This is a video of part of the process of making a talisman for good health, specifically preserving and enhancing the function of the heart and other internal organs.
In Obeah, we often had to work in very strict stealth because of religious fanatics around us or in authority over us, so we tend to do a lot in silence. The intent and will and spiritual force is strong, but the physical voice is reserved.
By not over-talking, the vibration that is in the voice does not get wasted or diluted.
Also, we like to work with media such as soft metals or clay so that what is in the talisman isn’t always apparent to the eye. Translucent polymer clay is an excellent choice when a talisman needs to carry stones that are enhanced by light and heat. You can also add bits or powder of other metals to it. In this case gold is added because it is an important mineral for organ function and longevity in small amounts.
Do these tattoos represent more evidence of ancient peoples having sophisticated knowledge of acupressure and neural pathways in the human body? Were they used for pain management during labor and perhaps the induction of labor in an attempt to have safer deliveries? Were the priestess’ of Hathor the guardians of ancient medical knowledge to help women survive childbirth?
We had some serious work to do this weekend…
Eshu’s law (something like Murphy’s law) was heavy in the air, likely because I tried giving my Eshu doll vapor instead of smoke. He did NOT like that. So of course even though I was sure I had packed an extra camera battery for my trip to Tiberias, I had not. So most of the photos did not come out well, but this one did. Note, I gave him three whole cigarettes and got some good tobacco for him and all Spirits. No more attempts to go high tech from me. I learned my lesson, and thankfully, our offerings were accepted right away.
Something happened since the last time we went to Oshun’s spring. Someone had rearranged the stones so that the outlet was almost dammed up, and redirected the flow in a very unnatural way. The Spirits provide though, and two very sweet, strong men arrived. They asked us questions about what we were doing, and we told them. Then they asked why we were sad, so we told them. So those beautiful men took it on themselves to put things back the way they were supposed to be.
The next day, we decided to do something a little different and went to a hot spring. This particular spring in Tiberias has mineral salts and sulfur. The chemistry was similar to some purification or protective salts that I mix, so I wondered what it would be like to be submerged in the Nature-made mix. It was absolutely heavenly. It was like being totally weightless. Between the ashe and the physical properties of the waters, I understood something very important. It is like the hand of the Mothers holding you up.
I can’t quite articulate it, but some of this vibration is going into this week’s workings. I am still carrying some of this chemistry in my hair.
Here are some photos from the Monday gate opening offerings to Eshu.
Blessings and Ase!