Merlin. Lady of the Lake. Gandalf. Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Teacher Archetype is the Wise Man or WiseWoman who guides people, especially youth, to fulfill their mission. The Teacher imparts lessons of life skills ranging from basic knowledge to emotional intelligence, problem-solving, and common sense to magical workings. The Teacher mentors in an unselfish way, helping the person stay connected to his or her spark of soul, the True Self. The Teacher instructs the person in what they most need to learn, bringing forth their essence and talents to develop fully into the sovereign, the mature leader, who both serves and is honored by the community.
Mentoring the Soul: The Teacher is the first in a series called life Force Wheel, a year-long, six-show series of art exhibits and multiarts presentations exploring the deep Archetypes of human existence. The Life Force Wheel is a spiritual teaching based in ancient, universal wisdom, received through inspiration by modern shamanic practitioner Joan Forest Mage. The Wheel is based on a deep awareness of our unity with all beings and seeks to foster healthy relationships between the individual, human society, nature, and the spirit realm. The six-show series covers ten Archetypes, beginning on December 8, 2013, with the Teacher Archetype and concluding in January 2015 with the True Self Archetype. All shows will be held at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W.Belmont, Chicago.