Buy New
  • List Price: $24.95
  • Save: $2.56 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Dreaming True: How to Dre... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Dreaming True: How to Dream Your Future and Change Your Life for the Better Paperback – September 1, 2000

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
$13.01 $4.80
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"

The Beauty Detox Power by Kimberly Snyder
The Beauty Detox Power by Kimberly Snyder
Check out these new and notable health, dieting & fitness books. | See all
$22.39 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Dreaming True: How to Dream Your Future and Change Your Life for the Better + Conscious Dreaming: A Spiritual Path for Everyday Life + Active Dreaming: Journeying Beyond Self-Limitation to a Life of Wild Freedom
Price for all three: $49.44

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

In his earlier works, Conscious Dreaming and Dreamgates, Moss introduced readers to his unique perspective on dreams, whether they appear in deep REM sleep or the "twilight zone" between sleep and wakefulness. Now Moss travels further down the path of remembering, interpreting and "working with" dreams to guide the reader toward seeing possible futures in them and consciously choosing between outcomes. Rooted firmly in his belief that anything that can be dreamed can be manifested (except changing basic personality traits and "karmic traces" or extending one's allotted time on earth), he explores in detail how to remember and employ dreams for the improvement of both individual and community life. Moss presents a detailed and thorough step-by-step method of dream journaling, sharing dreams aloud with other people, asking for guidance and going back into dreams at will to gain further information. He rejects blanket analyses and contends that dreaming allows us to communicate with a higher spiritual plane of reality, which cannot be used for such trivial projects as predicting winning lotto numbers. Moss also offers an especially provocative discussion of current scientific experiments involving time travel and the possibility of using the dream-state to affect not only the future, but also the past. This manual provides a fresh look at a timeworn topic.
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Robert Moss is a world-renowned dream explorer, workshop leader, and author of both fiction and nonfiction books. A former foreign correspondent, history and philosophy professor, magazine editor, and broadcaster, Moss has been fascinated with the dreamworlds since his early childhood in Australia, where he survived a series of near-death experiences and first encountered the ways of a dreaming people through his friendship with Aborigines. Among his many books are Conscious Dreaming: A Spiritual Path for Everyday Life and Dreamgates: An Explorer's Guide to the Worlds of Soul, Imagination, and Life Beyond Death. Moss also has recorded the popular Sounds True audio series Dream Gates: A Journey into Active Dreaming. He teaches innovative programs all over the world, in dreamwork, shamanism, creativity, and personal growth. He was guided by dreams to his present home near Albany, New York.

