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Book: Red Book, Middle Way

Chapter: Integrating the Shadow

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.40406


Jung puts a lot of emphasis on recognising and accepting evil within ourselves, and thus on the interdependence of good and evil. This is graphically shown in several visions which both illuminate the psychological nature of evil and give indications of how to approach it. The Middle Way of engaging with evil without repressing it is again crucial, and can also be illustrated by the Buddha’s encounters with Mara.

Chapter Contributors

  • Robert Ellis ( - rmellis) 'Middle Way Society'