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Monday, May 23, 2011

I found this magical item. What could it be used for?

Here’s another item which I’m imparting with magical properties. How could it be used by some fantasy character?
What first came to my mind was a fancy storage case used to protect a coveted, powerful deck of tarot card. The cards, case, and magical strength were all handed down through generations of readers in elaborate coming-of-age ceremonies. The young owner would cherish his/her gift. After celebration with family, friends, and important clan or village members bearing the same mark, the reader would eagerly set about learning to channel his/her new-found abilities. 

Advancing through years of study and practice, he/she would rise to the status of a venerated seer or prophet. A familiar set of magical instruments always nearby, this item may well have been the first, prompting the augur on his/her life path. 

Tell me what magic you see in this object.

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12 comments:

Roseanne Dowell said...

What a beautiful object. I love what you came up with. What do I see? I see an exquiste purse for a very special Cinderella type character. She found it in a trunk among her deceased mother's possessions. When she opens it, strange powers are bestowed on her.

Marsha A. Moore said...

What a great idea! Wouldn't that be a fun twist on the basic Cinderella story? Thanks, Roseanne!

Wendy said...

Both of your suggestions seem real magical possibilities to me. I had to think hard to come up with something different. I see a compact which when opened contains a mirror to allow you to see what you want to see, and on the other side, powder of the fairy dust kind to sprinkle for good (or evil) depending on the story.
That's a fun exercise. Thanks Marsha.

Sharon Sullivan-Craver said...

A lace decorated compact that when open contains the mystic powers of

Beauty--etheral and unblemished

Heart--to love completely and unconditional

Happiness--for all eternity to come.

Marsha A. Moore said...

These ideas are all fantastic. I really like your magic mirror concept, Wendy. And those mystic powers of Sharon's would enable a fascinating story.

Thanks for all the imagination!

JL Stratton said...

I see a compac or case that might contain some sacred herb or other plant material, when consumed gives a person some great power. this power, of course, is temporary. It could be a power of invisibility or a means of travel through space and time. It could give a power of intelligence, or maybe control over another if consumed by them. This item would be closely guarded by its owner, and highly sought by others (both good and evil) for its abilities. This herb or plant might also be otherwise extinct and unavailble in any quantity other than what is held withing the sacred container.

Marsha A. Moore said...

Hi J.L.! That's a great detail, to make the contents sought by others, to create a battle for the prize. Wonderful!

Julianne said...

At first glance? I thought it was a flask, so I was immediately put in mind of magic potions--or poisons! I guess it's more of a compact, so I think it would be a good place to store a magic mirror.

Marsha A. Moore said...

Potion, poison, or magic mirror...I like them all. Seems a good place to store something wonderful or wicked! Thanks, Julianne.

Emily Pikkasso said...

Hey Marsha
It is the pattern which speaks to me. There is a whole language associated with math called Gematria which also deals with mathmatical patterns which repeat and are actually the building blocks of the universe. My thought on the object was there is a wealth of information hidden in the design and the equations and functions needed to produce that particular design. John Michel's books are a wealth of information on this. Also the topic of sacred of geometry could be a part of discovering the meaning of the design and the ability to build vast cathedrals. Secrets the masons guarded with thier lives.

Very pretty item BTW

Nancy

Marsha A. Moore said...

That's a terrific take on it! An important code hidden in the mathematics of the lace pattern. Very imaginative! Thanks, Nancy.

Tamie Odom said...

While it looks flat, I notices what appears to be a top, screw opening or pull type and that got my mind thinking elaborate perfume bottle, irresistible smells and all that. Perhaps, or maybe even holding the elixir of life... whatever is in there must be heady stuff!