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The Maiden Arc Guided Meditation

Ready to brainstorm powerful archetypal stories?

Archetypes can help you write stories that tap the depths of the human experience. This 45-minute guided meditation will help you dive deep into your subconscious creativity and write a resonant Maiden Arc story. 

As the first archetypal journey in the cycle of life arcs, the Maiden represents one of the most crucial initiatory experiences a person will encounter. This coming-of-age arc will take you and your characters on a journey through all the challenges of growing up, individuating from authority figures, and finding an identity and role in a wider world that often seems overwhelming and even dangerous.


This meditation will help you visualize and imagine important characters and settings. It gives you the opportunity to explore every vital beat while offering all the space you need to find your own unique story. It will show you how your character may interact with corresponding archetypal antagonists (Authority and Predator) and grapple with a thematic Lie and Truth (Submission vs. Sovereignty) in order to evolve from Innocent to Individual. 


Note: Although a feminine arc, this journey may be taken by any character of any gender. Gender-neutral terms are used throughout the meditation to help you apply its imagery to the specifics of your own story.

K.M. Weiland With Candle

What to Expect:

  • A 45-minute audio download, allowing you enough time to fully sink into the experience of the Maiden Arc.
  • One version with gentle background music to help you concentrate.
  • Another version without music, so you can listen without distraction or choose your own thematically appropriate playlist for inspiration.
  • A transcript of the audio recording, so you can reference the text and/or use its questions as a workbook for further brainstorming.
  • Links to free resources for further study on the Maiden Archetype.
  • A 25% off coupon for the e-book Writing Archetypal Character Arcs (note: it is not necessary to read the book in order to use the meditation)

What You Will Receive

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K.M. Weiland’s book Writing Archetypal Character Arcs taught writers how to identify and structure the six most important initiatory journeys of the human experience. These “life arcs” include the youthful Hero’s Journey as one of six, but go so much deeper to explore little-known feminine and elder arcs as well. (Click here to explore all six guided meditations.)


Any encounter with an archetype has the true potential to catalyze transformation and growth in your life. Whether you’re listening for your characters or yourself, this potent combination of archetypal wisdom and subconscious imagination can take everything you understand about stories (and life) to the next level.

Now you can explore these archetypal journeys on an even more profound level by accessing the potent tool of “dreamzoning.” Just sit back and let your imagination take over as these audio adventures guide you through every important beat in the archetypal arcs.

The symbolism available in each of these arcs will prompt you to open your imagination to your own innate archetypal wisdom. This structured approach gives you the opportunity to explore every important beat while offering all the space you need to find your unique story.

Please Note

Archetypal journeys offer the potential for healing and growth, but by that very token they can bring up deep emotions, memories, and in some instances triggers.

As such, please use these meditations with wisdom and care, prioritizing your own mental and emotional health. If you’re uncertain what you will encounter in any given meditation, check out the corresponding post (or chapter in the book Writing Archetypal Character Arcs) to find an outline of each archetypal journey. (Although simply reading about an archetype can trigger profound growth as well, the experience is not as intense as when you are playing with it in a meditative state.)

Explore the Other 5 Archetypes Too!

Writing Archetypal Character Arcs Guided Meditations (Bundle of 6)

The Maiden Arc Guided Meditation

The Hero Arc Guided Meditation

The Queen Arc Guided Meditation

The King Arc Guided Meditation

The Crone Arc Guided Meditation


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