#90 – The Language of Dreams with Robert Hoss, MS


Robert Hoss, M.S., is author of the book Dream Language. He is also Executive Officer and Past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and faculty member of the Haden Institute for Dream Leadership Training and adjunct faculty of Scottsdale College. A scientist, and former researcher in the field of light energy, he was a pioneer with multiple patents in the field of optical communications, and was corporate vice president for global communications at both American Express and IBM. He now devotes his science and management skills to dream studies, for which he has been a frequent guest on radio and TV, and an internationally acclaimed lecturer and instructor for 30 years. His unique, simple but powerful dreamwork approach is based on his training in Gestalt therapy and background in Jungian studies, the neurobiology of dreaming, plus his pioneering research on the significance of color in dreams. Click here to go to his website. He is also one of the organizers of the upcoming 24th annual conference of the International Association for The Study of Dreams which will be held at Sonoma State University, June 29 – July 3, 2007, and you are invited to attend! We close with the spirited podsafe music selection “Salalala” by Angeliqe Kidjo.



  1. Candice Bradley
    Posted July 28, 2007 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    The podcast with Robert Hoss remains my favorite. I have written about it twice on my blog. When the podcast first aired, I shared his method in my blog.

    Robert Hoss’s method has helped me considerably. I remember a lot of dreams. Sometimes I remember several a night. My dreams are very long — which prompted one therapist to comment that they were “mixed up” — after which I got a new therapist! I write my dreams down and share them with my therapist. Now I used Robert Hoss’s method and share that too.

    Last night I dreamt that I was touching a small Lego house and when I touched it, it fell apart. I also dreamt, in the same dream, that my husband and I were floating in the air with parachutes, and there was a framework hanging in the air. When I touched it, it broke. It was very fragile. Using Hoss’s method, I realized this dream is about my recent separation from my husband. The marriage literally fell apart, and I am broken. But even though the framework broke, I still floated. I didn’t fall down. But when I grabbed the framework, I was looking for support. I think this is about financial support (the hearing is Thursday!).

    Okay, enough of that dream.

    By the way I am an anthropologist and was a professor for many years. I am now a graduate student in social work and pastoral studies (two more sets of letters after my name). I have done extensive research in Africa. If you Google me, you will find out something about my publications.

    Peace and God bless


  2. Kris
    Posted April 16, 2008 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Hello everybody,

    I really liked this podcast and used this method to interprete the following dream:

    I dreamt I was at home and my husband told me we had rats. He was setting out traps for them. In the dream I was walking around around the traps, looked down at saw that there was a beautiful little rabbit at my feet which I picked up and held. This is about all I remember. So, delving into the language of this dream, I focused in and found I identified most closely with the rabbit. Symbolically, I am very drawn to the symbols of the Chinese zodiac. As everyone knows it is the year of the rat. However, I was born in the year of the rabbit and find it sometimes seems a personal symbol. So, going deeper, how did the rabbit feel as my inner self? Afraid of being trapped.

    Pretty cool, huh?

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