When feeling overwhelmed with the pace and frenzy of our modern lives, we sometimes look backwards for wisdom - as if people who lived in much simpler times, long ago, may have had a better ability to see the forest for the trees. Often we find great solace in the wisdom of the ages. The two sets of symbols that follow go a long, long way back, and yet, seem absolutely appropriate today.

“Rune” means “secrets” and refers to ancient symbols originated by early Scandanavian cultures. Runes were carved into rocks, metal, bone, and wood, and decorated the ships of the Vikings who spread them to other lands.Thought by some to be magical, runic symbols, at the very least, represent concepts useful to life and living, and can serve as reminders of our strengths and gifts and goals. We have chosen five of the happiest rune symbols to use for our stamps.

While abundance may seem to be the result of efforts made over a long period of time, it is actually within us and surrounding us always. This rune also symbolizes a binding and fulfilling commitment, as in marriage.

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Courage, strength, physical power and health. The ability to contend with forces external and internal, and the strength to tame that which needs taming in ourselves, in others, and in the world in general.

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The elk symbolizes our protectors, be they spirit guides, guardian angels, or maybe our own inner strengths. We do not have to feel afraid and alone because there is help and comfort available for the asking.

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Joy is the echo of the precious life within us. It is our natural state and is felt from deep inside. The best thing about joy is that it is infectious and can spread quickly and effortlessly.

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Wealth is measured not only by what we have, but by what we have to share. It is an attitude: the greatest wealth may have nothing at all to do with money, but may be measured in health, happiness, friends, and other “true” treasures.

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All Five Large Rune Stamps (Reg. $15.00) $13.50 (save 10%) Buy It!

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A central idea in Chinese philosophy is that the interaction of the opposite forces of Yin and Yang create the changes that keep the world turning, and that the universe requires a balance between them. The trinities of Yin and Yang lines that make up the eight Trigrams (all possible combinations of 3 lines) represent all the fundamental conditions on earth and in the cosmos.

We think these images make wonderful elements in collage and other mixed media pieces because the simple design of the line combinations can be echoed in so many ways in the piece.

The Trigrams are available in just one size at this time. If there is interest in other sizes, we will produce them.


Fortunate Blessings

Persistence · Patience · Hard Work · Good Direction

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The Journey

Good Fortune · Vital Life Energy

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Illumination

Clarity · Insight · Internal Light

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Relationships

Unconditional Love · Nourishment

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Elders

Support · Power Intelligence

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Contemplation

Introspection · Tranquility

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Creativity

Joyful Expression · Communication · Open-Heartedness

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Father

Creative Power · Strength · Inspiration · Determination

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