Friday, August 31, 2012
the grandmother stone ...
My friend picked up the stone in the Andes, in Peru, on a journey with a group of other students of Peruvian shamanism. It turned out to be a very interesting rock. It has a petrified bone sort of feel and it's triangular rather than round so there are a total of three sides, each one with a distinct "face". It fits perfectly in the hand. In this picture it looks a bit like a dinosaur skull .
I always try to work in a way that is mindful, for want of a better word. I try to respect the materials and use pieces that already have some history to add to the
story I'm trying to tell. I think I'm sensitive to the vibrations that different materials have, (though I usually have to look up the meaning and properties of the gemstones I use), but working on this piece has taken that to a whole new level for me.
My wish is that the necklace that I've created around this interesting stone will in some way enhance the holistic healing work that her guardian, Susan, does in her life.
A link to Susan's website is below. She is a certified holistic health counselor and a gifted healer. She even has a very affordable online program and her site is a goldmine of useful and helpful information.
Check it out.
and on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/StillPointHealingArts