Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature (New Consciousness Reader Series)

Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature (New Consciousness Reader Series)

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by Connie Zweig, Jeremiah Abrams
     
 

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The author offers exploration of self and practical guidance dealing with the dark side of personality based on Jung's concept of "shadow," or the forbidden and unacceptable feelings and behaviors each of us experience.  See more details below

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The author offers exploration of self and practical guidance dealing with the dark side of personality based on Jung's concept of "shadow," or the forbidden and unacceptable feelings and behaviors each of us experience.

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Zweig, former executive editor of Brain/Mind Bulletin, and Abrams, a Jungian therapist, offer a provocative collection of more than 60 brief pieces (most of them extracts from longer works) exploring the ``shadow,'' the part of the unconscious self that a conscious mind sees as undesirable and tries to define as the ``other.'' Christine Downing considers how a person might project the shadow self onto a same-sex sibling, while Maggie Scarf describes the ways in which husbands and wives can do the same thing: one spouse, for instance, expressing anger for the spouse who shuns the hostile feelings, turning an ``intrapsychic problem'' into ``interpersonal conflict.'' Jerome S. Bernstein looks at this phenomenon in collective terms: the U.S. sees its darker self in the Soviet Union and vice versa. Many of the contributors note the dangers of ignoring one's own shadow, and the volume concludes with texts that discuss ways of coming to terms with it. Ken Wilber suggests that people should try to recognize and play out aspects of their rejected selves in order to heal ``the split between persona and cap is correct/pk Shadow.'' (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874776188
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1991
Series:
New Consciousness Reader Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
742,493
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Connie Zweig, Ph.D., is a Jungian-oriented counselor and non-denominational minister in Los Angeles. She is the coauthor of the bestselling Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow. She has taught nationwide about human spirituality, religious abuse and disillusionment, and shadow-work.
Jeremiah Abrams has worked for the past twenty years as a Jungian therapist, dream analyst, writer, counselor, and consultant. He is currently the director of the Mount Vision Institute, a Center for Individuation, in Sausalito, California. He lives with his wife and two children in Northern California. He is author of the collected volume Reclaiming the Inner Child.

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Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature (New Consciousness Reader Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Meeting the Shadow' is a valuable anthology of insight into the aspect of shadow in all of our lives. With contributions from authors as diverse as the eminent mythologist Joseph Campbell to screenwriter/author Michael Ventura, this collection of writings provides a wonderful introduction to the concept of the shadow, and how it works in our relationships, creativity and sense of self. I especially appreciated the diversity of the authors and their various backgrounds. Each writer has offered a view of the shadow from their own unique perspective, giving the reader a true overview of how Jung's concept of the shadow can be recognised and interpreted along the many different paths we walk. The bibliography and list of contributors' work in the back of the book is a wealth of resources for further exploration. I cannot recommend this book enough!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
nothing ever mirrored the soul in the bare as this book.... i have to face and accept the devil that really is me. The rational of the weaknesses or is it really the boundaries of this mortal body.Being a fijian it still talks to me about me.... bula!