Bear Mound Spirits
Built by some long ago native civilization, this effigy mound is one of many in Devil’s Lake State Park. In the late 1890s, locals began preserving the mounds, uncovering them from wild vegetation. It is believed the mounds were used in ceremony to connect the populace to the energy of the animals and the land.
Also shown is the full view of this scene; the card has the close up view. This original photographic art piece by nature spirit photographer Atala Toy is pigment on paper – available as a 5×7 card with envelope and as a signed 11×14 matted photograph.
You can learn more about this story in Atala’s blog that discusses Spirit Photography and Lens Flare .
Atala Toy is an artist, author, workshop leader, nature spirit photographer and the founding president of Crystal Life Technology, Inc. You can read more about her, the history of Crystal Life, and other company staff at About Crystal Life.
Nature Spirit Resources Offered by Crystal Life
Information about connecting to nature is available throughout the Crystal Life world. Specific locations include:
Website Product area Nature Spirits in Trees & Rocks
Art Gallery – Browse the extensive collection of images at Atala Toy: Nature Spirit Photography
Videos – many videos available at our YouTube channel, Crystal Life Technology
Books – Atala has written three books about nature spirits and interdimensional cooperation, available on our website and at Amazon.com
Community – share your own nature spirit photos, see those of like-minded folk from around the world, and participate in monthly contests by joining our members-only Nature Spirits community on Facebook
Contests – join in on our monthly photo contests, by submitting your photos to our members-only Facebook community. Recent winners can be seen in our library at From Our Friends | Contests & Winners
Store – Visit our brick and mortar store, Crystal Life, located in the charming historic Illinois river town of Geneva. The store features many nature-oriented products including Atala’s Nature Photography cards and prints
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