How to Own Your Shadow

The Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise, Giovanni di Paolo, 1445. Met Collection

Once upon a time, I was on an academic path focused on Baruch Spinoza and his community. While studying Spinoza in Jerusalem, things took a different turn and I found myself writing about politics. Maybe the circumstances of my situation caused this abrupt change, but I think there were deeper psychological reasons at work. My inner center was never committed to academia. Citing many traditions before him, Carl Jung argued that each individual has…

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