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Blood Milk Jewels

Easeful Death Part II: Onyx Mourning Beads

$300.00

Blood Milk Jewels

Easeful Death Part II: Onyx Mourning Beads

$300.00

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'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. 

This strand measures 39 inches long from end to end. At its closure, is our largest, double sided eye talisman adds an additional layer of psychic protection. This eye can be positioned at the back of the neck or on the front of the body.  

This 'Opera Length' makes it perfect for wearing doubled up as well as at its full length. Designed to compliment other jewels in the Mourning/Ritual bead line it also layers beautifully with other BloodMilk necklaces. Its length and varying bead sizes 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.

 ***IMPORTANT***:

This strand is handmade to order, just for you, with care and focus. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for its creation before shipping.

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