Dragon Dreaming is a method used in some intentional communities to help clarify aims and to facilitate achievement of goals. It was developed by John Croft, mentor for organisational development and project management, co-founder of the Gaia Foundation Australia. John now lives in southern Germany. Dragon Dreaming Workshops have been run in Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, France, Italy, Ireland, UK, Russia, Turkey, Ghana, Portugal, Switzerland and Austria, as well as the USA, Brazil and Australia. Over 400 people have been trained within the last 4 years. There are now 57 Trainers, in Germany, Austria and Italy. Out of these 20 are already passing on the method in their own workshops.
Definition from „Dragon Dreaming“ wiki
„Dragon Dreaming is a training methodology based upon the principles of personal and group empowerment. Drawing upon the insights and experience of Living Systems Theory, Deep Ecology, Transpersonal Psychology, group dynamics, and organizational development, and from indigenous Third and Fourth World cultures and applying them to government agencies, business enterprises, local or personal projects and not for profit community organizations, Dragon Dreaming uncovers the blockages that limit the effectiveness of groups of people who may be working together to achieve a common task. These factors which limit effectiveness produce specific symptoms which provide methods of diagnosis which may be personal, theoretical, environmental or practical, and when they are discovered, can be overcome through greater awareness, lateral creative thinking, correct implementation, and/or acquisition of appropriate skills. „
Definition from “Dragon Dreaming.org”
„Dragon Dreaming is a holistic method for the implementation of creative, collaborative, sustainable projects.
The dream of a peaceful world and the awareness of the global challenges in our society are driving us on. Within this, personal growth of every single person, community building and an active responsibility for our earth are equally weighted in the focus.
Dragon Dreaming is for dreamers and pragmatists, for warriors and the discouraged, for optimists and idealists, for philosophers and nature lovers, for spiritual people and seekers.
Dragon Dreaming wants to create awareness for the connection with all life – wants to live cooperation, responsibility, interconnection – for transformation towards a peaceful, safe and sound world. „
(slightly changed, based on German original)
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