In this second book in the series, Map of the Soul - Shadow: Our Hidden Self, Dr. Murray Stein explores the dark recesses of our psyche, as well as the shadow images in BTS' latest songs in their album Map of the Soul: 7. The Korean Pop band, BTS, has been taking the world by storm with a series of albums inspired from Dr. Stein's concepts titled Map of the Soul. Dr. Stein has joined them in expressing these same Jungian themes in a companion book series.
The landscape of the soul has many contours and some hidden regions. This book speaks about obscure, typically unacknowledged aspects of the psyche. The shadow may appear initially like an unwanted intruder but those who become acquainted with their shadow discover it to be a vast storehouse of treasures and resources on the journey of self-discovery. Whereas the persona is the part of your personality that is revealed to others, the shadow is the part of your personality that is concealed from others and ourselves. The shadow often declares itself through sudden, often brutal reversals. At the collective level, the shadow proves capable of magnetizing people in the same direction, often with very destructive results. The person intent on living a more full, authentic life will be well served by becoming acquainted with the shadow.
Dr. Stein and the collaborators, Sarah Stein, Steven Buser, and Leonard Cruz, are deeply indebted to BTS, whose world-wide popularity points to their remarkable ability to tap into universal themes that dwell in the collective domain. BTS' music inspired this work and we hope this work will inspire others to explore the deep recesses of their inner life.
Table of Contents:
BTS' Interlude: Shadow: A Psychological Reflection 17
A Review of the Map of the Soul 29
Chapter 1: Murray Stein on Shadow 47
Chapter 2: The Shadow and the Problem of Violence 87
Chapter 3: "Criminals" The Shadow Bearers
of Society 107
Chapter 4: Heal Yourself, Heal the World 117
About the Contributors 127
About the Authors:
Murray Stein, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich (ISAP-ZURICH). He was president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) from 2001 to 2004 and President of ISAP-ZURICH from 2008 to 2012. He has lectured internationally and is the author of In MidLife, Jung's Map of the Soul, Minding the Self, Outside Inside and All Around and The Bible as Dream. The first volume of his Collected Writings, titled Individuation, has recently been published. He lives in Switzerland and has a private practice in Zurich, Switzerland.
Leonard Cruz, MD is the Editor-in-Chief of Chiron Publications and co-founder of the Asheville Jung Center. He is a contributor to several edited volumes, The Unconscious Roots of Creativity, A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of President Trump, and Map of the Soul - Persona: Our Many Faces and co-authored DSM-5 Insanely Simplified. He currently works in the field of addiction medicine and is exploring the uses of ritual and myth in treatment of substance use disorders.