posted June 10, 2012 01:50 PM
by Robert Moss
In this extraordinary book, shamanic dream teacher Robert Moss teaches us how to become shamans of our own souls and healers of our own lives. The essence of the shaman’s power to travel and to heal is the ability to dream strong. We stand at the edge of such power when we dream and remember to do something with our dreams. Shamans understand that in the course of any life we are liable to suffer soul loss, loss of vital energy and identity. To be whole and well, we must find the means of soul recovery. Our dreams give us maps we can use to travel to where energy that was lost or stolen can be found and brought home. Moss shows us how to restore our animal spirits and ride the windhorse of spirit to places of healing and adventure in the larger reality. We discover how through shamanic dreaming we can heal ancestral wounds and accomplish cultural soul recovery. “It’s not just about keeping soul in the body," Moss writes. "It’s about growing soul, embodying more of the Greater Self.” With fierce joy, he incites us to take the creator’s leap and bring something new into our world.
Endorsements for Dreaming the Soul Back Home
"Since reading Robert Moss's powerhouse of a book, my dreams have been speaking to me in completely new and startling ways. I have no idea how he imbues each page with shamanic truth that actually changes you just by reading, but he does. If you have any interest in your dream life, you will be enthralled and forever changed by this work."
--Jennifer Louden, bestselling author of The Women’s Comfort Book
“This inspirational and practical resource guide honors all forms of dreaming and deep remembrance of our inherent wholeness. Robert Moss demonstrates how to explore the universal language of the imagination and the soul, which together bridge the inner world of spirit and the outer world of action. Deeply healing and useful!”
--Angeles Arrien, PhD, cultural anthropologist and author of The Four-Fold Way
"Robert Moss’s Dreaming the Soul Back Home opens up the many-layered world of dreaming—its landscapes, characters, and secret places where our souls can grow and thrive. This is the book for everyone who has ever wondered, “What can I do with dreams?” Here is an exciting array of answers and exercises that shamans have known for thousands of years."
--Tom Cowan, author of Yearning for the Wind: Celtic Reflections on Soul and Nature
'Robert Moss ignites the runway for the returning soul's touch-down with both power and grace.'
--Caitlín Matthews, author of Singing the Soul Back Home and Celtic Visions.
"I was entranced by this book from the first page. Through vibrant storytelling language, Robert Moss brilliantly offers a new connection between bridge dreams and waking life, empowering each world to inform the other in restorative and startlingly dynamic ways. Reading this book feels like peeking into forgotten ancient rituals and exclusive healing secrets, yet Moss makes even the most sophisticated concepts feel blissfully accessible and easy.
--Marney K. Makridakis, author of Creating Time and founder of ArtellaLand.com
"Robert Moss is a brilliant story teller. In Dreaming the Soul Back Home Moss reveals a powerful map of how to recover our soul through shamanic dreaming. This is an inspiring and important book!!"
--Sandra Ingerman, MA, author of Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self
“Shamanism is the original psychotherapy and shamans were the first psychotherapists, counselors, and physicians. In Dreaming the Soul Back Home, Robert Moss teaches his readers how to become shamans of their own souls as well as how to help others heal their own lives. Shamans were also the first dreamworkers, and Moss provides his readers with enjoyable activities through which they can turn to their dreams for inspiration. Of special value is his description of ‘soul loss’ and how shamans helped people retrieve errant parts of themselves, becoming whole again without the aid of electroshock therapy, dangerous medications, or superficial therapeutic Band-Aids. If you would like to work with your own dreams and can only read one book this year, you can do no better than Dreaming the Soul Back Home.”
--Stanley Krippner, PhD, professor of psychology and humanistic studies, Saybrook University, Co-editor: Perchance to Dream; co-author Personal Mythology
on my list of books to get