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Lauren's PendantThe Radiance Pendant is being featured on the Syfy show Lost Girl, in it’s 4th season, as Lauren’s Pendant. This has resulted in sales from around the world, mostly Canada, US, UK, and Australia but other countries also. On the show the symbol has a very specific meaning to the wearer. I am curious about what this design symbolizes to those who are purchasing it because of the Lost Girl show. Does it have to do mostly with the show or something other than that?  

The original intent of Radiance was to create a personal version of the Medicine Wheel or Sacred Hoop. The piece originates in the South and radiates out from the center.

“Among the Native American People, a child’s first Teaching is of the Four Great Powers of the Medicine Wheel. To the North is found Wisdom. The South is the place of Innocence and Trust. The West is the Looks-Within Place, which speaks to our introspective Nature. The East is the Place of Illumination, where we can see things clearly, far and wide….
– from The Seven Arrows by Hyemeyohsts Storm


Radiance was used once as a t-shirt design for the Spruce Creek Gallery’s  ‘Women in the Arts Festival’, a summer festival honoring women in the healing, visual and performing arts . Radiance  has also has appeared as a tattoo on at least one excited woman who showed me her design. I enjoy getting photos from people who are actually using this symbol in ceremony. And yes, it is fun to watch its evolving journey on Lost Girl.


2 Responses so far.

  1. K Robins says:

    Hi Tamsin, Thanks so much for sharing your insightful thoughts on this piece! A sacred symbol is like a mirror of sorts speaking in personal code to the wearer, viewer, giver, maker. I like the words, amulet, talisman, touchstone or totem when referring to these intentional pendants and hope people connect with them intimately. I often wonder what the writers of ‘Lost Girl’ see in the piece and I definitely wonder how Lauren uses it personally both on stage and off. Maybe you can ask her….please stay in touch!

  2. Tamzin Griffitgs says:

    Hi! I just bought the pendant because I’m attending a Lost Girl convention, as you know. Before this, it hadn’t occurred to me to look it up and see what the ‘real’ meaning was behind it. I hope it will become personally meaningful for myself, particularly a bit of inspiration in looking to the West and East for what is within me and where I can go.

    Having read about the background of the Radiance, I find new meaning to it. Lauren is a medical doctor who has interests in many human cultures, and I’ve no doubt the Native Americans would be amongst those. And although it is used as a symbol of her ownership by and servitude to the Light Fae, I think it also foreshadows Lauren’s personal journey. She starts in the South, very trusting and unquestioning of her ‘boss’ The Ash, moves through West and North finding knowledge which makes her powerful in the politics of the Fae and also the strength to make changes in her life, and ends in the East, a very different place to wear she started. Should there be a season five (fingers crossed!) who knows where she’ll go next?


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