Awakening The Dreamer Changing The Dream Symposium
One of the great challenges for industrialized man is what sociologists now refer to as cultural relativism AKA meaninglessness. We live in a throw-away society where songs are endlessly produced as a means of selling units. The songs thus produced are in turn used to attract audiences who are grouped together in convenient and neatly categorized clusters. These identifiable and tightly categorized clusters of audiences fulfil the purpose of continuing the trance of the cult of consumption via advertising. Thus may the darkness of the Age of Kali be described in terms of music. Sorry if this is boring you. It’s time to get busy awakening the dreamer changing the dream.
Of course the culture of the cult of consumerism is so widespread and all conquering that those who are caught up in it (you and me) may find it hard awakening the dreamer. As the little fish asked of its mother: What is this stuff called water I keep hearing about? Part of the tragedy of the deeply dysfunctional meaninglessness of so-called modern life is this fascinating and mysterious inability to see the world we have created. Just how do we go about changing the dream? To those who have done it it’s known simply as the Symposium
The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it. – Morpheus – The Matrix
it is our inability to experience the environment in which we now live in any deep sense that is part of the problem. And so it may come as something of a surprise if a group of natives of the Amazonian Rainforest of Ecuador should tell us to WAKE UP!!! They want us to get busy with this business of awakening the dreamer changing the dream. Just what could they possibly be driving at?
Dr Quantum has taken the Red Pill and attended a training to become an ambassador of sorts for the Achuar people. Their conception is that we in the Western industrilized world are dreaming a destructive dream that threatrens the very existence and stability of all the other tribes of the Blue Planet we all call home. The Achuar have told us that we now need to get the message out: time to awaken from the dream of the material trance of consumerism and start dreaming differently. Time for changing the dream.
Sharing the initiation into Awakening The Dreamer Changing The Dream Symposium (also known as training to become a facilitator) were a group of the Presentation Sisters (nuns of the Catholic Church) A gifted musician with a degree in multi-media, a Ph.D in Ecological Sociology, A beautiful lady who runs a seminar venue and a sacred garden, A man who is founder of a Transition Towns Group, an English teacher . . . and so forth. In other words the people who are attracted to this work tend to be aware both spiritually and socially and have a good level of education.
I have a sneaking suspicion that if the Achuar were busy listening to or making a song it would be to the animal and tree spirits of the forest and things of this nature. They wouldn’t be carving up audiences for the pupose of selling more pergolas made of Old Growth Forest timber. We have got too much stuff and not enough meaning. Time to wake up. Nature misses you
Sharing the initiation into Awakening The Dreamer Changing The Dream Symposium (also known as training to become a facilitator) were a group of the Presentation Sisters (nuns of the Catholic Church).