Tag Archive: Shadow

Touching the Unspeakable Nightmare – A Must See Film.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

I just finished viewing the film We Have to Talk About Kevin.  I watched the film primarily out of obligation as we are about to host a seminar on it.  I knew nothing about it, other than Dan Ross was moved by it and wanted to lead a seminar about “the Predator.”  I was absolutely…

Bias, Trayvon Martin, and Undercurrents in American Society

Bias, Trayvon Martin, and Undercurrents in American Society Len Cruz, MD “Every man has reminiscences which he would not tell to everyone but only his friends. He has other matters in his mind which he would not reveal even to his friends, but only to himself, and that in secret. But there are other things…

CROESUS SYNDROME: The Shadow in Psychotherapy

What, if anything, can the psychoanalyst or psychotherapist do to contend with the shadow aspects of their professional persona? King Croesus of Lyda interpreted the Oracle’s message through his ego and it is a lesson to us all.

Obama’s presidency and International Cultural Complexes

Thomas Singer recently gave an enlightening 2 hour seminar out of Sonoma, California, on the idea of how unconscious forces affect cultures and nations as they engage on various levels.  One of his main concepts is that of a “Cultural Complex,” a charged unconscious archetype that grips entire nations without our awareness.  Part of what…

Remembering, Repeating, and Working-Through: Working with the Shadow

Freud proposed in an essay that psychoanalytic technique had evolved from earlier efforts using hypnosis. This essay can be adapted to provide some guidance about working with the Shadow. How is Shadow addressed in Jungian analysis? What serves the function of moving a person from projecting to recovering their projections and finally arriving at integration?