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 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…

    • 2 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.

  2. 3 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

    • 4 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

  3. 5 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.

    • 6 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.

      • 7 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!

        • 8 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

          • 9 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.

            • 10 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.

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

                Thanks Barry.

                That makes a lot of sense.
                Keep me updated!

                You’re the best.


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