• Nature hides her secrets because of her essential loftiness, but not by means of ruse. --Albert Einstein

  • When one sees eternity in things that pass away, then one has pure knowledge. --Bhagavad Gita

  • The good, of course, is always beautiful, and the beautiful never lacks proportion. --Plato

  • Nature has her proper interest; and he will know what it is, who believes and feels, that every thing has a life of its own, and that we are all one life. --Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • The entire universe is but one vast symbol of God. --Thomas Carlysle

  • To see a World in a grain of sand, and Heaven in a wild flower; Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand and Eternity in an hour. --William Blake

  • Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face, but you are life and you are the veil. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror, but you are eternity and you are the mirror. --Khalil Gibran

  • Although its light is wide and great, the Moon is reflected in a puddle one inch wide. The whole Moon and the entire sky is reflected in one dew drop on the grass. --Dogen

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Know. Will. Dare. Be Silent.
Thursday, 04 November 2010 20:23

My latest project - a wooden locking spellbook

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Part of why I love the Craft is that I love to craft!  I love to make beautiful, one of a kind ritual tools and items, goodies and treasures. I've always wanted a gorgeous book to keep all of my notes, spells, rituals and writings in, one that locks, and one that is a piece which I can sit proudly on one of my altars. So, I took a few pieces of pine, my trusty Dremel, lots of sandpaper and got to work.

For me, the practice of magic is an art which should engage as many of the senses as possible - there should be wonderful things to see, smell, taste, hear, and feel.  I certainly do love the feel of this book.  It's thick and heavy and it means business!  The wood is smooth and delightful to touch.  The gold color of the brass hinges, hasp, and lock I thought were the perfect companion to the rich brown stain I used.  Once I finished building it, I stained and sealed it, then added a sueded cotton fabric liner, to add another little touch of luxury to this item.

Though many hours went into the creating of this book, it is still a work in progress - now that I have it all together, I want to create a waterproof sleeve to put the pages in on the inside for additional privacy as well as protecting the content.  Perhaps the cover will be painted in addition to our coven's sigil which I inscribed on the cover.  As for now, though, I'm going to enjoy adding another touch of sensual delight to my spellwork.

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