shadow figures

Dark mental images/memories of people from our past who did not fulfill the roles we assigned to them. We try to recreate our past with them in the present and this time turn the tables and take vengeance on them. We do this by forming special relationships with people who remind us of our shadow figures. We try to extract from these new people what the shadow figures did not give us, what we think they stole from us. In the present, then, we are really interacting with memories, not with our current partners. See T-13.IV.6, T-13.V.2-6, T-17.III.1-3, T-29.IV.5:6.