Meeting the Shadow

The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature
Author: Connie Zweig,Jeremiah Abrams
Publisher: Tarcher
ISBN: 9780874776188
Category: Psychology
Page: 335
View: 9174
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.

Owning Your Own Shadow

Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche
Author: Robert A. Johnson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061957682
Category: Self-Help
Page: 128
View: 2894
A bestselling author shows how we can reclaim and make peace with the "shadow" side of our personality.

Shadow Dance

Author: David Richo
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822917
Category: Self-Help
Page: 336
View: 7572
Our "shadow" is the collection of negative or undesirable traits we keep hidden—the things we don't like about ourselves or are afraid to admit: egotist, non-"PC" proclivities, forbidden sexual desires. But it also includes our positive, untapped potential—qualities we may admire in others but disavow in ourselves. Befriending the shadow makes fear an ally and enables us to live more authentically. It also automatically improves our interpersonal relationships, because we are freed from the need to project our own negativity onto others, and we become more acutely aware when theirs is projected onto us. David Richo looks for where the shadow manifests in personal life, family interaction, religion, relationship, and the world around is. He shows how to use the gentle practice of mindfulness to work with our shadow side, and he provides numerous exercises for going deeper. He is remarkably skillful at making the shadow concept not only easy to understand, but supremely practical for enhancing the quality of our lives.

Romancing the Shadow

A Guide to Soul Work for a Vital, Authentic Life
Author: Connie Zweig,Steven Wolf
Publisher: Wellspring/Ballantine
ISBN: 9780307559487
Category: Psychology
Page: 368
View: 8180
Beneath the social mask we wear every day, we have a hidden shadow side: an impulsive, wounded, sad, or isolated part that we generally try to ignore, but which can erupt in hurtful ways. As therapists Connie Zweig and Steve Wolf show in this landmark book, the shadow can actually be a source of emotional richness and vitality, and acknowledging it can be a pathway to healing and an authentic life. "Romancing the shadow"--meeting your dark side, beginning to understand its unconscious messages, and learning to use its powerful energies in productive ways--is the challenging and exciting soul work that Zweig and Wolf offer in this practical, rewarding guide. Drawing on the timeless teachings of Carl Jung and compelling stories from their clinical practices, Zweig and Wolf reveal how the shadow guides your choices in love, sex, marriage, friendship, work, and family life. With their innovative method, you can uncover the unique patterns and purpose of your shadow and learn to defuse negative emotions; reclaim forbidden or lost feelings; achieve greater self-acceptance; heal betrayal; reimagine and re-create relationships; cultivate compassion for others; renew creative expressions; and find purpose in your suffering. The shadow knows why good people sometimes do bad things. Romancing the shadow and learning to read the messages it encodes in daily life can deepen your consciousness, imagination, and soul. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Anger, Madness, and the Daimonic

The Psychological Genesis of Violence, Evil, and Creativity
Author: Stephen A. Diamond
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791430750
Category: Psychology
Page: 402
View: 5919
Explores the links between anger, rage, violence, evil, and creativity and describes a dynamic therapeutic approach that can help channel anger and violent impulses into constructive and creative activity.

Shadow Work

A New Guide to Spiritual and Psychological Growth
Author: Michael Ruth
Publisher: Growth Solutions.
ISBN: 9780966808353
Category: Shadow (Psychoanalysis)
Page: 243
View: 8357
The path to spiritual development, or the "walk of life," is not a race, but a deliberate stroll. Shadow Work: A New Guide to Spiritual and Psychological Growth tells readers what they will need to pack in order to make this journey and win the battle with the "shadow."

