Robert Moss – Adventures for Healing in the Dreamtime
New 13-Week Live Video Training Starts
Thursday, June 25, 2020
In this 13-week transformational intensive, Robert will guide you through the essential advanced dreamwork skills you’ll need to journey to places of sanctuary and vision through world traditions of dreaming and healing.
Module 1: Secrets of the Ancient Dream Shamans (June 25)
Everyone who dreams is a little bit shaman.
— Kagwahiv, an Amazonian dreaming people
The shaman is a dreamer. Shamans typically receive their calling in dreams, and are initiated and trained in the dreamtime.
The heart of their practice is the intentional dream journey. They may incubate dreams to diagnose a patient and select the appropriate treatment. They travel — wide awake and lucid — in their dream bodies to find lost souls, intercede with the spirits, fight sorcerers, and guide spirits of the departed along the right roads.
As you embark on your own 13-week adventure along the many roads of dreaming, Robert will offer essential tools and resources, encouraging you to grow to a place of sanctuary and healing deep in your imagination… a place you can visit at any time, to raise your energy and feel rooted and protected.
You’ll also be invited to connect or deepen your connection with a spiritual guardian who will stand with you in all your journeys, in all the worlds.
In this first class, you’ll:
Discover how to break a dream drought
Explore simple techniques to understand your dreams and take action to embody their energy and guidance
Connect or reconnect with spiritual allies and guardians
Confirm that you can travel without leaving home
Learn from the stories of ancient dream shamans and modern shamanic dreamers
Explore highly effective invocations and rituals for protection
Module 2: Find & Follow Your Songlines — Learning From Aboriginal Dreamways (July 2)
Australia’s First People believe we dream our way into this world, and dream our way out of it.
They look to dreams as the place of encounter with spiritual guides and sacred healers — who often appear as totem animals, but may come in many other forms.
In this module, you’ll discover how, in the Aboriginal tradition, dreaming is a highly social activity. You get out and about, make visits and receive visitations.
So the first questions to ask about a dream are those of a detective, rather than an analyst: Who, what, where, why, when?
Our lives follow Dreaming Tracks, or Songlines. We travel through “countries of belonging.” And those who can hear the inner songs of the land can cross a thousand miles of desert without maps.
In this class, you’ll explore:
How the ancestors speak to you in dreams
Why your Big Story is hunting you
The ways you walk in a Speaking Land — and why you want to expand your attention to listen to its many voices
How your personal dreams can be portals to the dreamtime
Your Songlines, which comprise a personal map for your soul’s journey — starting from when your spirit decided to enter your mother’s womb (maybe even before)
How to make a map of your Dreaming Tracks and the landscapes of your soul
Module 3: Dream the Secret Wishes of Your Soul — Learning From Native American Dreamways (July 9)
In the Mohawk language, the word for shaman or healer is ratetshents, which means “dreamer.”
Robert’s life was changed by his visionary encounters with the ancient Mohawk shaman and Mother of the Wolf Clan he calls Island Woman. In her tradition, dreams reveal the “secret wishes of the soul” and the daily task of the community is to gather round a dreamer, help her recognize what the soul is saying, and then take action to honor the soul’s purpose.
In Native American tradition, dreaming is also about human survival. Dreams show us what’s happening at a distance in time or space. If you see a future event you don’t like, you can take action to avoid that possible future.
Dreaming is a way of connecting with the ancestors and of looking at the consequences of human actions, down to the seventh generation beyond ourselves — as the Iroquois insist that wise leaders must always do.
The Beaver Indians of British Columbia say strong dreamers may travel to higher realms of reality where they will encounter “Six Grandfathers,” spiritual beings who are their ancestors.
With each encounter, the dreamer absorbs energy and memory from each of these beings, as well as their songs of power. When such a dreamer returns, they’re viewed as the Seventh Grandfather — actually regarded as seven beings in one, because they’ve brought the wisdom of the spiritual teachers to live with them and their people in the ordinary world.
In this class, you’ll learn how to:
Recognize the secret wishes of the soul, as revealed in dreams
Honor the wishes of the soul for healing and integration
Recognize and clarify future events revealed in dreams
Connect with ancestors on your bloodlines, the land where you live, and your spiritual lineage
Make giving thanks an everyday prayer in the animate world around you
Module 4: Dreaming With the Goddess & the Bull (July 16)
daughter of the Moon
silken bud unfolding
riding out on your wild blue bull
through the Gate of Wonder.
