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Make Your Own Dream Journal

Nowadays, you can find really cool notebooks and blank journals so many places and I admit I like to get ones for a dollar from the stores named after the dollar. Wither it is a pharmacy, a stationary ship or a box box stores, may options are there for you to then make your own. The really great thing is that all these stores also have glitter, cool pens, ribbons and stickers galore so you can customize dream journal to look exactly like you want it. My latest one has stickers of crystals- amethyst, topaz, red garnet and many more and I took a purple amethyst-colored glitter pen to create s swirly and cool-looking My Dream Journal on the cover of the notebook. What are your favorite colors or those hues that symbolizes imagination and the domain of dreams to you? Go for it and really decorate and bling it up so that your love it and it clearly represents you and what you like.

I keep it on my nightstand with a purple-inked pen and write down my dreams when I wake up. Even the very ordinary dreams that seem a bit boring go in there. What was amazing is that, after month, some patterns were revealed as an old friend I had not talked to for years and year kept appearing in my dream. Once I saw that from reviewing my dream notes, I contacted her and it turned out that she was having a bit life challenge and was overjoyed to hear from me. She also like hearing that she was in my dreams and said she loved knowing that she “was on my mind.” It is true! She was and I only discovered that because I recorded the dreams I remembered upon waking.

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This little piggy went to Knossos...

CW: animal sacrifice

Everyone knows the Minoans had cattle - the Minotaur is testament to that fact, as are the many bovine head rhytons and cattle figurines found at Minoan sites. Most people have heard that they had sheep and goats, and no one is surprised that they ate fish and shellfish, given that they lived on an island.

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The Mystery of Minoan Papyrus

When someone says "papyrus," most people think of Egypt - specifically, ancient Egypt with papyrus plants growing along the banks of the Nile and being made into sheets of material to write on.

People don't often think of the Minoans in connection with papyrus. But papyrus appears in Minoan art more than you might think. And we're still not quite sure what it means.

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The Top 5 Minoan Path Blog Posts Ever - Including the One that Just Won't Go Away

Last week I looked at the top five blog posts of 2021, a couple of which surprised me. Then I decided I wanted to look back over the seven years (time flies!) that I've been writing this blog and see which posts have been most popular over the long term. In this case, four out of the top five surprised me - and one didn't. At all.

Herewith, the top five Minoan Path posts since I began this blog in 2014, from least popular to most popular. Have you read them all?

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Wings and Things: Minoan Airborne Symbolism

We often think of deities as being less tethered to the Earth than we are, so it only makes sense that many of them have winged creatures among their symbols and iconography.

I've written about birds in Minoan art before, but from a more general perspective, looking back toward the Minoans' ancestors in Neolithic Anatolia. But a lot happened after those people migrated down to Crete and began a new life there. So let's discover which birds - and other winged creatures - are associated with which deities in Modern Minoan Paganism.

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Reading Minoan Art: A How-To

I feel a little bit like an elementary school teacher: OK, everyone, we're going to learn to read Minoan art!

We're all a bit past elementary school, but learning to understand the iconography of any ancient culture is a big step toward understanding their religion and worldview. Iconography is the set of symbols (icons) that have meaning in religious art. They're pictures, but in a sense, we can "read" them and they'll tell us their story. Archaeologists and historians of religion have pieced together the basics, and we've fleshed it out just a bit more in MMP using dance ethnography and shared gnosis.

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White Storks in European Traditions and Stories

"I know the pond in which all the little children lie, waiting till the storks come to take them to their parents."

-Hans Christian Andersen, "The Storks"

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  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham says #
    The local library used to have a book called Australia Dreaming. If I remember correctly it mentioned that the spirits of the unb
  • The Cunning Wīfe
    The Cunning Wīfe says #
    That's fascinating!

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