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Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: New World Library; Revised Edition edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1577318919
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577318910
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“This classic book is for all who want to navigate the inner space of their dreams with confidence. Now everyone can journey through the dreamgates to explore the deep wisdom of their dreaming.”
Caitlín Matthews, author of King Arthur’s Raid on the Underworld and Singing the Soul Back Home

“In this marvelous and elegantly written book, Robert Moss teaches us all to be citizens of a larger and inexhaustibly mysterious universe. In his work we discern the phosphorescent trail of the shaman, yet all can learn from it. He leaves no scholarly or experiential stones unturned in his quest for knowledge of the soul from within. Read Dreamgates and you may find yourself on an amazing joyride into the collective unconscious — and may discover, like Black Elk, that ‘there is no end to new worlds for our vision.’”
Stephen Larsen, PhD, author of The Mythic Imagination and coauthor of A Fire in the Mind: The Authorized Biography of Joseph Campbell

“Travel in ‘dreambodies,’ [Moss] contends, is quite real and is an important part of everyone’s total life experience, whether or not it is remembered in conscious states.…Teaching his method of ‘active dreaming,’ he provides many provocative individual and group exercises, including breathing, drumming and a variety of visualization techniques.”
Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Robert Moss created a new approach to dreamwork, healing, and active imagination, which he calls Active Dreaming. He leads popular workshops, a three-year training for teachers of Active Dreaming, and online courses at Spirituality-Health.com. He hosts the Way of the Dreamer radio show and writes a column for Spirituality & Health. His books include Conscious Dreaming and The Secret History of Dreaming. Moss lives in upstate New York.

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Robert Moss is the pioneer of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of shamanism and modern dreamwork. Born in Australia, he survived three near-death experiences in childhood. He leads popular seminars all over the world, including a three-year training for teachers of Active Dreaming and a lively online dream school. A former lecturer in ancient history at the Australian National University, he is a best-selling novelist, journalist and independent scholar. His nine books on dreaming, shamanism and imagination include Conscious Dreaming, Dreamways of the Iroquois, The Three "Only" Things: Tapping the Power of Dreams, Coincidence and Imagination, The Secret History of Dreaming, Dreamgates, Active Dreaming and Dreaming the Soul Back Home.

"The Boy Who Died and Came Back: Adventures of a Dream Archaeologist in gthe Multiverse," Moss' personal narrative of his experiences of dying and coming back and seeking to live consciously in the multidimensional universe, will be published in March 2014.

Moss is also the author of Here, Everything Is Dreaming: Poems and Stories (Excelsion Editions, 2013).

Moss describes himself as "a dream teacher, on a path for which there has been no career track in our culture." He identifies the great watershed in his adult life as a sequence of visionary events that unfolded in 1987-1988, after he decided to leave the world of big cities and the fast-track life of a popular novelist (already the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including Moscow Rules) and put down roots on a farm in the upper Hudson Valley of New York. Moss started dreaming in a language he did not know that proved to be an archaic form of the Mohawk language. Helped by native speakers to interpret his dreams, Moss came to believe that they had put him in touch with an ancient healer - a woman of power - and that they were calling him to a different life.

Out of these experiences he wrote a series of historical novels (The Firekeeper, Fire Along the Sky, The Interpreter) and developed the practice he calls Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of contemporary dreamwork and shamanic methods of journeying and healing. A central premise of Moss's approach is that dreaming isn't just what happens during sleep; dreaming is waking up to sources of guidance, healing and creativity beyond the reach of the everyday mind.He introduced his method to an international audience as an invited presenter at the conference of the Association for the Study of Dreams at the University of Leiden in 1994.

Core techniques of Active Dreaming include

The "lightning dreamwork" process, designed to facilitate quick dream-sharing that results in helpful action; the use of the "if it were my dream" protocol encourages the understanding that the dreamer is always the final authority on his or her dream
Dream reentry: the practice of making a conscious journey back inside a dream in order to clarify information, dialogue with a dream character, or move beyond nightmare terrors into healing and resolution
Tracking and group dreaming: conscious dream travel on an agreed itinerary by two or more partners, often supported by shamanic drumming
Navigating by synchronicity: reading coincidence and "symbolic pop-ups" in ordinary life as "everyday oracles".
Dream archaeology: melding the arts of shamanic dreaming with scholarship and detective work to access other times and cultures and bring back fresh and authentic knowledge that can be tested and verified.
Exploring the multiverse and the multidimensional self.

