The Secret History of Dreaming

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  • Copyright: 2010-08-10
  • Publisher: New World Library
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What do the first major oil discovery in Kuwait, Mark Twain's fiction, and Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad have in common? They were all first experienced in dreams. In this book, Robert Moss marshals his narrative flair to make history vivid and the esoteric accessible, exploring the role of dreams in such diverse subjects as the "Dreamtime" of indigenous peoples, the Spanish Inquisition, and the letters of Carl Jung. Acting as an archaeologist, he reveals dreams, coincidence, and imagination to be secret engines in a human story that points to a dimension beyond the physical. Ultimately, Moss shows that since the dream realm is the seedbed of innovation, those who wake up to this source of guidance, healing, and creativity receive inspiring hope for humanity's potential.

Author Biography

Robert Moss, the creator of Active Dreaming and a columnist for spirituality and Health, leads seminars around the world. A former professor of ancient history and philosophy, he is also a bestselling novelist, journalist, and independent scholar. His seven book on dreaming include Dreamgates, The Three Only Things, and Conscious Dreaming. He lives in upstate New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Fields of Dreamingp. xi
Secret Engines of History
Earth Speakers and Dream Travelersp. 3
Interpreters and Divinersp. 27
Divine Dreamingp. 51
The Angel That Troubles the Watersp. 83
From the Dream Libraryp. 101
How Dreaming Gets Us Throughp. 123
Masters of the Three ˘Only÷ Things
Joan of Arc and the Tree-Seersp. 145
The Beautiful Dream Spy of Madridp. 163
The Underground Railroad of Dreamsp. 177
Mark Twain's Rhyming Lifep. 193
The Man Who Blew Things Upp. 211
Winston Churchill's Time Machinesp. 233
Epilogue: The Future History of Dreamingp. 255
Acknowledgmentsp. 271
Notesp. 273
Bibliographyp. 300
Indexp. 317
About the Authorp. 329
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