About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at TheDreamLounge.net and Declarationism.com.
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2 Hour Podcast Interview /w Steve Mayeda

This is a ~2 hour podcast interview I did with Steve Mayeda recently. I believe it is the most extensive interview I’ve done to date. Steve is a great host and asked excellent questions.

We discussed personal influences, history of The 21 Convention, as well as the upcoming T21C 2014 of Tampa Florida. Tickets go on pre-sale March 27th here. You can save $400 by registering before March 31st at 11:30 pm est. There is a separate $100 coupon code going out to all alumni as well via newsletter.

There are only 55 tickets available. That is a real limit, not a (common) marketing stunt of some sort. I am working on a short post series that discusses this change; it will be published on The21Convention.com. I *may* also touch on the increased ticket price which has significance as well.

The series *will* also cover the change from three events to one (at least for 2014), and what went into the date/location decision.

Most people tell you their events will…

Disagreeing with Greg Swann | Joy of Chastity

To my knowledge, there isn’t much I disagree with Greg Swann about. Political philosophy, specifically anarchy, is one such issue that I will be taking up on Declarationism.com in the future.

Beyond that single point, I agree with about half of what Greg states in this video, and disagree with the remaining half.

What I do agree with is the entire premise of making the pursuit of your ideal woman about you. Centering it on self first, foremost, and as a primary. This makes perfect sense, your pursuit, your goals, your dreams, are in fact yours. Acting on them in any other way is just ridiculous.

I also agree with Greg’s discussion of commitment. I find that the guy who e-mailed him is all over the place. I have zero first hand understanding of how someone can half-step so many intimate relationships, so consistently. It is personally incomprehensible to me that someone could live and act like this.

What I disagree with Greg on is most everything else in the video, to varying extents.

My experience…

Three on the Way

I mentioned a while back that there were three documentary-style interviews on the way from 21C. Previews are up of all three that I wanted to share today for those who have not seen them yet.

These are costly to produce so they are very dear and important to me. I think they are also the best product T21C publishes. Especially with regards to the content itself. Getting a 21C speaker to speak candidly with a small, intimate audience is like nothing else.

All three will release this year. James and James S sooner than Greg, who was filmed last of the three. Greg’s is also very unique though, in that, it is incredibly extensive and in depth. The longest we’ve ever filmed by a significant margin.

The great and honorable Socrates was also present to assist interviewing Greg [filmed in Soc's own house no less!]; an aspect found in no…

My Wedding Vows

Today is my 1 month wedding anniversary. Big day =D.

As promised,  my wedding vows. The bolded parts were not read, and were instead included to help give each section its own individual significance, as it was orated.

(I was concerned they would mentally “run together”, which I thought would then bleed over to my verbal communication of them).


In Opening

From the best within me, I declare absolute devotion to the following vows :


I vow to take joy in witnessing your existence every day, as much as I do my own.

I vow to earn your love, respect, and admiration each day – and to never deal in the unearned and undeserved.

I vow to live congruent to my deepest convictions; to always maintain my integrity, to never compromise on or sacrifice a higher value for a lower.

I vow to protect you, my self, and any family we may come to create together.

I vow to love, respect, and admire you until death, or life, do us…

Video of My Wedding

Haven’t blogged since pre-wedding, still re-adjusting to normal work days, wanted to make sure TDLers got to see my wedding video.

You can watch the first half on Youtube, and for the next 30 days you can see the full ceremony here. Marilee does not want her vows on Youtube indefinitely, but she was okay with publishing Greg’s portion permanently.

I agree with Greg that the institution of marriage is absolutely in the gutter, and as such, I believe keeping his officiation of our wedding online is vitally important, in the aim of helping marriage survive a deeply anti-romantic age.

Frankly, I’m not aware of anyone else in the world doing and publishing anything even remotely like this; but if you know of someone who is, please send them my way.

Due to Marilee’s wishes about her own vows, I will keep footage of mine offline as well, which I believe will help preserve the intimacy of both and therefore respect her desires. I will however post the text…