Sunday, June 13, 2010

Catching Your Dreams

Dream catchers are an old way of funneling your dreams that started with the Native American people. The history of the dream catcher is that an old Lakota spiritual leader had a vision on a mountain that he spoke to a spirit that was in the form of a spider and as he talked to this spider he spun a web in the indians willow hoop that had feathers and other things on it. When the spider spoke he said that if you believe in the great spirit your dreams and visions will be filtered by this web, where the good dreams will go thru the hole in the middle and the bad ones will be stuck in the surrounding web and will vanish in the morning sun.
It is very common now a days to see a dream catcher over someone's bed made out of a willow vine, string, feathers, and beads. But it is impossible to believe that this decoration will help to weed out your good dreams from your bad dreams. Dreams aren't a substance that can get stuck and I don't think they just fall from the sky into your head. But I do think that the story of dream catchers is pretty cool and I wouldn't mind having one over my bed but more for the story.


  1. This is a great post! I had a dream catcher above my bed as a kid, and I totally thought it worked! Mornings where I noticed that the net of the catcher had moved in one direction, I felt comforted that it must have caught a bad dream of mine. It is really funny to look back at it now, but I guess I simply assumed it to be plausible as a kid. I never questioned it!

  2. I really enjoyed this post. I was unaware of the history behind the dream catcher, really makes you wish their was such a device that could shield us from unpleasant events. Thanks for posting

  3. I have a dream catcher; my mother gave it to me and it reminds me of her. It's also nice to look at when falling asleep. I think it could be argued that may make my dreams more pleasant.....