In Depth Psychology, we often discuss "the shadow," the part of our unconscious where we repress and disown the unsavory, abject aspects of our selves, as individuals and as a culture. Carl Jung and others following in the depth tradition recognize the potential, the "gold," in accessing, examining, and integrating our shadow with our conscious selves. Writers in this issue explore the shadow through dreamwork, ceremonial fasting, critical theory, American politics, romantic partnership, art, poetry, illness, and the symptomatic body. Engaging with the shadow can be hard but rewarding work. Please enjoy our inaugural issue, published on December 21st 2020, the Winter Solstice, where the night is long, and the presence and promise of shadow is felt.

Published: 2020-12-21