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About The King/Queen 👑
A primer for part II of our short story series
Hearer of all voices, where have you been?
There might not be any archetype we need more of these days, than a true King or Queen, who can listen to all the opposing voices and make space for them all with compassion and leadership.
As Paul prepares to take our character into his “Kingdom”, here are some resources we like that help us understand this one a bit more.
1- The Two Towers & The Return of the King- Lord of The Rings use this archetype in both its gold and shadows. It also takes some inspiration from the Parsifal myth below.
2- See how the Lion King’s Greatness is based on an old Egyptian Myth
Have you ever heard of the myth of Osiris and Set?
The King whose brother kills and has a son who comes back to avenge his father? Sounds familiar? Yup, you got it.
Parsifal of pure heart, is a powerful story about a boy who tries to heal the King “by asking the right question”, failing over and over again, in search of the Holy Grail aka becoming Enlightened.
Watch as both a religious actor and non religious Conductor both find meaning in this piece.
1- A modern take on King. Listen starting minute 26 on why the King is the archetype we need the most right now. Tony Rezac on Healthy Masculinity and why the King is be rediscovered and cocreated in men’s groups.
This podcast is really worth the listen!
“The King is able to hold space for all the voices of the kingdom.”
2- Robert Moore tackles the King and the Warrior here in his classic 80s lecture in Chicago.
Some songs that call to the artist’s or our own inner king:
See you next week with the second story in our series.