In this book Johnson introduces a simple four-step method aimed at helping us explore the unconscious. He encourages us to pinpoint the symbols that appear in our dreams and active imaginings; to note our conscious associations to these symbols; meaningfully to personalize what we have accomplished in these first two steps; and finally through rituals to translate the insights gained into memorable conscious experiences. By providing clear instructions, with illustrations, he gives us a feeling for inner work, making it feasible without reliance on formal analysis. Johnson's well-written book should appeal both to general readers and to specialists in the field. Paul D. Huss, Psychology & Clinical Studies Dept., Andover Newton Theological Sch., Newton Centre, Mass.
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Robert A. Johnson, a noted lecturer and Jungian analyst, is also the author of He, She, We, Inner Work, Ecstasy, Transformation, and Owning Your Own Shadow.
I appreciate the empowering tools that invite me to become the primary authority of my own life. For example, one person might interpret a dog in their dream as a symbol of... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Eleanor Cowan
I have previously read only one book on dream interpretation and think this one is excellent. I've always steered away from dream interpretation because I thought they were too... Read morePublished on June 23 2004
though i wouldn't follow the author's exact attributions to symbols in dreams (use your personal ones - what do they mean to you? Read morePublished on June 12 2004 by Beepsie
Everyone, I'm told, has dreams during sleep whether they are remembered or not. Some people dream in color (I do), others in black and white only. Read morePublished on July 10 2001 by Karen Kegley
I've routinely recommended this one to my clients; it's not for those already familiar with the depths but is a clearly written and workable guide for people just starting out in... Read morePublished on June 4 2000 by Craig Chalquist, PhD, author of TERRAPSYCHOLOGY and DEEP CALIFORNIA
I was relatively new to dream interpretation and Active Imagination, when this book was recommended to me by some therapists. Read morePublished on Dec 20 1999 by "alabasterwoman"
I read it a year and a half ago... his writing is lucid, and his style is 'warm'-- Whatever science has to say about dream physiology is very interesting, though the cognitive... Read morePublished on June 16 1999
this book has been quite a revelation for me as it has stimulated my nightly dreaming and has given me a tool to go deep within to connect with Soul and Spirit. Read morePublished on Nov. 29 1998