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All over the world and for thousands of years, humans have erected buildings such as cathedrals, synagogues, mosques and temples, to be closer to the divine.
But according to Robert Moss
, one of the best places to be in touch with your own spirituality is in the comfort of your own bed, or on a retreat into your imagination. Robert Moss
, was once a special correspondent for the Economist
and speech-writer for Margaret Thatcher
, but a lifelong fascination with the world of dreams led him in radically different directions. Robert Moss
now spends much of his time researching and writing about dreams, which he says play a fascinating role in the world's major religions. He has written 7 books on dreaming and imagination. Moss also travels throughout North America, giving workshops on a practice he calls Active Dreaming
. Robert Moss's latest book, The Secret History of Dreaming
, is published by New World Library.
Also on the show: Bible Illuminated: The Book
is the brainchild of Dag Soderberg.
Mr. Soderberg once ran one of the largest and most successful ad agencies in his native Sweden. Now he has turned his attention to the Bible, dressing it up as a glossy magazine, packaged for a modern world with a modern sensibility. Bible Illuminated: The Book
has been a big hit in Sweden, where it was first published in 2007, increasing Bible sales there by fifty per cent. There is also an English-language version, released in North America last fall. Bible Illuminated: The Book
is published by Illuminated World.