Desert Dreaming Medicine Rattle:
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Grounding and activating, the Desert Dreaming medicine rattle holds the ancient wisdom and dreaming of the Stones within them. Stones amplify energy and can hold information within. They are powerful allies for energetic and sacred practices.
Crystals: Clear Quartz + Stone
Plant Allies: Wild Fennel, Wild Carrot, Self Heal, Centaury + St. Johns Wort
Animal Spirits: Goat (hide), Serpent + Emu
General Energies: Purification, Transformation, Wisdom, Grounding
The medicine or shamans rattle is a sacred and universal energy tool that can be traced back to the majority of ancient cultures. They are known as the voice of the spirits, the sound of creation and are connected to the water element, representing the cleansing and calming effects of the rain. I am deeply honoured to have been called to create these rattles and am humbled to be able to share them with my community.
A little bit about the process and materials:
The Goat hide is sourced from a local business that sources it from Indonesia
The wooden handles are collected from local bushland from fallen branches and permission is always asked before taking. They are sealed with a waterproof varnish.
Feathers are ethically sourced from a licensed seller meaning they come from moulting birds only
The rattle heads are filled with a mix of corn, lentils, small rocks and crystals chips
All rattles are made in sacred ceremony with deep reverence and respect for the animal that the hide is sourced from. Throughout the process I may be called to work with the energy of specific power animals, crystals, herbs and symbols. I strictly follow the guidance and protocols of my spirit team and the spirit of the rattle itself as to how it would like to be crafted.
I have come to know the medicine rattle as an incredibly versatile and powerful energy tool that has many uses, some of these include:
Ceremony and ritual:
calling in the spirits and the 4 directions
calling in protection and setting energetic boundaries
honouring your guides, the land, the elements or your ancestors ect
rhythm keeping when chanting and singing
achieving an altered state of consciousness and shamanic journeying
Healing and energy work:
using as a diagnostic tool to locate energy blocks
dissolving energy blocks
Shifting energy and raising ones vibration
releasing attachments or lower vibrational entities
Each rattle has a beautifully unique personality and energy which you can connect to through a meditation or shamanic drum journey when you first receive it. During the exercise you can intend to meet the spirit of your rattle, learn about its purpose and how it may specifically want to be used. You can also hold a small ceremony to honour your rattle and thank it for working with you. I highly suggest these practices for cultivating a deep, personal relationship with your rattle.
To care for your rattle keep it somewhere safe when not in use. Due to the nature of raw hide please avoid getting it wet. Be careful not to knock the rattle head as it may become dinted. For any other questions regarding this rattle please feel free to contact me.
Please look into custom laws before purchasing from outside of Australia