Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Clare R. Johnson, PhD, author of the new Llewellyn's Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming.
Lucid dreams are dreams where we know that we're dreaming, while we're dreaming. In a lucid dream, we activate our waking awareness in a dream, without waking up.
Once lucid, we can fly, face up to nightmare images, heal ourselves from trauma and grief, rehearse skills we need in our waking life, overcome phobias, experience dreamscapes of astonishing beauty…and have an enormous amount of fun! Here's how to get lucid:
Keep a Dream Journal.
This is a wonderful way of communicating with your dreaming mind. Non-lucid dreams are the path to lucid
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jeanne Van Bronkhorst, author of Premonitions in Daily Life and Dreams at the Threshold.
I am delighted to be writing today about my new book, Dreams at the Threshold: Guidance, Comfort, and Healing at the End of Life.
I have been asked by other healthcare professionals why I would want to bother people who are sick by asking about their dreams. The end of life is an emotionally intense and spiritually profound time, and for those who view dreams as meaningless and irrelevant, asking about dreams makes no sense.
I understand their hesitation. As a child I was also taught that dreams are nonsense, but my own dreams were much more than
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Thuri Calafia, author of Dedicant and the new Initiate.
I remember the first time I tried Sacred Dreaming. I had just finished Scott Cunningham’s wonderful Dreaming the Divine, and I found it both sad and intriguing that nearly every world culture once had, at some point in time, dream temples that were fully staffed with skilled interpreters to guide and advise the dreamers who visited there, but that the only culture in the world that still had such temples was/is Japan. Being solitary and not Japanese, I set about following his sage advice regarding Sacred Dreaming in my own bedroom; I set up my dream altar and asked a beloved deity for
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Debra Moffitt, author of Awake in the World: 108 Practices to Live a Divinely Inspired Life.
A friend said that dreams were like letters from a wise relative; they must be opened. Over the past years dreams have helped me find a mate, warn me about the stock market crash, and helped me to get published. In dreams many things become clear and transparent. Like in ancient dream temples, we can create a place where we’re ready to receive them and grow. In workshops, people tell me, “I don’t dream.” This is not true; everyone dreams every night. It’s part of sleeping. In each ninety minute sleep cycle we spend approximately half an hour