Be aware that this Tumblr frequently includes pictures of art made with animal remains, as well as occasional liberal political ideologies. Mostly it's nature photography and art (and not just of charismatic megafauna).
Artist, author, (neo)shaman, and wannabe polymath living in the Pacific Northwe(s)t.
Creator of Curious Gallery, a two-day arts festival celebrating the wunderkammer revival in Portland, OR on February 1-2, 2014. Details at http://www.curiousgallerypdx.com.
I discovered neopaganism in the mid-1990s, and shortly thereafter began my work with animal totems and neoshamanism. Over the years I've wandered through various paths, ranging from Wicca-flavored neopaganism to Chaos magic, but for the past few years I've been creating Therioshamanism, a post-industrial neo-shamanic path. I've also been creating various neopagan ritual tools and other sacred art from hides, bones, beads and other such things since about the same time. And I've written several nonfiction books on totemism, animal magic, and related topics. My next book is "Plant and Fungus Totems: Connect With Spirits of Field, Forest and Garden", due out from Llewellyn in May 2014.
A few places to find me, as I'm all over the internet:
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Heh. Makes me wonder what “gifts” the other gods in the pantheon might offer.
This is a custom necklace, so it’s already spoken for, but let me know if you’d like a similar one!
Real black-backed jackal hide with a hand-painted coyote tooth on a hand-braided black artificial sinew cord. Accented with black glass crow beads, four of which have been painted with gold acrylics. Cord is adjustable.
Just FYI, I had a few people ask me about the cost for making another one of these. I do have everything I need to make several more of these, and since a lot of this is done by hand (painting, braiding) instead of manufactured, let’s say $22 plus shipping ($5.35 for priority).