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Cord_Croft
14-12-06, 15:40
I got one the other day for Christmas, and im thinking it's working at the momnet! Have any of you got one, and do you think it works? It's dead weird because it's says that the bad dreams get caught into the web, and the rays from the morning sun will burn them away. Anyway, I put it up and it stayed dead straight over my bed, the next morning its facing the sun! I cant put it back into its original position! So far so good, any of you think they work or just some farse idea?

xMiSsCrOfTx
14-12-06, 15:48
I used to collect them when I was younger, but I think they all got thrown away. And now that I try and remember my dreams as a kid, I don't think I ever had very many scary ones. Now they're all I seem to have.

Autolycus
14-12-06, 15:57
You can't be serious about this? :wve:

Rivendell
14-12-06, 16:08
Well it's not just some 'farce idea' that was thought up by commercialism, it stretches back to Native America. Though I suppose it could be argued to be 'farce' back then - but for them, it was part of their lifestyle. So you would also have to argue that most religious beliefs were / are farcical, which is an utter losing battle because you'd just be jumped on by a wave of religious people.
Anyway, I digress.
I've never had one personally, my sister has had a few. Even if you don't believe in their apparent powers, they make nice decoration! :wve:

Autolycus
14-12-06, 16:13
Well it's not just some 'farce idea' that was thought up by commercialism, it stretches back to Native America. Though I suppose it could be argued to be 'farce' back then - but for them, it was part of their lifestyle. So you would also have to argue that most religious beliefs were / are farcical, which is an utter losing battle because you'd just be jumped on by a wave of religious people.
Anyway, I digress.
I've never had one personally, my sister has had a few. Even if you don't believe in their apparent powers, they make nice decoration! :wve:

I'm very skeptical about everything, but i guess it's each to their own i suppose.

Cord_Croft
14-12-06, 16:17
Well it's not just some 'farce idea' that was thought up by commercialism, it stretches back to Native America. Though I suppose it could be argued to be 'farce' back then - but for them, it was part of their lifestyle. So you would also have to argue that most religious beliefs were / are farcical, which is an utter losing battle because you'd just be jumped on by a wave of religious people.
Anyway, I digress.
I've never had one personally, my sister has had a few. Even if you don't believe in their apparent powers, they make nice decoration! :wve:
I didn't mean 'farce' as in 'farce', I meant as in do they live upto their name? I'm going to start collecting them I think, they look ever so pretty!

xMiSsCrOfTx
14-12-06, 16:18
They used to be traditional in Native American culture. They still are.

Cord_Croft
14-12-06, 16:39
I knew that, seroiously. I was woundering whether they actually worked when the native-indians used them.

Greenkey2
14-12-06, 17:18
I have a few old ones (mostly from kits I made myself). They are quite good as decoration, though from the dreams I tend to get I don't think they always work...:pi:

Geck-o-Lizard
14-12-06, 17:52
I'm fairly sure I'd be correct in identifying their effect as a placebo effect. If you believe it works and that you'll have no bad dreams with it up there, your subconsicous won't be so likely to give you bad dreams because it's reassured by your belief in the dreamcatcher's powers... Then the powers become real, in a sense, though it's because of you, not the dreamcatcher.

But if you believe that sleeping with a giant inflatable banana hanging over your bed will ensure you get only good dreams, I'm willing to bet it would have exactly the same effect as a dreamcatcher that was handmade by Native Americans 200 years ago and passed down through tribal leaders til you got it on eBay for a tenner.