The Dream of Peace network, explores the role of dreams in bringing about a
more peaceful and harmonious lifestyle to this planet, and is dedicated to
bringing the potential of dreaming into the culture of our communities.
Our web forum 'Sea Life', aims to bring together a large circle of dreamers
from around the world, collaborating in adventures in the world of dreams,
and 'dreaming with and for the earth itself'.
There is a focus on small groups of dreamers (usually about 8 members),
called Dream Teams, sharing dreams on a regular basis, and getting to know
each other on a more personal basis. Within a group, we run creative dream
incubation projects, journeys to places such as the Redwood Forests and
Antarctica, attempt mutual dreaming experiments, and much more.
It was decided this month to begin running research projects to demonstrate
the power of dreaming in various fields. These research projects, are also
the result of a wish to improve collaboration between members of different
dream teams, and open the forums to individual dreamers.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE YEAR 2012
In March, our research project focused on the topic of 'Dreaming Our Way to
2012'. As a result of this research, the site was led through important
changes. Most significantly, the changing of our name from 'Earth Dreamers'
to 'Sea Life', and the addition of a pre-existing forum offering a wider
variety of general discussion on dreams called the 'Fishbowl'.
Firstly, I would like to call on some external evidence to demonstrate
rather quickly the significance of the year 2012. As some readers may know,
the ancient Maya of Central America were an advanced civilisation. A
central part of their knowledge, was their sophisticated astronomy, and
their understanding of time itself.
John Major Jenkins is a key figure in our modern knowledge of this system.
In his online article 'The Solstice Sun and the Galactic Center' he writes
"Mayan cosmology is a complex science primarily concerned with
understanding the nature of time. It utilizes calendar systems invented by
the Maya to calculate important eras during which divine energies, or gods,
would manifest on earth. Mayan calendar systems are intimately involved
with, and based upon, the movements of celestial bodies including the sun,
moon, and planets. Mayan calendars also track more subtle astronomical
phenomena such as eclipses and, most significantly, the slow shifting of
the heavens known to modern astronomy as the precession of the equinoxes.
The precession of the equinoxes (which also could be called the precession
of the solstices) was believed to be responsible for a succession of World
Ages, a doctrine central to Mayan Creation mythology".
"The next large turning point in the Mayan Long Count calendar, a date
which marks the end of a period of over 5,125 years in Mayan chronology,
occurs on December 21, 2012. The ancient Maya believed that the years
around 2012 would be attended by great changes and, in accordance with
their World Age Creation mythology, the transformation of human beings into
something completely new. "
"What makes this belief, all the more interesting is that the end date was
actually fixed on "an astrological alignment, an alignment so compelling
and rare that the ancient Mayan astronomers believed it to signal the
commencement of the next World Age"
"The solstice sun will be in alignment with the Galactic Plane in the years
between 1980 and 2016. In more precise terms, both the U.S. Naval
Observatory and astronomer Jean Meeus (in his book Mathematical Astronomy
Morsels, 1997) calculated that the solstice meridian will align with the
Galactic equator in 1988. We can call this zone a solstice-galaxy
alignment, or simply, galactic alignment. This alignment occurs roughly
once every 12,800 years (one-half of a precession cycle)."
"The Maya believed the era-2012 alignment to be the most significant
evolutionary event that human beings experience. For example, the image of
the sun moving into alignment with the Milky Way is played out in the Maya
ballgame. It is equivalent to the movement of the game-ball, symbol of the
sun, into union with the Milky Way, the cosmic "goal." Likewise, the Mayan
Creation story of One Hunahpu's resurrection in the cosmic game court also
symbolizes the 2012 alignment".
For those interested, a modern calendar utilising the Mayan knowledge of
time, can be found at the official website of The World Thirteen Moon
Calendar Change Peace Movement:
"This popular movement to change the calendar is also a peace movement, and
is based on the discovery of the Law of Time, a discovery that demonstrates
that time is a frequency, the universal frequency of synchronisation.
It is this law that maintains the universe in harmony and guarantees beauty
wherever you look in nature. When we are genuinely synchronised in time we
can easily promote values such as harmony, cooperation, and spiritual
unity. When there is harmony there is art and elegance."
