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The Secret Door Makers Series: Malas in August
August 18, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Secret Door invites you to join us for a fun and informative class on the art of energetic jewelry making!
You will have the unique opportunity to create custom, one of a kind, pieces of energetic jewelry imbued with your specific intentions and comprised of natural stones, crystals and semi precious jewels YOU hand select for both their beauty and specific properties to add meaning to your mala beyond that of typical jewelry. Malas are perfect for personal use and also make a wonderful and intentional gift, just in time for the holidays!
For just $85 you will create an heirloom quality Mala or choose the new option of 3 Bracelets, while sipping mojitos, wine and enjoying light refreshments in the company of like minded and fun loving individuals.
What is a Mala?
A mala (translation: garland) is a string of 108 beads with one bead as the summit or head bead called a ‘sumeru.’ Malas are used as a tool to help the mind focus on meditation, prayer or to count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions. Although not specifically a religious accessory, malas, (see also prayer beads or rosaries) can be used in prayer, meditation, or for manifestation. Some place great store in the material of which the mala is composed claiming one material is best for a certain type of devotion over another. However, it’s not just the material of which the mala is made but the frequency of use and intention of the person which are of ultimate importance. Some, especially during the 1980s in the USA when they were used as a fashion accessory, refer to malas as “power beads.”