The King is one of the seven soul types or ‘roles in essence’. A King soul is a natural-born leader with an innate sense of power and personal authority.

king soul

“I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king.” — Queen Elizabeth I of England

“Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred.” — Donald Trump (describing himself)

“I believe in benevolent dictatorship … provided I am the dictator.” — Richard Branson

“Make It So”

Like Warriors, Kings are action-oriented souls. But whereas Warriors are attracted to action on the front line, as it were, King souls prefer to be in a commanding position from which they can oversee and run the entire operation.

The name “King” reflects the fact that such souls have a commanding presence, an innate power and even a regal air about them. King souls are born leaders and others will tend to automatically look to them for leadership and direction. Their raison d’être is to assume command and take charge, not just being the ultimate decision-maker but also the one who takes ultimate responsibility.

King souls tend to see the world around them as their personal chess-board — and others are pieces to be moved about. They have a knack for orchestration and tactical manoeuvring, and are happy making far-reaching decisions that affect many people.

As an example of a King soul in action, here is a clip of Katherine Hepburn arriving at a TV studio for an interview. Note how quickly she is able to take charge:

Positive and Negative Poles

[As a reminder, any manifestation of consciousness has both a positive pole and a negative pole. The positive pole is an expression of the true self or soul; the negative pole is an expression of the false self or ego.] In the positive pole of their essence, mastery, King souls are completely autonomous, powerful and responsible, in charge of both themselves and their surroundings to good effect. They can achieve unity of effort and synergy of action, empowering others to achieve great things. They give power to others rather than take it from them. A great leader, it is said, is one who creates more leaders, not followers.

In the negative pole, tyranny, they are more like puppet masters, merely “playing” people as pawns for their own selfish ends. At times they can be callous, imperious, tyrannical, despotic.

King Soul Characteristics

Unlike any other Role, King souls appear to be in full possession of themselves. Internal conflict is not something they struggle with very often. Self-assuredness is part of their very nature. Self-doubt is almost unknown.

This might sound great, but it means that King souls have little insight into the inner struggles of others. They can be terribly insensitive to things that make most people feel uncomfortable. Simon Cowell is a perfect example of this.

As a prime example from fiction, think of the James Bond character: highly autonomous and masterful in himself, but at times cruel and heartless in his use of other people. This was aptly demonstrated by Sean Connery, himself a King soul.*

*(Daniel Craig currently plays Bond more like a Warrior than a King, IMHO.)

King souls are naturally dominant in life and therefore not happy in submissive roles — even as the youngest member of the family, a child King will want to rule the roost.

Throughout life, King souls will tend to assume leadership and responsibility with little effort on their part. Nevertheless, they are not always in actual positions of power. Like all other souls, Kings will experience life from every possible angle — this is important for the sake of balance. They can be beggars as well as presidents.

Wherever they are, however, they will still emanate Kingly qualities: assertiveness, directness, self-assuredness, and an aura of certainty, power and authority.

Numerous movie and theatre directors are King souls, such as Sir David Lean and James Cameron. As actors, King souls such as Tommy Lee Jones excel of course at playing dominant, autocratic characters. 

Facially, Kings tend to be distinguished by

  • very solid features — meaty or even stone-like;
  • a very muscular, well-defined jaw (think of the classic square-jawed hero);
  • a no-nonsense, all-knowing, commanding expression;
  • a kind of fearless, “king of the jungle” stare.

Like Warriors, their head shape tends to be quite angular.

King Soul Evolution

As a reminder, all souls progress through five cycles of self-evolution in physical form (see: Reincarnation: the 35 Steps.)

In the second cycle, Baby Kings tend to be ultra-conservative leaders in small communities — the town mayor, the chief of police, the mafia boss. There are exceptions, of course. Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini was in charge of a nation. The same may become true of the former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin.
Young Kings are natural empire builders capable of grand achievement. Some famous examples include Alexander the Great, Mark Antony, Catherine the Great, John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, John Paul GettyWilliam Randolph Hearst, Billy Graham, Donald Trump, Alan Sugar, Simon Cowell and Mitt Romney. Many tycoons are Young Kings.
Mature Kings like Queen Elizabeth IKatherine Hepburn,  James GarnerSam Neill, Madeleine Albright, Kiri Te Kanawa and Richard Branson seek to use their leadership and commanding presence more thoughtfully and creatively, such as in the arts. James Garner
Old Kings seek to become masters of their own power for the good of society or the world at large. Examples include Alice Miller, Lorenzo de’Medici, Richard Feynman and Neem Karoli Baba. Worldly power becomes less important. Towards the end of the cycle, quite a few become homeless wanderers — “kings of the road”.

Very rarely, an Old King who has finished reincarnating will return to physical life to serve as a spiritual master, an avatar, the Truth made flesh. Examples include Buddha and Jesus.

A gallery of King souls

Khomeini

Khomeini

Sean Connery

Sean Connery

Hussein I (Jordan)

Hussein I (Jordan)