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books (September 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671785303
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671785307
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.3 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #825,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By "madamezanzibar" on June 16, 2003
Format: Paperback
In Dreaming True, Robert Moss expands his magnificent contribution to dreamers everywhere. He opens up multiple dimensions of dreaming, from practical information to spiritual guidance, physical and emotional healing, all in a way that's accessible, entertaining and inspiring to read.
Through personal experiences, traditional stories from a wide range of cultures, and the teachings of Wise Ones throughout history, he awakens us to the profound role that dreaming plays in every facet of our lives. As the opening line of his preface says, "The common wisdom of most human societies, as far back as we can trace, is that dreaming is central to the human condition." In a world where so many people feel disconnected from their humanness, and certainly from their primal roots, dreaming is a perfectly personalized path to wholeness.
This book offers myriad ways to access the guidance he's talking about. How do you catch and record your dreams so that you can use them? How do you know if you're dreaming the future? What can you do if you foresee disaster? How can dreams enhance your health? How can you transform your nightmares into joyous, healing experiences? Why do the dead appear in our dreams? Can you really change the cellular memory of your body to heal disease? How can you really use your dreaming to create the future you want? Moss deals clearly and explicitly with these issues, and more.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By "kekumaielani" on October 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
I have read his previous books, Conscious Dreaming and Dream Gates the book and Dreamgates the tapes.. I found this book to be rich in narrative, vibrant in energy, sort of "the how to" on understanding the many and varied levels of dreaming. His prose is sharp witted, with some very sly humor thrown in. He is humble in his approach so everyone from corporate executives to street cleaners can enjoy a richer more creative life. Dare to dream!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Dennis R. Archambault, PhD on June 14, 2003
Format: Paperback
Dreaming True is about you. It is about your future as you dream it. It is about your life as you change it for the better. All of Robert Moss' writings are good, whether in his other books, Dreamgates or Conscious Dreaming... he addresses life issues. What I like most about Dreaming True is at its heart, the Soul, our dream Soul. Each of us has likely lost parts of it. Whether through trauma, intense humiliation and betrayal - by others or from ourselves, we are left with a yearning. People sense that their life has holes. They long to be creatively fulfilled and to have freedom from despair. Self-numbing works but the zest, the exuberance of and for life is lost. Your dreams, as Robert discusses them, are a way to be engaged with your deepest Self, to embrace your spiritual manifestation in these few days of your life in this realm. Your dreams bring you back to wholeness. This book is about you taking control of your destiny...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 25, 2003
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
"Dreaming is undoubtedly the most universal methodology used by shamans for entering shamanic states of consciousness - more common than either ecstatic drumming or psychoactive sacraments - yet there are deplorably few books devoted to the subject of shamanic dreaming...Robert Moss covers a wealth of shamanic dream practices...
Written in a clear, easy-to-read style, this book provides numerous examples of how paranormal dream messages have been used effectively throughout history. For example, Moss relates the inspiring story of Harriet Tubman's gift of dreaming, describing how the famous ex-slave and abolitionist, who personally escorted three hundred slaves to freedom in the North, was frequently guided to safe houses, river crossings and friendly helpers by her precognitive and intuitive dreams.
For those not familiar with Moss' previous books on shamanistic dreamwork, CONSCIOUS DREAMING and DREAMGATES, it is important to note that his theories and practices are heavily influenced by many ancient dream traditions. This volume is peppered with insightful teachings from the Temiar of Malaysia, the Aborigines of Australia, the Tzutujil Maya of Guatemala, and the Mohawk of the Iroquois Confederacy, as well as from the Tibetan Buddhists and ancient Greeks. Some less familiar but equally interesting historical material on Western dream traditions is also provided. For example, Moss mentions the theories of the early Christian bishop of Ptolemais, Synesius of Cyrene (365-414), who wrote a book discussing the usefulness of prophetic, or precognitve dreams, and he discusses the dream philosophy of the great medieval Sufi philosopher Suhrawardi, who mapped out a detailed geography of the dream realms...
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
We are all psychic dreamers--we dream not only our own possible futures but often those of others. We dream within a world networked by invisible paths of communication. Robert Moss in DREAMING TRUE offers practical techniques to those who have already begun their dream journey, to those wishing to become conscious dreamers, to those wishing to activate the messages in their dreams and to those who wish to energize their lives through their dreams. He explores the varied paths of dreaming that can bring the dreamer to new levels of creativity, healing and problem solving; and he highlights Harriet Tubman's magnificent dreams, which led her time and again in and out of danger to bring freedom to hundreds of slaves.

A recent TV documentary quoted a young frightened slave as saying, "I ain't seen no railroad car; I don't know nothin' but my master's land." The response to the slave was: "the railroad is one woman's dream made real--follow her dream and you will know the freedom of touching your own land, of dreaming your own dream." This metaphor of dreaming--the underground railroad of dreams--can open doors to self guidance and can reveal the kind of shared dream wisdom and knowledge that links all of us to a larger community of dreamers. Each of us brings from our dreaming a responsibility to that community. We become collaborators in a universe of dreamers--all with one language in the night, all with the ability to become positive co-creators of our own futures, and thus of the future of our world.

DREAMING TRUE is an exciting companion to CONSCIOUS DREAMING and DREAMGATES, an important continuing journey into the process of becoming part of a dreaming society. By following Robert Moss' guidance and highly effective dream techniques, the new or experienced dreamer will discover the freedom of dreaming his or her own dream, the excitement of becoming part of a larger world community.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Dreaming True: How to Dream Your Future and Change Your Life for the Better
This item: Dreaming True: How to Dream Your Future and Change Your Life for the Better
Price: $22.39
Ships from and sold by