Author: Lori Joan Swick, PhDPublish On: 2014-05-05
Incubating, Navigating and Interpreting Sacred Dreams for Spiritual and Personal
Growth Lori Joan Swick, PhD. conscious activity. Spiritual counselor Connie
Cockrell Kaplan goes so far as to assert that the womb is the dreaming organ and
Author: Lori Joan Swick, PhD
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Awaken to the wonders of your dreamself, and energize your spiritual potential for self-understanding and self-healing. “Without a doubt, people of all times and places have had the capacity to dream the sacred. I write this book in a sincere effort to create space for us to share these dreams and to provide a practical guide to nurturing sacred dreaming as an art.” —from the Introduction Sacred dreams—those in which the dreamer experiences the immediate presence of or communication with the Divine——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, Siddhartha Gautama Buddha’s auspicious dreams on his journey to enlightenment, Muhammad’s night journey dream—the pervasive power of the sacred dream is part of the scripture and lore of virtually all the world’s religions. This fascinating introduction to sacred dreaming celebrates the dream experience as a way to deepen spiritual awareness and as a source of self-healing for people of all faith traditions—or none. Includes practical, step-by-step exercises in every chapter.
This book includes practical and simple techniques for receiving sacred messages in your dreams, including: Preparation and journaling Rituals and spells Tips for remembering dreams Meanings of dream symbols Messengers and deities Helpful ...
Author: Scott Cunningham
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Seeking the divine through dreams is an ancient and nearly forgotten technique for personal spiritual connection. Dreaming the Divine shows you how to push beyond the boundaries of ordinary dreaming using dream incubation and sacred sleep, techniques practiced in dream temples in early Egypt, Babylon, Greece, and Rome. Discover how to create sacred dreams for healing, advice, glimpses of the future, protection, fertility, and a host of other reasons. This book includes practical and simple techniques for receiving sacred messages in your dreams, including: Preparation and journaling Rituals and spells Tips for remembering dreams Meanings of dream symbols Messengers and deities Helpful baths, foods, teas, and scents
No scientific explanation can be given for dreaming about a person you haven't
thought of in years and waking the next morning to find an email from this long-
lost friend. It is even more compelling to dream about an event that has not yet ...
Author: Tess Castleman
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This is a handbook about participating in-group dream modalities. Practical exercises included in each chapter anchor the step-by-step instructions given for running a safe, yet deep and meaningful group process with or without a professional facilitator. Care is taken to discuss shadow projection, clear communication, and confidentiality issues. Topics include nightmares, recurring dreams, childhood dreams, and synchronicity. Creating the tribal dream, where participants interweave their dream material in a complex yet boundary-safe fabric, is the quintessential goal of this companion volume to the author’s previous book, Threads, Knots, Tapestries.
Manipulating sacred teachings unconsciously, sorting and collecting only the
knowledge that pleases them is the most dangerous pitfall that all spiritual
novices may face. A good antidote to these pitfalls is to constantly ask yourself
what you ...
Author: Ohky Simine Forest
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Social Science
Integrates the matriarchal teachings from Canadian Indian, Mongolian, and Maya roots to create a written manifestation of these early cultures. She invites you to grasp the true universality of these symbols and traditions, to combinetheir ancient knowledge, to live the council way today. She provides practical information about shamanism, power animals, and includes charts that offer guidance for Spiritual Warriors so you can handle both worlds. Illustrated. Color insert. Index.
In Aboriginal lore the place where you are born is where your spirit lives — a sacred Dreaming place. It is a place of belonging, of being one with the land. A
place where knowledge, peace and joy are found. It is not a place recognised by
Author: Di Morrissey
Publisher: Pan Australia
From Australia's favourite storyteller with new novel The Last Paradise out now. The book that launched Di Morrissey as Australia's most popular female novelist. Heart of the Dreaming is the bestselling prequel to Follow the Morning Star. At twenty-one, Queenie Hanlon has the world at her feet and the love of handsome bushman TR Hamilton. Beautiful, wealthy and intelligent she is the only daughter of Tingulla Station, the famed outback property in the wilds of western Queensland. At twenty-two, her life lies in ruins. A series of disasters has robbed her of everything she ever loved. Everything except Tingulla-her ancestral home and her spirit's Dreaming place. And now she is about to lose that too. An extraordinary story of thwarted love and heroic struggle, Heart of the Dreaming is the tale of one woman's courage and her determination to take on the world and win.
As women think about, seek, and accept superintendency assignments, they
need a resource like Sacred Dreams that offers both practical advice trom those
who have attained this rank and research results from those who have studied
Author: C. Cryss Brunner
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Social Science
Offers practical advice and research results on women school superintendents, a field traditionally dominated by men.
A Great Love And The Legend of The Sacred Warriors Emef GUAZE. saying that '
if he came as immediate as possible, we would realize what he did as a bravura'.
Nevertheless, Nikolai was thinking Gujan about some good deeds. At least he ...
Author: Emef GUAZE
Publisher: Yasin Taşcı
The arcane dreams of Shira and Gujan, unfamiliar with each other, take them to the palace of the Russian King Andrei. An immortal love sprouts amid the endless palace schemes, stinking palace aristocracy and endless bloody wars… Those who run behind the luck to embitter quarrels between religions, cruel people far superior to venomous snakes, a King who dies for the sake of peace, and a warrior struggling for a life of honor in all this rage… Three honorable leaders and their armies… Are the Muslims, Jews and Christians going to be able to gather under one common flag? Are the sacred dreams going to turn real? Amid all this fighting, evil and intrigue, are Gujan and Shira going to come together again? A fantastic medieval fiction and a great love story that you will read in one breath.
For example, the categorization of dream reports into message dreams and
symbolic dreams becomes extremely complicated in the case of Aristides. Most of
the dreams from the Sacred Tales are symbolic dreams. This may indicate that ...
Author: Juliette Harrisson
Publisher: A&C Black
The history and literature of the Roman Empire is full of reports of dream prophecies, dream ghosts and dream gods. This volume offers a fresh approach to the study of ancient dreams by asking not what the ancients dreamed or how they experienced dreaming, but why the Romans considered dreams to be important and worthy of recording. Dream reports from historical and imaginative literature from the high point of the Roman Empire (the first two centuries AD) are analysed as objects of cultural memory, records of events of cultural significance that contribute to the formation of a group's cultural identity. The book also introduces the term 'cultural imagination', as a tool for thinking about ancient myth and religion, and avoiding the question of 'belief', which arises mainly from creed-based religions. The book's conclusion compares dream reports in the Classical world with modern attitudes towards dreams and dreaming, identifying distinctive features of both the world of the Romans and our own culture.
Author: Rev. Terrence P. McGillicuddy, Ph.D.Publish On: 2013-01-21
Fred states that these dreams began about four years ago, at the onset of his
illness. The theme of his nightmares is of a man who, in the middle of the night,
comes through his bedroom window. This dark, male, shadow figure then
engages in ...
Author: Rev. Terrence P. McGillicuddy, Ph.D.
Publisher: WestBow Press
Sacred Dreams & Life Limiting Illness is about friendship. It is about soul-friendship and the writer’s two decade experience as an Anam Cara (soul friend), Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor to persons with life-limiting illnesses. Many people living with a life-limiting illness report dream intensification and acceleration as their medical condition progresses. This book examines the psychological and spiritual significance of end-of-life dreams and how these dreams can be transformative to those searching for meaning and psychospiritual-healing in the midst of a terminal illness. The book also investigates the therapeutic value of dream therapy as a method that helps persons more effectively interface and process the existential and psychospiritual distress that accompanies life-limiting illness. Finally, this work explores through case studies how dreams can connect patients and clients to an authentic experience of the Divine and the Holy.
It was no secret that Mary was his betrothed . How would he ever explain a quiet
divorce ? Under the circumstances , was there any possibility of such ? While he
was considering all of this , an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and
Author: Edward V. Tuttle
Publisher: Pathways of Lights
The Christ story as you have never read it before---up close and personal, insightful and thought-provoking. With a focus on the symbolic language of the stories, the mythic dimensions, Sacred Stories Sacred Dreams; Bible Myth and Metaphor takes you on a journey in consciousness from Adam to Christ and ultimately to the realization that it is---your story
Dreaming a New Earth concerns itself with ultimate questions: the survival of humanity and planet earth. instead of proposing theoretical or political solutions, the book anticipates the birth of a new culture and civilisation through the ...