— Inanna and Elih, c2300 BCE
The poem in honor of the Sumerian goddess Inanna was written by the first named author in history, a priestess of the moon god at Ur. What was happening with the cult of the bull — and the cow — that was central to the ritual life and imagination of the ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean worlds?
It’s a mystery that must be experienced rather than explained.
It is embodied in another text from the same culture, the oldest recorded dream in history. In “The Dream of Dumuzi,” Inanna is hungry for her lover and he enters her like a wild bull. This poem takes us where great writers do not fear to go: into the inner chambers of the heart, into the demon-haunted mind, into the mysteries of death and rebirth. Thanks to its survival, we can say without hesitation that one of the first uses of writing was to record dreams, and that one of the great things that emerged from dreaming with the Goddess, at least 5,000 years ago, was literature.
Come to class ready to take a tour of ancient cultures where the bull was evoked and often subjected to ritual sacrifice — and where the cow was associated with beauty as well as mothering and nurturing…
During this module, you’ll:
Journey with shamanic drumming to an ancient Sumerian temple
Travel to Egypt and Çatalhöyük in Anatolia, where a matriarchal culture flourished In Neolithic times — and perhaps as far west as Ireland, as far east as India, and as far north as Scandinavia
Enter the life story of a poet-priestess of ancient Sumer and be thrilled by her creations
Learn the practices of the ancient Mesopotamian Dream Questioner
Study ancient Egyptian rituals of the bull, including dream incubation in the mausoleum of the Apis bulls and the “opening of the mouth” of the dead
Seek blessing and nurturing in the precinct of the cow goddess Hathor and her sisters in other cultures
Module 5: A Class in the Dream School of Anubis (July 23)
The ancient Egyptians understood that in dreams, our eyes are opened. Their word for dream, rswt, also means “awakening” and was written with a symbol representing an open eye.
By recalling and working with dreams, we develop the art of memory — tapping into knowledge that belonged to us before we entered this life journey.
The Egyptians developed an advanced practice of conscious dream travel. Trained dreamers operated as seers, remote viewers, and telepaths, advising on state and military strategy and providing a mental communications network between far-flung temples and administrative centers.
They also practiced shapeshifting, crossing time and space in the dream-bodies of birds and animals.
In this class, you’ll visit the dream school of Anubis, patron of astral travel and the gatekeeper between the realms of the living and the dead, using shamanic drumming to power your direct experience of what is possible.
In this module, you’ll explore:
Dream telepathy and dream communication with the departed
The nature and operations of the different subtle bodies
How, through conscious dream travel, ancient Egypt’s “frequent flyers” explored the roads of the afterlife and the multidimensional universe
The meaning of true initiation and transformation that takes place in a deeper reality, accessible through the dream journey beyond the body
The power of heka, or magic words
Why, in the age of Cleopatra, the Egyptian priests who specialized in dreaming were called the Learned Ones of the Magic Library
Module 6: Journey to the Temple of Dream Healing (July 30)
When they were in need of healing, the peoples of the Greco-Roman world often turned to Asklepios (Aesculapius to the Romans), “the kindest of gods to humans,” and his divine family…
Asklepios popularized dream incubation, which flourished for more than a thousand years, from as far east as modern Ankara to as far west as the British Isles.
The practice of Asklepian healing begins as a quest. You go on a pilgrimage, when you have failed to find other remedies for what ails you. You travel to a holistic center. You are cleansed and purified. You pray. You are shown images of the gods, and evidence of “what happened before.” You see hundreds, maybe thousands of votive offerings and inscriptions depicting healings that have taken place. This stirs up the psyche, fires the imagination, and primes you for a big experience in the sacred night.
The temple helpers will ask you about your dreams as they look for a dream of invitation, noting when the caliber of your dreams indicates that you’re ready for the big experience.
Contact with animals and animal spirits is a vital part of this tradition. The snake is a primary healing ally of Asklepios. There were snake pits in the Asklepian sanctuaries, and seekers of big dreams often had to brave up to serpents (nonvenomous, but still scary for many) slithering over them in the night. In the testimonies, healing was often delivered by the experience of a snake licking or biting or coiling round an afflicted part of the body.
