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Dreamcatcher Of Alderville First Nation

November 7, 2013

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Dreams play a central role in the spiritual life of the people of the First Nations. The belief is that dreams are given to us by the Creator. Yesterday I acquired my first dreamcatcher. It is made by Alexis, an intuitive and creative woman, married to a Mississaugas* chief and living in Alderville First Nation. I had the best sleep in weeks. The Creator gave me brilliant dreams.

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A First Nations legend tells that all dreams are caught in the web. Good dreams find their way through and bad dreams are trapped until the first rays until the sun destroys them.

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In some Native American cultures, a dreamcatcher is a handmade object based on a willow hoop, on which is woven a loose net or web. The dreamcatcher is then decorated with sacred items such as feathers and beads. Wikipedia

It is not unusual in First Nation spirituality for a dream to plot the course of a person’s destiny, guiding them along their path to their place in life. ^

Photos/Story: John Zeus
*Alderville First Nation is a band of Mississaugas, a sub-nation of the Ojibwas.
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Santorini Angel – A Journey

January 5, 2013

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December 20th, 2000 | Oia, Santorini Island, Greece.

In December of 2000, I embarked on a journey to build a shrine on a cliff edge on Santorini Island (ancient Thira) over the caldera of an ancient underwater volcano.
Santorini Angel - A Journey - Lighting the Oil – DECEMBER 21 2000

My pilgrimage to Ancient Thira, a.k.a. Santorini started with a dream inspired by an angel…

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Click on the gallery below to scroll through full size images.
Music Tie-in, listen to: Stairway To Heaven.mp3 – Led Zepplin


A reproduction on wood of this Icon is in the shrine. The inscription reads Archangel Uriel written in Byzantine script. More on: Uriel – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I found an Iconographer Greek Orthodox Monk in Athens. Told him my story and what I saw in my dream. He painted this image of Uriel in traditional Byzantine style on wood.

I found an Iconographer Greek Orthodox Monk in Athens. Told him my story and what I saw in my dream. He painted this image of Uriel in traditional Byzantine style on wood.

The Book of Enoch describes Uriel as one of seven archangels who preside over the world.  "One of the holy angels, who is over the world... the leader of them all."

The Book of Enoch describes Uriel as one of seven archangels who preside over the world. “One of the holy angels, who is over the world… the leader of them all.”

Location of shrine.

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Two of many dogs that call Oia home without belonging to anyone in particular.

Two of many dogs that call Oia home without belonging to anyone in particular.

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