Caroline Myss has been a major figure in the field of energy medicine and human consciousness for more 20 years. Since 1982 she has worked as a medical intuitive, providing individuals with an evaluation of the health of their energetic anatomy system. She is the author of many books including Entering the Castle: Finding the Inner Path to God and Your Soul's Purpose and is featured on Spirituality & Practice as a Living Spiritual Teacher.

Those who find pleasure, knowledge, and meaning in the inward quest are bound to find Caroline Myss's Archetypes to be an exciting adventure. Questions such as "Who am I?", "How can I be more fulfilled?", and "What Is My Purpose?" do not have one answer that fits all who ask these difficult questions. Archetypes are universal patterns of behavior that serve as "the vocabulary of intuition." They commune with us through myths and symbols, opening our psyches to the new territory which lies ahead.

With clever word-play, Myss begins by challenging us to connect to our archetype and the inner-net. The ten archetypes she has chosen reflect contemporary power themes and self-esteem issues. They have great relevance to every day decisions and routines and offer guidance for relationships and work. How do you determine which archetype applies to you? You can take a quiz on

The ten archetypes are The Advocate. The Artist/Creative, The Athlete, The Caregiver, The Fashionista, The Intellectual, The Queen/Executive, The Rebel, The Spiritual Seeker, and The Visionary. The real meat and potatoes come in the topics Myss covers for each profile:

Life Journey
Unique challenge
Universal Lesson
Defining Grace
Inner Shadow
Male Counterpart
Recognize Your Archetype
Lifetyle Challenge
Tap Into Your Archetype

These seminal ten archetypes can serve as guides to buried aspects of yourself and play a decisive role in your self-transformation. Decide what you want to nurture in yourself or what you want to change. Then choose your archetype and head out to pathless territory!