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Yesterday we experienced another massive surge of a symbol in the collective consciousness. The last time this happened, it didn’t seem to matter where you put your attention: there was a white-or-gold dress — and people dreamed about it. This time, it was “Jenner.” Actually, Jenner in a dress.
By mid-morning I was tired of hearing the word “Jenner” and actively avoiding any images from Vanity Fair. Which was nigh impossible, and still is. Even this afternoon (Tuesday), over 24 hours later, every mainstream news sites I try has the vanity fair cover on it: cnn, msnbc, yahoo and google news to name/screenshot a few. But by last night, it became clear that something significant is going on.
New readers should bear in mind the distinction between content and process. This post has nothing to do with Jenner–the content. It has to do with the process of any name/image/archetype being blasted into the collective human psyche at decidedly unhealthy levels.
Having said that, let’s back up and review events leading up to this.
Looking at the dream graph, we see that “jenner” has been at increased levels (roughly double the “background” levels associated with being reality television stars, perhaps) for the last 6 weeks or so:
Bruce’s name was blasted out in the media after a car accident in early February, which caused some activity (the first spike), but it wasn’t until late April, when he “came out” on 20/20 (and interestingly even spoke to his dreams…), that the nature of dreams specifically involving Bruce starts to change: we see recurring dreams of him, even dreams predicting the vanity fair image, but more significantly, dreams about being transgender:
Gotta say that Bruce Jenner interview still has me fucked up… I keep having dreams I'm transgender too lol
— ryann jean (@ryann_jean) April 26, 2015
After the Bruce Jenner interview, I dreamt I was a man. Weirdest feeling ever, making .22 cents on the dollar more.
— Dee Dee Cecil (@deedeececil) April 25, 2015
Why do I keep having dreams about Bruce Jenner
— daddy cool (@maartiebee) June 1, 2015
Is it weird that I dreamed of Bruce Jenner dressed as a woman on TV? Cause I did.. And that bitch BAD! 😂😂
— melissa (@_miss_32) May 30, 2015
Leading up to the release, one self-described ‘psychic dreamer’ shared her dream:
I had a dream about Bruce Jenner. This happens when you're a psychic dreamer – you tap into the critical mass of the collective conscious ..
— roya (@reporterroya) June 1, 2015
She is correct — although it happens to everyone.
At this point, the scene was set: the meme was primed and resonating in the collective conscious. Then, with the full moon, the name and images of an entirely new identity were released, and a craze began.
Some dreamers attribute their dream to the intense media coverage:
— Harleen Quinzel (@JosieKaya) June 2, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner was in my dreams last night lol gotta stop falling into Internet hashtag k holes before i go to sleep
— gg allin (@ginakuhn) June 2, 2015
And intense it has been! Beyond the barrage of headlines (see right) from the controlled media, we saw:
This assault on our psyche has manifested in our dreams. Unlike with the relatively simple dress, however, it’s not fair to say that the resulting dreams this time are of Bruce/Caitlyn. Look at the kinds of relationships between the dreamer and this new identity: here we see dreamers witnessing the actual transformation, dreamers feeling from camaraderie to even an extremely intense love with the new identity, and even those who dream of being this new identity:
“@luminescentfox I always have the worst dreams :(->I have wild sex dreams with a beautiful woman.Then she turns into Bruce Jenner! Arghh
— EddieThunder© (@eddiesooner) June 2, 2015
Definitely had a dream that Caitlyn Jenner invited me to her penthouse and we drank wine together and it was awesome.
— Elise Hayes (@elisehayes) June 2, 2015
I had a nap and dreamt about Caitlyn Jenner being in it; she was there for me when I wanted to come out and listened and I love her so much
— official shounen hol (@breloome) June 2, 2015
Dreamt that I was Caitlyn Jenner last night
— kiki b (@kikibgoode) June 2, 2015
The “I love her so much” above is particularly striking. This person didn’t exist yesterday, and now is intensely loved. There’s a lot going on here; this level of engineering characters within the human psyche is frankly quite spooky, but we can learn much from it.
What do you see in these events? Did the “Bruce Jenner involved in fatal crash” headlines kill the phoenix, only for her to be reborn burning more brightly? Is the presidency next to turn into a woman? Are we witnessing the downfall of a patriarchal world order, out of whose ashes the new world order will reign under the divine feminine?
update 2015.06.03 1am vanity fair is reporting a record number of views with 13+ million on the video, plus “The story was trending on Twitter within the first 10 minutes of being set live and on Facebook within the first 2 hours — and it continues on Day 2 to be number 1 on Facebook and number 3 on Twitter.”
Henrik did a terrific Red Ice interview with Sofia Smallstorm about the implications of America’s Superman choosing to become a woman.
Is it spreading?
Last night I dreamt Jay-Z had a vagina.
— touristhead (@touristhead) June 11, 2015
It will remain remarkable, in what ever way our future concepts may develop, that the very study of the external world lead to scientific conclusion that the content of the consciousness is the ultimate universal reality.
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I am delighted to share this video, which is a wonderful conversation I had with Sonia at Informed Planet Radio about dreams, the nature of reality, and social dream language. We discuss reality as a mass shared dream and the psycho-spiritual disease wetiko, and explore how the elite use the controlled western media to literally weaponize the human psyche, hijacking our ability to manifest reality and using it for their purposes.
Some visuals decorate the audio, from eyecandy to supporting graphs and references, so HD is recommended — enjoy!
