Blessed Be Wood Carving-Traditional Blessing of Welcome or Farewell

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MEANING: The phrase “blessed be” is found in many modern magical paths including Pagan, tradtional Wicca (Gardnerian and Alexandrian) and NeoWicca with roots tracing back to Thelema, ceremonial magic and hermetic mysticism. It’s a traditional greeting, and to say “Blessed be” to someone indicates that you wish good and positive things upon them. In it’s usage today, the greeting or farewell confers a blessing upon the hearer and also the person speaking. It is an acknowledgement of their connection, offering familiarity and belonging, they are glad you are here and blessed to be connected. Blessed Be is part of a longer ritual which is included in some Gardnerian initiation ceremonies and the “Drawing Down the Moon” ritual. The High Priestess or High Priest delivers what it known as the Five Fold Kiss, and recites, Blessed be thy feet, which have brought thee in these ways, Blessed be thy knees, that shall kneel at the sacred altar, Blessed be thy womb/phallus, without which we would not be, Blessed be thy breasts, formed in beauty/strength, Blessed be thy lips, that shall utter the Sacred Names of the gods. The phrase also appears in the King James Bible in the verse, “Blessed be the name of the Lord.” THE CARVING: My Carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each piece is finished with a blend of clear oils that brings out the natural color of the wood. For more information on the process of creation, please see my profile. SIZE: One picture has the piece on a quilting board, lined up on the 1 inch marks. So subtract 1 inch from the height and width for the stock size. Measurements may vary slightly from piece to piece. Please contact if we don't have your country listed for shipping outside of the U.S. International orders will be sent Parcel Post. wood, western red cedar, compass and ruler, scroll saw, router, grinder, dremel rotary tool, hand held detail sanders, clear oils

The pictures you see here are stock photos. What you get will depend on what we have in stock. If there are no others in stock, the time to shipping will be increased. If you desire and request something (for example) dark, we will pull the darkest board we have, but it will not necessarily be as dark as (for example) walnut would be. Western Red Cedar is the species from which roofing shingles, decks, and gazeboes have traditionally been made. It is resistant to mold, moisture, and insects. The oiling process also helps to block out damaging UV rays of the sun, so our carvings can be hung outdoors. Please be aware, that even with the oiling, the carving will eventually gray out, as any cedar will, if it is placed in direct sunlight.

 SIZE OF THE CARVINGS: The stock carvings are limited by the size of the board that starts the carving process. As the initial piece is 1 in. x 12 in., (in reality 3/4 in. x 11-3/4 in.) one side of the carving will be no greater then approximately 11-1/2 in.