Tricksters have been around since the beginning of time.
This archetype is a figure that appears in folklore and mythology from around the world, and presents itself in a variety of forms, including animal (Coyote, Raven, Brer Rabbit), human (Jack in the Beanstalk), and deity (Norse Loki). The trickster is a complex character with an altogether different type of energy that is surprisingly essential to our wellbeing.
This archetype represents the unexpected. Events that happen beyond our control and that can test us to the very limits. Yet these events, no matter how challenging, can also teach us something about ourselves and the need for spontaneity.
In 'Trickster Magic' Kirsten Riddle explores these irresistible rascals who are the arrogant charmers we love to hate, the individuals that get under our skin and who despite their disruptive nature, always seem to fall on their feet. So how can we work with such erratic energy and invite the trickster into our lives without causing mayhem?
The key is in learning to embrace change. Seeing it as an opportunity for growth and taking on some aspects of the Trickster’s complex psyche.