This exciting and ground-breaking book explores how dreams, coincidence and imagination have been a 'secret engine' of vital importance in evolution and history. In dreaming cultures, like those of most ancient and indigenous people, dreaming is not just about sleep dreams; it involves paying close attention to natural phenomena, coincidence, and the play of symbols in the everyday world. In those cultures, powerful dreamers are trained to become conscious travellers and geographers of the multidimensional universe, bringing back vital information to aid the community.For example, Harriet Tubman used her dreams to map the Underground Railroad and lead former slaves to freedom, and Colonel Harold Dickson followed his dream to one of the largest oil discoveries in the Mid-East. In fact, we cannot understand history unless we grasp that a vital factor at work in all human affairs is the interplay between humans and a larger field, which becomes accessible through dreaming and through imaginal exploration. We have lost this perspective, and by losing touch, we put ourselves at peril and narrow our world and our experience of that world.
"The Secret History of Dreaming" is going to make a big contribution to restoring the interplay between humans and this larger field.
Robert Moss was born in Australia, and his fascination with the dream worlds dates from his childhood, when he had three near-death experiences. He is the pioneer of Active Dreaming and leads popular seminars and trainings all over the world. He is also a novelist, journalist, and independent scholar. His many books include "Conscious Dreaming, Dreamgates, " and "The Three "Only" Things: Tapping the Power of Dreams, Coincidence, and Imagination." He hosts the "Way of the Dreamer" radio show and leads a lively online dream school. He lives in upstate New York. You can visit his website at www.mossdreams.com.