Monday, April 29, 2013
ALCHEMIST AL-KIMIA BURNING BOWL
Al-Kimia Alchemist Burning Bowl
Sold. Thank you Gloria!
A few months ago, I created a Burning bowl for one of my customers. I chose not to name the Goddess bowl because this customer in particular, Arlene Bailey, who is a Shamanic Priestess, is a powerful woman and I somehow knew she’d come up with just the right name. Here is the e-mail I received from Arlene a few days ago. The address for her website, where she has herbal and other classes listed is, http://www.stonewyldeherbs.com/
“She is Al-Kimia from the Arabic for Alchemy, meaning the Art of Transformation... Alchemy is a word/concept that has been up for me for quite some time and fire, to me, is the ultimate alchemical transformation. Other names presented themselves, but each time I knew that she was Al-Kimia, the Alchemist.”
View of Back with Textured Cloak
I've used the name alchemist for various pieces I’ve created over the years and most recently one of my necklaces. After reading what Arlene said, I decided it was time to name one of my Burning Bowls Al-Kimia-The Alchemist. It certainly fits the one I have chosen.
The story of the burning bowl:
Unity Church has a special ceremony each New Year’s Eve. A large bowl is placed at the altar and each member of the church is asked to write down problems or vices they wish to annihilate from their lives.. It could be a wish to quit smoking or drinking. It might be a desire to loose weight or to quit any of a number of addictions. Each person places their list into the bowl and at midnight, the bowl is lit. Everyone watches as the fire burns away all the troubles. I decided years ago that it would be a good idea to create personal burning bowls and they have been very popular.
Al-Kimia is 10” h x 6” w x 6”deep and priced at $68.00 When you are not using her for ceremony, you can place incense or candle in the stained glass basin.
Thanks so much.