The Body as Shadow

by Eleanor Limmer MSW

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/10/2014

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9781452594378
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9781452594361
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9781452594385

About the Book

“The Body is very often the personification of this shadow of the ego. Sometimes it forms the skeleton in the cupboard,” wrote Carl Jung, “and everybody naturally wants to get rid of such a thing.”
Through the symbolism of illness and physical symptoms, our bodies reflect the darkness and the light the shadow holds for us until we are ready to accept it. It is the shadow-face of our souls that holds the light and the darkness until we are strong enough to face and heal what we have previously denied or rejected about ourselves. Our bodies and their ailments are not our enemies, and neither are our shadows. The shadow reveal the negative ego patterns we had previously rejected or denied, through the messages of our illnesses, so we can recognize, forgive, and heal them. The shadow is the ally of our true self and the enemy of our negative egos.

About the Author

Eleanor Limmer is a clinical social worker with more than thirty years of practice focusing upon listening and healing the messages of illness using guided imagery, music, and symbolism. She is a poet and writer. She has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington. She has written four books about holistic health and wholeness. She lives with her husband, Don, near Liberty Lake, Washington.

Other books by Eleanor Limmer:
• The Shadow Knows: How to Understand and Heal It Messages• The Body Language of Illness• Blooming: Reaching for Self-Realization• Balance: Beyond Illness to Health and Wholeness• An Alchemy of Joy
Cover photo is of the author in a lighter moment taken on the Pacific Ocean by her husband Donald Limmer.