Radio Show Archive
Like Mark Twain, I don’t want to hear about the Moon from someone who hasn’t been there. The only authors on dreams that I trust have done a lot of dreaming and show that on every page of their work. Bambi Corso-Steinmeyer satisfied me that she is a lifelong dreamer when she reported that at age 15 she started keeping a dream journal and became fully aware that in dreams we may journey to another life we are living in another reality. In her excellent forthcoming book DreamTracking her passion rouses us to do more with our dreams, while her tools for everyday practice help us to become dream detectives. Listen to my lively conversation with this lifelong dreamworker and discover the adventure of following clues from your dreams, of comparing the situation and behavior of your dream self with that of your waking self, of constructing your personal dictionary of symbols and picking up messages from both your body and your soul.
Dreaming, we can travel without leading home and be as social as we please. These are not trivial benefits in these crazy lockdown times. Robert is joined by the wonderfully lively Kelly Sullivan Walden, author of many books on dreams and of dream oracle cards,to celebrate the recreational gifts of dreaming. In sharing and working personal dreams with each other, they demonstrate how sharing dreams the right way can be marvelous fun. You’ll chuckle when you hear Kelly give feedback on one of Robert’s humorous “little” dreams.
Gary White is a composer, former music professor, world traveler and teacher of Active Dreaming. He seems to live his life as a spirited walkabout. He calls himself an “imaginaut” and a “business traveler” the worlds of true imagination some us call the Imaginal Realm. He also employs the old fashioned skills of the dowser to check on life decisions, and he describes in his interview with Robert how this approach got him and his wife safely from Oviedo to Arizona through the last window of opportunity before the pandemic shut things down. You’ll hear about resonance and muscle-testing, about the bees of Malta and how to download each section of a creative project from your dreams.
Robert has a lively and engaging conversation with Catherine Shainberg, author of Kabbalah and the Power of Dreaming. In this book, Catherine unveils the esoteric practices that allow us to unlock the dreaming mind’s transformative and intuitive powers. These are the practices used by ancient prophets, seers, and sages to control dreams and visions. Shainberg draws upon the ancient Sephardic Kabbalah tradition, as well as illustrative stories and myths from around the Mediterranean, to teach readers how to harness the intuitive power of their dreaming.
Nina is a lover of trees, and celebrates the amazingly rich and varied world of trees in her beloved Stanley Park in Vancouver in a beautiful new book, Legacy of Trees: Purposeful Wandering in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Her foreword, tracking her life with trees, is a splendid example of how we can map our soul journey through this world in connection with the natural world around us. Courtesy of Nina and her publisher, you can read it HERE it at the Robert Moss Blog.
Psychotherapist, dream teacher, singer, dancer, and visual artist Marta Aarli talks with Robert about how her dreams flow into poetry. She says, “I’m interested in how to be the fullest, most integrated beings we can be. This includes our many parts – the analytic and emotional, verbal and non-verbal, earthly and spiritual, waking and sleeping, seen and unseen, conscious and unconscious, weaving together into fluid wholeness. I see poetry as a contemplative practice, to be with what is happening now inside our being and around us in the environment. When we express our inner worlds, we connect with others, invite them in, see our common experiences. Or perhaps we find that we are already roaming the halls of these vast universal realms together, in our dreams.”
Visionary educator and life coach Hollow Woods talks with Robert about finding and following your soul’s purpose, the theme of her new book The Golden Thread. Holly will guide you on a step by step meditation to find your way to a possible happy future and look back from that vantage point to offer counsel and encouragement to your present self. This conversation – like Holly’s book – is packed with practical guidance on how to find gifts in adversity, step out of the old confining histories, and move towards the perspective of a witness self. You;ll enjoy Robert and Holly comparing their personal experiences of how creative solutions may be born in the liminal space between sleep and away and how synchronicity gives us secret handshakes or pushbacks from the universe. As Holly writes, “One of the hallmarks of being connected and aligned with purpose is the magical way goodness just flows to you.”
Robert talks with HeatherAsh about simple, everyday practices for recognizing and stepping out of our old, confining stories into a Bigger story and looking at our life choices with the detachment of a witness self. HeatherAsh guides us through a meditation that leads through the imaginal architecture of four chambers of the psyche, which she names as Feelings, Story, Truth and Intent, to return with courage and clarity for forward action.
