The Light Itself

The Light Itself

Preliminary psychological work


Psychology is beyond the scope of this coaching, but I highly recommend that you do some shadow work. I don’t expect you to have finished that work (it usually takes a lifetime), but I expect you to have started. If you neglect it, your neuroses will become hindrances in your spiritual practice.

I highly recommend reading Jung’s work (especially The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious), but I understand it’s a hard read and not accessible to everyone. Doing some research on the Internet would be a totally acceptable alternative.

Once you understand the principles of shadow work and you have started integrating your shadow, try applying the methodology to the other archetypes. The Anima/Animus, the Hero, the Old Wiseman, The God-Image and the Human Nature are the most helpful to work on in relation to spiritual practice. And remember there are always two sides to an archetype: the way you see yourself as that archetype i.e. identification (Jung probably has a more accurate term for this, but I can’t remember it) and the way you see others as that archetype i.e. projection.