The Dream Interpretation Dictionary

The Dream Interpretation Dictionary. Symbols, Signs and Meanings. by J.M. DeBord Visible Ink, 2017, $16.50 paperback ISBN-13: 978-1578596379; kindle $16.09 ISBN-10: 1578596378 reviewed by Drs. Susanne van Doorn       Do you like this post? Subscribe to my blog using the sign up form on the left side of this page Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Reddit When you …

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Woman Most Wild, 3 Keys to Liberating the Witch Within

Danielle Dusky explains in Woman Most Wild, Three keys to Liberating the Witch Within that there are not one, not two, but three keys to unlock your broom closet and fly away to kiss the moon.

Alhambra: a whisper of desire, filled with promises.

Alhambra, the palace in Granada, is a book you can live in. There are poems everywhere… Alhambra is as magic as its name. Alhambra sounds like  a whisper of desire, filled with promises. But not all its promises were sweet. Alhambra: A Faustian Motive The name Alhambra means the red castle. Legend has it that the …

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Yoga Practice for Enhanced Dream Recall

Do You know about a Yoga Practice to Enhance Dream Recall? Maybe you practice yoga on a regular basis. I know one of my many sisters (I have 5) has practiced yoga for several decades. It has improved her knowledge of her own body. She monitors her energy, and during the course of the years …

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Dream Journal: The Best Book You’ll Ever Read

This Mindfunda is about how you can set up a dream journal for your daily dream entries in a way that will enable you to get the most out of it. Hellen Keller: “I don’t want to live in a hand-me-down world of others’ experiences. I want to write about me, my discoveries, my fears, …

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What you need to know about Greek Gods

The Greek Gods, we know about them. We read stories, we secretly laughed about Zeus who was always fooling around with girls. But do the Greek Gods still play a role in our life? Let’s explore. Greek Gods: Archetypes In the ’80s Jean Shinolda Bolen wrote a book called: Goddesses in Everywoman. It became a …

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7 Common Dreams: Exercise the Dream Muscles

Just like a hand is necessary in life, your dream muscles need exercise at a regular basis. And just like the hand, most of your dream muscles are not located in you dreams but in your daily life. This blog is about 7 common dreams and new ways of approaching them.

Learning Difficulties Can Be a Chance to Excel: The Power Of Different

If you have, a child with learning difficulties, like I do, you have experienced the same heart ache. You know the feeling of disappointment and anger against the system. Why do schools always stay the same, while everyone has agreed that we have lost the connection between education and the real world? This Mindfunda is …

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Easter Origin: A Pagan Eastern Fertility Goddess?

Easter Origin. Every time at Easter, Facebook postings and blogs are (re)published that talk about Eostre or Ostara. Let me tell you the real story. Easter Origin: Eostre – Ostara Eostre and the German variation of that name Ostara all mean East. There is no evidence of them being goddesses of fertility. So where does this …

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Meaning of Dreams: 8 Ways to Start Interpreting Dreams

The meaning of dreams. If you remember a dream and it was intriguing, or emotional, the first thing you want to do is attach meaning to it. It is debatable if a dream ever has a definite meaning. Meaning of Dreams: Literal The first step I always take when someone shares a dream with me, is to …

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Spirit: Sensual Guide or Senseless Spirituality?

This Mindfunda is about Spirit. It is not about how to perform a séance. It is about connecting with the inner vibe that let’s you know you are alive. Spirit: a Synonym for Vagueness? Whenever I mention that my expertise are dreams and dreaming, people get a bit scared. “That is way to gibberish for …

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Mind Your Motivation

Motivation is a funny thing. It comes and goes like the waves of a tide. I have not published as many Mindfunda’s as I set out to do at the beginning of the year. I wanted to write a Mindfunda every other day. And in numerous textbooks that i had to learn at University, I know that the ultimate form of motivation comes from within. Intrinsic motivation. I agree with you that it is an incredible vague concept. Let’s try to define it in more tangible form.

Girl Interrupted:

This Mindfunda is about the film Girl Interrupted, directed by James Mangold in 1999. The film is based on the life of author Susanna Kaysen, who was not happy at all with the film. She felt that the scene in which Susanna and Lisa escape, a scene that never happened in real life, violated the …

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Loki, a Loud Loser or a Lucky Lord?

