Again, we’re looking to Carl G. Jung for the answers on today’s 9th + penultimate episode in the Self-Knowledge mini series.
This is, naturally, going to be more of a woo-woo episode, partly because this area of psychology, in fact the entire branch of Jungian or analytic psychotherapy is grounded in theory, not hard science.
That said, there’s an undeniable resonance this stuff has with us humans – or at least a substantial number of us – that gives a serious weight to these themes.
It’s as if there’s some very old, very ingrained, cellular truth – like a truth you can feel in your bones, rather than measure with a ruler.
Like it or lump it: today we’re dealing with the Yin & Yang of our nature: our Shadow self vs our Persona.

Recommended resources:


Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche by Robert Johnson
Alan Watts on Facing Your Shadow
Harry Potter and the Jungian Shadow
Self-compassion guided meditations from Tara Brach