An accessible introduction to concept to ‘The Shadow’, showing how to deal positively with the Dark Side of ourselves and other people.
“Everyone carries a Shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.” (Carl Jung)
Each one of us has a public face, a cleaned-up version of ourself which we choose to present to the outside world. But beneath the surface lurks our Shadow self – those aspects of our nature which shame us, the secret fears and fantasies which we’re taught to hide away – anger, jealousy, the lust for power, the wish for vengence etc. We bury this dark side in our unconscious, but it has a way of rising up unbidden, sometimes when we least expect or want it.
But in losing touch with our true natures and striving rather to become what others want us to be, we can distort ourselves and lose touch with our identities. Dr. Vivianne Crowley’s book invites us instead to embrace our ‘Dark Side’ – learning to redeem and transform it – and shows how by confronting our Shadows, the personal traits we most depsise, can actually bring new energy and growth into our lives.