Biography[ edit ] Early life and education[ edit ] Moss survived several life-threatening bouts of illness in childhood and traces his fascination with dreaming from this time. Journalism and international affairs[ edit ] In , Moss started PhD research at University College, London , but soon accepted an invitation to join the editorial staff of The Economist. From , he was an editorial writer and special correspondent for The Economist, reporting from some 35 countries. In a paper presented to the International Institute of Strategic Studies in , Moss was one of the first to identify the emergence of international terrorism.
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This book was one of them. After a few weeks of it on my shelf, I started it. I think its subtly changed my life or, at least, my relationship to my dreams. Moss offers a very sane view of dreams, backed up with years of personal experience, study, and work facilitating dream groups. Rather, it reads more like a collection of chapters on common sense about dreaming than a presentation of a theory. He goes through their aspects and offers his experience on them, which is very interesting and informative.
He offers techniques to engage with and explore dreams. He offers methods to engage with the world, memories of dreams, and psychological phenomena during waking life. In fact, I finished reading this book with a strong appreciation for the dream-like nature of waking life. It was recommended by the author to start with this one before moving on to his others. I lack words to express the richness of the book.
The author shares freely with us his many exceptional dream experiences, including with guides and shamans. We learn about conscious dreaming, which phrase the author prefers to the more common phrase "lucid dreaming". He feels that lucid dream enthusiasts have the aim of manipulating dreams to "serve the agendas of the waking ego". He is dissatisfied with people programming themselves to wake up inside the dream state. He thinks we should spontaneously become lucid by noticing ourselves doing things we are not generally capable of doing in our physical body.
But here I must stress that not everyone is as gifted as Robert Moss at spontaneously achieving lucidity, not to mention attracting all the other amazing experiences he easily manifests.
He points out that dreams are "wiser than our everyday minds and come from an infinitely deeper source". He feels that "to try to control this source is the ultimate delusion". He quotes a Seneca Indian healer: "The dream world is the real world.
We should date our reports. If we have a question we need answered, or a problem we need solved, we can take it to our dream source.
We should formulate our question or request clearly, lay off alcohol, drugs and caffeine and refrain from overeating before going to bed, and agree to accept and work with the dreams given to us. There is a chapter providing us with nine keys to our dreams.
These are: 1 Pay attention to how you feel when waking from a dream. Your feelings and bodily sensations may be your best guide to the importance of a dream and its positive or negative implications. Ask "Could this dream mean exactly what it says? We can learn to re-enter our dreams in a relaxed state and thus clarify messages about future events, resume contact with inner teachers, and resolve unfinished business.
Ask them what they want to tell us. Everything in dreams is alive. Moss remarks - "Shamans know the same is true of waking life". You my catch yourself changing your sex, age or race. You could even find yourself "body-hopping". Record them, explore them and share them.
We can write a dream motto, confirm our dream messages, find out how to help to bring a positive dream to pass or how to avoid negative future event. Sharing dreams with a partner or with a group can be rewarding and provide a variety of insights that may illuminate many levels of the dream. With regard to the etiquette of dream-sharing, remember: 1 You are the final authority on the meaning of your dream.
A chapter about conscious dreaming also contains accounts of OBEs out-of-body experiences. He has an "extended conversation" telepathically with what he terms "a life force", and enters a different galaxy.
He develops personal maps of paths and landscapes inside the dreamworlds, places to which he can return. Moss informs us that we can return again and again to dream locations that do not have a counterpart in ordinary reality.
We can explore the possible conditions of life after physical death, and return to special places for specific guidance or healing. Conscious dreaming facilitates shared dreaming - our ability to join a partner in our dreams.
We can set up a "dream date" with a rendezvous familiar to both of us either in ordinary or non-ordinary reality.
There is an exciting chapter though all the chapters are exciting about shamanic dreaming. We learn about techniques for shifting consciousness, including shamanic drumming. We are taught how to enter the Lower World to make contact with an animal guardian and how to rise to the Upper World in search of a spiritual teacher.
The book includes chapters about 1 using "dream radar", including meeting your future self 2 dreams of the departed, including dialogues with the dead 3 dream guides and guardian angels Gabriel is the Archangel of dreams 4 dreams of healing including working with our dream doctor we receive both warnings, diagnoses and presciptions in our dreams.
This excellent book is packed with accounts of exciting, amazing, illuminating dreams and dream experiences of both the author and those attending his dream courses. It contains numerous exercises, and much.
I highly recommend that you purchaze this wonderful book.
This book was one of them. After a few weeks of it on my shelf, I started it. I think its subtly changed my life or, at least, my relationship to my dreams. Moss offers a very sane view of dreams, backed up with years of personal experience, study, and work facilitating dream groups. Rather, it reads more like a collection of chapters on common sense about dreaming than a presentation of a theory. He goes through their aspects and offers his experience on them, which is very interesting and informative. He offers techniques to engage with and explore dreams.
Conscious Dreaming by Robert Moss
Conscious Dreaming: A Spiritual Path for Everyday Life