Dreaming Techniques: Working with Night Dreams, Daydreams, and Liminal Dreams (Paperback)
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Harness the transformative power of night dreams, half-awake dreams, and daydreams for healing, manifestation, and insight
• Examines the types of dreams we have and how to remember and interpret them
• Offers techniques for using night dreams and liminal dreams to improve our health and well-being and for manifesting our dreams in reality
• Provides techniques for using daydreams for healing, insight, and creativity
• Explains how dream techniques can be used to influence the behavior of people, things, and nature in the waking world
Dreams can change our lives in profound and tangible ways. In this guide to mastering the art of dreaming, Serge Kahili King, Ph.D., explores techniques to harness the power of dreams for healing, transformation, and changing your experience of reality.
Drawing on his analysis of more than 5,000 of his own dreams as well as those of students and clients from his almost 50 years of clinical work, King examines the types of night dreams we have, how to remember them better, how to make use of them to improve our health and well-being, and how to interpret them. He explores how dreams are understood in neuroscience and psychology, in Native American and Aboriginal cultures, in indigenous Senoi dream theory, and in India, Tibet, Hawaii, and Africa as well as ancient Egypt, Greece, and China. He examines the power of liminal dreams--those experienced in the half-awake state before or after sleep--for manifestation and self-understanding. He offers techniques for enhancing the dream experience for both night dreams and liminal dreams, along with practical methods to induce lucid (conscious) dreaming and to create healing thoughtforms.
King then explores daydreams in depth, including fantasy, guided imagery, meditation, visions, and remote viewing and provides techniques for using daydreams for healing, insight, and creativity. He divides daydreaming into two categories, defining “active daydreaming” as the scripted dream in which you envision a goal happening and “passive daydreaming” as allowing ideas and memories to arise spontaneously from the depths of the mind. Reflecting on how dreamlike our daily experience is, King shows that each of us can use dreams as tools for seeing the world differently and influencing the behavior of people, things, and nature.
About the Author
Serge Kahili King, Ph.D., is the author of many works on Huna and Hawaiian shamanism, including Urban Shaman and Instant Healing. He has a doctorate in psychology and was trained in shamanism by the Kahili family of Kauai as well as by African and Mongolian shamans. He is the executive director of Huna International, a non-profit worldwide network of individuals who have dedicated themselves to making the world a better place. He lives on the Big Island of Hawaii.
“More than just a collection of electrical impulses, the captivating mystery of dreams has intrigued humanity from the beginning of time. Dreaming Techniques is an excellent in-depth gem. It might answer questions about many of your dreams’ storylines and help you gain profound insight into your inner life and the inner life of others.”
— Itzhak Beery, shamanic healer, teacher, speaker, and author of The Gift of Shamanism, Shamanic Tran