July 2011 Newsletter
One Race Project, Courage and
This newsletter is about courage, willpower and motivational jewelry.
is dedicated to a beloved person, a friend and a client named Rich
Aaron Norris that helped me organize a new project called "the Symbol
of Humanity" or "One Race project". Rich is one of the most positive
people I know. He is a gifted writer, a man with infinite willpower,
endless love, and rare quality of encouraging and supporting others.
All of this is not obvious at all, considering the fact Rich is
suffering from a rare sickness called PSC. Due to his difficult
have recently decided to send him the ring of courage and the pendant
of courage and to dedicate this newsletter to motivation jewelry.
The "One Race" Project
I live in Israel, and see the fear, the hatered and the territorial
disputes in the Middle East that resemble the chaotic state of mankind
in many different parts of the globe. I'm often surprised to see the
broad usage of the word "race" by people that consider themselves as
cultural and progressive.
Today, despite the fact that there are external alterations derived
from long times of territorial separation, the fact that we are all
one race, takes more respectful place in the civilized world and is
accepted as a true scientific fact.
I've been looking for a really long time for a symbol that will utter
the unity of mankind, and finally found it. The symbol of One Race is
combined out of two components:
The first is a solar cross, which is considered to be the most ancient
symbol in history of mankind. The
solar cross is the symbol of Earth, as it was depicted by our
ancestors, who used the circle and the cross as a symbol of the Earth
and the four winds according to the movement of the Sun.
The second part of the symbol is the first letter of the Phoenician
alphabet. This letter looks like the head of a bull – an ancient symbol
of mankind. In ancient agriculture history, as it is still today in
some places, the bull helped to plow the fields. The Phoenician
alphabet is the earliest method of writing that has transformed with
time to be the foundations of different types of writing. In addition,
this human alphabet stands for communication, and so its symbol has the
ability to produce communication among people. That's why I've found
this symbol as the most appropriate one to symbolize unity.
I got the final inspiration that helped me to create this symbol during
an interesting experience I had a few of weeks ago. I am studying the
craft of building stringed instruments/guitars and making my own
designs . During my studies we came to a big wood warehouse.
in the warehouse, we were talking about one of the recent violent
actions that took place in the world. As the conversation went on, I
mentioned the absurd fact that we direct our efforts towards making
musical instruments that bring joy and beauty, while around the globe
there are so many people who do the opposite.
Walking in the warehouse, we got to an inner hall that contained big
plates of wood with spectacular carvings on it. Those woods were
supposed to be delivered to synagogues. Ity had a repetitive pattern
of the Seven Species-seven fruits and grains mentioned in the bible as
typical to the land of Israel and part of the local ancient
agriculture. There was also a verse from the book of Isaiah: " and
they shall beat their swords into plough-shares and their spears into
pruning-hooks, nation shall not lift up sword against nation neither
shall they learn war anymore". The Sentence is engraved on the
outer circle of the pendant and on the sides of the ring.
The most peculiar thing happened two weeks later while I was at the
guitar workshop I stumbled upon a book about "The unsung heroes of the
ragtime blues guitar which is my favorite style of playing and the name
of the book was "and
they shall beat their swords into guitars...."
This is a poem that Rich wrote eleven years ago.
By Rich A. Norris
Without hate there would be no crime,
Racism would crumble to dust,
Pessimism would turn to optimism,
War would become obsolete,
Pride would give humility it's due time
Self-degradation would be without a doubt totally irrational,
Fear would have no light,
Possibilities would become realities and
Love would grow indefinitely
You are more than welcome to join his member's page and to send him
One of the main reasons for mankind to go towards a chaotic state of
war is fear. One of the most popular jewels on my site is the "Ring of Courage".
On the ring there is an engraving of a text I wrote after a long period
looking for a way to deliver a message of courage, using a symbol. One
of the most moving feedbacks I’ve got was the feedback of an Italian
writer named Roberto Sabiano,
who wrote a documentary book about a cruel crime organization that used
to be operated in Sicily.
This book had become a best-seller and Roberto started to be threatened
by the mafia and was given protection from the police. An Italian
client of mine showed me a part of an Italian TV show, which showed how
Roberto explained the meaning of the Ring Of Courage to the audience.
Eclipse pendant and the Alchemical Wedding Talisman
In our astrology section you can find a new addition of the Eclipse
Talisman that has been created on the first of July, between the hours
of 11:27 and 12:16 am. This pendant represents a deep and meaningful
change in its owner's life, and this time its edition is limited to
four pieces only.
The Alchemical Wedding pendant was created in the 20th of July, 20 to
54 minutes passed midnight. It is a combination of ancient symbols of
astrology, alchemy, the magical unity of the soul, and the perfect
balance of the poles. This talisman edition is limited to 5 pieces.