Albert Einstein and the Theory that Explains Everyting

Jeffrey Bennet is the author of a new book about Albert Einstein his theory of relativity. He writes in his introduction: “Prior to studying relativity, I had misunderstood the basic nature of space and time”. That sounds intriguing doesn’t it? If you are like me, you have this eagerness to learn more about the hidden …

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Prince Rogers Nelson, his Royal Badness

This blog is about Prince Rogers Nelson, also known as His Royal Badness. A short tribute. Prince, super musician left the Earth. Today is Earth day and I wanted to dedicate my bog post number 199 to Mother Earth. But Prince… was something else. So today I want to tell you about how he influenced my life.

Nightmare and Dreams: a presentation for Rivas

Six percent of the population regularly suffers from a nightmare. But a nightmare is a blessing in disguise. No other dream gives a dreamer such a strong impulse to act upon a dream. It is like a dream urges you to change your ways. Literally, or symbolically. I was invited by the Dutch Rivas Organisation to give a …

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Elephant in dreams: 3 archetypical implications

“I am in a garden, outside, and I see a stone. A grey stone. When I pick it up, a whole range of grey little elephants come crawling underneath it. accidently I drop the grey stone and see the elephants running away, bringing themselves into safety” Given that it is the week before my birthday, …

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Conscious: our capacity to know about us

Being Conscious to me is knowing who you are. Having a concept of self. Being type one diabetic I have experienced first hand what can go wrong with this concept of self due to low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia). I remember how I, at one point in time, felt that I could not walk anymore in a straight …

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Online Courses from Mindfunda

Online courses are the most convenient way to keep learning. In your own time, at your own convenience. In your pajamas with a cup of coffee, or when your housemates are away so you have some peace and quite. Mindfunda proudly presents two online courses about dreaming.

James Joyce: Juicy, Jaunty and Jaded

“Think you’re escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.” ― James Joyce, Ulysses James Joyce and mythology Mythic Worlds, Modern Words, On the Art of James Joyce, edited by Edmund Epstein for the Joseph Campbell foundation tells us how we can use James Joyce as a guide for interpreting mythological material. …

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st. Patrick’s day, three reasons to join the fun

st. Patrick’s day… The Irish people remember st Patrick on the day he allegedly died. March 17. Who was this guy and what did he do with snakes? Why is everything green on  st. Patrick’s day? And why should we care about this folklore event? Read on to find out.

The Mentalist: the New Hero

  Lately I have been watching the series The Mentalist on Netflix. The show features a good-looking blond guy who drives (and there my heart melts because it is my favorite car ever) a DS. A Citroen. In America. How cool is that? Watching the show I can’t help but notice some similarities with another …

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Life is a Balance Act

I was invited to give a presentation about dreams at the Kenniscafe in Haarlem, the Netherlands. This Mindfunda is a blog about that presentation. Here you can read the presentation in the Dutch Language.   If you look at this film you see some balance artists. We feel like this often in life. We have to …

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Neurologic: understanding more of you and your world

Neurologic. The aim of this very readable book of Eliezer Sternberg is to explain how the brain acts while you do irrational things. Sternberg, who works at Yale-New Haven Hospital, has a big agenda. In his book he wants to explain: perception; habit; learning; memory; language; existence of selfhood and last but not least; identity.

Valentine Dream – Love Connections

  Valentine: even though research shows most women consider it to be a cliché, we all want our partners to make some extra effort. taking us out to dinner or to the movies. Few of us really dare to ask an unkown person on a date. I only once had the experience that a secret admirer …

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Brene Brown: 3 Keys to Dare Greatly

You might know Brene Brown from Oprah’s Super Soul Saturday. Oprah Winfrey’s soul mate, after promoting gratitude, she now promotes vulnerability. And if you are like me, you don’t feel at ease displaying your vulnerability. I remember getting fired after sending out an email that said: “please give me something to do”. And I also …

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The Shamanic Dream: Reunite Mind, Body and Soul

Shamanic dreaming is a discipline you can learn. Paul Overman Ph.D, Founder and Director of the Shamana Institute and The Dream Listener, will tell you how in an online course in Integral dream yoga, rooted in the yoga of Sri Aurobindo. Dont forget to sign up for the Introductory  Live Seminar — $10.00!: February 20: Soulful Dream Yoga in Healing  

Helix: a modern version of Cain and Able

Helix is a series that is available on Netflix. It features two brothers. Both doctor. Both brilliant. Yet the oldest one, Dr. Alan Farragut always was the smartest, the most desirable and the one “favored by God”. Helix is not a religious series. By “favored by God” I mean that he was clearly the one most …

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David Bowie, living the myth

David Bowie died January 10 2016, to the effects of liver cancer. He was an alien, a weirdo, who gave all of us the courage to express ourselves without holding back our creativity. Three thoughts on the mythology of David Bowie.