Normandi Ellis dreams into the mind of ancient Egypt and Egypt dreams through her, She is one of those who has passed through the lion skin, as Egypt said of initiates, and now invites us to taste the mysteries. With Hieroglyphic Words of Power, this word priestess gives us access to ancient codes for creation through the heart and the tongue. She takes us on a tour of the magic library of Seshet, scribe goddess and celestial consort of Thoth, where gods and glyphs come alive.
In this lively conversation she talks with Robert about how to the Egyptian mind would understand the pandemic, and how we can bring sacred powers and imaginal scripts for healing from ancient traditions.They describe their personal experiences of healing with the aid of Sekhmet. Hear them do live divination with Normandi’s hieroglyph deck,finding the hope of a movement towards the restoration of flow in our world and the resurgence of the Divine Feminine.
An extraordinary conversation with dream teacher, holistic healer and nonprofit consultant Valley Reed that starts with the precognitive dream that saved her life when she was eking out a living by selling roses in the evening in Dallas restaurants and clubs. She dreamed that he witnessed a man shoot her in one of those clubs. When she called the company the next day to explain she would not be working that night, the boss dismissed her dream and told her he would fire her if she refused to come in. She lost her job. She also missed the encounter with the shooter who entered the club that evening, exactly as she had dreamed, and shot three people. Valley’s dream life has expanded into visions of multidimensional families and the very nature of the multiverse. You’ll also hear Valley and Robert work each others recent dreams by our signature Lightning Dreamwork method.
Let Robert guide you in a simple meditation to the Dream Cinema where you’ll find the dream you need for today – maybe one that went missing in the night,or or being produced right now by your personal film company behind the curtain of the world. Then enjoy Robert’s conversation with Kelly Sullivan Walden, a lively ambassador for the dreaming through her own radio show, books, dream oracle cards and coaching. They share personal experiences and celebrate dreams as a personal oracle and a playground for our creative spirits, our Magical Child and our many selves.
“A dream provides an exact tincture of the soul, a strong whiff – ammonia or perfume – to wake us from a faint-hearted life,” declares Rodger Kamenetz in The History of Last Night’s Dream. We need to savor and tend our dream images, and take action to bring their guidance and energy into embodied life, instead of reducing them to texts for analysis. In a lively conversation, Rodger Kamenetz, poet, scholar of Jewish mysticism and dream explorer, talks with Robert about the treasure house of images and the poverty of dream interpretation. They compare personal experiences of how dreams expand our humanity, remind us of the secret wishes of the soul, and generate poems and creative acts.
Minnesota dream teacher Monica Kenton dreamed of a railroad baron, James J. Hill, who was one of her neighbors a century ago. When she reentered her dream for fuller conversation she found that she and Hill might have gifts for each other. She was intrigued to find that he might be a member of her inner council, her personal committee of sleep in the sense that John Steinbeck wielded the phrase when he wrote that “It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.” In this lively conversation, Robert and Monica discuss the guides and guidance that become available in dreams, and demonstrate the quick, fun Lightning Dreamwork method for sharing dreams and personal stories.
Dream researcher Ryan Hurd (dreamstudies.org) share personal experiences of lucid dreaming and liminal dreaming in the space between sleep and awake. Ryan, author of a valuable practical guide for sufferers of Sleep Paralysis, explains how this phenomenon in which the body remains asleep while the mind is awake can be a portal for lucid dreaming and “private initiation”.
How many people tell you they don’t remember dreams? Or, worse, that they “never” dream? In contemporary society, dream drought is a widespread affliction, almost a pandemic. This is deadly serious, because night dreams are an essential corrective to the delusions of the day. In this program Robert offers five simple, practical ways to break a dream drought.
In the second half of the show he is joined by Minnesota dream teacher Monica Kenton to demonstrate how much fun we can have sharing dreams in the Lightning Dreamwork Game. Invented by Robert, this fast and frisky four-step process allows us to share dreams and personal stories, offer each other non-intrusive feedback and guide each other to take action to bring energy and guidance into embodied life. Monica’s dream of The Railroad Tycoon and the Sewing Machine awakens us to the possibility that in dreaming we may have access to great intellects from other times and that this dream business can be good for business in the worldly sense!
