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Blood Milk Jewels

Half in Love with Easeful Death: Mourning Strand

$250.00

Blood Milk Jewels

Half in Love with Easeful Death: Mourning Strand

$250.00

'Half in Love with Easeful Death' is named for a line from John Keats' poem, 'Ode to a Nightingale' and features a pattern of light catching faceted onyx separated by smooth round onyx, cradling a 13mm by 18mm onyx coffin gemstone. 

This coffin represents a place to 'bury' our shadowy emotions, memories and past experiences, creating a talisman to carry these feels for us without annihilating them. This represents a long, slow dance with our shadow self, a process of self-accpetance, for as children we learn how to suppress the parts of ourselves that are unacceptable through our parents or collective societal rules. However, these parts are never eradicated, instead they are slipped into the coffins of our psyches like secrets. Often aspects of our shadow selves will sneak out of this protective encasing and will rear their intense heads when we least expect it, or, these aspects are parts of ourselves that we choose to face and integrate into our adult personalities. Working and accepting our shadow selves is what Carl Jung describes in his writings on inner alchemy as the 'Nigredo' phase, the phase in which we confront the most dark aspects of ourselves in a quest for wholeness. In 'traditional' alchemy, the 'Nigredo' phase is the phase in which all ingredients used to obtain the 'philosopher's stone' are burned, purified, blackened; in a sense, killed, in order for new life to spring forth. 

At 42" long, it features a 15.5mm double sided silver eye talisman for extra psychic protection that can be worn at the back of the neck or on the front of the body. This 'Rope Length' makes it perfect for wearing doubled up as well as at its full length. Designed to compliment other strands in the Mourning/Ritual bead line it also layers beautifully with other BloodMilk necklaces. Its length also makes it perfect to use for meditation or ritual practices. 

Onyx is best known for being a natural stone that acts as a kind of 'psychic armor' against the negativity of others. It is also used to sooth grief and heartbreak. It's a wonderful grounding stone and stone of self mastery, enabling its wearers to have mental and spiritual focus.

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This strand is handmade to order, just for you, with care and focus. Please allow up to 5 weeks for creation before shipping. Note this is slightly different turn round time than our other jewels.                                                                  

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