The Bear is the great medicine animal of North America. In ancient Greece, girls danced in bearskins in honor of the goddess Artemis as “She-Bear” in their rites of passage into womanhood.
And since Paleolithic times in Europe, the Bear has been considered the king of beasts, and there’s been a sacred kinship between bears and humans.
Most of us no longer live close to the Bear in nature, but bears still appear in our dreams, and we can find our way — through shamanic dream journeying — to the realms of Bear wisdom and the Great Earth Mother.
World-renowned dream explorer and author Robert Moss has enjoyed a special connection to Bear since he faced a huge bear in a recurring nightmare by reentering the dream.
Through Active Dreaming, a “waking” dream journeying practice of dream reentry (or dream creation) to the beat of a drum, Robert was able to shift his fear of the animal to an embrace.
And in doing so, he received from the Bear what he needed to heal — a gift that includes his ability to consistently call on Bear wisdom for his own healing and for insights into what others need to heal. It was Bear who called him to become a dream healer.
In Dancing With The Bear, you’ll join Robert on a new 7-week online adventure into healing and growing your life through Active Dreaming, imagination, and “deep” play, supported and protected by the Bear.
You’ll dream journey to reclaim ancestral wisdom, call on the power of the animal spirits, and visit places of healing and transformation in the world-behind-the-world.
You’ll discover that dreaming is medicine...
... that our dreams show us what’s going on inside our bodies and what we need to stay well. And when we do become ill, our dreams give us fresh and powerful imagery for self-healing.
By working with our personal imagery — and changing those images in positive ways — we can actually create a new blueprint for the body. And when we learn to go back inside our dreams and dream them onward, we can open paths of healing for ourselves — and others.
Over the seven weeks of this exciting new training, you’ll learn and practice the core techniques of Active Dreaming, Robert’s powerful and original synthesis of shamanic journeying with lucid dreaming and the best of modern dreamwork and dream science.
And you’ll use this potent practice and the magic of your own imagination to travel to the realm of Bear wisdom.
You’ll learn from Bear and our other “animal doctors” how to follow the natural paths of your energy, and to honor the animal spirits in your body and your life.
And you’ll discover that active dreaming is central to soul recovery — reclaiming vital energy you may have lost through pain or heartbreak, guilt, or addiction.
You’ll also learn to grow healing stories, and how to bring a dream to someone who needs a dream.
Within the course’s virtual community, you’ll help grow the sacred space and compassionate circle energy that make the extraordinary easy.
You’ll learn to honor your healing journeys through spontaneous ritual, art, storymaking, and story sharing. You’ll play wonderful games that will delight your inner child, tone up your immune system, and make your soul clap its hands and sing.
Robert Moss is one of the world’s most respected and beloved dream experts and shamans, who’s inspired hundreds of thousands to look to their dreams for guidance and healing.
He’s traveled the world sharing his teachings as an independent scholar. His dozen books on dreaming, shamanism, and imagination have been heralded as essential reading for those on this path.
Robert has an uncanny way of helping you shift your core beliefs and self-perceptions to see the bigger story of your life. And he uses story as a teaching tool — one of the most enjoyable aspects of his teaching, according to his students.
The Bear shows up in dreamers’ lives in many different ways — as a guide, a protector, and a healer. And in Dancing With The Bear, you’ll have the opportunity, with Robert’s expert guidance, to discover what Bear wisdom holds for you.
Robert tells the story of how one dreamer met this powerful “animal doctor”...
A woman physician in Alaska dreamed that her two grandmothers, one Athapaskan Indian, the other Euro-American, paid her a visit in the same dream. They told her, “Go to Robert Moss. You need to meet the Bear. Until you meet the Bear, you will only be a doctor, not yet a healer.”
At the time, the doctor had never heard of me. But she made a search and immediately pulled up the details of a workshop I was leading in Oregon a few weeks later. The title of this program was “Dancing with the Bear: Reclaiming the Arts of Dream Healing.”
