Cottonwood Norse Runes with Red Hematite Inlay (CTRN1)
These 24 runes were hand crafted in house by Jim from hand harvested cottonwood and inlaid with red hematite. 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,
Hematite grounds and protects us. It strengthens our connection with the earth, making us feel safe and secure. A "stone for the mind", Hematite stimulates concentration and focus, enhancing memory and original thought. It dissolves negativity and prevents you from absorbing the negativity of others. Hematite is strong, supporting timidity, boosting self-esteem and survivability, enhancing willpower and reliability, and imparting confidence.
Cottowood and red hematite together helps bridge our psychic connections between earth and the ancestors, bringing empowering messages we need.