Active Dreaming: Journeying Beyond Self-Limitation to a Life of Wild Freedom [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Active Dreaming: Journeying Beyond Self-Limitation to a Life of Wild Freedom

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Overview

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.” 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.
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Editorial Reviews

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“Writing about dreams, Moss is eloquent and authoritative, a wise teacher.”
Publishers Weekly

“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, MA, author of Soul Retrieval and How to Thrive in Changing Times

“A life cut off from dreams is a life half-lived. Robert Moss is one of our wisest guides to dreams and dreaming. Highly recommended.”
Larry Dossey, MD, author of The Power of Premonitions and Reinventing Medicine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577319658
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 3/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 450,516
  • File size: 724 KB

Meet 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. His books have been published in more than twenty foreign languages. His website is mossdreams.com and his lively blog is at mossdreams.blogspot.com.
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Table of Contents

Prologue: Making Every Day a Holiday xi

Introduction: Three Modes of Active Dreaming 1

Part 1 Wake Up and Dream

1 Punch a Hole in the World 9

2 How to Break a Dream Drought 19

3 Talking and Walking Our Dreams 27

4 Keeping Your Books of Night and Day 39

5 Shamanic Lucid Dreaming 49

6 Social and Shared Dreaming 61

Part 2 Active Dreaming for Conscious Living

7 Rescuing Our Lost Children 75

8 Reclaiming the Power of Naming 83

9 Mapping the Natural Path of Your Energy 97

10 Low-Maintenance Plan for Psychic Good Health 115

11 Finding and Living Your Essential Story 121

12 Dreamgrowing in Auschwitz 135

13 Tracking the Synchron-O-city Beast 153

14 Symbol Magnets 163

15 Life as a Conscious Dream 171

Part 3 Toward a Commonwealth of Dreamers

16 Cry of the Trees 189

17 Dream Groups as Models for a New Community 193

18 Community Dreaming 199

19 Midwives of a Dreaming Society 207

20 Unto the Seventh Generation 211

Appendix: Dreamland-Documents from a Possible Future 215

Acknowledgments 229

Notes 231

Selected Bibliography 235

Resources 241

Index 243

About the Author 253

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    Posted November 18, 2013

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    The snake tightened his grip. You will never wake up. You dont want to wake up. Right? <p> leaf nodded. I want to awa—she got choked—. She gasped slightly. I dont want to wake up.

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  • Posted August 29, 2012

    highly recommended

    Robert Moss has been studying and exploring dreaming — another form of consciousness — for decades. He asserts that we don’t need to sleep to dream. Dreaming also encompasses the entire imaginal realm, including meditation. His method of “active dreaming” involves reentering dreams to explore possibilities and to direct the subconscious to clarify and solve problems. Dreaming is not a passive activity. Active dreamers learn that they always have choices, and can choose to not buy into self-limiting beliefs or those imposed by others. Dreaming means waking up to sources of guidance, healing and creativity — journeying beyond self-limitation to a life of freedom. Of course the underlying premise is that we need to pay attention to our dreams, whether they occur while asleep or awake.
    — Alice R. Berntson, New Connexion Journal

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