When the Veil between the Worlds is Thin: Holy Nights 2016-2017

Holy Nights, not one but 12 holy nights begin on Christmas eve. A time to search for wisdom within. A Time to Dream. Mindfunda invites you for the Holy Nights Event 2016/2017. 

Each year, when the sun is close to the earth and the days are dark, there is an opportunity to connect with your inner light and wisdom.
It is an ancient belief that the sun, being the symbol of our consciousness, is being reborn on Christmas night.

13 Holy nights and the Darkness

According to Rudolf Steiner, the absence of light enables us to look for the light within. Just like one-eyed Odin, who sacrificed one eye for peace, had to learn how to trust his inner vision.

“On these nights, the darkest of the year, are closest to the Sun’s Spirit and this means that the Spiritual Sun shining from inside the Earth makes it translucent and illuminates everything from the inside, not as it is afterwards when the Sun illuminates the Earth from above, from the outside.”
Kristina Kain

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Art by Cuyler Black Inheritthermith
Holy Nights 2016-17: The Plan

When you enrol, you create an account on the Mindfunda Courses page. This will protect the dreams you share here: only other participants of the Holy Nights Event 2016-17 are able to reflect on your dreams if you wish for them to do that.
Each day, I share a new incubation with you. At night you read the incubation, if you wish you can create a ritual that will help you to concentrate on the theme of that day.

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Art by Randy Glasbergen

We start Christmas Eve 2016, December 24. The dreaming of this night is said to be precognitive for the month of January 2017. Since on this night the birth of the Spirit on earth is celebrated, our incubation will incorporate a search for your inner light and how you wish to reflect it this new year. Each day I will ask you to give yourself  a gift. It can be a spiritual gift, it can be a nice warm bath, it can be a paragraph you write from the heart to yourself. You will have a nice book filled with positive knowledge about yourself when these holy nights are finished on January 6.

Holy Nights: Epiphany

Each night you read the incubation. If you want to you can create a ritual to enhance the journey inside your spiritual realm. Each night is dedicated to one of the twelve months of 2017. On the last night you will have gotten a better grasp upon your own wisdom and feeling of spirituality.

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Art by Charles M Schulz

The last day we will share dreams and you will be asked to write a specific intention for yourself to embrace your inner wisdom every day. It has to be something tangible, something you can touch, feel or see. For example: you can write down at least two things that you feel really good about each day. Or write a certain amount of words on your new novel. Or study a subject you want your mind to indulge in.

Holy Nights 2016-17: join now!

You treat yourself to:

  • 12 exclusive and dedicated dream incubations,
  • A unique chance to listen to your heart, no religious strings attached,
  • A perfect chance to open up to special dreams,
  • Privacy to talk about your dreams with other open-minded participants.




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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, each day you will find a new incubation. On this website you can share your dreams with others and share this unique experience.

Since the beginning of this century, I started to notice something peculiar. The dreams I remembered at the end of a year were special. More intense. And they had a predictive quality. I asked around if other dreamers had a similar experience. unfortunately, nobody had.

One day I got a mail from Aad van Ouwerkerk. Aad is a man who dedicated a great part of his life to dreaming. In that mail, a pr-mail for his new year of training about dreams, he refered to the period of December 24 – January 6th as the holy nights. He and his lady Hannah van der Borst had spent their holy nights meditating and incubating dreams in a foreign country, warm and nice.

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Holy night and Rudolf Steiner

That gave me the affirmation I needed to trust my dreams. I assumed that I was susceptible on picking up on the energy surrounding the earth in the time the light is reborn.  I discovered that Rudolf Steiner had written a lecture about the holy nights called: “The birth of the sun-spirit of the earth“. In this lecture he talks about the sphere on earth during those dark days surrounding the solstice:

“Many a seer — either schooled in the mysteries of the modern age or possessing inherited powers of clairvoyance — makes it evident to us that at the darkest point of the winter solstice the soul can have vision of all that man must undergo because of his alienation from the Christ Spirit, how adjustment and catharsis were made possible through the Mystery enacted in the Baptism by John in the Jordan and then through the Mystery of Golgotha, and how the visions during the Thirteen Nights are crowned on the 6th of January by the Christ Imagination. Thus it is correct to name the 6th of January as the day of Christ’s birth and these Thirteen Nights as the time during which the powers of seership in the human soul discern and perceive what man must undergo through his life in the incarnations from Adam and Eve to the Mystery of Golgotha”.

Nights surrounding the holy night, had a special quality. In Steiner’s eyes, there is a shared knowledge among human beings about the birth of the light. Not only the light of the physical sun, but the spiritual light of the soul. And during this period, our innate powers of seership increase.

Holy night and the dream song

An old Norse legend, tells the story of Olaf Aleston, son of the earth. He falls asleep for thirteen nights: the holy night until January 6th.



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The Dreamsong of Olaf Asteson


His sleep was a spiritual adventure that opens him up to hear the chatter of the earth. During his sleep he encountered various misery and challenges that symbolize the spiritual awakening of the soul.

“And young and old they all gave heed,
To Olaf’s words they harkened
That told them of his dreams.
You have slept long indeed. . . .
Awaken now, O Olaf Åsteson!”

The dream song was (re)discovered in 1850, but seems to be the inheritance of ancient knowledge about the special quality of these 13 nights.

Mindfunda and holy night

When I first started to write incubations for dreams during the holy night I was given permission by Brenda Ferrimani and Sherry Puricelli to use their website as platform. One of the most remarkable things that happened during those thirteen nights of dreaming was that in a dream a guy threw a stone to my head.
“It must have been Rudolf Steiner” (Rudolf Stone) we all concluded. Another year I combined the holy night dreaming with the 12 themes as described in Gongloff’s dream matrix. The next year I combined the incubations with my knowledge about how the moon is connected with dream content.

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