The physician did not hesitate. She booked a plane ticket, flew down the coast, drove in a rental car out to a small center near Bend, and was soon singing an Indigenous song to call in the healing power of the Bear. On our first morning together, we journeyed together down into the Cave of the Bear to receive its gifts.
After the drumming, the physician from Alaska came back with tears of joy in her eyes. She told us, “I now know what is required for me to be a true healer as well as a physician. When my patients come to me, they will get the best that modern medicine has to offer. At the same time, they will receive the healing power of the Bear because it’s all around me.”
She told me later that when she worked with patients in her office, she felt Bear paws over her hands, gently guiding her in diagnosis and healing. And that when she had to accompany a patient to an operating room, she would get everyone present — nurses, orderlies, even the occasional radiologist — to sing the song I had given her to call the Bear.
Dancing With The Bear will be exciting and mind-expanding on both intellectual and experiential levels, as you draw on ancient wisdom traditions, mythology, cross-cultural shamanic practices, and Mystery traditions.
Prepare to unfurl your imagination, step up and face your fears, and reach for the furry paw of a guide that can bring you courage, strength, self-empowerment — and best of all — remind you how to play and feel the magic and joy of your inner child.
This dance is yours....
Course sessions are on Wednesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
During this 7-week program, Robert will guide you through the fundamental insights, skills, and practices you’ll need to reclaim your vitality, creativity, and joy as you dream with the Bear and connect to the healing animal spirits in your body and life.
Each weekly LIVE teaching session will build upon the next so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to use your dream images to co-create healing for yourself or dream for another in need of healing.
Get ready to go deep at the very start of this course, into a place of healing and regeneration and reconnection with the animal spirits. You’ll discover, or grow stronger, your personal Tree of Vision, and find you can use it as a portal to many worlds.
In a shamanic journey, powered by drumming, you’ll be invited to enter the embrace of the Great Mother Bear and discover what you need in order to heal yourself and help others to heal. You may meet other animal doctors. Our connections with the many animal spirits offer us distinct gifts and wisdom.
Come ready to:
The child in you is the master of dreams and imagination, the Great Imagineer. If we have lost our dreams and have trouble visualizing, it is often because we have lost touch with the beautiful bright dreamer in our soul. She may have gone missing because of soul loss caused by pain or abuse or grief, or withdrawn her energy because she has forgotten to play and isn’t much fun to be around.
In this class, we’ll play games designed to bring back the Magical Child and grow your powers of creative visualization. You’ll also learn how to deal with nightmare terrors, bring juice into any day, and grow creative friendships by sharing dreams and life stories the right way.
In this class, you’ll:
You’re now invited to make a 7-part shamanic journey through the major centers in your energy body. You’ll find this gives you a remarkable diagnostic picture of the present state of your physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
You’ll return with an energy map you can use for further journeys of healing and self-understanding. You’ll find your connection with the animal powers comes richly alive and that you develop a fabulous treasury of living symbols. The artist in you will come vividly alive, as well, as you’re invited to create a living totem pole from your adventures.
In this class, you’ll:
The body believes in images. Abundant evidence from medical science and sports psychology demonstrates that the body responds to an image as it might to a physical event — it can even pump out self-generated pharmaceuticals according to where we place our attention.
Any image that belongs to you can be a source of power and healing, even the scary stuff you would rather keep in a locked box. The trick is to learn how to develop your personal imagery so it can help you to get well and stay well. Your body is waiting for you to get good at this.
In this module, you’ll learn how to:
You’re invited to journey to a place of direct encounter with the sacred guide and healer, as your ancestors did when the arts of dream healing were fully alive — as pilgrims journeyed to the temples of Asklepios from all over the Mediterranean, as Celts journeyed to the shrine of Sequana at the source of the River Seine, as Japanese seekers came to the sanctuaries of Kanon to ask for healing in the sacred night.
