Wednesday, 28 July 2010

If you go down to the woods today ...

The pics above are from a stroll this afternoon, looking for inspiration amongst the trees. The tree fern was about five foot tall which is pretty impressive!

The top picture shows a twisty tree in its natural form. The twist is made by wild honeysuckle vine entwining around the trunk or branch as the tree grows and it then digs in over time, forming the twist. 

It's a beautiful day here in England today, blue skies, sunny and not too hot :)

New divination sets added

Two new items added today ... the top picture shows a wild apple rune set which comes with a birch bark storage box and the bottom picture shows a set of juniper ogham staves. Beautiful!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

We stumbled across a crop circle!

We were driving through the countryside this afternoon and spotted a crop circle in a wheat field next to the road. I haven't walked inside one for years! You can get an idea of the size of it from the picture above - one large centre circle with eight smaller ones around the outside. The outside circles were all interconnected with a thin ring, shown below.
You can find some more information here on an interesting website called Crop Circle Connector. You can find a good diagram of the circle layout here. Our littlest boy is now completely wowed by the idea of crop circles and ufos ... what's your theory on it all?

When I look through these photos I realise just how beautiful the land is around us! A very English summer's scene :)

Dream pendants, runes and ogham

There are lots of treats in store for you all today ...

Top picture: A new wild apple rune set which comes complete with a handcrafted birch bark storage box. It's not listed on the main site yet so you have the chance to have a sneaky peak and grab it first :) The item number is D100 and it will be priced at £90 plus the usual postage and packing costs.

Second picture above: Ancient yew owl dream pendant

Above: Juniper Owl dream pendant with birch bark box

Above: My personal favourite of the new dream pendants - he is wonderful! A beautifully detailed owl crafted from ancient oak.
Above: Juniper ogham staves. Again, they're not yet on the main site so if you'd like to grab them quick, you can! Item number D101, priced at £40 plus the usual postage and packing costs.

Below: Ancient yew moon-gazing hare dream pendant

Above and below: Ancient yew owl dream pendant

I simply adore these new pendants! They are all handcrafted from wood gathered within the Wessex area of southern Britain. They are threaded onto cord thonging and filled with mugwort which was respectfully gathered from next to the prehistoric site of Stonehenge in southern Britain. They also rest upon a bed of mugwort within a birch bark storage box when not in use.

Mugwort is one of the nine herbs mentioned in an Anglo-Saxon charm from the Lacnunga manuscript and has been used for millennia to aid clairvoyance, lucid dreaming and astral projection. Our ancestors drank tea made from the leaves and it has also been used in incenses or smoked to induce visions. The pendants are infused with the energies of this potent ancient herb from both inside and out and are charged with the spirit of the ancient people of Stonehenge.

They are perfectly suited for those seeking night-visions and dream journeys but are also suitable for everyday wear, a special talisman or a beautiful gift. As an alternative to wearing the pendants, they are also ideal for hanging near the bed for a dream charm.