“Life is born only of the spark of opposites, ” wrote Carl Jung, the Swiss analytic psychologist. The two opposing forces that he referred to were the conscious mind and what he called “the shadow” —a collection of all-too-often repressed traits, the existence of which most of us deny. Its hazy and indistinct contours contain “all those unpleasant qualities we like to hide, ” from arrogance to greed, recklessness and illicit urges. And despite any efforts to the contrary, Jung This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 50 Close Knit Close Knit: Meet the weavers keeping traditional Egyptian tapestrymaking alive. Arts & Culture Issue 50 New Roots The Palestinian art and agriculture collective sowing seeds of community. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Karin Mamma Andersson Inside the moody, mysterious world of Sweden’s preeminent painter. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Mass Destruction “Artists are often left baffled by the fact that they have millions of monthly streams, yet only a couple of thousand followers on social media.” Arts & Culture Issue 49 On the Cheap The greatness of cultural worsts. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Checked Out Why is hotel art so boring?