The Sage

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the sage

Goal: To use knowledge, perception, investigation, and analysis to understand the world.

Commonly associated with: Scholar, mentor, teacher, philosopher, academic, expert or contemplative.

Examples:  Simone De Beauviour, Germaine Greer, Susan Sontag, Margaret Mead, Maria Montessori.

The Sage is a seeker of knowledge. They love learning and often strive to become experts in some area.

If The Sage seeks expression at midlife you will feel an intense need to study, to play with mental constructs and to develop ideas. You may be drawn towards formal academic study or you may choose to  pursue  intellectual interests at your own pace and in your own time.

The key element of this spirit for the midlife  Sage is the need to acquire knowledge  and skill in order to be of maximum benefit to others.  If this archetypal energy is carefully worked with, it leads to wisdom.  You may have profound insights into the nature of reality as your understanding of the world broadens and your mind opens.

There is the possibility of pioneering discoveries and of bringing to the world entirely new ways of being.

Download a copy of the free Sage eBook, A Considered Life  and start your archetype journey.

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Sue Bell is an entertainment writer and author of Backpacked: A mostly true story, Beat Street and When Dreamworks came to Stanley.



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  1. Hey Sue,
    Was just browsing through your site, on this Good Friday midday.
    The Sage seems to be my archetype according to your quiz.
    Hope your Easter break is going good 🙂

    Jordan.

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