Using Beauty and Her Beast to Introduce the Human Shadow

Using Beauty and Her Beast to Introduce the Human Shadow


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Using Beauty and Her Beast to Introduce the Human Shadow by Kay Newell Plumb, Bob Hobbs

The human shadow -- the parts of ourselves we don't like, won't admit, and usually try to hide or blame on others -- can be a scary subject. So scary, Carl Jung thought failure to deal with shadow material would doom the human race. So scary, most of us pretend not to notice we're casting psychological shadows. To introduce this vital subject to the general public Plumb uses down-to-earth language and illustrations by the fantasy artist Bob Hobbs on every page; she weaves together fairy tale, graphic novel and serious psychological subject with global implications. We all needed to know how the human shadow works. And now we can.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981670805
Publisher: Worldview Press
Publication date: 04/22/2008
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

A perpetual scholar with lifelong interests in archetypal psychology, comparative religion, and literature, Kay Plumb has a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Arts & Letters from Portland State University.

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Ursula LeGuin

What a handsome production! (Ursula LeGuin, Winner of the National Book Award for fiction, the Hugo and Nebula for science fiction, and the Newbery Medal for young adult fiction)

Katie Sanford

Hats off to you for doing a wonderful job of making a distasteful subject so entertaining. (Katie Sanford, PhD., Jungian analyst and author of The Serpent and the Cross)

Robert Johnson

Thanks for writing this book. It is a gem and a treasure! (Robert Johnson, PhD., Jungian analyst and author of numerous books including Owning Your Own Shadow)

Robert Bly

I like your enthusiasm for the shadow. (Robert Bly, National Book Award winning poet and author of A Little Book on the Human Shadow)

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Using Beauty and Her Beast to Introduce the Human Shadow 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lori M for Readers Favorite What a joy it was to read Geoff Hobb's The Beauty and the Beasts: Living in Nairobi. Having spent some time in Kenya doing mission work with my church, I found it fun to compare notes of what I experienced to what the author describes in his book. Our purposes were different, and Hobbs stayed more in the city while I was out with the Masai Mesa near Narok, but his writing evoked fond memories for me of my brief visit to this African nation. It's funny how Hobbs indicates that he wasn't in the least bit interested in working in Africa but was offered a deal he just couldn't refuse. No one can quite understand the abject poverty of such a country when he or she is from the UK or United States because we have nothing with which to compare it. This author describes well the illness, life-threatening conditions, and other hardships that are the daily life of so many people in Nairobi. As did I, Hobbs fell in love with the happy, fun-loving people of Kenya and he indicates that his experiences there have forever changed his life. This book was an easy read and fast paced while taking the reader from the beginning of his journey there to his sad but happy return to his homeland. Whether you haven't yet visited Africa or just want to reminisce about your travels there, this book will take you there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifully illustrated and compelling conversation,that is both instructive and entertaining. Plumb challenges us to confront ourselves, our country, and our world through the lens of The Human Shadow. It's a great read.