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What are the best Spirituality Quotes?

Spirituality Quotes can really inspire you to face problems. Just a simple sentence can give you goosebumps because it reaches a core of authentic knowledge in your heart. This is the first time that someone finds the right words to capture that wisdom. Why do these quotes give you goosebumps? Because they give an intuitively correct answer to a question.

Five books to Read on Dreams in the first Three months of 2017

Here is Mindfunda’s selection for books you can read on dreams. Books on the cutting edge of psychology, mythology and (neuro)science that will make your life better

Is a Dream A Story? Philosophy, Dreaming and Literary Imagination

People are story tellers. I have always had that romantic notion of Homo sapiens siting around the campfire in ancient times listening to stories. Like we, in this day and age sit around our television set and watch story after story. In the night we follow the stories of our dreaming mind.

But why hasn’t there been any book that explores the intersection of dreaming and literary imagination. A book that draws together neurocognitive, empirical, philosophical and literary sources. Until Michaela Schrage Früh stepped up the plate and wrote this juicy, well written book.

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Negative Dreams: 3 Positive Ways of Dealing with them

Why are dreams so negative? Turn open any book about dreams (here is a list of ten books about dreaming I recommend) and they all guide you into an inner conflict that needs to be resolved. Are we so addicted to the apocalypse? Or is there something else going on?

Useful Link: 7 Dream Blogs That Inspire Me

I have been blogging about dream related subjects for almost two years now. My first blog was published in February 2015. Today you read blog post number 235 and I wanted to give you an oversight for blogs about dreams that I often read. The order of the links is at random, and 7 is …

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Spiritual Soul Searching: Mindfunda Course

In our rational Western Society, dreams are no longer regarded portals into higher knowledge. Do something radical and challenge yourself to set aside everything you were taught about religion. Become your own guru and let your intuition and dreams guide the path of your life.

The Amazing Animal: The Animal in Mythology

Myths are about the human struggle to deal with the great passages of time and life – birth, death, marriage, the transitions from childhood to adulthood to old age. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine. Do you want to understand more about yourself, your dreams and the struggles of your life? Join our online course now.

Nutrition, Neurons, and the Brain: Your Brain on Food Book Review

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 van Doorn   how Nutrition can be addictive Gary Wenk PhD, Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience & Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics at the Ohio State …

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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   Conan Doyle and the paradigm Conan Doyle was trained as a medical doctor. A scientist. Most of us know him from the stories of …

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Holy Night Dreaming Event: My Experiences

  This is a Guest blog by Lidia Tremblay, author of books like Nightshade, Contemporary Urban Crone: A journey into Aging in Today’s Pagan Society, and many more. I have gotten to know Lidia as a very intelligent, articulate women who appreciates the value of dreams. She talks in this blog about her experiences with the previous Mindfunda …

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When the Veil between the Worlds is Thin: Holy Nights 2016-2017

Holy Nights, not one but 12 holy nights begin on Christmas eve. A time to search for wisdom within. A Time to Dream. Mindfunda invites you for the Holy Nights Event 2016/2017.  Each year, when the sun is close to the earth and the days are dark, there is an opportunity to connect with your …

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The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas: Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil

As a figure of ritual importance since the pre-Christian era, the Krampus is of archetypal significance. He lives in the cultural unconscious … and bidden or not, he will come.

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 always been wondering what your dreams mean? Have you always wanted to take part in a dream group to discuss ideas about your dreams? Always …

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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 life more fun. In three ways: we offer online courses, we offer book reviews and we offer blogs with information about dreaming, spirituality and mythology. …

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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. Susanne van Doorn and Maria Cernuto   Cat and the soul Any cat owner knows a cat seeks out its owner. My Dropje, Dutch for Liquorice, …

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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, 2016, kindle ISBN: 0241256674 hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0241256671     Susan Greenfield takes you through the day and night of a male with a teenage son in an unhappy marriage. …

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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 have an even more illustrious historical and cultural background. Dreams of dead ancestors are a prominent and well-known experience found in virtually every indigenous culture …

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From Genesis to Big Bang: a Mythological View on Creation Myths

“Myths are about the human struggle to deal with the great passages of time and life – birth, death, marriage, the transitions from childhood to adulthood to old age” Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine. Do you want to understand more about yourself, your dreams and the struggles of your life? Join our online course now.

