Like orgonite, I have a great affinity for water. Perhaps the fact that my sun sign is in Cancer, which represents the element of water, has something to do with it...
More than 10 years ago I put together my first tabletop fountain. That's an image of that fountain to the left - blue glass gems in a frosted green bowl with blue feet - which was the favourite source of drinking water of Queenie, my daughter's matriarch cat who died in June 2010 at over 20 years of age.
Throughout history people have delighted in the sounds of water, perhaps initially diverting natural springs to create an oasis of serenity. Today an indoor fountain provides a link to the outdoors, creating an ambience that works its magick and allows the sound of flowing water to soothe your soul. So connect with nature... let the calming sound of trickling water bring tranquillity into your home or office.
Specific benefits of an indoor fountain
In the words of Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tze: "Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as the water from a fountain. Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass the fountain."
More boons and blessings:
Some fountains I have made using various materials...
My most popular fountains are pictured below - platters in various colours.
These platters are also available in pale blue, orange and lime.
Various fillers may be used to hide the pump, tubing and electrical cord.
These fillers (stones, pebbles, marbles, glass gems, tumbled glass and slate are some examples) actually do double duty - they not only conceal but also act as design accents. Shells as fillers partner well with water and are available in various shapes, sizes and colours. Alongside is a translucent blue bowl in a silver holder filled with an assortment of shells. Note how the shells reflect the blue of the bowl!
Below are a couple of examples of small-scale fountains that take up little room. However, because the water reservoir is of a modest size, you'll need to top up these fountains with water more frequently.
I make to order - with your choice of bowl and stones. Suitable containers are glass, ceramic, terra cotta, metal, stone, a large shell, or even plastic.
The fountain on the left was made for a weekend event as part of an installation representing the element of water.
I used green unakite and shells as a filler in a 37cm diameter dimpled blue glass bowl, and positioned a piece of mopani wood (leached of tannin by keeping it immersed in water for over 2 weeks) to conceal the electrical cord.
1 Keep the water level of your fountain as full as possible to ensure optimum pump operation. If your tap water is hard, use distilled water instead.
2 Replace plants if necessary. Air plants are an excellent substitute for plants rooting in water, but ensure that air plant is positioned above the water level. Mist air plant 2 or 3 times a week with water.
3 About every 3 to 4 weeks take apart the fountain for a complete cleaning, to preserve the life of the pump. Be sure to disconnect first from the electricity supply and keep the plug out of the way to ensure it is kept dry! I generally loop the electrical cord over my shoulder.
4 Carry the fountain to a sink. Remove top accents such as shells, stones, crystals, plant cuttings and rinse well. Remove the pump guard (if supplied) and pump.
5 And now the cleaning process. First remove the coverings that guard the propeller, a slotted outer cover and an inner cover. Scrub these clean with warm water. Carefully brush clean any residue from other visible parts of the pump, including the propeller, suction cup feet and plastic hose. If necessary, soak all parts in vinegar or lemon juice to dissolve any mineral build-up.
6 To re-assemble your fountain, press down the suction cup feet of the pump for a secure grip. Cover the pump with the pump guard (if supplied), aligning the plastic hose.
7 Add water to within a few centimetres of the top of the bowl. Plug in the pump and switch on the power to test the flow of the water; the flow rate may be adjusted on the pump propeller cover, if necessary. Switch off the power after testing.
8 Place large stones over the pump and around it, then replace the other items. Plants are an ideal way to disguise the cord.
9 Arrange rocks so water hits them and not the pool of water directly, which often creates a lot of splash.
10 Switch on... and enjoy!
How to order
If you'd like to order a fountain, please get in touch with me via my contact page on this website. State your preference as to container shape, size and colour and choose a filler to complement it. Stone fillers that I often use are red jasper, african turquoise, unakite, rose quartz, river agate, black slate, sodalite, and river pebbles. Or you may prefer shells or glass gems.Depending on the materials used, the prices of Water Magick fountains range between R300 and R350.
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Angels are special
Each angel contains a copper-wrapped quartz crystal plus chips of rose quartz, chrysoprase and amethyst. Available in a wide range of muted colours, the angels are about 7.5cm high and 9cm wide.
Price: R140 each
Bodyguard Buttons are electromagnetic radiation shields that may be used not only on cell phones but also on any devices that emit EMF and EMR such as cordless phones, hairdryers, vacuum cleaners and game consoles.
The buttons contain fine aluminium shavings, bronze and copper powder, powdered kyanite, pyrite and unakite, and chips of quartz crystal, rose quartz, chrysoprase, amethyst and black tourmaline.
The price of the buttons is R65 each.
I also offer an orgonite Cell Charm that may be looped onto a cell phone, bag, keyring, rearview mirror, belt etc. The materials used in these charms are identical to those in the Bodyguard Buttons.
The Cell Charms are available at R75 each.
I discount field orgonite (TowerBusters) for quantity. TBs are rough-and-ready pieces mostly used outside the home, although they are very effective inside but not attractive enough to be put on display!
My new standard pieces, made in black or white, now contain unakite, a stone with properties very like orgonite!  Unakite is a balancing and grounding stone that promotes a calming energy, lifts depression, relieves stress and insomnia, protects against electromagnetic radiation and boosts healthy plant growth.
In addition, unakite is recommended for use by pregnant women, helps to release emotional blockages and may trigger psychic vision.
1 TB R40
2 TBs R75
3 TBs R110
4 TBs R145
5 TBs R175
6 TBs R205
7 TBs R235
8 TBs R260
9 TBs R285
10 TBs R310
TBs are very versatile orgonite items. Originally designed to clear the electromagnetic radiation emitting from cell phone towers, TBs are also perfect for promoting plant growth, creating a protective ring around your home and shielding you from EMF in your home (one per average sized room). Place one in your fridge, one close to your electrical distribution board and one at the water inlet to your home, as well.
I shall not be trading at markets for the foreseeable future.
Crops grown by P Barker as part of an orgonite plant experiment show massive differences in veggie size!