KEEPER OF SECRETS is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind and the second Altar Box offered in my Spinning Castle shop! KEEPER OF SECRETS was created with a genuine Bobcat skull. The skull features fossil ammonite "eyes," a Rutile Quartz "nose" and a "headdress" made with Buffalo teeth and green Jewel Beetle elytra. The skull is decorated with a leaf motif, sculpted spirals, and is adorned with Swarovski gems, Labradorite, Prehnite, Yellow Tigers Eye, plus a Moonstone cabochon fittingly placed on KEEPER OF SECRETS "third eye." Hand painted with metallic paint by me, the skull and box has also been sealed with a clear coating. The altar box itself is adorned with Swarovski crystals, three Smoky Quartz cabochons, two Yellow Tiger Eye cabochons, four Labradorite cabochons, and a Green Aventurine cabochon in the front. The sculpting includes leaf and spiral motifs. This keepsake box is covered in gemstones. KEEPER OF SECRETS is part altar shrine, part totem protector and all mystery. This is not your everyday box and would look fabulous on a special altar honoring a Bobcat familiar or totem!
LABRADORITE is a considered by mystics to be a stone of transformation and magic. It is said to clear, balance and protect the aura. It is purported to help provide clarity and insight into your destiny, as well as attract success. It is used in metaphysics for dream recall, and finding ways to use dreams in daily life. Mystically, energies of stress and anxiety are said to be reduced by labradorite. Labradorite is said to increase intuition, psychic development, esoteric wisdom, help with subconscious issues, and provide mental illumination.
YELLOW TIGER'S EYE is a stone of protection that is also very grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality and correct use of power. It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money. Tiger's eye is also a very protective stone which is especially protective during travel. It can also help one see clearly without illusion. Tiger's eye brings a special boost to the solar plexus chakra and to one's personal power.
MOONSTONE is said in crystal healing to help calm responses and avoid overreaction; enhances feminine energies, sensitivity, intuition, and psychic abilities. It is also said to bring strong energies of abundance to one's life. Moonstone is a stone of protection, especially during childbirth, pregnancy, and travel at sea. It is a stone of calm and relief from emotional stress. It is also associated with love of all kinds. Moonstone is associated with the crown and third eye chakras, and sometimes with the heart chakra.
PREHNITE is a very protective stone and can protect one on all levels. It strengthens the life force and generally increases and stimulates energy, while at the same time bringing powerful calming energies. Thus, prehnite is said to ease worries and restlessness of all kinds. It aids spirit communication through meditation or visualization, out-of-body travel, and is a powerful dream stone. Prehnite is also known as a stone of prophesy which stimulates inner-knowing.
BOBCAT TOTEM is a sign of patience. Bobcats are superior hunters, and they incorporate stealth, strategy and wield a great deal of patience in their hunting excursions. In this way, the Bobcat sends us a clear message that in order for us to get what we want, we must be willing to plan, adapt, and above all, have the patience to see our ideals manifest. When dealing with social settings (friends, family, work) the Bobcat reminds us to be fully aware. We must be mindful to extend our respect, love and consideration with others. As the Bobcat is primarily a solitary creature, we may take its presence as a sign for us to step back from the company of certain people in our lives. Or, the Bobcat may be trying to tell us that we need some time to ourselves. Alone time is time for us to reflect, and regain our energy. The Bobcat intrinsically knows this, and may be trying to tell you to take a break away from the public eye. Bobcat animal totems encourage us to be more playful in our lives and more flexible. As they are very opportunistic themselves, the Bobcat asks us to reach out for more opportunities, break out of our molds & routines. The Bobcat animal totem is also about creation, and developing our abilities into a higher level of value. Additionally, the Bobcat is also about the unseen and silent aspects of our inner selves. Additionally, when Bobcat appears to us, we need to consider some passions that we have been keeping a secret. Now is the time to unleash our hidden desires - unlock our inner secret wisdom & talents.
KEEPER OF SECRETS measures approximately 9" x 9" x 6"
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All Good Wishes,
...Lovingly handmade in My Secret Lair...
© copyright Susan Tooker
Spinning Castle Studios, 2014.
Photographs by Susan Tooker
Susan has sold her handmade items online since 2008. She has over 500 sales, 100% positive feedback and 286 happy reviews on another venue. When you buy from www.spinningcastlestudios.com you are buying direct from the artist.
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