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Dreamways of the Iroquois: Honouring the Secret Wishes of the Soul

Dreamways of the Iroquois: Honouring the Secret Wishes of the Soul

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By (author) Robert Moss

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  • Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 23mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 28 January 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Rochester, VT
  • ISBN 10: 1594770344
  • ISBN 13: 9781594770340
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Original ed.
  • Sales rank: 196,411

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Explores the ancient Iroquois tradition of dreams, healing, and the recovery of the soul - Explains Native American shamanic dream practices and their applications and purpose in modern life - Shows how dreams call us to remember and honor our soul's true purpose - Offers powerful Active Dreaming methods for regaining lost soul energy to restore our vitality and identity The ancient teaching of the Iroquois people is that dreams are experiences of the soul in which we may travel outside the body, across time and space, and into other dimensions--or receive visitations from ancestors or spiritual guides. Dreams also reveal the wishes of the soul, calling us to move beyond our ego agendas and the web of other people's projections into a deeper, more spirited life. They call us to remember our sacred contracts and reclaim the knowledge that belonged to us, on the levels of soul and spirit, before we entered our present life experience. In dreams we also discover where our vital soul energy may have gone missing--through pain or trauma or heartbreak--and how to get it back. Robert Moss was called to these ways when he started dreaming in a language he did not know, which proved to be an early form of the Mohawk Iroquois language. From his personal experiences, he developed a spirited approach to dreaming and living that he calls Active Dreaming. "Dreamways of the Iroquois "is at once a spiritual odyssey, a tribute to the deep wisdom of the First Peoples, a guide to healing our lives through dreamwork, and an invitation to soul recovery.

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Robert Mossis a lifelong dream explorer and creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of dreamwork and shamanic techniques for empowerment and healing. A former professor of ancient history at the Australian National University, he is a novelist, shamanic counselor, and author of "Conscious Dreaming," "Dreamgates," and "Dreaming True." He teaches courses in Active Dreaming, creativity, and the Mystery traditions throughout the world. He lives in upstate New York.

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"This is a wonderfully written, intensely engaging and spiritually important work. . . . Not only is this a great book about dreaming, it's a fascinating exploration of the Iroquois peoples and an illuminating adventure into the world of shamanism."

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NATIVE AMERICAN SHAMANISM / MYTHOLOGY "Robert Moss opens ancient and modern pathways into the realms of the soul, giving us insights into our deep humanity and into our American heritage. As a spiritual teacher he is world class." --David Spangler, author of Everyday Miracles: The Inner Art of Manifestation "Reveals the sacred art of dreaming that belongs to all of us, showing us how to navigate the web of dreams for the good of the world soul." --Caitlin Matthews, coauthor of Walkers Between the Worlds "Robert Moss offers us powerful and much needed medicine for our time, combining well-researched and fascinating Iroquois legends and history, the wisdom of his ancient and contemporary guides, and his own truths and teachings to inspire us to once again walk the path of soul and spirit, remembering and honoring our dreams. Highly recommended!" --Rita Dwyer, past president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams The ancient Iroquois people believed that dreams are experiences of the soul. In dreams we may travel outside the body, across time and space, and into other dimensions--or receive visitations from ancestors or spiritual guides. Dreams reveal the wishes of the soul, calling us to move beyond our ego and the web of other people's projections into a deeper, more spirited life. They call us to remember our sacred contracts and reclaim the knowledge that belonged to us, on the levels of soul and spirit, before we entered our present life experience. In dreams we also discover where our vital soul energy may have gone missing--through pain or trauma or heartbreak--and how to get it back. Robert Moss was called to these ways when he started dreaming in a language he did not know, which proved to be an early form of the Mohawk Iroquois language. From his personal experiences, he developed a spirited approach to dreaming and living that he calls Active Dreaming. Dreamways of the Iroquois is at once a spiritual odyssey, a tribute to the deep wisdom of the First Peoples, a guide to healing our lives through dreamwork, and an invitation to soul recovery. ROBERT MOSS is a lifelong dream explorer and creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of dreamwork and shamanic techniques for empowerment and healing. A former professor of ancient history at the Australian National University, he is a novelist, shamanic counselor, and author of Conscious Dreaming, Dreamgates, and Dreaming True. He teaches courses in Active Dreaming, creativity, and the Mystery traditions throughout the world. He lives in upstate New York.