Archetypal Correspondence

   What is an archetype and how do they correspond to life and other things?

   Better yet, why are the extract bottles different colors with days of the week on them?

   How do these archetypes affect my life and how can my understanding of them clarify my own experience?

   Evolution of western thought from Plato on has grappled with that previous question in its search for lasting threads of meaning throughout the halls of time. Although there are many ways to describe these concepts, or energies, one of the simplest ways would be that archetypes are universal forces. Ones that are related to, and concerned with matter, as well as psyche. Behavioral patterns throughout all dimensions of experience influenced by these overarching characteristics.  A proverbial new set of lenes for taking in perceptions, and to witness life through. Basically a way of grouping the cosmic tendencies of natures flow. Primordial instincts, transcendent first principles, Gods or basic constituents of the psyche

   Astrology and archetypal influence are complementary of each other in many ways. Understanding these forces can not only support one in gaining the insight into what is in their life and why, but also more readily depict the trails through the forest of life to what could be, due to their karmic archetypal potentials. Your birth chart is a great way to familiarize yourself with the archetypal forces that guide your tendencies in life and experience. In modern Astrology there are 10 or more 'planetary' archetypes, but Mushroomlife only focuses on the 7 classical archetypes that were correspondent to the visible planets in ancient times. Ones observed with the naked eye for eons.

Each one of these classical planetary archetypes corresponds to a day of the week. Furthermore hours in the day, as well as minutes in the hour and seconds in each minute. There is no wrong time for the work or benefit contained in each. Many practitioners will focus on the day of a certain archetypes more than hours or minutes in which to carry out their operations in the lab/self.

Taking a look at each of the 7 we can see and feel a theme arise in the character of each archetypal influence in whatever kingdom we may be talking about. Be that herbal, mineral, metal, animal, fungal, celestial, and internal. Here is a brief overview of some archetypal correspondences throughout several facets of our reality. I will list the classical planet and then the metal, chakra, organ, day, color, concept, element, and state of mind associated with each.


Gold, Sahasrara, Heart, Sunday, Gold, The Present, Fire, The Atman


Silver, Anja, Brain, Monday, Silver, Emotion, Water, Subconscious/Dream


Iron, Manipura, Gall, Tuesday, Red, Will, Fire, Decidedly Active


Mercury, Vissudha, Lungs, Wednesday, Lavender, Thought, Air, Changing/Moving


Tin, Svadisthana, Liver, Thursday, Blue, Expansion/Indulgence, Fire, Open/Expansive


Copper, Anahata, Kidneys, Friday, Green, Love, Air, Caring


Lead, Muladhara, Spleen, Saturday, Black, Discipline, Earth, Structured/Disciplined 


   These are only a few of the many thousands of categories one could construe to correspond or correlate to characteristics of the 7 ruling forces of Alchemical philosophy. With a more keen eye and analytical psyche we can select from any of these 7 archetypes in nature as needed to adjust different states 'within' our body.  "As without so within."  Physical tissue states can be adjusted through the mindful use of the planetary archetypes found in herbs, fungi, animals, minerals, and even metals. 

   Mushroomlife's wild mushroom magistery set of dual extracted spagyric extracts are determined to which characteristics each mushroom aligns with the most. Though many things in nature are comprised of energies of several if not all of the archetypes, there is often one that is the most obvious for one reason or another. These signatures assigned seemed the most aligned to my psyche and powers of observation when meditating on each one.

     When we find an ingredient in nature, we first look at it. What are the colors, shapes, aromas, and textures that lean toward any of the archetypal influences? What are the smells, tastes, and feel to its body and fluids, or even its growth habit and ecology? What season does it peak and flourish in? Is it very bitter, astringent and restrictive like Saturn? Is it sweet and floral, and pleasing like Venus? With this sort of dissective observation we can find our own alchemical correspondence to anything we perceive.

   This understanding brings us closer to the experience of using Mushroomlife's one of a kind confections and adds depth to your wellness journey, which is only limited by your time, study, and imagination. I hope you enjoy this new set of lenses as well as these confections and the hard work and dedication that goes into producing them. May it eternally inspire exaltation of mind and matter for you and yours.