I wanted to find out what species of sea snail my pendant came from and instead I discovered the cultural history of gastropod opercula and that Shiva shells are a Western fad/sham market invented in the mid 2000s. Neat!
Jotted down some thoughts on Zan-Shin and mindful awareness and their part in my practice. I’m realising more and more that things that make sense to me aren’t even considered by must witches, shamans, et cetera. That doesn’t bother me, but it strikes me how much of popular spirituality is just market filler with crystals, that kind of thing.