Dream Catcher

The dreamcatcher is an object originating in North American culture, consisting of a ring, the interior of which is woven by a kind of spider web, from which nuggets and feathers hang. According to beliefs, this object has the ability to catch people’s negative dreams, which were trapped in the kind of spider web and only let good dreams pass.

Dreamcatchers are objects of power, which arose from the creation of the Ojibwa tribe, who marketed it in the 1960s. The hoop symbolizes the circle of life, the mesh is the dreams that are woven over time, in the soul and in the movement that arises from everyday life. They are usually hung at the head of the bed.

According to legend, these amulets help preserve pleasant dreams, as well as serve as protection for those who possess them.

The sale of dreamcatchers by the Ojibwa tribe was criticized by the other tribes, who considered it an offense to desecrate something considered sacred by them. Many of these objects are manufactured and marketed without the due mystical and energizing process, so they lose their essence, becoming a simple ornament.

The dreamcatchers are based on the following legend: “they say that many years ago there was a spider woman named Asibikaashi, this woman dedicated herself to caring for the inhabitants of the earth, leaning over children’s beds, while weaving a delicate and strong spider web, which was in charge of trapping everything bad between its threads and making them disappear at dawn.”

This object is widely used in the field of feng shui, gem therapy and in many other areas, where the dream catcher is powerful and serves as spiritual inspiration to channel divine energies

Many people give different meanings to this instrument, the truth is that it is difficult to ascertain whether or not they actually ward off bad energies, however this object allows for greater learning regarding the Ojibwa culture and regarding the Indian culture in general.