“The dream knows,” says Catalan psychologist and dream explorer Jordi Borras, who brings the gift of dreaming to many through his courses in dream integration and his work in radio, television and film in Catalonia. Robert and Jordi share their experiences of helping young children with dreams and learning from them. Kids put adults back in touch with experiences adults may consider extraordinary, but are entirely natural in the childhood worlds of dreaming, as in the shaman’s. Kids also need help with scary stuff. Jordi gave one of his daughters a rag doll call Lluna (Moon) and told her to make drawings of bad dreams and put them in Lluna’s pocket; Moon would eat them overnight.
Hear Robert and Jordi share their personal dreams and their passions for helping to rebirth a dreaming society. Jordi is one of those who understands deeply that dreams require much more than analysis; they require creative action to embody their healing energy and guidance.
While we tend to think of dreams as private and personal, dreaming is actually a highly social activity. We get out and about; we visit other people and have shared adventures. It is understandable that our dreams may overlap or interweave with people we know; we are connected, and have common concerns and desires. More startling is the fact that vast numbers of people who are strangers to each other sometimes dream the same theme. For example, thousands of dreamers all over the world reported dreams directly related to the tragedy of 9/11. Great events, as Goethe observed, cast a shadow before them, and we share dreams about situations and events affecting the welfare and survival of humanity. People connected by a common cause or affinity may find themselves engaged in dreaming with and for a whole group. Robert discusses this practice and the many modes of social and telepathic dreaming with Jean Campbell, Editor of the International Association for the Study of Dreams’ magazine DreamTime and a member of the IASD Board of Directors. She is founder and director of The World Dreams Peace Bridge (www.worlddreamspeacebridge.org). Jean is author/editor of several books including Group Dreaming: Dreams to the Tenth Power and Sleep Monsters and Superheroes: Empowering Children through Creative Dreamplay.
Robert talks to Canadian dreamworker and author Toko-pa Turner about how dreaming can help us to bring more or soul and self into embodied life and authentic community.
“We are literally made of story. Every night, something in our biology compulsively spits out dream-stories in order to keep us healthy. As essential as breathing, these stories have layers of usefulness that are part self-regulatory, part transmission of wisdom, and part connective tissue to a networked intelligence unconstrained by time and space.” – Toko-pa Turner, Belonging
We discuss dreams that deal with mortal issues, like birth and death and major life choices. Kim has made a special study of dreams – of both mothers and fathers – in relation to pregnancy. “Announcing dreams” may introduce the child who is going to born, revealing not only its gender but its preferred name and basic personality. Such dreams can open a deep bonding experience between the unborn child and the parents and make the baby-to-be a conscious participant in the whole delivery process. We also talk about dreams that prepare the dying for the big journey ahead and may provide first-hand confirmation of the survival of consciousness after physical death.
We explore one of my favorite themes: how the imagination is an engine of manifestation. Mitch is well-known as a “participating historian” of esoteric ideas, New Thought and alternative spirituality. I especially like how he encourages us in his new book to spend more time in the creative space of the hypnagogic state between sleep and awake:
“The state of hypnagogia presents us with what might be considered prime time for channeling the energies of thought…The hypnagogic state is one of the rare times when almost anyone can use mental images to induce emotion. I advise using the hypnagogic state to picture the achievement of a cherished aim…Feel the pleasure of attainment.”
Robert talks with composer, travel writer and dream teacher Gary White about his adventures in creative imagination. You’ll be excited to hear how, as a music professor, Gary encouraged his students to imagine themselves at the premiere of a work under development – and bring back music and well as confidence from the journey into the desirable future.There are many clues to manifestation in this conversation, and a guided tour to some interesting places in the imaginal realm. You can read Gary’s own elegant narrative of his imaginal adventures here: https://www.fandangolife.com/blog/2018/10/21/my-life-as-an-imaginaut
A lively conversation with Danielle Dulsky, author of
The Holy Wild: A Heathen Bible for the Untamed Woman
Every fall I lead a 4 day adventure at a villa in the Carpathian mountains within line of site of Dracula’s castle at Bran. The veils between the worlds are thin here and the extraordinary is easy. We embark in marvelous group shamanic adventures in the multiverse, we brave the gates of death and learn to become dream seers, kairomancers and soul healers. Listen to Robert talk with Ana Maria Stefanescu, leader of the School of Active Dreaming in Romania, about the adventures we have shared and hear them play our fun, fast Lightning Dreamwork game with their personal experiences.
