Pagan Prayer Beads Part II

Since I still had a large amount of beads, I made another prayer bead set. I think the smaller one is better suited for keeping in a pocket when I am on the go, but the larger one is rather pretty. I like the beads with the eyes on them.

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prayer beads close up
If anyone cares to know, I ordered my beads from Shipwreck Beads in Olympia. They ship nationwide, but their brick-and-mortar is a sight to see.

Bastards and Beads

Dear People Who Made “Hansel and Gretel, Witch Hunters”,

Go fuck yourselves. No really, GO. FUCK. YOUR. SELVES. Thank you for raping the childhood of everyone born since 1812.

Sincerely,
Sigrun Pallene

In other, more interesting news, I was inspired by fellow ADF dedicant vlaughlin over at “The Druid’s Cosmos” to create a set of Pagan prayer beads. I really needed something to help focus my meditation, and this should be just the ticket.
pagan prayer beads
There are 9 beads for the Nine Virtues of Druidry, 9 beads for the Nine Noble Virtues of Heathenism, 3 beads for the Triple Hallows (fire, well, tree), 3 beads for the Three Kindreds, and 2 beads for the Two Powers. Since these are the subjects I feel need the most initial attention I made them my “training beads”. I am working on writing a series of prayers for each bead, plus I would like to use the large beads for special prayers.

Part of the impetus for this was the realization that I was expending huge amounts of energy on historical and factual study, but virtually ignoring my actual spiritual development. Meditation is not my forte, or rather, I never consider it my forte, but I do spend a great deal of time in a near-meditative state while I am listening to music or resting in bed (I take a nap every day due to the MS). This will hopefully prove to be a good tool to focus my mind where it needs to be.

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