Alan Sugar

Alan Sugar

Dino de Laurentiis

Dino de Laurentiis

Neem Karoli Baba

Neem Karoli Baba

Lorenzo de Medici

Lorenzo de Medici

Billy Graham

Billy Graham

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney

John F Kennedy

John F Kennedy

James Garner

James Garner

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra

Madonna

Madonna

Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn

Herbert von Karajan

Herbert von Karajan

Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman

Colin Davis

Colin Davis

Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I

Kiri Te Kanawa

Kiri Te Kanawa

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

Bela Bartok

Bela Bartok

William Randolph Hearst

William Randolph Hearst

James Cameron

James Cameron

Richard Branson

Richard Branson

Sam Neill

Sam Neill

Gen Wesley Clark

Gen. Wesley Clark

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones

Aristotle Onassis

Aristotle Onassis

Alice Miller

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great

Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner

SERVER | ARTISAN | WARRIOR | SCHOLAR | SAGE | PRIEST | KING

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  1. 1 Lena 18 Jan 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I think I might very well be a King soul. All my life I was called dominant, controlling etc. Even cruel. Parents were pretty hard on me and wanted of course to have power over me, but it always was impossible, because I know for my self how things needs to be, they were often wrong I thought. I don’t like it to have been and still I am called these things, because I really never mean any harm, accept from when people do something that is wrong in my eyes, then there is no stopping me. It’s like I want to give them some kind of punishment, because I think it’s wrong and I tell people to their face that they are doing things wrong. I always stand up for the weak, nobody will bully someone as long as I’m around and if I’m not there I will take action later. Nobody will get away if they harm someone, even if I don’t like a person for some particular reason I will stand up for him/her if they were wronged. I look at other people as “my people”, and that I want to guide and protect at any cost. People are very important to me and that they all get treated fairly. I see that some are lost and don’t always know what to do and I will help them any way I can if needed, show them the way etc. If I say something I mean it and to disobey me is very stupid because I will get really angry and I feel like people not obeying me is not thinking straight, because I’m intelligent and I know what I’m doing.

    How does it sound? At first I thought I was a warrior, but I’m not into doing physical things so quick, it’s more if there is no other way out. But I will (I’m a woman) hit any man who dares to talk to me in the wrong way or I will say something to make him look like the true fool he is. Depends on my mood, I guess. Place we’re in, people around and so on.

    Great page this was, very interesting! Thank you for something interesting to read :)

    • 2 barry 18 Jan 2011 at 7:53 pm

      Hi Lena

      Yep, you sound like a King. Warrior with a goal of Dominance briefly crossed my mind, but the sense of “I know what’s best”, the desire to make sure all of your “subjects” are OK, and the expectation of loyal obedience are all completely King-like characteristics. You come across as pretty feisty too – I imagine a lot of people find you quite scary!

      Just to be sure, did you try the Discover Your Soul Type test?

      Thanks for the feedback,

      barry

  2. 3 elvalentino 05 Feb 2011 at 10:20 am

    Wow thank you for this post, one of the biggest
    problems I have today when I’m searching for
    material and knowledge is that all the information
    is presented in a lofty and ambiguous manner.

    I’d been looking for a long time and
    I was very curious about the kings characteristics
    and attributes finally I found your blog
    and you presented this in a nice forward manner, I appreciate that.

    Often I disregard products being marketed to the
    side of blogs but if your book offers solid writings as do your posts then I think it speaks
    volumes about your character and I’ll have
    to buy and check it out.

    One of the things I’m curious about.. and wondering if you could help me with is in regard
    to the 4 arch types.

    – Kings/Queens
    – Warriors
    – Lovers
    – A Magicians

    My philosophy to life is that you need to
    be balanced in each regard. I believe that
    although a king posses excellent self mastery
    of himself and respected authority over others

    would it not be best to not only focus on the
    kings attributes (if it were your nature)

    but also in the sage (magicians) attributes to influence and stimulate others, the warriors ability to be fearless and persistent and the priests ability to inspire a vision, expose truth and bring people together.

    As it stands my personality type is
    ENTJ – The Chief/Executive

    and my KWML (King warrior magician mage from kwml.com)

    is: 46.2% King/Queen, 30.8% Warrior, 15.4% Lover, and 7.7% Magician.*

    What are your thoughts about this? I can see you are very wise in this field and I’d like to know if it is worth-while to obtain abilities in other fields to seek balance

    or is it only possible to follow your souls nature through a life time?

    personally I believe that being fearless is a learned ability and although I lack in being an more entertaining. I believe that being stimulating is also a learned attribute.

    Could you please share your thoughts?

    • 4 barry 05 Feb 2011 at 11:12 am

      Hi elvalentino

      Thank you for your very kind comments. It’s great to be appreciated.

      I’m not sure if you realise that the book in the sidebar is not BY me, it’s just one I feel happy to promote. (If you buy it from the link I earn about 20c from Amazon, so it’s not exactly a get rich quick scheme.)

      Your philosophy of balance is interesting and gives me pause for thought.

      First thought: Souls are deliberately diverse in their nature, with different emphasis on different strengths – the universe (or God if you prefer) does not gain anything by creating a load of clones. So as a Scholar for example I am always going to be strong in terms of studying and analyzing and sharing information, but to be frank I am absolutely crap as a leader. I’m not a King at all. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Who says we should all be leaders after all?

      But if I DO want to become a leader, perhaps because i feel imbalanced, or simply because my interests are going in that direction, then I am free to focus on learning that. I could spend a few lives with the goal of Dominance (see goals In the articles sidebar); I could also opt to be born into a family of military leaders, say, where the skill would rub off.

      I think souls do tend to become more balanced as they evolve, but not because they need to – because they naturally want to. Throughout the course of reincarnation we pick our superficial attributes for each life (the “overleaves”), which can be different from one life to the next. These do give one a flavour of the other soul types, so although a king is always a king, it can experience being a subservient king in one life and an affectionate king in the next, for instance. In this life, for example, I have a Sage-like attitude of Idealism, a Priest-like goal of Growth and a Warrior-like mode of Perseverance.

      So is it “best” to focus on acquiring the attributes of other soul types? … Well in a sense you already do at the soul level, from one life to the next. On a day-to-day level, though, I wouldn’t worry about it.

      barry :)

  3. 5 elvalentino 05 Feb 2011 at 10:35 am

    lol and as another bonus I just read the above
    comment from mine to see the soul type quiz..

    and although I ironically thought I would fit in
    to the scholar type (because I’d figured I’d answer those questions)

    it still showed up as King which I didn’t expect.

    I took a look at your face shape blog and I can’t differentiate whether I’m a Scholar Shape or a King shape

    lol sorry I guess I’m just rambling on here, im just a bit excited, its cool to see how it all naturally matches up

    your awesome

    • 6 barry 05 Feb 2011 at 11:23 am

      You have quite an intense, dramatic look in those eyes, which suggests Priest. The muscles around the jaw look pretty solid, however, which is certainly Kingly. But admittedly it’s hard to tell from one photo.