Our Lightning Dreamwork process makes it easy and fun to share dreams and life stories just about anywhere, including a coffee break at the office. In a lively conversation, Robert and dream teacher Sara Britt talk about what inspires people to start sharing dreams – the number #1 reason is that they have dreamed of the deceased – and how we can provide confirmation and validation and encourage them to listen more closely to dreams and bring guidance and energy from the dreamworlds into regular life. They also discuss the gift of the humdrum, workaday dreams that may give us an exact rehearsal of things that lie ahead.
In this wildly entertaining show, Robert’s guest is The Traveler – the Dream Robert who gets out and visits other times and other worlds while his physical body is dormant. The Traveler is the protagonist of many of the adventures in Robert’s new book Mysterious Realities.
Have fun with Robert and dream teacher and artist Tenaya as they work the Lightning Dreamwork game with each other’s dreams – and learn how to bring this fun, fast way of sharing dreams and personal stories into your relationships, which will deepen and grow in amazing ways. Tenaya also talks about the genesis of her painting “The Amber Road” in her visionary quest for her ancestors. The painting graces the cover of Robert’s book Hand feels like an invitation to the mysteries.
A lively conversation with musician and dream explorer Travis Wernet on dreaming as a source of energy, creative inspiration and guidance in everyday life. The discussions deepens as Robert and Travis talk about how, dreaming, we may find ourselves in the company of the deceased who are alive somewhere else, and as Travis described how he was guided by Aborigines to find the right tree for his didgeridoo.
Real magic, as Robert defines it, consists of bringing gifts from another world into this one. We do this when we remember our dreams and talk them and walk them so that we embody their gifts of healing and creative energy and guidance in everyday lives. Listen to Robert’s lively conversation with Ann Arbor dream teacher Julie Tumbarello in which they have fun sharing dreams by the Lightning Dreamwork method, modeling how to open a safe space where you can share your own dreams and life stories with a partner, get helpful feedback and guidance on how to honor your experiences, in just a few minutes.
Teresa is a gifted and highly creative educator, artist and teacher of Active Dreaming. You’ll enjoy the fun of playing our Lightning Dreamwork game as Robert and Teresa take turns to play guides for each other in working each other’s dreams. You’ll learn why we need to take action to honor our dreams and embody their energy and guidance in our lives and our relationships.
Most human cultures have looked to dreams for direct access to the sacred, to the God or gods we can talk to. Robert discusses with spiritual dreamer and Dominican Sister Carol Davis her own experiences of divine dreaming. As they share fresh dreams and explore them through our Lightning Dreamwork process, you’ll realize that dreaming, in itself, is divine!
The ancient Greek physician Galen wrote in drams our consciousness may travel through the body, examining its condition, and then report back to the waking self in the morning. Robert discusses with the co-author of “Dreams that Can Save Your Life” how dreams can provide an impeccable diagnosis of our physical, mental and emotional health, and provide fresh and personal imagery that can help us to get well and stay well.
Robert talks to European dream teacher and shamanic practitioner Willem Hartman about soul loss and soul retrieval, how shamans are called by dreams, and why everyone who dreams is “a little bit shaman”.
The Many Worlds hypothesis in physics tells us that it is probable that indeed we are living in one of many parallel universes and that they are interactive. How can you confirm this for yourself? How can you build on this knowledge to empower your present life? This is a central theme of my conversation with Christine Upchurch, a popular Seattle-based radio show host as well as an energy healer, life coach and creator of “Vibration of Change”, a road map for soul travelers. We share impressions of past and parallel lives, including Christine’s effort to intercede in the life of a parallel self who never left Lincoln, Nebraska to get her to quit smoking.