Author: Gerald Hall
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Dreaming a New Earth concerns itself with ultimate questions: the survival of humanity and planet earth. instead of proposing theoretical or political solutions, the book anticipates the birth of a new culture and civilisation through the path of dialogue with indigenous traditions. accordingly, this work highlights the wisdom of Indigenous Australian and Asian-Pacific peoples. In so doing, the western approach to reality, dominated by reason and theoretical analysis, is confronted with a more holistic vision in which the voice of the Spirit inspires dreams and sacred stories. Humanity is invited to re-experience the sacredness of nature and the mystery of existence.In short, we are called (in aboriginal parlance) to a "new Dreaming" or (according to the religious traditions) a radical conversion (metanoia) of mind, heart and soul. if there is to be genuine spiritual re-birth and cultural transformation in our paradoxically globalised and fractured world, we can no longer afford to ignore the ancient wisdom of primal cultures and indigenous traditions. Dialogue with earth-centred spiritualities and oral traditions is shown to be not only possible but, indeed, also crucial for our survival.Dreaming a New Earth also presents in a fresh way the mature insight of raimon Panikkar (1918-2010) whose original and creative contribution to religious and cultural dialogue is well recognised. his understanding of the dynamic interrelatedness of body (cosmic dimension), mind (consciousness dimension) and spirit (depth dimension) - what he calls the "cosmotheandric vision" - is shown to be clearly at play in the cultures of indigenous australians and other asian-Pacific peoples. In other language, Indigenous traditions teach us an often-forgotten lesson: the whole cosmos is sa
According to her authorised spokesperson, Christine Nicholls, Petyarre makes a
direct correlation between her navigation of the landscape with her family
through childhood, and her expression of the landscape of the Dreaming in
Author: Robyn Ferrell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
As the international art market globalizes the indigenous image, it changes its identity, status, value, and purpose in local and larger contexts. Focusing on a school of Australian Aboriginal painting that has become popular in the contemporary art world, Robyn Ferrell traces the influence of cultural exchanges on art, the self, and attitudes toward the other. Aboriginal acrylic painting, produced by indigenous women artists of the Australian Desert, bears a superficial resemblance to abstract expressionism and is often read as such by viewers. Yet to see this art only through a Western lens is to miss its unique ontology, logics of sensation, and rich politics and religion. Ferrell explores the culture that produces these paintings and connects its aesthetic to the brutal environmental and economic realities of its people. From here, she travels to urban locales, observing museums and department stores as they traffic interchangeably in art and commodities. Ferrell ties the history of these desert works to global acts of genocide and dispossession. Rethinking the value of the artistic image in the global market and different interpretations of the sacred, she considers photojournalism, ecotourism, and other sacred sites of the western subject, investigating the intersection of modern art and postmodern culture. She ultimately challenges the primacy of the "European gaze" and its fascination with sacred cultures, constructing a more balanced intercultural dialogue that deemphasizes the aesthetic of the real championed by western philosophy.
However, the most important part of the treatment was the sacred dreaming. The
patients slept in a dormitory, and in their dreams received a visit from Asclepius
or one of his priests. The patients awoke in the morning and returned home cured
Author: Richard Webster
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Did you know that flowers have a unique language of their own? Or that the way you draw a tree reflects your life outlook and personality? Flowers and trees have long been celebrated as sacred and powerful. By learning to read the special messages they hold, plants can help us navigate our life path and reconnect with nature. In this comprehensive guide, bestselling author Richard Webster uncovers the hidden properties of every major type of tree, herb, and flower that we encounter in our daily lives. From protection and healing to divination and worship, this book shows you how to apply ancient spiritual practices from many cultures to modern life—attract your ideal mate with valerian and sage, ward off psychic attacks with a sprinkling of rose oil, restore positive energy with nature meditations, and more. Nature lovers, myth historians, and trivia lovers alike will embrace this all-encompassing guide to the vast history and extensive magic of flowers and trees.
If we consider snake dreams in this light , we see that these dreams portray the
profoundly ambivalent nature of the sacred . Dream experiences involving
snakes have provided people with intensely numinous manifestations of sacred
Author: Kelly Bulkeley
A sweeping overview of the varieties of spiritual dream experiences that people have reported throughout history from cultures all over the world.
Creator Spirit who put the sacred measure and movement into our body and spirit
according to universal law. Your body and spirit have the memory that is now
ready to awaken. “Many millions of years ago there were peoples who lived in ...
Author: Leonide Martin
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
Jana's recurring dream opens portals to ancient Maya worlds, where the priestess Yalucha summons her to fulfill a prophetic mission critical to 2012, opposed by shamanic forces and her husband.
