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Dreamgates: Exploring the Worlds of Soul, Imagination, and Life Beyond Death Paperback – 1 Apr 2010
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This classic book is for all who want to navigate the inner space of their dreams with confidence. Now everyone can journey through the dreamgates to explore the deep wisdom of their dreaming.
Caitlin Matthews, author of King Arthur s Raid on the Underworld and Singing the Soul Back Home
In this marvelous and elegantly written book, Robert Moss teaches us all to be citizens of a larger and inexhaustibly mysterious universe. In his work we discern the phosphorescent trail of the shaman, yet all can learn from it. He leaves no scholarly or experiential stones unturned in his quest for knowledge of the soul from within. Read Dreamgates and you may find yourself on an amazing joyride into the collective unconscious and may discover, like Black Elk, that there is no end to new worlds for our vision.
Stephen Larsen, PhD, author of The Mythic Imagination and coauthor of A Fire in the Mind: The Authorized Biography of Joseph Campbell
Travel in dreambodies, [Moss] contends, is quite real and is an important part of everyone s total life experience, whether or not it is remembered in conscious states.Teaching his method of active dreaming, he provides many provocative individual and group exercises, including breathing, drumming and a variety of visualization techniques.
"This classic book is for all who want to navigate the inner space of their dreams with confidence. Now everyone can journey through the dreamgates to explore the deep wisdom of their dreaming."
-- Caitlin Matthews, author of King Arthur's Raid on the Underworld and Singing the Soul Back Home
"In this marvelous and elegantly written book, Robert Moss teaches us all to be citizens of a larger and inexhaustibly mysterious universe. In his work we discern the phosphorescent trail of the shaman, yet all can learn from it. He leaves no scholarly or experiential stones unturned in his quest for knowledge of the soul from within. Read Dreamgates and you may find yourself on an amazing joyride into the collective unconscious -- and may discover, like Black Elk, that 'there is no end to new worlds for our vision.'"
-- Stephen Larsen, PhD, author of The Mythic Imagination and coauthor of A Fire in the Mind: The Authorized Biography of Joseph Campbell
"Travel in 'dreambodies, ' [Moss] contends, is quite real and is an important part of everyone's total life experience, whether or not it is remembered in conscious states....Teaching his method of 'active dreaming, ' he provides many provocative individual and group exercises, including breathing, drumming and a variety of visualization techniques."
-- Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Robert Moss created a new approach to dreamwork, healing, and active imagination, which he calls Active Dreaming. He leads popular workshops, a three-year training for teachers of Active Dreaming, and online courses at Spirituality-Health.com. He hosts the Way of the Dreamer radio show and writes a column for Spirituality & Health. His books include Conscious Dreaming and The Secret History of Dreaming. Moss lives in upstate New York.
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The book also includes exercises that the student can practice on a regular basis to achieve an active dreaming state. Note this is not the same as going to sleep and having lucid dreams, but a way in which one can consciously enter the dream worlds whilst awake (in the true way of the Shaman) and bring gifts and knowledge back to the waking state. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone serious about wanting to know more about their dreams.
Dreamgates goes beyond simple dream symbolism and using dreams to better our waking world. In this book, the author teaches us how to actively dream. Following some very simple steps, we can not only learn to analyze our dreams while we are experiencing them but we can purposefully dream to learn and connect with others. We literally can stop the scene in progress to focus on a particular symbol or ask a guide for clarification on a particular aspect. We can even purposefully choose our dreaming intention to learn a new skill, work through issues, gain a better understanding of a concept, do research, and even see the future.
By reading Dreamgates, we come to realize that many cultures see dreaming not as a passive form of nightly entertainment but as another important form of consciousness. That dreaming is seen as a means to commune, learn, and go beyond the boundaries of our physical bodies. Moreover, learning from and using active dreaming is not limited to the shaman or the enlightened. It's really very easy to start and it's up to us where we want to take the process.
This author has amazing abilities as regards conscious dreaming, as he calls lucid dreaming, active dreaming (which I can't at present find that he provides a definition for), soul journeying and so forth. I haven't really understood the distinctions between the various forms of “dreaming”, but the book presents an astounding array of accounts of otherworld journeys (travelling between the worlds), communication with spiritual guides, shamanic soul-flights, and visits to what he terms “ex-physicals” and their guides in their own environments.
I have by no means managed to integrate the wealth of knowledge presented in this comprehensive book about all types of soul journeying, work with the dead, etc. etc. Most of what Moss describes are some sort of out-of-the body experiences, and he often refers to the OBE expert, Robert Monroe, one of those I most admire.
He contends (and I'm not disagreeing with him) that dreams are real experiences, flights of the soul, and may be memories of the future. He provides several instances of dreams he himself had that he later came to experience in “real” life, though perhaps the dream world is just as real (or more real) than waking life. The path of the soul after death is the path of the soul in dreams.
We are provided with many exciting exercises, e.g. “Stepping into a picture”, “Climbing the spiral stair” – which will shoot you out among the stars where you may set your course for particular planets or star systems, and one called “the second self technique”, where you are guided how to leave your body,
The author holds active dreaming courses throughout the world, where he and his students participate in “shared dreaming”, journey together to other planes, universes, whatever, and retrieve lost parts of people's souls.
He calls himself a “paleolithic psychologist”. Basic insights of paleopsychology are:
1) Spirits are real.
2) We live in a multidimensional universe peopled with beings – spirits of nature, gods, daemons, angels and ancestors.
3) We are more than our bodies and brains.
4) The soul survives the death of the body.
5) “Soul journeying is the key to the spiritual worlds and the knowledge of ultimate reality.” “The heart of spiritual practice is to shift consciousness at will and travel beyond time and space.”
6) Souls are corporeal, though composed of much finer substance than the physical body.
7) People have more than one soul.
8) Souls or pieces of souls can be lost or stolen.
9) Some people have more souls than others and can make excursions to different places at the same time.
10) At death “different vehicles of soul go to different lots”. It is possible to explore the conditions of the afterlife to prepare for one's death and assist souls of the dying or departed.
11) We are born with counterparts in nature, e.g. a totem animal and a relationship with natural forces such as wind, water or lightning.
12) We are born with counterparts in other places and times, and in other dimensions of reality.
What can I say? I am unable to express the scope and depth of the material that Moss offers. It is an exciting book, one of its kind and an essential purchase for anyone interested in dreams, OBEs, or soul journeying.
Moss is divinely articulate, exceedingly erudite, and exceptionally gifted in all matters covered by this book. He generously recounts innumerable, unique journeying experiences both of his own and his gifted students, and provides us with many exercises of various kinds.
This is a book you will need to read again and again, and you will need to practise the exercises again and again, unless, of course, you have a natural talent for such things, as does the author.
I highly, highly recommend that you purchase, and devour, this book. Enjoy!