Mythofunda

 The below content is categorised as Mythofunda:

“Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths” Joseph Campbell used to say. The Mythofunda part of Mindfunda.com shows you how your personal mythology can create peace in your life.

UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED: ALL MYTHOFUNDA CONTENT IS CREATED BY SUSANNE VAN DOORN, AUTHOR AND OWNER OF MINDFUNDA; MAKING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF PSYCHOLOGY, MYTHOLOGY AND SPIRITUALITY EASY TO USE IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE!

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My name is Susanne van Doorn, I am a Dutch psychologist, blogger and author. I have been working with psychology, dreams and mythology ever since I finished my study in psychology at Tilburg University. I made this independant site to share insights, and recent scientific articles about the brain, dreams, and mythology for use in your personal life.

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Reading the Red Book, part 3: How to discover your Anima in dreams

In his search for the supreme meaning evoked by his personal crises in 1913 Jung discovered his anima, the soul. I have dreamed with a group of people, reading the Red Book and using the texts to incubate our own dreams

Reading the Red Book, part 2 : Psychic Powers and dreams

In his search for the supreme meaning evoked by his personal crises in 1913 Jung discovered his anima, the soul. I have dreamed with a group of people, reading the Red Book and using the texts to incubate our own dreams

Anima, soul, supreme meaning: Reading Carl Jung’s Red Book in 5 (easy) steps

In his search for the supreme meaning evoked by his personal crises in 1913 Jung discovered his anima, the soul. I have dreamed with a group of people, reading the Red Book and using the texts to incubate our own dreams. This Mindfunda is the written text of the presentation I was going to give about this project but I was unfortunately

How Rolling Thunder redefined shamanism

Today’s Mindfunda wants to celebrate Rolling Thunder’s birthday, September 19. Rolling Thunder, whose birth name was John Pope, was a self-proclaimed shaman. He had a huge following, with famous people like Bob Dylan and the Grateful Death among them. But most of all he was in touch with nature. He had a remarkable ability to tune into the energies of nature.

Golden Dawn: Talking to the Gods using magic

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” W.B. Yeats Almost every one …

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John Dee, betrayed friend or accomplice?

What if you were held in high regard at the court of the English Queen, lost her favor, dwelled over …

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Trickster tactics: from archetype to evolution

The minute the builders of the Titanic announced that it was “unbreakable” the Trickster yawned and stretched and looked around for an iceberg”
Jeremy Taylor

3 ways of being creative like van Gogh

To remember the death of one of the mosr famous painters in the netherlands, Vincent van Gogh, Mindfunda was invited to give a presentation on how we can use dreams as a creative gateway to improve the quality of our lives

Sense8: a mythology of connection and magic

Mindfunda explores Sense8. The Netflix series of the Wachowskis (yes from the Matrix) has some intriguing mythological themes. Watch the show to take you to an inner journey for your personal mythology.

Starry night, a painting as a dream

This Mindfunda looks at Starry night from Vincent van Gogh as if it was a dream. Vincent wrote his brother Theo: I dream of a painting, and then I paint my dream”.
If Starry night is a dream of Vincent, what does it tell us about him?

Psychology professor Stanley Krippner about dreams myths and visions

Mindfunda had the honor of interviewing Stanley Krippner, professor in psychology on Saybrook University about his life. You can watch …

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Mandorla, a way to see the other side of the coin

“The message is unmistakable our own healing proceeds from that overlap of what we call good and evil, light and …

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Well of Remembrance: what goes down must come up

The well is a familiar symbol in Myths and dreams. I talked about it with Ralph Metzner this month for a …

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Aboriginal ancient secrets scientifically explained

Aboriginals have lived a life confirmed to the earth. Tuning into the energy of their environment, their mythologies proof to be a valuable source for scientific research

Mindfunda puts new light on the shadow

  The shadow, your own inner dark personas. Carl Jung was the first to talk about it. The method of …

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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

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.