• Inner Gold: Understanding Psychological Projection

  • By: Robert A Johnson
  • Narrated by: James Conlan
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (114 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Robert A. Johnson, best-selling author of He, She, We and other psychology classics, shares a lifetime of insights and experiences in this easy-to-listen-to explanation of psychological projection - seeing traits in others that are, in fact, our own. He masterfully reveals how each of us gives up our inner gold to those whom we idealize or are attracted to. Each one of us must learn the arduous task of “taking back” this gold as we move through life’s journey. 

Drawing on early Christianity, medieval alchemy, depth psychology, and the myths of the Flying Dutchman and the Once and Future King, he also explores the subjects of loneliness, fundamentalist religion, and the spiritual dimensions of psychology. 

One of the most influential and visionary analysts of his generation, Johnson follows the tradition of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell among those whose ideas have shaped our deepest metaphors of self and psyche. His books are known worldwide for presenting Jung’s complex theories with the simplicity and grace.

"With twinkling eyes and the smile of a wise old man, Robert Johnson brings us the wisdom of a life fully lived. The healing power of Robert's writing is palpable." (Marion Woodman)

"Robert Johnson’s work always has that naked intensity that tells you you’re in the psychic house of an honest man." (Robert Bly)

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A binary read

It started out in psychology, then transitioned into a sermon. A bit misleading in my opinion.

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prized stream of consciousness reflections

Hello.
I loved this book so much I listened to it in one sitting, The stream of consciousness style. however, may not suit everybody.

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Not as good as other books of this author

It seems like 2 halves of different books were glued to become one publication. Because of that it lacks clarity on what is the actual topic that is meant to be covered

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A Powerful Teaching

I wish I had learned this when I was 18, before I spent the next 20 years chasing gurus, many of which we’re not worthy of carrying my gold. Robert however is worthy of hold my gold, but this wisdom has helped me mature to the point that I don’t need him to.

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Johnson is brilliant!

🙋‍♂️Ever wonder how to re-project the religious stories into actual livable psychological fact? 💁🏼‍♂️
Few things are more important than understanding projection.

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a very quick deep insight

a very quick very detailed insight to psychological projection. learned a lot of helpful terminology skills and workable drills. highly recommend this book anyone to look into for psychological projection for themselves and loved ones.

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Great book for mentors or therapists

Really good book... especially if you are a mentor or aspire to be. To me the attitude towards projection feels right and I think it is an excellent metaphor... it resonates! I read this book a few times with some fellow therapists and I have also used it as sort of a devotional to remind me of the importance of handling matters of the Soul like gold.

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  • 05-07-21

a lot of wisdom in a short piece

'literalism is the death of insight' and some other great pearls of wisdom. A refreshing change showing the genuine complexities in life which don't require simple 'answers'

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  • J. J. Walters
  • 12-06-22

Okay

Recommended by a friend… there WERE sone valuable insights, however they were not so original as to warrant this instead of other works. The performance felt out of joint with the text

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  • JulieGeorgiana
  • 04-11-21

I don't recommend this book...

Nice history lessons with interesting ideas on projection at the end, but the non-stop metaphor about inner gold created a lot of confusion for me, it was so vague due to the way the author wrote about it, I found it difficult to understand. I just wished he would just explain it in plain English.