A few days ago I sent this Hummingbird Magical Card Case up to my friend Jenny in Scotland. When the hummingbird fetish bead is pulled, a card magically appears.
I received an email with : ( as the subject and my first thoughts were that she doesn’t like it or it had fallen apart. No, she received an empty packet as the envelope had fallen apart at the bottom seam : ((
We both hope that someone has found it and that it’s not lost in a Royal Mail sorting office or underneath a mail truck seat. I’d put my card inside the case, so if you have found it, figured out how it works and have found your way to Inspiraculum – this is what it is: a Magical Card Case.
I got the fetish bead at a really fantastic shop in Nice called La Droguerie. The bead is a replica Zuni fetish, which is a small, stylised carving of an animal or bird believed to have a spirit within.
“Zuni fetishes are animal carvings that have been used by the A:Shiwi (The People) for over a thousand years. By honoring the animals and acknowledging their special “medicine” (their natural traits), we may summon our own similar attributes. Fetishes are sometimes used that way today. We can focus on the qualities we have that are like a certain animal. We can carry a fetish with us or keep it on a bedside table. Fetishes may be used to discover, enhance, or simply remember a connection with nature. Each of us has our own reason for taking care of a fetish. Be mindful and respect the spirit of the animal that your fetish represents. The Zunis feel that it is the spirit within the fetish that is of value, not the object itself.”
“Hummingbirds bring beauty and joy to the world.
Their jewel-like colors
and rapid movements startle us,
focusing our attention on this unique moment
and the precious wonder of now.
Hummingbirds migrate incredible distances and must consume
great quantities of nectar to support their long journey.
Darting from flower to flower, hummingbird tastes
the sweet essence and nectar of life.
When we experience joy we are more receptive to love.
Hummingbird medicine opens our hearts“
Fortunately, I’d made a pair of them, so I’ll send the other one up to Scotland in a very well sealed envelope. I’d also made a pair of Bear Magical Card Cases, one for a commission and the other one is waitng to meet it’s owner.
Info on Zuni fetishes