Dreams and Spiritual Growth

A Christian Approach to Dreamwork : with More Than 35 Dreamwork Techniques

Dreams and Spiritual Growth

Dreams and Spiritual Growth presents a new and fully comprehensive dreamwork methodology. It not only reviews some of the ancient Judaeo-Christian dreamwork traditions, but it also integrates an understanding of dreams and dreamwork techniques developed by modern psychology.

Dreams of Awakening

Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep

Dreams of Awakening

Dreams of Awakening is a thorough and exciting exploration of lucid dreaming theory and practice within both Western and Tibetan Buddhist contexts. It not only explores lucid dreaming practices, but also the innovative new techniques of Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep, the holistic approach to lucidity training which the author co-created. The book is based on over 12 years of personal practice and the hundreds of lucid dreaming workshops which Charlie has taught around the world, in venues as diverse as Buddhist temples and dance-music festivals. Using a three-part structure of Ground, Path and Germination the reader is given a solid grounding in:. the history and benefits of lucid dreaming . cutting edge research from dream and sleep scientists.. entering the path of learning to do the practices. prophetic dreams, lucid living, out of body experiences and quantum dreaming.Although Dreams of Awakening presents many different angles on how to make the 30 years we spend asleep more worthwhile, the fundamental aim of the book is to teach people how to lucid dream their way to psychological and spiritual growth. This book is for all those who want to wake up, both in their dreams and waking lives.

Discerning Life with Dreams: The Triadic Relationships Between Dreams, Discernment, and Spiritual Intelligence

Discerning Life with Dreams: The Triadic Relationships Between Dreams, Discernment, and Spiritual Intelligence

This study explored the relationship between dreams, discernment, and spiritual intelligence. It focused on the experience of people who use dreams to help them with spiritual discernment or decision-making in a spiritual context. A case study methodology included questionnaires, personal dream records, and interviews to understand the seven participants experiences of exploring their dreams for guidance. Participants were self-selected by answering an ad seeking people whose dreams had helped them to make a decision, who journaled their dreams, and who consider themselves to be spiritual. Most participants reported being drawn to dreamwork by a significant life experience. While participants shared different perceptions as to what discernment consists of, each participant reported that dreams helped them to grow spiritually. A number of outcomes were exemplified, falling into two main grouping: a) the use of discernment in order to understand a dream (whether or not they ended up reaching a resolution or making a decision about the dream) and b) the use of dreams as part of a discernment process (whether or not the dreams helped them to resolve their discernment issue or make a decision). The intensity of emotion attached to an issue seemed, for some, to render it more difficult to arrive at particular decisions. For others, dreams seemed to ease the burden of discernment or decision-making by raising their degree of confidence towards their resolution or decision. Deepening appreciation of and growing desire for living spiritually, and learning more about spirituality were indicators of a developing spiritual intelligence. For most, spiritual growth occurred through knowledge or learning gained from their dreams. For some, their belief about God s role in their life impacted their experience of the Divine in their dreams.Finally, the study showed that individuals are not always aware of what had helped them, suggesting a subconscious process at work in both discernment and decision-making. The study affirmed a triadic link between dreams, discernment, and spiritual intelligence among people involved in spiritual dreamwork. It demonstrated ways by which the discernment process can build confidence in people who are turning to their dreams for guidance in a spiritual context.

Dreams & Visions

Dreams & Visions

Dream meanings.

Visions of the Night

Dreams, Religion, and Psychology

Visions of the Night

This wide-ranging exploration of the spiritual and scientific dimensions of dreaming offers new connections between the ancient wisdom of the world's religious traditions, which have always taught that dreams reveal divine truths, and the recent findings of modern psychological research. Drawing upon philosophy, anthropology, sociology, neurology, literature, and film criticism, the book offers a better understanding of the mysterious complexity and startling creative powers of human dreaming experience. For those interested in gaining new perspectives on dreaming, the powers of the imagination, and the newest frontiers in the dialogue between religion and science, Visions of the Night promises to be a welcome resource.

Teen Dream Power

Unlock the Meaning of Your Dreams

Teen Dream Power

Teen Dream Power explores the dream wisdom of earlier societies and what it means for teens today. Teens will learn to increase dream recall, interpret dreams using their own personal dream symbol dictionary, handle nightmares, explore inner changes, enhance learning skills, and increase their creativity.

