Dreaming Through Darkness

The shadow is made up of all that we hide from others: our shame, our fears and our wounds, but also our divine light, our blinding beauty and our hidden talents. The shadow is a huge source of benevolent power and creativity, but until we bring it into the light this power will remain untapped and our full potential unreached.

Through over 30 practical exercises, this book will take you on a life-changing journey into the heart of spiritual transformation. The light you’ll find there is brighter than you could ever imagine.

In this transformative book, lucid dreaming teacher Charlie Morley guides you into the dazzling darkness of the shadow and shows you how to unlock the inner gold within.

Using ancient methods from Tibetan Buddhism alongside contemporary techniques and Western psychology, he reveals how to use lucid dreaming, meditation, shamanic mask work, creative writing and spiritual practice to help you to befriend your shadow with loving kindness, heal your mind and open your heart to your highest potential. This book reveals:

· What the shadow is, and how we create and project it
· The different types of shadow, including the golden shadow, the ancestral shadow and the sexual shadow
· Exercises, visualizations and meditations to connect deeply with and transform your shadows
· The life-changing benefits of shadow integration,including increased energy, authenticity and spiritual growth
· How to lucid dream and lucidly call forth your golden shadow and embrace it with love.

*For guided exercises found in the book click here.

Dreams of Awakening has currently been translated into 5 languages


David hamilton

Author of How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body and The Five Side Effects of Kindness

With great lucidity, Charlie Morley show us how, instead of hiding from our shadow, rejecting it or indulging it, we can in fact integrate it so that we achieve much greater wholeness and personal freedom. I learned so much from this book and know I will return to it time and time again

Lama yeshe rinpoche

Abbot of Samye Ling Monastery

I have known Charlie for a long time and I consider him a very positive influence in the world. In this book he guides people in how to be more helpful human beings. I strongly believe his authentic confidence and sound mind give him the ability to do this.

tim freke

Author of Lucid Living and Soul Story

To dare to go into the dark I need a guide I know I can trust. Charlie Morley is that guide. What I love most about this wonderful book is Charlie’s courage in authentically sharing his own shadow with me. Inspired by his enthusiasm for transformation and his willingness to be vulnerable, I feel ready for my own journey of discovery, going into the dark to find the light.

More Books

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wake up to sleep

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Dreams of awakening

Charlie’s first book Dreams of Awakening is a bestselling exploration of lucid dreaming theory and practice within both Western and Tibetan Buddhist contexts. It is based on over 13 years of personal practice and the hundreds of lucid dreaming workshops which Charlie has taught around the world in venues as diverse as Buddhist temples and dance-music festivals.