Let the spider web catch your good memories, and let your bad thoughts slip through the central hole of the dream catcher, so that they disappear.
Dream catchers are powerful instruments derived from shamanic medicine, the origin of which is attributed to Native American tribes.
The main circle that constitutes them represents the wheel of life, and the “spider’s web” represents the dreams that we weave in the Temple of Dreams, our soul and the movement that we generate through our daily activities.
In the center of the sensor, the hole represents the void, the creative spirit, the Great Mystery.
According to tradition, these objects help to keep good ideas and pleasant dreams in us, while protecting us from evil.
The Temple of Dreams is influenced by both good and bad energies. These are caught by the canvas, and dissipate through the central hole with the first rays of the sun.
The expression “dreamcatcher” comes from the English “dreamcatcher”. However, in the language of the Ojibwa, the tribe who created these amulets, this object is called “asabikeshiinh” , a term which means spider. It is also known as “bawaajige nagwaagan” or dream trap.
These objects began to be marketed by the Ojibwa in the 1960s. They were heavily criticized by other tribes, who accused them of desecrating their mystical beliefs.
Nowadays, they are made, in most cases, by people who do not respect the magical and mystical process necessary for their proper functioning. They then lose their essence and become only simple decorative objects.
The use of dream catchers has greatly increased nowadays. However, the majority of us are unaware of the exceptional legend that surrounds them.
The legend of dream catchers
According to legend, a spider woman called Asibikaashi took care of the people of the earth.
This spider woman watched over all the creatures in the world, leaning over children’s cradles and beds, while she wove a fine, delicate and resistant web, capable of catching evil between her threads, and of making disappear bad thoughts until dawn.
When her people were dispersed across North America, this woman began to be unable to care for all the children.
Mothers and grandmothers then had the idea to start weaving webs with magical properties, able to catch bad memories and nightmares, thus protecting their children.
Traditionally, the Ojibwa built dream catchers using willow sprigs to make a ring 9 centimeters in diameter, in which they wove a web similar to that of spiders, made of stinging nettle fibers dyed red.
The ancient legend of the Ojibwa Indians on dream catchers, tells that dreams pass through the woven web which holds good dreams, and are then sent into feathers which transmit them to us.
Bad dreams are also caught by the web, but are scattered through the central hole when the sun rises.
However, for the Lakota people, from the Sioux tribe of North America, dreamcatchers work differently.
Nightmares pass through the web and escape while good dreams get stuck in the threads, and are redirected through the feathers to the person who is sleeping.
Evil is destroyed and good is preserved
Some people see these sensors in yet another way, expanding the word dream to a person’s aspirations, desires, goals, and not just their dreams. Dream catchers would therefore be used to get what we want.
They help ward off bad dreams, bad energies and bad vibrations. They also allow us to come into contact with Indian culture.
This culture bequeathed us knowledge and millennial traditions. We have to fight to keep them alive, and to get as close to them as possible, because they have allowed us to acquire whole areas of our knowledge.