Visionary . Dreamer . Prophet . Seer
Capacity to envision what is not yet conceivable to others.
Willingness to proclaim a vision without the regard for personal gain.
Selling insights to the highest bidder.
Compromising your vision to make it more acceptable.
The Visionary archetype lets you imagine possibilities that are beyond the scope of your individual life and that benefit all of society.
The Visionary brings into view what could be if certain choices are made, or what is inevitable given choices that have already been made.
Both the Visionary and the Prophet engage their abilities in behalf of humanity rather than for personal use, but while many Prophets are rejected by the group they were sent to enlighten, Visionaries tend to be celebrated for their capacity to read what is just over the horizon.
The Shadow Visionary
The shadow Prophet or Visionary manifests as a willingness to sell one’s visionary abilities to the high bidder, or to alter their vision to make it more acceptable to society.
In extreme cases, tainted visions may lead entire societies into murderous or destructive rampages; then the Destroyer archetype may supersede the Visionary, as in the case of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao.
Look for a long term pattern to see beyond obvious or momentary actions to perceive a larger pattern.