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Bob Trowbridge is a former Presbyterian minister with 40 years experience as a spiritual counselor. He has also been a counselor and assistant manager in residential facilities for mentally ill adults. Bob is a spiritual teacher with dozens of articles mostly on spiritual topics. His first book is "The Hidden Meaning of Illness" from the A.R.E. Press.
Shadow Boxing in Iraq & Other Shadow Stories
According to Carl Jung, the archetype of the shadow arises when negative aspects of a person are repressed and denied. The shadow becomes unconscious. It is then projected onto others and is acted out in the world.
The US has a shadow, a very large shadow. It is projected onto our enemies and is acted out through our wars abroad and our actions at home. We must acknowledge and confront this shadow if we are to become whole.