Guest Post: Kathy Nance on The Black Swan

Inside each of us is a shadow.For Natalie Portman's brittle ballerina in The Black Swan, that shadow could have been her salvation. Instead, it drove her mad.In Jungian psychological terms, our shadows are the parts of us that we deny, but which must be explored and incorporated in order for us to be whole. One way to work with the shadow is to draw it out in order to explore its attributes more fully. When we know our shadows, we come closer to knowing our whole selves.I couldn't stop … [Read more...]