Category Archives: Illuminating the Darkness

SHADOW PROJECTION IS ITS OWN MEDICINE

The crisis in the Middle East between Israel and its enemies is a microcosm of the greater underlying conflict that is wreaking havoc on our planet. Just like any one part of a hologram contains the whole hologram, what is happening in the Middle East is a reflection of what is playing out both on the entire planet, as well as within ourselves. What is playing out in the Middle East is actually reflecting back to us, in full-bodied amplified form, a dynamic going on deep within the collective psyche of humanity.… Read more

SHADOW PROJECTION: THE FUEL OF WAR

Speaking about World War I, Jung could just as well been commenting on our current war when he said, “The psychological concomitants of the present war- above all the incredible brutalization of public opinion, the mutual slanderings, the unprecedented fury of destruction, the monstrous flood of lies, and man’s incapacity to call a halt to the bloody demon- are uniquely fitted to force upon the attention of every thinking person the problem of the chaotic unconscious which slumbers uneasily beneath the ordered world of consciousness.… Read more

SHEDDING LIGHT ON EVIL

It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts[i]
~C. G. Jung

Whether we see evil in the terrorists or in George W. Bush, I simply cannot imagine anyone would dispute that the face of evil has emerged in our world. There is something about looking at evil, however, that is very different than when we passively witness something we remain unaffected by. No one can see evil and stay untouched.… Read more