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 Awen.
Large Awen Amulet
In his words:
“The sign of “the Three Rays” is used by members of the United Ancient Order of Druids, the Ancient Order of Druids, the Order of Bards Ovates; Druids, and many other followers of Druidry. It can be seen as symbolizing Sky Father Energy in balance with the Earth Mother energy of the Druid Sigil, as well as any of a thousand other sets of three ideas.”
The design itself is a wreath of oak leaves, three staves emanating from three Acorns. The bail from which to hang the amulet is also an oak leaf curled to hold the chain or cord. On the reverse side of the “signature” of the artist: “Merlin” or Kirk McLaren of Amulets by Merlin.
After creating the original Awen I have received several requests for a larger version of the piece: same wreath of leaves, acorns and staves: but larger. I now present to you the newest of Isaac’s line: the Large Awen.
When Isaac was still with us he traveled with the amulets and his books and other items; he even created a special portion of his website to feature the work. Since his passing into the Summerland I have continued to produce his line for him. For each piece purchased Isaac’s Widow receives a royalty to help through difficult times and encourage in efforts to promote good will and clarity to the world. To learn more about Isaac Bonewits, his writings and more, you may visit his website.
To learn more about the new, larger version of Isacc’s Awen, please visit my web-page featuring the Large Awen Amulet.
Much is written in praise of the Holly. More often than not, we”deck the halls” at Yule, however the Holly in Celtic Lore is attributed in the ancient writing of Ogham to the “spear” and the month of June. Like the Oak it is primordial, attributed to the soul’s struggle with thorny spears and hard wood, it germinates in darkness and able to retain it’s intensity though the darker times of the year; triumphant in it’s resurgence: bearing red berries during the most hash weather of the year.
The Holly Amulet
In the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Gawain takes up the challenge of an exchange of blows by a stranger to the court holding an ax in one hand and a holly branch in the other. The Story revels an aspect of the Green Man’s lessons: the harsh teachings of the Soul’s Journey through Spiritual Awakening.
The Holly Crown is also used in Druidic initiation for those who have mastered certain lore and worn while collecting Mistletoe, a sacred task near Yule. This image was then “borrowed” during the invasion of Christendom and mounted on the image of Christ. Thus Holly has been revered as sacred though out the ages and transcended the religious conversions of the past many centuries.
The Holly Amulet is a simple sprig of holly with a small cluster of berries, presenting the plant in fruition. I have “rounded” the points of the holly for easier wear so it will not harm the person wearing the piece; preserving the image of the plant. People who embrace the lore of the Holly, wish to celebrate the soul’s triumph over the harshness of one’s spiritual journey or simply love the image of this magnificent plant would enjoy the Holly amulet.
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.
Dagda’s Club Amulet
One of them is Dagda’s Club.
In his Words:
“Show your devotion to the manliest god of them all: the All Father, the Good (at everything) God, the fabulous Dagda!
“Fiery father of the Gods of Erin, the Dagda is the Supreme Druid, the Mightiest Warrior, and Danu’s Most Fertile Stud. His famous club could kill or resurrect, depending on which end He tapped you with.
“Honor the Dagda by wearing this silver or bronze amulet, designed by Isaac (includes the ogham letters for “Dagda” on the back).”
This represents the Irish All-Father’s magical club,
which was a Druid’s wand,
a warrior’s weapon,
and a Healer’s Blessing of fertility.
Entwining snakes embossed on a club,
topped by three tri-spirals.
A back Bail allows a hidden yet sturdy way
of wearing it on a chain or cord.
Script of the artist “Bonewits”
and producer “Merlin” of
Amulets by Merlin found on the back.
Isaac’s Amulets are a beautiful combination of design,
comfort and concept.
You may purchase these amulets through my site.
Each piece purchased Isaac’s Household receives a royalty
to both help extend his legacy promoting good will
and clarity to the world.
To learn about Isaac Bonewits,
his writings and more,
you may visit his website.