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My last two posts here have sparked a lively discussion on what dreams mean in the Christian story, and how Christians are sometimes confused about that. Back to basics. I want to review very briefly what the Gospel according to […]

We have direct access to sacred knowledge, in our dreams. Our dreams are a personal oracle that reveals the future and helps us prepare for it. We must not let anyone tell us what our dreams mean or stand between […]

“Father, Son and Holy Ghost,” said the burly man who approached me after one of my lectures. “That’s it. I was raised Irish Catholic, and there’s no need for dreams in my religion.” I did not argue, but remarked gently […]

She designed a stage set when she was eight, and living in her native Rio de Janeiro: a giant tree painted on a black background. As a film maker, she recently directed and produced an extraordinary nine-hour documentary, “Amazônia (Projecting […]

The Library Angel. That was Arthur Koestler’s name for the shelf elf that arranges that a certain book appears (or disappears) in unusual ways at just the right moment. To get the attention of the Library Angel, pick any book, open […]

“I have a question for you. Can I meet my guardian angel in my dreams?” The question was posed during a break in an evening dream workshop I was leading at an Episcopal church in New York. The questioner was […]

In the passage in Dante’s Purgatorio where he encounters his radiant guide in the form of a lovely woman called Beatrice, she reproaches him for not heeding the dreams in which she sought him, over many years. The message is […]

It seems that sleep disorders are keeping pace with technology and modern lifestyle. Text messaging, or “texting”, is a fairly constant activity for many younger people in our society, and it seems that some of them are now doing it […]

I wrote here yesterday about how diagnostic dreams may give us a richer and less daunting vocabulary than the standard jargon of doctors’ offices. Dreams give us the power of naming, and this brings further gifts. Dreams help us to […]

The New York Times reports today that there is a rising body of opinion that the term “cancer” is out of date and is being misapplied in ways that can even help to kill patients. The concept of cancer as […]

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