"Esoteric teachings suggest that, rather than being 'illusory'
compared to the 'real' world of waking life, the dream world is
indeed real. Some traditions, like those of the Australian
aborigines, even suggest that the forms of the 'Dreamtime'
underpin earthly reality."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction
A Letter to Readers
A column by Stephan A. Hoeller
The Streams of Life
A column by Ted Schultz
Special Forum: Gurdjieff and the Fourth Way
Introduction: Are Dreams for Real?
by Richard Smoley
Many traditions suggest a dream world that underpins earthly reality.
The Dark Speech of God
by Michael McNierney
Early Christians gave a surprising prominence to dreams and visions
Portals of Sleep
by Charles A. Coulombe
To the ancient Celts, dreams were a door to the land of Faerie.
The Dreaming Universe
by Fred Alan Wolf
A physicist explores how quantum physics may revise of notion of both dreams and waking reality.
The Promise of Shared Dreaming
by Barbara Shor
A dreamworker reports on group experiments in dreaming a common dream.
The Body's Role in Dreaming
by Luke Lukens
How the psychological technique of focusing uses your body's wisdom to find meaning in dreams.
Dreams and the Sufi Path
by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
How Sufi mystics have worked with dreams down through the centuries.
The Dream of the Sleeper
by Refik Algan
Sufi teachings on how dreams mirror our stages of growth on the spiritual path.
The Dream Question of the Kabbalah
by Ariel Bar-Tzadok
A kabbalistic invocation for requesting divine answers through dreams.
The Weighing of the Heart
by D. Jean Collins
What kind of ethics does dreamwork require today?
The Zen of Christianity
by Theodore J. Nottingham
The German master Karlfried Graf Durckheim blended Western and Eastern approaches in his "initiation therapy."