LECTURE: One of the richest of Jung’s contributions to our understanding of psyche is the idea of the Shadow, those parts of our own being which are threatening to our ego, and which so often act independently of our wills. The Shadow is not evil, as such, though it may bring great harm to self and others, and it may also bring healing energies to bear. Shadow work is not only an invitation to further integration of our split off components but brings our greatest contribution to our families and our society.: James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst and the executive director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston, Texas. He is the author of 50 articles, reviews, and twelve books, including The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning at Mid-Life; On This Journey We Call Our Life; The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other; Creating a Life: Finding Your Individual Path, and most recently, Why Good People do Bad Things.”: