THE STAVES OF DISCERNMENT
The final renderings (above) of three finial designs are from the series Empyrean by Emily Fletcher. Each finial sits as a numinous golden talisman atop a stave – becoming the ‘crown’ piece of a Stave of Discernment. The gesture of each finial personifies the unfolding, burgeoning and uprising of an individual’s soul-life aspiring for inner transformation and a deeper, more integrated connection with the Higher Self. For the owner of such a stave it represents, and is a reminder of, the ennoblement of the soul and embodies courage, nobility and aspirational striving through the self-mastery of the individual.
RIGHT: JOURNAL SKETCHES OF THE FINIALS
Pages from a small daily journal of finial drawings – each sketch was part of a daily contemplative drawing practice.