YOUR DREAM JOURNEYS TO 2012
Having explained a little about the Mayan system of time, many are probably
wondering what this has to do with dreams. Our research into 2012, not only
gathered information from sources across the internet, but also aimed to
discover new information about these changes, through a knowledge source
accessible to all of us, our dreams.
Our project was to 'Travel to 2012', and if possible to discover the role
of the 'Earth Dreamers' forum (as it was previously known), and 'dreaming
with and for the earth itself'. We planned to achieve this through dream
incubation via visualisation and stating our intention, before sleeping,
and the techniques of lucid dreaming.
The results were quite unexpected:
2012: SEA LIFE (22 March 2003, by Explora)
Lucid dreaming, I begin to sink into the earth, into a realm of energy,
continuing a long spiral journey through the blackness. It is certainly not
quick, but the rush of this type of travel, keeps my thoughts moving for
most of the journey. After what seems like a minute, I begin to become a
bit concerned at how long it's all taking. What can I do to maintain my
lucidity, I wonder. Voicing words, to myself, I am soon relieved to find
myself noticing new visual imagery. I see a city skyline at night, which I
know to be important. I get the feeling that in the future I will no longer
live where where I do at the moment, and will be closer to the city.
I eventually find myself in a room, which in some ways resembles the living
room of my house, but which seems to be my office. Here, I see an iMac like
machine, produced by Apple. I press the power on key, and am relieved when
it turns on directly, without the need for the entire startup process to
take place. Instantly, I notice the words 'Sea Life' centered on the top
menu bar. It seems important, as though it is the title of the product the
company is working on. It reminds me of the way a company produces a
background image, for itself.
It gives me a sense of deja-vu, as though I have already heard this name
somewhere before in a dream. I look at the column of icons along the left
side of the screen. I notice there is alot of Adobe software. I notice
'Adobe Sea Life' in particular. This strikes me as a little bizarre, and
interested, I click on the program. It loads, and a picture of a tank like
area with sea life on the left side of the pool shows. I see an animation,
perhaps of the mutation or growth of a species of sea life. The creatures
move to the right.
Still, a little confused, I decide to see what else I can find on the
table. Reaching to the back, behind all the other little items there, I
find a business card. Along the back are a list of peoples names, about
10-12 in total. I run through the list, noticing one that's underlined. It
seems this is the main number for the company. At this point, I begin to
wonder what the company is called. Flipping to the other side of the card,
I see the name, 'Don Marti & Architects'.
Initially, I was quite confused. While I'd enjoyed the journey and felt
that it was a very real experience, I couldn't really make sense of why the
product was called 'Adobe SeaLife'. Why would a group with the name 'Don
Marti & Architects' be producing Adobe software. After all Adobe is a very
I was also a little confused, as I wondered whether it was possible the
dream was referring to some type of career in the computer software
industry. I'm currently studying telecommunications at university, but had
deeply hoped that my future career would involve the arts of dreaming.
Thankfully, I am also a member of the World Dreams Peace Bridge, a much
larger group. I decided to share my dream, to see what others thought of
it. I received a variety of interpretations, but I felt a particularly
strong resonance with San's comments:
"I would look to the word Adobe. For me, having Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe
PageMaker, I might consider if it had any meaning for me there, but
stronger still for me, the nature of adobe. Unfired clay. Sometimes I work
with unfired clay as a medium for my art. It's very satisfying in that it's
pliable, flexible and cooperative until I'm ready, and then it dries into a
shape of my choosing. When I am ready (or not sometimes) I can break it, or
leave it to the rain, or divide it between friends in ceremony, etc.
Ultimately, it returns to the place it began, as we all do. ...so for me
the Sea Life and the Adobe might provide for an interesting transformation
and I'd have to imagine how I'd want it to unfold ... perhaps one lapping
wave at a time ..."
These wonderful words seemed to redirect me to my hearts wishes, for it
reminded me of what I felt about the nature of dreaming. I decided to
research the name 'Don Marti' a little. Having said this, I was still
considering the possibility, that I may be involved in software
development, and assumed that if this were the case I'd be working in
Australia (as this is where I currently live).
I keyed in his name, and was surprised to find that he was a well known
article writer in the Linux scene. He seemed to be a key figure, in
offering his opinions on the direction of the operating system.
