bharatbhasha.com
Free Articles  >>  MetaPhysical >>  Page 6  >> 

Capturing Dreams with Dream Catcher





Do you want to have full control over your dreams? Do you want to avoid nightmares and just have good and sweet dreams? Well, there may not be an object that would allow you to fully control your dreams-not today and not in the past. Legends and history, however, have it that our ancestors know about a thing that allows them to filter dreams. That object is called the dream catcher.

Native American traditions tell us that dream catchers are symbolic webs hung over a sleeping person, especially over a sleeping child, so that his dreams will be filtered. In particular, the dream catcher would allow the person to have good dreams but would protect him from having bad dreams or nightmares.

Structure of a Dream Catcher

Dream catchers would take the form of a circular wooden hoop containing a handcrafted web design with a hole in the center, with two or more feathers attached to the bottom of the hoop. If crafted in the traditional manner, a dream catcher would have a natural willow hoop and a web design made of sinew.

Traditional dream catchers would also have the interior web attached to the circular hoop on eight points, symbolizing the eight legs of the spider. It is not uncommon, however, for one to find a traditional dream catcher with seven contact points. These points are said to represent what the Native Americans would call the Seven Prophecies.

Origin of the Dream Catcher

There are many legends governing the origin of the dream catcher and these legends are the key to understanding how a particular dream catcher would work, at least as believed by the natives. One legend traces the object's roots to the Ojibwe or Chippewa tribes of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ontario, Canada. Another legend would trace its roots to the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota tribes, or the Sioux, as many would call them.

Many studies have pointed that the dream catcher really originated from the Ojibwe Nation. Ojibwe dream catchers can easily be identified because of their small center hole, with the hole usually featuring a tiny feather. Ojibwe legends have it that the dream catcher's web traps bad dreams but allows good dreams to slip through its small center hole. The bad dreams trapped on the web would then be cleansed by daylight comes morning. The tiny feather in the Ojibwe dream catcher's hole symbolizes breath or air, which is essential for life.

Lakota dream catchers are believed to have emerged from a later date and were supposed to be the product of the intermarriage between Native American tribes. Lakota dream catchers are different from the Ojibwe variety in that they have larger center holes. The feather in the center of the Ojibwe dream catcher is also absent in the Lakota version.

The Lakota natives have a different interpretation on how the dream catcher works. According to Lakota customs, the dream catcher allows bad dreams to pass through its center hole while the web catches the good dreams so that it would stay in sleep. But Lakota dream catchers are not only used for catching dreams. Lakota legends have it that the dream catcher also holds good visions, ideas and opportunities that may help a person in the future.

The Dream Catcher Today

Today, dream catchers are viewed either as a New Age tool or as a plain decorative ornament. For those who see the dream catcher as a New Age tool, they would still believe that the dream catcher could really filter dreams. New Age practitioners would even recommend the use of dream catchers for those having frequent nightmares and recurring bad dreams.

As a decorative ornament, the dream catcher tells us of the rich culture and tradition that our ancestors have. Having a dream catcher in our homes would constantly remind us of the mystic ways of our ancestors.

==================================================================
You can change the website URL in the author's bio below to
"http://USERID.awareindia.hop.clickbank.net" Be sure to
replace USERID with you unique Clickbank nickname.
==================================================================
About Author Jennifer Ambrose :

Jennifer Ambrose is the author of the ebook "Unlock the Mystery Of Your
Dreams" which teaches you how to interpret your dreams and understand
them. Download it at <a href="http://www.MysteryOfDreams.com" target="_blank">http://www.MysteryOfDreams.com</a>


Article Source: https://www.bharatbhasha.com
Article Url: https://www.bharatbhasha.com/metaphysical.php/36601


Article Added on Monday, January 23, 2006
LD
Other Articles by Jennifer Ambrose

Can you Rely in Dictionary of Dreams
For centuries dreams have continued to intrigue man. Dreams were thought to be the gods way of communicating with mortals. At times, the ancients believed that dreams also foretell the future. The Greeks even had Hypnos, the god of sleep. Hypnos had sons, who were collectively known as the Oneiroi & were responsible for the dreams of the mortals. But mans fascination with dreams has transcended the ages & even now in this modern times, many people still seek explanations to their...

DREAM INTERPRETATION Learn How to Interpret Your Dreams
Dreams usually come to deliver a state of your state of mind message. They happen when you are sleeping to tell you that youre doing fine or to let you know if youre going in a wrong direction. And this state of the state of mind message left you with only two choices to hang in there or to try to examine yourself and make necessary adjustments. Our dreams are always full of symbols and metaphors. Just like stories that are told, which has other meaning than the story itself, dreams...

Interesting Dream Facts From the Scientific to the Surreal
Dreams or dreaming have always been a part of man's life. So ordinary it is that some people would feel deprived if they didn't have a dream or two for a particular night. For as long as a person lives, he surely would have a dream story to tell. Dream stories that are sometimes easy to understand, although usually vague and even weird. Many consider dreams as an essential part of man's life. In fact, many scientists believe that dreaming has co-existed with man. In the course of our...

