Past Life Dreamwork Book
PAST LIFE DREAMWORK
Healing the Soul through Understanding Karmic Patterns
Sabine Lucas, Ph.D.
The first book to approach reincarnation from the perspective of dreams.
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
$16.00 (CAN $18.50) Paper
272 pages, 6 x 9
About Past Life Dreamwork (from the book cover)
In Past Life Dreamwork Sabine Lucas examines "soul bloodlines" - character traits, talents, and life issues that are the common elements and circumstances of successive past lives. Found threaded through our dreams, these bloodlines reveal the forces manifesting in this life, and, taken together, they shape individuality as well as destiny within the reincarnational cycle. Though a wealth of past life material regularly surfaces in dreams, until now dreamwork has been largely ignored as a therapy for successfully integrating past life experiences.
Using the results of twenty-seven years of personal and professional work, Lucas explains that past life memories help us work out karma on the macro level and trauma on a micro level. She distinguishes three types of past life dreams - classic, informatory and hybrid - and demonstrates how to distinguish these from other dreams. Her dramatic case studies illustrate the effectiveness of dream therapy in recognizing and integrating the resonant and recurrent circumstances and ethical dilemmas that are being played out in the subconscious mind. These stories bear witness to how individuals are made whole through the integration of common strands of forgotten or repressed past lives. Lucas shows that the integration of past lives enriches the conscious self and also promotes universal tolerance through an understanding of our psychic soul inheritance.
Excerpts from Book Reviews
In his co-created "autobiography" Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Carl (Jung) before his death, mused that his life often seemed like a story that has no beginning and no end. He spoke about the feeling that he was an historical fragment, like an excerpt for which the preceding and succeeding text was missing [p. 818]. He goes on to say , "When I die my deeds follow along with me - that is how I imagine it. I will bring with me what I have done." This book, Past Life Dreamwork, demonstrates the values of his speculations that he did not live to appreciate. In a future lifetime, he will discover that people like Sabine have helped fulfill this uncompleted task.
- PAUL VON WARD, MSc, MPA, author of The Soul Genome: Science and Reincarnation and other books. He created the Reincarnation Experiment involving public input at http://www.reincarnationexperiment.org. The book review appeared in the Journal of the Association for Humanistic Psychology.
"Professional therapists will find here a wealth of information on the healing process through dream work. Lay readers will discover the thrill of uncovering the mysteries of the psyche. Both emotionally engaging and intellectually satisfying this book is a major contribution to the literature of dreams and of inner exploration by a distinguished Jungian psychotherapist - and a masterful storyteller."
- JOSEPH DISPENZA, author of The Way of the Traveler, Live Better Longer and eleven other books. He is the co-founder of Life Path Retreats in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
"Lucas is to be applauded for presenting this controversial material in a lucid and intelligent way, which challenges the reader to take it seriously. In the end, I suspect most believerswill emerge from this book still believing, and most non-believers will not be convinced- but all will find it a compelling read, and be left with much to ponder."
- RICHARD RUSSO, Editor of Dreamtime, Journal of the International Association for the Study of Dreams