Robert Moss's The Secret History Of Dreaming

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Dreams, I myself was never really interested in my own dreams until one night not too long ago I woke up with that unmistakable anxious feeling that one has after experiencing an unpleasant dream. It made me realize that I don’t talk about my dreams the good or the bad to anyone. Neither do most other people. That is because we as sophisticated adults tend to act as if bad dreams or any dreams at all are reserved for small children. Almost as if dreams were an unspoken taboo. However, dreams are now and always have been more important to us than most people either know or would like to admit, because, and I believe that Edgar Allan Poe said it the best, “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
After heading down to the library I chose to start my research with the most basic answers I could think of from a dictionary. I thought if anything would give me a straight
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In this book Australian “dream teacher”, Robert Moss, described what the difference is on how people see dreams, that “in modern Western societies, we think of dreams as sleep experiences. But for many other cultures, dreaming is fundamentally about waking up” (xii). Waking up. That certainly wasn’t the outlook on dreams that I was taught as a child, I mused. So I decided to Dig a little deeper I learned that dreams have been seen for many thousands of years as they way that the gods or divines have spoken to humanity (11). The thought that dreams serve(d) as a connection to omnipotent beings certainly isn’t a new one and would explain why people have always had a fascination with dreams. It would have been reassuring thinking that some higher power was in control of your thoughts at night, which made me wonder. What about dreams that we can

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