As the success of the recent film 'Inception' shows, dreams are a source of perennial fascination. Robert Moss has advanced our understanding of the phenomenon with his visionary and down-to-earth synthesis of contemporary dreamwork and venerable shamanic methods. His 'active dreaming' involves re-entering dreams, exploring their possibilities and directing the subconscious to illuminate and solve problems. He blazes a new trail, guiding readers to use the powers that govern their night dreams to pursue their ideal waking 'dream lives' - the lives they were born to live. Based on Moss's decades of teaching, the techniques he shares in these pages are proven, powerful and even playful. Readers learn to understand and utilize synchronicity, shared dreaming, children's dreams and healing dreams. The examples Moss shares encourage readers to face fears and tap into dormant power. The result is the freedom to choose - and then revel in - the life of their dreams.
"Practical Magic for Living the "Life of Your Dreams""
Active Dreaming is a way of being fully of this world while maintaining constant contact with another world, the world-behind-the-world, where the deeper logic and purpose of our lives are to be found. "Active Dreaming" offers three core areas of practice: talking and walking our dreams to bring energy and guidance from the dreamworld into everyday life; shamanic lucid dreaming; and conscious living.
Active dreamers are choosers. They learn to recognize that whatever situation they are in, they always have choice. They choose not to buy into self-limiting beliefs or the limited models of reality suggested by others. Active dreamers learn to grow a dream of possibility, a dream strong enough to take them beyond fear and despair to a place of freedom and delight.
About the Author
Robert Moss is the creator of Active Dreaming, an original method of dreamwork and healing through the imagination. Born in Australia, he survived three near-death experiences in childhood. He leads popular seminars all over the world, including a three-year training for teachers of Active Dreaming and a lively online dream school. A former lecturer in ancient history at the Australian National University, he is a bestselling novelist, journalist, and independent scholar. His nine books on dreaming, shamanism and imagination include Conscious Dreaming, Dreamways of the Iroquois, The Three ?Only? Things, The Secret History of Dreaming, and Dreamgates: Exploring the Worlds of Soul, Imagination, and Life Beyond Death.
Moss's Active Dreaming is an original synthesis of contemporary dreamwork and shamanic methods of journeying and healing. A central premise of Moss's approach is that dreaming isn't just what happens during sleep; dreaming is waking up to sources of guidance, healing and creativity beyond the reach of the everyday mind. He introduced his method to an international audience as an invited presenter at the conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams at the University of Leiden in 1994.
Over the past fifteen years, he has led seminars and taught in-depth workshops around the world and leads a three-year training course for teachers of Active Dreaming. He writes the 'Dream Life' column for Spirituality magazine, and hosts the Way of the Dreamer radio show .
He has appeared on many TV and radio shows, ranging from Charlie Rose and the Today show to Coast to Coast, and including The Diane Rehm Show on NPR, Michael Krasny's Forum on KQED San Francisco, The Faith Middleton Show on Connecticut Public Radio, and CBC's Tapestry program. His articles on dreaming have been published in media ranging from Parade to Shaman's Drum and Beliefnet.
His books have been published in more than twenty foreign languages
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Reviews of Active Dreaming: Journeying Beyond Self-Limitation to a Life of Wild Freedom:
'Robert Moss's extraordinary dreamwork, in my opinion, comes from the fact that he is not confined, as are we psychologists, to scientific rationale, methods, and explanations. Instead, his background in journalism has opened his mind as a storyteller. In Active Dreaming, Moss helps us explore the immense possibilities in consciousness that our dreams reveal, leaving us in a new world of meaning and adventure.'
Henry Reed, PhD, author of Dream Medicine, known as the father of the modern dreamwork movement
'Writing about dreams, Moss is eloquent and authoritative, a wise teacher.'
'This book sits at the intersection of poetry and practicality. Robert Moss speaks to a world we each inhabit and only dimly understand. Read this book.'
Peter Block, coauthor of The Abundant Community
'Active Dreaming is a jewel of a book! It not only helps us to personally transform our lives but also provides a path to transform the world we live in.' Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval and How to Thrive in Changing Times
'If you are searching for a way to reconnect with your authentic self, read Active Dreaming by Robert Moss. This book's timeless techniques and thoughtful guidance will bring you back to the springs of personal wholeness. I highly recommend it.'
Robert Waggoner, author of Lucid Dreaming
'In Active Dreaming, Robert Moss shows how we can be active participants in our dream world. Active Dreaming is one of the most practical guidebooks on dreams currently available. Highly recommended.'
Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Words
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