This gorgeous piece of onyx banded in colors of gray, beige, red and white has been sculpted into the shape of a cougar. The fetish is in excellent condition, and its style replicates Mayan imagery. This piece was acquired in the late 1980s by Dogbotz Boneyard co-owner Dan Hartmann.
In spiritual work, a fetish is a carving that not only represents but also embodies the awareness and capabilities, of the image fashioned. Therefore, in this instance, the cougar to the First Nations of North and South America reflects the power of inspection, observation and scrutiny. In the wild, this creature will stare at an object, unmoving, for what seems like an eternity and done with great patience. Thus, the cougar is a potent reminder to focus intensely on that which we pursue in life.
As for onyx, some of its spiritual, healing properties include:
- Inner strength, endurance and persistence.
- Enhancement of one’s core vitality (especially beneficial for body builders).
- Fundamental lesson of emotional neutrality.
- Clear understanding and appreciation of dream experiences.
- Physical stimulation and strengthening of the feet, ankles, and knees.
This powerful fetish would make an ideal gift for a loved one in need of its healing properties, or consider purchasing it for your own well-being.