Nightmare and Dreams: a presentation for Rivas

Six percent of the population regularly suffers from a nightmare. But a nightmare is a blessing in disguise. No other dream gives a dreamer such a strong impulse to act upon a dream. It is like a dream urges you to change your ways. Literally, or symbolically. I was invited by the Dutch Rivas Organisation to give a …

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Celtic Cailleach Guardian of Holy Nights

Photo in Header: Rob Hurson  Mindfunda has been organizing the Holy Nights Event for several years now. This year the Cailleach is guardian of our inner journey. This blog is your travel brochure. The Dark Days around Christmas is the best time to dive into your Inner Light. Each year Mindfunda offers an opportunity to …

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Halloween, meet the Banshee

Happy Halloween! Tonight, Banshees, and other fairies and spirits visit freely to reunite with loved ones.
Want to learn more about the Banshee that enchanted the God of Love of the Celts? Sign up and join tonight for a myth, an invitation to interpretation, questions to see how you have lived this myth and an incubation to tune into the energy of the Banshee.

Hecate, Dark Goddess, Bright Star of the Holy Nights

‘When the light of the outer sun is faintest and its warmth feeblest, now is the time when the soul withdraws into the darkness but can find within itself the inner, spiritual Light that is kindled in the other darkness.

But for one whose eyes of spirit are opened the Thirteen Days and Thirteen Nights between the 25th of December and the 6th of January are a time of deep spiritual experience’.
Rudolf Steiner about the Holy Nights.

Nature Narrates its Wisdom

When you seem to have lost purpose in life, give yourself permission to spend four moments every season to reflect on your inner wisdom. Tapping into the well of your inner wisdom by reading a mythological story. Being challenged to interpret it. Getting guidance on how to work with mythology and archetypes. And last but certainly not least, to use the technique of dream incubation  you’d be tuning into the wisdom that is locked in mythology.

Trickster Archetype: An Exploration in Writing the Tale

The Trickster carries an enormous number of opposites and many of the adventures could be seen as arising from the tension that is found between these opposites. Let the Trickster inhabit the darker side of life, while we use that force, through his stories, to bring us to the good side of life. Let us have balance by leaving evil in the realm of the gods and keeping good in the realm of humanity.

Asian Journals: the Allegory of American Mythologist Joseph Campbell

This Mindfunda Book review is written by Misa Tsuruta, Ph.D. I have asked Misa, a Japanese psychologist,to write this review as she is very familiar with Western ways of thinking.Joseph Campbell, a Western man, was very familiar with the Eastern way of thinking. Usually we associate Campbell with the hero myth, but he was very aware …

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Civil War and Dreams: The Home Voices Speak Louder Than the Drums

Wanda Burch re-writes the American civil war in terms of dreams. She has collected a multitude of dreams that make you realize how important dreams were in that time period. Newspapers published dreams about the end of the war as a way to shed some light on the question when the war should end. A book filled with remarkable dreams. If you like history and love dreams, this is a book for you.

Wonder Woman: A Female Perspective

Wonder Woman, the film entered the cinema’s and got a lot of positive feedback. Women have even reported that they were crying when they saw the film. I wanted to see the film to investigate if it isn’t an ultimate form of misogyny to admire a woman simply because she can fight like a man? Is Wonder Woman just a male soldier with big breasts and a vagina? Or is something else going on?

Multiverse: a Dream come True?

I have this lovely theory that in my dreams, I visit a multiverse. In my dreams I step into this multiverse, live life and solve problems according to the laws that are applicable there.
Today’s Mindfunda tries to see if such a charming notion might be supported by recent scientific research.

Catcher in the Rye: One Dream, Two Layers

I have never read The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger. When I had to prepare a reading list for my English class, I felt that the yearning and depression of a young teenage male was far beyond my scope of interest.
So why would this book all of a sudden appear in a dream of mine?