The Art of Active Dreaming
Length of Course:
18 hours: 6 sessions of 3 hours each.
Dates of course: Oct 16,23, & Nov 6,13,20,& 27.
Minimum 12 and maximum 24 (30 depending on location)
Learn the art of active dreaming through dream sharing, dream reentry and tracking, dreaming the future, dreaming with the departed and the departing, dreaming with animal guardians and spiritual guides and through dreams of healing.
In this adventure-filled workshop, we discover how to use the powerful techniques of active dreaming —the original synthesis of shamanism and dreamwork created by Robert Moss—to shift consciousness and embark on journeys across time and through other dimensions.
Using story, movement, theater, spontaneous art, and ritual, we:
Discover how to project our consciousness safely beyond the body
Learn how to open gates between the worlds and how to close them when necessary
Interact with dimensional spirits and discover our mission in this world
Communicate with the departed and make death our ally instead of our fear
Experience our counterparts in other times and in alternate realities
Active Dreaming: Journey Beyond Self-Limitation to a Life of Wild Freedom
Module 1: Sharing Dreams
In this module, you will learn:
The Lightning Dreamwork process to share dreams:
Step 1: Telling the dream and giving it a title
Step 2: With a partner asks the 3 vital questions
1. How did you feel when you woke up?
2. Reality Check: do you recognise any of the people or elements in the dreams in waking life? Could any of the events in the dream possibly happen in the future?
3. What would you like to now about this dream?
Step 3: With a partner, playing the "If it were my dream" Game
Step 4: Taking action to honour the dream
Module 2: Dream Reentry and Tracking
- Explore the dreamscape and gather helpful information
- Talk to dream characters who may also be spiritual guides or visitors
- Go beyond nightmare terrors to healing and resolution
- Find personal doorways to other worlds
- Have fun and adventure in a deeper reality
Module 3: Dreaming the Future
- How to tell whether a dream should be viewed literally or symbolically
- How to recognise when we are dreaming about people or situations from our future
- How to clarify the dream message
- How to take appropriate action to avoid an unpleasant outcome in waking life, or manifest a happy dream
- How to know whether a dream contains psychic guidance for another person, and how to pass on that message in a helpful and non-controlling way
Module 4: Dreaming with the Departed and the Departing
- Use our dreams to enter into loving communication with departed loved ones
- Clarify message from the departed
- Embark on conscious exploration of life on the other side
- Develop personal rituals to honour de departed
- Establish healthy psychic boundaries
Module 5: Dreaming with Animal Guardians and Spiritual Guides
- Recognise the many forms of the dream guide
- Dialogue with spiritual guides who introduce themselves in dreams
- Use spiritual dreams as doorways to realms of initiation and healing
- Develop personal rituals to honour the powers that speak to us through dreams
- Reconnect with the Higher Self and remember our soul's purpose in this lifetime.
Module 6: Dreams of Healing
- How the body talks to us in dreams
- How dreams reveal the spiritual sources of our symptoms
- How dream imagery can promote wellness and self-healing
- How dreams invite us to reclaim vital soul energy lost through pain or grief or addiction
Students may want to bring a mat, a pillow and a blanket.
The class will be taught in a circle. I will do drumming. I would like to have a small coffee table at the centre to use as an altar on which, I will light a candle.
As a registered nurse with a Master’s Degree, Luc Therrien has spent the better part of his professional life working within the health system in the area of mental health. Every day, he witnesses the power of the mind on the well-being of individuals. He helps people help themselves grow spiritually through the use of relaxation, imagination, hypnosis and dreaming. He calls his practice transformational nursing. Like his mentor Robert Moss, he dreams of a society where dreaming guides our everyday lives and he strives to help build dreaming community.
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