Robert Moss

When strangers ask me what I do, I often respond, “I am a storyteller and I help people to find and live their bigger and braver stories, and to tell them really well.” 

 

Robert Moss

Robert Moss describes himself as a dream teacher, on a path for which there has been no career track in our culture. He is the creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of dreamwork and shamanism.  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.  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 Dreamer’s Book of the Dead, The Three “Only” Things, The Secret History of Dreaming, Dreamgates, Active Dreaming and Dreaming the Soul Back Home: Shamanic Dreaming for Healing and Becoming Whole.  

His latest book, The Boy Who Died and Came Back, is a fascinating personal narrative of his adventures in multi-dimensional reality since an Australian doctor told his parents, when he was three, “Your boy died and came back.”

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 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, an arendiwanen or “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 FirekeeperFire 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.

Robert also has offered some very interesting, and free, classes on “The Shift Network,” his latest being Shamanic Dreaming for Healing Your Life.

Visit Robert’s pages at http://www.mossdreams.com/  Or drop in on his second Tuesday of the month “Way of the Dreamer” radio show at http://www.healthylife.net/RadioShow/archiveWD.htm

You can find Robert’s Concordance Blog posts listed under the Blog Theme Active Dreaming:

What is Active Dreaming
The Best Way to Understand a Dream
Nine Powers of Dreaming
Aboriginal Dreaming into the Dreamtime
Seeking the Innermost Dream