Bernhard Geunther – The Collective Shadow

In this episode, Bernhard and Laura discuss how we can face the collective shadow material coming up in the world with an open heart, the interrelationship between the personal and collective shadow, and they give suggestions on how to engage in the necessary shadow work.


Some relevant questions:

What is the personal and collective shadow?

Denial of our shadow and external projection

The interrelationship between personal and collective shadow

The shadow projection of the Woke and the shadow of the USA

The shadow dance between the vaxxed and the unvaxxed and the importance of not losing our humanity

The infectious nature of shadow projection and “shit-talking” on social media

The feeding frenzy from an occult perspective when groups of people engage in shadow projection

The importance of striving towards wholeness instead of the perfect image we have of ourselves

The necessity for a mirror and doing shadow work with others since we all have subjective blind spots

Withdrawing projections is easier said than done

The trap of intellectualizing shadow work without embodiment and somatic work

The red flag of looking for “advanced” knowledge and modalities and dismissing basic psychological work

The healing power of group work

The difference between “unnecessary” [mechanical] suffering and “necessary” [conscious] suffering

The shadow of our own narcissism – ego identification

The shadow and normalization of cosmetic surgery, botox, lip fillers, etc. in very young women

The shadow of the US: Distorted image of beauty, the obsession with youth and the physical body

Aging gracefully, facing and accepting your mortality

Reflection questions in light of shadow work