In my spiritual tradition, decay and rot are seen as inherently sacred processes. Decay is unpleasant to some, but to others it’s a source of much-needed nourishment, from the smallest carrion beetle to the vulture on the wing.  It is both a transitory and transformative process, of life giving way to other life through death.

In this bucket is one of two large adult grey wolf skulls I have macerating.  This process harnesses the transformative power of rot by stripping flesh from bone using bacteria.  Once this process is complete and the skull is completely clean of flesh, it will go through a degreasing and whitening process.  Then it’ll be ready to become a powerful spiritual tool and interface.

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