|Swap Coordinator:||druideye (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Challenges Jewelry Accessories|
|Number of people in swap:||18|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||December 22, 2009|
|Date items must be sent by:||January 25, 2010|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
You will be asked to create one (1) pagan prayer/meditation necklace that incorporates several elements, but it will be up to you HOW you incorporate them into the necklace. [Note, if you are not pagan, you are still welcome to join us, as meditation knows no religion - just make sure you are open to the spirit of this swap and willing to make something your partner will enjoy and use (no haters!)]
Each necklace should incorporate the four elements of EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER as well as have a central element that brings it all together.
Christian prayer beads are called rosaries, and they are necklaces that incorporate prayer beads and a cross. Buddhists also have prayer beads, and there's are carved from fragrant wood and strung on a red string to be carried or worn on the wrist. There are even Muslim prayer beads called Misbaha, and they are used to count the names of Allah. Many traditions and cultures made every day necklaces or ritual jewelry that represented prayers or mantras.
The bead work as a memory tool, which each most often representing a type of prayer to be recited. By feeling along the string of beads, the person can focus on the saying or thinking of their prayers and the beads do the automatic counting or tracking of recitations for you. With each bead you feel, you can say a mantra or a prayer, or think of an affirmation or a key word to focus your mental state or intentions, or pray for certain people in your life, the world, etc.
How the necklace will be constructed:
This can be worn around the neck or even put on our rear view mirrors and used when we are waiting about, or become stressed, waiting in traffic, worried about something -- as we finger the beads we can silence our minds and repeat whatever makes us happy or peaceful. The beads are a great tool no matter what religion you are part of.
Requirements---4.9 ONLY for rated swappers - newbies are welcome, but with a completed profile.Recent 1's or 3's need to contact me or I will ban before assigning partners.
If anyone is willing to angel this swap besides myself please let me know. But I hope that is not necessary.
Photo of prayer beads is from lindowyn. There are a ton of sites that feature pagan prayer beads, or druidic prayer beads if you do a search on google.
If you have any questions, concerns, comments, etc... feel free to comment! And don't forget to comment what type of focal beads/pendants you would like for your partner to choose from.
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