Dream Gates

Dream Gates

Scanning a dreamer’s life


In my handwritten journals, I let the boy artist in me out to play. I have started scanning some of the images. Here are a few from my journal for the spring of 2003.


“Sea Gate to the Island of Women”  provided a portal for an excellent wide-awake lucid dream journey, aided by shamanic drumming.




“Moon Tiger” is a character I’ve met a few times. He is not a vegetarian.











“Aerial Rescue on Highway One” was a dream in which I had to put on hawk wings to save someone falling from a great height. Fortunately, I had had plenty of flight training. Red-tailed hawk lent me his wings in the lucid night journey, back in the late 198os, that took me to the Native arendiwanen (“woman of power”) I call Island Woman.



My sketches often appear on the left pages of my journals, like the “House of Light” here:



But sometimes they are so lively they burst through wherever they please, like this face that has recurred in my dreams and visions for as far back as I can remember:



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Savannah

    Pretty cool… how inspiring, Robert! There’s something very Fellini-esque about some of these… visuals capture the energy of dreams in a most compelling way!

    • Robert Moss

      Thanks, Savannah. I have the beautiful Rizzoli edition of The Book of Dreams with scans of many lavishly illlustrated pages from Fellini’s dream journals. While my own images aren’t quite as effusive, I’ve been drawing in my journals since boyhood, so there are many thousands of them.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Kathleen Schildmeyer

    Hi Robert!
    WOW……….. I love love love your dream journal drawings!
    They are raw and pure and true, what a delightful person
    this boy artist in you.

    • Robert Moss

      Thanks, Kathleen. Now the boy artist in me is beaming – and it’s sooo good to have him around and happy!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment kathleen schildmeyer

    …….your next book, dream journal with illustrations?

  • Wanda Burch

    Delightful – I have always loved the flowing nature of your drawings. They seem liquid and fluid, as though they might change just a bit when you close the pages of your journal. I enjoy watching you draw in your journals.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment valerie

    These are great..i love the movement in really captured the feeling of each dream…I look forward to seeing the seal one day ..I second the idea of a dream book with illustrations!!

    • Robert Moss

      Valerie – That was indeed a terrific synchronicity: you sharing a 2004 dream of a seal in our circle last night, right after I had fished out asketch of a seal from my 2004 journal with the aim of adding it to a further selection of journal drawings.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Kim Corbin

    The artistic skipper girl in me loves this! :-)

    • Robert Moss

      Hey Skipper – Thanks for the good cheer. The strong response to this post encourages me to keep scanning – and posting – image from me journals. There are many thousands.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment valerie

    I know that was really amazing much as I know how these things happen all the time , when they jump up like that out of the brings so much excitement and energy !!

    • Robert Moss

      Valerie – Yes, when the Synchon-O-city beast is padding around, there is magic and delight.

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