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Red Book reading: searching the soul

The Red book. First time I laid eyes on it I craved for it. It is a huge book (not very useful that is why I put a link to the readers’ edition up here) and filled with amazing art. It made an impression on me. I have had the book for several years now and …

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House of Jesus found by professor Dark

Archelogists claim that a house that has been known as the house where Jesus grew up in might be his actual home indeed. two houses where found (one in 2009) that dates back to the first century. The person that made the connection that this might have actually been Jesus’ house is Professor Dark (there …

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Moon tribute: Connie Kaplan about ‘The woman’s Book of Dreams’

Connie Kaplan talks about how the moon influences your dreaming and how she used the wisdom in her dreams to reconnect with the moon

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 today’s Mindfinda nice film where the astronauts of Expedition 30 where they answer a question about dreaming in space (in the film it is at about …

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Michio Kaku: the dreaming mind

Imagine that you are in the cinema late at night. You sit down in your chair, comfortable, relax and watch the screen. Looking at your own dreams…. This used to be an exercise Robert Moss did with his students but now it has come reality. Michio Kaku talks about it in his book the Future …

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Earth day: the magnetic field of the earth

On this beautiful picture above you can see the magnetic field of the Earth. To me, the earth looks like a Spider. I am not surprised that the oldest mythologies about the origins of the universe talk about the Spider Grandmother who created all. So what exactly is the magnetic field of the earth? The …

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Dopamine dreaming

During dreaming the dopamine pathway in the brain plays an important role. ‘Mr. Pleasure principle’ Mark Solms, the man who continues to put Freud on the map again, published this article about dopamine and dreaming. Once the dopamine pathway is damaged, dreaming stops. Porsche researched the dopamine pathway in a very smart way. They made …

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Spring: when Earth marries nature, or do your dreams change in tune with earth’s cycle?

Spring: I like this season. The temperature is easy: not too warm, not too cold, the Earth returns from the realms of Hades. During Spring several years ago I had this dream: I am standing in a forest, surrounded by elves and fairies. I have the feeling I am “the chosen one” because it is …

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Dream music: listening to inner songs

Dream music: some people wake up humming or singing a song. What do you think: do musicians dream other music dreams then non musicians? Yesterday evening, I was interviewing Connie Kaplan about how the moon influences our dreams. I will put the interview on Mindfunda’s Youtube channel soon, so sign up for the channel. In her …

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Lego Ninjago

Today’s Mindfunda made possible by Luc van Nijnanten, Lego Master by birth Mythology isn’t gone. It is very much alive. In the stories of the children playing with Lego bricks, in the games they play. Take for example Lego Ninjago. Each Ninjago master represents an element. Lego Ninjago Cole: is the master of Earth, Lego …

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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 , magnesium and B before sleeping. This helps your body to build tryptophan, an essential amino acid. It has to be part of our diet. It …

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5 series to watch

If you are interested in psychology, mythology and spirituality you are always looking for new inspiration. You do not like the average brainless series, you want a series that makes you think! That has a mythological edge. An unexpected vision. Here is Mindfunda’s list of 5 series to watch: Series to watch #1: Heroes Heroes is …

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Music: what does it mean to you?

Without music, life would be a mistake  Nietzsche I think music has a special meaning for us don’t you? We, Homo sapiens, made musical instruments as early as 75,000 years ago. Melody is emotion, communication, tunes unite; some say it even plays a key role in the evolutionary path we have undertaken. Sounds that are pleasant to us is …

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Oneirology: what a day for a daydream

The word Oneirology is built out of Oneiron: dreams and logica: making sense of. Oneirology is the scientific study of dreams. Oneirology is about the study of the process of dreams, not the study of the content of dreams. The most common method used till this day is content analysis, using the Hall and van de …

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Hathor the Goddess of dreams

On January 6th 2015, Moon in Leo. In my dream I am on a farm. I cut open the stomach of a cow to put two frozen meatballs inside, so she will get pregnant. The meat balls are cold, they almost feel frozen so I try to warm them in my hands before I put …

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Tree of life: 3 visions on how climbing the tree of life can restore our well being

The Tree of life is a wide recognized symbol. The green of trees are healing, Research shows that it is one of the healthiest ways to spent your life. Surrounded by green listening to birds, enjoying the sounds and life around you. We are hairless monkeys with arms made to climb trees. Trees gave us protection. …

