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Dancing With Jung

dominant, but it is still there. Psychologists today actively seek to train individuals
to know, understand and make use of this non-dominant side of their personalities.
-I must also have a dark side if I am to be whole. | Carl G. Jung.
However, not to underestimate the Shadow side; Jung would probably say that the
further the distance there is in the individual between their conscious side and
their unconscious side, the less healthy the person is. We will see examples of how
the needs of the unconscious (for power, glory, fame, attention, love, fear, greed,
etc.) can flip the person entirely into the Shadow side and into evil. Examples in
literature would be, of course, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, written by Robert Louis
Stevenson and is about a 'good' doctor who starts to take a 'potion' which turns him
into a very dark and dangerous form of himself. Eventually, the 'change' begins to
completely take over and he can no longer go back and recapture his 'good' side
-Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it
fate. |
Jung was himself, a life-long student of his own unconscious, and pointed the way
to bringing the Shadow self into the light. Modern therapy and therapist s utilize
many different techniques to help their patients get to 'know' themselves such as
talking, writing in journals, self-help groups, prayer, meditation, church and even
movies and theater.
-One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the
darkness conscious. | Carl Jung