Mother Maggie’s Travel Bone Set
Mother Maggie’s Travel Bone Sets are small sets similar to the Pocket Bone Sets by The Mystic Cartel, which makes sense since the pieces themselves and the instructions are sourced from The Mystic Cartel. What makes these sets unique is their packaging and the fact that each set has different contents. Some sets have the familiar round tin of Pocket Bone Set, but you can also get them in antique tins, or even a Sucrets tin. The number and type of pieces vary depending on the container, and the prices vary accordingly.
The sets come with four pages of instructions to get you started, and the set can be used as is, or as a starter set to build upon. There is room in the tin for more pieces should you decide to add pieces.
You can order a set here.
Oracle Bone Set – All Porcupine Bones
I got this set from Etsy early this year. The vendor does not have any items for sale at this time so I am not including the link as I am not sure they are in business any longer. I am an unrepentant collector of bone divination sets and the fact that I do not read the bones using a one species method did not dampen my collecting instincts.
This set was described as follows:
“27 Various Porcupine Bones
12 Porcupine Quills (Sharp Points Removed)
3 Porcupine Molars
1 Extra Large Porcupine Claw
1 Smaller Porcupine Claw with some Hair On
1 Quartz Crystal Point” *
This set also comes with a shell that could be used for storage and/or casting, and a drawstring bag. The largest bone is almost 4 inches long. The larger bones have a clear sealant applied which gives them a glossy shine. If I were going to use this set I would remove the gloss with a very fine sand paper as I don’t care for it, but some may find it both appealing and/or useful. There were no instructions in the set – the seller suggests purchasing a book on the topic if one is so inclined.
One species sets usually use bones from a chicken or opossum, making this set somewhat unusual. If you are interested in one species style bone divination you can get an overview and some suggestions on how it is done in Throwing the Bones: How to Foretell the Future with Bones, Shells, and Nuts by Catherine Yronwode.
Happy Bone Reading!
*From Item description on Etsy