For my readers in the San Francisco Bay Area, make note of a Dream Studies Open Forum this Friday June 24th, in Berkeley. Hosted at the Dream Institute, this gathering is open to the public and anyone interested in discussion and networking with dream workers and researchers. If time permits, we will have a round circle where dreamers can share the fruits of their most recent research and projects.
This is a great opportunity to see with your own eyes how many of us there are working towards radical change. Radical change, am I serious? Yes, I mean the intense work ahead of us to transform our dream-phobic society into a Dreaming Culture.
More than even, our personal and collective imaginations are critical for ensuring the future of our society, our species, and life on this planet. Dreamers spend too many nights waking up with apocalyptic nightmares. We spend too much time actively repressing our creative visions with the techno-rational mandate that it was “JUST a dream.”
And we, as a culture, share too many visions to not network about their possible interpretations and the action steps we can take to prevent our worst nightmares from actually materializing.
Note, that’s just my personal rant about the importance of Dream Studies; the talk on Friday will no doubt go far afield from these clumsy ideas. Please join us, and share your dreams about the future dreaming in Northern California.
For more information, call the The Dream Institute, located at 1672 University Avenue in Berkeley, CA 94703 at the historic Fox Commons.