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As I embark on a new round of media interviews, lectures and bookstore events associated with the launch of my new book, Active Dreaming, I am being asked again and again: Why don’t I remember my dreams? In our society, […]

The greatest crisis in our lives is a crisis of imagination. We get stuck and set ourselves up for failure because we buy into a limited or self-defeating version of reality, and refuse to see our situation differently. The answer […]

I am savoring these lines from a poem titled “Consciousness” by the Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz: I think that I am here, on this earth, To present a report on it, but to whom I don’t know. As if I […]

A woman dissatisfied with her work situation asked for a dream of guidance and saw herself visiting prisons. She wants to know how this dream responds to her intention. There is no doubt plenty of work to be done in […]

As I get older, I divide people into those who have a sense of humor and those who do not. I once stated this in a public lecture, and a fellow who could have played Uriah Heep put up his […]

Our dream selves return from travels into the future with information on what lies ahead for others as well as ourselves. Where these dreams contain challenging material, it is vitally important to consider very carefully how and when to pass […]

As I survey the history of our kind on this planet, it seems clear to me that there are four reaons why most human cultures, before modern times, prized dreams and the dreamers. They knew the following things: 1. Dreams […]

I am going to start posting some of my responses to questions on dreams and dreaming that I am constantly being asked to field.  This first set of questions (from a high school student writing a paper on dreams) cover […]

When shamans go dreaming, characteristically they operate under the protection and guidance of Animal Guardians. Forging a close relationship with one or more “power animals” is central to developing the arts of shamanic dream travel and tracking. It is invaluable […]

I was asked the question, “What does it mean when my hubby and I share the same dreams?” The question became more interesting when the dreamer added, “We dream we can jump and each time we stay up in the […]

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