I got this set in the mail on Saturday, though I fell in love with it several days before having seen it here. It is a complete, self contained, bone reading set up, including a smaller sized starter set of bones, a small tin as a container, a shell for tossing them, and a reading cloth. It all fits into a pretty bag measuring less than 3 1/2 inches big. It even has a small instruction booklet. I am enchanted!
While it all stores in a compact bag, the reading cloth is actually 12″ X 12″ and the interior reading circle is 8 1/2″ in diameter. The little instruction booklet identifies the pieces in your set, provides some basic information on preparing them for use, and describes some possible meanings for each piece.
The pieces themselves are a mixture of animal bones and teeth, shells, seeds, pods, or roots, stones, and small trinkets – mostly metal and glass. No two sets are alike in composition so look them all over before deciding which you prefer should you decide to purchase one. It’s a tough call because each has its own charms.
Of course I went through my overflow containers to find tiny pieces to augment the set. I want to keep it small enough to fit in it’s original container though, so I will be limiting the additions to things that I consider essential. For me this is a good exercise in the art of self restraint. Of course as I use it I am sure that the pieces will change and evolve, just like they have in my other sets.
That this set is fully functional is cool enough, but my mind automatically wanders on to other uses. You could sit it on your altar as a symbol of your work as a diviner. It is also small enough to be the basis for a mojo bag to enhance your divination skills. It is perfect for a quick daily read. The limited number of pieces and marked reading cloth make it well suited for practicing, especially for those just starting to learn to read the bones. You can leave it out where you can see it to remind you to practice, or carry it with you for when you have a few spare moments. The marked cloth is also helpful for those who prefer a more structured approach or for those just starting out. In the past I used a similar type cloth myself.
The creator of these sets is Robin Petersen, a.k.a. Sister Robin, former manager of the Lucky Mojo shop. A bone reader herself, she brings her own experience and expertise to the creation of these little sets. As stated above, each set is unique as to pieces, container and bag. I will admit that I was first quite taken with a pretty bag, but then I saw the Mercury Dime container and I knew that it was the one for me. There are several to choose from right now, but I wouldn’t wait too long to get one. I suspect that these will be snapped up rather quickly.
Pocket Bone Reading Set from The Mystic Cartel.
Happy Bone Reading!