Family: 3 ways to come at ease with your heritage

Family: I was born in a big one. A Catholic family of nine, including my parents. January 8th 1926, the day my father was born. In his life, all the ingredients were there to construct a Hero’s Journey. And my father lived his heroic life to the end. Looking back on his life yesterday, I …

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Eleventh Holy Night: Jan 04 – 05

Tonight the moon is in the sign of Scorpio. A sign associated with transformation, death and rebirth. This night we focus on the month of November 2016. Preparation for winter. Dreaming with the Moon in Scorpio is associated with the deceased, so tonight we will incubate an a beloved deceased ancestor to guide us in 2016. Use the day to meditate on the incubation and make it your own. (accessible exclusively for logged-in MoreMindfunda members!)

Fifth Holy Night: Dec 29 – 30

Tonight the moon is in the sign of Virgo. A sign associated with rules and regulations, but also with intestines and food. The incubation tonight is focused on how to nurture our soul this new year. This night we focus on the month of May 2016. The beginning of spring, new opportunities, new changes. We will use our dreaming mind to incubate a dream about how you can nurture your soul next year. Use the day to meditate on the incubation and make it your own. (accessible exclusively for logged-in MoreMindfunda members!)

Third Holy Night: Dec 27 – 28

Tonight the moon is in the sign of Leo. A sign associated with the animus. The incubation tonight is focused on meeting our animus. This night we focus on the month of March 2016. The beginning of spring, new opportunities, new changes. We are going to need animus energy in this month to achieve new goals. The question to concentrate on is: “How can I connect with my animus energy in the best way possible?” The incubation I share below (accessible exclusively for logged-in MoreMindfunda members!)

First Holy Night: Dec 25 – Dec 26

Tonight the moon is in the sign of Cancer. Dreams during the moon in Cancer have a tendency to be about light-dark issues. “Is there light to be found in the dark, or does the light come from heaven above” might be a question to meditate on tonight. Or you could ask a dream about how to embrace and accept your own shadow in the next year. The incubations I share below (MoreMindfunda members only), is focussed on the month of January 2016. Use the day to meditate on the incubation and make it your own. Register or login first.

The Redeeming Dark

In the month of December Mindfunda will publish a series of blogs about the descent. Today’s Guest blog, written by Elaine Mansfield, is about The Redeeming Dark. The first one was about depression as descent. In the second Guest blog, Jean Raffa explored Inanna’s descent as a personal myth. The third blog will focused on the common themes found the …

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Solstice: the perfect time for dreaming

The winter solstice is a time when darkness falls across the land. The veil between the world gets thin. It is the perfect time for dreaming. Mindfunda invites you to become a Mindfunda More Member, and experience the depths of your dreams. Dreaming at the winter solstice Nights are getting longer, and around solstice the veil …

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Top books 2015

Since February this year, Mindfunda has been talking about dreams, mythology, spirituality and dreams. Looking back at the past months, this is the list of the best books I have reviewed. The Top books 2015 about dreaming, mythology and spirituality. Top books 2015: Lucid dreaming, plain and simple Lucid dreaming is a technique that became popular …

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3 ways to detect cancer in an early stage

This blog is about the Mindfunda interview on the book “She Who Dreams”. Wanda Burch -dream sister of Robert Moss- saved her own life by dreaming. In it, Wanda talks about how she followed her intuition, how she listened to her dreams and how she used mental imagery to assist her body in the healing …

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Holy night, 13 nights of dreaming for Mindfunda More Members

Come and join us in a new dreaming adventure centered around the Holy Night. In this time of year, the veil between the realms of being is thin. Dreaming about the year that lies ahead is, according to ancient believe, probable. If you join Mindfunda you get access to a restricted area of this website, …

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