Jeweller to the Guild of Dreamers
- future forecasters, astrologers, tarot-card readers, crystallists,
shamans, style forecasters, politicians, psychologists, urban
planners and artists.
- Patron Saint
- Don Quixote
Guild of Dreamers commonly advocates the use of ritual objects as
aids to effect transition from the waking state to the dreaming
state. These objects are collectively titled Hausgeister, a gothic
term that describes an anti-fascination device or spirit guard.
Such protective objects are placed inside the home, hung near doorways
(thresholds) or above the bed. The symbolic placement of these objects
echoes their metaphoric meaning; Crown Guardians facilitate the
dreamers passage through unseen thresholds, from time-based
experience to eternity, and back again.
My work for the Guild of Dreamers has been informed by colonial
fretwork, Chinese folk designs, Feng-shui and the Shamanic worldview.
These hanging Crown Guardians recall medieval artefacts. Gothic
hanging crowns were used to symbolise radiance issuing from sacredness,
the emanation of virtue and the force of light.
With contemporary science supporting a major paradigm shift in the
Western view of reality, practices once devalued as superstition
can now be reviewed. Allowing that life at a cellular level is minded
opens new perspectives on the limits of rationalism.
Sleepers Dream On! The future belongs to those (of us) who believe
in the beauty of our dreams.