The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
The Octopus Movement with Perry Knoppert

When are ADHD and dyslexia assets instead of handicaps? When you are an octopus! Our guest today is Dr. Octopus himself, Perry Knoppert.
We talk about about his nonlinear revolution called the Octopus Movement. Perry’s movement welcomes all out-of-the-box thinkers celebrating neurodiversity, multipotentiality and deep curiosity. We muse over how nonlinear dreams are, and Perry describes being nonlinear as like being on psychedelics all the time.

Perry and Katherine explore several of his recent dreams from different angles. Perry describes how he has been experimenting with not needing to understand his dreams but has been finding it valuable to carry them around with him during the day. He wonders if perhaps they are often dramatic because there are so many things that we are not paying attention to during the day. He urges listeners to join his revolution.

BIO: Perry Knoppert aka Dr. Octopus is a nonconformist, embodies the spirit of a life artist. Born in the free-spirited Netherlands, he sold lampshades with his father and experienced the diversity of the market. But Perry yearned for more and discovered the beauty of unexpected possibilities in Beijing, China. Embracing his ADHD energy, dyslexic learning style, and multi-tasking brain, Perry founded The Octopus Movement, a mycelium of nonlinear thinkers. The platform empowers out-of-the-box thinkers to unleash their unique talents and shape the world with their artful approach to life. Perry is a visionary, a trailblazer, and a true-life artist.

Find our guest at:, and on FB & IG @TheOctopusMovement

Intro music is Water over Stones and outro music is Everything both by Mood Science. Today’s ambient music is created by Rick Kleffel. The audio can be found at Many thanks to Rick Kleffel for also engineering the show, to Tony Russomano for answering the phones and to Ewa Malady for audio editing.

Show aired on March 18, 2023.


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