These 24 runes were hand crafted in house by Jim from hand harvested cottonwood and inlaid with copper. Each rune is carved, inlaid by hand, and sanded to perfect softness. They are then finished with 100% Tung Oil to help protect them. Throughout the process they are being infused with intent. They do come with an instruction booklet that includes methods for reading Norse runes and the meanings of each.
The cottonwood tree was sacred to many Native Americans, particularly in the Southwest. The Apache tribes considered cottonwood trees a symbol of the sun, and some northern Mexican tribes associated cottonwoods with the afterlife, using cottonwood boughs in funeral rituals. Cottonwood roots were used for carving kachina dolls, masks, and other ceremonial objects by the Hopi, Pueblo, and Navajo tribes. The cottonwood was also viewed as a medicine tree in many Plains Indian tribes, with sacred poles and sun dance artifacts often being made from cottonwood trunks and branches. Cottonwood shares many qualities with other trees of the Populus family,
Copper is helpful for balance, communication, and synchronicity. Copper is a great conductor of energy and is useful for all types of spiritual purposes. Many use Copper to balance the Chakras and Meridians. Powerful wands can be fashioned using crystals and Copper tubing or wire. Copper can smoothly transmit all energies, communicating knowledge from higher realms to the conscious and subconscious mind.
Cottowood and copper together help bring healing messages from beyond at the right time.