We’ll build anew the temples of dream healing with creative imagination, supported by the exact research of dream archaeologists — both scholarly and experiential — into ancient practice that delivered extraordinary results. We’ll review the testimonies and evidence for the successful ancient practice of dream healing in the temples of Asklepios, Sequana, and other patron deities.
In this module, you’ll:
You’re a time traveler in your dreams. On any night, you may travel into past, future, or parallel times. As an active dreamer, you can embark on conscious adventures in time travel, to heal the past, make better choices about the possible future, and draw on the gifts and lessons of parallel lives.
In this class, we’ll call on the sight and flying ability of the Two Ravens — Thought and Memory — to see where we need to journey now to accomplish transtemporal healing. You may be called to journey to a younger self in her own Now time and act as the mentor and protector she needs. You may also be called to reclaim a part of your own vital energy and imagination that went missing, and bring it home, within the embrace of Great Mother Bear.
In this module, you’ll:
We’re all living a story. If we don’t know that, it may be because we are trapped inside the wrong story, one woven from disappointment, self-limitation, and the negative projections of others. We want to allow ourselves the power to step out of the old histories and live a bigger and braver story, one that gives us courage to get through whatever life throws at us. This becomes easier when we awaken to the fact that, as Australian Aborigines say, the big stories are hunting the right people to tell them. The trick is to put ourselves in the places where we are easily found.
In this class, you’ll:
In addition to Robert’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions. These bonus sessions are being offered to complement what you’ll learn in the course — and take your understanding and practice to a deeper level.
Wanda Burch has an amazing story to tell of how she survived a life-threatening illness by working with dreams that diagnosed her disease, gave her personal imagery for healing and recovery, and brought her to a face-to-face encounter with Death in which she renegotiated her life contract. Since that indelible encounter, she has been leading healing retreats, recording original songs, and writing books that bring the core techniques of Active Dreaming to people everywhere. Her friendship with Robert is also an extraordinary example of what dreaming can be. They shared adventures in the dreamworlds as children while living on opposite sides of the world, 30 years before they met in the ordinary world and recognized in each other the sibling they had never had. Learn from Wanda how to make dreams a potent ingredient in a “healing cocktail” for your body and your life, how to bring life-affirming images and rituals to others, how to communicate with the departed in dreams for family healing, and how to build deeper and richer relationships through everyday dream sharing.
Wanda Burch, author of She Who Dreams: A Journey into Healing through Dreamwork, is a long-term breast cancer survivor, alive because of vivid dreams of warning and diagnosis. Wanda presents healing retreats for women surviving chronic illness and for women veterans. Her programs use dreams and music as gateways for claiming easily accessible gifts of the imagination that can help those suffering from illness, trauma, pain and everyday anxiety find a place where souls and hearts can mend. Her current book is The Home Voices Speak Louder Than the Drums: Dreams and the Imagination in Civil War Letters and Memoirs.
Your present life is intimately related to dramas and relationships that are playing out in other times — past, future, and parallel. In these powerful journeys, Robert offers you the keys to a fascinating locale in non-ordinary reality that can become your basecamp for adventures in time travel, soul remembering, and communication with other selves in other lives. The House of Time is a created locale in the Imaginal Realm. It has been developed through the active imagination of hundreds of dream explorers and archaeologists who have traveled here over many years. It stands on the foundation of ancient structures dating back thousands of years. It offers multiple portals for traveling to past or future, and into parallel worlds, fully conscious. You can connect mind-to mind with personalities in other times whose life dramas, and gifts and challenges, are related to your own. You may find a doorway to a limitless field of information that some may regard as the Akashic records. You may be able to converse with a master teacher in any field.
In this bonus packaged exclusively for this course, you’ll receive the following journeys:
Any Active Dreamer’s repertoire will be enriched by these three tools for deepening their experience. For your convenience, we’ve gathered together these fundamental resources from Robert’s previous courses at The Shift Network and offer them to you as the basic toolkit for Active Dreaming.
