Mythology can help us to understand and integrate the shadow, but this endeavor can also be undermined by the use of mythology. In particular, the limiting madness of the shadow can be denied, and with this denial one can lose a sense of soul and embodied life. Schwartz-Salant examines the nature of madness and evil and the means of coming to terms with these powerful elements of the shadow. The keynote lecture of the conference Gold in Dark Places: Shadow Work in the Struggle for Selfhood, which includes the following lectures:
- The Myth of the Shadow and the Shadow of Myth – Nathan Schwartz-Salant
- The Typological Counterculture: Introverted Feeling and its Allies – John Giannini
- The Vampire Archetype and Vampiric Relationships – Julie McAfee
- World Oppression and the Power of Transformation – John Van Eenwyk
- The Wounding Shadow of the Wounded Healer: Narcissism and Co-Dependency in the Helping Professions – Jean Shinoda Bolen
- Shadows on the Rock: Women, Violence, and the Church – Joan Chamberlain Engelsman
- Depth Psychology and Politics: Reflections on the Mythopoetic Men’s Movement – Andrew Samuels
- Shadow Issues in the Daughter’s Father Complex – Julia Jewett
It was recorded in 1991. Nathan is introduced by Peter Mudd.
Nathan Schwartz-Salant, PhD is a Jungian analyst and author of Narcissism and Character Transformation and The Borderline Personality: Vision and Healing. He was also co-editor with Murray Stein of the Chiron Clinical Series.
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