  4. 7 elvalentino 10 Feb 2011 at 8:29 am

    Thanks Barry, I really appreciate you coming back to reply to these comment and in being so detailed in your replies. I can see see now that it goes much deeper then I initially thought, I’m going to have to spend some time reading the rest of your blog. Clearly you’ve put a lot of research into this and I can see that in the scholar aspect of you, it’s awesome.

    Before I read this though, I thought I would try to figure things out for my own.. so rather then splitting the seven catagories up into a single one (which would of taken to long to first begin)

    I instead used the other four soul types I’d discovered – the King, Magician, Warrior and Lover..

    And then categorized them by a list of human values I came across out of the book I think YOU mentioned.

    “Strengths of Wisdom and Knowledge: Cognitive strengths that entail the acquisition and use of knowledge
    1. Creativity [originality, ingenuity]: Thinking of novel and productive ways to conceptualize and do things.
    2. Curiosity [interest, novelty-seeking, openness to experience]: Taking an interest in ongoing experience for its own sake; exploring and discovering.
    3. Open-mindedness [judgment, critical thinking]: Thinking things through and examining them from all sides; weighing all evidence fairly.
    4. Love of learning: Mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one’s own or formally.
    5. Perspective [wisdom]: Being able to provide wise counsel to others; having ways of looking at the world that make sense to oneself and to other people.
    Strengths of Courage: Emotional strengths that involve the exercise of will to accomplish goals in the face of opposition, external and internal
    6. Bravery [valor]: Not shrinking from threat, challenge, difficulty, or pain; acting on convictions even if unpopular.
    7. Persistence [perseverance, industriousness]: Finishing what one starts; persisting in a course of action in spite of obstacles.
    8. Integrity [authenticity, honesty]: Presenting oneself in a genuine way; taking responsibility for one’s feeling and actions.
    9. Vitality [zest, enthusiasm, vigor, energy]: Approaching life with excitement and energy; feeling alive and activated.
    Strengths of Humanity: interpersonal strengths that involve tending and befriending others
    10. Love: Valuing close relations with others, in particular those in which sharing and caring are reciprocated.
    11. Kindness [generosity, nurturance, care, compassion, altruistic love, “niceness”]: Doing favors and good deeds for others.
    12. Social intelligence [emotional intelligence, personal intelligence]: Being aware of the motives and feelings of other people and oneself.
    Strengths of Justice: civic strengths that underlie healthy community life
    13. Citizenship [social responsibility, loyalty, teamwork]: Working well as a member of a group or team; being loyal to the group.
    14. Fairness: Treating all people the same according to notions of fairness and justice; not letting personal feelings bias decisions about others.
    15. Leadership: Encouraging a group of which one is a member to get things done and at the same maintain time good relations within the group.
    Strengths of Temperance: strengths that protect against excess
    16. Forgiveness and mercy: Forgiving those who have done wrong; accepting the shortcomings of others; giving people a second chance; not being vengeful.
    17. Humility / Modesty: Letting one’s accomplishments speak for themselves; not regarding oneself as more special than one is.
    18. Prudence: Being careful about one’s choices; not taking undue risks; not saying or doing things that might later be regretted.
    19. Self-regulation [self-control]: Regulating what one feels and does; being disciplined; controlling one’s appetites and emotions.
    Strengths of Transcendence: strengths that forge connections to the larger universe and provide meaning
    20. Appreciation of beauty and excellence [awe, wonder, elevation]: Appreciating beauty, excellence, and/or skilled performance in various domains of life.
    21. Gratitude: Being aware of and thankful of the good things that happen; taking time to express thanks.
    22. Hope [optimism, future-mindedness, future orientation]: Expecting the best in the future and working to achieve it.
    23. Humor [playfulness]: Liking to laugh and tease; bringing smiles to other people; seeing the light side.
    24. Spirituality [religiousness, faith, purpose]: Having coherent beliefs about the higher purpose, the meaning of life, and the meaning of the universe.”

    In the end I came up with this concept which was pretty interesting because as it turns out there was something already in existance for each of them..

    Authority Entertainment – which is known
    as “Cocky + Funny” (King + Magician)

    More info at: http://www.seductionbase.com/cocky_and_funny_lines.htm

    Servant leadership (King + Lover)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Servant_leadership

    Solid to a challenge – Composure (King + Warrior)
    and then the pure king – Assumes Responsibility

    There were plenty of others but I won’t bore
    you with all the information

    To be honest I’ve never considered taking a look
    at past lives and soul types because I try to
    remain pragmatic as possible but the information you provided is pretty solid, you should write a book.

    I’m going to add this website to the next blog post that I make (spot light post) It certainly deserves it and I think a lot of people would appreciate the info.

    I also took a new picture, it’s a front shot this time. Do you think you could give me your opinion on the faceshape/soul type of it?

    http://img18.imageshack.us/i/myfacer.jpg/

    Thanks Barry, all the best

    • 8 barry 10 Feb 2011 at 5:39 pm

      Very striking. I’m going with Priest. In fact, you remind me of Napoleon Bonaparte (Priest) when he was a young man!

  5. 9 Matt 13 Sep 2011 at 7:26 am

    great info.

  6. 10 Matt 13 Sep 2011 at 7:34 am

    Just wanna know… since there are 3 cardinal roles, and either of them will sorta fit smoothly into a leadership role, how do you tell by their style, who fits into what role? I mean, you can’t keep staring into their eyes (which all look the same to me, anyhow- believe me, I’ve tried staring and finding out the truth! :)), and good and bad leadership looks the same.

