What conceit, to think that the universe consists of only energy and
matter that our sensory organs can perceive! I can’t see or feel
radio waves, or hear ultrasonic sound, but I can observe its effects.
If you were to attempt to describe them to anyone living only 150
years ago, they would have thought that you were nuts.
Several orchidians have described events of powerful intuition, and
whether they received an unseen signal from the future, or whether
the signal came from the event itself is a mystery to (most of) us.
Perhaps the same “signal” that caused one to avoid an accident can
also direct us to create jewelry or other objects.
Some people will look at the world around them and see only minerals,
water, skin, bones, etc., if we look a little deeper, we know that
we are really looking at swirling electrons, held in their orbits by
an unknown “attraction.” Perhaps the objects that we feel have
"magical powers" are merely relating to us on a subatomic level.
i don’t pretend to know how these things work, but i have observed
firsthand these effects. i have watched objects assist in healing,
and i have witnessed them completely unbalance someone. after having
two “near-death” experiences myself, i have my own theories as to how
these things work, and have been successful in utilizing this energy
in my own work. for one, i am very careful to work on my jewelry
only when I am in a good mood…
The first “jewelers” were undoubtedly tribal shaman, and the jewelry
that they created was used for healing or empowerment. As our
rational minds took control, we relegated jewelry to the
classification of mere ornamentation. Perhaps we are finally
learning how to integrate the two.