This gorgeous museum quality Morganite Tārā Pendant, set in 22 karat gold, featuring Violet Tourmaline accent stones, was designed with loving care by Pedro, a world-renowned artist, jeweler and shamanic practitioner, who resides in Tokyo, Japan. This amazing gemstone creation comes complete with its own yellow gold filled chain in a velvet jewelry box for safekeeping.
Pedro is a magical artisan from Mexico who creates Sacred Gemstone Art to wear & place on your altar. Pedro's work is in museums around the world. Pedro is a practitioner of Mystery School teachings of East & West including Shamanism, Sankhya Yoga, sacred geometry and the art & magic of working with sacred gemstones. Pedro's work is imbued with a deep beauty & powerful energy signature that makes each of his gemstone creations a valued collector's item and a Lightworker's power tool. Each gemstone is selected for its esoteric properties to resonate specifically with the Deity or Angel depicted.
The gem quality Morganite Tārā figurine itself is over 20 carats, with a lovely gemmy violet tourmaline set into the 22 karat gold bale. This gorgeous creation has a flat base so it can be used as either a pendant or an altar. In the lovely decorated base rests a very luminous violet tourmaline gemstone which adds to the extraordinary light emanating from this lovely work of sacred gemstone art.
Tārā is a Deity in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon, a female Boddhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism and a female Buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. To Buddhist practitioners, Tārā is known as the Mother of Liberation. In her aspect as White Tārā, she is the Source of compassion, long life, healing, serenity and abundance in all areas of life.
To Hindus, the Goddess Tārā, whose name means "star", is one of the manifestations of the Great Goddess, Mahadevit, also known as Kali or Parvati. Tārā's primary attribute is the quality of Energetic Desire that fuels the combustion of the stars that fill our night skies, and which propels all life in its endless cycles of evolutionary soul transmigration.
Buddhist historian Sakyapa Sonam Gyaltsen identifies Tārā as a Bodhisattva of compassionate action, the female aspect of Avalokiteshvara. Avalokiteshvara, known in Tibetan Buddhism as Chenrezig, has made an unshakeable vow to assist sentient beings in times of difficulty, and to postpone his own Buddhahood until he has assisted every being on Earth in achieving Nirvāṇa. Gyaltsen tells the story of her birth in these words:
". . .at last Avalokiteshvara arrived at the summit of Marpori, the 'Red Hill', in Lhasa. Gazing out, he perceived that the lake on Otang, the 'Plain of Milk', resembled the Hell of Ceaseless Torment. Myriads of being were undergoing the agonies of boiling, burning, hunger, thirst, yet they never perished, but let forth hideous cries of anguish all the while. When Avalokiteshvara saw this, tears sprang to his eyes. A teardrop from his right eye fell to the plain and became the reverend Bhrikuti, who declared: 'Son of your race! As you are striving for the sake of sentient beings in the Land of Snows, intercede in their suffering, and I shall be your companion in this endeavour!' Bhrikuti was then reabsorbed into Avalokiteshvara's right eye, and was reborn in a later life as the Nepalese princess Tritsun. A teardrop from his left eye fell upon the plain and became the reverend Tārā. She also declared, 'Son of your race! As you are striving for the sake of sentient beings in the Land of Snows, intercede in their suffering, and I shall be your companion in this endeavour!' Tārā was also reabsorbed into Avalokiteshvara's left eye, and was reborn in a later life as the Chinese princess Kongjo (Princess Wencheng)."
Today the most popular representations of Tārā are White Tārā and Green Tārā. White Tārā shines with the brilliance of the full moon and is thought to bring devotees health, abundance and long life. Green Tārā is associated with protection from fear, pride, delusions, anger, jealousy, mistaken mental maps of the world, doubts, avarice, and evil sprits and demons.
Tārā embodies the ideals of many 21st century female aspirants and Lightworkers. One story of her origins depicts her as a Buddhist princess who attains a very high state of spiritual development, and is told by some monks that she should pray to be reborn in her next life as a man so she can progress to the ultimate goal, Buddh-hood and Enlightenment.
Tārā responds that only "weak minded worldlings" see gender as an obstacle to enlightenment.
