Dream Gates
December 2010 Archives

Oracles have their own life, and can call you even when you are not calling on them. Last night my dream self was test-flying some new games involving the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle. These involved identifying a “life […]

One of my favorite coincidence games is also one of the very simplest. It’s to catch a one-liner for the day from what the world gives you. This may be the vanity plate on the car in front of you, […]

In some of my big dreams, I’ve encountered a second self, who has knowledge and skills that are lacking in my waking self. He inhabits a different kind of time. He does not suffer from the illusion that the rules […]

“Let me admonish you, first of all, to go alone; to refuse the good models, even those which are sacred in the imagination of men, and dare to love God without mediator or veil.  “[Make] yourself a newborn bard of […]

Just back from California to the snowy Northeast, I find a dozen books I recently ordered waiting for me.  I open the largest, the handsome new Book of Symbols from the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism. It falls open […]

My next radio show is LIVE on Tuesday, December 14.  Listen and call in LIVE at 9am-10am Pacific Time (Noon-1pm Eastern Time). Please call in with dreams and questions to share.  We’ll play the Lightning Dreamwork game and explore the […]

Dear James: Whoever gives in a spirit of love and joy on this special night has Santa inside him, or her.When Mommy and Daddy were stuffing your stocking, Santa was there with them. Now, I know that when you’ve seen […]

When the ice broke up, monsters appeared in the inlets where the Reindeer People went to fish. The monsters reared from the waters with the heads of leering dragons, then disgorged terrible iron-clad men bent on killing and plunder. The […]

I don’t know how much you know about drums. The dreamer’s drum was not the kind of drum you see at a concert, or in a marching band, or in a toy shop. It was the kind of drum you […]

Long ago and far away, where the sun shines all night on Midsummer’s Eve and never shows its face at Midwinter, a boy they called Dreamer lived with his family among the Reindeer People. They were a simple folk who […]