The Old Man’s Dream

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15 August 2018       My history of blogging has always been non-commercial, free to use, and its content is not disposed to attract contemporary commercial social media. The internet now has serious issues to deal with. It now has multiple varieties of International companies with Big Brother complexes seeking your personal data and misusing it. The content on these pages is not a commercial commodity.         Nor are human beings. The Hippocratic Oath by the medical profession “First do no harm” might be very applicable. We should remember that the Internet has a very short lifespan from the 1950s, and the evolution to date is astonishing. Its conception emerged from human consciousness, probably with the expectation that its beneficial qualities would be used to disperse new and creative truths for all life on this planet. It’s misuse, we can only hope, will have its own correction mechanism. All the energy needed to disseminate anything that is of value, cannot come from one person alone. True energy needs a sharing dimension and new concepts for it to grow. Each blog on this domain will now come as a short separate entity with collateral information to bring my self and any readers up to date. Archival material is available. My sincere thanks to all the notifications I’ve received. Physically impossible for me to answer individually, but would still welcome comments, as they might add to Word Press statistics on our circulation.  Also in my absence, to ensure this material will be posted, I intend to schedule the contents for a couple of years. This would mean that those who originally hit the Follow button will still have an Email notice delivered accordingly.


  A decade ago this journey into human consciousness began, two years before Jean’s death. It ensued with some desperate action on my part, to find anything that may be available to help. At just a signature point away, we were close to booking into a hospital in India for stem cell treatment for Jean. Fortunately, wiser heads prevailed and provoked new searches, all in vain. Jean died peacefully at home on the 9th of January 2011. Some schools of thought would consider that continuing grief for loss is pathetic and psychologically damaging. For me, through time, and the journey I was on, it became a mantle for me to a connected unity beyond separation, and my grief will always support me. Live in a retirement village and a tenuous thought from our gardener about Jean’s ashes developed into a reality. The result of that is the photographs of Jean’s garden below which contain her ashes. The container they are in sits on my front balcony with the results I see daily and tend to.  



We do not own Space

We do not own Time

We do not own Energy

We do not own Matter.

“The price of real freedom is ‘knowing’ we are dependent”.

Read the above statement of fact out loud. Consider the beneficial effects of all life on this planet.     The Dream. Jean and I were lying in bed having a very normal conversation. It took me some time to realize there was nothing normal about what was happening. In the dream what consciousness remained allowed me to ask Jean; “Why are you here love?” Jean answered: “I want to come back!” My 9am telephone call rang then, and the dream ended………………………  


  When I awoke my dream experiences tells me that this dream was exceptional in its normality. With due respect to Carl Jung, there was no need for any in-depth metaphysical interpretation beyond Jean’s statement itself. The telephone call ended the dream, leaving me the challenge of what she meant – dream or not. That question has its own multiplicity of answers in our normal state. Where is Carl Jung now – please!! The wisdom of present dream psychology has the perspective that as we grow older our consciousness elevates from ego-centricity toward a level of collective consciousness. Our true selves function when our internal and external consciousness coalesce to produce a new experience. Such experiences though are not necessarily the principal domain of gender or age. Consciousness is collective unity. The source of that experience is always prefixed by the wisdom of “new meaning”, and the awakening to a reality beyond normal expression, and beyond our experience of time. My own experience tells me that at that moment nothing external changes only my perspective of it, and seemingly its eternal presence.      

Lost Shadows

The shadows move Lost in confusion Lost in despair

Imagination shrouds the real

Looking back Looking forward Is this the Centre?

  To me, Lost Shadows point to an imaginary state of individuation, below the level of a dream state of consciousness. In a higher level of dream state, I suspect the human psyche constantly searches to escape from individuation, to become the unification it desires. To be, or not to be, Ay there’s the point, To Die, to sleep, is that all? Aye, all: No, to sleep, to dream, aye marry there it goes, For in that dream of death, when we awake, And borne before an everlasting Judge, Extract from: “To be, or not to be” William Shakespeare”s Hamlet. (Make of it what you will).    

Jean’s Garden.


Jean’s Garden.


Footnote: To refresh the original purpose of my earlier blogs. These shorter inserts offer the reason I started to search for any data, ancient or otherwise on human consciousness, specifically related to Alzheimer’s. At 89 years of age (well past my used by date) it may well be that I am a candidate with a focus on my own pending dementia. If so, then the theory and the method I write about is holding it at bay. To address the health of my mind in this way could be the catalyst that retains its own functional activity. A semantic template can be created using data on both domain pages. No definition of absolutes or principles can be ill-defined. They are always interconnected and interdependent. Each configuration constructed by anyone has meaning particular to them, although its value is universal. That is why it is never personal property!

‘That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history’. Aldous Huxley (26 July 1894 -22 November 1963. Amen to that!

  Bridie. If you have the tool, share posts with a foreign friend in their language.

About Bridie.

Born in Govan Glasgow 1927. Those were the days.
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