Processing Mussels, Cockles and Whelks
Cockle: The basis of the expression “warming the cockles of the heart,” She stands in for the Goddess on my altar alongside the Horse Conch for the God. The conch shell's spiral form and relation to water cause it to . The lightning whelk is an edible species of very large predatory sea snail or whelk. Mussels. Introduction. The mussel (Mytilus edulis) is eaten throughout Europe, and to a lesser extent in North America. It is a bivalve, that is the shell is in two. They werent cockles or whelks. They were . The only connection to Cewin/ Quen/ etc I can find is Caenogastropoda, some type of periwinkle.
Fill a small green or gold pouch with seashells, a silver coin and mint, which is a money-drawing herb. Hang the bag where you do business, and rub it when you desire prosperity. Place a small seashell in your wallet or purse to continually keep money coming to it. Because of this, shells have strong protective energies. Many cultures in coastal areas use shells in folk magic to protect the home by placing strings of shells over windows and doors.
Necklaces of strung shells can be worn by children to keep them close to home and safe from harm. Placing a small, round shell on the collars of your pets will keep them safe should they wander from home. Seashells that wash up on the shore come from a netherworld where ocean meets land. Many shells, particularly sea snails and the chambered nautilus, form or contain a spiral—the powerful symbol of the Great Mother Goddess.
Spiral shells can be used to stimulate energy in your home or in ritual. Other shells have a calming effect because of their smooth surfaces.
Shells can be placed anywhere singly, or they may be in jars, bowls, and baskets. A summer wreath for the front door could include a few seashells to add their magic to the energy that enters your home.
Each seashell was created as its home by an individual animal who had their own package of DNA and their own consciousness. Each shell, therefore, has its own bundle of information to share with us.
That information is waiting to be accessed whenever we hold a particular shell, or even just look at one in a photograph. Naturally, each type of shell has its own particular associated which lend itself more to some spells than others.
Day 21~ Sea Shells, their Meanings and Magick – SeastarsMermaidsCove
Abalone is closely connected to that of the Water element and the vibrations of Love, Beauty, Gentleness, Caring, Compassion and Peace. Abalone Shell has been used in jewelry making and religious spiritual ceremonies for countless ages.
It was used by Native Northwest American Indians for cleansing, offerings and prayers. On an intuitive level, Abalone helps to stimulate psychic development and intuition while promoting the power of imagination. It has a soothing vibration that can help calm emotions during deep healing and will emotionally support the growth of Self. Within Third Eye Chakra, it will stimulate psychic intuition. Within the Heart Chakra it will help to gently clear and release emotions of fear, sorrow or any other negative feelings held.
Day 21~ Sea Shells, their Meanings and Magick
Abalone can be used for chakra balancing because abalone has all of the colors of the rainbow, abalone can be used with almost any chakra balancing techniques you have learned. If the meats are to be heat processed, a 5 oz. Shelf life should then be comparable with canned foods, but it is still necessary to avoid discoloration of the contents by protecting the jars from strong light. The spices are simmered but not boiled in the vinegar for 45 minutes and then strained out; the solution is filtered and set aside to cool.
The spice content may of course be varied to taste. Mussel liquor obtained during extraction of the cooked meats from the shell may be used instead of water to dilute the solution before adding to the bottled meats.
Similarly white wine or wine vinegar may be used as alternatives to distilled vinegar. Scrupulous care must be taken to ensure perfectly clean conditions throughout the bottling process. Jellied Mussels Clean cooked meats are first pickled for three days in a vinegar solution made by adding one part of distilled vinegar to two parts of water.
When the jelly solution is cool, it is mixed with 2 pints of spiced vinegar and 2 pints of water. The meats are packed into jars and the mixture poured over them. Jellied mussels are not processed and should be stored in a cool place; shelf life should be from 2 to 4 months. Turn the meats over once during the process to ensure uniform smoking.
The jars should be processed under water to prevent breakage, and cooled slowly. The smoked meats may also be packed in cans and heat processed. Canned Mussels Mussel meats may be canned in brine, or in a sauce, for example tomato sauce or tomato ketchup; smoked meats may be packed in brine or in edible oil. The cooked, cleaned meats are washed in fresh water or in weak brine, but not soaked, and weighed into cans; washing in weak brine prevents loss of flavour where the meats are not to be canned in brine.
Meats packed with sauce, or smoked meats in oil instead of brine, need sterilizing in a similar manner.
Whereas a sealed lens allows for the formation of highly focused and clear, detailed surrounding imagery, nautiluses have a simple pinhole eye open to the environment which only allows for the creation of correspondingly simple imagery.
Instead of vision, the animal is thought to use olfaction smell as the primary sense for foraging and for locating and identifying potential mates. They are oval structures densely packed with elliptical calcium carbonate crystals. Brain and intelligence[ edit ] Main article: Cephalopod intelligence Nautiluses are much closer to the first cephalopods that appeared about million years ago than the early modern cephalopods that appeared maybe million years later ammonoids and coleoids.
They have a seemingly simple brainnot the large complex brains of octopuscuttlefish and squidand had long been assumed to lack intelligence. But the cephalopod nervous system is quite different from that of other animals, and recent experiments have shown not only memory, but a changing response to the same event over time. The blue light was again flashed without the food 3 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 6 hours, 12 hours, and 24 hours later.
The nautiluses continued to respond excitedly to the blue light for up to 30 minutes after the experiment.