The shadow isn't a fearsome opponent, but a worthy one. Powerful as it is, the power of wholeness is infinitely greater, and by a miracle of creation it is within your grasp. - Deepak Chopra
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2010
New York Times bestselling authors and internationally acclaimed leaders in the field of new thought, Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Marianne Williamson have joined together to share their knowledge on one of the most crucial obstacles we face—the shadow. In the new book, The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self ( Harper One/May 4, 2010/$25.99/hardcover), each author uses their own signature approach to shed light on the part of themselves we deny but that still directs our lives, often in self-destructive and self-sabotaging, unconscious ways.
According to co-author Debbie Ford, “Our shadow keeps us from full self-expression, from speaking truth, from living an authentic life. It is only be embracing our duality that we free ourselves of the behaviors that can potentially bring us down. If we don’t acknowledge ALL of who we are, we are guaranteed to be blindsided by the shadow effect.”
Combining the wisdom of three experts in the field of self-help and spirituality, The Shadow Effect is a practical and profound guide to discovering the gifts of our dark side. According to the authors, By uncovering what we have been hiding from, we are freed from the binds of the past and propelled on a journey to wholeness. No longer living a half-life, we are capable of achieving our dreams and reclaiming the happiness that is our birthright.
In Part I, Deepak Chopra gives us a comprehensive overview of our “dualistic” nature and identifies self-destructive behaviors that are clues to identifying our shadow issues such as; Secrecy, Blame, Projection, Judgment, Guilt, Shame and more. He then offers a unique prescription towards wholeness and vision of unity as a solution to the “shadow.”
In Part II, Debbie Ford draws on her nearly fifteen years of teaching and leading “Shadow Process” workshops. She offers an in-depth examination of the role the shadow plays in our everyday lives and how painful experiences in the past can lead us to suppress an aspect of our personality. She then shares tools for reclaiming the power and brilliance of our authentic selves.
In Part III, Marianne Williamson offers a provocative exploration of the connection between the shadow and the Soul. She takes the readers on a heartfelt journey through the battle between love and fear.
The Shadow Effect also includes a comprehensive Shadow Effect Quiz for an accurate self-assesment. For more information, please visit http://www.theshadoweffect.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Deepak Chopra, the founder of The Chopra Center, is the preeminent teacher of Eastern philosophy to the Western world. He has been a bestselling author for decades, his books have appeared on virtually every bestseller list in America, and his writings have sold millions of copies. His New York Times bestsellers include Buddha and Jesus. Visit the author online at http://www.deepakchopra.com.
Debbie Ford is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, and The Secret of the Shadow. Her other national bestsellers include The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse, The Right Questions, Spiritual Divorce, and The Best Year of Your Life. She is the founder of The Ford Institute for Transformational Training. Visit the author online at http://www.debbieford.com.
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, author, and spiritual teacher. The Age of Miracles hit #2 on the New York Times bestseller list. Among her other nine published book, four of them—including A Return to Love—were #1 New York Times bestsellers. Visit the author online at http://www.marianne.com.