Romancing The Shadow: A Guide To Soul Work For A Vital, Authentic Life

Paperback | March 26, 1999

byConnie Zweig, Steven Wolf

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Beneath the social mask we wear every day, we have a hidden shadow side: an impulsive, wounded, sad, or isolated part that we generally try to ignore, but which can erupt in hurtful ways. As therapists Connie Zweig and Steve Wolf show in this landmark book, the shadow can actually be a source of emotional richness and vitality, and acknowledging it can be a pathway to healing and an authentic life. "Romancing the shadow"--meeting your dark side, beginning to understand its unconscious messages, and learning to use its powerful energies in productive ways--is the challenging and exciting soul work that Zweig and Wolf offer in this practical, rewarding guide.

Drawing on the timeless teachings of Carl Jung and compelling stories from their clinical practices, Zweig and Wolf reveal how the shadow guides your choices in love, sex, marriage, friendship, work, and family life. With their innovative method, you can uncover the unique patterns and purpose of your shadow and learn to defuse negative emotions; reclaim forbidden or lost feelings; achieve greater self-acceptance; heal betrayal; reimagine and re-create relationships; cultivate compassion for others; renew creative expressions; and find purpose in your suffering.

The shadow knows why good people sometimes do bad things. Romancing the shadow and learning to read the messages it encodes in daily life can deepen your consciousness, imagination, and soul.

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A workbook that draws from the best-selling popular psychology book Meeting the Shadow, Romancing the Shadow offers intriguing ideas about delving into the darker side of the self and embracing it. The book helps us bring it out to the light to enhance our lives spiritually, sexually and creatively. Working with the idea of balance, th...

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Beneath the social mask we wear every day, we have a hidden shadow side: an impulsive, wounded, sad, or isolated part that we generally try to ignore, but which can erupt in hurtful ways. As therapists Connie Zweig and Steve Wolf show in this landmark book, the shadow can actually be a source of emotional richness and vitality, and ack...

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"This book is a great help to anyone trying to tune in and listen to the voice of the soul. At last, a practical mysticism!"--Coleman Barks    Poet-translator of The Essential Rumi"A compelling, evocative book that brilliantly elucidates the shadow in straightforward language. Shadow-work is our greatest challenge to becoming a global ...

Connie Zweig, Ph.D., is a Jungian psychotherapist who specializes in shadow-work, as well as creative and spiritual issues. The former executive editor of J. P. Tarcher, Inc., she has written for Esquire, Omni, the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Psychology Today, and Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture. She is...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:372 pages, 8.3 × 6.9 × 2.2 inPublished:March 26, 1999Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Introducing the shadow Romancing the Shadow is a great introduction and exploration of Jung's concept of the Shadow. Even a well learned Jungian can find moments of self-reflection and realization in the case studies given. One complaint however relating to the eBook version. The ebook was clearly not edited after conversion from the typeset version. Bad port, but still a good read. Better to buy the printed copy anyway as you will want to lend it to every messed up person you know.
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A workbook that draws from the best-selling popular psychology book Meeting the Shadow, Romancing the Shadow offers intriguing ideas about delving into the darker side of the self and embracing it. The book helps us bring it out to the light to enhance our lives spiritually, sexually and creatively. Working with the idea of balance, the authors look at relating to the "shadow" aspect, offering ways to harness the power of our darker side to attain fulfillment, self-understanding and greater harmony.

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"This book is a great help to anyone trying to tune in and listen to the voice of the soul. At last, a practical mysticism!"--Coleman Barks    Poet-translator of The Essential Rumi"A compelling, evocative book that brilliantly elucidates the shadow in straightforward language. Shadow-work is our greatest challenge to becoming a global village."--Marion Woodman   Author of Dancing in the Flames:   The Dark Goddess in the Transforming Consciousness"A consummate and timely work . . . An exciting entry into the growing literature on the dark side of the soul. There is deep wisdom and nourishment here."--New Age Journal"Romancing the Shadow enables you to peel away the layers of your soul and get in touch with the purity of Being that lies within you."--Deepak Chopra   Author of Seven Spiritual Laws of Success   and A Path to Love