belongs to all creatures, or perhaps all creatures belong to Dreaming. Each
night as we sleep, dreams come to us with their strange otherworldly ways. What
could they be trying to tell us? Within them are rivers of language, pools of
emotion, seas of images. Ancient and indigenous cultures across the Earth carry
dreaming as the heart of their existence, as well as using their
practicality for survival. It is clear that dreams hold the presence of
something that is greater, that may open us into the possibility of a fuller
and truer life. In them are pathways that lead to deeper understandings of our soul’s
purpose, that help navigate us to our place in the landscape of life, and
enable us to glimpse the geography of our spirit. Dreams are as personal as
they are transpersonal, containing a collective wisdom for the community, like
an epic poem, an old riddle or an outrageous drama that carefully nurtures the
life essence of insight. Come practice
the basics of Dream-Tracking – how to remember dreams, how to create active
relationships with the dream world, and how to carry their intelligence into
your life. Come share the natural storytelling of dreams with each other as a
group, and help each other by listening for the dream’s message. Learn to
“re-enter” the dream, and experience the wisdom each of our dreams can offer
each person. Watch how the dreams of a group can start to weave together into a
larger story. Over this eight-week period, feel how dreams literally inform
your life, moving you closer to the heart of things.
Matthew Cochran has followed land all his life, a conscious
wanderer in community with place he has studied both Geology (BA) and Mapping.
After traveling much of the Inner West he continued studies in Eco-psychology (MA)
deepening his understanding of the relationship between people, the places they
live in and how we live in them. This navigation between inner and outer
geography is the heart of his work. Matthew is a geo-poetic writer, teaches
dream-work, practices and implements Permaculture design (Sonoran Permaculture
Guild) being especially interested in patterning.
Matt has experienced, apprenticed, and guided Rites of
Passage and Vision Quests. He is also active in community holding Men’s Councils,
sharing and practicing martial arts such as Ninjutsu and Tai Chi, and tends to
the surrounding wildlands through ecological protection and restoration.
Matthew is a stand for each person to live their unique
truth and believes personal sustainability is the beginning of true resilience
in a changing world. He lives in in Boulder, in alliance with a remarkable
place and community finding vitality and contentment by adapting in accord with
nature as best he can.