This is my own design and a European version of the Spirit box or pot used in Hoodoo and Vodou. To the Celts, Yew was a sacred tree because of its ability to live for thousands of years. Due to this longevity, our pagan predecessors believed that this tree with its roots in the underworld can aid the living in communing with their ancestors, the beloved dead. At one time, yew trees were always planted over graves because it was believed if a yew root passed through the deceased's mouth, that the spirit would be freed.
This yew skull is completely handcarved. There is a binding knot carved onto the back of the skull and painted red with a mixture of eco-friendly wood stain and my own handcrafted Rowan & Dragon's Blood oil. This knot is also a symbol of Samhuin, the feast of the dead - it will help to bind a spirit to the yew skull. A hole has been carved into the bottom of the skull to store red string or taglocks related to the spirit wished to be contained. This spirit skull is only meant to hold one spirit. The best use for it would be to invite an ancestor of yours to live in the skull and aid you in your spiritual quest and magical workings. A willing spirit will serve best.
Size: 2 inches long, 1.5 inches high, and 1.5 inches wide (5 x 4x 4 cm)