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Shadow work : a new guide to spiritual and psychological growth
Ruth, Michael, psychotherapist.
Publication Information:
Knoxville, TN : Growth Solutions, [1999]

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x, 243 pages ; 22 cm
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The path to spiritual development, or the "walk of life," is not a race, but a deliberate stroll. Shadow Work: A New Guide to Spiritual and Psychological Growth tells readers what they will need to pack in order to make this journey and win the battle with the "shadow."

Author Notes

Dr. Michael Ruth is a psychotherapist and family therapist in private practice. An author, conference speaker, and consultant, Dr. Ruth has lectured and conducted on-site consultations with spiritual and social leaders in seven countries. With degrees in history, theology, counseling, and religion and society, his graduate and post-graduate studies were done in part at Oxford University, Oxford, England. In 1991, he received the Oxford Chalice Award in recognition of outstanding doctoral research. A long-time resident of Knoxville, Tennessee, Dr. Ruth resides there with his wife and two children.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part 1 The Dying of the Light
Ch. 1 Utopia or Dystopia?p. 7
Ch. 2 Understanding Spiritual Darknessp. 15
Ch. 3 The Shadow Knowsp. 27
Part 2 On the Dark Side
Ch. 4 The Individual Shadowp. 37
Ch. 5 The Organizational Shadowp. 47
Part 3 Shadowboxing (Part 1) - The Individual Shadow
Ch. 6 Fighting the Good Fightp. 73
Ch. 7 Mariah: The Example of a Warriorp. 91
Part 4 Shadowboxing (Part 2) - The Organizational Shadow
Ch. 8 Understanding Community: The Five Stagesp. 107
Ch. 9 Redemptive Community: A Return to Hopep. 119
Part 5 The Walk of Life
Ch. 10 Out of the Darknessp. 149
Ch. 11 Into the Lightp. 163
Part 6 We are not Alone
Ch. 12 The Word of a Gentlemanp. 179
Ch. 13 The Pilgrim's Provisionsp. 191
Ch. 14 Prayers for the Roadp. 205
Conclusionp. 219
Appendixp. 223
Selected Bibliographyp. 235
Indexp. 239