We yearn for contact with departed loved ones. We miss them, ache for forgiveness or closure and long for confirmation that there is life beyond physical death. In The Dreamers Book of the Dead , Robert moss explains that we have entirely natural contact with the departed in our dreams, when they come visiting and we may travel into their realms. As we become active dreamers, we can heal our relationship with the departed and move beyond the fear of death. We also can develop the skills to function as soul guides for others, helping the dying to approach the last stage of life with courage and grace, opening gates for their journeys beyond death and even escorting them to the Other Side. Drawing on a wealth of personal experience as well as many ancient and indigeus traditions, Moss offers stories to inspire us and guide us. He shares his extraordinary visionary relationship with the poet WB Yeats , whose greatest ambition was to create a Western Book of the Dead , to feed the soul hunger of our times. Moss teaches us the truth of Chief Seattle's statement that 'there is death; we just change worlds.' In this book Moss reveals that the easiest way to communicate with the departed is through dreams and he offers methods for helpful and timely communication with deceased loved ones.
Robert Moss survived three near-death experiences in childhood and has been dreaming with the departed all of his life. He is the creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of dreamwork and shamanic techniques for empowerment and healing. A former university professor of ancient history at the Australian National University, he is a novelist, shamanic counselor, and the author of Conscious Dreaming, Dreamgates, and Dreamways of the Iroquois. He lives in upstate New York.