[December 22-23, 1999]
Dream Notes : "Young Woman" is hard to interpret as the imagery is so literal and corresponds so directly to the Death and Rebirth target picture. I will repeat the themes anyway. Mating with the New Millennium is an un-avoidable parallel. In a sense it is odd that the young Millennium is already mature enough to have sex. But perhaps that is fitting, as the new Millennium is ready for us, even if it is nascent at the same time. In the photo the character hold his/her hands over his/her genitals and a vaginal opening in the world appears below him. It is at the same time an egg and a fetus. Perhaps my oedipal fears match the hesitancy I project into the picture and the hidden lower chakra. In the dream, there is still fear around her father and concern about her brother. There is something odd about his feeding on or during our coming together. For me, I am concerned about the masculine aspects of the 21st Century and hope I don't get eaten up by the new revolutions on the horizon. The digital revolution, the biotech revolution, the capitial markets revolution. Hopefully, if I am loving and careful with his young sister, the brother will be content to take the food sacrifices, like we do with Santa Claus who takes the milk and cookies.
Sacrifices for the 21st Century: A woman said me the other day how horrid the Aztecs and Mayan people really were as they sacrificed so many people. I too have a hard time accessing this, but I thought about how many people we sacrifice in America every year to the Transportation Gods. Its 50,000 for automobiles alone. The Aztec sacrifices kept the sun going round, and the transportation sacrifices serve some other deity that I keep hoping that virtualization will alleviate. That is, people will work more from home and local, walk-to computer stations rather than commuting, commuting, commuting. But virtualization has its own dark brother. I hope we learn to make conscious sacrifices to this new deity before it begins demanding them. I was very happy about the deep immersion and the bohemian values that were part of this dream. I hope to see both more in the 21st Century.