Numen Lumen | Maria Guadarrama Hernandez '24 | 02/03/2022
Maria kicks off our spring semester Numen Lumen with her take on Dreaming. She discusses how her dreams are connected to the dreams of those around her.
Maria Guadarrama Hernandez is a sophomore International Business major in the Dual Degree program from Sanford, North Carolina. She was first involved with Spirit and Pride intern cohort and then became an office assistant as well as a Multifaith Intern. She is also one of the co-directors for this year's Ripple Conference: Sustained Interfaith. Maria is also an odyssey scholar and will move to spain next two years to complete her degree. She loves her cat, hanging out with her friends, and going on trips to the mountains. She is honored to be speaking at Numen Lumen today!
Our Numen Lumen theme this year invites speakers and musicians to ponder the idea of dreaming. “Dreaming” will push our community to traverse the passive and active forms that dreaming takes in our lives. Speakers will explore the literal and figurative series of images, ideas, sensations, and emotions in the mind and through their work.
We ask speakers to ponder where reality and dreaming meet, what form dreaming takes in their everyday lives, and how dreaming directs their pathway. Can dreaming be a productive form of activism? Is dreaming strictly forward-thinking, or can it exist without time restraints? Is dreaming simply an involuntary experience? How may dreaming be dangerous, or irresponsible in the face of real-world issues? Or, where can it be a useful instrument? What are the burdens of dreaming? What or who makes you dream?
We encourage you to share your thoughts and responses to our speaker in the comment section below!