The Oak Tree has been revered by the Druids since before historical references.
The name Druid roughly means “oak-knower ” in Gaelic,
their sacred language.
The most sacred rites are practiced in groves of Oak,
“vision quests” and spirit walks”
(Native American terms, but you get the idea)
have also been practiced among these trees.
Because lighting often strikes Oak trees,
the connection with other pantheons such a Zeus, Thor and Ukko;
however such lighting strikes will offer a sense of caution
and reverence to a standing copse of Oak.
Particularly to one who approaches the grove
following a storm may feel the power of Nature’s forces.
Within Druid lore are “Oak Proverbs”
An oak is not felled at one stroke. (In other words, be patient.)
Every oak began as an acorn. (Great works begin with one step)
Oaks may fall when reeds stand the storm. (Know when to be flexible)
The willow will buy a horse before the oak will pay for a saddle. (Invest your efforts with caution.)
It is will these perspectives I have created the Oak Bracelet.
Because of it’s simple design of the leaf pattern it may be worn for every day adornment
but for those who are sensitive to the meaning of the oak
it may also be worn for special proposes such as Handfastings,
vision quests and spiritual observances.
This bracelet is for those who love wisdom,
knowledge and respect all things sacred.
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