Synopses & Reviews
In this extraordinary book, shamanic dream teacher Robert Moss teaches us how to become shamans of our own souls and healers of our own lives.
The essence of the shamans power to travel and to heal is the ability to dream strong. In our everyday modern lives, we stand at the edge of such power when we dream and remember to do something with our dreams. If you want to be a shaman, start at the breakfast table, by sharing dreams the right way with your family and friends.
The greatest contribution of the ancient shamans to our medicine and healing today is the understanding that in the course of any life we are liable to suffer soul loss the loss of parts of our vital energy and identity and that in order to be whole and well, we must find the means of soul recovery. Robert Moss teaches us that our dreams give us maps we can use to travel to where energy that was lost or stolen can be found and brought home. He shows us how to recover our animal spirits and ride the windhorse of spirit to places of healing and adventure in the larger reality. We discover how the ancestors come seeking us through dreams and how, through conscious engagement, we can heal ancestral wounds and open the way for cultural soul recovery.
On our roads of soul, we have a remarkable ally, if we will only accept it. Sufis call it the soul of the soul. It is the Greater or Higher Self. Moss encourages us to open our hearts to receive its guidance.
Dreamers are time travelers, and youll discover here how the depth of healing and guidance becomes available when you operate in that knowledge. Youll learn how to enter past lives and future lives, and the life experiences of parallel selves, and how to bring back lessons and gifts. Youll learn that you can connect with earlier versions of yourself in their own Now time, to provide the support and mentoring they desperately need.
Its not just about keeping soul in the body. Its about growing soul, becoming more than we ever were, embodying more of the Greater Self,” writes Moss. With fierce joy, he incites us to take the creators leap and bring something new into our world.
"Again and again, in dreams," writes Moss, "our higher or Greater Self comes stalking us." This spirit self comes because, "in the course of any life we are liable to suffer soul loss . . . [and because] in order to be whole and well, we must find the means of soul recovery." In his lifetime of scholarship and quarter century of practice, Moss has discovered common, nearly universal forms of soul loss, including missing vitality that can lead to illness or addiction and disconnected younger versions of the self that leave us with recurring thoughts of old homes, partners, or ancestors. But all of our "lost souls" can be recovered if we are willing to heed our dreams and walk the "royal road" to wholeness that our inner guides are waiting to show us.
About the Author
Robert Moss is the creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of modern dreamwork and ancient shamanic techniques for healing and journeying. Born in Australia, he survived three near-death experiences in childhood. He leads popular seminars and trainings all over the world. A former lecturer in ancient history at the Australian National University, he is a best-selling 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, Dreamgates, and Active Dreaming. He lives in upstate New York.