Addicted Lover doesn’t even
know what he is really searching for since the unclear
emotional hunger that endlessly pursues him is never
gratified. He can fall in love again with every girl he dates,
but staggers in despair after she dumps him. He becomes a
troubled man who may travel across the world but still never
feel happier. Some call him a collector of women,
possessions or experiences and his unclear quest and mixed
experiences often make his life fragmented rather than
Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby one perfect example of
the Addicted Lover. In summary, he longs for the affluent
Daisy Buchanan for his entire life and he is consumed by
the idea of being with Daisy and spends his life gathering
wealth through criminal activity. In the end, he is unlucky as
Daisy disappoints him. What we learn from this book is that
being possessed by the Addicted Lover leads to devastation.
The Impotent Lover Shadow manifests when a man is out of
sync with the Romantic archetype in its third level. While the
Romantic at the third level archetype sees the world clearly
in colors and textures, the Impotent Lover only sees grey.
The Impotent Lover is dead inside and feels depressed and
flat as nothing delivers joy to him anymore, nothing excites
him. This man will always find his relationships staggering
and libido is unreal in them as is their sensual life.
The Impotent Lover, unlike the Addicted Lover who lacks a
structure can rise in a man who is disciplined. Devoutly
religious men form the majority of Impotent Lovers even
after going past the rebukes of their faith they still feel
ashamed when involved in life’s pleasures. If not guarded
properly, the energy of the Romantic grows behind the
Impotent Lover and soon or later manifests itself in various
forms example porn addiction, thus renders the Impotent
Lover the Addicted Lover.
The Dreamer Archetype
The Dreamer Archetype in an imaginative individual with the
capacity to see in their mind's eye a basically different world
from the world they are, and pursue it. Dreamers are
perceived to be idealistic and their deeds are governed by
morality and ethics. Dreamers are able to see things that
others can’t, tend to appear to be living in an ethereal world
and conjure stories about why some things are just the way
they are. They roister in the fields of imagination, exploring
an infinite terrain of ideas for hours. Dreamers enjoy their
fanciful imaginations that are so exciting to an extent they
desire to dwell in the mind than in real life. The Dreamer
archetype plays around his/her inner wealthy world of
imaginations to solve problems, escape, entertain, create
and plan.
More often, Dreamers are seen as storytellers who turn their
dreams into stories or other experiences that the outer
world can get involved in. Individuals in ordinary life
participate in the Vision of a Dreamer without knowing
through simple acts such as opening a novel, visiting the
theatre, or even visiting a beautiful landscape.
The Dreamer archetype works on many levels including
stirring social movements, panning big cities, creating the
perfect date for family adventure etc.
While he is commonly seen to be self-motivated and
pursuing goals without a definite purpose, the Dreamer can
be intimidated by challenges of the real world since they are
the kind of ‘leap before you look” individuals. The risks
surrounding the Dreamer and their way of life are many and
sometimes the Dreamer can overstretch their limits and bite
more than their mouth can chew.
However, when Dreamers actually realize their perfect world,
they obtain their ultimate happiness and are rarely guilt of
overestimating the price of their dreams. The Dreamer
archetype identifies with the following Superpowers.
Clear and endless imagination
Detached from reality’s rubrics and recommendations
Psychologically flexible
Inspired by the known and unknown
Moments of happiness often lifts the spirits of a Dreamer
and send them into an enthused state. They relish taking
ideas from one realm of life and applying them in other
spheres of life. It is common of them to feed off of
ambiguous questions such as: What if all people were
treated as equals? What if myths were real? What if animals
could talk? What if I lived in Mars?
Renowned Dreamers who had an impact on modern society
include: Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, St. Patrick,
John Lennon, Edgar Caycee, Carl Jung, DreamWorks Pictures
The Dreamer archetype is closely related to those in the
Visionary family; however, they need to collaborate with
other people in different families to help them pursue their
Dreams. The Dreamer perfectly combines well with the
Prince and Princess, Artist, Rebel, Activist, Believer, and
The Dreamer Archetype in Love
To the Dreamer, romance is an adventure he/she will
explore with those who love him/her. The standard norms of
dating and expressing love usually do not work for the
Dreamer who desires his/her love to be so unique and full of
wonders. They are open and ready to propose ideas in
plenty, some exciting and achievable, some unusual and
inconsiderate. Nevertheless, love with a Dreamer is never
boring and is the most unique yet exciting experience ever.
Dreamer Challenge
During those times when the life of a Dreamer is not going
as intended, he/she can retreat to wonderland and edit or
rewrite the script afresh. Even when things are not going as
planned the Dreamer believes he/she can get things upright
in a dream. Their world is super-seductive that if the
Dreamer cannot check with reality regularly or take
corrective measures, unhealthy and devastating delusion
sets in.
