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Summary

From Robert A. Johnson, the best-selling author of Transformation, Owning Your Own Shadow, and the groundbreaking works He, She, and We, comes a practical four-step approach to using dreams and the imagination for a journey of inner transformation. In Inner Work, the renowned Jungian analyst offers a powerful and direct way to approach the inner world of the unconscious, often resulting in a central transformative experience. A repackaged classic by a major name in the field, Robert Johnson's Inner Work enables us to find extraordinary strengths and resources in the hidden depths of our own subconscious.

©1986 Robert A. Johnson (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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I am grateful for this audio book, it has helped me reconnect with my dreams and improve my analysis. I do not agree with many things the author wrote, nonetheless, there was plenty of content I found valuable.

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Brilliant explanation of Jungian Concepts

Really well written book. Great explanation of key Jungian concepts with a focus on active imagination. Highly recommended.

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Wonderful Introduction

This was a fabulous introduction to Inner Works. Really well explained with easy to understand instructions. Thank you. My inner world awaits...

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You might not understand this book

It is an excellent attempt to teach and enlighten the close minded people to wake them up from the one rigid reality to other possibilities thus to make them emphatic and respectful to other individuals as deserving & equal human beings as anyone.

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  • Captn_Starbring
  • 09-02-20

oof

wow this was a feat to finish. never have I herd so many interesting topics that I am familiar with and enjoy learning or talking about be explained in such a boring over drawn and flowery fashion.

the book goes on and on, repeating it's self over and over, saying in 40 words what it could say in 5.

not to mention the VERY in your face Christian based faith approach and the baby boomer style message of "technology bad." I'm sure some of which will turn some people off to dreams and meditation entirely if this is their only exposure.

the author also self indulges far too often in telling the reader about their own dreams rather then constructing a dream with a specific meaning and then working backwards.

Carl Jung and Carl Rogers have many fine writings on this matter and I recommend you read up on both, absolutely brilliant Psychologists who had a love and passion for humanity but didn't speak like aliens.

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  • Johannes Maliranta
  • 29-08-18

Great content with a pleasure to listen narration

This book is a must-have for anyone interested in Jungian psychology, especially for people who want to do shadow work or any other kind of inner work to achieve self-actualization / individuation.

It's also great if you're just interested in analysing your dreams, because it teaches the basic principles of Jungian psychology, without going overboard with the details of the theories and getting boring for a layman, but still gets you interested in reading more.

The narration is a real pleasure to listen to.

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  • David Glen
  • 30-03-18

Profound material, and great narration!

i was instantly able to start practicing dream analysis and active immagination.

Recomend for people high in the personality trait openness and interested in Jungian psychology.

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  • 24-05-20

A journey Inward

This was a fantastic and easy to follow instruction, and experience into the inner world. Something I will definitively use as I go a long. It's also a book I think I will relisten to, over and over again.
The narrator was easy and comforting to listen to, while the journey of this book unfolded.

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  • 11-04-20

I like the book but I don’t like the file

I really dont like when chapters are nameless. It is hard to find to figure out the structure of the book, and certainly complicated to listen something again.

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  • Glenn C. Shoup
  • 19-02-19

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This is a great book for those who want to get started interpreting their dreams.

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  • Brooke N Mike
  • 05-02-19

I threw out my dream dictionaries

Wow, so much to take in on this book, I can't imagine reading it vs. listening to it, but boy is this jammed pack. I wouldn't say this is for everyone, you can really get lost quickly with all the jargon...certainly not a test of intelligence but how much you can absorb as an auditory learner. I will keep plugging away at this book but I'm not sure I will finish it.

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  • Ximena Garcia
  • 28-01-19

Un excelente libro para el trabajo con el subconsciente

Grabado con una voz y entonación masculina muy agradables y claras (en inglés). El autor se luce con explicaciones y ejemplos de dos formas de trabajar con el subconsciente. Análisis de sueños e imaginación activa. Ambas se pueden aplicar fácilmente en uno mismo o en una sesión terapéutica. Una joya de Johnson como todos sus libros.

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  • Alexis jester
  • 01-05-22

Insightful

This is a educational book it wasn't too hard to get through it did have some very Christian human things in it that are rough for me but

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-02-22

Very insightful!

What a wonderful book! Great information that made a lot of the reasoning behind some of my own behaviors ‘click’. A bit dry if you aren’t interested in the info, but if you are, I highly recommend!