A Little Book on the Human Shadow by Robert Bly

By Robert Bly

A paperback reissue from the bestselling writer of "Iron John." A "penetrating and very good little quantity that sheds new mild at the Shadow. . . . A clean and severe language and emblems for describing the unrevealed."--Joan Halifax, former president, The Ojai beginning

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One of the things we need to do as Americans is to work hard individually at eating our shadows, and so make sure that we are not releasing energy which can then be picked up by the politicians, who can use it against Russia, China, or the South American countries. 43 PART 4 Honoring the Shadow: An Interview with William Booth 4 Honoring the Shadow: An Interview with William Booth B ooth: The shadow by definition is that part of ourselves that is hidden from us. How do you answer a person who is not aware of having a shadow and asks you where to look for it?

Bly: I think so. ” Thirdly, it’s possible that we keep in touch with our anger only enough to make a shady deal with it, not out in the open. We relate to our anger the way Mafia bosses in New Jersey relate to petty mobsters. A guy comes slinking in and the bosses pay him fifty bucks to do a job for them. Then when he comes back they can’t even remember that they told him to do anything, and what’s worse, if anyone goes to the pen, he’s the one. I have, and we may all have, an underground, under-the-table, shady deal going with our anger, so that it does certain things for us.

When she gets home he has the patriarch mask on again. Archibald Cox described participating in a discussion of Russian-American relations with right wing fundamentalists in Orange County: they seemed convinced that the Russians broke every treaty, and he guessed that they expected him, as a former CIA man, to support their belief. When he reported in detail about a number of treaties the Russians had followed meticulously, the Orange County people got very upset, more upset than if he had told them the Russians intended to invade next month.

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