Dream Interpreters from the Holy Book
Since the early years of Christianity up until today, Christians of different denominations and sects have had different views and opinions about dreaming. On one side are those who believe that dreams have meanings and that the symbols in dreams can be interpreted. Some would even believe that dreams are messages from God while others would believe that one can foresee the future in dreams. But if there are Christians who believe in all of these, there are also those who don't. Some...

In Search for Dream Meanings Dream Theories from Past to Present
People have always been interested in dreams, in particular, in their meaning and in what causes them. A big proof of this interest is the fact that even scientists have a discipline for dream research called oneirology. But while oneirology has been able to answer a lot of questions about dreams and dreaming, the field has failed to describe exactly what dreams mean. Oneirology, however, is a fairly new field describing mans interest in dreams. Long before oneirology was born,...

Want to Fill your Nights with Sweet Dreams
Just like our intuitions, dreams come from our inner, subconscious mind. They occur in many forms. There are creative dreams, problem solving dreams, or intuitive dreams. Precognitive dreams, where one views a future event and a mere logging in dream, where a person can grasp a glance of his mind can also happen when you are sleeping. Dreams also make you aware of your minds programming. They occur when you are sleeping to let you know whats happening and how it is affecting your life....

COMMON DREAMS and their MEANINGS
Dreams refer to those bizarre jumbled pictures and situations that usually come to us when we are sleeping. Some people believe that dreams are merely mental flashbacks of our activities the whole day. But there are also several people who believe that dreams mean more than that. To them, dreams happen to convey information valuable information in particular. And the information from our dreams is believed to be very beneficial in solving our problems and in comprehending whats really going...

Waking Dreams The Key to Spark Up your Imagination and Creativity
The gods and goddesses of ancient Greece appeared to mortals through visionary dreams. They have dream temples where they perform sacred rituals to talk with the gods. The decisions they made in life are consulted first to ensure success in whatever plan that they have. Thus their life is greatly affected by what the gods will say. Nowadays, dreams are ordinary psychological phenomenon that takes place while sleeping although there is also a type of dream that occurs when one is awake. Why...

Dreams Interpreting The Symbols and Meaning of Dreams
Reality can at times be harsh. It can be one of the stumbling blocks that can hinder your longings, desires and aspirations in life. However our minds have its own ways and means to cope with the harshness of reality and one of that are dreams. Dreams are psychological phenomena that can serve as the key to unlock the world the world that exists deep inside our awareness which we never thought existed. It also serve as wish fulfillment experiences that patches the missing pieces that we may not...

Handy Tips and Bits and Pieces of Information for Easy Understanding of Dream Mood Signs and Meanings
Dreams can be one of the keys to unlock the inner recesses of the hidden aspects of your own reality. The in bits and pieces of the unfathomable truth of our existence can be found in each and everyone of us as part of the big puzzle of life which man has been trying to understand and comprehend. That is why there are several studies and theories offering various interpretation of the what, why and how of dreams. Scientifically, dreams are psychological activity with meaning that can be...

Click here to see More Articles by Jennifer Ambrose
Publishers / Webmasters
Article ID: 36601
DELINK URL from Authors Bio
REMOVE Article
Tell A Friend
Leave A Comment!
Download this article in PDF
Report Article!
Search through all the articles:


285 Users Online!!
Related Articles:
Latest Articles:
 
MetaPhysical >> Top 50 Articles on MetaPhysical
Category - >
Advertising Advice Affiliate Programs Automobiles
Be Your Own Mentor Careers Communication Consumers
CopyWriting Crime Domain Names DoT com Entrepreneur Corner
Ebooks Ecommerce Education Email
Entertainment Environment Family Finance And Business
Food & Drink Gardening Health & Fitness Hobbies
Home Business Home Improvement Humour House Holds
Internet And Computers Kiddos and Teens Legal Matters Mail Order
Management Marketing Marriage MetaPhysical
Motivational MultiMedia Multi Level Marketing NewsLetters
Pets Psychology Religion Parenting
Politics Sales Science Search Engine Optimization
Site Promotion Sports Technology Travel
Web Development Web Hosting WeightLoss Women's Corner
Writing Miscellaneous Articles Real Estate Arts And Crafts
Aging


Disclaimer: The information presented and opinions expressed in the articles are those of the authors
and do not necessarily represent the views of bharatbhasha.com and/or its owners.


Copyright AwareINDIA. All rights reserved || Privacy Policy || Terms Of Use || Author Guidelines || Free Articles
FAQs Link To Us || Submit An Article || Free Downloads|| Contact Us || Site Map  || Advertise with Us ||
Click here for Special webhosting packages for visitors of this website only!
Vastu Shastra

Web Hosting Provided By AwareIndia







Company IDS