The psychologist, Carl Jung, described the hidden part of our psyche as "the shadow". It's the part that sometimes frightens us with the things we don't know, or don't want to know about ourselves.
It is essentially our unconscious mind telling us what it wants. Sometimes it comes in dreams, other times and a welling up of emotion.
I just had some thoughts about this so-called "dark" side and how it applies to learning mind control.
Some people are so oppressed that showing any interest in this shadow side creates fear; if for no better reason, than, it's what you were told not to do.
We all are likely to remember the voice of Darth Vader saying "Come to the Dark Side, Luke!"
That shadow side exists and many, many, MANY people will tell you to destroy it. To destroy your passions, wants, needs and desires. They will plead with us to connect with something higher that we can only dream and guess about.
They offer us something greater without really being clear on what it is.
Their hope is that if we give up everything that makes us animals we will become more human, or perhaps we might even become Divine.
We can dream.
But do we dream at the cost of denying what we want right here and now?
In a society (family/relationship), that endeavors to control and oppress in one way or another, sometimes the "shadow" side of us is the most healthy and doing the forbidden, i.e., loving your shadow is the best thing that you can do for yourself.
They present it like an either/or proposition. Should it be?
By embracing the fact that we are animals (prove to me you don't have a genetic make up and I'll believe otherwise) and still reaching upwards perhaps we can come to a middle and sensible ground.
See the game of life and politics, i.e. mind control, as part of the Big Picture and one can walk wide awake with feet firmly planted on the ground and still reaching upwards.
It's the best of both worlds.