shadow is that hidden, repressed, for the most part inferior and
guilt-laden personality whose ultimate ramifications reach back into the
realm of our animal ancestors and so comprise the whole historical
aspect of the unconscious’’ (Jung, 1963). The shadow is a primordial
part of our human inheritance, which, try as we might, can never be
eluded. The pervasive Freudian defense mechanism known
as projection is how most people deny their shadow, unconsciously
casting it onto others so as to avoid confronting it in oneself. Such
projection of the shadow is engaged in not only by individuals but
groups, cults, religions, and entire countries, and commonly occurs
during wars and other contentious conflicts.
Coming to terms
with the shadow and constructively accepting and assimilating it into
the conscious personality is central to the process to become authentic
and achieve integrity.
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