Monday, June 07, 2010

The Sorcerer's Dream: An Initiation into the Sorcerer's World

Today, author Alysa Braceau about her book, About the Sorcerer's Dream: An Initiation into the Sorcerer's World. Welcome her, and do leave a her a comment. If you do, leave your email if possible too, as you might win something if your name is picked!

About The Sorcerer’s Dream: An Initiation into the Sorcerer’s World:

This is the autobiographical story of a young woman bumping into the enigmatic sorcerer Running Deer and her initiation into the sorcerer’s world and mastering conscious dreaming. It takes the reader throughout the magic realms of the unknown and gives a new approach to the traditional training of women sorcerers.

The riveting autobiographical account The Sorcerer’s Dream written by Dreamshield takes the reader throughout the magic realms of the unknown and mastering conscious dreaming. This book, following the traditions of Carlos Castaneda and others, gives a new approach to the traditional training of women sorcerers.

The author describes her initiation into the surrealistic world of dreaming and magic, following the teachings of ‘Man of Knowledge’ Running Deer. In the heart of Amsterdam, a thrilling stride unfolds in obtaining the knowledge of the Second Reality on the way to the ultimate goal: finding the Totality of the Self!

The combination of unusual instructions and experiences within the sorcerer’s world and the level-headedness of a very Dutch woman offers the reader excitement and contemplation on the way to the source of this reality, finding the ultimate self through the experiences and understanding of Dreamshield herself. Up until the last page the reader remains intrigued whether Dreamshield will reach her goal.
Right by the author’s side or facing her stands the character of Running Deer. Sometimes mysterious, then challenging, strict as a guru, or vulnerable as a visitor in a foreign country. However, the precise description of these distinctive steps on the road to her initiation stand like milestones in the landscape of this unique history.

In The Sorcerer’s Dream, my initiation into the sorcerer’s world, I describe among others, techniques for mastering conscious dreaming. The following is a short excerpt which gives you an impression of mastering this skill.

Travel with your dream bodyLearn to dream consciously
Conscious dreaming gives you a great feeling. If you dream consciously (dreaming while being aware that you are dreaming), you have control over events. Or at least the realization that you can control the situation. There will be a day that you can instruct yourself to dream about something; to fly like a bird or to meet a deceased loved one.
Learning to dream consciously really starts with attentiveness, being aware of your surroundings and your actions in daily life. And by writing down your dreams and to leave no detail behind, it becomes clearer what has happened in the dream and that gives you an overall awareness. If you are aware of this reality and consciously deal with your dreams, you will find out that your dreams develop and that you become conscious in your dreams.

In my book The Sorcerer’s Dream I describe techniques by which you can achieve conscious dreaming in about 4 weeks. And to give you a foretaste: with the technique described below you build so much energy to develop a dream body by which you can travel outside known reality to the boundless second reality of dreaming and creativity. And it finally takes you to totality where will you discover and be aware that you are creating your own reality.

Finding the dream stoneWith the following exercise, you learn conscious dreaming and develop a dream body.

Take any kind of stone and study it in detail, you need to know it inside and out, every line, every dent, every outline. Then visualize the stone between your inner eye - the place between your eyebrows. Practice as long as it takes to get it in your mind and aim at finding the stone in dreaming within the next ten days. And then you start counting down the days until you find it. When you don’t find it within that time then you start all over again, until you get it right.

Before going to sleep you look at the stone in detail and place it somewhere near, close your eyes and visualize the stone on the inside of your inner eye. Then it is important to become conscious of the moment right before you fall asleep. At that specific moment you visualize the stone immediately inside your inner eye and you will find out that you get dream flashes which you can fixate or stop as an exercise in order to start mastering your dreams.

It’s actually enough to have the intention to be conscious and that you will stop your dreaming before falling asleep. Attempt it.

Aim to wake up consciously every morning and let your inner eye visualize the stone. Pick up the stone and move it closer from an arm’s length to the tip of your nose as if the stone is coming towards you. And do not forget to repeat to yourself that you will find the stone.

Good luck! May your dreams come true.

We invite you to join Alysa on the virtual tour for The Sorcerer’s Dream by Alysa Braceau (Dreamshield). The full schedule can be seen at Learn much more about Dreamshield and her work on her website – The book can be ordered on Amazon – SPECIAL OFFER - Every time you post a comment on any tour post - you will be entered into a drawing for a $35 Amazon gift card -- so, share your thoughts with her.

About Alysa Baceau, Dreamshield
Dreamshield (Alysa Braceau) studied social work and is a freelance journalist who writes for newspapers and magazines. She has a Healing Practice and gives workshops about the Art of Mastering Conscious Dreaming and Dream Healing.


Unknown said...

Wow this is very interesting. But I have a question is Conscious Dreaming connected to day dreaming at all?

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading the comments. This is a very interesting and thought provoking subject of which I know very little. Will have to read the book

Anonymous said...

This books sounds incredibly fascinating! I'm not familiar with the subject but would love to learn more.

Thanks for a GREAT Blog post!

hugs, Kari Thomas,

jellybelly82158 said...

This book really sounds fascinating!! I think it would be something that I would like to read and learn more about

Unknown said...

This does sound like an interesting read. I have a similar alignment to the Realm of dreaming, although my learning of it came through in a different way. But of we were all meant to learn the same way, awareness would be one size fits all...I'd read this book, as a way of comparing the author's insights with my own.


Dreamshield said...

Hi visitors, Thank you very much for your comments and for your interest in my work!

To answer the question of Kimberley; please read my article about conscious dreaming, titled Travel with your Dream Body. It's published on my blog:
Or you could visit my website, and find it on Publications.

If you have any questions please contact me via:

Thanks again:)

Alysa Braceau

Anonymous said...

Hi - I am certainly happy to find this. cool job!