Dolls were used in rites, rituals and love spells for centuries, because they were considered rich of Spiritual power.
There is no greater blessing a mother can give her daughter than to symbolically give her a Doll that represents her intuition.
Intuition senses the directions to take, understands hidden motives and intentions, and leads to the ability to move through the world and expand self-confidence.
We often say “I knew I shouldn’t have done a certain thing” and this happens because we don’t listen to that inner Voice.
And this is also true for Men, who are afraid of the feminine force hidden in them and of that part connected to the wisdom of Being that is inside each of Us.
The Doll represents therefore the voice of reason, that unconscious part that perpetually continues its work even when we sleep.
Get used to asking it a question before falling asleep and you will find an answer when you wake up!
It takes a bit of practice, but you’re sure to succeed.
The important thing is to pay attention to the answers that will come because something in the psyche, in the doll, or in the collective unconscious will select the answer for Us if we know how to ask and accept it with sincerity.
In the small body of the doll lies the Great Intuition. But it’s necessary to nourish it, keep it trained and listen to it. It cannot be forgotten.
And if you get used to consulting it at every step of Life you will be able to choose Friends and Lovers wisely.
When we are deeply connected to our Soul we can understand what we really want.
If you surround yourself with people who are cruel, destructive, passionless or who are not interested in you, you will not be able to stay in touch with your awareness.
A friend-lover should see you as a flower, growing, living and breathing, and it is wonderful… these are the people to surround yourself with!
The ideal is to always consult our Being first through one or more available aspects: one of these is surely the Doll representing your Self, who surely knows what to do and what is best for us.
Dolls have been part of the human race since prehistoric times, offered as gifts to kings, used in temples representing saints, regularly washed and dressed with handmade clothes and brought among the crops so that they could intercede in favor of man.
They are connected to the symbols of the elf, the gnome, the fairy and the dwarf. In the fables they represent the deep wisdom of the psyche.
They were made of clay or wood and used to represent religious figures or as toys. Many dolls have been found in Egyptian tombs dating back to 2000 BC, in painted clay, without joints or only sketched, some still retain the hair decorated with beads strung in wood or clay.
Other very simple dolls have been found as part of funeral trousseaus, made with movable arms that suggest that they were toys. Many dolls have been found with their own beds and miniature furniture.
For several centuries dolls were sewn by mothers for their children or little girls made them themselves out of wood, clay, stone, or, more simply, out of cloth and thread. Other primitive examples of Roman and Greek dolls used as games, or wooden dolls dedicated to the Goddesses, have been found.
During the centuries Europe has been an important center for the production of dolls.
Since 1800 dolls started to be made of wood pulp or paper, a material useful to be mass produced.
Porcelain, on the other hand, became popular at the beginning of the 19th century.
The fine Biscuit porcelain dolls, were introduced in the late 1860’s, destined for the collectors market today.