THERE are Catholic rosary beads, Eastern Orthodox beads, Swedish Lutheran Frälserkransen beads, Islamic prayer beads, Buddhist meditation beads, Hindu japa mala beads and even Wiccan prayer beads ... now several adherents of Antinous are designing prayer beads.
This photo shows Antinous Prayer Beads designed and created by Antonius Subia. Click here to read how he hand-crafted the FLAMEN ANTONIUS SUBIA PRAYER BEADS.
Priests Julien and Hernestus also have created their own special prayer beads ... very different in design and function from Antonius Subia's beads.
Priest Hernestus calls his the "Antinous Moon Magic" beads and describes them in full detail HERE.
They consist of 52 beads symbolizing the 52 primary annual lunar phases, each of which represents a specific archetypal spirit in Antinous Moon Magic (photo at left).
In addition, there are some 30 additional beads representing various major "Saints of Antinous" and "Blessed Souls of Antinous."
There are also has beads for what Hernestus calls his "Sorgenkinder" (German for "special needs children") ... beads for persons or situations which require urgent spiritual attention.
Priest Julien's beads have a unique flavor all their own and he uses them in his daily meditations and prayers (photo below right).
Many other modern-day Antinous adherents have created their own Antinous Prayer Beads.
- Beads in colors representing ASPECTS OF ANTINOUS you treasure
- Beads that symbolize some of the attributes of the deity
- Spacer beads in color of your choice
- Beading wire or string