What do you need to know about the power of your own archetypes? Everything, actually. Knowing your archetypes can inform the course of how you think, how you make decisions, and most of all how you understand who you are. The everyday act of people-watching is actually the act of reading archetypes. That person looks like a geek? Another one looks like a healer? A successful entrepreneur? We are compulsive about labeling people. Caroline Myss spent 20 years teaching her body of work, Sacred Contracts, based on her belief that we have a primary grouping of twelve core archetypes that govern the journey of our life and that understanding these archetypes is crucial to understanding ourselves.