Dreams have shaped the spiritual history of humankind. Jacob's ladder dream, Joseph s dream verifying Mary s virgin pregnancy and Herod s plans to destroy the child, Muhammad s night journey dream, Vishnu s divine dream of all creation, Siddhartha Gautama Buddha s auspicious dreams on his journey to enlightenment the pervasive power of the sacred dream is well documented throughout the scripture and lore of virtually all the world s religions.
This fascinating introduction to sacred dreams those in which the dreamer experiences the immediate presence or communication from the Divine celebrates the dream experience as a way to deepen spiritual awareness and as a source of self-healing. Designed for the novice as well as the experienced sacred dreamer, it provides a four-step sequence to help the reader through the sacred dreaming process: Entering sacred dream space Dreaming as a sacred experience Interpreting the dream as sacred art Using sacred dream work as a means for spiritual growth and personal fulfillment
Each step explores historical and cultural dream work methods and rituals, and provides interesting religious background references as well as guidance for incubating sacred dreams. It includes step-by-step exercises for specific sacred dream techniques and practices, such as: the Shamanic method of slipping through the portal between sacred visions and sacred dreams, Tibetan Bon lucid dreaming technique, "rehearsing" the sacred dream, sacred dream body mapping, sacred group dream work and more."