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somafera - DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS ?
« on: May 18, 2006, 02:07:54 PM »
The Shadow can sometimes slip out and temporarily control a person's actions. This is most commonly seen in that phenomenon called "the Freudian slip", wherein during a relaxed or otherwise unguarded moment one inadvertantly says just what he or she most wishes not to say. This is also seen when one messes up just that speech which one has most rehearsed and most wants to be recited well. It is also the source of unwanted obsessive thoughts. These things are because of a principle stated by Jung that all opposite concepts are stored very closely together in the memory. Thus "fire" is very close to "ice" and "want to" is right next to "don't want to", etc. Relaxation allows nearby thoughts to surface, and this is often Shadow nature.

The Shadow, as has been said, is an Archetype. Some people relate to it as a nearly independent side to their personalities. It is sometimes met, by creative people, in dreams in the form of an enemy or foe.

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The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world that he did not exist. - Charles Baudelaire (French and monstrous poet).