This 12-minute drumming track was created by Robert to complement your Active Dreaming practice.
The Lightning Process for Sharing Dreams & Life Stories
Audio Recording and Transcript
The Lightning Dreamwork Game, invented by Robert Moss, is a fun, fast way to share dreams and life stories, receive helpful feedback, and encourage each other to move towards creative and healing action.
Audio Recording and Transcript
In this powerful recording, Robert Moss offers you many fun games to play with your journal, from formulating your daily one-liner... to reading signs and symbols from the world around you... to turning reports into poems, stories, and scripts.
This course answered a deep need for me in many ways. It provided a structure and a place from which to vision, and travel into other dimensions, it allowed me to access my light, my guidance, and my connection beyond death...
— Hilary Farberow Stuart, Portland, Oregon
This course helped me to deepen my journeying practice, and clarified the focus for my professional, creative, and spiritual work. It created a space for me to tune in and expand out into new realms of understanding. I learned new ways to explore dreams and communication through the veils of death. And I always enjoy Robert’s wonderful storytelling style of teaching!
— Marta Aarli, Boulder, Colorado
This is my fifth online course with Robert and The Shift Network. My understanding of the multiverse has deepened under Robert’s expert guidance. I’m braving up to fresh experiences as I reclaim animal allies and my relationship to higher and deeper selves. Making death my ally teaches me how to live, and to live well is to marry the worlds of soul. I feel like a bride! I offer my deepest gratitude to the gatekeeper who has opened doors, gates, and paths that delight my soul.
— Julie Douglas, Melbourne, Australia
This course gave me a powerful and amazingly simple awareness of my connection to guides and ancestral spirits that are ever near. I gained a deep and abiding realization that my world of guidance and inspiration is so much larger and more easily accessible than I ever knew. I also discovered that I have within me the power to offer healing and comfort to others, of this world and beyond. Robert Moss is one of our great modern wisdom teachers. I will be continuing to learn from this course for a long time to come.
— Lauren-Miranda Gilbert, Brentwood, California
I personally believe there is no more profound and necessary teaching of Robert Moss needed at this time. His wisdom, gift of storytelling, compassion, and tools that he provides assuredly takes the dreamer beyond and ordinary life into an extraordinary one. PURELY MAGICAL. Another benefit is the group of dreamers that he attracts as this community is a compassionate and supportive community. This course is a blessing in every sense! Thank you dear Robert!
— Christopher Barrett, Boca Raton, Florida
I have learned things about traveling in other realms that I never learned in my shamanic training. I have “braved up” and gone to places and depths I didn’t know were possible. In the process, I’ve shifted old standing patterns that had stubbornly hung on. Robert Moss is an amazing instructor, highly knowledgeable, and worth every penny.
— Janice Dietert
The course gave me great insights about my own dreaming process. I learned how to interpret my dreams which allows me to understand myself better.
— Laura Gamboa, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Nobody does it like Robert Moss! Any Robert Moss class is an enlightening and amazing experience. You gain so much, in both education and growth via journeys and dreamstates, you hate to see the class end! I have had some fascinating experiences I would not have had if I had not taken his classes. I will always be grateful to Robert Moss, The Shift Network and fellow classmates who opened up and shared their own experiences, so everyone gained from all experiences shared and discussed. Loved his classes and hope to take another class in the future! Thank You for making these experiences possible!
— Lynniah, Erie, Pennsylvania
I loved this course. If you are a dreamer this is a great way to connect with your dreams in a very intriguing way. And there are many wonderful people to share your dreams and experiences with through taking this course. Robert Moss is an amazing teacher and knows what he talking about!
