I am really enjoying the thoughts and questions this blog series is raising
I want to come back to one particular part from the last post in this series, that of Adam and Eve discovering that in the Garden of Eden, they were naked. With their becoming conscious of themselves, they became vulnerable and their first attempt to deal with this vulnerability was to clothe themselves, to use that clothing as armour against the unknown, the shadow.
Consciousness begins as a ray of light that allows awareness to emerge. But where there is light, there is shadow. When consciousness in newly formed, only a small light has been lit in the vastness of an immeasurable unknown.
“In Jungian psychology, the shadow or “shadow aspect” may refer to the entirety of the unconscious, i.e., everything of which a person is not fully conscious, or an unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego does not recognize in itself. Because one tends…
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