Each house from The Enchanted World of Fairy Woodland begins its life in a bed of sand â€“ that's where the twigs are glued together to make the framework for the walls. When the cold processed porcelain is poured into the frame, over the stones, the sand adheres to it and helps form the walls. That bed of sand is the foundation, the primal ooze, from which the houses ultimately emerge. So what makes up the bed of sand is the heart of the alchemy.
The sand is a metaphysical soup that has been collected from a wide variety of places including the Anza Borego Desert, an ancient sea bed which contains 12 million year old fossils including small fragments of the Tree of Life.1 It contains sands from numerous places on the Pacific Coast, from the Hopi reservation, from the Hogan of a Navajo medicine man, the banks of the Hudson River, Lake, Erie, the Herkimer diamond mine in upstate New York, the banks of the Mississippi River, volcanic sands from Mt. Rainier, Crater Lake, and mother lode goldmine tailings from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It also contains sands from the Ard As Sawwan Desert in Jordan, from inside the Great Pyramid and from between the feet of the Sphinx in Egypt, from Bethlehem, from the Dead Sea, and from the place where Jesus is said to have been baptized. There are sands from Russia, England, Ireland, and Scotland and from a mandala created by Tibetan Monks as a Prayer for Peace. The sand has been sprinkled with water from Chalice Well in Glastonbury, England, and from Tilch o Tal, the sacred Buddhist lake high in the Himalayas in Nepal. We keep adding to the "soup" because we want as broad and varied an energy base for the houses as possible.
1Jamie Sams, Other Council Fires Were Here Before Ours. The story is about the destruction of the Tree of Life by the two leggeds (humans).