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I recommend reading this insightful guide book and opening your own "Dreamgate"!
S. Britt
You'll find yourself saying "Oh, yes!" out loud as I did many times, in new understanding of something I hadn't been able to put into words myself.
Nancy Neff
First I read Robert Moss's Conscious Dreaming and from there graduated to Dreamgates.
Jane Carleton

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Jane Carleton on March 24, 2010
Format: Paperback
First I read Robert Moss's Conscious Dreaming and from there graduated to Dreamgates. This book is full of insights into worlds we can access beyond our daily waking reality, both in night dreams and by consciously entering into these realms anytime we want. By practicing Robert's Active Dreaming techniques and by exploring the journeys presented in this book, we can become familiar with our own dream locales, which are personal sources of healing, inspiration and adventure. We can travel with others on group dreams to heal ourselves and our planet. We can reenter the dreams we puzzle over and learn more. The fun begins with awareness and intent. Life can be so much more than the old limitations we are used to. Life is exciting and always new, and by remembering to explore dreams with a sense of adventure we expand everything, and that makes all the difference. All we have to do is decide to go there.

This book goes way beyond anything you've read about dreams before.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Neff on May 27, 2010
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I've studied with Robert for years to be a dream teacher myself, read all his books and prolific blog posts, and participated in many of his workshops. My first introduction to him was the Dreamgates audio series years ago, so I was thrilled to see the book re-issued. He produces material like he has a vast staff of skilled assistants, all of whom are writing detailed footnotes or researching arcane topics in foreign languages, or just observing the Human Condition and bringing back stories from the heart we can all relate to. Yes this new edition of Dreamgates has a gorgeous cover, an invitation to a dream journey all by itself, but of course what makes the book is the contents. It's engaging and detailed and full of information which your wiser Self already knew but perhaps has forgotten. You'll find yourself saying "Oh, yes!" out loud as I did many times, in new understanding of something I hadn't been able to put into words myself. And you'll find plenty of new insights, shedding light on a formerly confusing or troubling subject like Death. Whether you're a long-time dreamer or just waking up to the power and magic of your dreams, or you want to, this is the book for you. Robert could have called it The Dreamer's Bible. Enjoy!
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DREAMGATES: EXPLORING THE WORLDS OF SOUL, IMAGINATION, AND LIFE BEYOND DEATH comes from a former professor of ancient history and an active dreaming expert who explores the potential of dreams, using shamanic traditions to examine ways to use dreams as portals to new worlds. Readers receive insights into a process that shows how to encounter departed loved ones and wise interdimensional beings, using techniques for guided dreaming that are paired with stories of the author and his students' own dreams.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Carol Davis on April 4, 2010
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This, along with Conscious Dreaming, is a favorite of mine. I am so happy to see this new edition of Dreamgates. It has a gorgeous cover, a fresh layout and new introduction. It also provides tried and true methods for going deeper into life. Robert Moss says that "dreamwork is soulcraft". This book provides guidelines to explore and to create using the gifts of dream, soul and imagination.

The eloquent stories give examples of real people. The extensive bibliography provides abundant possibilities for further research. There are exercises that the reader can do to deepen and renew: Journey for a Guide, Journey to the Departed, Going to your Dream Library, Exploring Your Inner Temple...and so much more.

For workshop leaders, therapists, retreat leaders, this book provides practical exercises that you can use with individuals and groups.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By V. Mccarney on May 27, 2010
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I have read many of Dr. Moss's books and find them filled with ideas and information to help anyone interested in working with their dreams. I have been a Hospice volunteer for 10 years and have used many of the thoughts and ideas in Dreamgates with the patients and their families. At some of the hardest times in someone's life I have seen a dream help them be more comfortable with the process of dying and the grieving. Not only has this book helped me, it has helped me assist others. It is impeccably researched and a book I would highly recommend.
I have even purchased the book on tape and find I learn something new each time I listen.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By New Connexion Journal on January 3, 2011
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In this second edition, Robert Moss' active dreaming technique allows practitioners to go beyond the boundaries of their physical bodies to other realms. Through the dreamgates lie these otherwise inaccessible worlds. Exercises and meditations are included so readers can learn how to become active dreamers, exploring the higher self and discovering untapped potential in journeys of self-discovery. The technique can also bring energy and healing into everyday life. Lest you think that it takes something special to achieve these results, the book includes several stories of Moss' students on how they were able to access other worlds through the active dreaming process. Along the way they were accompanied by guides and guardians, encountering departed loved ones and wise interdimensional beings. Dreams are not just part of sleep. This book can help readers access other realms by utilizing active dreaming for guidance, healing and creativity.
-- Alice R. Berntson, New Connexion Journal
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