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Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psycheby Robert A Johnson
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This powerful work from the acclaimed Jungian analyst and bestselling 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 our ego. In this rich work, 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 honoring 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.
"[T]he author reveals how experience of romantic love may lead to awareness of both positive and negative aspects of the shadow....
An exploration of the dark or hidden aspect of the persona — what it is, how it originates, how it is formed, and how it can be used to bring wholeness to the personality. Now in trade paperback.
A bestselling author shows how we can reclaim and make peace with the "shadow" side of our personality.
About the Author
Robert A. Johnson, a noted lecturer and Jungian analyst, is also the author of He, She, We, Inner Work, Ecstasy, Transformation, and Owning Your Own Shadow.
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