Ok, I see what you guys are saying. Thank you for taking the time to clarify (and re-clarify) your points. However, it isn't technically what the ability says and I am partial to using the rules as written and modifying it if absolutely necessary (which I think it may be). Not that casters of any sort need more power. However, changing which part of the sentence applies to which does make the archetype fairly close to mechanically pointless and I think there is room to argue that the other abilities gained would suggest that the author intended the archetype to be placed into melee and that the familiar carrying buffs and auras while part of its master fits this idea behind the other archetype abilities and the author simply did not understand the implications of how he was writing that option. Then again I could be wrong and I don't have a clear way to know.
Punctuation really matters and it is probable that the sentence was not put together the way the author intended. I guess I'll have to figure out a balanced solution that sticks closely to what is written but allows it to be playable while not overbearing.