5" VINTAGE "LAMB HEAD" SKELETON KEY ~ @desirablesugar
1 PC ~ "LAMB HEAD" SKELETON KEY
METAL UNKNOWN ~ VERY HEAVY
SIZE APPROX 5" SHOWN IN PIC
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Named because of the shape of the opening it fits in. Rounded at the top with a narrowing triangle at the bottom, the keyhole resembles a stylized skull. Another name for key is Clavicle.
Keys provide access to locked rooms, cabinets or boxes. Key symbolism then indicates opening or discovering that which is hidden or held away in secret. Because skeleton keys usually
can open more than one lock, they are often considered a powerful symbol.
Keys religiously symbolize St. Peter, who is said to hold the "keys to the kingdom," or the keys to heaven. In the Tarot, The hierophant (trump number five) appears as a religious leader with two crossed keys. The two crossed keys are often associated with papal authority as well. The 21 cards of the tarot's major arcana are called "keys," referring to the ability to illuminate archetypes and stages of life. In Judaism, the key to the synagogue was sometimes to given to a pregnant woman, symbolizing "unlocking" her womb.
The symbolism of keys is present in both Ancient and Modern culture. A visiting celebrity or lauded individual might be given a "key to the city," an honor that implies power. The phrase "key to my heart" refers to intimacy and the "unlocking" of emotions or tenderness. Keys also connote the ability to uncover secret knowledge, illuminate hidden wisdom and gain entry to fortified areas. Keys can also symbolize initiation and freedom. Common phrases using key symbolism include: "key to my heart," "key to life," "key to wisdom," "under lock and key," "key to success," "key to wisdom," "key phrase" and "keywords."
When it comes to Magickal practices the symbolism of a skeleton key exists in it’s ability to open all doors, allowing passage into those places that exist behind locked barriers, physically & spiritually. This is in reference, of course, to liminal spaces, and the spiritual realms of the unseen. Keys represent knowledge and access. And it’s important to note that they can both open doors and LOCK doors. Possessing a key is both about gaining access and setting boundaries.
However, skeleton keys themselves hold quite a lot of mystique.
Though they generally hold a similar shape in our collective unconscious,
an actual skeleton key can be of any shape, including modern renditions of keys.
In divination, the passageway ‘In’.
The holder of the key is allowed access to all that is unseen.
It is a symbol for sealed or locked away secrets – an anchor in an obscuration spell.
An initiatory tool held by someone that wants access, into specific spaces on the other side.
A talisman in a protection spell.
Amulet for the Traveler.
Hung at doorways of your home for protection.
Removing blocks, Opening roads, or Calling spirits.
Skeleton Key, Skeleton Key,
I charge you with the task,
of unlocking the path of mystery, unto me.
Grant me passage,
Give me access,
Make available the secrets
that exist within.
No longer a mystery to me;
I Understand, Know & See ~ It is all clear to me!
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