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Ceremonial Rattle

Ceremonial Rattle

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Ceremonial rattle, Democratic Republic of the Congo, single piece

An aged, wonderfully patinated and beautiful-sounding small ceremonial rattle consists of two seed pods that are attached to each other with strings. The small stones inside the Simenkots create a soft, harmonious sound. The crudely beautiful, reduced rattle comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa. About 180mm x 38mm in size.

Symbol meaning

Clocks have been an integral part of many different religions throughout the ages. They symbolize the voice of the Most High in Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism as well, because their playing calls people to pray and obey divine laws. The convex shape of the clock has been said to resemble the roof of the sky, and the swinging of the clock from one half to the other has been seen to symbolize the passing of time and the extremes of life - good and evil, death and life, darkness and light, beginning and end. In different cultures, the clock symbolizes slightly different things. In the Indian tradition, the bell symbolizes hearing, but above all the ancient vibration that has taken the form of sound. In the Islamic world, the ringing of the bell is considered sacred and is considered to represent the sound of the Qur'anic revelation, or the manifestation of God's power in the world of mortals. In Chinese tradition, the sound of the bell is considered the sound of universal harmony. On a general, more everyday level, bells are also considered a symbol of hope, peace (but also war), purity and innocence.

Ritual use

Clocks are an integral part of various spiritual practices such as meditation, prayer and rituals. Their sound has been considered to help focus, deepen the connection with divine energy and invite spiritual growth. In many different cultures, the sound of bells is believed to drive away negative energies, evil spirits and protect against harm. They can be hung on doors, windows or worn as amulets around the neck to create a sense of security. Clocks are also used to clean the energies of physical spaces, as their sound vibrations help dispel negativity and promote a positive atmosphere. In traditional Wicca, bells also play a very central role. They are used to purify and/or charge crystals, herbs and other items used in rituals. On the altar, the bell is usually located on the left side of the altar, where other elements representing the goddess are also located. Semiphoras recommends using bells as a sign of starting personal altar work.

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