— Jennie, Snohomish, Washington
Linking shamanic approaches to dreaming and death, Robert Moss brings immense vitality, excitement, and erudition to these topics that affect all of us. His brilliance and true mastery shine as he eloquently and generously shares his prodigious wisdom, always respecting individual choice and accountability. He’s adept at bridging worlds and making previously esoteric metaphysical “secrets” accessible to anyone who is interested.
— Peggy Bartlett, San Anselmo, California
Dancing With the Bear not only offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you discover how to open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.
This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.
Seven 90-minute Class Sessions With Robert Moss
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with bestselling author and dream shaman Robert Moss — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session helps you create the specific skills and abilities to empower your dreaming and your life. Course sessions are on Wednesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Seven 30-minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class where you’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you’ll then have the option to do related exercises and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about deepening practices, interact with your fellow students, and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Dancing With the Bear Bonus Collection
We feel honored Robert Moss has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with an internationally-renowned dream shaman whose powerful insights and transformational work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll also be able to benefit from Robert’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home at your own pace!
If you’re serious about connecting with Bear wisdom to discover what you need to heal and what others need to be healed, then you owe it to yourself and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
Robert Moss reveals a powerful map of how to recover our soul through shamanic dreaming.
— Sandra Ingerman, MA, Author of Soul Retrieval
Robert Moss is one of our wisest guides to dreams and dreaming... [He] is dragging us, kicking and screaming, into a new vision of consciousness, space, and time.
— Larry Dossey, MD, Author of The Power of Premonitions
Robert Moss demonstrates how to explore the universal language of the imagination and the soul, which together bridge the inner world of spirit and the outer world of action. Deeply healing and useful!
— Angeles Arrien, PhD, cultural anthropologist and author of The Four-Fold Way
Robert Moss is a weaver of worlds... He shows us how conscious dreaming can lead us into the non-space-time regions of the inner universe, where all things are connected — from whatever time, place, or reality.
— Julia Assante, Author of The Last Frontier
Transcends disciplines and provides an agenda for the role that dreams can play in ensuring human survival.
— Stanley Krippner, PhD, Co-author of Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them
“Reminds us magic is a breath away...”
What Robert Moss does — again and again and with such clarity and greatness of heart — is reminds us magic is a breath away and that everyone has the capacity to tap into the heritage that is truly ours.
— Manda Scott, bestselling author of the Boudica Novels
“As a spiritual teacher he is world class”
Robert Moss opens ancient and modern pathways into the realms of the soul, giving us insights into our deep humanity and into our American heritage. As a spiritual teacher he is world class.
— David Spangler, Author of Everyday Miracles: The Inner Art of Manifestation
“Power and grace...”
Robert Moss ignites the runway for the returning soul’s touchdown with both power and grace.
— Caitlín Matthews, Author of Singing the Soul Back Home and Celtic Visions
“You’ll be enthralled and forever changed...”
If you have any interest in your dream life, you’ll be enthralled and forever changed by this work.
— Jennifer Louden, Author of The Life Organizer and The Woman’s Comfort Book
“The consummate guide to this grand multiverse...”
Robert Moss is the consummate guide to this grand multiverse in which we live.
— Bonnie Horrigan, Author of Red Moon Passage
Robert Moss is the creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of modern dreamwork and shamanism. Born in Australia, he survived three near-death experiences in childhood. He leads popular seminars all over the world, including a 3-year training for teachers of Active Dreaming. A former lecturer in ancient history at the Australian National University, he’s a bestselling novelist, poet, journalist, and independent scholar.
His dozen books on dreaming, shamanism, and imagination include Conscious Dreaming, The Dreamer’s Book of the Dead, Dreamgates: Exploring the Worlds of Soul, Imagination and Life beyond Death, Dreaming the Soul Back Home and his spiritual memoir, The Boy Who Died and Came Back. His latest book is Sidewalk Oracles: Playing with Signs, Symbols and Synchronicity in Everyday Life.
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers. You can also use Skype to connect to MaestroConference at no charge, and we offer a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA
Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.
Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the Course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.
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