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Shadows of darkness and light


Another amazingly rich and powerful piece written by Anna Nimm. I so resonate with everything she shares here and in fact it is reflective of what I often get into discussion about in my workshops, as this is what I feel to be the key stuff. Again we are hitting on transmutation here.

Having seen the movie Maleficent, I was right there with Anna, sharing in her insights, but even if you haven’t seen the movie, you will find this to be well worth the read and easy to grasp the concepts Anna so beautifully expresses.

And if you get the chance to see the movie, please do.

Thank you Anna Nimm for yet another brilliant and important share.

Profane Light

Aurora, the dawn, the princess of light and goodness who is blessed by fairies to always have a smile on her face, has a dark, malefic shadow. When Aurora meets Maleficent (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYemY3xFsB), she says, “I know who you are. You’ve been watching me my whole life. Your shadow has been following me ever since I was small.” She invites the shadow to come out from the dark forest so she can look upon her face. Maleficent answers “then you’ll be afraid.” In this teaser clip (which doesn’t correspond to the actual timeline of events in the film), when Maleficent steps out from the darkness, a wall of thorns rises up around the enchanted forest, separating the shadow world of dark, mythical creatures from the human kingdom of light. It sounds like a perfect Jungian account of our first encounter with the shadow – when we first get a glimpse of…

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