Magical Talisman

The internet says Talisman comes from the Greek word “telein” which means “to initiate into the mysteries” and typically refers to an amulet or other object considered to possess supernatural or magical powers.

After a weekend without electricity and under threat of a hurricane, making a talisman from the crow vertebrae seemed perfect.

Selecting the right beads was important: black and shiny like a crow’s feathers, teardrop shapes like spread wings, purple and gleaming like a clever, watchful eye. And finding a good order to put them in was also important. Just the right variation between repetition and variety, a good cushion for the spine pieces, and a big crystal at the bottom to channel and catch all the good vibes.

It was a new experience creating something like this, but it certainly feels and looks like a magical talisman to me.