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Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche Kindle Edition
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A bestselling author shows how we can reclaim and make peace with the shadow side of our personality.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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'To honour and accept one's own shadow is a profound religious discipline. It is whole-making and thus holy and the most important experience of a lifetime.'
This powerful work from acclaimed Jungian analyst and best-selling author of 'He', 'She' and 'We' explores our need to 'own' our own shadow – the term Jung used to describe the dark, unlit part of the ego. Robert Johnson guides us through an exploration of the shadow: what it is, how it originates, and how it interacts and is made through the process of acculturation.
Johnson asserts that until we have undertaken the task of accepting and honouring the shadow within us, we cannot be balanced or whole, for what is hidden never goes away, but merely – and often painfully – turns up in unexpected places.
Robert A. Johnson is also the author of 'Inner Work', 'Ecstasy', 'Femininty Lost and Regained' and 'Transformation'.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00B72CFQW
- Publisher : HarperOne; Reprint edition (26 February 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 685 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 130 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 39,987 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As human beings we tend to be very good at recognising other people's bad qualities while being totally blind to those same qualities in ourselves. The author makes clear that it is not just the unacceptable aspects of our own personalities which we project and we may be projecting qualities which could be of immense value in our own lives if we could only recognise and reclaim them.
We need to accept all of our own personalities and characters or we will constantly find them coming back to bite us in unexpected ways. This is a lifetime job and most of it will never completely acknowledge all of our own qualities but we need to make the attempt. A thought provoking read.
The book’s title made it seem like it would be a more directly therapeutic text, with, for example, exercises for the reader to carry out in order to better identify and incorporate their shadow, but it doesn’t really offer anything of that sort.
Wouldn’t recommend. Too much “why you should” and not enough “how to”.