    For instance, Idi Amin is supposedly a Priest, but he is known as a tyrant, something a King is usually associated with. Sean Connery is a King, but he takes on many of the qualities of the Sage- prima donna, really talkative, sometimes deceitful and manipulative. As for David Tennant, who loves the spotlight, given how emotional he is, and how much people look up to him to lead, I am not sure whether he is a Sage, a Priest or a King.

    And many of the qualities of the cardinal roles can be ascribed to each other- plenty of Kings are fanatical about their beliefs, like Priests, plenty of Priests are willing to consider all sides of the situation, like I think Obama is doing, and plenty of Sages can be both commanding and inspirational, like Reagan was to me.

    Sorry this letter is so long, man…. just had this itch for too long to summarize in one sentence… itch to know I mean.

    • 11 barry 13 Sep 2011 at 8:55 am

      Hi Matt

      I guess it’s a case of theme and variations. Because aside from role (such as King), three other factors that I’m aware of come into play. There is SOUL AGE, the personality’s OVERLEAVES and the soul’s CASTING.

      Let’s start with overleaves (personality traits). The goal, mode and attitude all make a difference to how a soul would otherwise come across. A King would ordinarily be commanding (like goal of Dominance), assertive (like mode of Aggression) and astute (like attitude of Realism). But the soul needs to experience life in different ways, so each life is marked by a different set of ‘garments’ – perhaps this time a goal of Acceptance, mode of Caution and attitude of Idealism. This will give the King soul attributes which we would ‘archetypally’ associate with other souls, such as the Sage’s love of acceptance. Now, I readily admit it is very hard sometimes to tell if someone is, say, a King with Acceptance or a Sage with Dominance. In this, I find the facial features helpful – Sages tend to major in the big cheeks and twinkly eyes while Kings are firm and focused, like a lion.

      So how do you tell the difference between, say, a Sage and another type whose goal of Acceptance (probably combined with mode of Passion) means that they like being in the spotlight? It’s subtle but… a Sage naturally fits being in the spotlight, whereas an Artisan, say, with a goal of Acceptance wants it but also fears it. You can see this quite easily on shows like X Factor and Britain/America/wherever’s Got Talent. The Sages walk straight into the spotlight, smile, joke – even if they’re unconfident in themselves. It’s where they belong. Others will tend to react to being in the spotlight – it’s not a natural place for them. And Artisans, typically, when they perform, will close their eyes and focus on the meaning of the song whereas Sages will naturally project themselves into the audience – “Here I am, lap it up”.

      Soul age will also affect how a soul comes across. Young souls are naturally more extravert than all the rest. Think of JFK, a Young King with Acceptance. Baby souls are naturally conscientious (or, if you prefer, “anal”). Mature souls are more empathetic but also prone to being “neurotic”, in the sense of vulnerable to negative emotions (even Kings!). OId souls are relatively calm and stable, but can seem very eccentric and are vulnerable to depression. So a Young King will tend to be quite different from an Old King, for example.

      Finally there is casting. I haven’t explained casting on this website yet as it’s a whole other kettle of fish. But in a nutshell: There is a certain orderliness to how souls come into being (“cast”). Let’s take a small soul group of souls whose “cast” consists of seven Kings. Of these seven, the first will have a Server-like quality (relative to the rest), the second will have an Artisan-like quality, the third will have a Warrior-like quality, and so on… I, for example, am a fifth-cast Scholar, which means that in a room full of Scholars I will be the more chatty, witty and extravert one. (In a room full of Sages, though, I come across as a nerdy introvert!) I have read somewhere that Obama is a 7th-cast (i.e. Kingly) Mature Priest, which would make him relatively commanding for a Priest.

      David Tennant – I’m leaning to Priest with Passion – a double dose of upward energy.

      Wow, I just wrote a lot more than I thought I would. Hope this helps!

      barry

  7. 12 PurpleViolet 11 Mar 2012 at 5:24 am

    so after taking the test i find my personality is a king! i am kind of confused by this as i feel i look very “artisan.” maybe that’s my secondary? *shrugs* fascinating stuff. :) & apparently i’m in love w/a scholar. sounds like a pretty good match!

    • 13 barry 11 Mar 2012 at 10:27 am

      Ok, that’s interesting. Have you read about the Goal of Dominance – it could be a trait you have that is quite similar to being a King. I tried to design the test to distinguish between the two, but maybe it’s not so clear in this case.

      • 14 PurpleViolet 11 Mar 2012 at 10:43 pm

        no, my goal is actually acceptance. which sometimes hinders me because i want to be liked so much :( i’m actually a very reluctant leader, but a very influential person even when not trying to impose… if that makes sense.

  8. 15 joe 05 Jul 2012 at 2:32 pm

    It is said on this website that jesus was a king soul, i beg to differ on what is mentioned here about king souls and in comparrison to jesus christ. I don’t see the similarity. Now a priest soul I can see the relation.

    • 16 barry 05 Jul 2012 at 3:29 pm

      Fair enough.
      Not just on this website BTW
      B

  9. 17 sarah 21 Dec 2012 at 8:57 pm

    interesting site…however your examples of the soul types are for the most part caucasian people. why is that?

    • 18 barry 21 Dec 2012 at 9:00 pm

      No particular reason, just using the examples that are available.

  10. 19 William Johnson (@Tezla7) 19 Jan 2013 at 2:12 am

    Hi,

    My ego would rather I was a king soul, and I’ve always felt tired and old, unsurprised and a bit world weary. I feel like I’ve moved through many soul levels the last 10 years. Maybe existing around Old L3. I feel split between the warrior and king soul profiles, but there is a distinct single vertical line down the centre of my forehead. I remember walking into a shop once and the shopkeeper saying, “ah I see that line I know this… you will accomplish great things”. I remember me replying at the time “I’ve heard that before”. I do my very best not to enter confrontations and I certainly don’t look for them. Mainly on account of a fear of losing control of myself and hurting another person, never on account of being afraid of anyone being aggressive. And to this day I’ve never intentionally hurt another person. I’d say that’s a war like conflict inside myself, natural strength, but deep belief in non violence as a peaceful soul. Control is very important to me, but not control of others. The intelligent mastery of things. I’d say I can size up a situation immediately, but I wouldn’t say at this point in my life that I have a desire to control other people, rather a wish to guide, help and teach people so they can live their own lives. And to keep people safe in general. I feel that’s my responsibility. I’ve also been told I’m difficult to read in terms of facial expression, and extremely calm, with a calming presence.

