Empty Days

Monday, October 04, 2004



Jung's Shadow.

I've had the hardest time understanding the whole therapeutic concept of jungian Shadow - "working with your dark side" - right, as if one could "work" with it, heh.

It finally became a little clearer when I found some quote explicating the connection between his idea of Archetypes (collective unconscious) as expressed in folk mythologies and all human cultural symbols, and projection of one's own unconscious sides onto other people and events. The idea is this: man is mirrored in everything. Key-phrase: Carl Jung conceived of his own life as a myth. There - finally it all makes sense.

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Fear of others - most certainly fear of one's own self.

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Joe Gould's Secret (that film, yes).

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Suddenly it doesn't seem all that strange that in olden times people were able to assume the shape of a wolf - if anything, it gotta be the ultimate way of "working with your dark side".





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