Anonymous on Oct 3, 2012
Very happy with my purchase. Great seller ! +++++
Anonymous on Aug 2, 2012
These are awesome! I look forward to working with them. Such a fascinating history. Thank you so much! Namaste'
I am truly happy to know that my art brings joy, peace, inspiration and healing to many.
The journey to Etsy and creating these talismans I call Change Charms emerged mysteriously several years ago. At the end of an intense year-long class with cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien, we received "click sticks". She encouraged us to use beads or personal marks to give power to the sticks. Several months later, after going into this beautiful bead store near my town, I started making the smudges (which I had used for years but never made) and combining them with the crystal & gemstone beads and charms I brought home.
Now I am learning as much as I can about diverse topics such as quantum physics, the chemical makeup of minerals, the effect of thought processes on health and well being, color therapy, and many other topics. I have been honored to receive invitations to teach classes on smudge stick making, meditation and spiritual healing.
Owner, Maker, Designer
After more than two years now on Etsy, I am truly happy to know that my art brings joy, peace, inspiration and healing to so many. I have meditated for over 25 years, I am a trained, commissioned and dedicated spiritual healer & medium (NSAC), regularly take classes in guided imagery and shamanism (through Michael Harner's Foundation for Shamanic Studies and with other fine teachers), and professionally have worked in healthcare administration for a long time. I hold a masters degree, and worked as a counselor with cancer patients and worked with geriatric clients for several years.
Many healing, religious and spiritual traditions burn herbs for emotional, psychic, and spiritual purification. Combining smudging with gemstone healing practices is innovative, artistic, and most of all - effective. When your smudge is used up, place your Change Charm in a special place. The energy of the gemstones and charms continue to help you achieve your desires and needs. Hold the Change Charm during meditation, carry it during another type of practice, look at it often!
Healing gemstones in your Change Charm serve as a "cue," a simple reminder that - consciously or unconsciously - stimulates behavior that triggers transformative change, bringing the thoughts, qualities, traits - and healing - that you desire fully into your life. Even a small thing like a beautiful bead can remind you of who and what you are at the core of your being. [Living Deeply - The Art of Transformation in Everyday Life, by Marilyn Schlitz, Vieten, Amorok]
This works for many reasons - the energy of the stones works with the energy of our mind.
Amulet – Talisman – Jewelry with healing gemstones… what’s what? What works? Much discussion and disagreement circulates among gemologists, jewelers and others on this topic. Ultimately, the decision seems to rest with the maker. After extensive research and thought, I have chosen to work with these definitions:
• TALISMAN - an object consecrated with psychic force and crafted to be a tool to serve its owner in healing and/or protection. Talismans are tools – not jewelry. One’s mind responds to a Talisman – used for focus, meditation, amplifying personal power, healing - in a different way than one does to pretty jewelry worn for ornamentation and adornment. A Talisman is only made from natural elements – gold, silver, copper, wood, gemstones. The setting is as simple as possible.
• AMULET – a natural object left in its virgin state [can be worn as charm, carried, or kept covered or protected until owner wishes to use it]
I LOVE jewelry, I own jewelry, and I admire many jewelry crafters. I don’t make or sell jewelry. I am a Healer, and my items are Talismans - crafted for assistance in healing and meditation.
There are many providers of gemstone information available, but users should use caution in accepting any and all information without knowing more about the source. The information included with my talismans is compiled from extensive information researched from many sources. I am indebted to the knowledge and insights provided by many authors, websites, teachers, classes, and my spirit teachers. Some publications and websites that I frequently use include: Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian's The Book of Stones, Henry Mason’s Crystal Talismans, Ted Andrews (many books), Llewellynencyclopedia.com.
I am very happy to share these Change Charms that help you attract power, energy and wisdom in your journey. Read CUSTOMER COMMENTS in POLICIES Section.
Accepted payment methods
~ I accept Paypal. I no longer accept layaway or personal checks. ~ All orders must be paid for at purchase (as stated in the DOs and DON'Ts of Etsy for buyers).
