Knowing Your Shadow

  • by Robert Augustus Masters
  • Narrated by Robert Augustus Masters
  • 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

"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.

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Customer Reviews

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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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- Richard R. Powell

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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- Gilbert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-19-2013
  • Publisher: Sounds True