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March 2011 Archives

New and ancient friends

posted by Robert Moss

I’m savoring a couplet from the French Symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé, who has appeared in several of my dreams. He’s famed for his obscurity, but these two lines, from a poem about friendship, bring a bittersweet sense of something entirely familiar: […]

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Memories of the future, from the dream self

posted by Robert Moss

Our dream selves are forever traveling ahead of us, scouting the roads that lie before us. They can show us challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, of which our waking minds know little or nothing, if we are willing to […]

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The Timekeeper at the Way Out of a Dream

posted by Robert Moss

A friend of mine who is a generally prolific dreamer was puzzled as to why she felt she was losing the memory of some important dream experiences. “Sometimes I go deeper than deep,” she told me. “I go down through […]

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In the room of golden serpents

posted by Robert Moss

She shows me the story of her life, in a room richly decorated with golden serpents. I am fascinated by the fine definition of their scales. Some project from the walls like water spouts, others are coiled, some interwined, each […]

Place of the Lion

posted by Robert Moss

You are at a zoo on a Sunday afternoon. People are wandering about, snacking and chatting as they inspect the animals and birds. As you approach the big cat enclosures, you are uneasy because you know that big cats don’t […]

The Deer, the Christ and the magnetism of symbols

posted by Robert Moss

The heartfelt responses to my post on the healing gifts of the Deer lead me to talk today about how the power of this  living symbol brought outer and inner events together in a magical way. Several years ago, I […]

Living Bones: The Deer and the Gift of Regeneration

posted by Robert Moss

I heard from a friend just now that she dreamed of the Deer overnight and woke feeling blessed relief from the cruel back pain that had been oppressing her. I have come to know the Deer as a remarkable ally […]

Low maintenance plan for psychic health

posted by Robert Moss

On an everyday basis, psychic good health depends, first and last, on exercising common sense, staying grounded, maintaining a functioning “BS detector” – and keeping a sense of humor. The fundamentals are really very simple: • Stay grounded. Spend time […]

The doors of Philip K. Dick

posted by Robert Moss

I like the doors in “The Adjustment Bureau”, the latest movie based on a story by the scifi great Philip K. Dick. They are by far the best way to get across mid-town. Turn the handle, and you might step […]

Personal mythology through Active Dreaming

posted by Robert Moss

I sense the iron inside my body, and I know that it is the dust of an exploding star. The iron in my body connects me with the supernova that created my galaxy, and as I move and stretch I […]

In the forest of living symbols

posted by Robert Moss

We want to be more literalist about dreams and more symbolist about waking life. Dreams often show us events that are manifesting, or will manifest in the future, in the external world. Big dreams may be experiences of another reality […]

Dinner and dreams: building an active dreaming family

posted by Robert Moss

Here’s a plan for growing a dream family. Get a few friends together and practice the Lightning Dreamwork technique, the fun and fast method for everyday dream-sharing you’ll find explained in detail in my new book Active Dreaming and in […]

Notice what rhymes in a day

posted by Robert Moss

To live as wide-awake dreamers, concious of the deeper logic of events, we want to notice what rhymes in a day. Here are some examples from my travels to Chicago on Thursday. When I arrived at my home airport, I […]

Dreaming for the benefit of others

posted by Robert Moss

We can dream for others. Sometimes this means catching an advisory that can be helpful for another person if we can find the right way to pass it along, something that may require tact and subtlety. We don’t want to […]

In praise of circumambulation

posted by Robert Moss

I am in favor of circumambulation. This is quite different from going around in circles in the sense of mindless or frustrating repetition. It’s a matter of looking at a central issue or symbol from many different angles. It’s circling […]

Night of the blue bird

posted by Robert Moss

Sometimes all we need from our dreams is one simple image, bringing clarity and direction. In the midst of my recent Soul Recovery training in France, I set the intention of dreaming on behalf of the group.  In the middle […]

Dream Show LIVE on Tuesday, March 8

posted by Robert Moss

Way of the Dreamer Radio Show My next radio show is LIVE on Tuesday, March 8.  Listen and call in at 9am-10am Pacific Time (Noon-1pm Eastern Time). Please call in with dreams and questions to share.  We’ll play the Lightning Dreamwork […]

Soul healing through the portal of an “old” dream

posted by Robert Moss

“I don’t know what I’m doing here,” Eva declared early in my recent Soul Recovery workshop in France. “I’m not a dreamer. I haven’t remembered any dreams since I was seven years old.” I suggested, gently, that this situation was […]

The Journey to Absolute Knowledge

posted by Robert Moss

Travelers are preparing for the journey into the desert, beyond the maps, beyond the cities and the last outposts of consciousness. There are many roads that lead away from absolute knowledge, only a few that will bring the traveler to […]

Dreaming in foreign languages

posted by Robert Moss

Dreams prompt us to expand our vocabulary, setting us learning tasks ranging from the language of quantum physics to the identification of different types of hermit crab. Even if we decide not to take more than a few steps in […]

Childhood passions and adult creations

posted by Robert Moss

The young Charles Darwin developed a passion for collecting and classifying beetles, that deepened when he was able to tramp around the wet Welsh shore during a soggy vacation, aged ten. He was a boarder at a school (Shrewsbury) where […]

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