    I’m wary of dogmatic systems, but, the Michael teachings seem to fit my experiences and empirical observations in life so I’m enjoying reading and thank you for your reply. I’m an artist from the North of England- http://tezla7.tumblr.com
    Many thanks and Happy New Year

    Will

    • 20 barry 19 Jan 2013 at 11:34 am

      Hi Will. I looked up your photo and, yes, that’s quite a kingly look. Goal of dominance too?
      I’m originally from the North of England too, BTW – near Durham, where of course Yorkshire folk are regarded as southerners!

      • 21 William Johnson (@Tezla7) 19 Jan 2013 at 6:23 pm

        Hi Barry,

        Yes those feel accurate. I’ll have to do some more reading. Am manifesting a lower soul level at the moment (obviously) being a young man, but find that a positive thing- room to expand, and plenty of time for that. With certain references to American celebrities I didn’t realise you were on this side of the pond. Always happy to concede being called ‘southern’ from someone further North!

        • 22 barry 19 Jan 2013 at 6:25 pm

          :-)

  11. 23 Lawrence Archibong 02 Apr 2013 at 12:47 am

    I like to say a very big thank you for the great insight you shared on the subject.i salute your effort and hardwork.i am sure the research you made on the subject must have costed you something precious,but i believe it’s worth it because of the tremendous impact it had on me.i tell you it is absolutely phenomenal.once again obrigado.most of the things you spoke about king soul is very typical of me.it’s like looking through me with a special kind of lens.i figured you must be a prophet of some kind.

  12. 24 natej89 01 May 2013 at 12:34 am

    I searched King of Souls and I found this

  13. 25 Chris 12 May 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Im an Old King soul with a discarnate artisan twin.

  14. 26 Newton 03 Jun 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I’m not quite certain about which category i’m in.
    Physically i fit better as a priest-intense eyes, not a particularily angular face. I know i’m a quite old soul with a goal of dominance. I am very weary of any established religion like an old priest, and I enjoy any chance to inspire people towards a goal, but I really don’t like the idea of a “higher being,” seems underrate the power a human soul wields. Overrall I seem priestly, but I have a commanding aura and quite often I notice very submissive behaviors in people who are normally quite comfortably self-ruled, even in a few very definite king souls (granted they usually seem to be young or baby souls, but there are a few exceptions)
    I’ve been told i’m quite handsome… could that contribute to my effect on people enough to create the illusion of kinglyness?

  15. 28 Dominic 17 Oct 2013 at 4:45 pm

    All are white? This article is not credible

    • 29 barry 18 Oct 2013 at 8:24 pm

      Ok, good call. Well, there are two Hindus and a Persian, but I guess you’re probably referring to African descent? I’ll see what I can do.

  16. 30 Hawke 19 Dec 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Hello Barry,
    I find this website quite fascinating. I have a question for you – what do you think the case would be with an old King whose goal is Flow? Would they still be drawn to power and stand out from the crowd, or would their power manifest in some unconventional way? Also, what would be the difference between an artisan-cast king and a king-cast artisan? I have the traits of both soul types, but am unsure as to which is my main. I seem to have the face of a King, but my eyes are definetely Artisan. I’m very creative and have been since childhood. As for my behaviour, I can’t stand others controlling me and prefer to be in charge when possible. I don’t recall people ever bullying or dominating me – if someone tries to impose their will on me, I usually laugh at their attempts or ignore them completely. Also, although I do enjoy art for its own sake and for the chance of expressing myself, I partly see it as a way of gaining respect and authority. Which is why I’m never satisfied with my work – I strive to perfect whatever I do, to create art that is not only is a reflection of my soul, but also exceeds the art of other people. I want to go beyond their and my own limitations. So, am I a King or an Artisan, in your opinion?
    PS. My goal is Flow, not Dominance – hope that helps.

    I would appreciate your view on this matter. :)
    Cheers,
    Hawke

  17. 31 heffalump 27 Dec 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Barry, you’re the man.

    Give me your take on my stats?

    I’m 19 and feel a tad like a soul chameleon, which is odd, but perhaps Artisan-like. I’ve taken your surveys and done some research, but it seems like I’m pretty evenly spread amongst Artisan, Priest, and King. I’m, wondering what kind of Mastery old Kings delve into.

    My goal is to become “Enlightened” and experience pure bliss by becoming “self actualized”. My heart wants to manifest an infinite or transcendental soul. I’m rather sure I’m either Idealistic or Spiritualistic in Power. Here is the tricky part:

    Maybe I am an Artisan in Dominance, or Maybe I am a King in Acceptance. How would a King in Acceptance act? I imagine him to have an attitude of “I’ll follow you to the ends of the Earth” with his companions. Which, if inaccurate, is still appealing to me. However, I’m entrepreneurial and avant-garde in nature, despise the established “routine” path, and like be in leadership positions. This could be due to Power or Kingliness. I become angry when others give me orders and hold power over me.

    On the Darker yet Honest side, I sometimes wonder if it is merely my Ego that wishes to be Kinglike, or if it is truly my soul role. Also, I believe my Chief Features to be, like you, Impatience and Self-Depreciation.

    Thank you for doing what you’re doing. You’re insight is appreciated!

