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The Crone Arc Guided Meditation

Ready to brainstorm powerful archetypal stories?

Archetypes can help you write stories that tap the depths of the human experience. This 61-minute guided meditation will help you dive deep into your subconscious creativity and write a resonant Crone Arc story. 

As the fifth archetypal journey in the cycle of life arcs, the Crone Arc offers a powerful initiation into the mysteries of elderhood. This intense journey is an invitation to face down death, come to peace with mortality, and discover the profound gifts available in the final years of the life cycle. You and your characters will experience this difficult journey into the underworld and face the challenge of coming to terms with the complex truths of living a life that must end in death.

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 the Crone archetype may interact with corresponding archetypal antagonists (Death Blight and Tempter) and how the character must grapple with a thematic Lie and Truth (Death vs. Life) in order to evolve from Elder to Sage.

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.

What to Expect:

  • 61-minute audio download, allowing you enough time to fully sink into the experience of the Crone 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.
  • 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 Crone Archetype.
  • 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. (The Crone Arc, in particular, offers an exploration of death and coming to terms with mortality.) 

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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