I adore Carl Jung’s work!
Jung wrote that “We project our Shadow”… That it is, we project our shadow onto Others, and it is not good to project “that” what we are not brave enough to see in ourselves, that what we do not accept, nor like in our own selves, however, neatly projected upon Others.
It is a psychological error, it is a dangerous infliction and an abuse upon Others and yes, it is us who must brave our own Shadows first and to come to terms with Them.
In general, when I think of Jung, it strikes me on the spot with “Shadow, Anima and Animus, the Old Wise Man, the Old Wise Woman and of course, our Journey to the Altar…”
Ah, our Great Rite, our Sacred Marriage, the willingly, free & harmonious Uniting of All Parts of Oneself into One, our Alchemical Union seeking to To Be Complete!
Perhaps, something as dear too, as Aleister Crowley’s, “I remain separate for the sake of union”!
The Separation which keeps us all on our toes, it is fed by the Fear to come to terms with Seeing Our Selves for what, for who and for how “We” really are.
When all of that sequence, all of that evolutionary journey, when it is all coupled with primitive, wilful ignorant and, or wilful intellectual dishonest mythologies and their religions, chiefly the ones “in bed with” world governments and with world big business and their modified, edited, bought-off, and censored many Academias and Social Orders, then we have a real mess.
It happens to be the actual Shape Of Things, the way of the world on its way to both Collective and Individual “Individuation”.
The most meaningful and evolutionary Initiations of any person’s life, they all depend upon that person’s “Perception”, how much that person is freely, willingly to see, to become aware of, how much can that person really handle “To Know”!
All the hurting, all the infliction of pain, all the loss, all the needs, delays and failure are allowed there and for the sake Evolution.
Sadly, the very best “Learning” which we do, which this Species does, and I do mean all of us, “Human Beings”, is when “On Fire”, when “In The FIRE, folks! Yes and actually burning off, all of that what holds us all behind and back from our own Individuation, from our own individual and collective Evolution.
The “Projecting one’s shadow onto another person”, it thrived well under the maintream Patriarchal, anti-Women, anti-GLBTQ, anti-Freedom, Anti-Thinking, anti-Autonomy, anti-Humanity, anti-Fairness, anti-World-Education, anti-Equality, anti-Pleasure, anti-Sex and anti-Mother-Nature “Belief & Language” of the so-called Great Myths, chiefly the mainstream ones which most of all Socio-Religio-Politico-Commercial “Powers-that-be” use for controlling and limiting the world population and their real progress in life, censoring their thinking, to their capability to exercise critical thinking on behalf of themselves and their best interests, setting limitations to their actual Evolution.
Information is “Power”, oh yes, but unfortunately, “Information” also requires “Education”, however, come to think of it, folks, “Education”, ah, it requires people to master their own “Language” first, you know, the Meaning of the words, “Interpretation Skills” which people must employ in order to read, to write, to speak and to really “understand” anything.
And let’s face it, that is very much “missing” and “lacking” on a greater percentage of the world population.
What we really have all over is, “People who read something but cannot tell you what they’ve read, not with their own words!”
Quite sad indeed and yes, lamentable!
So we all fall back at the Shadows which we play upon others who are fool enough to suffer our silly plays.
Some of Jung’s work, such as the Dealing With One’s own Shadow, it reminds me of how much work, eternal and infinite “EVOLUTION” really has at Her Hands, and chiefly, when dealing with this Species, yes, us, human beings!
I call Her a Woman, a Goddess because no woman would ever mess thing up so bad as men have done amidst their ugly, shamefully biased, wilful ignorant, wilful intellectual dishonest and anti-humanity-oriented patriarchy!
Good luck because you’re on your own!
Unless, you set aside the “belief and language” of others in order to create your own, something more harmonious to you, your Nature, your best interests, and more humanity oriented.
SKY a.k.a. Padilla of Ashtoreth a.k.a. JD Aeon