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Spirit River Dream Catcher flowing waterfalls, brilliant teal blues dance glimmer of copper accentsSpirit River Dream Catcher flowing waterfalls, brilliant teal blues dance glimmer of copper accentsSpirit River Dream Catcher flowing waterfalls, brilliant teal blues dance glimmer of copper accents
Spirit River Dream Catcher flowing waterfalls, brilliant teal blues dance glimmer of copper accents
Spirit River Dreamcatcher that features wisps of floating feathers and rare striped teal,turquoise,stenciled deep royal blue and wild turkey feathers that make it a gorgeous statement piece of art for your wall. Native woven with Apatite and adventurine stones. Handcrafted in warm earthtones. Native American inspired. Made in America. Handmade by the Dreamcatcherman.
Lakota Dream Catcher History
Long ago when the word was sound, an old Lakota spiritual leader was on a high mountain and had a vision. In his vision, Iktomi, the great trickster and searcher of wisdom, appeared in the form of a spider. Iktomi spoke to him in a sacred language. As he spoke, Iktomi the spider picked up the elder’s willow hoop which had feathers, horsehair, beads and offerings on it, and began to spin a web. He spoke to the elder about the cycles of life, how we begin our lives as infants, move on through childhood and on to adulthood. Finally we go to old age where we must be taken care of as infants, completing the cycle.
But, Iktomi said as he continued to spin his web, in each time of life there are many forces, some good and some bad. If you listen to the good forces, they will steer you in the right direction. But, if you listen to the bad forces, they’ll steer you in the wrong direction and may hurt you. So these forces can help, or can interfere with the harmony of Nature. While the spider spoke, he continued to weave his web.
When Iktomi finished speaking, he gave the elder the web and said, The web is a perfect circle with a hole in the center. Use the web to help your people reach their goals, making good use of their ideas, dreams and visions. If you believe in the great spirit, the web will catch your good ideas and the bad ones will go through the hole.
The elder passed on his vision onto the people and now many Indian people have a dream catcher above their bed to sift their dreams and visions. The good is captured in the web of life and carried with the people, but the evil in their dreams drops through the hole in the web and are no longer a part of their lives. It is said the dream catcher holds the destiny of the future.
Apatite Gemstone Information
About Apatite - History and Introduction
Apatite is a group of phosphate minerals which includes hydroxyl-apatite, fluor-apatite and chlor-apatite. Apatite is the most common type of phosphate in the world and it is the main source for phosphorus, a chemical essential to bioenergetics and photosynthesis. Apatite is composed of calcium phosphate, which is the same material that makes up teeth and bones.
Although apatite is a very common mineral, transparent gemstone-quality apatite is extremely rare. Despite apatite being the defining mineral for 5 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, it remains virtually unknown to most consumers and is seldom found in jewelry stores. However, because apatite occurs in such a wide variety of attractive colors and forms, it is a favorite among gemstone collectors. Connoisseurs often seek out rare colors such as Paraiba-like blue-green apatite or leek-green apatite, which is known as 'asparagus stone'. Deep purple, violet and reddish specimens are also sought after. There is an additional blue variety known as 'moroxite', but this is typically heat-treated to enhance color.
APATITE: A crystal that occurs in shades of aqua blue, green, brown, and yellow. Apatite is a stone for intelligence and seeing the truth. It clears confusion and puts you at ease in social situations. It also enhances psychic abilities. Apatite was traditionally worn for healing and communication.
Apatite that exhibits chatoyancy, or a cat's eye effect, is extremely rare. Cat's eye apatite gemstones are always cut en cabochon. Chatoyancy is a rare optical phenomenon existing only in a handful of different gem types. It is distinguished by a unique light reflection that resembles the slit eye of a cat. It is caused by light reflected off parallel inclusions within a gemstone, typically rutile needles, fibers or channels. Cat's eye reflections are best viewed in direct light; when the stone is rotated, the cat's eye will appear to glide across the surface.
Apatite develops as crystals within granite pegmatites, metamorphic rocks and igneous environments. Apatite crystal can vary in composition based on the level of hydroxide, fluorine or chlorine ions. Apatite-rich rocks are one of the most important sources for phosphorus. Not only is phosphorus required by plants,
Primary color: Blue
Room: Bedroom, Entryway, Kids, Living, Nursery
Craft: Beading, Engraving, Leatherworking, Macrame, Weaving & tapestry
Materials: apatite stones, adventurine stones, leather, feathers, wild turkey feathers, rings, hemp, copper cones, rooster feathers, maribou feathers, stenciled feathers, talisman bear totems, spirit bears
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