The reflection I had when reading Chapter 2 was about shadow and the recent publications about the shadow effect that are so popular right now. PSers have also raised questions about "dealing with AAP's shadow" and I'm sure I wouldn't know where to begin on that discussion. But, we all have one, and shadow and I are ONE.Our telephone conference discussion today was lively and interesting as we tried to grapple with the chapter itself, our own experiences involved with the wholeness of the higher Self and the fragmentation and conflicts within the personality. We seemed to agree that we are multidimensional as human beings and that the journey involved in reaching out to the spiritual and also living out the spiritual call of the higher Self is an arduous one, as Assagioli states in the chapter.
The shadow concept was not discussed in the conference call. So, I am wondering what others think about the relationship among ego or personal self, subpersonalities, shadow, unconscious drives and conflicts, the superconscious, and the higher Self. There seems to be disagreement among Psychosynthesis writers and practitioners about some of these matters, and it would be interesting to hear from others who have been thinking about these concepts as they have read chapter two.