H.H the Dalai Lama had this to say about Tārā at a conference on Compassionate Action in Newport Beach, CA in 1989:
There is a true feminist movement in Buddhism that relates to the goddess Tārā. Following her cultivation of bodhicitta, the bodhisattva's motivation, she looked upon the situation of those striving towards full awakening and she felt that there were too few people who attained Buddhahood as women. So she vowed, "I have developed bodhicitta as a woman. For all my lifetimes along the path I vow to be born as a woman, and in my final lifetime when I attain Buddhahood, then, too, I will be a woman."
Devotees and Lightworkers who would like to invoke the protection and guidance of Tārā recite the Tara mantra: "Oṃ tāre tuttāre ture svāhā."
Roughly translated, this mantra means, "To you, embodiment of all the Buddhas' actions, I prostrate always—whether I am in happy or unhappy circumstances—with my body, speech and mind. So be it."
Properties of Morganite
Morganite is a form of beryl, or beryllium aluminum silicate, composed of hexagonal crystals, which can reach gigantic sizes of up to 9 meters long, weighing several tons. Beryl occurs most frequently as grayish-white, yellowish-white or pale blue-green crystals, but there are several gemstone varieties of beryl, including emerald (green), aquamarine (blue) and morganite (rose).
Morganite has an affinity with the heart chakra, which is often associated with the color pink or rose in New Age systems of thought. Crystal healers use morganite to vivify, strengthen, and open the heart chakra. Morganite is said to help develop loving relationships, to strengthen existing love relationships, and to help the bearer understand and manifest balanced relationships between loved ones, between the sexes, and between the races.
Morganite has been used for millennia as an aid to social interactions by communities of indigenous peoples around the world, because this magical stone promotes the experience of brotherhood and sisterhood among those involved in group activities. When used in a group setting, morganite facilitates heart-felt speech and heart-felt listening by all parties.
Morganite is also a crystal containing the records of past civilizations, and is suitable for use as a "story stone" by intuitives and clairvoyants who can tune into the energetic recordings contained within the crystal, which were captured during the many, many millennia of the crystal's growth cycle.
Properties of Violet Tourmaline
Tourmaline is the name given to a family of minerals forming hard, slender vertically striated prismatic crystals, often hexagonal or rhombohedral in shape, with a high specific gravity, classified as complex aluminum borosilicate.
Like quartz, tourmaline crystals will generate an electrical charge when pressure is applied in the direction of the vertical axis. This is called piezoelectricity. In addition, some tourmaline will generate an electrical charge when heated.
Tourmaline is the birthstone for the month of October and the Zodiacal sign of Libra. In ancient Hindu tradition, the tourmaline is a stone of motivation, which impels the wearer toward the good, and a "teller" stone that gives insight in times of duress and can identify sources of distress in the wearer's environment.
Shamanic practitioners in African, Native American and Aboriginal tribes have used tourmaline for centuries to provide protection from physical danger and to amplify healing powers.
Common tourmaline is black, and the lighter colors, such as blue and light green, are much more rare. The colors in the stones are created by the presence of various metallic ions such as iron, titanium, chromium, and others. The various colors of tourmaline are associated with the seven primary chakras within the human aura.
Violet tourmaline resonates with the crown chakra, and activates the Higher Mind, helping to establish a connection between the egoistic personality and the Higher Self.
You can read more about crystals in our article "Using Quartz Crystals in Digital Technology, Healing and Meditation"or you can read about Marcel Vogel and crystal healing in that article.
This crystal has been cleaned and charged with Universal Life Force Energy, and given an energetic attunement using Reiki, a Japanese technique of energy healing so it will continue to channel and transmit Universal Life Force Energy direct from the Source of Creation. It has also been cleaned and charged with the natural energy of sunlight. It is ready for you to program according to your own needs and desires.
Use this powerful crystal with loving care and respect its long evolutionary journey deep in the Earth, which has developed its unique metaphysical properties and beautiful appearance.
This pendant comes with a simple sterling silver chain which will sit upon the heart chakra, where it will be of most beneficial resonance.
Note: Weight above is shipping weight. Average weight of this pendant is .25 oz. or 7.1 grams.