2God-Teacher Characteristics The God-Teacher archetypal character is present in many stories, novels, plays, poems and films. This character usually exhibits one or all of the following characteristics:
3The God-TeacherBenevolent and generous with knowledge – willing to teach humans the answers to the hidden mysteriesIntermediary – Acts as a bridge between human and divine power, and is representative of both the upper and the lower worlds.Model for human behaviour
4The God-TeacherCapable of metamorphosis – may take any form, including animals, priests, teachers, visionaries, political leaders, motion picture idols etc.Offer themselves as a sacrifice, since in early myths they are punished for revealing mysteriesThe God-Teacher offers us the information and the inspiration necessary to recreate the Golden Age, the long- held vision of paradise.
5The God-TeacherThe gift offered humanity is sometimes two-edged. For example, fire can be both beneficial and destructive.This archetype is usually associated with summer in our human year.Some God-Teacher figures you might be familiar with…Socrates, Jesus, Gandhi, Yoda, Gandalf, Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy
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