In this class, you’ll learn how to:
Find and bring the dream of invitation to open your doors to the inner temple
Step out of your old mindsets and self-limiting beliefs
Learn from the healing that pilgrims before you received within this sacred space
Address the sacred guide and healer — and seek healing for others in this temple
Receive the gifts of the animal doctors
Practice dream incubation whenever you need guidance of healing from a deeper source
Create a shamanic journey to an inner version of the Temple of Dream Healing — and go through several phases of spiritual cleansing, dream incubation, and instruction before you’re admitted to the inner sanctuary… where a direct encounter with the sacred guide and healer may become available to you
Module 7: Dreaming the Celtic Soul Back Home (August 13)
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.
— W. B. Yeats, “The Song of Wandering Aengus”
In Ireland, they call it going Away. The world seems cold or cruel or indifferent, so a vital part of you leaves the body — or is lured away — and goes to live in another world, in a realm of Faeries or in a garden behind the moon…
People in the ordinary world may not notice anything is gone from you, but you’re missing something that you need to be whole, to live fully and to create.
In this class, you’ll sample some of the ever-living Celtic wonder tales that speak of soul and dreaming and lands of the heart’s desire. You’ll journey to places of healing, like the sacred spring of Sequana, the Fast-Flowing One, at the source of the River Seine.
You’ll follow the deer tracks of Elen, goddess of the Ways. Robert will share a story from The Mabinogion about how your dreams may give you a map to manifest the wishes of your soul — and carry you to your beloved.
The roads of enchantment in this class will include:
Dreaming with Yeats and Wandering Aengus
Journeying to the sacred spring of the Goddess for healing and revelation
Entering the sacred grove and deepening our connection with our council of Tree People
Growing the art of “goodly speech,” valued by the Celts above all other gifts
Laying paths for parts of your vital soul that went Away to come home
Module 8: Dreaming With Gabriel (August 20)
Gabriel is the archangel of dreams for all three peoples of the Holy Book — Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
Gabriel also appeared during a critical passage in Robert’s own life. While walking in bright sunlight on a dusty farm road beside a cornfield, he had a clear vision of Gabriel. It brought him to his knees, tears streaming down his face. The angel’s beauty was so great, he thought of him/her as feminine more than masculine…
This week, Robert will share “Song for Gabriel,” the poem he wrote about that encounter. Together you’ll lay the foundations for a journey of ascension as Robert shares:
The many forms of the messenger
How angels appear in everyday life
Rumi’s account of Gabriel’s appearance to Mary
Angels in literature, including C. S. Lewis’s Cosmic Trilogy and Ginzberg’s Legends of the Jews
A simple-yet-deep meditation to open your heart, allowing the light of your yearning to know the angel of your being — so you can rise and invite an answering fire from heaven
Module 9: Dream Clinic (August 27)
In this pivotal week, you’ll make a visit to the dream clinic.
Together with your classmates, you’ll share your reports and ask questions surrounding your narratives, themes, and preoccupations, as you receive Robert’s guidance.
You’ll help each other find and grow the myths you can all live by.
In this module, you’ll explore:
How much energy can be generated through the process of sharing
The magic of empathy, compassion, intuition, and guidance — in action
Robert’s simple 4-step process for sharing dreams and life stories
How to carry this sharing process with you wherever you go in life
How to deepen your relationships and grow friendships on the level of the heart
Module 10: Dream Yoga With Tinker Bell (September 3)
You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.
— Tinker Bell to Peter Pan in the movie version of J. M. Barrie’s story
These fairy directions are excellent guidance for developing an everyday yoga of consciousness in horizontal meditation.
This week, you’ll discover how to train yourself to maintain relaxed attention in this in-between state. Through this process you’ll build a creative studio, a private movie theater open at any hour — and a departure lounge for lucid dream adventures.
Robert will explain how the fertile space of hypnagogia (the transitional state between wakefulness and sleep) has led to breakthroughs and solutions in nearly every field, including science…
In this class, you’ll discover how to:
Find an effortless cure for insomnia
Open yourself to inner and transpersonal guides as you seek imaginal healing in the twilight state
Visit a night cinema where the movies are exclusively for you — and step through the screen to become scriptwriter, director, and star of your own productions
Learn from the powerful reflections of Aelius Aristides, a famous orator who had the ear of emperors — and walked very close to his healing god
Move towards the continuity of consciousness so prized by masters of inner work — in realms of waking, sleeping, and in-between
Module 11: Build Your Sanctuary in the Imaginal Realm (September 10)
The Imaginal Realm, as described by the great medieval Sufi philosophers, is a region of mind between the world of time and the world of eternity.
