This design, cast in the highest quality sterling silver, is based on an ancient piece of jewelry found at Knossos on Crete. The twin Bees are joined in harmony to collect pollen from the center of the flower thus transforming it into honey. Their probiscus collects the nectar at the very top of the amulet. A Janet Farrar original and Sacred Mists exclusive!
Symbolizing cooperation and the sweetness of fellowship, the harmony of union and the joy of a ‘job well done, this is an ideal piece to be given to members of any group. It is also perfect for an individual who has worked hard to achieve their goals and desires.
Bees, like all insects that spin cocoons or weave webs, serve as images of the miraculous interconnectedness of life. The intricate cellular structure that secretes the golden essence of life is an image of the network of invisible nature that relates all things to each other in an ordered harmonious pattern. Perhaps this is the meaning of the tale in which the infant Zeus is fed on honey in Crete, and why honey was the nectar of the gods. Furthermore, the busy bee, following the impulsion of its nature to pollinate the flowers and gather their nectar to be transformed into honey, was an example of the continual activity required of human beings to gather the crops and transform them into food. The queen bee, whom all the others serve during their brief lives, was, in the Neolithic, an epiphany of the Goddess herself. For a watchful eye, the relationship between the queen bee and the Goddess and her priestesses, dressed as bees must have seemed irresistible, and in Minoan Crete 4,000 years later the Goddess and her priestesses, dressed as bees, are shown dancing together on a golden seal found buried with the dead.
About the Artist: Janet Farrar is recognized as an expert on Witchcraft and the Occult. She, along with her husband Gavin Bone, reside in Ireland from where they have authored many books on the subject and now conduct online training with Sacred Mists Wiccan College on the subject of Progressive Magic. They travel throughout Europe and the US, sharing their knowledge with seekers around the world. Janet’s passion for art and her dream of bringing her mystical and meaningful designs to life have been realized through her ever expanding line of magickal jewelry that is now available to the world!
Product Details: Finest quality sterling silver. Measures 1"h x 1"w from top of bale. Chain sold separately.
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