Somehow, the dream seemed to have drawn it's meaning from the name of a
writer, I had previously never heard of. My first association of course,
was the nature of the Linux platform, as open-source, and under development
from anyone who chose to participate. This seemed to hold true for the work
we were doing at the 'Earth Dreamers' web forum.
Meanwhile, DM7, a member of the dream team I'm a part of, managed to visit
ATTEMPT TO ASTRAL TRAVEL - 2012 (29 March 2003, by DM7)
Everything is so real so I have to use some Reality Check's. I try to push
my finger through the wall, but it doesn't work. I try to pinch myself and
it HURTS! "Maybe I'm not dreaming?" I thought, trying to be stubborn
because I really want to travel into the future again. I check the clock
and it remains the same. I slap myself really HARD and it is kind of numb,
but I still can feel the pain. I'm really confused about if I'm actually
dreaming or not.
I finally try to back trace where I am. I come to the conclusion that I WAS
from my bed. "There is a possibility that I'm dreaming, but no matter what
I doÓ it won't tell me if I'm dreaming." I thoughtÓ trying to figure out if
it's actually a dream or not. I'm extremely confused, but then finally, I
thought, "How about trying to travel to the futureÓ if you can do it, then
you're dreaming. If you can't, then you're not dreaming." So I proceed,
trying to think how to travel since I usually go outside and fly toward the
sky, but I can't float and I get an impression that I'm locked in the house.
I can't think of anything except yelling out my command so I did. I yell,
"TRAVEL TO THE FUTURE IN THE YEAR OF 2012 - NOT 2,012 YEARS LATER, BUT THE
YEAR OF 2012 - NOW!" To my surprise, the scene changes. "That's way too
easy!" I thought. I'm still in my house and it still looks very much the
same, but my parents are busy doing something in the kitchen. I turn
around, trying to find some kind of a source to tell me the year it is. I
find a huge TV in the middle of the hall. I get an impression that it is
actually there so I can ask for the year.
I go to it and to my surprise, I have full control over the TV. I ask it
what year it is right now and "2012" in green text appears on the TV while
it is on the news channel. I don't understand the news anyways so I go into
the computer room. I notice that I have carpal tunnel braces on. I try to
get them off. While I do that, I lose my lucidity. Luckily my intention is
strong enough to be continued.
I get on the computer and check on the forum. There are two different
forums. One is from dreamofpeace.net and other one is more like a dream
interpretation forum. I notice that there are much more active members on
the latter (perhaps more users there as well). I notice that there are a
lot people starting to be concerned about their dreams, requesting for the
interpretation. I get an impression that year of 2012 is a "opening" time
for people about dream interpretation where it will eventually lead to
lucid dreaming and dreaming of peace, etc.
The topic of "dreaming" is still very much underground like it is right
now, but there are more members there. The next thing I know is that I wake
As well as demonstrating a fun and original 'reality check' for use in
lucid dreaming, DM7's story shed valuable light on the role of the forum in
the future. I was quite excited by these events, as I often share the
Dreampeace website address with other people I meet who are interested in
dreams. Recently, I've begun to wonder how useful it would be to many
visitors, because of the lack of a general forum for discussion of dreams.
DM7's dream reinforced the value of another forum, to help encourage people
to move from not only sharing their dreams, but also to actively seeking
adventure and guidance for the world this way.
A few days later, in a response, to a dream I had posted online, entitled
'Dance of the Spirit', another dreamer 'Singer', replied:
I enjoyed reading your dream posts very much. Dreams are so important,
especially positive ones that foster taking better care of ourselves and
our beautiful planet! Our future survival depends on it!
I was reading a book called Matter into Feeling by F. A. Wolf, Ph.D., who
put it very nicely when he wrote, as an example:
"The dream experiences of Australian Aboriginal people indicate that the
needed characteristic arises, is first born, in dreams. Each creature
dreams of the possibility for the next evolution, so that, for example, the
fish dreams of the amphibian and the amphibian dreams of the bird, and so
on. That is, we first dream in order to become aware of our future
possibilities --- the new ways that each one of us may exist. And the
ability to sense oneself as something new or altered seems to be vital for
survival, for altering the genetic code."
Let us keep dreaming!
