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Death Beam (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moscow Rules (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carnival Of Spies (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire Along the Sky (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mexico Way (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Firekeeper (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Interpreter (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

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Here, Everything Is Dreaming (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The War For The Cities (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spain: Between Past And Present (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Urban Guerrillas (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chile's Marxist Experiment (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Urban Guerrilla Warfare (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Collapse Of Democracy (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conscious Dreaming (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreamgates (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreaming True (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreamways Of The Iroquois (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dreamer's Book Of The Dead (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Three "Only" Things (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret History Of Dreaming (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Active Dreaming (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreaming The Soul Back Home (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boy Who Died And Came Back (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sidewalk Oracles (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mysterious Realities (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Growing Big Dreams (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Robert Moss
Robert Moss was born in 1946 in Melbourne, Australia, and he is an author, historian, journalist, and is the creator of “active dreaming”, a dreamwork technique.

While he was a child, he suffered several illnesses. He attributes his fascination with dreaming from these experiences.

He was schooled at Canberra Grammar School and Scotch College, Melbourne. His university education was a Bachelor of Arts (1st class honours and University Prize in History) at Australian National University, which was followed by a Masters Degree in history, also at ANU. Following Robert’s education, he went on to become a lecturer in ancient history from 1969 until 1970.

Robert began PhD research at University College, London in 1970, however he soon accepted an invitation to join The Economist’s editorial staff. From 1970 to 1980, he was special correspondent and editorial writer for The Economist, reporting from some 35 countries. He edited the weekly Foreign Report from 1974 until 1980 for The Economist, and wrote for various other publications, like The New York Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Commentary, and The New Republic. He was a regular commentator on international affairs on British TV and the BBC World Service.

Robert was one of the first to identify the emergence of international terrorism in a paper he presented to the International Institute of Strategic Studies in 1971. He expanded this paper into “Urban Guerrillas”, his first book, which was published in 1971. He was a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Defence Studies in London from 1971 to 1980.

In January of 1976, he drafted this speech for Margaret Thatcher that warned about the Soviet military build up. In response to this speech she was labeled the “Iron Lady” by Red Star, the Soviet Army newspaper.

Robert was awarded the Freedom Prize of the Max Schmidheiny Foundation at the University of St. Gallen in 1979.

In 1986, he left behind his work as an author of thrillers and moved to a farm in upstate New York, where he began dreaming in this language he didn’t know which proved to be this archaic form of the Mohawk language. Assisted by native speakers to interpret these dreams, he came to believe they’d put him in touch with a woman of power and an ancient healer, and they were calling him to a different life.

“Fire Along the Sky” is a stand alone novel that was released in 1992. In the voice of one of his lovers, we first meet Shane Hardacre, the protagonist and narrator of the novel. This eloquent Anglo-Irish rake and fictional kinsman of Sir William Johnson, who is the King’s Superintendent of Indians, Shane arrives to the New World from London due to a doubtful wager. Shane tells us that he laid money down on whether or not a man would take his own life.

This man is Robert Davers, who is a Norfolk baronet that sought to escape from the melancholia and learn about the nature of the soul from among all of the dream catchers of North America. He simply ignored Johnson’s cautioning about how if you seek the spirit world of Indians, you’ll just find you’re inside it already and found savage death during the Pontiac revolt.

The reader enters into the extraordinary world that was created by William Johnson in the Mohawk Valley in the French and Indian War’s aftermath, during the time when America was forged. We meet up with some extraordinary historical figures: Angelique (the Pompadour of Detroit) warrior chief Pontiac, the Delaware Prophet that inspired his revolt, Molly Brant and her brother Joseph, and Patience Wright, the wax sybil, this American spy in London that rivaled Madame Tussaud. The action races from the notorious Hell Fire Club back in England to Pontiac’s murder close to St. Louis, from Mesmer’s performance for Ben Franklin in a Paris salon to bigamy and intrigue in New Orleans when this Irish captain-general held the city in the Spanish king’s name.

This is grand entertainment which carries lightly this wealth of original research which is summarized in the numerous notes coming “from the editor”. Through the narrator’s worldly skepticism, we’re given this window into the shamanic dream practices of the early Native Americans. The voice of Valerie D’Arcy, in the correspondence interwoven with Shane’s narrative, and provides a knowing woman’s counterpoint to Shane’s phallocratic assumptions.

“The Interpreter” is a stand alone novel that was released in 1997. A vivid narrative about the clash of cultures on the new colonial New York frontier, this tells the story about a master shaman and his twin apprentices (the young immigrant Conrad Weiser and the Mohawk dream known as Island Woman) who become crucial players in their two peoples’ struggle to survive.

Island Woman is going to grow to become mom of the Wolf Clan of the Mohawk nation and a revered dream healer. Conrad, who gets transported to North America with the Palatine German refugees from the wars in Europe, helps lead his people’s rebellion against the abuses of colonial magnates and governors. Sent off to live among the Mohawk, he learns their language and their dreamways, he is able to build some bridges between communities, and he later rises to fame as an indispensable Indian interpreter in Pennsylvania.

In the Mohawk language, the word for interpreter speaks of a person able to transplant something from one soil to grow in another. “The Interpreter” is exactly this type of book. Through each of its pages, we’re able to find ourselves in another time, and in other worlds. We accompany the Four Indian Kings on their 1710 visit to London to see the Queen; they weren’t kings in their own matriarchal society, however they did include Hendrick, the redoubtable warrior that would later instruct Ben Franklin that he had to urge the colonists to unite in a confederacy on the model of the Iroquois.

The reader travels with Vanishing Smoke, who is the Bear dreamer, on his journey into the afterlife. And we also learn, with Island Woman and Conrad, how we can also travel through time as well as space in shamanic lucid dreaming, and guide the souls where they truly belong.

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