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Conscious Dreaming: A Spiritual Path for Everyday Life

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Written by a popular leader of dream workshops and seminars, Conscious Dreaming details a unique nine-step approach to dreams, especially precognitive and clairvoyant ones, that uses contemporary dreamwork methods and techniques developed from shamanic cultures around the world.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 7th 1996 by Harmony (first published January 1st 1996)
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Daniel Rekshan
Every once in a while, I'll go to a bookstore and buy a book with no clear reason why or even a notion of when I'll read it. This book was one of them. After a few weeks of it on my shelf, I started it. I think its subtly changed my life or, at least, my relationship to my dreams.

Moss offers a very sane view of dreams, backed up with years of personal experience, study, and work facilitating dream groups. He suggests that while dreams have a psychological component, they're also spiritual in nat
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Lindsay
Sep 04, 2012 Lindsay rated it it was ok
Shelves: the-mind
At first I enjoyed reading this book but, same like the other one I've read, I get some difficulties finishing it. The first chapters are very basic... sharing information you will read in any (beginners) book about dreaming: keeping a dream journal, incubation and so on. The rest of the book is about shamanic dreaming. To me, the title is kinda misleading... conscious dreaming while half of the book is about daydreaming (drumming and re-entering the dream with visualization) and (same like the ...more
Ben Tousey
May 26, 2014 Ben Tousey rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-helpful
This is one of the best books on dreaming that I've ever read.

I've always had some really crazy dreams, some of them seemed pretty big, and because of that, I have spent a lot of time learning about them. I studied Jung, Ann Faraday, and others in an effort to understand if... or what they might be saying.

Of course he uses a lot of fringe science, saying that we leave our bodies, or visit with "spirits," things like that. But I like it for a couple of reasons. He's consistent. He's not using the
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Gary
Apr 11, 2011 Gary rated it it was amazing
Whether you think dreaming is all in your head or — at least occasionally — a connection to a wider reality than we typically perceive, Conscious Dreaming is compelling to read. Moss's view of dreams definitely favors viewing them as having the potential for oracular information and contacts with beings outside oneself, though he does also talk briefly in this book about dreams providing creative inspiration.
Iona  Stewart
Jun 17, 2014 Iona Stewart rated it it was amazing
This is absolutely one of the best books I've read ever.

The author suffered extremely poor health as a child and worked with his dreams from an early age, having many dream visitors/guides, including Philemon, whom he later discovered had been one of C.G. Jung's guides.

I lack words to express the richness of the book. The author shares freely with us his many exceptional dream experiences, including with guides and shamans.

We learn about conscious dreaming, which phrase the author prefers to th
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Mary Beth
Feb 14, 2016 Mary Beth rated it it was amazing
Recently, my fascination with dreaming has become more intense. There are so many aspects I've wanted to explore. When someone says, "so you want to learn how to interpret dreams?" I become a bit agitated. That truly should be each of our individual goals to some extent. To me dreaming is at least a third of my life - I want to adventure there often, like I want to walk often & breathe always. I want to see, feel and hear stories - or visit with loved ones or long lost friends. I want to gli ...more
Christine
Dec 18, 2012 Christine rated it it was amazing
This was a very eye-opening book. It was recommended by the author to start with this one before moving on to his others.
Nancy Lankston
Jun 13, 2014 Nancy Lankston rated it it was amazing
My favorite book on dreaming in daylight. Robert Moss is one of my favorite teachers.
Kristine
Jan 01, 2016 Kristine rated it did not like it
Couldn't finish this book. It was a chore to get as far as I did but finally put it down when the author suggested one should masturbate themselves into a frenzy in order to astral project. I'm not a prude but this seems a lot ridiculous.
Nicole
Jan 18, 2015 Nicole rated it it was amazing
This is a must read for any avid student of the dream time.
Eden
Oct 28, 2009 Eden rated it it was amazing
This book has supported my further exploration of the realm of dreaming, revealing it to be filled with potential teachers and guides. For numerous generations, this realm has served indigenous peoples across the Earth as a gateway to knowledge integral to their synergistic relationship with creation, both physically and in the form of spirit. I have only begun to tap this resource for my own better understanding of how to live in respectful and beautiful relationship with all life.
Rainey
Sep 04, 2008 Rainey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was the first book that I read by Robert Moss. If you're at all into dreams this is a great book that brings together many ways of looking at and interpreting dreams. Moss teaches that the only person who can interpret your dreams is yourself. He gives good exercises and talks about dreams in a practical non woo-woo sort of way. He talks about dreams as a tool for our lives throughout his books. They are all insightful and I recommend them without question.
Caroline
Apr 04, 2011 Caroline rated it it was amazing
I read this book ten years ago and I had to read it again. It is not only an amazing reference, but also a good story of someone who had a strange childhood and a rich dream life. Moss is an excellent teacher- I got to take a workshop with him during grad school in SF. It was amazing, but the next best thing is reading this book. Just as good the second time. An excellent reference for those who want to have a stronger and more meaningful relationship to their dreams.
Aaron Urbanski
Feb 16, 2011 Aaron Urbanski rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dreams
Literally changed my life. I find so much positivity in this book, and couldn't of sparked a greater fire of interest in dreaming. I now keep a daily dream journal and archive every dream I remember in the morning which on average is 2 a night. I've remembered 6 different ones from one night thanks to this book!!
Regan
Jul 27, 2010 Regan rated it liked it
A good book for beginning dream workers. Mr. Moss writes in a direct style, not using an overwhelming amount of terms that you find yourself running to the dictionary to understand. He is a very empowering teacher.
Book Soup
Mar 27, 2009 Book Soup rated it really liked it
Shelves:
The best most useful book on dreams and how to relate to them in a meaningful and useful way I have read. Am currently reading it for the second time after ten years. I feel old.

--Caroline
Zenmoon
Aug 30, 2012 Zenmoon rated it really liked it
Powerfully influenced me and my reverence to my dream-life. Moss's writing is clear and elegant and he leaves me endlessly intrigued by the bigger picture behind our lives.
Jerrod
Jul 10, 2010 Jerrod rated it it was amazing
Great read regardless of your religious background. The author simply asks you to be open to dreaming. Very powerful and revealing of ones inner (no)self.
Jill
Apr 26, 2012 Jill rated it it was amazing
This was one of the best books on dreaming I've read in a while. It gave great tips on remembering your dreams and unlocking their secrets.
Anny
Aug 23, 2012 Anny rated it it was amazing
I was reading it in estonian language
Title is:Teadlik unenägemine. Üheksaastmeline tee unenägude mõistmiseks
Carol
Apr 23, 2007 Carol rated it it was amazing
I love this book. I'm thinking of taking a workshop with the author. Really valuable information about dreaming.
Jocelyn
Aug 15, 2007 Jocelyn rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Curious dreamers
Best dream book I have found so far. A very interesting way of getting into your own head!
Molly wemder
Oct 20, 2007 Molly wemder rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: dream enthusiasts
Shelves: dreaming
I liked this one so much I gave it to a friend who I thought needed it.
Bree
Aug 13, 2012 Bree rated it it was ok
Somewhat helpful, but a bit too New Agey pretentious for me.
T60n3
Jan 20, 2008 T60n3 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal. The best lucid dreaming book I have read to date.
Kim
Nov 09, 2011 Kim rated it really liked it
Excellent book! Realize the potential of your dreams.
Robin Ferguson
Oct 16, 2013 Robin Ferguson rated it really liked it
Really helped me remember and delve deeper into my dreams.
Dave
Apr 07, 2007 Dave marked it as to-read
Carol recommends this book
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