The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self

The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self

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by Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Debbie Ford
     
 

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Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Marianne —New York Times bestselling authors and internationally acclaimed teachers—have joined together to share their knowledge on one of the most crucial obstacles to happiness we face—the shadow. These three luminaries, each with a signature approach, bring to light the parts of ourselves we deny but

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Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Marianne —New York Times bestselling authors and internationally acclaimed teachers—have joined together to share their knowledge on one of the most crucial obstacles to happiness we face—the shadow. These three luminaries, each with a signature approach, bring to light the parts of ourselves we deny but that still direct our life. For it is only when we embrace our shadow that we discover the gifts of our authentic nature.

The shadow exists within all of us. It is a part of us and yet we spend most of our life running from it. But far from being scary, our dark side holds the promise of a better, more fulfilling life. Our shadow makes itself known every day. It is the reason we get furious over a friend showing up ten minutes late, yell at our parents or kids when they have done nothing wrong, and sabotage our own success at the worst possible time. Until we are able to embrace our dualistic nature, we will continue to hurt ourselves and those closest to us and fall short of our potential.

Combining the wisdom of three experts, The Shadow Effect is a practical and profound guide to discovering the gifts of our shadow. These three authors powerfully pierce the veil of our unclaimed self, releasing us from the past and propelling us on a journey to wholeness. No longer living a half life, we are capable of achieving our dreams and reclaiming the happiness that is our birthright.

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Editorial Reviews

New Age Retailer
“Beginning with the premise that people fear their shadow self, this stellar lineup sets out to bring the collective shadow into the light and teach readers how to manage it until it can be dissolved.”
Library Journal
This coproduction of the star spiritual-writing team of Chopra, Marianne Williamson, and Debbie Ford is a component of a larger project, the documentary film of the same name, which features these authors plus several other famous faces, including Verdine White of the R&B group Earth, Wind, and Fire. The shadow is the name they give to the fears, inhibitions, and unspoken impulses that impede us and lead to self-destructive behaviors. Their essays here deal with the history of the shadow, methods for dealing with it, and the relations between the shadow and the soul. VERDICT By virtue of its authors alone, this title will command a wide readership among spiritual seekers; its concerns, too, are real and timely.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061998096
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
247,557
File size:
395 KB

Meet the Author

Deepak Chopra, M.D., is the author of more than eighty books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both fiction and nonfiction categories.


Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer and author with six New York Times best-sellers. Her books include A Return to Love, A Year of Miracles, The Age of Miracles, A Course in Weight Loss, and The Gift of Change. She has been a popular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, and Charlie Rose. Visit her website at www.marianne.com.


Debbie Ford is the national bestselling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, The Secret of the Shadow, Spiritual Divorce, The Right Questions, The Best Year of Your Life, Why Good People Do Bad Things, and The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse, and a coauthor of The Shadow Effect. Ford conducts workshops and trainings around the world supporting lifelong personal, emotional, and spiritual education and transformation. She lives with her son in San Diego, California.

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Brief Biography

Hometown:
La Jolla, California
Date of Birth:
October 22, 1946
Place of Birth:
New Delhi, India
Education:
All India Institute of Medical Sciences

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Shadow Effect 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
SubtleOne More than 1 year ago
This book featuring Debbie Ford, Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson evolved out of the movie "The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self" that recently brought the three of them together. While the movie serves as an introduction to the concepts of the shadow and how it limits us as human beings, The Shadow Effect book is a deep exploration of that which most of us have hidden and tried to contain within ourselves. Of the three authors, Ford contributes the most clarity and definition to what the shadow is and how it shows up in our lives. But all share equally valuable information and insightes from their unique perspectives, offering a depth of experience and wisdom on this most vital of topics. Reading this book is both challenging and enlightening. It can be depressing as we learn the truth of who we are, yet hopeful as we discover the power that the comes from healing and integrating the Shadow. This is a must read for anyone committed to supporting a shift in consciousness on the planet.
big-guyJM More than 1 year ago
This book touched my heart and gave me so many new things to look at in myself and the world. All three authors take the Shadow in today's world to new heights in importance and significance. This is a must read for anyone wanted to know how to navigate the waters of spirit and emotion in a world full of chaos and confusion. Finally, the Shadow can be seen as the powerful issue it is in our lives individually and as a collective. Reading this book is a sure fire way to shift your perspective on life forever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book transform the way I see an interpret the dark side of my life. It help me understand many areas of my life that I have not come to accept.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have heard a lot about this book and I am eager to read the rest of it, because it discusses the need to deal with the shadow in our lives. There is a conflict between who we are and who we want to be. Yet, I think that is because we are often stuck in the past, because we are bound by our past failures and mistakes. I am learning to deal with those mistakes now. I had just read "When God Stopped Keeping Score" which tackled forgiveness on a much more intimate level than I have ever experienced. I can only pray the Shadow Effect can build on the momentum that Keeping Score has already started.
Rod Marquez More than 1 year ago
I had never heard of Debbie Ford or Marianne Williamson, but i am now a fan of both. The concepts discussed in this book are very interesting. Its always amazing when a book leaves you feeling both exposed and empowered.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading this the first time through, I found it intriguing in the extreme. I immediately read it a second time to glean the process of finding your shadow and how to engage it. My life has changed. I now know why I am ultra responsible as regards work and school, and lax when it comes to "my stuff" such as exercise, binging on the wrong things and most important, not achieving my personal goals. I also learned experiencially if you want to change your life, read this book and learn to make friends with your shadow. I am much more balanced, productive in my personal life and happy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recently have been devouring Debbie Ford books. Have listened to audio book from library.. Love this book. A definate worth while read a really good look into why we think the way we do and how we can claim the shadow side of our selves and use it to our advantage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The premise for this book is so short and simple the author's found they needed to expound on every tiny concept ad nauseum to justify the $12.99 price tag. I tried to read it from the beginning but could not get through the Deepak Chopra part due to its lack of substance so I skipped to the Debbie Ford chapter thinking that I might actually get to some "meat",if you will, since she is the one who "officially" developed and lectures on the Shadow Effect. Unfortunately every time she came up with some "new" premise about the Shadow she was so repetitive it was hard not to feel bored. There may in fact be some good ideas here, I, unfortunatley could not find any reason to scour through every repetitive concept to get to it. Also, the use of The Shadow over and over and over also felt very schticky, like there was some monster lurking ready devour our spirit any second.
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AndreaAK More than 1 year ago
This book has changed my life so much, that I decided do buy the version in English for my husband. It is amazing! Life and relationships are much easier now.
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