Photo Friday (18) – A dreamcatcher

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For in dreams, we enter a world that is entirely our own;

Let them swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud….

~Dumbledore (Harry Potter)

Sometime back, I bought this dream-catcher, after reading quite a lot about them and their significance. I was very much intrigued by it and the idea of filtering our good & bad dreams was quite appealing to me. 🙂 Here is what Wikipedia says about them –

In some Native American cultures, a dream-catcher  is a handmade object based on a willow hoop, on which is woven a loose net or web. The dream-catcher is then decorated with sacred items such as feathers and beads. Dream-catchers originated with the Ojibwe people and traditionally, they construct dream-catchers by tying sinew strands in a web around a small round or tear-shaped frame of willow. The resulting “dream-catcher”, hung above the bed, is used as a charm to protect sleeping people, usually children, from nightmares. The Ojibwe believe that a dream-catcher changes a person’s dreams. According to Konrad J. Kaweczynski, “Only good dreams would be allowed to filter through… Bad dreams would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day.”Good dreams would pass through and slide down the feathers to the sleeper.

Have you heard of them? And do you too believe in them, like me? Do share, I would love to know your experiences. 🙂

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4 comments

  1. I love dreamcatchers. When we visited Arizona, there were so many amazing and beautiful dreamcatchers in the shops, and hanging everywhere.

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