Fangs, shells, small bones, claws, or feathers can be used for protection, luck, for shamanic practice, or in order to draw from the qualities and abilities of the spirit animals that inhabit them. For example, a crow feather or claw may help balance your life and enforce your quest for knowledge of the greater mysteries, or fox fangs or bones may help you attain the wits you’d need in order to sail through a difficult situation. Likewise, they can be used during shamanic work for protection and guidance when traveling between worlds.
C. sphinx Bat Skull
Bats reach in to the dark antiquity of the world. Seen definitely as a familiar, bats are also considered the alter ego of a witch: a physical representation of the shadow self.
Bats are used as a representaion for the dark and ominous in the modern day, being from Shakespearean plays, to Holloywood movies, to taxidermists getting in on the fun and announcing their sales of bat blood for witchcraft (1957). Other contemporary references include a report from Ohio claiming that bat blood can call evil spirits, and another from Illinois asserting that it gives witches “the power to do anything.” There are also reports of bats used for witchcraft in Mexico’s Yucatan, and bat wings are often in the conjure bags of African-Americans in Georgia.
But not all myths bring to mind frightening acts; some ascribe wondrous magical properties to bats and associate good luck with them. Unfortunately for the bat, most of them require its demise. An ancient belief found both in the American Midwest and the Caribbean is that bathing your eyes in bat blood will allow you to see in the dark. Many other beliefs suggest that bats have the power to make people invisible. In Greece and Rome, bat talismans were created to fight insomnia. In First Nation Tribes, such as the Apache, bat skins were used to aid in helping sleeping babies not become frightened. In Rome, a clot of bat blood under a pillow could give you the love of your dreams. In Texas, one lovesick suitor was told to place a bat on an anthill until all its flesh was removed, wear its “wishbone” around his neck, pulverize the remaining bones, mix them with vodka, and give the drink to his beloved.
Hearts and bones were often carried for good luck and fortune, especially when gambling. Bullets mixed with the blood or powdered hearts would always hit their target. Medicinal preparations using bats are legion and have been recommended for many other maladies, from blindness, baldness, childbirth, to even helping hypochondriacs.
Linking bats with witchcraft and magic, and ascribing other mystical powers and properties to them has certainly contributed to our apprehension about such seemingly strange and miraculous creatures.
Below are the items we offer in our shop that are associated with bats:
- C. Sphinx Bat Skull
Bones are sold as curiosity only. We do not recommend the consumption of bones and we are not responsible for any use of bones in tinctures, oils, soaps, etc.
Our products are not for medical use nor do we claim that they replace medical treatment.
We do not guarantee spellwork or intentions.
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