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"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:

  • Discovering and cultivating intimacy with the endarkened aspects of yourself.
  • Identifying and healing your core wounds.
  • Working effectively with anger, fear, shame, guilt, and other difficult emotions.
  • Understanding how your shadow influences those around you, often beyond conscious awareness.
  • Guided practices, meditations, and exercises for developing more authenticity and wholeness in your personal and workplace relationships, your sexuality, and your spiritual path.

Our moods and relationships often seem to have a life of their own. Knowing Your Shadow offers exceptional support for taking charge of your life at a deep level, providing expert guidance and instruction to discover and make wise use of what lies hidden or otherwise neglected within us. Learn More About:

  • Becoming intimate with your shadow.
  • Relating wisely to shame and guilt.
  • Ending your suffering by entering your pain.
  • Exploring the presence of your past.
  • Freeing yourself from your inner critic.
  • Working with fear, anger, and other darker emotions.
  • Bringing sex out of the shadows - how we eroticize our unmet needs.
  • The signs of spiritual bypassing.
  • Healthy spirituality.
  • Becoming intimate with all that you are.
©2013 Robert Augustus Masters (P)2013 Sounds True

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Deep, practical, insightful

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.

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Deep work on the shadow

This is not a book to listen to while commuting or for leisure. It is a deep book working on the darkest sides of our being.
Listen to it slowly, in small segments
Do the meditations and work prescribed
Keep a pen and paper for taking notes

By doing so you will cultivate the wisdom and enlightened guidance in the book. Otherwise you will get bored and drift off track, and you will have no idea of what is going on.

Thank you Robert
This was enlightening

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THIS IS AN ACTUAL WALKTHROUGH BOOK.DONT RUSH IT!

What made the experience of listening to Knowing Your Shadow the most enjoyable?

im seeing people complaining about the pauses that this audio comes with and i still bought it as soon as i realized this is a work book then it all made sense, as you're listening the author talks about exercises that you can do in the moment, he guides you to get inside your subconscious which is where all shadow work needs to be done. so make sure you take this book slow and follow the author as he guides you.

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Powerful, profound, like being with an actual

If you could sum up Knowing Your Shadow in three words, what would they be?

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.

What other book might you compare Knowing Your Shadow to and why?

Possibly Ken Wilber's early stuff, the stuff he wrote in the 80's before boarding the turquoise spaceship.

Which scene was your favorite?

Section 2 Meditation where you stand outside the cave.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Knowing Your Shadow?

Knowing my shadow, duh.

Any additional comments?

Nope.

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Life Changing

This was the mother of all self help books. It concisely spoke to the core of my problems and did what no other book could. It is a coherent, studied world view that makes so much sense. I feel like a lightbulb was switched on. I extremely recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand the roots of shame, guilt, fear, and anger. This will also teach emotional intelligence. I have grown much since I listened to this audiobook and I look forward to listening to it again after I have had more time digesting its teachings. I also want to play chapters for my friends.

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Interesting, helpful but at times lengthy

I could not read the book in one go. It was interesting to try and do all the meditations, some of which I found very inspiring. Several times I lost interest and had to make myself pick up the book again to continue reading. Now that I am done I have the feeling, I have to start all over again... I guess it is a process...

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Perfect way to understand yourself deeper

Can take you new places of understanding the piece that can restore you or keep you in disfunction.

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Insightful & Helpful

The author is insightful & very gentle in teaching & encouraging healing exercises. The psychology is excellent, reality based, and positive.

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Best Investment I made on myself

I highly recommend this audiobook. Investing on knowing your shadows is the best you can do. I have been able to enhance my understanding of my shadow and how to be in peace with it. Thank you!

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Dissatisfied lacking content

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.

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  • Patrick
  • 07-14-15

Extraordinarily good

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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  • Mrs. P. J. Skyrme
  • 01-07-16

great book

great book and great guided meditation. not so good music in intervals.

would recommend this to anyone dealing with shame and guilt or anger issues.

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  • D. Wilson
  • 12-03-17

Excellent!

I have really enjoyed this and listened to it a few times already. There is so much common sense that is a relief to hear and confirming of a deeper knowing. Wise words and plenty of meditations to join in with. Highly recommended.

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  • Miss Julie Stacey
  • 10-10-17

Important work

Very effective exercises. Deeply relaxing and revealing. Clear and effective teaching. Beautifully narrated. Highly recommend.

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  • Ruth
  • 04-01-17

guides you through the practices

I would recommend this audio to anyone who's interested in getting intimate with their shadow