The indefatigable Jane Monk has contacted PWF about an ‘Awakening the Dreamer’ symposium, to be held in Bayswater in Melbourne’s outer east.
Some quotes to set the scene:
“Never doubt that a small band of committed people can change the world. Indeed, nothing else ever has.”
— Margaret Mead
“There is nothing so powerful as an idea whose time has come.”
— Victor Hugo
This Symposium is a profound enquiry into a bold vision: to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on earth. Through dynamic group interactions, inspired information and multimedia, symposium participants explore the current state of our planet from a new perspective and connect with a powerful global movement to reclaim our future.
When: 1pm to 6pm Sunday, 21st August
Where: Glen Park Community Centre, Bayswater
Cost: $30 and / or by donation
How: Contact Jane Monk:
03 9725 4194 or 0416279811
Five years ago PWF posted the following info on Awakening the Dreamer – Changing the Dream.
The Pachamama Alliance is a U.S. based NonProfit born out of a relationship developed between people from the modern world and the leaders of remote indigenous groups in the Amazon region of Ecuador. This relationship was actually initiated by the indigenous elders who, out of their deep concern for the growing threat to their ancient way of life, and their recognition that the roots of this threat lay far beyond their rainforest home, actively sought the partnership of committed individuals living in the modern world.
According to a majority of the world’s experts, there is now overwhelming evidence that our modern society is headed for a catastrophe, though there is always a chance of course, as some point out, that the experts are wrong, and that human ingenuity will come up with some kind of technological fix that will avert a global disaster.
Indigenous people of South America, who still live in their traditional Earth-honoring ways, refer to our modern worldview as our “dream” and have urged us, for the sake of all life, to “change the dream of the North.”
It has become clear to them that our political and commercial institutions are unable to effectively address this crisis, primarily because they don’t realize that they are looking at an interconnected world through a fragmented lens. The villain here is not ‘big business’, the corporate media, the military-industrial complex, or even those who for personal profit seek to clearcut our forests, overfish our oceans, pollute our atmosphere or drain our aquifers. The villain is an outmoded worldview — a way of seeing the world in which such unthinkable acts appear reasonable, sensible, and even intelligent.
Have a good one Jane