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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

‘There are two kinds of spurs, my friend. Those that come in by the door; those that come in by the window.‘ (Tuco). Three men: Blondie, (the Good), Tuco, (the Ugly), and Angel Eyes, (the Bad), are searching for gold buried by Bill Carson. They pursue the journey of life by pure wits and end …

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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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Joseph Campbell Correspondence

Correspondence 1927-1987, Joseph CampbellEdited by E. LANSING SMITH, PhD & D. PATRICK SLATTERY, PhD.New World Library Novato, California$17.67 for a hardcover Careful Cradling Campbell I received Correspondence 1927 – 1987 and after reading it I felt compelled by the information. Campbell has had a profound influence on me. How to honour him in the best …

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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.

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Precognitive Dreaming During the Thirteen Holy Nights

Are you looking for an online event that will help you to upgrade your ability for precognitive dreaming? Steven Ernenwein tells about the Holy Nights and how these nights have predicted his future year. It’s fun, affordable, feel invited to join us

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.

13 Holy Nights

Today’s post is a guest blog written by Lidia Urban Crone Tremblay, about her dreams during Mindfunda’s online Holy Nights Event* According to ancient beliefs, the 12 nights between Christmas and Epiphany are a special time for dreaming. Each night should predict something about the month of the following year. *click to read more and join …

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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.

The Holy Wild: A Heathen Bible for the Untamed Woman

Book review of The Holy Wild: A Heathen Bible for the Untamed Woman. Danielle Dulsky asks us to look at our own stories and “tiny soulful treasures long-buried” for spiritual truth and to embrace our right to an authentic relationship with the sacred.

The Hidden Worlds: Book Review

The Hidden Worlds is an easy to read book aimed at teen readers about using shaman techniques to address environmental problems. The Hidden Worlds introduces power animals, the four elements and mutual dreaming to enter the hidden worlds of perception.

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?

Midsummer Night Dreaming

The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet Are of Imagination all compact…  Shakespeare, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”  Midsummer Night is around the corner. The shortest night of the year could be the most important one for dreaming.  Since day and Age, the Summer Solstice has been a Magical time for Dreamers. Midsummer: the sun gains …

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Summer Solstice Online Dreaming

I want to invite you to celebrate the Summer Solstice with me. I have created a new online course that offers 7 incubations, loosely based on Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. The summer solstice has always been a magical time, surrounded by mythology. And who has captured this better than Shakespeare?   Summer Solstice: 7 Night …

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The Body of Poetry: Sculpting Curves into Words

This is the last Mindfunda blog in my series about the body and it features the body of poetry. Female poetry to be more precise. This blog is a part of a 4-blog series about the body. The first blog is about Body Image and Self Esteem This blog is about the spiritual body; The third …

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Best Books on Dreams 2017

What are the best books on dreams in 2017? And my question to you: what are the most inspiring books about dreams you have never read? Let me know in the comments because I love to get inspired by new books. DO YOU LIKE THIS POST? SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG USING THE SIGN UP FORM …

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Healing the Nightmare Freeing the Soul

I had my last nightmare  in December 2008. I stand outside a hospital room looking in. there is a young guy waiting to get an operation. A black strap is around his chest.   The door opens, and in walks a surgeon with black curly hair. From the moment he walks in I know he is going to …

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The Ideal World: Is Science Going to Create it?

In an ideal world we would learn from the past and create a future that is based on the progress of science. Adolfo Plasencia talks with some of the biggest names in scientific research to shed more light on big questions like Is there a planet besides Earth where we could live on? What if robots …

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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?

The Spiritual Body: Our Connection to Food

This blog is a part of a 4-blog series about the body. The first blog is about Body Image and Self Esteem This blog is about the spiritual body; The third blog will be about the dreaming body; The last blog will be about the body of poetry. For me, the spiritual body is the way we relate to mother …

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Environment: 3 Ways a Place can Have an Impact on your Well Being

Your environment has got more impact on you and your state of well being than you’d imagine on first sight. Grounding Religion, a Book Review. It was only after reading this book that I could get a grip on how many aspects are involved in the intertwining of Ecology and Environment.

Body Image and Self Esteem

This is the start of a four-part blogs about the body. this one is about the psychological body image of women. A few days ago I saw the documentary Embrace on Netflix. It is about how photographer Taryn Brumfitt put two photo’s of herself online that would mimic the “before” and “after” picture that feature …

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