In the pages of ED we offer our dreams for comment
and comment on other's dreams. This provides magnificent opportunities for
personal growth. In these same pages we are guided on explorations of many
dream-related issues. These journeys can hold just as much importance as working
with the dreams themselves.
I would like to add one such journey to those we see regularly in ED. Dream
Line will encourage us to step outside our 'Dream Community' into the
world-at-large. We all agree that dreams can serve a useful purpose in our own
lives. Dream Line will explore the role of dreams from a larger viewpoint.
As we approach the turn of the century it seems that the problems facing the
human race are becoming increasingly complex. All too often, under the weight of
this ever-growing complexity, people fragment into opposing factions or parties.
Unity. With each passing day unity becomes more and more a necessity. Where
better to begin building unity than with something shared? To be sure other
things besides dreams are universal human traits, but perhaps none are so filled
with mystery and potential. Dream Line will look into the world, into our
dreams, and back into the world. To what end? In personal dream work positive
change and growth are goals. Dream Line will work toward these same goals for us
as a race.
In each Dream Line an issue will be offered for all readers to consider. A
request will be made for any dreams, comments, or opinions related to the issue.
In the next Dream Line the issue, dreams, comments, and opinions will be
presented with an emphasis on problem-solving and growth. In addition, Dream
Line may review related literature or initiate experimental exercises concerning
dreams and the waking-world.
As this first Dream Line is written the "trial of the century" is
very close to coming to an end. The trial of O.J. Simpson has transcended any
normal murder trial. In addition to the question of O.J. Simpson's guilt or
innocence this trial has opened discussions of love, passion, abuse, rage,
jealousy, race, and trust (to name a few). I would like everyone to consider O.J.
Simpson's trial and send any dreams (old or new), comments, opinions, or
predictions (based either on opinion or dreams of the verdict) to me at:
If you have any suggestions for issues Dream Line should work with please
send them as well!