Love and Light to All
This seemed to fit the theme of 'Sea Life' perfectly. It conjured up the
same animation, I had witnessed in my dream voyage to 2012, of the sea life
mutating and evolving in the tank. More importantly, it demonstrated what I
believe we are doing through dreaming, we are learning to become aware of
our future possibilities not only as individuals but also on a planetary
A week later, through a strange series of coincidences, I happened to
stumble across, a web forum called The Fishbowl, run by the magnificent
Toko-Pa. I quite enjoyed the discussion here, due to it's obvious direction
with regards to spreading the potential of dreaming, and it's clear
distribution of information.
When Toko-Pa mailed me asking me to add a link from Dreampeace to the
forum, I was quite honoured. I soon realised that this was a wonderful
opportunity to offer consistency with DM7's vision of an alternate and more
open dreaming forum:
"Dream School is an innovative organisation dedicated to the integration of
dreamsharing into our culture. Offering a thriving dream forum called the
Fishbowl, as well as creative seminars, lectures, private dreamwork and
Rather than just linking to the 'Fishbowl', it was decided to actually make
it our sister forum. I was just putting together the updated website, when
I became aware of the logical next step. I was wondering what to do about
the icons for 'The Fishbowl' and 'Earth Dreamers' forums, when up popped a
thought. The realisation that the 'Sea Life' program, the 'company' was
working on, had been a new name for the 'Earth Dreamers' forum, all along.
Through this research project, we've seen the nature of mutual dreaming
really come alive. I remain with the feeling that the energies of the
'galactic alignment' of the 2012-era, manifested themselves through our
research project, resulting in a series of unexpected discoveries. I feel
there was some inherent meaning to these, that we were actually being
reminded of some strategies to assist us through the changes the earth is
Our initial intent was to discover more about the role of the 'Earth
Dreamers' web forum. Our results:
The meaning of our dreams, could only be uncovered through a combination of
- In my journey to 2012, I appeared to be a key member of a company, called 'Don Marti & Architects' working on a product called 'Adobe Sea Life'.
- DM7's dream of 2012, reflected a future need for more open dream interpretation, and a general discussion forum.
At the time of my dream, I only knew the word Adobe as the name of a large
software organisation. As a result of sharing the dream with the World
Dreams Peace Bridge, I was lucky to receive a variety of interpretations,
including San's reflection on it as 'Unfired clay', 'Pliable, flexible,
Co-operative, until I'm ready, and then it dries into a shape of my
choosing'. We could probably extend this a little and call it a shape of
The meaning of the name 'Don Marti & Architects', was initally completely
unknown to me. I was a little suspicious about this, so I thought I'd check
out the name on the internet. Don Marti, proved to be a key writer and
reviewer of an open-source operating system. I would guess that this
strongly relates to my own future path, and that of the other 'architects'
involved in our work at the 'Sea Life' forum. What makes this interesting,
is that the meaning relied on an external source of information, namely the
internet. My dream appeared to not only draw it's information from the
future, but also from the heart of our collective consciousness.
The key to uncovering the meaning of the word 'Sea Life' hinged upon a
series of future events coming together, in synchronisation. Firstly, as a
result of posting a dream 'Dance of the Spirit', I discovered what the
reference to 'Sea Life' was all about: realising our own potential by first
dreaming it. Next, a strange series of events led me to come across a
wonderful forum called the 'Fishbowl', drawing upon DM7's vision of an
alternative dream forum. Finally, we have the logical next step of
realising the similarities in themes between the 'Fishbowl' and 'Sea Life'.
I think we see three themes being stressed here: the importance of sharing
our dreams, of our spiritual unity, and finally of the key role of time in
synchronisation and bringing together these concepts.
As a result of these changes, we now have a new forum for dream
interpretation and general dreams discussion called the 'Fishbowl', and the
renaming of the 'Earth Dreamers' forum to something a little more
intriguing, 'Sea Life'. Through this alignment of direction and themes
between the respective forums, people are more likely to find a place where
they feel comfortable sharing and envision their dreams. Surely this will
have a beneficial role, as dreams continues to take a greater place in our
We are all intimately connected to one another. In the place of the heart,
we are all one being, none of us separated from any other. Let us remember
this as we 'Dream Our Way To 2012'.
Stay tuned next week for the results of our research into the topic of
'Dreams and Healing'. In the meantime, Dreamers are invited to simply
contact, or to share their dreams of 2012, with Nick (Explora)
Blessings and a Big Thank you to All the Dreamers of the World!