- The Boy Who Died and Came Back by Robert Moss
- Publisher: New World Library
- Format: Paperback
Robert Moss (www.mossdreams.com) is a popular writer on the nature of dreams from a Shamanic and dream-traveling perspective.
His many insightful books, such as Dreaming the Soul Back Home and Active Dreaming, have won him a worldwide following and gained him a recognition as one of the world’s foremost investigators into the subject.
I first came across Moss’ work after buying his Dream Gates audiobook and, as an avid recorder of my own dreams for over three decades, I found his approach refreshing and insightful. Consequently, I was looking forward to reading his latest publication.
Living in the Dreamland
The Boy Who Died and Came Back: Adventures of a Dream Archaeologist in the Multiverse differs from Moss’ earlier works. It is a personal account of his adventures and experiences while traveling in Dreamland.
Essentially, this book is an autobiographical account of his dreamscape explorations. Starting with the first of his near-death experiences (Robert had three), it charts his Shamanic adventures before returning to the physical plane.
The story then takes you on a journey through the author’s early life, first in Australia and then America.
What follows is a charting of his gradual movement into some mind-blowing Shamanic experiences. It tells how he learned to control his dream experiences, allowing him access to several levels of the Inner Worlds.
Written with reference to his copious notes and recollections at the time, this book details the nature of the lands he traveled to, the people he met while he was there and the Shamanic symbols that helped him along his journey in life.
Some of the places he visited included the weird, the wacky and the wondrous. Others were populated with discarnate souls who were known or famous during their earthly existences. These included famous writers and poets and close family members, such as his father and his favorite black dog.
Some of Moss’ dream encounters crossed barriers of time and space—a process the author used to retrieve important information and deeper insight into various aspects of his physical life.
Often, many of the guides he interacted with during a dream state gave him guidance toward a specific direction to take in his professional writing and lecturing career.
On other occasions, he traveled beyond the realms of this Earth to visit locations in deeper space, such as his experiences with the aquatic beings from the star Sirius.
The age-old question of whether we experience dreams or dreams experience us has never been more applicable than when reading this book.
Robert Moss’ tales of his dream experiences demonstrates that something is trying to force life experience upon us.
By meeting this mystical process on its own turf, each of us has the opportunity to understand a little of its nature—if not its motivation.
The Boy Who Died and Came Back weaves an engrossing narrative around some incisive and important philosophical questions about the nature of life and death. It offers so much more than a simple autobiographical narrative as Moss shares his years of experience as a soul that bridges two distinct worlds.
This is a remarkable book about a remarkable man whose life has become richer and infinitely more meaningful in spite of the personal trials and tribulations he has endured.
If you enjoy autobiographical books by sincere exponents of the mystical arts, you will struggle to put this book down. Highly recommended!
Book of the Month: May 2014
Credit: Review copy kindly supplied by PGUK, London.