Every myth represents a treasure-house of wisdom regarding the world and our personality. And, the way to these treasures is difficult and tangled. All too often when it seems like the mythic map is clear, we suddenly discover that there is a whole new level of the myth before us. Myths are meant to take us beyond ourselves, beyond the ways we have looked at life and particularly at our difficulties and struggles.
The following is an excerpt from my book Becoming Whole: A Jungian Guide to Individuation. There are two primary paths that we can follow in looking for our shadows. The first one is in dreams. Figures who are the same …