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Blood Milk Jewels

The Torch Bearer Part II. Ritual Strand.

$820.00

Blood Milk Jewels

The Torch Bearer Part II. Ritual Strand.

$820.00

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The Labyrinth is an ancient symbol, found on old coins, painted on the walls of subterranean caves, and as physical walking paths set into the floor of churches and historic sites in Europe. There are two types: Unicursal and Multicursal: the first, akin to the Chartres Labyrinth, with a single, spiral-like path in and out, while the latter, such as the Cretan Labyrinth that housed the Minotaur, are filled with different paths, dead ends, and are difficult, if not impossible to navigate. 

Our Labyrinth coins feature a Unicursal path, a nod to the idea of healing/grief/the processing of trauma or personal inner growth being a spiral, a nonlinear process. This form of Labyrinth has been used for walking meditation, with the idea of the center, or ‘centre’ being where one returns to their hidden self (unconscious), or in some views, the Shadow self, the Minotaur. You will not be the same person walking out as walking in, the trials, challenges and experiences along the path will transform you.

The unconscious is a rich place, present within each of us, that is often inaccessible to us. Our unconscious can present itself as our Shadow – aspects of ourselves that we have tried to suppress, often since childhood, due to societal norms. We acclimate to the pressures of the world around us and push down these inky parts of ourselves –often hiding them from our conscious selves – making the Shadow feel akin to an Underworld that we travel to in dreams or in traumatic moments, often surprising ourselves. As taught in Jungian theory, if we are able to meet our Shadow, to be more aware of it, we have reached another step on the path towards being whole, to a rich expansion of ourselves. 

Since my own tangles with grief started, I feel I’ve been walking this serpentine path, drawing closer to deeper understanding and acceptance of all my murky, embarrassing and terrible bits, while at other times seeming to travel further away, lost at sea. If this feels akin to a journey you are on, I hope this Labyrinth talisman brings you comfort and strength. 

Worn closer to the heart than most of our Ritual strands, this necklace measures 18 1/2 inches from end to end. At its closure our largest double sided sterling silver Labyrinth adds an extra layer of psychic protection. Designed as a special, bold statement piece, this strand also layers beautifully with other BloodMilk necklaces.

***IMPORTANT***

This is a One Of A Kind strand. It has been designed and hand strung by Jess in our Philadelphia studio and is ready to ship. It will be on it's way to you within one week of it's purchase date. 

We do not anticipate this particular style being available again after this release. 

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