"Nigel Hamilton’s Awakening Through Dreams offers readers a guide through the sometimes turbulent landscape of personal transformation. I wish his guidebook had been available when I was slogging my way though the fears and elations of my initial awakening. Step by step, Hamilton points out milestones on the seeker’s path. Although various traditions (the mystics, Buddhists, Vedanta, and Sufis) label these markers differently, Hamilton reveals their characteristic essence in dreams at each stage of transformation. By tracing the journeys of two long-term dreamers, David and Ava, Hamilton provides an overview of the personal transformation process. With this model, readers may assess where they are on their own quests. Hamilton’s perspective on light, colour, and direction in transformative dreams is, in particular, a valuable contribution to dream literature."
"In Awakening Through Dreams, Nigel Hamilton presents a unique and provocative approach to the dreamworking process. He sees dreams as a tool for self-transformation and 'inner alchemy' – one that becomes a spiritual discipline. Dr Hamilton’s perspective has many dimensions and is a thoroughly original concept that can be of use to counsellors, psychotherapists, and those readers who are ready to embark on a life-changing personal journey."