The shadow in Jungian psychology is the unconscious dumping ground for undesirable characteristics of personality. "Owning" the shadow--accepting it as part of one's self--is seen as the first step toward wholeness. Using examples from history, mythology, and religion, Johnson, author of Inner Work ( LJ 7/86) and Transformation ( LJ 8/91), offers a tour of the shadow, showing its origin and features, and demonstrating how and why it bursts into consciousness when least expected. Returning to the subject of his earlier work We ( LJ 2/1/84), the author reveals how experience of romantic love may lead to awareness of both positive and negative aspects of the shadow, and how integrating the shadow into one's personality can be a challenging religious experience. This clearly written, thought-provoking work is recommended for academic and public libraries.
- Lucille Boone, San Jose P.L., Cal.
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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.
Extremely important book .it is written very well, I couldn't believe how all intertwine in life and we don't understand. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Maya
Very well written and great for getting to know what makes our inner demons (shadow) tick.. you have to come to terms with yourself and accept that we all have a dark side.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A wonderfully written, concise book on understanding the human shadow. Jung's model of the shadow is a brilliant contribution to psychological theory and this little book does a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jonathan Weiner
A personally very helpful book that helped me understand my own behavior and internal life. For those who are spiritual and not just religious, this book will help you develop by... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ProfessorX
Another wonderful book from Mr. Johnson. His writing style makes difficult concepts easy to understand.Published 2 months ago by C. G
Johnson says more in 3 paragraphs than most people can say in a whole book. He's a master, and one who has lived life and dealt with these psychological issues that we all face. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bill