Dreams, dream symbology of life, dream interpretation, and
THE DREAM OF BEING
The following quotes from THE DREAM OF BEING: aphorisms, ideograms, and aislings, by Jack Haas, describe the dream-nature, or dream-quality of life, and the many different ways people have expressed this understanding.
“There is a dream, and it is dreaming us.”
     Kalahari Bushmen

“When we die, we return to the Dream world.”
     Maori cosmology

“My homeland is unreachable except in dream.”
     Huang Ching-jen

“You are an eternal dreamer, dreaming non-eternal dreams.”
     Neville

“There is no way out! Don't you see that a way out is also a part of the dream? All you have to do is to see the dream as dream.”
     Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

“Dreams! Maybe there were dreams before there was anything else; maybe there were dreams before there were people to dream them.”
     Russell Hoban

“The world is Vishnu's Dream.”
     Hindu Lore

“… a vast dream, dreamed by a single being, in such a way that all the dream characters dream too.”
     Shopenhauer

“Hawaiians say that the truth to all reality lies in the dreamtime of our imagination. ...This viewpoint is shared with other tribal peoples, such as the Aboriginals of Australia. They call the greater reality from whence comes all, the 'Dreamtime'.”
     Pila Chiles

“...shamans also hold the exceptionally subtle idea that life is a dream; that, in fact, we dream our lives into being.”
     Serge Kahili King

“Were it not for a dream dreamed by a forgotten race I would not suffer your sun to rise upon my patience, nor your moon to throw my shadow across your path.”
     Kahlil Gibran (voice of Jesus)

“…I sighed because I didn't have to think anymore and felt my whole body sink into a blessedness surely to be believed, completely relaxed and at peace with all the ephemeral world of dream and dreamer and the dreaming itself.”
     Jack Kerouac

“…in the shaman's understanding…the dreamworld is the real world.”
      Robert Moss

“Those who lose the dreaming are lost.”
      Australian Aboriginal Saying

“You are your dream.”
      Eric Bennett (5 yrs. old)

“Is
this a dream?”
      John McLellan (3 yrs. old)
Jack Haas has been called "The Kerouac of the new millennium." He is a wilderness explorer, world traveller, and shares his time between British Columbia, Hawaii, Ireland, and India.

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