“Dreams give us the answers if we attend to them, because they come from a source that is deeper and wiser than the everyday waking mind. To attend means more than to listen…To work fully with our dream source, we are required to stretch our understanding, to go beyond familiar maps.”
–Robert Moss, Conscious Dreaming (in Dreamwork for the Initiate’s Path)
Dream for the Initiate’s Path is a concise guide to working with your dreams to enhance self-understanding and personal transformation. This is not a dream interpretation guide with a laundry list of dream symbolism, but rather a practical manual to understanding your dream in the context of your own life and your own unique lessons, insights, and personal meaning. Author and skilled ritualist, Shauna Aura Knight, takes the approach that your soul, or higher self/divinity, is making contact with you through your dreams and through skillful, conscious dreaming, you can increase the strength and value of this opportunity for divine connection and insight.
Dreamwork for the Initiate’s Path could be considered a guidebook or map for the process of exploring yourself through dreaming. The methods for understanding, interpretation, and exploration are very broad and can easily be personalized into your own best practices. Rather than viewing dreams as something that “just happens” to you or as something outside of everyday reality, Dreamwork for the Initiate’s Path encourages us to view our dreams as a rich source of self-understanding and a creative, active process of discovery and exploration.
A slender volume with robust resources, Dreamwork for the Initiate’s Path takes you first from myths and archetypes in dreaming into dream incubation and dream rituals. It then helps you work with disturbing dreams and dream images and into the process of working consciously with adversaries and allies in dreaming. It also includes a section on developing your own library of dream symbols and the way dream symbolism works in your own unique life and path. The book concludes with a look at prophetic dreaming and taking your dreams further.
As Knight notes, dreamwork is a core part of the path of seekers and initiates. Dreams are multilayered and difficult to unravel, but they will tell you more about yourself than you might believe.
“If you have a question you truly need answered, or a problem you truly need to solve, you can take it to your dream source…you will get the guidance you need from the dreams that will come to you.”
—-Robert Moss, Conscious Dreaming (in Dreamwork for the Initiate’s Path)
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