In this realm, human imagination meets intelligences from higher realities, and they co-construct places of healing, instruction, and initiation. There are structures here — temples and palaces, schools and cities, pleasure gardens and places of initiation and healing.
This realm is beyond the physical, yet people don’t move through it as disembodied thought forms. Instead, it’s a world of subtle bodies that has even more reality than the physical world.
The great Persian mystical philosopher Suhrawardi insisted on the objective reality of the Imaginal Realm — and that the way to grasp it is the way of experience. “Pilgrims of the spirit succeed in contemplating this world,” he said, “and they find there every object of their desire.”
To know the world of true imagination, you must go there yourself.
In this class, you’ll learn from the work of Henry Corbin, the great French interpreter of the medieval Sufi mystics — and make a series of journeys to real places in the Imaginal Realm that you can always return to.
In this module, you’ll be invited to:
Recognize how the house in your dreams may already be your pied-à-terre (or palace) in the Imaginal Realm
Journey to a Magic Library where you can meet a master teacher and receive information and inspiration in any field that excites you
Visit the House of Time, where you can explore your connection with personalities living in other places and times whose relationships and life dramas are related to yours
Meet the Simorgh, the heaven bird of Persian tradition
Practice discernment, distinguishing the creations of true imagination from idle fancy and the fake realities known in Urdu literature as tilisms
Grow a place of sanctuary and higher knowledge on the inner planes
Module 12: Dreaming With Seth (September 17)
Seth is one of the true pioneering great dream educators, crystal clear about the important events that happen while you’re dreaming.
This week, you’ll study the core teachings of Seth through the lens of author Jane Roberts’ Oversoul Seven novels.
Every night in dreams, consciousness travels outside the body, according to Seth. You travel to other realities, no less real than the physical world. As you’ll discover, in many ways these worlds are more vivid and real.
You’ll explore how you can choose from an infinity of probable events while you’re dreaming. As you become a conscious dreamer, you’ll not only shape reality on other planes — you’ll engage in reality creation on the physical plane, too.
You can also tune in to parallel selves by waking up to what’s going on in your dreams.
Great creativity is a multidimensional art in which the creative mind draws on the gifts and the energy of many selves. You can borrow strength and skills from parallel selves who made different choices — and are walking the roads in the Many Worlds.
In this module, you’ll discover how:
You’re living continuous lives in other realities that you glimpse in dreams
You can connect with other personalities in your multidimensional soul family for mutual benefit
Reincarnation is real — but it’s just one of many after-death options, and you mustn’t get trapped in linear conceptions of karma
Dreaming is the best preparation for dying
You can connect with other personalities in your multidimensional family in past lives and future lives — and change your physical environment by manipulating your dream environment
Your most important life teacher may be your Oversoul, or Greater Self — awakening you to a hidden order of events and blessed sense of divine comedy
Module 13: Dreaming With Jung & Pauli & Beyond (September 24)
Nobel laureate and quantum pioneer Wolfgang Pauli said that dreams were his secret laboratory.
Carl Jung, the founder of depth psychology, declared, “all day long I have exciting ideas and thoughts. But I take up in my work only those to which my dreams direct me.”
The collaboration between these two treasured scientists is one of the great intellectual adventure stories of modern times.
Together, they developed a theory and practice of synchronicity to help us understand that mind and matter interweave everywhere in our conscious universe…
You’ll discover more about how dreaming is a solution state. You can dream with your eyes wide open — and now is the time for you to become a quantum dreamer, present at the creation of a new world.
As a quantum dreamer, you can step outside time and move towards the source of the events and circumstances that will play out in your life.
You can stir the quantum soup of possibilities — and select what will emerge into form via manifestation.
In this final class adventure, you’ll explore how to:
Build your own secret laboratory in the Imaginal Realm where you can find creative solutions, meet master teachers, and grow the life projects you wish to manifest in your world
Recognize and respond to the play of the archetypes within you and around you
Navigate by synchronicity and awaken to everyday oracles
Use Jung’s method of “active imagination” and Robert’s dream reentry technique to respond to any image that comes to you — including the scary ones — as a portal to healing and empowerment
Explore Jung’s conclusion, in his last major essay, that, “it is an age-old fact that God speaks, chiefly, through dreams and visions”
Apply the observer effect as you become a quantum dreamer, in the spirit of Pauli and Jung — and see how you can manifest the life you want to live