Blake said, “You have to go to heaven for form, and go to hell for energy, and marry the two.” On Your Shadow: Friend or Foe? Jungian analyst Robert Johnson leads us to the netherworld of the psyche to reveal the raw, creative forces—both light and dark—that reside there.
Johnson kindles this session with an analysis of Jung’s view of the shadow, asserting that today we are taught to value the wrong components of the personality. The result is a life out of balance. Primitive cultures developed special, often violent, rituals to achieve this integration. Johnson describes how we can still honor our shadow sides through symbolic actions and inner dialogue.
Topics include: Jung and the sacred well; owning the shadow as religious discipline; the civilizing process and shadow development; Saint Augustine and right living; Freud, symbol of the tree of knowledge; why people resist their best qualities; expressing destructive energy.
This wonderful free resource has been created by The San Diego Friends of Jung. They have created a channel on youtube.com, on which they are posting audio recordings of lectures from leading Jungian Analysts and Jungian scholars from their collection. They state on their website that they will be adding lectures each week from their collection of over 200 lectures. This is a great resource for anyone interested in the work of Carl Jung and Depth Psychology. Click here to access the channel.
Films and audio by Stephen Jenkinson. Stephen has been guiding individuals and communities towards the mandatory arts of deep living and dying well. He is a teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, ceremonialist and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School, a teaching house and learning house for the skills of deep living and making human culture.’ Stephen’s website – www.orphanwisdom.com
Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul
Available on audiobook read by Stephen Jenkinson here.
The C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago houses a library of audio recordings of lectures dating back 40 years. One of the largest of its kind in the world, this collection is a rich and unique educational resource for anyone with an interest in the well-being of the individual, the community and the culture. Speakers include internationally renowned presenters whose work is at the forefront of psychological thought including Robert Moore, June Singer, Murray Stein, John Beebe, Ann Belford Ulanov, Donald Kalsched, Andrew Samuels, Ashok Bedi, Jean Shinoda Bolen, and many others.