Darkness Is Golden

A Guide to Personal Transformation and Dealing with Life's Messiness

Mary Hoang

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Published: 05/01/2021
ISBN: 9781925700718
Genre: Personal development
Pages: 344
RRP: $32.99

Darkness Is Golden

A Guide to Personal Transformation and Dealing with Life's Messiness

Mary Hoang

Darkness Is Golden is not so much a book as a journey – or perhaps even a dance – with the wise and compassionate Mary Hoang as guide and teacher … to help us embrace the whole truth about who we really are.” – Hugh Mackay, author of The Inner Self

“An accessible and down-to-earth introduction to getting on top of your mental shit.” – Chloe Higgins, author of The Girls

“A gift for anyone wanting to live a bigger, bolder, more courageous life.” Dr Nicole LePera

Life is messy: no matter how we try to control our lives, unpredictable and difficult things happen to us all.

Disappointment, heartbreak and anxiety are painful. But in this powerful new vision, Mary Hoang reveals the hidden gold that lies in your darkness, showing you how exploring your shadows can give you a new sense of direction for the future.

Does anxiety rule you? Do you sometimes feel like you’re not doing this whole life thing right? Do you find it hard to understand what self-love and self-worth really mean?

If you’re reading this, you’re ready for change: to create space in your life for what really matters to you.

Darkness Is Golden is your invitation to value and accept yourself – to trust your inner voice, break unhelpful habits and live a life on your own terms.

Dealing with the mind is complex. Mary Hoang digs up the golden nuggets she has discovered over a decade in the therapy room, and combines them with unique audio experiences framed by her research in music psychology. You will learn how to build healthier relationships, make space for possibilities and find your wisdom.
This book is an opportunity to open your heart, let go of past pain and find your way home – back to yourself.

It’s time to dance with your darkness.


Mary Hoang

Mary Hoang

Mary Hoang

Mary Hoang is an entrepreneur, artist and the head psychologist and founder of The Indigo Project, Australia’s largest and most progressive psychology practice. Since 2009, she has been pioneering a creative approach to psychology. Mary has emerged as a leader in the humanisation and transformation of the mental health industry.

After her father’s death in 2017, Mary turned to art and writing to explore the darker aspects of life – anxieties, fears, insecurities, loss, emotional pain and ‘baggage’ – and how these hold the keys to insight, meaning and purpose. The moving artworks she produced, utilising sound, psychology and installation, informed groundbreaking research by the University of Melbourne.

Mary explores aspects of these immersive audio experiences in her book, Darkness Is Golden, published by Pantera Press in 2021.


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“This book has the potential to help so many people who are currently finding life tough. Highly recommended.”

“A transformational read and an immersive experience.”

“A brilliant, no-BS manual for facing your fears, breaking bad habits and getting your sh*t together.”

“A beautiful, wise and illuminating guide to navigating the messiness of life. This is must read for every soul having a human experience.”

“This book could save lives.”

“A reminder that in times where we feel the most hopeless, we still have agency to turn things around. I love it!!”

“Mary Hoang has changed the game in the mental health space. A must for anyone who wants to understand the maze of their inner world.”