This is a blog about Loki, subject of our third lesson in the online Norse Mythology Course. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE COURSE    The first lesson, starting March 20 2017 is dedicated to Freya, the spring and fertility; The second lesson, starting March 27 2017, will be dedicated to Odin; The third lesson, starting April 3 2017, is dedicated …

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Odin: Ongoing Original Inner Wisdom

Odin is the Norse Father God. This blog is about my new online Norse Mythology course that starts March 20, the first day of spring. Odin the Father Being brought up Catholic, my young mind attached godly wisdom into the image of a Father God. This Father god, somewhere up high, was an old grumpy …

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

Can information about the past gained through dreams, spirit possession rituals, or dancing performances count as history? This Mindfunda Book Review of Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece
by Professor Charles Steward PhD, asks you 4 questions to re-write our own narrative.

International Woman’s Day: Be Bold for Change

  Each year on March 8, it’s International Woman’s Day. The theme of 2017 is: Be BOLD for change. And unfortunately, even after so many decades of action, the female principle is still underestimated… International Woman’s Day: Be Bold for Change It is not easy to be bold, whether you are born into the male …

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Joseph Campbell: 5 Secrets to Yield Your own Yoda

A Mindfunda Book Review: Joseph Campbell The Mythic Dimension, a compilation of essays. This book will help you undertand groundwork of mythology according to Campbell

4 Features of the Dreams of the Crone

Each woman goes through phases of life: the young and fertile Maiden, the nurturing Mother and the wise Crone. A Crone is a woman who has been through hell and back, and on her travels she has gained secret knowledge.

Food

Four Fabulous Food Tricks

  Food. We all have a complicated relationship with it. Blame it on our mothers: we got something sweet when we were sour. This blog provides you with four tips you can immediately use to start feeling better. Food, fat and facts Tip #1 Optimize your intake of good fats. Remember when we were told …

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Trickster Gods: Tricky Ways to Discover the Self

Trickster Gods are tricky. They tease you, they obstruct your path, and when you look back at your life you see how much they have helped you.

A trickster breaks the rules. The Trickster Gods have knowledge beyond this world. They can be mean, but they always put the hero on the path of his life.

Ramon y Cajal: Father of Neurology and his Vision on Dreams

A Book review of The Dreams of Santiago Ramon y Cajal by Benjamin Ehrlich
In this blog you will find out:
why the Nobel price winner Cajal wanted to proof Freud wrong

The 5 Finest Fundamental Female Ways to Become Authentic

Female mythology is about being initiated into the secrets of femininity. Mindfunda Mythology offers archetypes and questions to discover your authenticity in five steps. This blog gives you a bonus tip as well!

Yggdrasil: Tree of Life, Portal to Nine Worlds

The Seed of Yggdrasil explores the symbolism of the old Norse poems of the Edda, poetry, by Snorri Sturluson. Maria Kvilhaug treats the Edda as a parable. Using symbolism she tries to relate the ancient wisdom to modern times.

4 Secrets about Male Mythology: What you Should Know Before You Get One

Mindfunda Mythology of Men explores hormones as messengers, social expectations, typologies, the four male archetypes and gender differences in dreams. You can take this course at your own speed, in the privacy of your own home.

Four Smart Questions and Answers About Dreams You had not Thought of Yourself

Most people want to know what their dream means. They assume a psychologist or a dream dictionary will give them instant access to deeper meaning. They even assume a dream might give them a prediction about their future. Mindfunda sets the record straight. It is up to you. Here are 4 smart questions and answers that will instantly help you make much more sense of your own dreams.

Q & A: 7 Questions and Answers about Dreaming and Mythology

Q & A: Questions and Answers about dreams, mythology and spirituality. As your trusted advisor on the subject of dreams, spirituality and mythology I have compiled a list of the questions people usually ask me about dreams, the meaning of dreams, mythology and spirituality.

How to Analyse a dream with an Archetype in 4 Easy Steps

How do you analyse a dream that clearly features an Archetype ? This blog gives you three easy steps. This is part two of a series of HOW TO blogs about dreams on Mindfunda. Each one features a case study in which I carefully, step by step attribute meaning to dream symbols.

Aging and Becoming: A Roadmap Towards Authenticity

Aging and Becoming, A Reflective Inquiry, written by Susan Scott and Susan Schwartz is a book that will try to paint a roadmap of your journey through aging, using the letters of the alphabet as gps points.

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