    Love, Zach

    Namaste

  18. 32 Corsha 04 Mar 2014 at 1:41 am

    I keep coming back and reading this Amazing Website, Recently I have been on this very spiritual awakening journey, I am really recently into astrology to its deepest levels, and now I have gathered research about souls from this page and from reading this article some time ago I always knew I was an Old soul always felt out of place on this world, but your site helped me learn there are different types, I have the facial features of the king soul so that would make me an old king soul, I have been doing meditating recently and every single day its like a different animal would come to me in real life or on TV (Just recently start back watching TV, I hated cable for the longest because it was all stupid) By the Way im 19. I am convinced I am the OLD KING soul the same that budda and Jesus had, call me crazy but my mind is so Quiet and I am soo Wise and everything just speaks of Love and makes so much sense and I have this Deep thurst for Knowledge, I just was recently baptised this year January 12, and my life has completely flipped, I had a real hard time understanding the bible because I didn’t understand myself, now its like I can just flip open to any page and it predicts what happened that day or what will happen tommorow and it just all makes so much sense. I see alot of spiritual beings all the time 24/7 i can see Auras and in my room its filled with this White energy and I have traveled to the Fairy realm, I just don’t know where to go for help or anything Im too smart and wise to be so young and I don’t know what to do anymore, I have seen our God face to face and even mother earth been to Heaven its really amazing i am very intune with my metaphysical side this is an inheritance, Gave them big hugs I have this deep desire for hugs and am so loveable, uhhh what else oh when I shake some peoples hands I feel this Static Shock God said I have eternal life an all but I need someone to help me or something, I just want to make sure im doing this whole thing right. ohh and when I unlocked my Innate power the 3rd chakra in the solar plexus I was Vibrating so much for like a whole week I could not even sleep and i wasnt even tired. I was just wondering if you could help me with more information on that old king soul, I have read conuntless articles that make so much sense but now I want to advance but i can’t do it on my own. Sincerly, an old soul in need. My Birthchart has a lot of Trines I read an article and it was another confirmation about Saturn or Jupiter conjuction in Pisces, My Saturn is in Pisces and My Saturn and Jupiter has a TRINE, not sure how advanced you are on astrology by im working on my soul well now my spirit and i need guidance, Thanks

  19. 33 matias ihl 10 Mar 2014 at 5:51 pm

    hi, i thank you for this ibformation. All my life I didnt know why a dream with power, with carryin about people, with feeling lile a father, with respect, with loyalty, i didnt know why i had a high sense of morality, why i like to make leaders, why i like to feel important, relevant but sensing it, i dont like when somebody tries to say to me that im doing things right, i already know when i make things right, i like when they tell me im wrong cause that makes me think and reexamine what ive donde. i always thought that people wanted to compete with me, i like being the center of attraction but as a nonvisible way, i like to make the right people be the center of attraction in the right way

    • 34 barry 10 Mar 2014 at 6:57 pm

      Great – thanks Matias. You certainly do sound rather Kingly.

      Just out of curiosity, I am wondering: do other people tend to automatically ‘sense’ that you are a leader?

      Depending on other personality factors, a King (like anyone else) can be relatively introvert or extravert. An extravert King (with, say, mode of power and CF of arrogance) can come across ‘loud and clear’ — as soon as they enter a room everyone subconsciously knows “here’s a born leader who knows how to make the right decisions” — while a more introvert king (with mode of caution and CF of self-deprecation, for example) would not stand out so obviously.

      cheers

      barry

      • 35 Matias 10 Mar 2014 at 9:00 pm

        Sorry for my strange writing in the last post, I was writing from my cel phone and very quickly (and this isn’t my native language). Just some minutes ago I was reading about that “Self-deprecation” thing… and it surprised me a lot because I always thought that I was being humble, but in fact, I was trying to distract the attention from me, I thought that showing my true self was going to be kind of arrogant (because not everyone likes to feel that another person is in charge or is giving orders, mostly when they don’t give you their approval, which is a thing that I don’t get very easily, I have to put a lot of work to get that subconscient or conscient approval). The thing is that I always have the impulse of assuming the responsibility for my errors and that from others, which I do very often. But, I have problems with trying to modulate my authority and my leadership because it’s easy to be arrogant and to lose respect from others. About the other thing, I don’t know if others feel my presence (but I think they do) or want me to be their leader, but I feel like I want to have everything under control, everyone doing what they do best, getting out the best of themselves. It often happens to me that women and men (mostly women) try to point out my errors (I think is because I tend to stand out with my normal behavior (without me noticing it)), I feel like they want me to act like a perfect individual and if I don’t do my best they perceive that automatically and they proceed to point that out very fast. In the other hand, I feel that a lot of people try to compete with me, I don’t know whats that… maybe they feel like their role or their job is in danger (for example, that usually happens to me when i’m the direct employee of someone). From what I can see now, I try to learn from everything, as much and as quickly as I can, because I want to adapt myself to every situation and give my best (i’m usually at peace when everyone is in crisis… but, in the other hand, when I’m in crisis it’s hard for me to handle that). Frequently, I feel that the things that think and the ones I do are not only for me, but for the institution or group that I am in. And in a last part, how can stop being afraid of standing out?. For example, when I’m doing team work, I know perfectly what we should do and how we should do it. If I work too hard and do a great job, people tend to reject me or feel bitter or resentful (that just happened to me when me and my partner we’re creating our thesis). Sometimes I feel that they are waiting for me to take the control in action but I’m always failing and finding myself trying new ways of self-improvement. Thanks for your fast answer.

  20. 36 mike 22 Mar 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Hi barry im 32, sorry for my english, I have a question

    I found trades of all this personalities in my life, slowly I feel fality to choose one of them as way to master something, I feel like I should have them all (not egoistic) but in the way that I can’t deny any of them in me and just choose one aside of others. I have that same feeling to stages of soul (but without ego). I stil want to be happy as a kid (1 stage), have some sense of morality and rules to create better life for all (2 stage I don’t care about rules but I see that we need them as society), making some money to pay my bills (not taking from others), having love, relations with others and spiritual growth (4 stage) and to express myself and exist, letting other people doing what they do – not forcing them to do or think my way (5 stage). I feel that I could not to be totally happy with just 1 of them.

