keynote here is receiving: messages, signals, gifts."
long while ago I received a piece of mahogany from my mother.
rescued the mahogany from a shipping crate that wound up at the
dump near the cottage. Too good to be buried with waste.
asked for the wood to make myself some runes. I thought they would
have more strength if I crafted them with my own hands. They would
be more in tune to me. And from practicality purposes, crafting
runes would not be as labour intensive or daunting as creating my
own tarot deck.
purchased a set of stones around the same time, and goodness knows
whatever happened to the stones, but the book that came with them
has been with me since I carved those stones. The mahogany was carved
into 25 identical pieces, and each then carved with the symbols.
larger piece of mahogany was left over. From this, I
decided to create an amulet for myself. Carved and sanded down by
hand, I carefully selected the one
symbol of 24 that would serve my purposes best. An indent was made
in the top for a simple metal loop, constructed from coat hanger
wire (of all things). A twisted piece of cord served as the necklace.
it once in a while, but it was too light, and I was afraid of losing
across the same symbolism in a comic I recently picked up. I was
digging the synchronicity, and so went to grab my long neglected
Book of Runes and necklace to confirm my recollection was correct.
I picked up the book and it fell open at a page that refered to
the symbol...by the wrong name.
think that's the real message I was supposed to find behind everything
today. Although I relish finding typos and errors (not that you
could tell from this section of my web site), I sometimes forget
that people are fallible even when they throw every ounce of their
effort at something.
matter how hard you try to be perfect, shit still happens.