Expressing Gratitude

In addition to this site here I have a great web site called The Study of Man.   I call it my Anthropology site. My degree is in Anthropology and I wanted to find a marriage between my love of all things Anthro and my passion for creating art.

I create a lot of original artwork for this site.  My favorite are the hand made Talismans.  I have a kiln in my studio and I create them from earthenware by hand, one at a time.  I think you will really enjoy seeing them.

Here is a Talisman called a Bindrune.  This is a symbol made from the Norse alphabet or Norse Runes, of which there are 24 letters.  This Bindrune is to create a "happy home".  The circle around the symbol contains all the letters of the Norse alphabet and it is called the Elder Futhark.  

My main interest in Anthropology has always been in human evolution.  This includes the physical evolution of the hominin species starting about 7-8 million years ago.  I also have a very strong interest in and fascination of the evolution of human consciousness.

On my site, The Study of Man, I have a blog and I write extensively and in depth about those two fields among other topics.  My exploration into the development and evolution of the human consciousness has led me to use of symbols and symbolic behavior.

The symbol above is an Icelandic Magical Stave called Vegvisir or The Wayfinder.  The Icelanders used on their ships to guide them through the seas and bring them home safely.  It also acts as a spiritual compass that guides your heart and helps you make the right choices in life.

The legacy of Modern Man begins with the creation of Symbols for use in rituals, communication and art.  Through thousands of years iconic symbols have gained great power in the collective consciousness of mankind.  It is possible to harness that power for yourself right now.  This is one of the main topics I explore on my site.

This Labyrinth symbol has been found in all cultures around the world starting over 4,000 years ago.  This Labyrinth Talisman has one well defined path that leads you to the center and back again.  It is believed that the path of the labyrinth represents a spiritual journey into the center of your own being; this journey brings about a change to your consciousness creating balance, soothing the nerves, healing the body, mending the heart and calming the soul.

The reason sacred symbols and talismans work is not because of some inherent magic they possess, rather it is the inherent ability of our consciousness to make them work.

Check out this post on my blog ---  I Am Thankful   It is a story of how expressing gratitude can change your life.  The science is solid on this.  It is the simplest, most easy thing you can do to improve your wellbeing.  All it takes a second.

Please visit my Anthropology  You can find great gift items there.  I am adding weekly to the Talismans to make your life better.  And please go to the the bottom of any page on The Study of Man website and sign up for a notice when I make a blog post.