Friday, November 24, 2006

Grizzly Bear Holey Stone Amulet

A naturally holed stone, made from silt deposit from the Cascade Mountain region of Washington State (USA), with a hand painted grizzly bear curled up. The small 3 inch by 2 inch stone has an unusual bump that creates a 3-D effect to the bears head! The natural hole is covered in this photo by the red ribbon. Painted in acrylic and coated with heavy duty varathane. The back of this rock was signed with only the words "Earth Blessings" and shows the natural color of the rock. No pattern exists for this bear, so it a one of a kind -- the image was found within the stone. You can read comments from other artists about this stone in my fine art portfolio. This Spiritkeepers stone now resides in a private collection.

A naturally holed stone, or holey stone, is also known as the Witches Amulet. It is the most
powerful protection amulet for the witch because it IS the presence of the Goddess Herself. The
opening in the stone is the Sacred Womb of the Earth. When strung with a red string or ribbon and hung over the bed it acts as a shield against bad dreams -- much like the Native American dream catcher. A holey stone may also be used for Full Moon magic by gazing at the moon through the hole.
The bear on this hand painted rock is a symbol for Earth energies, as being a feminine symbol, the bear tends to travel the depths of caves and burrow deep in ground to hibernate.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License. Spiritkeepers Blog 2005 Contents of Spiritkeepers blog text originally written by Tree Pruitt.

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