virtual dreamer

nextI have written extensively over the years about the process of falling asleep and have sorted my journal into four areas of interest.

note: the below was written about a week before China's 6.9 earthquake

The Living Earth: Nature Sounds Off

With the rash of very large earthquakes and other seismic events (volcanos, etc...) it sure feels like some historically large natural event is about to happen. Most geologists argue that there are numerous large earthquakes occurring every year. These occur mainly in remote areas and don't get much press. I concur that earthquakes happen every day and large (7.0 or above) earthquakes occur every few months but this outbreak is different.  It was just five years ago that a 9.2 magnitude earthquake generated a tsunami that killed 230,000. That was the worst natural disaster that ever occurred in my lifetime. This year the Haiti quake killed over 280,000 .... a month later comes an 8.8 in Chili. A short time later comes a 7.2 near the Mexican, USA border (thank the heavens that region is sparsely populated) . Two days later a 7.7 near Sumatra in Indonesia occurs. We also had two simultaneous mine disasters; one in China and one in the USA. I do not know about the Chinese mine situation but a magnitude 3.4 earthquake shook West Virginia just a day or so before the explosion that killed so many.

The earth is rocking and rolling'. I am one of those who consider the Earth as a living entity. Whether or not the Earth 'thinks' is debatable but it is certainly alive. Could it be that the proliferation of man might be seen as a disease to our living host? If the Earth is a living entity and feeling threatened then certain natural defense mechanisms would go into effect ; much like our own bodies reaction to a virus. We don't tell our immune systems to produce white blood cells to fight off diseases... it just happens.

Is the Earth telling us something? Has humanity gone from just another entity sharing this big world to, what the Earth might consider, a virtual rash? Are our big brains working against us? It is the height of human arrogance to think we are more clever than Mother Earth.

I am not a believer in the end of the world in 2012 just because the Mayan calendar ends on December 21st, 2012. Misinterpretation of the calendar is the basis for a belief that a disaster will take place on or near that day. I think whoever made that calendar just decided that enough was enough. Someday I will decide that I have recorded enough nature sounds. I am sure that will not signify the end of the world.  In the meantime I can only hope that the earth doesn't decide to scratch the human rash in my neighborhood.

A Quick Note About the Narrator

When I first heard Kevin Hatton on a YouTube video I realized I had to have that voice on some new relaxation and visualization preamble audio we were considering putting out. Kevin has graciously contributed the first of what I hope to be many narrations. The intent is to offer these snippets for free as individual tracks that patrons can opt to place before their desired audio dreamscape. We look forward to working with Kevin in the future as well as highlighting some of his own projects. Kevin's site is . A sample of Kevin's narration (and a little of our own creative mixing) can be found below:

Note: we are looking for French, Spanish, Italian and German narration also. Contact us!

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