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Inner Work

Using Dreams and Creative Imagination for Personal Growth and Integration
Narrated by: Don Hagen
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Timothy D. Wainscott
  • 23-05-19

A regrettable purchase

When I am looking for books along these lines I am looking to learn something new and be able to apply it in my life. This book provided none of this.

I had no problem with the narrator whatsoever.

In my minds eye I imagine the author trying to sell this book. After listening to 3/4 of it (I couldn’t stomach to finish it) I imagine Simon Cowell responding with a sneer in a heavy British accent “Indulgent!”.

This book was a long and protracted ego trip of the author and provided nothing of substance.