digital garden of reflections, hopes and fears



Jung's Shadow

Facing obstacles, defilements, hindrances and obscurations (kleshas) with Lojong practice

Dealing with Dharma protectors

Tea with Dragons, Alan Seale (1997)

"One of my friends speaks of recognizing the dragons as they appear, and inviting them for tea. In a very civilized manner, she sits down with the dragons and talks through the issues. In doing this, she is disempowering the dragon, disempowering the fear. As the fear is disempowered, the blocks to the flow of Love begin to fall away, and you can move on in your freedom journey."

Feed your demons, Tsultrim Allione (2008)

Insanely Gifted, Jamie Catto (2012)

Embracing the Shadow by Charley Morley

Online course

Tina Gilbertson: T-R-U-T-H technique


Independent similar process by Tantra Gal, Shadow into Ally in 6 easy steps

Jamie Cato. Transforming Shadows into Rocket-Fuel

Integral 3-2-1


PL 25,26,28,38,39,40,41,50,72,73,83,84,96,97,100,101,104,124,125,135,148,176,190,195,196

Wilrieke Sophia


  • Roberto Assagioli


  • The value of confession according to Jung
  • Penance and Reconciliation 1982 (Vatican)
  • Mememto Mori
  • Ignatian Examen
  • Ephesians 6:10-20
  • [Navolging, vertaling van Mink de Vries. H13 Weerstand bieden aan verleidingen. H19 Geestelijke oefeningen. H21 Je fouten en tekortkomingen toegeven. H22 Nadenken over de menselijke ellende. H23 Nadenken over de dood. H31,32 Afstand nemen van alles/je ego. H36 Hoe gaan we om met mensen die ons verkeerd beoordelen. H40 De mens heeft niets om trots op te zijn. H41 Richt je niet op eer of tijdelijke roem. H56 We moeten onszelf durven opgeven]
  • Eugen Drewermann. Kleriker: Psychogramm eines Ideals (1989). The dark side of purity and humility



Selected article summaries from Meeting the Shadow

Shadow-making: Forming the Disowned Self in the Family

  • Harville Hendrix, Creating the False Self
  • Robert M. Stein, Rejection and Betrayal
  • Kim Chernin, The Underside of the Mother-Daughter Relationship
  • John A. Sanford, Parenting and Your Child’s Shadow

Shadow-Boxing: The Dance of Envy, Anger, and Deceit

  • Christine Downing, Sisters and Brothers Casting Shadows
  • Daryl Sharp, My Brother/Myself
  • Maggie Scarf, Meeting Our Opposites in Husbands and Wives
  • Michael Ventura, Shadow Dancing in the Marriage Zone

The Disowned Body: Illness, Health, and Sexuality

  • John Conger, The Body as Shadow
  • John Pierrakos, Anatomy of Evil
  • Larry Dossey, The Light of Health, The Shadow of Illness
  • Alfred Ziegler, Illness as Descent into the Body
  • Adolf Guggenbuhl-Craig, The Demonic Side of Sexuality

The Shadow of Achievement: The Dark Side of Work and Progress

  • Bruce Shackleton, Meeting the Shadow at Work
  • John R. O’Neill, The Dark Side of Success
  • Adolf Guggenbuhl-Craig, Quacks, Charlatans, and False Prophets
  • Marsha Sinetar, Using Our Flaws and Faults
  • Chellis Glendinning, When Technology Wounds
  • Peter Bishop, Wilderness as a Victim of Progress

Devils, Demons, and Scapegoats: A Psychology of Evil

  • Carl Jung, The Problem of Evil Today
  • Rollo May, The Dangers of Innocence
  • M. Scott Peck, Healing Human Evil
  • Stephen A. Diamond, Redeeming Our Devils and Demons
  • Ernest Becker, The Basic Dynamic of Human Evil
  • Andrew Bard Schmookler, Acknowledging Our Inner Split

Shadow-Work: Bringing Light to the Darkness Through Therapy, Story, and Dreams

  • James Hillman, The Cure of the Shadow
  • Sheldon B. Kopp, Tale of a Descent into Hell
  • Joseph Campbell, The Belly of the Whale
  • Gary Toub, The Usefulness of the Useless
  • Karen Signell, Working with Women's Dreams
  • Janice Brewi and Anne Brennan, Emergence of the Shadow in Midlife
  • Daniel Levinson, For the Man at Midlife
  • Liliane Frey-Rohn, How to Deal with Evil

Owning Your Dark Side Through Insight, Art, and Ritual

  • Ken Wilber, Taking Responsibility for Your Shadow
  • Robert Bly, Eating the Shadow
  • Nathaniel Branden, Taking Back the Disowned Self
  • Hal Stone and Sidra Winkelman, Dialogue with the Demonic Self
  • John Bradshaw, Taming the Shame
  • Barbara Hannah, Learning Active Imagination
  • Linda Jacobson, Drawing the Shadow
  • Decna Metzger, Writing about the Other