Jung on the Shadow: A moral problem


The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.

Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

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One Response to Jung on the Shadow: A moral problem

  1. So true, and the shadow is also a problem that challenges humanity. But it is also true that we have to begin ‘fixing’ the problem at an individual level.

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