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Green Wolf Necklace

Green Wolf Necklace   This necklace includes:
*Turquoise wolf by Alex Begay
*Natural Chinese turquoise
*Nepal antique reproduction sterling beads
*Hand knotting
*Sterling beads and findings
*Love beads
*Signed, dated

Length:  23" - 30" (58cm - 76cm)
Weight:  5.8 oz (165gm)

Photo: Melinda Holden

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The little wolf has a black inlaid heart line on the left side (not showing). His body is slightly curved, he is looking out to the right so he tends to face outwardly, as shown in the photo. As far as I can recall, this is the first wolf I've used aside from a tiny one which was part of a collection of small fetishes. Suddenly I seem to have a number of wolf fetishes, so perhaps there will be more wolf necklaces soon. Today most carvers give wolf a long, thick hanging tail like this one has. Wolf is the protective and hunting animal of the East in Zuni tradition (references below). The Medicine Cards call wolf teacher, Andrews gives it guardianship, ritual, loyalty and spirit, and the Druid Animal Oracle gives it intuition, learning and the shadow. The moon is wolf's power ally. Curiously, the Bible never mentions any particular act of a wolf. Rather it uses the wolf as a metaphor for a fierce and treacherous enemy. Sadly our Government policy toward wolves for the most part seems to reflect this perception of wolf which flies in the face of both scientific observations and traditional understanding.

Famous stories have been told of human children being raised by wolves starting with Romulus and Remus. Today some authorities believe there may be a very few legitimate cases of feral children surviving in association with wolves. Perhaps you recall Farley Mowat's hilarious misadventures in studying the social life and behavior of these marvelous, intelligent animals recorded in Never Cry Wolf.

Wolf is represented by the Dog Star, Sirius, which Native American legend holds was the home of teachers and progenitors in ancient times. The ancient Egyptians had much star lore relating to Sirius, the Great Pyramid at Gizeh is associated with it. Present day Dogon people in Africa believe visitors from Sirius were teachers, Malidoma mentions this tradition in Of Water and the Spirit. As evidence, the Dogon apparently knew Sirius had a companion star before it was discovered in 1840 and had other information about astronomical details which were not visible to the naked eye. Of course the claim that they possessed such knowledge has been disputed roundly. Freddy Silva mentions that a number of sacred sites around Silbury Hill are connected with Sirius.

Turquoise is said to stimulate and harmonize the throat chakra. It seems to me that the green color of the stones in this necklace would be especially beneficial in connecting the heart chakra with the throat chakra.

LOVE BEADS: This piece includes "love beads," beads given to me after the fire by friends and strangers. The necklace carries the energy of their loving concern.

One-of-a-kind, subject to prior sale

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