Working with Animal Bones - Booklet - A Practical and Spiritual Guide

Working with Animal Bones - Booklet - A Practical and Spiritual Guide



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Humans have had a long and complex relationship with animal remains since our earliest days. Skulls and bones in particular have served important religious and magical purposes, and have been incorporated into practical tools and transformed into works of art, throughout history and across a multitude of cultures. Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in animal bones both within spiritual traditions drawing on animism, polytheism and shamanism, and from a purely aesthetic perspective.

Working with Animal Bones introduces the reader to the biological processes which form bone; gives advice on how to find bones in a natural setting, and subsequently identify and thoroughly clean them; discusses the types of crafts that can be made with bones; and explores the history and modern practices involving the sacred use of animal bones, including divination. An annotated bibliography and list of online resources for collectors are also included.

Working with Animal Bones by Sarah Kate Istra Winter
32 page staple-bound booklet with six original illustrations.
5.5 x 8.5 inches
See second photo for Table of Contents.


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188 reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Brittany Mar 9, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I've begun working with animal bones, and I was very excited to order this booklet. It did not disappoint. It is a brief but thorough guide and answered all of my questions. Thank you!

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Keven May 20, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I do like it thanks, it is hand made for sure

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Sarah Sep 11, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Just got the book and I can't wait to read it! Arrived promptly and in excellent condition. Hopefully it'll give me some good reference! :)

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Ryan Evangelista Apr 21, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly what I was looking for, and happy I finally found it! I enjoy the detail in the book and can finally work with my bones.. the right and easy way. A pleasant surprise in the book was that it opened my eyes to the online communities on the subject of which I was unaware. A nice little bonus. Thank you so much!!

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