Mythological Themes and Modern Movies

I have recently launched Mindfunda Movies; Four film interpretations that help you apply the mythological themes to your own life. Mindfunda Movie will give you a new perspective on: Pan’s Labyrinth and Girl Interrupted. This two films are interpreted as modern stories of female initiation in a men’s world. Pulp Fiction and Shawshank Redemption are stories …

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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 by Christian Gerike M.A.   Children Dream, parents panic Children dream. In their dreams they are creative, they are scared, they cope with the challenges …

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Film Feature: Four Stories about Gender

I want to thank Jungian Author Susan Scott, artist Brenda Ferrimani and Psychoanalyst Lou Hagood for their advice on Mindfunda Movie. It is the season to watch a film. Days are getting shorter, evenings are getting longer. Nowadays films are easily found online, but these four classic films will be an asset to your collection. Mindfunda …

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How to Remember your Dreams

Today’s Guest Blog: 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 II of a two Part series about Sleeping and Dreaming. By clicking the link you can read Part I: Sleep Well, Remembering Dream.

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 series about Sleeping and Dreaming; you can read Part II: Remembering Dreams here.

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 like to think and be alone. Contrary to popular belief, not all introverts are shy. Some may have great social lives and love talking to …

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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 Edited by Christian Gerike The Routledge Tayler and Francis Group started an initiative to re-publish works of distinguished authors that were no longer available. The …

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Inspiration: 4 Ways to Find Intuitive Solutions

Inspiration is a volatile thing. I just came back from a very inspiring holiday. I traveled through England and France for almost three weeks in search for the Arthur Myth (see my online Mythology course: the final lesson is dedicated to what Gustav Jung claimed was the mythology of the Western society: The Arthur Myth). Now, even …

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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 Do you remember the eighties when Joseph Campbell talked to us about “The Power of Myth”? It was magic on television. His engaging way …

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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 Gerike. Translating Myth is a book that attempts to scientifically define myth. Or at least, come to describe 5 aspects of it: how to translate …

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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 Arthur and the Grail Mythology in Mindfunda’s Mythology, on online course to help you understand more about mythological themes in your life and in your …

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Arthur

Do you want to understand more about yourself, your dreams and the struggles of your life? Join our online course Mindfunda Mythology now. This is the last of a six part blog about Mindfunda Mythology, an online course that will make your life easier: The Creation myth: Genesis and The Big Bang The Amazing Animal: The Animal in …

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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 solved. Deirdre Barrett Ph.D, who teaches at Harvard, wrote a book about how dreams can be used as tools for problem solving.

Imagery in Dreaming

For the annual dream conference organized by the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) I was invited to join a panel to discuss Dreaming and Mental imagery. My co-presenters were Kelly Bulkeley, who recently published the book Big Dreams,The Science of Dreaming & The Origins Of Religion, Antonio Zadra, Professor in the Department of …

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Ariadne’s Clue, a guide to the symbols of humankind

Ariadne’s clue, written by Anthony Stevens is an interesting book for everyone interested in symbology and dreams. It will bring more depth into your understanding of mythological themes in music dreams and films.

Cognitive Dream Theory: Bill Domhoff

Mindfunda Talked with Bill Domhoff about the Cognitive Dream Theory. In the Mindfunda Online Course Dreaming about the Brain, this is one of the three models discussed. The other two are the psychodynamic model of Mark Solms and the Activation-Input-Modulation  of Allan Hobson. The latter being the most widely accepted theory of dreaming by scientists.

Shaman – Magic: The Goddess and the Shaman

The Shaman is usually the Wise Man, who has the ability to travel to different realms of being to guide his tribe through difficult times. A healer, a wise man, a trickster sometimes, if that is necessary for the healing of a soul. Shamanism is the oldest religion known to men. Well, actually the first …

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