Shaman Bell Crotal - pendent

Id #410 designed 2010





The Shaman Bell is my own synthesis of the Vagra (male scepter) and Ghanta (female bell) used by a lama in Tantric Buddhism. In Other cultures a Shaman. Together they represent the truth: the absolute and the relative. A path to transcendental enlightenment.

A Shaman may also have small crotal bells, sometimes referred to as Tiger bells. They worn worn on a sash to add presence to the movement of a Shaman performing his duties.

My bell symbolically combines the form and functions of all three of these important ritual objects.

It is a personal reminder that awareness is a life long quest.


Bell on chord and below: are made of bronze in the rainbow finish.


Shaman acrylic on canvas 30 x 40