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RESEARCH TRIP Italian Research Trip! Hello everyone, I'm returning to Italy to visit a couple new regions and complete interviews for Volume 2 of "Italy's Witches and Medicine Women"! In the meanwhile I'm completing "Italian Magic: Secret Lives of Women" an illustrated encyclopedia-type collection of domestic Mother Magic traditions from agricultural Italian communities all over Italy and her islands. I've been translating interviews from last year, compiling research and have dedicated my past few years solely to taking and sharing these journeys. If you can donate a little or a lot, every bit of help from you goes to my extensive train travels across Italy, meet ups in far-reaching villages, translations from dialects if need be, and all the other expenses it takes to gather the info, put it into book format, and publish! I have some interesting rewards set up for you if you choose to donate!
there are: AMULET REWARDS, HERBS REWARDS SOUVENIR PACKAGES STONE EXCHANGE PRAYER PACKAGES and ART PRINTS below:
Your donations go to: the many trains and buses I have to take in criss-cross treks, small audio recording device, video memory cards, translator ear buds where I have to go remotely alone without a guide, bnbs.
I'm also open to other combo options, please send a request my way: firstname.lastname@example.org (this page doesn't allow photo resizing, so I will also put these on my website: www.karyncrisisheals.com ++++++++++++++++++++++++ With the protective AMULET Rewards, I will show you options based on sizes/prices.. they are all made of silver, with the exception of corals. I can gather many more designs than you see pictures. During my trip (late May to early July) as I gather AMULETS, I'll email photos to you so you can pick your choice ! Then I will ship it to you when I return to the US in early July.
REWARD Category 1: Small AMULETS- $27 (size approx 1/2" - 3/4", some reach 1" with clasp) includes shipping Types of options: Moon crescents, hands with horns, keys, mini brooms, mini coral, etc) in the photo below, the moons and the mano cornuto are in this category.
___________________ REWARD Category 2: Medium AMULETS- $63-93 includes shipping (red corals above and other amulets approximate 1" -1.5") This amazing, large broom has a phrase stamped on its sides "spazza guai"which means: sweeping troubles (away)" It's 2" tall. Red corals, medium size :$63
Red corals, medium size :$63 ________________
REWARD Category 3: Large AMULETS - $125 includes shipping (2" amulets such as the Buona Fortuna with serpent hair, large coral)
REWARD CATEGORY 4: collection of 4 small amulets: $ 100
REWARD CATEGORY 5: collection of various sized amulets: $ 300
++++++++++++++++++++++++ HERBS Kits REWARDS: I will be gathering herbs again from Naples, from Emilia Romagna, and from Liguria. You are welcome to request general herb kits or unusual herb kits. I'll include some info on ways the herbs are used magically.
Summer is the perfect time to get freshly picked protective plants in Italy such as: Rue, Iperico/Hypericum, Olive Leaf, Juniper Berries, Thyme, Gentian root, Artemisia and more! For more unusual herbs, like Mallow, please leave me a note and I'll find what I can! Or, if you're searching for an herb for a particular magical purpose, let me know also!
HERBS Kit small $27 HERBS Kit medium $63 HERBS Kit large $125
++++++++++++++++++++++++ SOUVENIR Kits: Souvenir kits will be an assortment of whatever local items I can find: hand carved mini owls, Befana/Kitchen Witch dolls of various types and sizes, olive wood bowls and spoons, sometimes I and find terra cotta bells made to look like a witch wearing a hat, altar brushes, hand carved mini cats, moon ceramics, ceramic plaques, ceramic mano cornuto and other protective decorative charms from Naples, various amulets like red coral, manufica etc, Liquore Strega tins, essential oil perfumes... all based on what's available at the time!
One of the places I regularly support is Lilia's shop in Triora (I interviewed Lilia in my book "Italy's Witches and Medicine Women Vol 1."
SINGLE SOUVENIR: $10 SINGLE SOUVENIR: $15 2 SOUVENIRS : $23
SOUVENIR Kit small $ 52
SOUVENIR Kit medium $ 105
SOUVENIR Kit large $225
SOUVENIR Kit with Souvenirs, Herbs and Charms: $ 350
This is Lilia in her shop with a surprising sign in English (she doesn't speak English) The town she's in, Triora, has an elevation of 2,559′ ! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
STONE EXCHANGE PRAYERS: $18. I visit sacred places that are mostly not part of the tourist routes and I like to leave prayers in these natural spots. This time, I'd like to offer that you can mail me a pebble that's been charged with your prayer (I can email you a little ritual for doing this) and I will bury that pebble at a specific site of your choosing (I'll email you the list of places I'm visiting), and I'll take a little pebble from where I leave your prayer and mail it back to you along with a photo of where I left the offering of your pebble.
ENVELOPE PRAYERS: $ 15 You're welcome to mail me your prayer or request on a small piece of paper that I'll bury at the site of your choosing (I'll email you the list of places I'm visiting). After I bury it I'll send you a photo of where and when it was offered.
INTENTIONAL NAME: $ ANY AMOUNT It would be my pleasure to leave your name on a small piece of paper at the site of your choosing (I'll email you the list of places I'm visiting) and I will email you a photo of where I left your offering...you can connect to this place with your own thoughts and energy and make whatever request or leave whatever prayer of offering you choose and you can use the photo as a point of focus if you need...for that moment or to reflect upon at any time.
Archival Giclee Prints on Fiber Etching Rag paper Size: 8"x10" paper, 1/2" white border..image fits within 7"x9" (some are slightly narrower than others) $38.00 including Priority Mail Shipping. I will be mailing these out before I go to Italy..so they will ship during the week of May 15th!