Aretha Franklin’s life is grand case study in how to command respect, take charge of your destiny, and live with swagger and soul!
Oshun is the Yoruban goddess of the rivers and fresh waters, sensuality, fertility, beauty, art, wealth and love. Brought to the America’s via the Transatlantic slave trade, today, she is revered in Santeria, Candomble, and Afro-Haitian religious tradition as well. She is such a strong force in the collective unconscious that she turns up, sometimes […]
In the wee hours of a Sunday night, I found myself engaged in a heady Twitter exchange about whether superstar songstress Beyonce had either evoked the orisha Oshun or the syncretized Virgin Guadalupe of Mexico. I thought it was clear. She had evoked both dieties– and more. I saw references to the Roman Venus, the […]
Where there is light, there is shadow… and where there is shadow, there must be light. If there is one central psychological paradox that flummoxes most humans, it is this: our greatest virtues and our worst flaws are inextricably connected. They are two sides of the same coin. Archetypes are universal images that according to psychologist Carl Jung, form […]
The Siren You are unbridled, erotic energy in its purest, most tantalizing form. “Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home. I’m tired.” Mae west The lover…. Is your DOMINANT feminine archetype and it over-rules all other archetypes! A snapshot of the Siren Patron Saint: Elizabeth Taylor In Pop Culture: […]
The Sophisticate You exude elegance, worldliness and a touch of mystery. The lover…. Is your DOMINANT feminine archetype. (watch ‘lover’ video) The Sage… Is your second highest archetype. (watch sage video) “A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It’s the same qualities I require from a man.” […]
The BOSS You command power in the boardroom and the bedroom. The sage…. Is your DOMINANT feminine archetype. The lover… even if not your second highest archetype, is ACTIVE and over 70% on the quiz, ideally. “Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen.” Arianna huffington A snapshot of the Boss […]
The bohemian Your independent spirit and sexy, devil-may-care attitude is irresistible. The lover…. Is your DOMINANT feminine archetype. The Huntress… Is your second highest archetype. “If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.” Angelina Jolie A snapshot of the Bohemian Patron Saint: Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel In […]