Monday, December 6, 2010

Pyramid talisman

Anyone watching the ancient Giza pyramids Pyramidfeels inexplicably attracted by their majestic, regular geometric shapes.
It was only in the last centuries that a few theories appeared suggesting possible effects a pyramidal shape can have on humans and even objects.
It is said that the pyramids may represent a unique source of life force, capable in certain conditions to recharge the human body with positive energy.

Nowadays you may encounter a variety of pyramids made of Rock Crystal, Amethyst, Fluorite, Nephrite, Carnelian, Rhodonite, Cacholong, Malchite and Lapis Lazuli.
These are usually quite small, so that they can be easily hidden in your palm.
It is also believed that talismans shaped as pyramids are reliable protectors against harmful and unwanted radiation, emanating either from earth or industrial sources. They may have beneficial effects on cardiovascular, sexual and motor systems as well as the brain function.

Some believe pyramidal talismans affect positively the chakras.
Gemstone pyramid
The usual advice is to keep such pyramids both at home and at workplace.

Different minerals in the pyramid may produce different effects. Rock Crystal or Amethyst may help to achieve peace of mind, shake off depression; Pink Quartz and Rhodonite would stabilize cardiovascular activity. Carnelian piramid, which is associated with the influence of the Sun is believed to boost one’s life forces.

My Pyramid jewelry

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

This too shall pass

This movie is about my Inspirational "This too shall pass" jewelry collection, jewelry making process and the philosophy behind my jewelry pieces...

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Talisman for harmonious life and spiritual enrichment

Sometimes a small brooch or a clasp-pin with a bee on it will remind us of the vast world of symbols and meanings associated with this "domesticated" insect.
The bees have so many wonderful and often unusual abilities - organizing themselves in huge but perfectly coordinated communities, building complex structures out of wax, breathing differently from other animals and reproducing differently, too. Bees can hibernate in winter and return Goddess Maatto busy life in spring.
On top of it, they make delicious (but also healing) honey... Naturally, all those traits found their way to myths and legends of many nations. The ancient Egyptians regarded the bee as a symbol of diligence and harmonious life. Bee was also one of the symbols for Lower Egypt. Old legends tell us that bees were born from tears of the god Ra and they also came to symbolise the goddess Maat - an embodiment of truth, physical and moral order in the world. The figurines made of beeswax were used in ancient Egypt for a variety of rituals and magic acts.
In ancient India honey was regarded as similar in its effects to "amrita" - immortality drink of the gods; at the same time the process of gathering nectar by the bees was seen as embodiment of spiritual enrichment. A blue bee sitting on a lotus flower depicted the god Vishnu.
The bees in ancient Greece were associated with goddesses Artemis and Demeter. Melissa means beeAccording to Greek mythology, Melissa was a nymph who discovered and taught the use of honey and from whom bees received their name (Gr. "melissa" - bee). As the Greeks believed that souls of the dead can transfer into bees, at times their headstones were shaped as beehives. In Christianity the Church itself and its community of believers are compared to the beehive, while a good christian is sometimes described as a diligent and busy bee, always carrying its basket with pollen.
Christians attribute to the bees diligence, frugality, pursuit of order and tidiness, wisdom and unwavering mutual assistance. Beehive as a model of a harmonious and peaceful society was also popular with many European monarchs. Therefore, bees can be often encountered in heraldry. As one example, bees adorned the coat of arms of Napoleon, representing in this case immortality and resurrection.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Talismans related to pregnancy. Part2. Gemstones table

Each month of pregnancy can be associated with a particular planet, which is in turn linked to specific gemstones, as shown in the following table.
1SunAventurine, Diamond, Heliodor, Heliotrope, Coral, Nephrite, Chrysolite, Zircon, Amber
2MoonAgate, Amazonite, Pearl, Emerald, Coral, Opal, Selenite
3MarsDiamond, Amethyst, Heliotrope, Hematite, Garnet, Ruby, Jasper
4JupiterAgate, Turquoise, Rock Crystal, Lapis Lazuli, Carnelian, Topaz, Chrysocolla
5VenusAgate, Amethyst, Turquoise, Jadeite, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Sapphire, Spinel
6SaturnAmethyst, Gagate, Emerald, Nephrite, Onyx, Topaz, Charoite
7UranusAgate, Garnet, Lapis Lazuli, Carnelian, Chrysocolla
8NeptuneAventurine, Rock Crystal, Coral, Labrador, Tourmaline, Jasper
9PlutoAquamarine, Pearl, Chrysolite, Zircon
10MercuryAgate, Carnelian, Topaz, Tourmaline, Amber, Jasper

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Talismans related to pregnancy. Part1

One of the legends of the Ancient Rome claims that Juno, the goddess of birth or midwifery and wife of the all-mighty Jupiter, once seeded the Earth with a multitude of gems, small and large. Those gems were destined by Juno to assist women in childbearing and to serve as their guardians through pregnancy, labor and lactation.

In some regions of Asia, ancient tradition recommends presenting both the expecting mother, and later her baby, with gemstones of different varieties.
In many cultures and countries of old, people attempted to influence the mysterious, hidden and apparently magic ways of childbearing with a similarly magic properties of gems and natural minerals.

One of the beliefs emphasizes magic properties of the Ruby. A ring with Ruby worn on a little finger was believed to help women to conceive, whereas earrings or a pendant with Ruby were thought to be beneficial during pregnancy. However, Ruby should be removed during the labor itself, as it is believed to induce hemorrhaging.

Amethyst was also considered helpful for conceiving. An old book of healing so describes Amethyst: " ... it chases away bad thoughts, brings kindness to the spirit and helps in all endeavours. It turns the barren into fertile". It was also believed that a couple with infertility issues should drink from the same cup, made of Amethyst. Amethyst should be set in a silver frame and woman are recommended to wear it on the ring finger of the left hand.

The Jasper, in particular its green variety, helps in labor. Woman in labor is recommended to wear this gem on her hand or attached to her hip.

Emerald is considered a talisman for mothers. It adds strength during labor and alleviates the pain, as well as stops inflammation in the after-labor period. Emerald is at its best when set in a silver frame, and on the little finger.

The Amber bits with a milky hue promote successful pregnancy. In some families the nurse was given an Amber necklace to wear, as a means to protect the baby from any negative influence.

Gagate is also mentioned in the old scriptures: to stimulate labor, the woman should drink three days water from a bowl where gagatt was placed.

In Czech villages, woman were wearing a necklace of Carnelian, to protect themselves against miscarriage.

It is also believed that Coral may grant many children and wealth to a family.

Small bits of Coral branches, resembling small human figures (babies) in appearance, or those from malachite were often hidden in the cradle sheets, in order to protect against evil eye.

All the above relates to the natural stones, as artificial stones do not possess any of the above mentioned qualities.

It is indisputable that during all the stages of childbearing women should employ every measure to protect her well-being and maintain healthy energy state. It is therefore recommended to wear an appropriate gemstone for each month. Those stones will strengthen a positive energy state and promote a successful labor.