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HUGE thanks to everyone who bought a ram skull pin. 🖤 I've just listed the minor seconds. I have my work cut out for me this week, but I wouldn't have it any other way! ✨ I was going to post the original Ram Skull drawing that inspired the pin, but I feel like I've been spamming that design lately, so I thought I'd post a drawing that accompanied it on the same sheet of paper!
The snake is a very self-aware being, carrying healing energies and many meanings in lore regarding the perception of the physical world. The snake has the ability to perceive its surroundings through vibrations and heat signatures, which is its greatest power. It's no surprise that in the botanical world, snakeweed is said to help strengthen intuition and perception, keeping its wearer tuned into potential danger... which brings us to red brick dust. Red brick dust is probably the most commonly known voodoo tool. It's used to protect from enemies or anyone who means you harm. Though it's used in a lot of ways, it's most commonly used to draw a line at the doors of a home to keep evil from entering.
This necklace has been in my mind for a long time. It not only contains snakeweed to boost your senses, but consecrated brick dust (from a voodoo priestess in NOLA) to protect. It's powerful to wear and also has a "break in case of emergency" aspect should you need to seal off a door.
*I know our customer base and had a feeling we'd get a few pre-orders for these before we even debuted them. We had four, then 6, then nearly the entire inventory by the time I processed today's requests. SO, we have another dozen findings on the way so we can make more. Our supplier is expediting shipping for us so we can make them this weekend. So, she's still very limited, but at least if you want her you can get her. As always, send us your email to get an invoice. Much love! 🐍🔮🎩
"We live in deeply troubling times, and people are yearning to get together." ~ Stephanie Schrodt
Wonderful things happening in Oak Park, IL as our friends from the @oldtownschool bring their gifts.
Head to oakpark.com, the front page!
Ever grateful for Frank Hamilton and so many who cherish and share the folk process - and for the School he lovingly shepherds right here in Atlanta/Decatur.
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A mandrake is the root of a plant, historically derived either from plants of the genus Mandragora found in the Mediterranean region, or from other species, such as Bryonia alba, the English mandrake, which have similar properties. The plants from which the root is obtained are also called "mandrakes".
Mandrakes contain deliriant hallucinogenic tropane alkaloids and the shape of their roots often resembles human figures, they have been associated with a variety of superstitious practices throughout history. They have long been used in magic rituals, today also in contemporary pagan traditions such as Wicca and Odinism.
The root is hallucinogenic and narcotic. In sufficient quantities, it induces a state of unconsciousness and was used as an anaesthetic for surgery in ancient times. In the past, juice from the finely grated root was applied externally to relieve rheumatic pains. It was also used internally to treat melancholy, convulsions, and mania. When taken internally in large doses, however, it is said to excite delirium and madness.
In the past, mandrake was often made into amulets which were believed to bring good fortune, cure sterility, etc. In one superstition, people who pull up this root will be condemned to hell, and the mandrake root would scream as it was pulled from the ground, killing anyone who heard it.