You know how important it is for a character to have internal integrity – and how difficult that can sometimes be. Here’s a helpful system from classical myths.
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Warrior, Monk, Scientist, Magician, Lover – find and develop the best ArchePath for your characters, regardless of gender or age. The ArchePaths are Paths a person follows, a style of being, a type of approach to life. Any archetype can be on any of the Paths.
- Learn the hopes, fears, strengths, weaknesses, symbols, and styles of each
- Get the 3 Levels for each: beginner, adept, expert
- Explore the 3 Approaches of each: mental, emotional, synthesized
- Build conflict by pitting characters on the same Path against each other
- Juxtapose characters on different Paths to the best effect
- Use the possibilities for growth and change: that all-important character arc
These 5 classic ArchePaths are valuable profiles for creating dynamic, believable characters and enriching your stories with these powerful mythic paradigms.
- What are the ArchePaths, how are they different from Archetypes?
- 3 levels of each ArchePath
- 3 approaches to each ArchePath
- Main Path & Sub-Path for a character [Warrior-Monk, Lover-Magician, etc.]
- Characters on the same Path – conflicts and collaborations
- Characters on differing Paths – conflicts and collaborations
- Using the ArchePaths in your own life, relationships, work, and creativity.
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