Our plan was to create a positive affirmation / time capsule / focusing wish / conscious desire / guiding hope for the present and future of the people of this land.
The main focus was to create a concentrated positive charge in small quartz rocks that we have here, that have not had any human charge impressed and that have been washed clean by rain - this makes these quartz rocks ready to hold a 'positive thoughts' charge. These charged rocks were then put inside a 3D printed copy of the Crom Stone Head for others to connect to later.
Some backstory -
During Lughnasa last year 2022 we were gifted with an ancient artifact of a carved stone head, another way of saying this is that a Crom stone head came into our guardianship because the time was right. We do not believe that important things like this happen by accident. Nor do we believe that our ancestors worshiped 'rocks' but instead that such carved rocks as now in our guardianship were memory holders, witnesses to agreements, special items to help the clans focus, to help them share common consciousness and a shared connection to planned futures.
I, Con had already made a stone head from a large almond shaped rock taken from Belmullet a few years ago, then this 'new' head came to us last year and we now have a 3D printed head for our gathering. The 3D Crom head is made from natural materials and is hollow inside with a closing cup (under the neck) to keep it all secure. We will place our best positive thoughts into 'items' and then put these items into the head and then seal it closed using beeswax. This will create a concentrated positive charge for others to connect to later.
Suggested to our gathering -
The spoken word carries strong vibrations and our gathering will witness everyone's advice being spoken out loud. A maximun of 10 words is plenty and a minimum of one word is ok too. Just think of it as a condensed version of your own life's wisdom gained from your personal knowledge and experience that you wish to make available to others when they need it most.
It all went really well. John and Frank did a great job filling the head with the pot of hot beeswax after each round of quartz rocks blessing, everyone has such wonderful input. The elder at our gathering was honoured with a craft gift, all participants got a 3 finger mug with an image of Crom as the Dragon inside Temple Crom printed on it (image pic below) and a copper triple spiral necklace. The 3D head stayed warm for ages and I imagined the quartz rocks, feathers and sea shells and inside the skull all becomming one with the beeswax as it cooled. Crom is present in the past, he is here now and he is sure of a future once again - Crom Abú