Pioneer of active dreaming, and best-selling author Robert Moss returned for a discussion on dream explorations. Dreams are not only an event, but occur in a specific space that the dreamer can potentially visit again, he said. In the dream state people can also travel to other dimensions or parallel realities-- one such dimension could be a place where the deceased can be contacted, he noted.
Visits with departed loved ones during dreams can be an authentic means of communication, providing closure and healing, he commented. These spirits, no longer bound by space and time, might offer information or warnings about future events. However, one group of South American shamans cautioned that our "psycho-spiritual context" is being poisoned by the psychic thoughts of dead people, but most Americans are completely unaware of what is going on this dimension, Moss recounted.
If a person encounters negative dream symbols, such as scary creatures, Moss suggested confronting and interviewing them, which can turn the situation into something positive. To get started in dreamwork, he advocated keeping a journal in which dreams as well as "pop-ups" (unusual incidents in the waking state) are documented. It's also helpful, he said, to give oneself an intention before going to sleep such as "I'd like to have fun in my dream" or "I'd like to receive guidance on a particular issue."
First half-hour guest Richard C. Hoagland reacted to NASA's plan to land astronauts on Mars by 2037.
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