The Dreamer Shadow
The Dreamer’s Shadow often appears as a character of the
same sex as the Dreamer but inferior e.g. a zombie, walking
dead, dark shape, unseen things, someone or something we
feel uneasy about, evil, or threatening type. Occasionally, the
Shadow can be seen as an animal or part-animal shape. The
Shadow will possess negative qualities and manifests in The
Dreamer as not seeking connection with others, especially
the mother and instead remain distant. The Dreamer
Shadow will push his/her desires for other-worldliness to
life-threatening levels. He disconnects himself from human
relations because he feels much okay being alone with his
While we cannot object introspection and solitude, the
Dreamer Shadow influences the boy/girl to disconnect from
reality and burrows his/her head inside the clouds. Once the
Shadow manifests itself, the Dreamer spends most of his
time dreaming rather than planning on how to spend time
with other people and enhance his/her social skills to help
him realize his/her dreams. All in all, the Dreamer is inhibited
and isolated.
Below is a quick summary and example of the Dreamer
Archetype in film.
“David (Haley Joel Osment) A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001):
Monica (Frances O’Connor) & Henry Swinton (Sam Robards)
adopt an advanced robot child named “David” to replace
their son who lays comatose in a hospital. Once they
activate David, his love for his “mother” Monica is
irreversible. When Monica & Henry’s real son recovers, they
no longer need David and Monica lets him go rather than
having him deactivated. David decides to seek out “The Blue
Fairy” to make him a real boy, like Pinocchio. This leap in
logic for an artificial mind so resembles a real child’s
imagination that David becomes a character – more real
than his human family, making David a Dreamer character.”
The Innocent and Struggle
The Innocent faces danger along the way before reaching
paradise. The journey is not as smooth as we would expect,
but they learn new lessons and motivations from their
experiences and unending belief in destiny. Out of this
global conscious the Innocent develops her understanding
and her roles.
In the previous topic, we explored the different incarnations
of the Innocent archetype and we discussed the Innocent as
the Child. We saw how The Orphan Child Archetype
struggles to fit in where he feels he belongs after deserting
her previous home where she felt she doesn’t belong there.
Let’s recap the Ugly Duckling piece again:
The farm yard is very noisy. The poor duckling is so unhappy
there. The hens peck him, the rooster flies at him, the ducks
bite him, the farmer kicks him. At last one day he runs away.
He comes to a river. He sees many beautiful big birds
swimming there. Their feathers are so white, their necks so
long, their wings so pretty. The little duckling looks and
looks at them. He wants to be with them. He wants to stay
and watch them. He knows they are swans. Oh, how he
wants to be beautiful like them.
The Innocent can be seen struggling in all areas of life
Redemption (1994) that tells the tale of banker Andy
Dufresne's 19-year term in prison. The highly accredited and
widely analyzed film delivers a strong and powerful message
of friendship and perseverance. The movie has also enabled
many to have a look at the lives at Shawshank. In the end,
we see Andy escaping at last as this has been his long
desired paradise that he eventually achieves. His strong
belief and faith that one day he shall be outside the walls of
prison inspired him to pursue his quest with eternal belief
and hope. Even after Andy’s escape, his mate, Red's
redemption made it an inspiring story of hope, faith and
bonding. From the film we learn that “Hope is a good thing,
maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
Take a look at the Joseph’s jealous brothers who sold him to
slavery, but amidst all odds he struggles to survive as a
virtual orphan in a foreign land full of temptations and one
which did not know the God of Abraham. Even in the
business world we see Innocent brands grappling with
change influenced by the ever-evolving consumer demands.
The Innocent archetype is made to survive the harsh realities
due to his enduring belief in the promise of paradise. He can
be in the hands of his enemies with a knife held by his neck
but still have faith that all humanity is good.
The Famous Martin Luther King, Jr. who rose to become the
chief leader in the Civil Rights Movement to bring to an end
racial segregation and discrimination in America was a
Dreamer, which is an Incarnation of the Innocent archetype,
yet he held his faith until his last moments and never
abandoned his dream. With a strong belief in nonaggressive
approaches to bringing social change, his advocacy
transformed many lives in North America.
Even today, he is celebrated not only in America, but also
around the globe. The Innocent archetype is part of
humanity since every adult was once the Innocent a.k.a. the
Final Word
At this juncture, we have broken down the various
incarnations of the Innocent archetype. By now, you should
have attained a profound understanding of your archetype,
your strengths, your weaknesses, and the possibilities that
lay ahead of you. As we venture forth to the final section of
the Deluxe Archetype Report, The Innocent’s Odyssey, we
must do so with an optimistic and open mind.
Revealing journeys to people can be tricky, granted that not
everyone is open to hearing what they don’t want to hear.
Likewise, readers of the Deluxe Archetype Report end up
rejecting the information found in their archetype’s
oddyssey out of fear; fear of knowing the unknown.
We will speak more about this in the next, and final section
of the Deluxe Archetype Report, the Archetypal Odyssey.