The Secret History of Dreaming

The Secret History of Dreaming


By (author) Robert Moss

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  • Publisher: NEW WORLD LIBRARY
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 23mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 20 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Novato, CA
  • ISBN 10: 157731901X
  • ISBN 13: 9781577319016
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 390,759

Product description

Dreaming is vital to the human story. It is essential to our survival and evolution, to creative endeavors in every field, and, quite simply, to getting us through our daily lives. All of us dream. Now Robert Moss shows us how dreams have shaped world events and why deepening our conscious engagement with dreaming is crucial for our future. He traces the strands of dreams through archival records and well-known writings, weaving remarkable yet true accounts of historical figures who were influenced by their dreams. In this wide-ranging, visionary book, Moss creates a new way to explore history and consciousness, combining the storytelling skills of a bestselling novelist with the research acumen of a scholar of ancient history and the personal experience of an active dreamer.

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Author information

Robert Moss, the creator of Active Dreaming and a columnist for "Spirituality and Health," leads seminars around the world. A former professor of ancient history and philosophy, he is also a bestselling novelist, journalist, and independent scholar. His seven books on dreaming include "Dreamgates, The Three "Only" Things," and "Conscious Dreaming." He lives in upstate New York.

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"This splendid book is destined to become a classic, one that transcends disciplines and provides an agenda for the role that dreams can play in ensuring human survival." -- Stanley Krippner, PhD, coauthor of "Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them" "Erudite, brilliant, and delightful...the first history to pay serious attention to the sacred art of dreaming as practiced worldwide by women as well as by men." -- Barbara Tedlock, PhD, author of "The Woman in the Shaman's Body" "Robert Moss is dragging us, kicking and screaming, into a new vision of consciousness, space, and time....This terrific book strikes the perfect balance between information and entertainment. Moss is a storyteller par excellence." -- Larry Dossey, MD, author of "Healing Words"