The Collective Shadow: 5 Ways to Deepen Your Shadow Work

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The Collective Shadow is humanity’s dark side. It is the sum total of past and present atrocities, cruelties, tragedies, and horrors perpetrated by humankind and stored at a deep, unconscious, cellular level. This darkness is not always glaringly apparent as it is so ancient and so ingrained into the fibers of our societies.

Examples of the Collective Shadow include religious discrimination, racism, ageism, ableism, homophobia, and anything that “others” or condemns, rejects, or diminishes certain individuals/groups. And we’ve all internalized it to some extent.

Why is Collective Shadow Work such a blindspot in the spiritual community? In what ways does modern spirituality not only deny but also contribute to the Collective Shadow? And what can we do to about it? This is an area of life that is crucial for all of us to explore.

Contents & Summary:

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 1:00 – What is the Collective Shadow?
  • 1:48 – Collective Shadow Work: Our Biggest Blindspot
  • 4:11 – How Modern Spirituality Denies and Contributes to the Collective Shadow
  • 9:29 – 5 Ways to Deepen Your Shadow Work
  • 17:32 – Conclusion

Spoken and written by Aletheia Luna. Read the original article on the Collective Shadow.

8 thoughts on “The Collective Shadow: 5 Ways to Deepen Your Shadow Work”

  1. Hello,

    I am interested in your journal (shadow work)but wondering if there is a table of contents or sample I could see? Wondering what all is in the journal. Prompts? etc..
    Thank you

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          Thanks for letting us know about the issue with the freebies page. I’ll let tech support know about this. Also, your comment about the Little Mermaid & Prince made us giggle 😄 Lots of love!


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          Just a follow up on the freebies issue. It seems like it may be localized to your browser as our tech’s can’t replicate it. A simple test you can do is to access the page via a different device/browser or using private/incognito mode in your browser (this should bypass your local cache).

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  2. Hey Fiona,

    Are you refering to our Journals (shadow work journal + dark night journal), or just in general?

    For our journals it’s contextual. If you’re going through a spiritual depression (aka. dark night) it’s best to start there. But if you’re wanting to start with the deeper inner work, start with the shadow work journal.

    I hope that helps. <3



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