The shadow is the aspect of the divided man that results when desire is repressed.
The buried, unconscious elements of the human psyche; everything except the Ego and the Persona.
A Jungian archetype, embodying the hidden "dark" side of the Self, i.e., the unconscious. Its opposite is the Persona, the image of the public self that one presents to the world, or one's conscious sense of the self (the ego). Part of the hero's challenge involves reconciling this opposition and coming to terms with the repressed unconscious side of the Self. Campbell uses the example of Luke Skywalker's ultimate atonement with Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back.
Jung's term for all the repudiated traits of personality which we consciously reject about ourselves and therefore ignore of. Also known as the Personal Unconscious.
An unconscious part of the personality characterized by traits and attitudes, whether negative or positive, which the conscious ego tends to reject or ignore. It is personified in dreams by persons of the same sex as the dreamer. Consciously assimilating oneís shadow usually results in an increase of energy.
Misqualified thought energy generated from fear, which creates separation between the Ego Self and the God Self. The Shadow is the deceptive, self-sabotaging, and fearful aspect of the Ego that often remains hidden until the mental Self opens and begins the process of healing. Violet Fire transforms the Shadow Self into the God Self.
Jung's term for the "archetype" that contains "personality" traits opposed to those in the person's "conscious" personality. Typically has control over a person's "anima" or "animus". When "projected" onto a real person, one's shadow usually gives rise to an intense, irrational dislike for that person.
In analytical psychology, the neglected qualities of the personality in the conscious process of integration, consisting of partly repressed, partly unlived traits which, for social , ethical, educational or other reasons, have been excluded from conscious experience and therefore have fallen in to the unconscious. The shadow is in a compensatory relation to consciousness; it can therefore function positively as well as negatively.