The Eight Core Power Archetypes

Mapping the Eight Core Power Archetypes to the Jungian System

The “eight core power archetypes” – our personal “V8 power-car engine.”

One of the key points in Unveiling: The Inner Journey has been that we need all eight; we can’t be rigidly stereotyped into just one. This is a significant departure from the line of thinking first popularized by the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, which suggested that not only were we predominantly in just one of these archetypal modes, but that we stayed there all our lives.

In contrast, a primary teaching of the Kabbalah (as depicted in the Major Arcana) is that we need to access each of our “power archetypes” – and integrate them, or develop the ability to call upon them at will.

In Unveiling, I defined six of these eight in some detail. I showed how these archetypes related to the Jungian-based Psychological Types, and the more recently-espoused (and simpler) Personality Types. I also showed how the types correlated with the the first six “cards” of the Major Arcana, which provides the connection to the Kabbalistic system. And I further showed how they referenced back to the four core archetypes first intuited and defined by Antonia Wolff, in her breakthrough work Structural Forms of the Feminine Psyche.

More recently, in these blogposts, I’ve been showing how the archetypal systems used by various current thinkers – e.g. Moore and Gillette – have components of the full system. (I also identify where they miss a crucial archetype or two.)

In short, I propose that the archetypal system that is described here is essentially a “periodic table for the human soul.” We need each of the ones described, and in the order given. Each is essential.

The following figure shows, for the first time, the full set of eight core archetypes, and their correlation with the Jungian system.

Core archetypes octant chart - each archetype (each octant) corresponds to one of Jung's Psychological Types (discounting the introversion/extroversion distinction).

Core archetypes octant chart – each archetype (each octant) corresponds to one of Jung’s Psychological Types (discounting the introversion/extroversion distinction).

In future posts, I’ll walk through this figure in some detail, describing not only each archetype, but its relation to others and also its role in our personal growth and integration-journey.

To your health, well-being, and life-integration in this year ahead!

Alay'nya - author of "Unveiling: The Inner Journey"

Alay’nya – author of Unveiling: The Inner Journey

Very best wishes as discover and empower each of your core archetypes during your own inner journey!

(Alianna J. Maren, Ph.D.)

Author of Unveiling: The Inner Journey
You are the Jewel in the Heart of the Lotus. Become the Jewel!

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Julie Marie Rahm, aka America’s Mindset Mechanic on Unveiling: The Inner Journey

What does Julie Rahm, America’s Mindset Mechanic and author of Handle Everything: Eight Tools You Need to Live Well and Prosper have to say about Unveiling: The Inner Journey?

Julie writes:

Unveiling is the definitive guidebook for women who want to experience lives of joy and fulfillment, and who just want to exhale into each day. Alay’nya reveals powerful, personal stories of her own life journey to fascinating womanhood, sensuality, and self-acceptance in ways that struck me like a velvet hammer. Her fresh approach to living illuminated my own bind spots. It is impossible to read Unveiling without awakening to new and possibly shocking self-awareness. For women ready to make real and lasting changes toward enlightenment and bliss, Unveiling is a must-read..”

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Copyright (c) 2013, Alay’nya (Alianna J. Maren, Ph.D.). All rights reserved.
Blog originally posted December 28, 2011. Revised and updated, October 22, 2013.

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