~ I reserve the right to cancel and relist any orders that are still unpaid for after 3 days of purchase date without notice. Appropriate feedback will be left.
~ If more time is required to complete a payment please contact me by sending me a conversation (convo) at Etsy or an email through this site. I am more than willing to extend this timeline if I am informed of the situation.
Fees charged by the USPO for non-machinable pieces and signature confirmation are included in my shipping charges. I use recycled packaging to keep costs down.
>>>>>>NOTE: I only ship to the shipping address SPECIFIED ON THE "SHIP TO" ADDRESS ON PAYPAL. Sagehealer only ships to PayPal specified address to insure delivery coverage for purchasers and seller. Please make sure the "SHIP TO" ADDRESSES on Etsy and PayPal match.
>>I am happy to give an estimate of shipping charges to destinations outside of US. Please convo me if you want an item Reserved for you while we figure out pricing!
~ Sagehealer ships internationally via US Post Office First Class Mail. Sorry, I cannot provide complimentary insurance. If you are outside the U.S., please visit http://pe.usps.gov/text/Imm/immctry.htm to confirm if the item you would like to purchase is allowable for shipment by customs before purchase. In the event that your package is lost or stolen in transit, seized by customs or incurs additional taxes and fees, SageHealer will not be held responsible.
~Purchaser can pay for upgrades such as insurance, priority/express mail, UPS/FedEx, etc. Convo me via this site to discuss arrangements & fee payment.
Refunds and Exchanges
SageHealer is not responsible for damages or losses during shipping. You have the option to purchase insurance if desired.
Additional policies and FAQs
Information is included with each Change Charm purchased on conducting a traditional smudging ceremony, the herbs commonly used in the smudge stick, and the meaning & healing qualities of the gemstones in the Talisman. The info is presented on a full color printout.
WHAT IS A CHANGE CHARM?
The Change Charm talisman is an exquisite, completely original, handcrafted artwork that continues to enhance and brighten your selected environment long after the smudge is used up. SageHealer is the creator of this particular original artform, which is not known to exist in this combination anywhere else.
Simply hang or keep the Change Charm in a special place. Look at it often - use it during sacred smoke blessings - hold it while meditating. The powerful energy continues to attract balance, clarity and peace to your journey when not in use, and after the smudge is completely used up.
MAY I CREATE SOMETHING CUSTOMIZED FOR YOU?
Custom orders are certainly welcome! I have crafted many Custom talisman creations before - and since - launching on Etsy. Custom Change Charms are the perfect way to direct the most effective transformative energy to health conditions (such as migraines, arthritis, cancer), major life changes (new baby, job change, retirement, loss of loved one), special ceremonies (reconciliation, weddings, memorials), and powerful meditations. I can incorporate special flowers - such as something from your own garden - and special beads of your own. I can obtain gems and charms of great variety for almost any occasion . Custom items can usually be shipped within 48 hours of your final payment. Contact me through Etsy or through sagehealercreations [!at] gmail.com and we'll put it together.
WHERE DO THE HERBS COME FROM?
The herbs and flowers are grown in my garden, or donated by neighbors. I do not use pesticides in my garden - hummingbirds, bees, bluejays and other creatures abound here!
**GEMSTONE AND HERBS HEALING DISCLAIMER**
Gemstone & herb healing information provided here and with your purchase does not take the place of professional medical advice. It is a complementary therapy, not a replacement modality. ALWAYS consult your medical professional regarding treatments for your specific health situation.
CUSTOMER COMMENTS [EDITED]
• "As to the [SWEET DREAMS] talisman - the funniest thing...I was holding it and I guess absent-mindedly rolling it between my fingers while I was reading the [instructions] and I got soooo sleepy... I went to bed, [followed the instructions]and (you are right) was asleep probably as soon as I put it back into the shell. Unreal!! Well - now that was nice!!! So - yet another challenge faced and conquered for you. Just SO NEAT."
For retail or consigment, please contact me at sagehealercreations [!at] gmail.com. I am not interested in trades.