Mindfunda Miscellaneous

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Who thinks Dreams have a Place in History? A Review in 4 Questions

If you think back at your history lessons at school: they where all about facts. But what if history is studied as a combination of historical facts combined with dreams, ...
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Joseph Campbell: 5 Secrets to Yield Your own Yoda

This is a Mindfunda book review about "The Mythic Dimension", a compilation of essays written by Joseph Campbell, dusted off and reprinted in a paperback. It will help you unleash ...
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4 Features of the Dreams of the Crone

I would like to thank editor/co-writer of this blog, Christian Gerike, M.A Lidia Adaman-Tremblay is a wise woman, a Crone. The path of life for a woman, is to travel through ...
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Ramon y Cajal: Father of Neurology and his Vision on Dreams

Today's blog is dedicated to Jordi Borras, one of the best dream workers in Spain. A Book review of The Dreams of Santiago Ramon y Cajal by Benjamin Ehrlich Oxford ...
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Aging and Becoming: A Roadmap Towards Authenticity

Aging & Becoming by Susan Scott & Susan E. Schwartz CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017, Kindle $9.94 ISBN 1541164016, Paperback $12.99 ISBN 978-1541164017 Reviewed by Susanne van Doorn, MSc. Aging and Becoming, ...
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Five books to Read on Dreams in the first Three months of 2017

What do I advise you to read on the topic of dreams in the first three months of 2017? I love to read and educate myself. I spent the last couple ...
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Is a Dream A Story? Philosophy, Dreaming and Literary Imagination

People are storytellers. Since ancient times, humans have sat around a campfire while listening to stories. Stories that expand the mind and capture the imagination. In this day and age ...
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Freud in His Time and Ours

Freud in His Time and Ours by: Elisabeth Roudinesco, translated by Catherine Porter Harvard University Press, 2016, Hardcopy $35.00 Kindle $21.26 ISBN 9780674659568 Freud has made a lasting impression on ...
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Nutrition, Neurons, and the Brain

Your Brain on Food, How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts And Feelings by Gary L. Wenk Oxford University Press, 2010, 2015, $24,95, ISBN 978 0 19 939327 5 Reviewed by Susanne ...
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Conan Doyle: Gothic Tales,

Gothic Tales, by Arthur Conan Doyle Edited with and Introduction and Notes by Professor Darryl Jones Oxford University Press, 2016, $14,95 Kindle, $27,95 paper, ISBN 9780198734291 Reviewed by Susanne van Doorn ...
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The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas: Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil

Author:  Al Ridenour Paperback: 248 pages Publisher: Feral House (October 4, 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 1627310347 ISBN-13: 978-1627310345 Price $16.50 Reviewer:  Catherine Poloynis ...
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Lovely Lunatic Supermoon Gazing

I hope your Lunatic alert is buzzing this week, because it will be a Supermoon November 14, 2016. This is the time to join me for an adventure. Have you ...
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Book Review: 11 titles on Mindfunda 2016

Welcome to this years' list of book review's that I put on Mindfunda. At its core, Mindfunda is here to distribute useful information to you. Information that will make your ...
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Cat Call for the Soul: the Bond between Cats and Humans

Call of the Cats What I Learned about Life and Love from a Feral Colony by Andrew Bloomfield New World Library $ 10.70 paper version ISBN-10: 1608683982 kindle $15.43 ISBN-13: 978-1608683987 Reviewed by Drs ...
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Consciousness: the Ripples in the Lake of the Brain

'A Day in the Life of the Brain - The Neuroscience of Consciousness from Dawn Till Dusk'  by Susan Greenfield Reviewed for Mindfunda by Drs. Susanne van Doorn Allen Lane, ...
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3 things you should know about a Visitation Dream

A Visitation Dream is like an orgasm. If you had one, you know it. There is no doubt about it. A visitation dream is a special kind of dream. “Visitation dreams ...
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Children Dream about Sleep Monsters and Superheroes

Sleep Monsters and Superheroes: Empowering Children through Creative Dreamplay Clare R. Johnson and Jean M. Campbell, Editors ABC-CLIO, LLC 2016, $48.00 paper ISBN-13: 9781440842665, $47.85 ebook: ISBN-10: 1440842663 Reviewed by Drs. Susanne van Doorn Edited ...
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Sleeping Well, Remembering Dreams

Today's Guest Blog: Sleeping Well, Remembering Dreams  is written by Christian Gerike M.A, who teaches The Psychology of Dreams  at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California. It is Part I of a two Part ...
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Extrovert Ideal versus Introvert World

An Introvert is a person who is energized by spending time alone. Often found in their homes, libraries, quiet parks that not many people know about, or other secluded places, introverts ...
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Schizophrenic Dreams and Art: Mythology of the Soul

Mythology of the Soul A Research into the Unconscious from Schizophrenic Dreams and Drawings by H.G. Baynes Routledge 2015, $61.18 paperback, Kindle $49.46 ISBN 9781138852334 Reviewed by Drs. Susanne van Doorn ...
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The Power of Ritual: Informative and Intriguing

