Dream Gates

Dream Gates


The dossier on Shared Dreaming

posted by Robert Moss
mosswood breakfast 3.JPGIn Manhattan this morning, in the breakfast room of my hotel prior to opening the second of my workshops at the NY Open Cenetr, I watched a long interview with a psychologist I know and like on the Today Show, inspired by the movie “Inception”. The interviewer wanted to know whether “shared dreaming” – a central premise of the film - is possible. All the psychologist could say is “the jury is still out on that” while briefly referring to accounts of married couples having overlapping (non-intentional) dreams.
 
For a fuller answer, take another look at the series of articels on Shared Dreaming, before and after “Inception”, that I have posted on this blog. These articles are filled with both practical techniques,  fresh and inspiring stories, guidance on how to dream with others for fun and helpful purposes (as opposed to Hollywood’s Dark Side version), and some necessary cautions abound maintaining good boundaries and preventing psychic intrusoion.
 
For convenience, and because it’s easy to lose track of what’s gone on at a blog after a week or two, here are the links.
 
Shared Dreaming in the sense of lucid or conscious dreaming between two or more partners is defined and discussed as a mode of social dreaming here: 
http://blog.beliefnet.com/dreamgates/2010/07/shared-dreaming-before-and-after-inception.html
 
This article explains how to set up shared dreaming with a consenting partner for adventure, romance, healing or guidance:
http://blog.beliefnet.com/dreamgates/2010/07/shared-dreaming-as-home-entertainment.html
 
This article describes an experience of conscious shared dreaming by a corporate executive and his wife in one of my Active Dreaming workshops that literally saved the man’s job (Note to Hollywood: shared dreaming and other techniques of Active Dreaming can be used to support good causes)
 
http://blog.beliefnet.com/dreamgates/2010/07/how-shared-dreaming-saved-georges-job.html
 
And here is my review of ”Inception”
 
http://blog.beliefnet.com/dreamgates/2010/07/inception-better-in-conception-than-delivery.html

 

The photo shows some of my active dreamers sharing dreams at the berakfast table and selectinng which ones will be used as portals for conscious adventured in shared dreaming during the recent training I led at Mosswood Hollow in the foothills of the Cascades.



  • Bonnie

    Has anyone ever shared a dream with a pet? Is it possible? I think it would be really interesting… I realize that shamans and other gifted dreamers go into the bodies of animals during dreams – but I’m talking about our household friends …

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/dreamgates/ Robert Moss

    Bonnie – If you have a pet, you can try this for yourself. I’ve done it many times, and am familiar with the experiences of many others who have done it. A friend once asked me to enter the dreams of the greyhound she adopted after an injury ended his time at the track.. That was pretty boring, He seemed to be spending much of his sleep time running round and round the track, inside blinders, in pursuit of a mechanical rabbit. My favorite black cat’s dreams, on the other hand, were wild. In my book DREAMWAYS OF THE IROQUOIS you can read about my dream relationship with a beloved dog after his death.

  • Sherry Puricelli

    Robert,
    For anyone who believes the “jury is still out” regarding dreamsharing, they should attend your Active Dreaming workshops. It’s different- positive, focused,and easier than portrayed in the movie!

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/dreamgates/ Robert Moss

    Sherry – You are absolutely right.

  • Bonnie

    Robert, I thought I had read all of your dream books – somehow missed DREAMWAYS OF THE IROQUOIS – am ordering it NOW (sure hope it’s available on my kindle)!
    Thanks – and here’s hoping I can somehow share some dreams with my 2 critters!

  • http://www.thelivingconnection.com Eileen

    Robert,
    Do you still have your on line course with people sharing their dreams?
    I think it would be wonderful to have people set an intention to our Dream Source to show us how to create from and as Our True Self. How can we more fully embody the new reality in the fullness of who we truly are. Having a community do this throughout the world could be very powerful.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/dreamgates/ Robert Moss

    Eileen – YES! My online courses are growing a global community of dreamers who are working in depth along line similar to what you wish for. They are hosted by Spirituality & Health magazine. You can sign on for the current one here: http://www.spiritualityhealth.com/spirit/e-course/dreamwork-continued-august-october-2010

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