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Rage...jealousy...lying...resentments...blaming ...greed... These forbidden feelings and behaviors arise from the dark denied part of ourselves - the personal Shadow.
Everyone has a shadow, which begins to develop in childhood as a result of stuffing away negative feelings in order to build up proper ego.
We encounter our shadow when we feel and unexplainable dislike of someone, when you uncover a lone buried, unacceptable trait in ourselves, or when we feel overwhelmed by anger, envy or shame.
But the shadow is not only an individual problem. Groups and nations have collective shadow, which can leas to dangerous actions, such as racism...scapegoating...enemy-making...and war.
In a collection of 65 wide-ranging articles Meeting The Shadow presents an overview of the dark side of human nature as it appears in families, intimate relationships, sexuality, work, spirituality, the New Age, politics, psychotherapy, and creativity.