Potential Dangers of Dream Catchers


“Dream catchers (webbed and beaded circles hung with feathers from the base of the circle) have long been a part of Native American religion, lore, and art. They have caught on within the New Age movement into popular culture. The purpose of a dream catcher is to supposedly catch dreams—that is, to trap bad or evil dreams and channel good dreams to the sleeper. People usually place them in a window or above their bed, believing that it will allow the good dreams to drip down the feathers onto the sleeper below. Essentially, the dream catcher is to manipulate the spirit world. Some people have faith in the efficacy of dream catchers. Others are unsure, but are superstitious enough to keep one in the bedroom anyway. Still, others see dream catchers as a mere piece of art that looks good dangling from a rear-view mirror. There are testimonies from some Christians who have hung these things and had terrible nightmares as a result. Knowing the background of dream catchers and their talisman-like use, Christians should have nothing to do with them. Christians should trust in the Lord Jesus for protection (Ps. 20:7) instead of an object.”

You may also want to check out Do Not Bring Any Detestable Object Into Your Home.

If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can receive Him into your heart, and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.

If you are sincere, you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):

“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”

34 thoughts on “Potential Dangers of Dream Catchers

  1. Eden

    I have a red and black cream catcher and it’s a black circle with red and black beads hanging off of a black ribbon, the black ribbon are connected to the red feathers and there’s two each of them hanging from the bottem. But it has red strings in the black circle going around the whole circle but there’s a silver turtle with a red shell that has black frame on it so I don’t know if it is a dream catcher


    1. George Gray

      Eden, Don’t let these religious fanatics make you question a dream catcher. They find something wrong with everything they cannot market. The only reason they are on the Republican side is they do not want to lose they enormous tax break.


    1. George Gray

      Organized religion will separate and doom this country. All the Wars and Conflicts of this Earth has a belief that stated them. Organized religion is the worst corrupt of all because they have added politics to there lies, deceipt, and corruption


    2. George Gray

      Hi Nikki…I used to have bad dreams and never had a dream catcher. Do not let your dreams scare you…You have control over your dreams. Whatever your fear is in a dream, confront it and those bad dreams will go away. Don’t let these religious fanatics make you feel that the dream catcher is the culprit…because its not. I hope you find out why you are having the bad dreams and stop them. Confront them and they will disappear. Live life, have fun, and be good to yourself and everyone else. That is the true recipe for a healthy and happy life.


  2. Aly

    This is demonizing natives! This is wrong why would you post an article literally telling people demons and a native belief correlate. You should have told people how pop culture is using dream catchers without knowing its cultural appropriation and that buying these over seas knock offs is wrong. But instead you did something disgusting, you took a learning opportunity and instead of actually doing the right thing you threw a bible at it.


      1. Aly

        You need to not appropriate the people already hurting from this type of treatment, i thought Christians were supposed to be good people. You obviously are not a good person.


  3. Aly

    Look I understand you think this okay, maybe you never learned different but now is a great time to teach yourself why this isn’t good. You are blocking yourself from a wider horizon and holding yourself back from true love, equality, and mental freedom. This is my final comment to you but I hope someday you will understand what is wrong with what has been written here. You have probably been too indoctrinated to see the issue and for that im truly sorry I do sincerely hope that you stop holding on to the believe of something that causes hatred.


      1. Anonymous

        Dreamcatchers work for kids with bad dreams … I don’t think jesus christ or god wouldn’t mind us using a dream catcher the bible actually says god made everything in earth … Not what people want to say he made and God and Jesus Christ can give you back these things if this was a part of of culture at one time if white people tried to disconnect you from god that’s the best thing about it and if I was you I hope you got baptised in Jesus christ name before you go banning things and using scriptures like your correct it might be you that don’t have the right christian religion …. Try reading about apostolic people… Dream catchers don’t lead to sin it is actually stopping it from bothering you in your sleep . So have a good day hope your baptized In the name jesus christ.


  4. Nicky

    Hello. My name is Nicky. I BOUGHT a wind spiraling orb from a flea market. It hangs in my old bedroom in parents house. Please tell me but I need a pastor or someone with spiritual insight to answer me. When i go home my dreams are fine. When I sleep here I have bad dreams. Is it also linked to Satanism?wish i can send a picture for you to see


      1. Nicky

        I am a newborn Christian and baptized three weeks ago but one question I do have is how does it happen that man made objects now like certain things like these become unholy or not good. How does it happen


        1. Mo

          God also gave us tools, and resources to help aid in the hard strife of life. Crystals aren’t wrong, and dream catchers aren’t wrong. God made sure every culture, had a pathway with a foundation laid to him. Heaven is filled with all sorts of different churches, temples, and “religious”places to worship. Saying that one pathway (that was laid by God to fit that specific culture) is sinful but their pathway (laid by the same god) is the ONLY path to him is asinine. I believe in Jesus Christ as my lord and savior. I physically felt his overwhelming unconditional love come thru my body like a huge wave. The sky looked more blue, the pal trees looked more alive as if they had a glow, if that’s believable. I also know he led me to crystals (keeping negative energy away) and to sage cleansing, and studying the signs and manners In which he sends them, as well as joining a Christian church I’ve been becoming a ACTIVE person in. He gave us tools, use them! I’m Christian but also know 680 books were removed from the Bible during the Constantine empire, which is what we call the King James Version today. There’s more to us than what we’ve been led to believe.


