Announcement   I really enjoy our ability to connect in my Etsy store.

I have, to my surprise, become the leading supplier of Yarrow Stalks in the world. Look for someone using my Yarrow stalks in the upcoming Netflix series "Marco Polo"! The props department saw fit to order 3 sets for use in their production.

I maintain large plantings of the Yarrow used for centuries in China to consult the I Ching, the primary work of the Taoist canon. The 2017 crop is being harvested. I am increasing the area of Yarrow in my gardens to accommodate the growing interest in the Yarrow stalk divination methods. Last year I mailed out nearly twice the amount from the previous year. I still hear from people nearly every week. If you are interested, please contact me, as I have many options. I have the very best Yarrow stalks available in the world.

In the meantime, please consider the option of purchasing the Yao Staves or Long Dice available in my store. These will be another aid to your divination practice.

I also offer some of my best ceramic work from past years.

In addition, I now also offer unique handmade cases or 'sleeves' for you to store, carry and present your 50 stalks for professional consultations. Consider one of these for a friend who already has a set, as a gift for the the discerning collector.

I offer handspun Real Silk strings for musical instruments. I have developed my own process for making Silk strings based on a lot of research and trials on my own instruments. After seversl shipments to luthiers around the world, and many professional musicians who now play my strings on period and historical instruments, I feel very confident that my Real Silk Strings are a true benefit to those interested in amazing sound and delightful response. I continue to research and trade internationally to find the best silk for the many kinds of strings I now make.

I have produced a lot of Custom Requests. Just recently, I was asked to produce Ramala for Geomantic Divination. They are similar enough to the Long Dice I have produced for several years that it was only a matter of rearranging the pips and putting them on an axle. I am always on the lookout for hard, exotic woods for these.


I also show some sculpture and pyrographic drawings on wood, and more works in paper and collage. These have been featured in galleries in the US and Europe. My work is in many corporate collections and public spaces all over the world. On Etsy the prices are lower as art galleries often mark up 100%.

I really appreciate you sharing your photos of your purchases in Reviews. It is really easy, and helps me a lot!

See my website also; http://lpkaster.com

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Last updated on Jun 8, 2017

I really enjoy our ability to connect in my Etsy store.

I have, to my surprise, become the leading supplier of Yarrow Stalks in the world. Look for someone using my Yarrow stalks in the upcoming Netflix series "Marco Polo"! The props department saw fit to order 3 sets for use in their production.

I maintain large plantings of the Yarrow used for centuries in China to consult the I Ching, the primary work of the Taoist canon. The 2017 crop is being harvested. I am increasing the area of Yarrow in my gardens to accommodate the growing interest in the Yarrow stalk divination methods. Last year I mailed out nearly twice the amount from the previous year. I still hear from people nearly every week. If you are interested, please contact me, as I have many options. I have the very best Yarrow stalks available in the world.

In the meantime, please consider the option of purchasing the Yao Staves or Long Dice available in my store. These will be another aid to your divination practice.

I also offer some of my best ceramic work from past years.

In addition, I now also offer unique handmade cases or 'sleeves' for you to store, carry and present your 50 stalks for professional consultations. Consider one of these for a friend who already has a set, as a gift for the the discerning collector.

I offer handspun Real Silk strings for musical instruments. I have developed my own process for making Silk strings based on a lot of research and trials on my own instruments. After seversl shipments to luthiers around the world, and many professional musicians who now play my strings on period and historical instruments, I feel very confident that my Real Silk Strings are a true benefit to those interested in amazing sound and delightful response. I continue to research and trade internationally to find the best silk for the many kinds of strings I now make.

I have produced a lot of Custom Requests. Just recently, I was asked to produce Ramala for Geomantic Divination. They are similar enough to the Long Dice I have produced for several years that it was only a matter of rearranging the pips and putting them on an axle. I am always on the lookout for hard, exotic woods for these.


I also show some sculpture and pyrographic drawings on wood, and more works in paper and collage. These have been featured in galleries in the US and Europe. My work is in many corporate collections and public spaces all over the world. On Etsy the prices are lower as art galleries often mark up 100%.

I really appreciate you sharing your photos of your purchases in Reviews. It is really easy, and helps me a lot!

See my website also; http://lpkaster.com

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If you have already purchased Yao Staves from my store, you can now go back and separately purchase one of the many box designs availble.
Just go in to the listing and select "Box only"
Contact me this month if you want Yarrow stalks. These will be available in June. I'll put you on the list!
Reeling Silk for Real Silk Strings
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A Source for Taoist Art and Traditional Supplies

My greatest interest has always been how to find my own Way, my Taoist path, even though I am not an Asian. I have no Chinese ancestry or personal experience with traditional activities as they are experienced in Asian countries. I have managed in my life to find what I sense to be appropriate in our own natural Environment and our Seasons, and my own way of following the Tao. I draw from what I have learned over the years about making things that a Taoist practitioner (which is what I am!) would find useful and beautiful. I incorporate materials that many would find worthless and remote to their experience and present them in a new kind of light. I know that there are many Westerners, people of European descent, who find the wisdom and philosophy of the Ancients to be of serious interest and wish to similarly apply what they have learned to their own Postmodern lifestyle. To this new experience of the Way, and the Usefulness of the Way, I established this shop as a means of spreading my work to the whole world, and not in the lofty, rarified atmosphere of an uptown art gallery. What I get in return is excitement, and confirmation of the strength of my path as it reaches out through the grassroots of contemporary collectors.

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