Yesterday we noted the importance of breaking free of the glass prison of ego, particularly when approaching and evaluating new information. Today, let’s put that into practice, and consider a notion that most people dismiss outright.
In my first post, I mentioned that reality is a mass shared dream. Let’s finally return to examine that more deeply.
The idea that reality is a dream is not a new concept. Many wisdom traditions believe that all is Maya, and innumerable spiritual masters have spoken to this. In fact, in the interest of time, I defer to (and highly recommend) Timothy Conway’s wonderful essay about this.
Recently, folks like Bernardo Kastrup have shared meditations and reflections on the idea. Scientists, too, are increasingly discovering through experiments with physical reality that it is consciousness, not matter, which is the prima materia in the universe. Beyond Tom Campbell and Bruce Lipton, who I’ve mentioned previously on this blog, Dean Radin has also done some wonderful work in The Conscious Universe, to name just a few.
This is all great, because humanity very much needs to see beyond the materialist deception for which we’ve fallen since descending into the dark ages. Unfortunately, however, most people–spiritualists and scientists alike–stop short of speaking to the implications of this realization.
Paul Levy is the truly exceptional exception to this.
Levy embraces the understanding that reality is a mass shared dream, and builds upon it to offer insight of what exactly is happening on this planet right now. He borrows from the work of Native American philosopher Jack Forbes, who, in his book, Columbus and other Cannibals, describes a disease called Wetiko. Its defining characteristic is that the afflicted “consumes” other human beings for profit–that is, he is a cannibal.
For several thousands of years human beings have suffered from a plague, a disease worse than leprosy, a sickness worse than malaria, a malady much more terrible than smallpox.
Wetiko is not a physical virus; rather, it is a symptom of misidentification with the ego. We all fall prey to it from time to time — it’s easy to do, as our experience is all very localized. But the truth is that we are one non-local consciousness, sharing a dream through many individual perspectives. To recognize this is to see yourself in others, which is experienced as empathy, and expressed as compassion.
When one identifies instead with the ego, one experiences greed and, in general, fear, because the ego knows it is transitory, but does its best to fight this reality. This lack of empathy is, by definition, sociopathic. It’s clear to see humanity is deeply afflicted and exhibiting psychopathic behavior en masse: we are destroying not only ourselves, but our planet.
So, what is this virus? Where does it come from? To understand this, we turn to Jung’s notion of shadow projection. Much of humanity wants to consider itself “good” (this is painfully true of people who have had spiritual experiences but then fallen into the ‘New Age’ or religion consciousness traps.) Those who focus strictly on love and light, and try to ignore the darkness, are repressing the dark part of the human psyche, which in turn is forced to manifest in external reality. To fight the shadow is also to mistake it as separate from yourself, which empowers it.
(By the way, it may go without saying, but I absolutely recommend his book “Dispelling Wetiko” — Levy is a gifted writer with a masterful command of Jungian concepts. See his two-part article on Wetiko here and here)
If fighting the system increases its power, and ignoring the darkness fuels the shadow projection at the root of the problem, what are we to do?
I spoke to this at length in the post on creating reality responsibly, but the short answer is this: we must identify the darkness, remain aware of and informed about it, but never lose sight of the fact that all that we see and experience is the collective human psyche manifesting in the world, just as the characters in your dreams are actually a part of you. The good news is that wetiko is not just the problem, but also the catalyst that humanity absolutely requires to push its consciousness to the next level, and thus potentially the solution.
For that to be the case, though, we must spread the word about this psychospiritual bug–before humanity destroys itself!
Happy Friday the 13th 😉
Last week, I outlined why I believe there is value in dreams. This comes as no surprise to therapists, dream analysts, or anyone even remotely familiar with Jung. The novelty here comes with looking at many dreams, and finding patterns and trends therein–something that hasn’t been practical until the age of the internet, and people publishing and sharing online.
Though it hasn’t yet been executed successfully (at least publicly), the “aggregate dream analysis” concept is not new and, in fact, an app named “Shadow” has even garnered investment from a Kickstarter campaign and from Silicon Valley VCs. I don’t know Hunter and Jason or the team there, and while they seem like well-intentioned folks, I don’t immediately rejoice at the idea of handing over such a window into the human collective consciousness to any investors or corporations. They just don’t have a good track record, as is by now evidenced by the world around us. (And, frankly, to name such an operation “Shadow” is really questionable! Come on!)
The human psyche is not something we as a species can allow to be tapped and patented by the first corporation that accesses it via dreams.
Our aggregate “Dream Data” offers a quantitative window into the timeless world of the subconscious that we all share. A world that is fundamentally already available to us all, but is not easily accessed by most of us who have not extensively trained our consciousness in shamanic journeying, lucid dreaming, reading the Akashic record, or any other of myriad approaches. More than anything, I believe our dreams should be open source–not the intellectual property of some corporation beholden by law only to profit and shareholders. Just imagine how much Edward Bernays would pay to get access to trends in dreams. In this light, the data is recognized as quite potent.
For those who think that technology is a distraction from spiritual development and a poor substitute for raising one’s awareness: I actually tend to agree. However, I also think that at this point in the development of human consciousness, we need to reach for every weapon in our arsenal to help get us past the self-destructiveness of our species’ spiritual adolescence.
So, why collect dream data? Why pursue a straight-lined, methodical, analytical, computational model of our non-local and fundamentally metaphysical collective consciousness?
For one, even a beautiful mandala can be created using enough straight lines.
For another…see tomorrow’s post, the conclusion of hacking dreams.