Shadow Work

Cauldron and Brew: A Witch's Blog

A lot of blogs and books discuss shadow work, but don’t actually tell you what it is.  What a tease!  It’s like telling someone about the wonders of chocolate, but not actually having any chocolate.  Well that’s just dumb.  So let’s talk about shadow work.

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Shadow work is exactly what it sounds like.  It’s the spiritual act of going inward, picking apart some of the less than pleasant aspects about your personality or your history or your views about yourself, and then putting yourself back together in a more authentic and wiser way.  Sometimes this happens in the context of a ritual or a shamanic experience.  Most of the time, shadow work happens quite naturally.  If you are the kind of person who is inclined to look inward in any capacity, then you are already doing shadow work.  The goal for shadow work is acceptance (of yourself, of…

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