The Power of Ritual by Robbie Davis Floyd and Charles Laughlin Daily Grail Publishing, 2016, $26.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-9874224-9-1 Reviewed by Drs. Susanne van Doorn the power of ritual: introduction ...
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Translating Myth: Re-wording the unseen knowledge

Translating Myth Edited by Ben Pestell, Pietra Palazzolo and Leon Burnett. Legenda 2016, hardcover $120.00 kindle $37.22 ISBN978-1-910887-04-2 (hbk) 978-1-315-54320-8 (ebk) Reviewed by Drs. Susanne van Doorn, edited by Christian ...
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Holiday Heaven: 5 destinations

Me and my family recently came back from a holiday visiting places connected with the Arthur myth. King Arthur is the mythological king that would unite England. I write more about ...
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Problem Solving using the Committee of Sleep

Life is about problem solving. You just conquered a problem. Before you have a chance to lay back and enjoy your peace of mind, another problem is calling to be ...
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Ariadne’s Clue, a guide to the symbols of humankind

This blog is about symbols and their meaning. The world is filled with symbols. Success in life is often the result of interpreting symbols in an adequate manner. Symbols and ...
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The Treasure Hunt for the Black Swan

Kelly Bulkeley's new book: Big Dreams, The Science of Dreaming & The Origins Of Religion is, a sometimes personal, story of the treasure hunt for the Black Swan. The scientific study ...
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Albert Einstein and the Theory that Explains Everyting

Jeffrey Bennet is the author of a new book about Albert Einstein his theory of relativity. He writes in his introduction: "Prior to studying relativity, I had misunderstood the basic ...
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Prince Rogers Nelson, his Royal Badness

Prince, super musician left the Earth. Today is Earth day and I wanted to dedicate my bog post number 199 to Mother Earth. But Prince... was something else. So today ...
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Conversion as a way of thinking

Being raised as a Catholic I was always taught that conversion was a gentle process to help people to get their souls saved. Believing in one god was the highest ...
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James Joyce: Juicy, Jaunty and Jaded

“Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.” ― James Joyce, Ulysses James Joyce and mythology Mythic Worlds, Modern Words, On the Art of James ...
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International Women’s Day

It is International Women's Day. A day I would like to thank all the women who have supported me. I have so many lovely sisters/mothers/friends that have taken care of me ...
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Valentine Dream – Love Connections

Valentine: even though research shows most women consider it to be a cliché, we all want our partners to make some extra effort. taking us out to dinner or to the ...
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Brene Brown: 3 Keys to Dare Greatly

You might know Brene Brown from Oprah's Super Soul Saturday. Oprah Winfrey's soul mate, after promoting gratitude, she now promotes vulnerability. And if you are like me, you don't feel ...
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The Shamanic Dream: Reunite Mind, Body and Soul

Shamanic dreaming is a discipline you can learn. Paul Overman Ph.D, Founder and Director of the Shamana Institute and The Dream Listener, will tell you how in an online course in Integral dream yoga, ...
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Creative Dreaming #Dream Classic: 3 Ways to get Creative in Your Dreaming

Creative Dreaming, written by Patricia Garfield Ph. D. published in 1974, is still in print. There is a reason for it. This blog will give you three reasons to get ...
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6 interesting Dream News items found in Januari 2016

Today Mindfunda gathered the 6 most interesting links this month. Dream news about mythology, spirituality and other things that are good for your body and health. Dream News #1: The ...
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Dream ESP, the secret of prophetic causal dreaming

Dream ESP is the key to creating a partnership between your subconscious and conscious self, is the promise on the backside of the book. A big promise. But you won't ...
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12th Holy Night: Jan 05 – 06

Tonight the moon is in the sign of Sagittarius. The teacher's teacher. This night we focus on the month of December 2016. Preparation for a New Year. Dreaming with the Moon ...
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Top books 2015

Since February this year, Mindfunda has been talking about dreams, mythology, spirituality and dreams. Looking back at the past months, this is the list of the best books I have reviewed ...
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The magic of the number 12

Why do we have 12 Holy Days at Christmas? And what is this special magic about the number 12? Dip into this magic by signing up for Mindfunda's Holy Night Dreaming ...
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The Moon in the holy nights

Enjoy your More Mindfunda Member content: Dreaming during the Holy Nights is starting at December 24th with the final day on January 6th. This day will be used for inner reflection ...
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the Paris attacks: when the city of light became dark

"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light" Some people say it was inevitable. A matter of time.  Still, it came as a big ...
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Love and dreams: a match made in heaven?

