A few years ago I
created Jewelry for Isaac Bonewits.
He created renderings of several designs
and sent them to me to create for his special line of Jewelry.
One of them is the Sigil Amulet.
In his words:
“The Druid Sigil is most often rendered as a circle with two vertical lines passing through it (see left). Frequently this is drawn, painted, embroidered, etc. as a wreath of leaves with two staves (or spears for the warrior types) passing through…
“Where did the Druid Sigil come from? Nobody knows for sure. It first became associated with Druidism in modern times by the founder of the Reformed Druids of North America, David Fisher, in 1963 c.e.. He claimed that it was a symbol of Druidism in general and the Earth Mother in particular…
“Regardless of its historical origins, I think that it is a quintessentially female symbol and is thus psychologically powerful….
“While the Reformed Druids of North America and their immediate offshoots have kept the Druid Sigil as their primary organizational symbol, and many members of Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF) use it as well, other Neopagan and Mesopagan Druid groups have altered it or ignored it completely.”
(Be sure to visit his website for more in-depth descriptions and histories)
The Design itself is a wreath of oak leaves
with two staves as Isaac had rendered it for me.
The bail from which to hang the amulet
is configured to preserve the illusion of the staves:
appears more complicated than a normal bail,
but just as effective to hold the chain or cord.
On the reverse side of the “signature”: “Bonewits” and that of the artist: “Merlin” or
Kirk McLaren of Amulets by Merlin.
Through his travels Isaac presented these amulets
with his books and other items;
he even created a special portion of his website to feature the work.
You may purchase these amulets through my site.
Each piece purchased, Isaac’s Widdow receives a royalty
extending his legacy
to promote good will and clarity to the world.
To learn about Isaac Bonewits, his writings and more,
you may visit his website.
To learn more about the Sigil Amulet,
please Visit the Sigil Page.
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