“…confrontation with the Shadow produces at first a dead balance, a standstill that hampers moral decisions and makes convictions ineffective … tenebrositas, chaos, melancholia” [1]

“…no one should deny the danger of the descent … every descent is followed by an ascent …enantiodromia”. [2]

[1] Carl Gustav Jung, Mysterium Coniunctionis: an Inquiry into the Separation and Synthesis of Psychic Opposites in Alchemy.

[2] Carl Gustav Jung, Symbols of Transformation.