"The Hindu/Buddihist mala is the Great Mother of rosaries. from India and the Himalayan kingdoms, it traveled east to China and Japan. It also traveled west to frica and Europe, whre it evolved into the Islamic subha, the Christian rosary, the Eastern orthodox prayer rope, and the secular worry beads used throughtout Greece and the Middle East...Nearly two-thirds of the world's population prays or meditates with beads."
Dharma Beads, Joanna Arettam
About Goddesseye Prayer Beads
Each set is constructed by hand. An an individual work of art, no two are exactly alike. They are made in a state of focused attention, with the conscious intention to infuse them with Loving Kindness and Peace.
My Prayer Beads are made with materials fitting for a Goddess. The elements I use most often are:
- Sterling silver, gold, or lead-free pewter wire and components
- Swarovski crystals
- Semi-precious stones
Goddesseye Prayer Beads with crosses are constructed like traditional rosaries, with 5 sets of 10 beads, 4 focal beads, a center, and 5 beads and a cross or crucifix. I like the cross better than t a crucifix, to represent the Living Spirit.
I also make chaplets and rosary bracelets which can be used the same way as a full size rosary.
- Glass beads
The Goddess Rosary is my own design. Representing the Divine Feminine, she can be the femine aspect of God or any Goddess you like—including your own Inner Goddess. Four sets of nine beads with three focals. And always a Swarovski crystal bead above her for enlightenment.