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3 Secrets about synchronicity

The term synchronicity was coined by Carl Jung to describe “temporally coincident occurrences of acausal events.” (source Wikepedia). Living a life by synchronicity will change you. This blog will give you six easy steps to master the art of synchronicity, for it is an art. With a side effect: it will make your life more fun. …

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Anne Baring Dream of the Cosmos: 4 Intriguing Questions

“I must learn that the dregs of my thoughts, my dreams, are the speech of my soul. I must carry them in my heart, and go back and forth over them in my mind, like the words of the person dearest to me” Carl Jung Red Book Anne Baring Dream of the Cosmos: Question #1 …

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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 way you have not looked at dreams before. Here is my list of 10 dream books you should read i.e. I can recommend all of …

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Shekinah, or how snakes sometimes are successful spirit guides

I interviewed Anne Baring yesterday (I will try to publish the interview tomorrow). She is the writer of Dream of the cosmos and she talked about the Shekinah. The Shekinah is an ancient Goddess, refered to in Judaism as the “dwelling particle of God”. The holy spirit in the Catholic church. The vision of Shekinah came …

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Neurology newsflash: new neurons trained in sleep

In today’s Mindfunda I want to dedicate a blog to the brain. To neurology to be more specific (see here for a more detailed description of the brain). In this Ted Talk Paul Roossin discusses the history of sleep, the history of sleep science and leads us through a voyage through the brain. Trained as …

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What your cd collection tells about your personality traits

Psychologist Sam Gosling wrote an interesting book about what your material stuff (your cd and book collection even your paintings and even your Facebook profile) tells about who you are. Snoop: what your stuff says about you: Snoop: what your stuff says about your personality traits   Sam Gosling assumes that your stuff gives a clear indication …

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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. Be sure to sign up to the blog to don’t miss this great lady.

Things my grandmother didn’t tell me

I am at a party, but I have left the house were the music is playing. I walk outside and see a pool of water. Near the pool there is a lady. Black curly hair. With an incredibly fast move of her fingers she snaps a fish out of the water and slaps him against …

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10 remarkable things about the human brain

Unexpected Fact #1: There are no right-brained versus left brained people! Unexpected Fact #2: Awareness can not be traced back to a specific point in the brain! I found out about these -and at least 10 more- remarkable facts by reading ‘The Human Brain Book’ By Rita Carter, a highly recommended read if you are interested …

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail: trapped between watery tarts and supreme executive power

Film is the modern way of telling mythology. Monty Python did a very good job of re-telling the old mythology of the Grail legend. Do you know why they used coconuts in the first scene were King Arthur comes jumping along pretending to ride a horse? Not only to safe money as the crew has told the world.. …

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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 health somewhere in the future Apple’s Tim Cook has promised. My life changed for the better when we  got ourselves an apple tv. It is …

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What does my dream mean?

Imagine this: you have a dream. An actual dream not a phantasy about how life could be. Now you want to know What does my dream mean?. This article will give you a head start. What does my dream mean?   First of all there are, in general, four ways of looking at a dream: …

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Solar eclipse 2015: chance to turn the plot around?

My guys (11 and 9) have a “Newsflash” they read at school and this week it is about the solar eclipse 2015. I am not sure you will be able to see it in your part of the world. In my town it will be visible Friday morning. Solar eclipse: the chance for a plot twist? …

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Hidden meaning behind words: things you did not know about yourself

“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” Patrick Rothfuss, The name of the wind     There is a hidden meaning behind words. The words you use, in a talk, in a …

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Sleep: how long can you stay awake? and 15 other secrets about sleep

What is the longest time somebody did not sleep? What happens in the brain when we sleep? Why do you sleep at night and not during the day? Do insects sleep? How do astronauts sleep in space? Susanne van Doorn selected 15 funny and useful facts on sleep for Mindfunda that you probably did not know yet:   Sleep …

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Tarot Garden by Niki de Saint Phalle – Tuscany, Italy

Tarot represent the archetypical energies of life. Let Mindfunda help you use the tarot with a greater understanding of archetypical energies and how they shape your life. Nikki de Saint Phalle has lived the tarot; she dedicated her life to the tarot garden in Tuscany Italy. An impression from the grounds by Mindfunda.