THE WITCH'S FAMILIAR is a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, altar shrine box featuring a genuine cat skull with a jaunty leather witch hat! The skull features Mookaite "eyes" and an Agate "nose." The skull is decorated with a leaf motif, spirals, Swarovski gems and Druzy Quartz crystals. Hand-painted with metallic paint, the skull has also been sealed with a clear coating. The altar box itself is adorned with Swarovski gems, two gold-leafed crescent moons, a pair of doll eyes, Hypersthene, Carnelian, Agate, and Black Obsidian cabochons. Inside the box is an original drawing (by me) of a yellow cat's eye. THE WITCH'S FAMILIAR is part altar shrine, part totem protector and all mystery! This is not your everyday box and would look fabulous on a special shrine honoring a cat totem or a Samhain/Halloween altar!
CAT totem is one that encourages clear perception, an agile mind and body, strong resourcefulness and independence. This spirit helper is fearless. It gives courage and confidence. When a cat becomes predominant in life, magic and mystery come alive. Associated with the Norse Goddess of Fertility, Freyja and the Hindu Goddess of Childbirth, Shasthi and of course, the Egyptian Goddess Bastet who takes the form of a cat.
HYPERSTHENE can take you deep into profound levels of consciousness and awareness, providing you with clarity and insight into the spiritual mysteries of the Universe. Hypersthene is an excellent stone for those who are looking for answers - it can bring answers effortlessly, especially when one is in a meditative or receptive state. Hypersthene enhances clairaudience, bringing information and divine guidance from the spiritual realm. The name Hypersthene (HIGH-purse-theen) is of Greek origin: hyper, meaning "extreme" or "above," and sthenos, "strength". Hypersthene is a heavy blackish stone with a silvery / purplish sheen (although these colors can vary from stone to stone); it has a silky, pearly luster and wonderful pleochroism (play of color). This stone has also been found in meteorites.
CARNELIAN is an agate class of chalcedony that is a stone of creativity, individuality and courage. Like all agates, it has protection energies. It can aid memory, including recall of past lives. It can assist one in finding the right mate. It is also a stone of protection in general and from anger, jealousy and fear. In addition it can help with manifestation of one's desires, and brings good luck. Carnelian can help ease or remove sorrows. It also helps stabilize energies in the home. It is sometimes called the "actor's stone". Carnelian is associated with the root and sacral chakras.
AGATE is noted in the metaphysical world to be a good protective energy stone, especially for children, and very calming and soothing. It is also said to help strengthen the body's connection to the earth. It is reported to mystically give courage, energy, strength, and dispels fears, all of which increase self-confidence. It is said to lessen feelings of envy by grounding the emotions. Agate is also used in crystal emotional healing for resolving bitterness and resentments. It is also called and believed to be a stone of harmony. These two factors makes it a stone that's said to help improve and harmonize relationships. Also, by bringing the elements of one's being into harmony it greatly enhances healing. Agate also enhances creativity and stimulates the intellect. Agate is considered a stone that brings good luck.
BLACK OBSIDIAN is excellent for meditation, scrying, shamanic visioning, and for psychic and energetic protection. Obsidian supports purification, transformation, inner growth, fulfillment, metamorphoses, manifestation, introspection, practicality, psychic ability and correct use of inner power. Obsidian is formed when lava is quickly cooled - it is a gift from the depths of the earth, bringing to the surface what lies deep within. It can support grounding and protection, especially acting as a shield from negative energies and from the negativity of others. It is an excellent stone for the base chakra and encourages stability. It can help one to connect with one's deepest desires, and bring them to the surface where they can be manifested and materialized.
DRUZY CRYSTALS have many tiny crystals like a "skin" of sparkly crystals. Light and joy are brought to an environment or ritual by a Druzy Cluster. As a type of Crystal Cluster they also bring harmony to groups. They have energy that is especially helpful for Spiritual worship and Lightwork. Like other types of clusters, they can empower the energy of other crystals and stones. Placing a stone on the druzy cluster for a day or longer period enhances their energy, especially if placed in moonlight or sunlight for 24 hours.
THE WITCH'S FAMILIAR measures approximately 5.5" x 5.5" x 8.5"
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Spinning Castle Studios, 2015.
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