Shadows of the Sacred

Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions
Author: Frances Vaughan
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595348351
Category: Religion
Page: 320
View: 8249
"A brilliant and groundbreaking exploration of the promises and pitfalls of the spiritual path written by one of the pioneers of transpersonal psychology. A must for every serious spiritual seeker, students of consciousness, and all those concerned about the future of our planet." -Stanislav Grof, M.D. "Regardless of one's religious preferences, this pioneering classic eloquently and objectively addressees the spiritual issues of our time." -Angeles Arrien "Here, presented with clarity and courage, are the foundations for a transpersonal psychotherapy that respects the multileveled richness of the human psyche." -Ram Dass

Reclaiming the Inner Child

Author: Jeremiah Abrams
Publisher: Tarcher
Category: Psychology
Page: 323
View: 924
The child is the father of the man. -- Wordsworth The inner child, that vital but submerged part of the self thatconnects us to both the joy and sadness of our childhood, is a key to ourachieving fullest expression as adults. "This child entity," says our editorJeremiah Abrams, "is the self we truly are and have always been, livingwithin us in the here and now." This volume, a collection of 37 wide-ranging articles, defines andgives concrete reality to the abstract image of the inner child, revealing it tobe the unifying symbol of the self, a symbol that represents, accourding toCarl Jung, "the part of the human personality which wants to develop andbecome whole." The essays from depth psychology, literature, the 12-Step Programperspective, and other disciplines are woven together with Abrams'thoughtful commentary to address the compelling themes the inner chldbrings to our awareness. Many of the selections address very practicalobjectives. - Realizing the promise of the child within and living out its destiny. - Reclaiming the innocence, playfulness, and wonder of the child inadulthood. - Healing the abandoned or abused inner child and resolving oldtraumas. - Tapping the child as symbol for our creative energy. - Forgiving our parents. - Developing compassionate awareness to be a better parent. - Completing the deverse unfinished business of childhood.

Your Golden Shadow

Discovering and Fulfilling Your Undeveloped Self
Author: William A. Miller
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: 9780060657178
Category: Self-Help
Page: 148
View: 4632
Explains how to develop the positive traits of the "shadow self" introduced in the author's "Make Friends with Your Shadow" by building self-confidence and taking risks toward a more fulfilling and constructive life

Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality

The Hidden Power of Darkness on the Path
Author: Ph. D. Connie Zweig
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781532015403
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 202
View: 8078
"I do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; I seek the things they sought." --Basho In every tradition, saints and poets speak of the soul's search for the beloved, the seeker's yearning for the divine. This holy longing is a secret feeling with many disguises, leading us to pursue a higher union in spiritual practice, religious discipleship, even romantic embrace. It guides us to timeless wisdom and transcendent experiences. But it also can go awry when we misplace it onto food, alcohol, drugs, or sex. Or when we project it onto an authoritarian teacher, priest, guru, or roshi who abuses power. Whether the abuse is sexual, financial, or emotional coercion, we feel the shock of betrayal, our innocence lost, our faith shaken. This book tells the stories of renowned teachers--Sufi poet Rumi, Hindu master Ramakrishna, Christian saint Catherine of Siena--whose lives unfolded as they followed their longing. And it tells the tales of contemporary teachers of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Catholicism, who acted out their shadows in destructive ways, leaving their followers traumatized and lost. Both faithful seekers who feel hopeful and inspired and disillusioned seekers who feel hopeless and disoriented will find wise counsel here and will retrace the narrow path through the darkness toward the light.

Jung on Evil

Author: C. G. Jung
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138145702
Page: 212
View: 1186
Evil became a central issue for Jung as he grew older. His early investigations of the place of evil in the mental processes of the severely disturbed led him to consider the concept of evil in greater depth when exploring the role of analysis in ethical and cultural transformation. Jung on Evilbrings together his important writings on good and evil. It includes his attempts to comprehend the worst excesses of the Second World War, as well as discussions about moral choices, conscience and the continual ethical reflection that is necessary for all of us. Leading analyst Murray Stein provides a clear and concise introduction that gives an accessible account of Jung's ideas about evil. It will be invaluable to all those interested in the problems of ethics, religion and psychology in the modern world.


