The COYOTE SPIRIT Scepter Wand features a genuine coyote skull which has been crowned with a feather headdress. Three different Amethyst specimens and a flashing Labradorite occupy the front of the skull, as well as five Druzy cabochons. Two fossil Ammonites serve as the eyes. A Serpentine specimen serves as the nose. Embedded in the ornamentation on the skull is a gold-leafed crescent moon. The headdress or fan features, turkey, rooster, peacock, and pheasant feathers. The back of the headdress displays an Evil Eye medallion inspired by Celtic artifacts. Generously covering the skull and scepter handle is ornate sculpting with leaf and spiral motifs. All of the adornment is enhanced with beautiful Peridot Green, Amethyst and AB Swarovski gems. The entire COYOTE SPIRIT Scepter is positively encrusted with gems. Included in the decoration are a Purple Fluorite, a Pyrite, two more Druzy Quartz cabochons, and three Chocolate Included Quartz Crystals that run down the length of the handle. The Celtic spirals and leaf motifs were antiqued with a metallic verdigris, bronze, and gold paint. Three layers of clear coat was applied.The wood handle is a piece of rustic, beaver-stripped driftwood gathered from the shore of the great Columbia River in Oregon.
COYOTE SPIRIT is handcrafted by me, Susan Tooker, and is the first of its kind to be offered in my Spinning Castle online shop. I have made several personal ritual tools and decided to start creating them for my collectors as well. I envisioned this scepter wand as a tribute to the whimsical coyote. Inspired by ancient religons, Tibetan skulls, ossuaries, charnel houses and modern archelogical finds, my concept was to create a future artifact of Spirit and Ritual. The COYOTE SPIRIT Staff took 4 months to complete and is indicative of the direction that some of my major pieces of artwork will take in the future.
Suitable for Witch, Druid, Wizard, Shaman or Art Collector, the COYOTE SPIRIT Scepter Wand is one of the finest items I have created for my Spinning Castle online store thus far. I'm super happy with the result! I will be creating major Altar pieces in the near future, as well as, new wands, fans and other tools.
COYOTE SPIRIT measures 34 inches from tip to tip.
I photographed COYOTE SPIRIT in the setting in which I gather driftwood for my ritual tools...along the shore of the great Columbia River, Oregon.
AMETHYST in the psychic and spiritual realms, is an excellent all-purpose stone that can increase spirituality, enhance intuition and psychic powers of all kinds. It does this by making a clear connection between the earth plane and other planes and worlds. Amethyst is also excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. It is known to open one's channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience, clairvoyance, and communication with angels. Amethyst also protects against psychic attacks, especially during spiritual work, and protects one from thieves, and protects travelers.
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.
PURPLE FLUORITE aids ability to meditate, increases psychic development, brings spiritual peace and wholeness. As we develop spiritually, we come to a place in our journey where we need to make a commitment; Fluorite will help you to decide if you are indeed ready to make this important commitment. For some, purple fluorite will help them to begin channeling information that is crucial to further their spiritual development. This stone is more than a ‘mental’ stone, it also radiates energy throughout the light body system.
PYRITE is a stone of intellect and protection. It enhances intelligence, mental stability, logic, analysis, creativity, memory, and psychic development. It can help you tap your own latent mental talents and abilities. Pyrite is a powerful protection stone, and is very grounding. Pyrite is also known as Fool's Gold and Healer's Gold. Pyrite additionally is a stone that brings energies of good luck or good fortune.
CHOCOLATE INCLUDED QUARTZ is a new find from Serra Do Cabral, Brazil. This rare variety of newly discovered quartz is included with iron and calcium along with other trace elements deposited during an earlier stage of crystal growth. When brown inclusions outline the once smaller crystal then it is called Chocolate Phantom Quartz. Chocolate Included Quartz is a spiritually protective crystal that promotes engaging in the spiritual realms while safely remaining grounded with both feet strongly rooted to Mother Earth.
COYOTE TOTEM symbolizes playfulness, nonsense, intelligence, cunning and joy. Coyote people form strong family bonds and have strong preferences. They are highly adaptable, opportunistic, and versatile. They are often considered to be "pranksters" or "tricksters" in many cultures likely due to their cunning hunting techniques of running prey to exhaustion towards a hidden pack member who then finishes the kill. People with coyote totems will often be cunning as well. Coyote's barks are very shrill and distinctive and how they call their pack together. Coyote people can use their own voice in ways that draw people together as well, but may sometimes have a hidden agenda.
You can view more photos of COYOTE SPIRIT, including many close-up shots, on my Susan Tooker Facebook Page at: www.facebook.com/SpinningCastleStudios
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All Good Wishes,
...Lovingly handmade in My Secret Lair...
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Spinning Castle Studios, 2014.
Photographs by Susan Tooker
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