Saturday, April 15, 2017

M is for Mesa- A healing alter

Welcome to Frankly Scarlett's April A to Z Blog Challenge.

This year my theme is A Goddess' Glossary and we are looking at terms utilized by Goddesses, Priestesses, Shamans and Witches. These are terms that might occur in my new fantasy series, Paisley Cove.


M is for Mesa

A mesa is a shaman's healing alter. There are specific elements that go into the alter. The mesa is used for healing sessions and to hold sacred space during ceremonies. 

The defining elements are a special cloth called a manta. On the manta the following items are placed corresponding to their earthly directions. A shell represents water and emotions, a feather represents air, wind and spirit. An earthy stone represents earth and body, a white candle in a container represents fire and mind, and a symbol of the totality, such as a crystal  represents ether, space and consciousness. Additional elements may be added at the discretion of the shaman particularly in relation to the particular healing or ceremony.

Working with the mesa gives the feeling of being grounded, empowered, and more intuitive.

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Scarlett,
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1 comment:

  1. Interesting, thanks for sharing and including a photo too. Maui Jungalow

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