Eyes Wide Open is a group of individuals who come from all walks of life seeking answers fearlessly looking at alternative perspectives including unpopular ones. We tend to challenge consensus reality, political correctness and all forms of information including news, fake news, history, science and religion to see what might be propaganda. Together we share perspectives through a kind of "think tank" creative communion (not debate or argument) that allows the bigger picture to come into focus. We are also a support group for people who know too much and who would like to be around other like minded people. The evening starts by setting an agenda that include topics that any member can suggest. We freestyle the discussion in a very informal and comfortable way that makes each meeting different and addicting.
As for me, I am not a leader, nor a scholar, nor a savior. I expect no one to become a fall lower. I am a facilitator. I hold a space for people to investigate alternative perspectives and make friends.
We typically meet in the basement of Flying Pie Pizza in Portland every other Thursday with the notice being sent out the Sunday just prior to the meeting. We can have anywhere between 15 and 30 people join us. Don't pay attention to the RSVP numbers...we are non-conformists! We occasionally have speakers, presentations and allow members to lead the group through different topics if they choose. We are not an organization, but are not opposed to networking after the meetings.
The meeting wraps up around 8:30 p.m. and then we walk to Thatcher's for after hours discussion.
I hope you can join us in an exciting adventure that offers limitless possibilities as we investigate the grand illusion.