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The Shadow:
Our Phantom Companion

Presented by
Katherine Sanford, MA, MFT

Sunday,  4 PM - 6 PM,  February 21st,  2010


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In these chaotic times some conscious awareness of our own individual dark inner depths is critical if we are to find meaning and maintain our psychic balance amidst the breakdown of old worn out collective social, political and religious safeguards.


This lecture will explore the Shadow, that unconscious, amoral, alter personality that lives and operates within the human psyche of each and every one of us.  It will also examine the unconscious projections through which the personal shadow gets lived out in the collective violence and destruction around us.  As Jung has said:


If man only learns to deal with his own shadow he has done something real for the world.  He has succeeded in shouldering at least an infinitesimal part of the gigantic unsolved social problems of our day.

Two Essays on Analytical Psychology


Katherine M. Sanford, MA, MFT, studied at the Jung Institute in Zurich and trained at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.  She is a founding member of Friends of Jung, San Diego and has a practice in Del Mar.  She is also a member of the Los Angeles and the San Diego Society of Jungian Analysts.  Her book The Serpent and the Cross - Spanning the Split through Active Imagination, published in 2006, documents the archetypal journey through the individuation process. 

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