    I see that same things in this division to king, priest etc.. im just not satisfy with being just one of this types. I have hundreds of notes, I had 3 companies im making music I’m being funny (usuly after work) I gues I lack a liite bit of warrior so I’m starting martial arts classes next month.

    I feel that making divisions is false I like a litte bit of all of them but I know that this not something that creates mastery just balans. I like to be with people with all of this groups. So what is that means? should I go for balans or mastery? because.. I like both the same way.

    • 37 barry 22 Mar 2014 at 11:25 pm

      Hi Mike

      I would suggest that you are an Old soul who by now has experienced most of what life has to offer in terms of experience. It is our raw experiences as human beings (specifically, experiences of making choices from different perspectives and with different values) that gradually fill us out from being, say, a “pure” scholar to a scholar who knows how to operate through all the other roles, having tried on the various overleaves over the course of reincarnation. A young scholar with a goal of dominance, for example, has some experience of making choices from a young King-like perspective. (Example: Margaret Thatcher). Our previous soul stages can be likened to the rings inside a tree – it’s all stil in there, but the outer rings tend to override the inner ones.

      Let me reassure that there is no law saying that souls of one type should never become like, or fraternise with, souls of another type. Pigeon-holing is not what the life force is about. (If only those who came with the Hindhu caste system had realised this.)

      Balance is the key.

      (Mastery is spefically for Kings, who have a drive to master their environment.)

      So, fulfilling your true self (soul type, evolutionary stage, and casting influences) does not mean forgetting all you have gained at a soul level .. Even if that were possible. You may have developed some Sage-like wit and wisdom, for example, to add to your repertoire of skills, and there is no reason why, nor mechanism how, you could lose this or anything else you have learned. Everything you learn adds the richness and fullness of the cosmos.

      Barry

  21. 38 mike 22 Mar 2014 at 5:02 pm

    FALSITY not fality, sorry

  22. 39 Sharmayne Sargent 23 Aug 2014 at 11:10 am

    It bugs me that celebrities have been used as examples of king souls (or any soul stage for that matter) how can u possibly know their soul age when you dont know these people from a bar of soap? You are only going by what the media says about them. Thats the front that they put on to the world. We have no idea what they are like behind closed doors…

    • 40 barry 24 Aug 2014 at 12:09 am

      I don’t “go by what the media says” about people. I go by a mixture of channelled readings and personal observation & research for verification.

  23. 41 Zachary Maitland 23 Sep 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Barry.

    So Happy for your transformation! Much Love.

    Kings don’t really “do” self-depreciation.

    What would a King in self-depreciation be like?

    Much Love.
    Zach

    • 42 barry 25 Sep 2014 at 8:13 am

      Hi Zacahary

      Thanks for the love – I’m feeling it!

      I think I said Kings don’t really do self-doubt. I would now correct this to be more precise:

      Kings are not prone to self-doubt, though they can still experience it, particularly as they evolve. I can imagine it would probably never enter the conscious mind of a younger (Infant, Baby or Young) King, like Alexander the Great say, in the sense that if the King had self-dep it would be suppressed and would play out unconsciously as secretive “avoidance behaviour” — a neurosis that would be kept hidden.

      For an older (Mature/Old) King with self-deprecation/depreciation/disparagement, I imagine there would be a conscious lack of confidence in some specific aspect of life, such as intimate relationships.

      I personally remember sitting in a meeting with a mix of scientists (like me) and a few military leaders. One of the latter was sitting next to me – a King with James Bond looks. During the meeting there was some discussion about a person (who wasn’t present) apparently feeling unconfident or having self-doubts about his abilities to do the task he’d been assigned. The King next to me looked a bit confused for a second and then said matter-of-factly, “Well, I can honestly say I have ever had a moment of self-doubt in my entire life.”

      I have a close friend who is a King (6th level Mature) and despite his obvious mastery at most things, he has occasionally “got it wrong”, such as being too flippant when lecturing to a very serious audience. And then he has momentarily questioned his own competence at what he was doing. But — true to form, for an older King — he just takes this self-awareness of having self-doubts as a prompt to resolve some unconscious aspect of himself that had played out in his lecture.

      Having seen him do this several times, the expression that comes to mind is “freakin’ awesome”!

      with love and good cheer

      barry

  24. 43 Zachary Maitland 25 Sep 2014 at 3:43 pm

    My Friend,

    I am grateful. Thank you. I see this much more clearly now.

    I am Zach. I am 20, but I’ve been a Michael student for over 4 years now. Mostly I have followed your journey as a communicator and interpreter via this website, along with reading the 2 main books. You and your life’s work have deeply enriched my own life. I have a strong “pull feeling” that we have karma/agreements for this lifetime, although I really don’t know what that is actually supposed to feel like. I feel excited in directly communicating with you, like there is wonderfulness right around the corner that we are slowly approaching. I did not approach you about this subject earlier as you were feeling so drained. Now that you’ve transformed, I’m ecstatic and my drive to pursue this has exploded. I’d like to explore this potential karma if you’re interested.

    In addition, I have an unusual but possibly very enriching request. I know that you’re quite devoted to learning new ways to determine a fragment’s overleaves. I’ve recently made my first musical venture, a 9-song album where everything is 100% original. The beats, melodies, and lyrics being created from myself, I know they hold the keys to my overleaves, and DEFINETELY my chief feature. I made the album in an effort to better understand myself and hopefully overcome my chief feature. However, I’d love to get your take on what my overleaves are based off of the album. I realize that this is a hefty task, but I believe that this could open new doors in both of our worlds. It could very well be the beginning of our karma/agreements.

    There are 5 main songs that I would like you to use in your analysis, which will take about 25 min. Listening to all 9 would provide a better analysis, but those main 5 should get the job done. I realize one of your features is impatience; hopefully you can use this as an opportunity to overcome some of that impatience.

