Facing The Dragon Within: Processing & Engaging Your Shadow

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Air Date: Feb 11th, 2016 @ 10 pm

Psychologist C. G. Jung once said that all change is experienced by the ego as a death. It’s a long, slow process to develop into the person we are. Abraham Lincoln once remarked that he didn’t like a man’s face. When his companion criticized him, saying “he can’t help his face,” Lincoln answered calmly that “after a certain age, every man is responsible for his face.” In other words, we are each responsible for our lives; the moral choices we make throughout the course of our lives are reflected in us so deeply that others can see them in our face, our voice, our walk, our every action.

The Outer Limits of Inner Truth proudly presents “Facing The Dragon Within: Processing & Engaging Your Shadow.” This show will focus on a unique means to bring peace & healing unto yourself and in doing do, will heal those around you and the world itself. The program features interviews with Dr. James Hollis, Metaphysical Teacher & Healer Jeff Casper, and Metaphysical Teacher & Healer Jona Bryndis.

What is the Shadow? [From Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.]
The shadow, said celebrated Swiss psychiatrist C.G. Jung, is the unknown ‘‘dark side’’ of our personality–-dark both because it tends to consist predominantly of the primitive, negative, socially or religiously depreciated human emotions and impulses like sexual lust, power strivings, selfishness, greed, envy, anger or rage, and due to its unenlightened nature, completely obscured from consciousness. Whatever we deem evil, inferior or unacceptable and deny in ourselves becomes part of the shadow, the counterpoint to what Jung called the persona or conscious ego personality.

According to Jungian analyst Aniela Jaffe, the shadow is the ‘‘sum of all personal and collective psychic elements which, because of their incompatibility with the chosen conscious attitude, are denied expression in life’’ (cited in Diamond, p. 96). Indeed, Jung differentiated between the personal shadow and the impersonal or archetypal shadow, which acknowledges transpersonal, pure or radical evil (symbolized by the Devil and demons) and collective evil, exemplified by the horror of the Nazi holocaust. Literary and historical figures like Adolf Hitler, Charles Manson, and Darth Vader personify the shadow embodied in its most negative archetypal human form.

About Dr. James Hollis
James Hollis, Ph. D., was born in Springfield, Illinois, graduated from Manchester University in 1962 and Drew University in 1967. He taught Humanities 26 years in various colleges and universities before retraining as a Jungian analyst at the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland (1977-82). He is presently a licensed Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. He served as Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center in Houston, Texas for many years and now is Executive Director of the Washington Jung Society. He is a retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, was first Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and is Vice-President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation. Additionally he is a Professor of Jungian Studies for Saybrook University of San Francisco/Houston.

About Jeff Casper
Jeff is an energy worker who has the ability to shift his perception through various levels to help a person’s own energetic self clear blocks, help repair energy systems and work to bring balance to an individual’s energetic system. He also is shown various energetic patterns or connections within the individual that can help them go further if they are willing to diligently work on themselves. This energy work can be a very helpful step in advancing an individual’s personal and spiritual evolution by better understanding the deeper levels of their energy system.

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