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9-18 Piece Divination Bone Sets

$15.00 - $83.00

“Naughty John, Naughty John, does his work with his apron on. Cuts your throat and takes your bones, sells 'em off for a coupla stones.”
Libba Bray, The Diviners

 

In bone divination, also known as throwing the bones, bones are softly tossed (like dice) and then interpreted by the patterns. Throwing the bones in a variety of forms is traditional in many cultures around the world, including Africa, Asia, and the Americas. There are often other small objects included such as shells, roots, nuts, and amulets of all kinds.

Mother Maggie’s one-of-a-kind starter/travel bone sets each contain an assortment of 9-18 (labeled) real bones, teeth, claws, shells, roots, nuts, and seeds, amulets and talismans, and a detailed guideline sheet of suggested symbolism, housed in an antique tin.

We carry both real and replica bones. We will not knowingly carry bones from an endangered or protected species. We do not support poaching of animals. Our sources obtain bones from natural and predator deaths, road kills, and legal hunting and trapping operations. 

Each piece has been cleansed by Mother Maggie’s during curation, but cleansing the set and each piece yourself (with a spiritual cologne or by smoke) while getting to know the collection is suggested. We also carry 2 great books about bone-throwing.

 

F. 9-Piece Travel Bone Set 1

Bobcat Phalange (toe) .75 inch; Coyote Claw (foot) .8 inch; White-Tail Deer Hock (leg) 2.5 inches; Red Fox Calcaneus Hock (leg) 1.4 inches

Bone-Carved Skull Bead (unknown); Purple Cowrie Shell; Glass Heart Bead; Amethyst Point

John the Conqueror Root

Antique hinged Lakeroi Pastilles tin, approximately 2.5 x 2.5 inches

F. Travel Bone Set 1 - $29.00

 

G. 9-Piece Travel Bone Set 2 - SOLD

Bobcat Phalange (toe) .75 inch; Coyote Claw (foot) .8 inch; White-Tail Deer Hock (leg) 2.5 inches; Red Fox Calcaneus Hock (leg) 1.4 inches

Bone-Carved Skull Bead (unknown); Purple Cowrie Shell; Amethyst Point; British West African Star of David Half-Penny

John the Conqueror Root

Antique Gold Medal Compound Pills tin, approximately 3 x 1.75 inches

G. Travel Bone Set 2 - $29.00 - SOLD

 

H. 9-Piece Travel Bone Set 3

Bobcat Phalange (toe) .75 inch; Coyote Claw (foot) .8 inch; White-Tail Deer Hock (leg) 2.5 inches; Turkey Vertebra (neck) 1.25 inches

Bone-Carved Skull Bead (unknown); Brass 4-Leaf Clover Charm; Purple Cowrie Shell; Amethyst Point

John the Conqueror Root

Antique unknown typewriter ribbon tin, approximately 2.5 x 2.5 inches

H. Travel Bone Set 3 - $30.00

 

I. 9-Piece Travel Bone Set 4

Bobcat Phalange (toe) .75 inch; Coyote Claw (foot) .8 inch; White-Tail Deer Hock (leg) 2.5 inches; Turkey Vertebra (neck) 1.25 inches

Bone-Carved Skull Bead (unknown); Purple Cowrie Shell; Amethyst Point; British West African Star of David Half-Penny

John the Conqueror Root

Antique U-ALL-NO After Dinner Mint tin, approximately 2.5 x 2.5 inches

I. Travel Bone Set 4 - $30.00

 

J. 9-Piece Travel Bone Set 5

Bobcat Phalange (toe) .75 inch; Coyote Claw (foot) .8 inch; White-Tail Deer Hock (leg) 2.5 inches; Turkey Vertebra (neck) .9 inch

Bone-Carved Skull Bead (unknown); Brass 4-Leaf Clover Charm; Purple Cowrie Shell

John the Conqueror Root; Little John to Chew Root

Antique Grand Prize Wearite Typewriter Ribbon tin, approximately 2.5 x 2.5 inches

J. Travel Bone Set 5 - $31.00

 

K. 9-Piece Travel Bone Set 6

Bobcat Phalange (toe) .75 inch; Coyote Claw (foot) .8 inch; White-Tail Deer Hock (leg) 2.75 inches; Turkey Vertebra (neck) .9 inch

Bone-Carved Skull Bead (unknown); Brass 4-Leaf Clover Charm; Purple Cowrie Shell

John the Conqueror Root; Little John to Chew Root

Vintage hinged Sucrets Lozenges tin, approximately 3.25 x 2.5 inches

K. Travel Bone Set 6 - $31.00

 

L. 18-Piece Travel Bone Set 7

Bobcat Metacarpal (foot) 2.75 inches; Coyote Canine (tooth) 1.25 inches; White-Tail Deer Antler (tip) 2 inches; Human Metacarpal (finger) 1.9 inches; Human Metatarsal (foot) 2.5 inches; Raccoon Baculum (penis) 4 inches; Diamondback Rattlesnake Mandible (jaw) 2 inches

Bone-Carved Skull Bead (unknown); 3 Sea Shells (2 mollusk; 1 purple-top cowrie); Amethyst Point; Obsidian Arrowhead

Black Cardamom Pod; Comfrey Root slice; John the Conqueror Root; Little John to Chew Root; Nutmeg Seed

Antique hinged Tom Long Tobacco tin, approximately 4.25 x 3.25 inches

L. Travel Bone Set 7 - $79.00

 

M. 18-Piece Travel Bone Set 8

Bobcat Metacarpal (foot) 2.75 inches; Coyote Canine (tooth) 1.25 inches; White-Tail Deer Antler (tip) 2.25 inches; Human Metacarpal (finger) 1.75 inches; Human Metatarsal (foot) 2.25 inches; Raccoon Baculum (penis) 4 inches; Diamondback Rattlesnake Mandible (jaw) 2.5 inches

Bone-Carved Skull Bead (unknown); 3 Sea Shells (2 mollusk; 1 purple-top cowrie); Amethyst Point; Obsidian Arrowhead

Black Cardamom Pod; Comfrey Root slice; John the Conqueror Root; Little John to Chew Root; Nutmeg Seed

Antique Riley’s Toffee/Niagara Falls tin, approximately 5.75 x 4.25 inches

M. Travel Bone Set 8 - $83.00

 

Our full bone sets are available here.

Our single bones are available here.

Our single roots are available here.

Our amulets are available here.

Our single stones are available here.

Our cleansing smudges are available here.

Our cleansing colognes are available here.

We have two excellent books about throwing bones available here.

 

 

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These awesome travel bone sets are created for Mother Maggie’s by the matchless Sister Robin, our friend at Mystic Cartel. Each set contains an antique (or new) tin, an assortment of bones, roots, amulets, and an informational sheet. These bone sets are great as both a starter kit for the beginner and a travel (or not) kit for the experienced reader!

 

A. Deo Favente (New) Tin, Travel Bone Set, $15.00 SOLD

B. La Sirena/Mermaid (New) Tin, Travel Bone Set, $15.00 SOLD

C. Smith & Corona (Antique) Tin, Travel Bone Set, $27.00 SOLD

D. Popui (Antique) Tin, Travel Bone Set, $27.00 SOLD

E. Sucrets (Antique) Tin, Travel Bone Set, $33.00 SOLD

 

We also carry two wonderful books on throwing bones:

Bones, Shell, and Curios by Michele Jackson

Throwing the Bones by catherine yronwode