... not to wander across the treacherous terrain of Diné cosmology and the sacred
symbols that explain existence. Diné frown on Anglo-American outsiders like
myself—bilagáana—intruding onto sacred ground that we can never fully fathom.
Author: Marsha Weisiger
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country offers a fresh interpretation of the history of Navajo (Din�) pastoralism. The dramatic reduction of livestock on the Navajo Reservation in the 1930s -- when hundreds of thousands of sheep, goats, and horses were killed -- was an ambitious attempt by the federal government to eliminate overgrazing on an arid landscape and to better the lives of the people who lived there. Instead, the policy was a disaster, resulting in the loss of livelihood for Navajos -- especially women, the primary owners and tenders of the animals -- without significant improvement of the grazing lands. Livestock on the reservation increased exponentially after the late 1860s as more and more people and animals, hemmed in on all sides by Anglo and Hispanic ranchers, tried to feed themselves on an increasingly barren landscape. At the beginning of the twentieth century, grazing lands were showing signs of distress. As soil conditions worsened, weeds unpalatable for livestock pushed out nutritious native grasses, until by the 1930s federal officials believed conditions had reached a critical point. Well-intentioned New Dealers made serious errors in anticipating the human and environmental consequences of removing or killing tens of thousands of animals. Environmental historian Marsha Weisiger examines the factors that led to the poor condition of the range and explains how the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Navajos, and climate change contributed to it. Using archival sources and oral accounts, she describes the importance of land and stock animals in Navajo culture. By positioning women at the center of the story, she demonstrates the place they hold as significant actors in Native American and environmental history. Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country is a compelling and important story that looks at the people and conditions that contributed to a botched policy whose legacy is still felt by the Navajos and their lands today.
Dreaming. That God speaks to us through our dreams and our prayers is a theme
that has lasted longer than the ... Both the Greeks and the Egyptians made
pilgrimages to sacred dream sanctuaries, where they sought visitation from a god
in a ...
Author: Philip Dunn
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
It's a sensible enough notion that our unconscious would contain valuable insights, given that all we experience is stored there. Yet the idea of accessing those insights can be an elusive one, and until now, the subject usually has been discussed in abstract terms. Dream Finder pioneers a more concrete, practical approach for using dream incubation to tap the wisdom of the unconscious and to be guided by it in waking life. Author Philip Dunn offers four distinct meditation techniques to try before sleep in preparation for dreaming. Instructions to follow during sleep include specific methods of entering a lucid dream, recognizing the dream state from within it, remaining in or returning to the lucid dream, performing tasks in and controlling the direction of the dream, neutralizing a nightmare, and waking from a dream. Dunn also provides techniques to use after waking to remember, record, and understand dreams, gives helpful guidelines for interpretation, and illuminates familiar dream themes. In addition to refreshingly straightforward, actionable instruction, Dream Finder provides thought-provoking reflections on the spiritual aspects of dreaming, as well as fascinating historical context for the techniques and theories presented. Dream Finder is a rare combination of useful, uplifting, and compelling reading.
Ceremonies create a strong sacred inner link that assists us to easily surf all the
unexpected and unknown waves, great tsunamis and great life mysteries of both
our outer and inner landscapes. With Ceremony, balance and harmony are ...
Author: Bilawara Lee
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Bilawara Lee is a spiritual healer and teacher whose life is completely dedicated to helping us discover the wholeness and boundless beauty within our spirits and hearts. Her true gift is the ability to help you understand how you can discover your inner wisdom. The spiritual revelations she illuminates awaken us to the special path of our spirit without soul influences. This book will guide you to discover your spirits purpose. The book is full of information and instructions on how to live spiritually in todays rapidly changing society. It is a guidebook for your spiritual journey in life and beyond and how to do this without negative soul influences. It tells of Bilawaras journey in writing the book, the philosophies behind the beliefs and ceremonies, and finally the ceremonies that will help anyone who is interested in living their life with Spirit. She brings words of wisdom from our Ancestral Spirits and Cosmic Grandparents. As a Grandmother from the oldest, continues cultures on Earth, Bilawara will share with you wisdoms from the Ancestors for your spiritual journey to the stars.
In Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria, material traces such as flaked
stone artefacts are dealt with by archaeologists while the metaphysical 'traces'—
such as sacred Dreaming sites (typically consisting of natural landscape features
Author: Paul Graves-Brown
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Social Science
It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.