Mortar & Pestles are a very precious tools for crushing and grounding either food, herbs, or seeds and other varieties of herbal and mystical spellwork & medicine.
We are all connected by the sea. We are all affected by it, just as we affect it in turn. Use in rituals for home protection, purification, and cleansing. This beautiful mortar & pestle was hand carved out of Orthoceras fossil which is wonderful stone to assist you in moving from the old to the new and to be receptive to the fresh, innovative forces that are available to you. Fossils can assist you in your quest for transition, transformation and personal growth, helping you to understand the process of change. They can help you instill quality and excellence in your environment.
They are from the Ordovician period ( 400+ million years ago) and are the earliest recognizable animals. They are ancestors to the modern day squid. Even though they were among the earliest forms of life, this class of nautiloid is still considered to be one o f the most intelligent forms of ocean life. The Orthoceras ranged in size from a few inches in length to over six feet. They could swim as well as crawl on the ocean floor. By filling the chambers in their shells with air they could float through the seas propelling themselves by squirting jets of water. As they died their shells accumulated upon the ocean floor, then covered by sediments they transformed into stone over the ages.
This bad boy is huuuuuge!