Inner Work : Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth Paperback
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 21/01/1991
- Category: Sleep & dreams
- ISBN: 9780062504319
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Review by ElizabethAndrew
Just excellent. Why did it take me so long to find this book? I've always admired Robert Johnson's memoir, BALANCING HEAVEN AND EARTH. This text should be required reading for anyone working with dreams or the imagination as part of their spiritual journey.<br/><br/>"In fact, no one "makes up" anything in the imagination. The material that appears in the imagination has to originate in the unconscious. .... Imagination is a TRANSFORMER that converts the invisible material into images the conscious mind can perceive."<br/><br/>"Our isolation from the unconscious is synonymous with our isolation from our souls, from the life of the spirit. It results in the loss of our religious life, for it is in the unconscious that we find our individual conception of God and experience our deities. The religious function—this inborn demand for meaning and inner experience—is cut off with the rest of the inner life. … If we don’t go to the spirit, the spirit comes to us as neurosis."