    Please let me know if you are interested.

    Much Love,
    Zach.

    • 44 barry 26 Sep 2014 at 10:40 am

      *splutter* Wow!

      Ok, I’m very intrigued to say the least. My mind is boggled.

      Yes, I’ll give the tracks a listen. Can’t promise anything of course!

      Just thinking in terms of verification from a ‘reliable source’, do you already have (or will you be getting) your overleaves from one of the channels?

      barry :)

      PS – Both my chief features are way off in the background at the moment.

      • 45 Zachary Maitland 26 Sep 2014 at 5:24 pm

        Barry,

        You’re Awesome! Don’t feel obligated to comment on the quality. I’m purely looking for overleaf information or whatever else you find important. I think this medium has the potential to be quite effective along with poetry about the self. Not only as a mode of revealing the overleaves, but of working with them and through the chief features as well.

        I’m open to getting verification, although I feel like your analysis will be a more trustworthy source for me personally. I’ve had experiences with the “gifted/psychic” in the past that I didn’t find very accurate or beneficial. Furthermore, let me know if you feel any kind of karmatic/agreement pull. I’m down for an adventure. The natural path may be a few years down the line however. I have some exciting projects in mind that may serve as magnets.

        I apologize for any vulgarity. This was my first project. Thank you Barry and keep me updated. Psyched you’re feeling up in the clouds and that your chief features are down in the dumps mwahaha!

        Much Love,
        Zach :D

        Here’s the Link: (copy-paste that into the bar if it doesn’t link)
        https://soundcloud.com/thepursuitoffun/sets/book-one-earth

        The best samples will be songs:
        1 – The Intro – Good Rootz
        2 – The Story of a Kid
        7 – Ahite
        9 – The Outro – The Zone

        The other songs utilize the fake arrogance that popular artists use these days. They’re not worth any actual analysis I don’t think.
        If you need more info, Book Two: Water is attached to my profile. Earth is about Childhood, Family, and Body. Water is about, Heart, Emotions, and Relationships. It’s saturated with self.

        Thanks Barry!
        You’re the Man!

        • 46 barry 27 Sep 2014 at 11:37 am

          Hi Zachary,

          Not sure exactly when I’ll be able to listen (properly) and get back to you but will try to make it this weekend some time.

          You’re on my ever-expanding to-do list!

          :) Barry

          • 47 Zachary Maitland 05 Nov 2014 at 4:33 pm

            Barry,

            Any progress on the soul-song analysis?
            Further, can the Michael system information be used commercially? If the information is used to increase understanding, and is from the Entity, then the intellectual property is not owned. Let me know if this is correct.

            Thanks boss.

            Zach.

            • 48 barry 07 Nov 2014 at 8:38 am

              Zachary!

              My humble apologies – life continues apace despite the interruption of a kundalini awakening, lucid dreams, etc. There just aren’t enough hours in the day … But your music came to mind yesterday and as it happens I have a free day today, so the timing is good.

              Commercial usage: a whole grey area when it comes to channelled material. I haven’t checked for a while, but I remember it being a catch-22 situation for channels. If they declare that any original “content” comes from another entity, rather than their own minds, then they can’t claim intellectual ownership; the “transcription” of information is their own work but the creation of the content isn’t. On the other hand, if they claim ownership of content then the material, by implication, is just something they’ve made up.

              The original transcripts of the 1970s material went out of the public domain after Sarah Chambers handed them all over to Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, who then claimed copyright ownership. But in 2010 they were declared by copyright experts to be public domain, simply because at the time of their creation no copyright mark was added to them.

              I think it’s a fine line. All the general knowledge that has been channelled is public domain – anyone can freely discuss the overleaves structure or whatever. It is good etiquette to state your sources, and certainly any direct quote or an unusual concept should be accompanied with an adequate citation or reference (eg, Yarbro 1979 p. 108). What you can’t do is, say, reproduce the major contents of a particular book and claim it as your own original work.

              I’m no expert on this, however. And US law doesn’t apply everywhere of course; different countries have their own laws.

              • 49 Zachary Maitland 07 Nov 2014 at 3:26 pm

                Thanks Barry.

                That makes a lot of sense.
                Keep me updated!

                You’re the best.

              • 50 Zachary Maitland 03 Dec 2014 at 4:31 pm

                Barry,

                Anything I can do to help?
                This is important to me.

                Let me know.

                Zach.

  25. 51 Greg Pettway 25 Dec 2014 at 1:50 pm

    To the author,
    this article was very compelling and informative. i stumbled across this article in search of a substantial back story to a brand i am building. Some of the items discussed in this article are strait clean and cuts to the basis of what we believe a king to be and for that…we thank you.

    As a black man in America I would like to offer the suggestion of providing readers with some African American examples of kings souls. I’m sure thinking back on the struggles of Africans in the US there are some kings souls that contributed their strong aura of leadership to help build dynasties and rise from captivity. For sake of allowing your creative juices to infuse contribution to this subject I will avoid providing any examples. Plus, I consider you to be the expert on the matter.

    To no regard I would like to say I enjoyed this article and am glad to have ran across it.

    • 52 barry 26 Dec 2014 at 7:53 pm

      Hi Greg

      Many thanks for getting in touch. Glad the article spoke to you so cleanly.

      As for mentioning Kings of African descent, I’m open to any suggestions you might have and happy to add profiles to the article. I know that the politician Condaleeza Rice and the writer Alice Walker are said to be Kings. Frederick Douglass looks like another for sure.

      I would also consider the singer-actor Paul Robeson, who lived quite an incredibly productive life; he was a leading political activist who first came to my attention when I learned of his support for Welsh coalminers.

      I also have a suspicion about your good self…

      cheers Greg,

      Barry

  26. 53 Greg Pettway 25 Dec 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Barry, can you inbox me your full name for quote citation please

    • 54 barry 26 Dec 2014 at 7:21 pm

      done :)


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