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LIVE THE DREAM

8515 Penfield Ave
Winnetka, CA 91306
Founded in 1987 by Terry Brussel and Brian Gitt
Based on the philosophy of Family Synergy
Founded 1971 by Hy Levy and Pat LaFollette



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So on to the Events:

EVENTS

All Live the Dream events are 11am-4pm on 3rd Saturdays

8515 Penfield Ave in Winnetka, Ca. 91306 unless otherwise specified.

Donation suggested: $8 for non members $5 for members.

 

Saturday March 21 11 am through Sunday March 22 at 2 pm:

Star Trek Marathon (in all its incarnations) ON BIG SCREEN TV and LTD Slumber Party.

      We will have a discussion on how each crew demonstrates Expanded Family and group living principals as well as looking at different communities visited by these ships which demonstrate it.  Bring your favorite episode if you wish which demonstrates Community.

1 pm Pot luck lunch (BRING SOMETHING HEALTHY AND PERHAPS INTERSTELLAR), dinner ordered from local food place (Chinese, Pizza or whatever attendees desire).

Saturday 2-3:30 pm   Remembering Leonard Nimoy: How did Spock (and Nimoy as Spock) effect your life and relationships? This is an opportunity to share what this very special man and the character he created meant to you personally. To many of us, losing him was like losing a member of our own family. 

 

SLUMBER PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT STARTS AT 8:30 PM WITH STAR TREK BANISHED TO ANOTHER ROOM FOR DIEHARDS WHO WANT TO STAY UP LATE—RSVP TO RESERVE YOUR SLEEP/CUDDLE  SPOT

 

Sunday Brunch of bagels, fruit and juice provided by your hostess.

Hot tub available throughout.

                                     Whole week end or any part of it--$8 for Members, $15 non members 

 

Friday April 3 2015

LIVE THE DREAM PASSOVER SEDER, 7:00 to 11 PM (AT LATEST) LED BY IVAN frankel

 
Call Terry to RSVP before 3-26-15 at (818) 886-0069 to arrange what to bring for the Seder or to attend without a food contribution.      

We need time to plan things and shop for supplies.

 

               This is Celebration of Freedom! 

This holiday commemorates the first time one People (the Jews) freed itself from bondage to another People (the Egyptians).  We'll do this with plenty of group participation!  You don't have to read Hebrew for this or even be Jewish.  Whether you want to learn more about your own heritage, just share this special holiday with those you care about, or discover a cultural experience new to you, you are welcome! This is coordinated pot luck since it requires special foods. This event is FREE to one clean up coordinator and a single or couple who volunteer to bring 5 pounds of lamb or 10 pounds of chicken.    Cost: $8.00 with arranged food contribution and one bottle of kosher wine for each adult in your party, one bottle of grape juice for each child.  $18 each without food contribution + bring beverage.  Children under thirteen free with food, $5 without.  You can arrive 6-7 pm to socialize and help with preparations.  Seder itself starts at 7:00 pm.

 

Saturday April 18 pm to 11 am to 4 pm

An Exploration of Intentional Communities  led by Will Jarvis 

Join author, artist and social change activist Will "Taliesin" Jarvis for a look inside the workings of communes and intentional communities. Will has lived at Findhorn, one of the most well-known communes in the world, as well as at other communities, and has studied what makes communal and cooperative living work.

 

 Saturday May 9     10 am

RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE.  JOIN US AT 10 AM for the OPENING PARADE 

Location:  Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, which is at the Irwindale exit off the 210 Freeway, just east of where the 210 and 605 Freeways cross.    BARDIC PLAYS,  BAWDY SONGS, PAGEANTRY ,  UNUSUAL FOOD, SAUCY WENCHES  & OTHER DELIGHTS.   Opening Parade is at 10 am –Best to meet us there and it is fun.   

 Other Planned activities: May Pole for the May Day ceremony 11am Queen’s Show 3 pm

 More on scheduling at Faire or by phone if you RSVP (PLEASE) at LTD HOT LINE 818-886-0069.

 At faire only you can reach Terry’s cell phone at 818-388-5612 to connect with us on site.

 

Saturday May 16    11am to 4pm

Free Yourself from the Slavery of Jealousy!

 

Terry Brussel CCht leads this exploration of Jealousy vs. Compersion.  Discussion, verbal and sensory exercises, and guided meditation for vanquishing YOUR green eyed monster. Learn also how to help those you love deal more effectively with jealousy as well as how to evaluate whether a relationship between poly and monogamously oriented partners can be successful.  Shall we let jealousy run our lives or master it for our greater joy? The choice is ours to make in each relationship, each new day in our lives… 

 

2 pm   BELTANE RITUAL

BELTANE is a celebration of spring.  It is also a way of connecting with the Earth Mother very directly--the idea being that the sexual connection of those present flows their fertility to the earth herself encouraging growing things for good crops and to the women of the tribe as well.  The priest and priestess are believed to become or at least represent the God and Goddess in their love making. The Great Rite was part of this celebration in ancient times and from it many children were born. Since their fathering was often questionable, they were considered children of the Gods.  While Jewish and Christian traditions are considerably different, they agree in the belief that we are all sons and daughters of God and that the divine is within each of us.

 

Jacuzzi available for soaking and socializing 3 pm to 4 pm .  Bring sandals and a towel.

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Live the Dream is an education and support group for those who, originally inspired by the writings of Robert Heinlein, Robert Rimmer and Marion Zimmer Bradley, are now ready to LIVE such alternative lifestyles as cooperative living, open relationships and group marriage.  Many of our concepts on multiply committed relationships come from Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land" and "Moon is a Harsh Mistress"

Live the Dream also sponsors a Nest of Church of All Worlds, the real life, over fifty year old spiritual movement inspired by Stranger in a Strange Land. Live the Dream was founded in 1987 by Terry Brussel and Brian Gitt, inspired by Family Synergy founded in 1971 by Hy Levy and Pat LaFollette
Live the Dream
8515 Penfield Avenue
Winnetka, CA   9130
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