    1. Mo

      That’s very rude and inconsiderate of other cultures beliefs. God laid pathways to him in every culture. Hence why most religions are based on the same commandments. If you were never told about Jesus how can you be punished? And a forgiving god that sees you loved right, you weren’t selfish, you protected our children etc… isn’t going to send you to hell bc you weren’t on the “right pathway” to him. God gave us tools to help us deal with the wickedness of this world and beyond. Rather it be dream catchers to keep away negative evil energy while you sleep, or crystals and stones to help do the same, or it’s meditating, it’s not wrong. Stop judging and do your journey.


      1. Season Hubley

        God didn’t give us dream catchers and crystals/stones to deliver us from wickedness
        and temptation. Get rid of your collection and your false beliefs and Repent–now

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      2. Anonymous

        jesus says I am the way the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me. This means, come to jesus to be washed cleansed and redeemed, so that the Father will not destroy you on that great and dreadful day of the LORD. In order to be redeeemed and accepted in to heaven, its not to do good things or nice things, its to accept Jesus the Son of God in to your heart as Saviour and Lord, To confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and to believe in your heart , that GOD raised him from the dead, thou (you) shall be saved. All worldly traditions are to be left behind with the old man. The old man being youre old self before coming to Christ Jesus to save you. I am native background myself and spent many years trying to find my roots. A lot of heresey, but no paper record concrete, but yes my mom my dad, all my cousins on dad side. I valued native tradition and wanted to find my tribe, been raised by different nations all my life. Digging up rabbit hole traditions, and then energy,native arts, spiritual healing, leading to chakras, metasphysics. When you go looking for yourself you find evil. You find hell. spending years in native medicine, witch doctor shamanism, thinking just cause im not making harm to someone that what im doing is ok. My blankets i had native medicine wheel on it. The other blanket had the Cheif Grandfathers on it. Nothing wrong happened when I was living in their world deceived. But when I came to Christ, and was Baptized, it was a whole new ball game. This is when the Holy Spirit starting to show me the deception in my life. The stuffed animals that i used to keep close to me, one of the eye moved an stayed that way., and evil eye the size of the queen size bed i sleept on came forward and right out of my chief indian grandfather blanket! i threw it to the ground calling on JESUS JESUS JESUS casting out evil out of the hbedroom, out of the house, by throwing it in a black garbage bag and throwing it down the stairs outside my apartment! I took it to a furnace and had it burned and annointed the house in the name of Jesus, the blood of christ, in Jesus name. Sincve ive come to Christ the Holy Spirit has revealed Satan the devil whos worked to blind me steal from me, destroy. If youve tried everything like I did, Jesus will not let you down. he is the Living God. You will wonder what took you so long

        Jesus is only youre protector when you confess hes Lord and Saviiour , believingwith youre heart that God raised him from the dead. he can only protect you when youve asked forgiveness, when youve confessed youve sinned against Him. Only when you surrender to Jesus , by asking God for forgiveness can you be saved. jesus is the only door. Hes the only way out. This world is run by a god, but its not the Almighty God in heaven. Jesus calls him the father of lies that only comes to steal kill and destroy. He calls him the prince of the power of the air. This is Satan. the Devil. This world is evil wicked and is ruled by eveil wicked principalities. Get out NOW while you still can, Jesus is coming sooon! Please save yourself and hear me. If you still arent sure, ask Jesus the Christ, The Saviour and Lamb of God to make himself real to you and he will.

        Satan is working to waste everybody time so they dont ask. God says, Ask seek knock. Seek and you shall fuind, knock and it shall be opnened to you. Ask and it shall be given unto you. God is Truth, He will not lie to you, But the devil lies to trap you, to destroy you.

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  5. Maggie

    If you are a true believer of Christ, then you know that there isn’t anything He can’t do. People always say I believe in God, but the truth is you can’t only be a hearer of the Word of God, you have to live the life of God. Because God is a God of no confusion. God is love, the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. He holds our lives in his hand, because He is our creator, brought us from darkness into the marvelous light, He also brought us Grace and Mercy, and gave his life to grant us Salvation to live and eternal life in glory with him. There should be no dispute about what the object is for or what it may not be for, so each of you have your own opinion. I also say if you feel something is bad, then it is bad and that’s that. God’s Blessings to all and my intention is not to offend anybody but build love not hate and use kind words. We don’t have to come to and agreement on anything in life except the word of God. God’s blessing to all and have a wonderful and glorious night.


  6. I went to Egypt when I was young and naive. It was a gift for my 21st birthday because I always found its archeology and history and architecture very captivating. When i got home I acquired three tattoos.one with a rosary bead and cross on my foot…and one of isis wings on my lower back but instead of isis i put a puma with the wings and on my back anubis and anhk… didn’t know it meant anything bad i was just young and naive and a rebel and now that I am a borne again Christian it horrifies me to know i did this without knowing it’s bad. I am unemployed because i suffer heavy depression and also my stress causes non epileptic seizures. So i could not keep working and if you don’t have money and it cost so much to remove

    What now…


    1. Anna

      Find someone that can remove that tattoo and replace it with something else. Pray and trust that God will make a way. If you are truly a born again Christian, then God will make a way to get the tattoo removed. I’ll keep you in my prayers!


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