The spiritual journey unfolds over time, as mystics down through the ages have told us. Too often, we identify our journey with waking consciousness. Yet the great wisdom traditions of the world remind us that our dreams, too, are stages along the journey of the soul: Call, Search, Struggle, Breakthrough and Return. To understand the message of our dreams is not a petty form of self-indulgence, but a spiritual ritual of cultural and ecological significance. Each night our dreams invite us both to know ourselves and to embark on a spiritual journey that can change the world. More available through the amazing book The Five Stages of the Soul(Doubleday, 1998) and at Dr. Moody’s website: https://www.hrmoody.com/.
Presenter Biography. Harry R. Moody, Ph.D., is retired as Vice President for Academic Affairs for AARP in Washington, DC. A graduate of Yale and Columbia, he is currently Visiting Professor at Tohoku University in Japan, and Visiting Faculty at Fielding Graduate University in their Creative Longevity and Wisdom Program. Dr. Moody previously served as Executive Director of the Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College and Chairman of the Board of Elderhostel (now Road Scholar). Dr. Moody is the author of Aging: Concepts and Controversies, a gerontology textbook now in its 9th edition and The Five Stages of the Soul, published by Doubleday and now translated into seven languages worldwide. He is a long-time member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and serves as editor of the “Human Values in Aging” newsletter reaching 10,000 subscribers each month.