Sacred Contracts, Awakening your divine potential 

Caroline Myss

(My note: This passage of the book is translated by me from the original Czech version, so there might be some mistakes. The page may not match the English version either).

Chapter five, we recognize our archetypal patterns, page 169

The physically ordinary world in which we live is an archetypal theater. The essence of myths and ancient stories is constantly manifested in power games, clashes of personalities and competitive psychic forces, which occur a lot even in the area of ​​several tens of square meters of seemingly ordinary office space. If we perceive our personal relationships only in terms of clashes of individual egos or rivalries, we overlook the spiritual significance of these everyday interactions. If we rely only on the perspectives of the first three chakras, we are likely to act inappropriately, make hasty conclusions, make mistakes in others, take everything personally, and even confuse random expression of kindness with a romantic declaration of love. We have twelve basic archetypal companions. Four of them are survival archetypes – child, victim, prostitute and saboteur – and everyone has them. We also have eight other, personal archetypes that we will learn to recognize in this chapter. These may include ancient figures such as goddesses, warriors, kings and slaves, as well as contemporaries, including the liaison, an ecologist, an apolitical opponent, which are in fact variants on ancient themes (messenger, steward, and rebel).