Hello and thank you for taking a peek at The Dowdy Shepherd! My name is Christian and I am the heart and hands behind The Dowdy Shepherd. I love all things natural and organic, I love art and anything creative, and I have a deep passion for history, ancient societies, cultures, rituals and traditions.
I have always loved learning about other times and ways of living and when I was very young I began putting that knowledge into my crafting. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest I studied, fell in love with, and gained immense respect for Native American life and started making Blessing Wands, Dream Catchers and other items from their culture. I learned about Vikings and learned how to write using the lost Runic language by the time I was in fourth grade. I delved into the Salam witch trials and was enamored by the magic and history it involved. I watched the history channel like I was studying for an exam, taking notes on everything from samurai weaponry to battle tactics of the Romans. I learned about the history of all types of religions and belief systems from hoodoo to Hindu and beyond. I began traveling the world in high school going to places like England, Brazil, Ireland, and France, picking up sayings, traditions, and information along the way, always thirsty for more knowledge and understanding of our world and history.
- I use only the highest quality of products available that are cruelty free and authentic.
- I use only natural and organic products and buy local or from small businesses whenever possible.
- I only work with people and businesses with integrity. Many stones I use are purchased by a wholesaler who travels to the mines herself handpicking everything. She is supporting the villages she buys from and insuring they are fair trade and cruelty free. By purchasing from this wholesaler, I am not only supporting her integrity but I am also supporting the villages the stones come from, which is very important to me.
- All products are handmade by me with love.
My mission with The Dowdy Shepherd is to share the information, traditions and histories of other cultures and societies, and to inspire others to become passionate about them as well. I thrive on the incredible myths, stories, histories, and legends of the world, and put all of that into my work for others to enjoy. My goal is to bring more essence, magic, symbolism, quality, and substance into everyday life for every person who wants, needs, or desires it.
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