This unique Shamanic Red Deer Rattle was crafted in Ceremony
Firstly the red deer hide was dyed a deep-red and then hand stitched into a crescent moon shaped.
The rattle head was filled with hand-picked Garnet and Moonstone crystal chips of differing sizes and four drops of Clary Sage Essential Oil.
Finally it was bound onto a hand polished driftwood stick, which was gathered at low tide on the May New Moon, and finished with a burgundy leather wrap
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Ros Simons has been creating sacred shamanic ceremonial tools for over 15 years, using personally refined techniques and practices that were handed down to her in the traditional way from teachers and mentors.
The rattle-crafting process is carried out in ceremonial space, with prayers and thanks given to honour the spirit of the animal, the trees and the stones of the earth that gifted themselves to bring these sacred allies and medicine tools into being. The hide, the wood, the colours and any crystals incorporated into each rattle are gathered by Ros through otherworld journeying, each rattle is unique.
Your personal rattle will become a guide, a healer, a teacher and an ally, that walks with you on your path.
All of the Shamanic Rattles birthed by Ros are guaranteed for two years provided you treat them with love and care and follow the included rattle care instructions.
If this rattle has already found its keeper or you would like a shamanic rattle similar to this, but unique and created especially for you, then you can order a bespoke rattle to be made to your individual wishes and created with your own prayers and intentions. For more information please take a look at the Commissions Page.
The Red Deer carries the energy of a gentle giant. Swift moving with a keen eye, the deer connects us to our heart energy.
In Native American traditions the deer was a messenger, an animal of power, and a totem representing sensitivity, intuition and gentleness. In Celtic lore there were two aspects of the deer: the female red deer, symbolising femininity, gentleness and grace; and the male red deer, related to the sacred and to the forests, symbolising independence, purification and pride. The stag is the king of the forest, the protector of all other creatures.
All of the hides, wood and crystals for Ros Simons shamanic rattles are sustainably and ethically sourced.
The red deer hides come from wild culled deer, a process which is necessary to maintain the health of the herds and prior to being purchased by Ros the hides were being buried or burnt. In this way we return more to the ways of our ancestors, ensuring that all of the animal is used and nothing is wasted. The spirit of the animal lives on and is reborn into the rattle.
Any crystals filling the rattle are sourced from ethical suppliers, most of whom Ros has been trading with for over 25 years, river pebbles and beach stones are collected personally by Ros.
The wood for the rattle handles is personally gathered and seasoned by Ros every year..