Robert Moss
The Plains Indians say the path of the soul after death is the same as the path of the soul in dreams. Dreaming
and dreamwork are central to developing an art of dying that works for us today, a process that is urgently
needed, according to Robert Moss.
Robert Moss is a shamanic counselor, former university teacher of ancient history and philosophy and
bestselling author.
His fascination with the dreamworld started in early childhood in Australia, where he survived a series of
near-death experiences and first encountered the ways of a Dreaming people through his friendship with
For many years he has taught and practiced Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of dreamwork and
shamanic techniques.
His many publications include Conscious Dreaming (1996) which has now been translated into seven foreign
languages (the most recent foreign editions being Russian and Japanese),
Dreamgates (1998), the novels
The Firekeeper and The Interpreter and the popular Sounds True audio series Dream Gates: A Journey Into
Active Dreaming
. Dreaming True: How to Dream the Future and Change it for the Better, was published in
2000 and more recent publications include
Dreamways of the Iroquois, The Dreamer's Book of the Dead and a
DVD series based on one of his workshops,
The Way of the Dreamer. He teaches courses all over the world
and is actively engaged in research projects that include applications of conscious dreaming techniques to
healing and care for the dying, creative innovation and conflict resolution; dream education in schools; and
future science.
His workshops and classes in Active Dreaming use shamanic techniques for shifting consciousness and
embarking on conscious dream travel. His current schedule (and many other goodies) are on his website,  He has founded regional Dream Schools in the USA that hold monthly evening
classes in Active Dreaming at basic, intermediate and advanced levels, as well as depth workshops and
trainings. These are currently operating in Connecticut, upstate New York and western Massachusetts. Having
attended one of his Shamanic Workshops at the IASD Conference in 2004, I'm very pleased to hear that he is
now offering his workshops throughout Europe, including the UK.
His Lightning Dreamwork process is now being widely taught and practiced. This is a method for dream
sharing that makes it possible to open a safe space to share a dream, receive helpful and non-intrusive
feedback, and develop an action plan to honor the dream - all in 8 minutes or less (which means we can do it
just about anywhere, anytime). He introduced this process at the ASD Conference in Washington DC in 2000.
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