In my life I have been single many times. Each time I am single I celebrate, for a while. And then, slowly but surely I begin to long again. For ...
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3 ways to unlock your creative potential (and a free bonus)

Sometimes you feel stuck... The same life, the same love, the same children, the same work. Here are three ways to get you out of your routine to get some ...
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5 year Paleo

Five years ago I changed my diet. Big time. I changed from 'average': 2 times a day eating sandwiches and one time a day a meal with potatoes meat and ...
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3 ways to look at your Animal Totem

'When you call upon the power of an animal you are asking to be drawn into complete harmony with the strength of that creature's essence Animal totem in ancient times ...
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Can I quote you on this? A list of the 7 best quotes

Today's Mindfunda is about quotes. Don't you love it when you are reading a good book and a chapter starts with the perfect quote? In this Mindfunda I will give ...
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Mindfunda 100, a look behind the scenes

Today I celebrate the #100th blog post of Mindfunda. The number 100 is a special number. All ratios can be brought back to 100 using a percentage. 100 was considered ...
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James Randi, honest liar, let’s us focus on our own spirituality

Recently, I watched the film honest liar (click to watch the trailer) about the Amazing Randi. James Randi, former magician and escape artist is very honest about the fact that he ...
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Lucid dreaming book tips

How to become aware in a dream that you are dreaming? A lot of books have been written on the subject. Some better than others. Mindfunda gives a list of ...
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Spiritual retreats for this summer

The summer is getting near. This is the month of June and on June 21 there will be the solstice. Time to take it slow and to retreat. Time to ...
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Narrative and mathematics never the two shall meet?

A Narrative is composed of words. Mathematic equations have a language of their own. And never the two shall meet. But they need each other. Dreams are composed of words. Dreams ...
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Dream analysis: 5 ways of looking at your dream

Dream analysis, how do you do that? What does my dream mean? Is a question many people ask themself if they wake up in amazement. This article will give you ...
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Dreaming of the heart

I am in a room when all of a sudden a man dressed in black came running towards me and bumped hard into my chest. The bump was so hard ...
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World War 2: Wodan’s Wind blew

In my dream Women flew Larger than any Birds I had seen They flew high They flew together Over trees And dry, dusty land. They came back, some After years, ...
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Spirit molecule: the stuff dreams are made of

It has long been speculated that Dimethyltryptamin (DMT), a form of Tryptophan, one of the building blocks of melatonin, is the thing that contributes to dreaming images. Rick Strassman: The spirit ...
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Major Tom: dreaming in space

Ever since being mesmerized by Bowie's Ground Control to Major Tom we all have been wondering what it would be like to fly, eat, sleep and dream in space. On ...
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Improve dream recall: 10 easy suggestions

Some people think they never dream. But we all do, each night. What can you do to improve dream recall? Improve dream recall tip #1 Take some vitamin C , ...
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10 Dream books you should read

I have been working with dreams for several years now, and I read a lot of dream books. But sometimes there is that one book that really has a special edge. A ...
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Dream of the Cosmos interview

Mindfunda proudley presents the first Mindfunda Skype Meeting! On April 02 2015 I will present my interview with Anne Baring. Anne Baring (www.annebaring.com), author and Jungian analyst, wrote her magnum opus The ...
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The Apple tv: unlocking knowledge in a heartbeat

I am a fan of Apple. And I laughed just like you, about the ridiculous price tag on the Apple watch. BUT this watch will be able to monitor your ...
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Are you able to dream about the health of another person?

This is the first Mindfunda Podcast: a panel about Dreaming and Health that I presented together with Patricia Garfield, Paul Overman and Sandy Sederberg Ginsberg. Patricia Garfield was one of the ...
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7 symbols that tell your dream is about your health

In my series of blogs and Facebook posts about the relationship between dreaming and health I have often stated that dreams can be an early warning sign of a disease or a ...
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The top 5 best Carl Jung gift items

"All you can take with you is what you have given away" Carl Gustav Jung We all know and love Carl Jung.  And now that birthday/anniversary/10 year on the job ...
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Three things you did not know yet about the apocalypse

Did you see that I added an email newsletter sign up? The Mindfunda Monthly. If it is not in the sidebar on the left you can sign up using this link ...
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Our dreaming mind by Robert van de Castle

What I like about "Our Dreaming Mind" by Robert Van de Castle It was many years ago that I first took a copy of "Our Dreaming Mind" home from the library ...
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Who am I? Know Thyself

Mindfunda: the site to help you with funding your consciousness. From the root 'fundamental', the underlying principle in something usually complex, Mindfunda wants to help unravel the underlying principle in ...
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2 thoughts on “Mindfunda Miscellaneous”

  1. I found my way to your site through reading Susan Scott's article on Facebook. Fascinating listening-work you are doing, and I will enjoy following your articles and interviews.

    Are you aware of Future Primitive, a podcast series from Sante Fe hosted by Joanna Harcourt Smith? I see a similar light-weaving role that both of you are playing through deep-listening to the guests you invite onto your shows. I was recently interviewed by Joanna, and found the experience very intimate and revealing as she drew out of me the essence of my work of communing with nature and the sacred feminine inspired by years of creating flower essences. (My website is ravenessences.com)

    Thank you for doing what you do. I hear and see your passionate commitment to what has called you!

    Andrea Mathieson

    1. Andrea, thank you so much for your compliment! I love Raven-women. I have a special connection with Odin and Huginn and Munnin. Listening to your podcast now…

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