As I reflect upon this proposal, and dealing with my own trepidation, I feel that a capacity for dealing with stuck states is a very good place to start. Our cultural shadows can come through in dream states with particular force so safety is a concern. Can we open this up as an ecological practice?
Dreams are so vast and varied, some are of a visionary, evolutionary nature and I would love to have a zoom session, with some serious attention to some detailed dream reports. I would like to have a zoom session with you, Doug, focusing on your journal and you recent readings. You have made a huge list of books, some of my favorites. Maybe we could hone in on one of them ( Waggoner? Rory MacSweeny? LeBerge?) I am interested in the interface between OBE and lucid dreaming and I posted a youtube video on this area of research. That might be an interesting place to start. I consided myself an expert in this area and I can give some guidelines but we are each of us in uncharted territories. Mutual dreaming can happen spontaneously, hence the need to stay out of other dreamer’s bedrooms. We need to deal with this directly. Intrusions do happen and they can be unsettling if they arent understood. The Inconsient can be totally amoral. So we have to be mindful of this. very mindful.
I also think it would be interesting to model pleasant drug states, peak performance, accelerated learnings, etc. as a prequel to dream work, for they are deeply related.
And when you are psychic at your best…
As you know, Doug, I like to model and co-model. I resist too much third person accounts by experts. This can become overwhelming. Too much of a good thing.
I am really interested in what our core members want to have happen with that most intimate zone of all-the secret place-and from what kind of space do you dream from? And when I am dreaming at my best what kind of “I” is that “I”? This can lead to huge shifts in Self…it can also lead to the loony bin.
I would really appreciate a small group participation and some modeling…when dreaming at your best… before we leap into the abyss of the Inconsient. Let’s prepare our minds. Tuning into these affective zones, together, as we are a maturing group subject, could refine our felt sense. I would like to spend some time in creating some anchors for safety so that you can always return to the place where you started from, with more refined attention. Successful dream work is about sharing high quality attention. I’d like to upgrade our dreams skills. That’s what I want to move towards. This is a big commitment for me as I take these areas of our group life very seriously. I have seen great abuse happen in this area as boundaries can become extremely fluid. As we get more skilled, and more ethical, we might be able to branch out and include more people, ecologically. I want everyone who participates to get plenty of our high quality attention.
As a group…when we are at our best…our quality of attention can be really high quality…and that’s like when the conductor of the giant orchestra raises the baton…audience and performers merge into a high quality meta-awareness. That moment of silence before the first down beat is most important. If it is not there chaos is come again and the concert will be a mess.
Can we make plan at the Weds, meeting, Doug? I thing there are some undercurrents that are getting stronger. I expect lots of creative research projects are wanting to happen. Dreams, in my experience, are the weirdest areas of the human mind to fathom. We are dreaming in the age of Simondon… and of the New Sodom and Gomorrah…
I am very drawn to this dream snippet…like a snake that slithers quicky in the grass…just out of sight…