San Diego, CAUSA 92105
December 27, 2013
Me natureguy (12/25/1951) No wows or how cool! I had a messiah complex out of it... been there with all the Big Guys Ha! It certainly isn't the way most people see reality! It was pain that taught me how to feel. I hope better fare for others.
An easy answer for me... almost no one will listen to my view of society and the universe. Some of the things I express are too disconcerting to those who cling to one particular metaphor or another as absolute truth or at least has just enough truth for them to suspect any genuinely novel ideas...Which tends to be where most people are at. I delve too deeply and make big things out of little things some of the time. All I know is that if we do not stop our petty bickering about who is right and who is wrong we are ALL going to end up being DEAD wrong! I am hopeful that I might find some like minded (open minded) individuals in this group!
My Therapist! I think that she is beginning to tire of the onslaught of my Psyche each session!
Around late 13-14th year of my life. I was reading books like "The Art of Loving" by Erich Fromm. Existentialism and metaphysics and other philosophical ideas. Also had a passion for science fiction, mythology and fairy tales. Added to that I also had a avid interest in the natural history of plants and animals. All of this summed up in my mind at least to a world that was in absentia for the God I was brainwashed to believe in! [I got 12 full years of parochial education...and at least for a short time in my freshman year of high school I entertained the Idea of Jesuit priesthood!!!] All said and done I continue to hold deep respect for all beliefs and for those who believe them. I realize that not everyone has shared similar esperiences as I have had. And even if they did would come to the same conclusions as I have. I am repulsed by arguments about religious belief, "god" (in all conceptual contexts), and spirituality. I only ask that others show me the same respect! In excess?!
Small groups for close encounters is first choice. Also events with speakers challenging current socio-political ideologies, challenging the hold of all forms of Media and technological advancements especially in the area of communication and the internet, and last but not least topics about changing "first world country" priorities as well as the example that is set for "third" world countries!!! I certainly can get into a festive mood...I would enjoy a food and drink get together especially with an assortment of musical possibilities, cleverly contrived games and impromptu speakers!
Wait and See!!! I have multiple ideas and I love "leading" or teaching especially in a "workshop" fashion with a group of people most likely less than 20 individuals. And I do have experience with this and have been in front of a group of about 300 and I really don't like it! As far as the actual inivolvement in organizing events I have experience in many of the details that go into setting up events. How much of this I do I think has to do with the particulars of the event.
Welcome to Understanding the Langauge of Dreams and Symbolism meeteup natureguy. Thanks for your ideas. I do see some interpretation by moderator and others if the dreamer is open to it, but done so in a way that is safe and feels right to the dreamer. I am with you on the abundance of compassion and absence of judgement. Perhaps we should see if we can find some common ground. Looking to meet around evening January 15 or so. Thoughts? Mike