Primarily a writing exercise, this dream journal-inspired blog is a quiet introspective sojourn into the process that we traverse in going from private dream to public art. I see our dreaming as an internalized mythmaking. As I philosophize and expressively exhibit dreams, both private and public, I encourage and delight in creative language as a way to practice experiential metaphors through a “public dreaming." Writing Theory: Creative Dream Fiction

Friday, 25 November 2011

Dream of the Kogi

 Anthropomorphical pendant of the Tairona people 
Representing a shaman holding two sceptres, wearing a large nasal ornament and a high headgear with two toucans.
 Lost-wax cast gold with false filigree decoration, 10th-15th century, Colombia. Artist Unknown. 
(Courtesy of Wikipedia.)

"It doesn't interest me what you do for a living, I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive."

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  1. Would you risk your life for the adventure of being one with your immortal soul? Would you dare to look foolish for aching to acknowledge more than your earthly roots? Did you ever dream of being more than your dreams, than your love, than your life? Did you ever think of leaving them behind? I did. My name is Petroni, in case that means anything.

  2. Good Questions Aisling!

    Thanks for your wonderfully insightful comment!

    My response:

    The whole idea of my blog is to transcend the duality of conceptualizing the earthly and spiritual as separate.

    By going within the subconscious, that is beneath the peel of superficial consciousness, our dreams, our life and our love, both private and public, experience a unity in presence, where we may recognize the transient as the immortal, the soul as the body and earthly roots as spiritual roots.

    After all, when we actually gaze into the spectacle of nature, we often find a supernal eye looking right back, just as alive as we are, and just as touched with heavenly spirit.

    As Newton examined, in the physical world, the same principles apply to the heavens as to the Earth, so in the spiritual world, I profess a similar idea through creative dream interpretation...

    I hearken back to a prehistoric practice before notions of organized religion miscreated what is natural. Dreaming is natural, if we leave behind what is natural, where are we?

    What did you really leave behind? I think someone who leaves behind what is omnipresent, as love, life and dreams are, without possession, is merely hung up on EGO, giving up the "your" part, which is you...Don't we all wish we could leave ourselves behind...isn't that what looking FOOLish means?

    Keep engaging with the dream! I became disheartened with dreaming, and sharing dream narrative until I realized that this is what keeps us a mind clear and stable; when we accept and embrace what is natural within us, and perchance even cultivate that.

    On Earth, what goes up must come down.

    Won't you join?

    I wonder did you quote from Petronius for your comment? What is the meaning of Petroni?

  3. It's my name, actually.
    I'll get back to you.

  4. I have so much respect for your approach. My question was addressed both to the dreamer and to the intellectual and I didn't mean to be more specific before you answered. You certainly know that there are schools of thought that deny the presence of … how should I call it? - the Ultimate Being, or the great spirit, or Truth, God, maybe, whatever... - in history, in the unfolding of things (be they of the soul and mind, or just material) here on earth, denying them the attribute of authenticity and the quality of truth. Dreams, they say, come from the flesh (the brain), thus being material in essence, the same as our thoughts and ideas. The infinite itself, in the material world, remains material and humans and any material beings were thus created as to be their own prisoners, because the key to liberation is missing both from the little system which is man and from its bigger frame which is cosmos.