Life Archetype: High Priest

The High Priest Life Archetype is The Teacher

The High Priest Life Archetype is The Teacher


LIFE ARCHETYPE: THE HIGH PRIEST

THE TEACHER

OVERVIEW:
The fifth of the 9 Life Archetypes, determined by your date of birth, the High Priest is a natural teacher, both to others and to themselves. Being forced to conform is not for them...but they do thrive on ceremonies and rituals. 
Attention: Be your own authority, skip the dogma.

COMPASS QUESTION:
This is the one question the High Priest must ask when making a decision in order to remain balanced.
Does this serve my belief?

ASPECTS:
Also known as sub-archetypes.
Teacher; Mentor; Mediator between tradition and new conventions; Innovator; Priest; Hypocrite

NATURAL LANGUAGE:
Joy

NATURAL MOVEMENT:
Steady

CORE DESIRE:
To bridge the conventional with innovation.

MOTTO:
Finding the common ground.

MANTRA:
I value what I know and I am open to a new perspective.

ELEMENT:
The 5th element, ether

POWER SYMBOLS:
#5, scroll, book, pentagram, cross, pinecone, robe, bridge

COLOUR:
Cardinal red

CHAKRA:
5th chakra, Throat chakra

GODS/GODDESSES:
Shestah, St. Germaine, Dionysus, Chiron the Healer

VALUES:
Faith, joy, celebration, learning, traditions, ceremonies, legacy, history, innovation, convention, dialogue, groups, socialising, belief, personal theology, purpose, wholeness, reverence, images and symbols of cultural and traditional importance and meaning, family, ancestors, communal space, collaboration, ordination, stability, grounding, authority, high ethics

STRENGTHS:
Bridges the gap between conventional and innovation.
Has strong beliefs.
Inherent trust in life.
Loves to enjoy life with all it’s amenities.
A natural ability to convey knowledge.
Naturally interested in a variety of topics.
A strong code of inner morals.

MOTIVATORS:
Study
Traditions
New concepts & innovation

CHALLENGES:
Flexibility in thinking.
Breaking out of the mold.
Giving up outdated traditions and inviting in innovation.
Loosening control and trusting that your students have been taught well by you.
Intolerance towards others.

SHADOW:
Superiority
Power struggles
Control issues
Dogma
Fanatism
Suppression of the human spirit
Hypocrisy
Withholding information for one’s own gain

PRIMARY LIFE LESSON:
I am both teacher and student.
I can honour the past without denying the present or future.

PRIMARY FEAR:
Burning the bridges.

PRIMARY WOUND:
The High Priest is born with this primary wound. It’s often unconscious and hard to spot.
Not knowing which beliefs to trust.

KRYPTONITE:
This is the achilles heel the High Priest must watch out for.
Dogma

NON-NEGOTIABLES:
These are the things the High Priest must have in both life & home in order to have balance.
Needs to share knowledge with others.
Ceremonies and celebrations.

COLOUR:
Learning new things.
Self expression in the physical.
Human connection & collaboration.
Faith as a leading principle.

TABOOS:
These are the things the High Priest must absolutely avoid in order to have balance in both life & home.
Blandness
Abrupt changes
Isolation
Blindly following along

CHALLENGE ARCHETYPE:
Temperance Archetype: Finding the middle path between tradition and innovation.

DOING STYLE:
Do with great celebration & joy. Innovation married with the know is the secret. Read more about the bigger context of Doing Styles.


SELF-LOVE STYLE:
Let yourself be a student of life without the stern dogma of shoulds just because it’s always been done that way. Let your joy be the compass. Read more about the bigger context of Self-love Styles.

SELF-LOVE PROMPT:
Celebrate yourself & your life by creating a new self-love tradition.

HARVEST STYLE:
Ceremoniously reap the goodness of the new traditions you have curated for yourself and your community. Read more about the bigger context of Harvest Styles.

FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH THIS ARCHETYPE:
Nelson Mandela, Steven Spielberg, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Marie Kondo, J.K. Rowling, Venus Williams, Adolf HitleR, Tina Turner, Angelina Jolie, Mick Jagger, Ryan Gosling, Issac Newton, John O’Donohue, Elizabeth Gilbert, Malcom X, Denzel Washington, Margaret Cho


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