FABERGE RUSSIAN SILVER & ENAMEL EGG w STAND - Incredible Russian
silver & cobalt enamel egg by Faberge. Has intricate raised design
depicting the Russian double headed eagle, torches, wreaths and
griffins. Mounted with Cabochon garnets to top and bottom. Gold wash
I love birds, they have always been my favorite animals so I made this little vocab posts about common names of birds in Maltese! There may be two or three specific birds in the list but I tried to include some species that are found in Malta or that come to rest here during migratory seasons!
ajkla – eagle
– house sparrow
– barn swallow
kokka – owl
– blue rock trush*
pagun – peacock
qerd in-naħal –
– bird, fowl
* il-Merill (the Blue Rock Trush) is the national bird of Malta
I miss these kind of easter eggs of eagle vision. Nowdays, eagle vision isn’t that special to me. It feels like just, “game mechanic” or, “computer graphic”. Maybe it’s sounds little funny though, but at first, I felt eagle vision as so real, and mysterious. I need more these. I want to feel that mystic feelings again. :(
Well, a couple months before the Fourth of July, the American president lays a bunch of bald eagle eggs. Then on the Fourth of July, the tiny Americans hatch by shooting their way out of the eggs with small guns.
Folk names: Aetites, Echites, Aquileus, eagle stone, Thunder egg
Deity: The Great Mother
Powers: Meditation, fertility, childbirth
Magical uses: Geodes are hollow concretions containing crystals. All quartz crystals, for example, form within geodes, which may be a quarter-mile long or small enough to fit in your palm. Other geodes don’t contain separate crystals but, when sliced, reveal intricate patterns of minerals.
Amethyst geodes are some of the most beautiful objects on Earth. When sliced or broken open, they reveal a mass of purple crystals growing in towards the center. Sunlight shining on them is dazzling. Elongated geodes, sometimes called “amethyst logs”, are often available and are well worth the three- to four-figure price asked. They recall Merlin’s cave as popularized in Mary Stewart’s excellent Arthurian novel The Crystal Cave.
An amethyst geode, or any geode containing isolated crystals, can be held and used in meditation as a contemplative object.
Placed on the alter or help, geodes can be utilized to concentrate the powers of the specific type of stone contained within them. During magic, use your visualization to release these powers toward the magical goal.
They can be placed in the bedroom and charges with energy to increase fertility and to promote conception.
The psuedo-Albertus Magnus recommended carrying or wearing geodes to attract love and to avoid untimely birth (miscarriage).
(Source: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic)