"Why are the people around me so difficult?" "Why do I keep getting in situations like this?" Our shadow side, teaches Robert Augustus Masters, contains the emotions and desires we've disowned, neglected, or hidden from ourselves. If not skillfully worked with, it can easily direct our lives on every level.
With Knowing Your Shadow, this acclaimed psychotherapist and author shows us how to illuminate and wisely engage with the endarkened aspects of who we are. Join him to explore in depth the areas where shadow work can most benefit us, including:
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I've read and listen to a lot of books on spirituality and personal development. In that reading and listing I've often come across the concept of the shadow. It never seems like a subject I really wanted to look into deeply. Now after listening to this book, I'm enthusiastic about doing shadow work. Particularly helpful for me are the sections on the inner critic, anger, sex, and spiritual bypassing. I also really like Robert Agustus Masters voice and delivery. He talks clearly and expressively and as if he's just sitting in an armchair across from you discussing the matter off the top of his head. It's a very nice conversational style. This is the sort of book I will be listening to over and over again.
Too many exercises and elevator music. Not for people whoo likes listening while driving. Visualizing certain scenarios makes me disengage quite often. The religious songs makes me want to slit my wrists. The long pauses during exercises makes me sleepy every time. That would be the reasons for finishing listening as I was asleep for 80% of the time.
I am an Aquarius. My favorite book is in the Nancy Drew series. I create miniature sculpture art from finger- and toenail clippings.
therapist but better than most. If you're like me you've been through 4 or 5 who just ask you what you did last week and nothing else. This is not like that, this is actual shadow work. The meditations for meeting your shadow in section 2 are great. And the song that closes section 2 out is so awful that after recovering from the initial shock of being immediately and spontaneously thrust back into your childhood with images of your overbearing [insert religion here] mom and all the shame and guilt and crap that entails, you won't be discouraged from doing shadow work on that too. Haven't listened to the rest, but I'm sure it's good.
Possibly Ken Wilber's early stuff, the stuff he wrote in the 80's before boarding the turquoise spaceship.
Section 2 Meditation where you stand outside the cave.
Knowing my shadow, duh.
I learned so much. I felt I was in the hands of an experienced guide who knew the twists and turns in advance and spoke from experience , an insightful voice who led me to insights and knew the illusions we like to flatter ourselves with. Very hard, challenging work but a spiritual joy. Thank you.
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