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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(Apologies for the crappy picture; I’m getting home too late for daylight, and too tired to drag out any lighting rigs.)
Here’s a comparison of a couple samples from two of the three carved deer antler divination sets I just uploaded to my Etsy shop. The smaller rune here is from one of my mini/pocket divination sets with a necklace pouch (the other set in that size is Celtic ogam with the forfeda included). The larger in the picture is from an elder futhark rune set using extra-large antler slices, and a nice leather drawstring pouch. They’re all available over here ($30 for the mini sets, $40 for the big one!).
Alright, crashing for the night and then Day 4 of WFR training tomorrow.
Eagle Feather Pendant
genuine Eagle feather from a bird sanctuary here in uk (naturaly shed) with handmade willow wood bead and wire,hung on black suede thong, very unique and powerul item, ideal for ritual or simple everyday use :-) Approx 5 inches long.
Hey, what are the eagle feather laws like over there? Here in the US this’d be illegal to possess, no mind it being a shed from a sanctuary.
July 14, i’m holly
I see this, and it makes me cringe. It’s basically someone trying to shoehorn ogam into a watered-down version of Western astrology that focuses only on sun signs. The tree ogam is only one of many ogams, and it’s nowhere near as simple as “Hey baby what’s your sign?” “Reed!”
If you want to actually know about ogam as more than just “trees”, this is the person to talk to, and here’s just some of what she’s written.
My newest post over at No Unsacred Place. I recently watched the entirety of Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos”, and had some reflections on how it enhances my paganism. Read and enjoy :)