18 Jul An Indigenous Perspective: Dreaming as a Transformative Practice
A recent article published in the online magazine, Inverse, details the the life and dreaming culture of the indigenous Achuar peoples of the Amazon. I was interviewed for this piece, drawing upon my experiences working with and conducting anthropological research with this thriving jungle community 20 years ago. Specifically, I had studied the dreaming culture of the Achuar who interpret dreams daily to inform their lives and act for their future. In partnership with a dozen young Achuar men who agreed to record their dreams for the course of one year, the collaboration yielded a deep perspective into the power of sharing dreams amongst a community, and how this collective social ritual continues to shape the course of their culture. Most importantly, we found that dreaming for the Achuar is not just a personal thing — they dream for the whole of the community and its betterment. To learn more about this process, the Achuar, and the dreams that continue to shape their world, click the button below to read the compelling Inverse article.