An Introduction Into the World of Carl Jung: the Shadow, the Archetypes and the Symbols
Author: Meredith Moonchild
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539167839
Page: 24
View: 3626
Carl Jung was really close to Sigmund Freud. They even became friends over the years, but they parted ways when it came to psychology. While Freud's approach was clinical and scientific in the Western sense, Jung started to draw his inspiration from Eastern philosophies and religions. Because of Carl Jung we have today a bridge between the mythological and mysterious world and the world of psychology. His research into dreams and sub-conscious parts of the minds offers riveting insights into human psychology that none before him have been able to. While Freudian psychology is still the branch most taught within universities, there is a large undercurrent of Jungian psychology seeping into our society. Especially the spiritualists and the New Age movement have embraced Jung as a teacher to better understand their own "Shadows" and dark aspects of the psyche. In this short read you will be given a concise and insightful introduction into the world and psychology of Carl Jung.

Jung & Reich

The Body as Shadow
Author: John P. Conger
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781556435447
Category: Psychology
Page: 222
View: 2487
Although contemporaries, Carl Jung and Wilhelm Reich, two giants in the field of psychoanalysis, never met. What might have happened if they had is the inspiration behind this detailed investigation. Jung and Reich succinctly outlines each man's personality and compares their lives and their work, emphasizing points of convergence between them. John Conger provocatively puts Jung's mystical and psychological approach to spiritual disciplines on the same plane as Reich's controversial theories of "genitality" and character armor. The result is a heady "what if?" bound to intrigue and inspire readers.

Lord of the Flies

Author: William Golding
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399529207
Category: Fiction
Page: 315
View: 6665
The classical study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.

To be a Woman

The Birth of the Conscious Feminine
Author: Connie Zweig
Publisher: Tarcher
Category: Psychology
Page: 279
View: 1438
In this colleciton of essays psychologists, Jungian analysts, feminists, and scholars of Goddess cultures describe those key insights and experiences that can provide entry to a new level of consciousness.


The Realisation of Life
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Publisher: N.A
Category: Buddhist philosophy
Page: 164
View: 7107

The Tools

Transform Your Problems into Courage, Confidence, and Creativity
Author: Phil Stutz,Barry Michels
Publisher: Random House Canada
ISBN: 0307360954
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
View: 8469
A groundbreaking book about personal growth that presents a uniquely effective set of four tools that bring about dynamic change in the present and impart a greater understanding of the depth and complexity of the human condition over the longterm. The Tools addresses the most common complaint patients have about psychotherapy: the interminable wait for change to begin. Barry Michels, an LA-based therapist, was frustrated by his inability to bring his patients faster relief from the issues that plagued them. He found a mentor in Phil Stutz, a psychiatrist who years before devised a methodology that arose from a similar disenchantment. The traditional therapeutic model sets its sights on the past, but Stutz and Michels employ an arsenal of tools--exercises that access the power of the unconscious and effectively meet the most persistent problems people face--and the results are electrifying. Stutz and Michels are much sought-after--a recent profile in The New Yorker touted them as an "open secret" in Hollywood--and treat a high-powered and creative clientele. Their first work, The Tools transcends the typical self-help genre because of its paradigm-changing material, the credibility of its authors, and the instant appeal and empowerment of its message.


Touching the Darkness Within
Author: N.A
Publisher: Tarcher
Category: Psychology
Page: 155
View: 5777
Collects works of art and literature designed to capture the American spirit, focusing on the darker side of human nature through works by Stephen King, Robert Frost, Shirley Jackson, and Risa Mickenberg.

Shadow Work Journal

Author: Jessica Cross
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537473284
Page: 54
View: 4068
Don't let your Subconscious Control You! I created this journal for myself to face my shadow. The journal uses activities and guided meditations as I find that is the easiest way to tap into the unconscious. I also wanted to enjoy the discovery process so I kept it simple and even lighthearted at parts. And it worked. I use this program at least once a year to explore the issues that trouble me. Each time you go deeper into your thoughts and beliefs that hold you back. This journal is a great place to start with your Shadow Work and I encourage you to expand on it yourself each time you try this enlightening process. Carl Jung described the Shadow as the unknown side of the personality. These unknown parts cause us to react to stress based on old feelings, not the current situation. Discover these part so they can no longer control your feelings. Imagine if you were able to see problems as interesting challenges rather than feeling overwhelming dread. What you will Learn - Learn to focus on the actual challenges of the moment rather than feelings from the past. - Start immediately and quickly get to the issues that are keeping you Stressed Out.