Romancing the Shadow: A Guide to Soul Work for a Vital, Authentic Life


Zweig, Connie

Beneath the social mask we wear every day, we have a hidden shadow side: an impulsive, wounded, sad, or isolated part that we generally try to ignore, but which can erupt in hurtful ways. As therapists Connie Zweig and Steve Wolf show in this landmark book, the shadow can actually be a source of emotional richness and vitality, and acknowledging it can be a pathway to healing and an authentic life. “Romancing the shadow”–meeting your dark side, beginning to understand its unconscious messages, and learning to use its powerful energies in productive ways–is the challenging and exciting soul work that Zweig and Wolf offer in this practical, rewarding guide.


“This book is a great help to anyone trying to tune in and listen to the voice of the soul. At last, a practical mysticism!” — reviewed by Coleman Barks, Poet-translator of The Essential Rumi.

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