The catcher (dream catcher in English) is a mystical object that aims to ward off bad thoughts before going to bed or anything that may be similar to nightmares. It is usually placed above the bed, at the window or even outside on a wall in your home. However, the dreamcatcher must be in the light of day.
Having been able to be manipulated by other people, it is preferable to pass it under the smoke of incense in order to purify it.
The dream catcher was created by the Huron-Wendat, a people living in the St. Lawrence Valley, in the Great Lakes region. According to the Huron culture, the human is an integral part of the Great Spirit, at the origin of nature and men. This mind offers us the possibility of dreaming in order to have a better understanding of ourselves. Dreaming would be a way to express the needs of his soul. According to this same culture, it is as important to satisfy the needs of the soul as those of our body.
The dream catcher therefore allows us to control our dreams and therefore our thinking and our life in general.
It is common to offer a dream catcher to a child having nightmares so that the latter falls asleep more peacefully.
It is common to insert an object that we care about (small in size) in the net of the dream catcher.