Six Directions Mole
Six Directions Mole
Six Directions Mole
Six Directions Mole
Six Directions Mole
Six Directions Mole
Six Directions Mole

Six Directions Mole

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Jayne Quam made this beautiful six direction set:

Eagle (above) is serpentine

Wolf (east) is white serpentine

Badger (south) is catlinite

Bear (west) is turquoise

Mountain Lion (north) is jasper

Mole (below) is serpentine

They are bound together with an offering bundle of four pink mussel shell arrowheads, a red bead, clamshell bead, and a turquoise (not stone) bead.  The eagle sits on a large pink mussel shell arrowhead.  More about the six directions below.

Jayne Quam is Navajo, and is married to Zuni carver Lynn Quam.  They are both talented carvers who fetishes are highly sought after.

Size: 1.375" H x 3.25" L x 2.5" W

The medicine wheel is a Native American teaching common in many tribes.  The animals may change from tribe to tribe, but the teachings of the energy and spiritual qualities of the directions is very consistent.  Above is where the Creator is, below is Mother Earth and the gifts she offers, east is new beginnings and childhood, south is making a way in the world and adulthood, west is elderhood and contemplation, north is spirits and wisdom.  Of course there is much more to the teachings than this tiny thumbnail sketch.  And, when a person is profoundly balanced, the world can be feel chaotic to others, but the balanced person is in the center of every direction, calm, balanced, and harmonious.

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