Dream Interpretation for Beginners

Understand the Wisdom of Your Sleeping Mind

Dream Interpretation for Beginners

Decode the wisdom of your dreams to enrich your life and achieve your personal goals. This fantastic book shows you how to use dreams for improved problem-solving, better relationships, creative inspiration, and spiritual growth. Join dream expert Diane Brandon as she explores: • Types of dreams and common meanings • Dream recall techniques • Precognitive and clairvoyant dreams • Step-by-step instructions for dream interpretation • Dreams for health and healing • Using dreams to communicate with a higher awareness Dream Interpretation for Beginners is the perfect guide to the unseen treasures that await you in your sleep. Praise: “A comprehensive approach to understanding and interpreting all dreams, from the mundane to the metaphysical.”—Larry Burk, MD, CEHP, author of Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist “From dream basics to interpretation to self-realization, if you have a question about dreams or want to learn more . . . you are likely to find the answers here. I highly recommend this book to dreamers and non-dreamers alike.”—Judy B. Gardiner, author of Lavender: An Entwined Adventure in Science and Spirit

Balancing Leadership and Personal Growth

The School Administrator's Guide

Balancing Leadership and Personal Growth

Promote strong teaching and learning while maintaining personal leadership development and growth! Author Christa Metzger provides strategies to enrich your leadership practice while helping you balance the personal aspects in your life that can become neglected when facing too many professional pressures. Highlights include: Finding balance, self-actualization, personal improvement, values, inner focus, and strong relationships Nourishing your spirit, finding time for solitude and meditation, and cultivating relationships Fulfilling your purpose as a leader and finding meaning as a person

The Dream Channel

Tools of Living

The Dream Channel

The pursuit of happiness! We have different perceptions of what that means among ourselves, and within ourselves as we experience myriad events (joyous or otherwise) such as - activities, relationships, activities, learning, challenges, contentions, problems. Whether we automatically think of it or not, each of those events contributes (positively or negatively) to our mental, physical, psychological and spiritual development; for being happy is good, but being happy as we develop is satisfyingly sublime. This book, The Dream Channel is designed to itemize and explain various aspects of the twenty-four Tools of Living we all have in common, yet that we, as individuals, are constantly treating subjectively in agreement with our differing (sometimes unstable) needs, desires, emotions, and values. The Supreme Being has loaned us these tools, and, through His gift of dreams, urges us to utilize these taken-for granted tools so as to allow us the mental, physical, psychological, and spiritual development of sublime happiness. Here are 12 of the 24 primary tools, including examples of the associated auxiliary tools s that are utilized in dreams: Resources book, vehicle, money Space interior and exterior Senses sound, taste, touch, smell Illumination light, darkness, color Order clean, repair, tailor, reproduce Motion walk, ride, drive, fly, fall Vegetation soil, dust, lawn Climate heat, cold, thunder Communication thought, speech, gestures Intimacy sexual activity, pregnancy, marriage Anatomy people, hand, face, infant, health Garment wearing apparel, nakedness Yes, these tools (over 160) are used in dreams; dramas meant for one individual only private and personal dramas. Specifically, each dream molds and relates to matters of your life in harmony with your temperament, your intelligence, your frames of mind, your dispositions, your affections, your traits, your lifestyle, your foibles, your habits, your peculiarities, your tendencies - as well as to the same elements of others with whom you come in contact , or by whom you are affe

Honoring Elders

Aging, Authority, and Ojibwe Religion

Honoring Elders

Like many Native Americans, Ojibwe people esteem the wisdom, authority, and religious significance of old age, but this respect does not come easily or naturally. It is the fruit of hard work, rooted in narrative traditions, moral vision, and ritualized practices of decorum that are comparable in sophistication to those of Confucianism. Even as the dispossession and policies of assimilation have threatened Ojibwe peoplehood and have targeted the traditions and the elders who embody it, Ojibwe and other Anishinaabe communities have been resolute and resourceful in their disciplined respect for elders. Indeed, the challenges of colonization have served to accentuate eldership in new ways. Using archival and ethnographic research, Michael D. McNally follows the making of Ojibwe eldership, showing that deference to older women and men is part of a fuller moral, aesthetic, and cosmological vision connected to the ongoing circle of life a tradition of authority that has been crucial to surviving colonization. McNally argues that the tradition of authority and the authority of tradition frame a decidedly indigenous dialectic, eluding analytic frameworks of invented tradition and naïve continuity. Demonstrating the rich possibilities of treating age as a category of analysis, McNally provocatively asserts that the elder belongs alongside the priest, prophet, sage, and other key figures in the study of religion.