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I did get some drawing done this week. So much is going on in my life that I just wanted to draw. Drawing takes me away. Makes me focus on the lines instead of whatever is going on.
The earliest archaeological evidence of bells dates from the 3rd millennium BC, and is traced to the Yangshao culture of Neolithic China. Clapper-bells made of pottery have been found in several archaeological sites. The pottery bells later developed into metal bells. In West Asia, the first bells appear in 1000 BC.
It seems that every culture, religion and belief system have a connection to bells. They all believed they did the same thing. The ringing of bells got rid of evil spirits, negative energy and of course the Church rang them to get rid of witches. In many cultures bells are put into jewelry, sewn onto childrens clothing, and of course put on animal collars. All for protection. Shopkeepers hung bells over their thresholds, not so much to alert them to the entry of customers but to keep evil spirits from entering their premises. Gremlin Bells, Guardian Bells, or Spirit Bells, are a good luck charm for motorcycle riders. The bell is said to protect them on their travels. It is attached to the lowest part of the frame. So you see having bells in your home, your car, your buisness, or maybe just wearing a small bell will keep the negative away from you.
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