Mindfunda Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Matter, found and curated by Mindfunda

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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, …

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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.

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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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