Images of the Motif
dream story of the origins of the Community
Dream Journal, and how
it got its birthname,
Sundance, was given in Part I: "An
this second essay, further imagery of
motif is presented, including
a report of recent
findings that some of our participating
what has gone before, we begin with the
existence of a Universal Idea concerning the mystery of
creation. The idea can be expressed as, "Out
of the One
came the Many; the Many are One. "
The idea can be
expressed more personally: We
are each a unique
individual, yet at the same time we are One Being.
perennial notion has been portrayed for us by one of our
participating subscribers, Vyasa Dass, in his diagram
the World Mandala.
Next we have my suggestion
that this Universal Idea
has associated with it a collection
of images having a
common or general formthe Sundance motif.
first essay, I presented a number of these images, such as
the May Pole and the Sun Dance, and proposed as
general form the model of the gyroscope. Aspects of the
gyroscope suggest analogies to different aspects