Shower of Stars: The Initiatic Dream in Sufism and Taoism

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Autonomedia, Oct 1, 1996 - Religion - 192 pages
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A tradition of intentional and initiatic dreaming, stretching from present-day dream-interpretation booklets back to ancient Sumerian and Egyptian practices, connects the Sufism of Ibn Arabi, medieval Kabalah, hemp-inspired Taoist scriptures, Afro-Brazilian spirit cults, and early Christian angel alphabets. Shower of Stars pulls from this history specific methods of inducing prophetic or true dreams, with the purpose of achieving non-ordinary consciousness through autonomous openings to the world of the imagination.

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Authors Preface 9
Dream Wolf 15
Dreambooks 19

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About the author (1996)

Peter Lamborn Wilson is a notorious underground intellectual who has written histories of heretical sufism, spiritual anarchism in Colonial America, halucinogenic mushroom lore in Irish literature, and other traditions of autonomy in pre-modern and modern times. He lives in upstate New York.