This magnificent museum-quality hand-carved gemstone Peridot gemstone Buddha sits regally inside a large Carnelian Buddha Temple. Notice the intricately carved Fire Deity emblazoned on the Carnelian Temple. The Buddha seems to be sitting inside the Fire Deity's mouth, totally protected and energized.
The Carnelian Buddha Temple sits atop an intricately carved sterling silver base boasting three luminous opal gemstone cabachons. The Carnelian Buddha Temple pendant has a sterling silver setting, and the bale boasts a deep red anthill garnet gemstone.
This amazing pendant, weighing a little under half an ounce, and standing 2.2 inches high, was created by Pedro, a talented artist and shamanic practitioner who resides in Tokyo, Japan.
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.
This unique, one-of-a-kind gemstone Buddha Pagoda Temple pendant is both an energetically powerful altarpiece and a truly world-class collector's item, and is large enough to serve as a central focus for your home meditation altar, your night table, or anywhere you would like to elevate the energy signature of your environment and invoke the Spirit of the Buddha.
Properties of Peridot
Peridot (also known as olivine) is the common name given by gemologists and jewelers to several varieties of a fairly rare magnesium iron silicate crystal commonly found in lava formations and meteorites -- known more technically by mineralogists as fosterite and fayalite.
In America many jewelers sell green garnets as "peridot", which is somewhat confusing. Garnets are far more common than the much more desirable and hard to get "true" peridot, which is available only from a very few volcanic locations around the world, and from even more rare meteorite falls.
True peridot has a hardness of 6.5 to 7 and a high specific gravity, due to the presence of iron in the gemstone, which is often found in igneous formations heavy in hematite. Peridot kinds and colours vary as follows: chrysolite is a yellowish green; peridot or "evening emerald" normally exhibits olive pistachio or leek-green colour, of a hue more subdued than the emerald.
Peridot is said to have been one of the stones found in the breastplate of the high priest.
In the Western mystery school traditions and many New Age chakra systems, yellow is the color of the third chakra, found in the stomach and solar plexus region, which is associated with the astral body and issues of personal power, hopes, dreams, fantasies and aspirations. In these systems, green is associated with the fourth, or heart chakra, the mental body, issues of relationship, universal feelings of unity and compassion, and individual beliefs and values.
Metaphysical crystal experts say that peridot radiates a warm, relaxing and cleansing energy, related especially to the third and fourth chakras. Peridot is said to stimulate the heart and solar plexus chakras, bringing the activities of the mind into harmony with affairs of the heart. Peridot helps the bearer to an intellectual understanding of relationships, and to regulate the physical, mental, and emotional cycles surfacing in each stage of the life path.
Peridot is also said to lessen the impact of jealousy, traditionally associated with the color green, and chronic low-grade anger, traditionally associated with a sickly greenish yellow which is the color of bile, or gall.
Crystal healers often use peridot to tonify, energize and strengthen the body, which makes sense given its close association with the solar plexus and heart. For the same reason, peridot is used in the treatment of disorders of the lungs, heart, spleen and digestive tract.
Properties of Carnelian
Chalcedony is a hard form of quartz which may be semi transparent or translucent ranging in color from white to gray, shades of brown & earth tones and even to black. The orange colored chalcedony here is known as carnelian.
Carnelian is said be one of the sacred stones placed in the Breastplate of the High Priest of Israel, in the Old Testament.
Carnelian resonates with the energy signature of the second chakra, which in the Western chakra system is said to have an orange color. The second chakra is located in the pubic area, and governs the sexual organs, liver, kidney, pancreas, spleen and adrenal glands.
The second chakra, called "Svadisthana" in the Indian chakra system, regulates the energies associated with creativity, sexual energy, and close relationships. Whether we want to birth a baby, start a business, create a symphony, paint a masterpiece, write the Great American novel, or simply express our Higher Purpose through joyous living, the energy of the Svadisthana chakra is what will provide us with the power to reach our goals.
Crystal healers know that the Svadisthana chakra governs such physical problems as lower back pain, sciatica, pelvic pain, urinary problems, and low libido. On an emotional level the Svadisthana chakra is associated with feelings of fear and anger generated by black and white, dualistic mental maps of the world, and with guilt and blame issues surrounding sex and money. This chakra is the gateway we must travel through to access the spiritual power to overcome these issues, and to experience joy, abundance, romance, freedom, forgiveness, and Unity consciousness. We travel through that gateway by clearing old, stuck energies and behavior patterns that are lodged in this chakra, and by energizing the Svadisthana chakra through spiritual practices, the Grace of the Divine, good karma, energy medicine, shamanic healing, and often through crystal and gemstone therapies.
Orange colored gemstones, such as this beautiful Carnelian help to energize the Svadisthana chakra, and to increase the flow of Universal Life Force energy going to the organs in the pubic region of the body. In addition, Carnelian can help us to get in touch with our creativity and to generate the personal magnetism that will attract loving relationships to us.
Chalcedony is a wonderful grounding stone which promotes harmony among a group. According to Melody in her wonderful encyclopedic work, "Love is in the Earth", chalcedony provides a "pathway for receiving thought transmissions" & is useful for "balancing the energy of the body, mind, emotions & spirit."
When I was younger, I used carnelian to help awaken my inherent abilities, to help me focus & to make me just feel good. According to Melody, "when directed, it provides for a clearing action while directing any negative energy, which is within the area, toward the light of transmutation".
When I am feeling beset with too many influences or worries, if I feel I am 'picking up' on too many different energies, I sleep with a black tourmaline under my pillow, and always have a restful sleep, feeling protected from overextending my energies.
Properties of Opal
The word opal comes from the Sanskrit word "upala", meaning "precious stone," and the later Greek word "opallios", meaning "to see a change of color."
Opals are hard, very light and somewhat fragile gemstones composed of micro-spheroids of hydrous silica, and is never found in crystalline form, but rather in small veins, globules or crusts in rock formations. When these tiny microscopic spheres stack in an orderly fashion, forming a complex latticework structure, the play of light refracted through the latticework creates the various beautiful colors we associate with the opal. The size of the spheres and the cavities within the latticework determines the color spectrum that the opal exhibits to the naked eye.
Opal is a stone of visions, a stone to promote lucid dreaming, and a stone prized by artists and creative people to stimulate the imagination and trigger inspiration. Native American shamans and Australian aboriginal medicine men use opals to stimulate clairvoyant visions, to obtain meaningful dreams foretelling future events, and to connect with the "dreamtime", the state of Unity consciousness that transcends the space-time continuum as we know it.
Opal is known as a stone of successful relationships, and has been used traditionally as an expression of unconditional love, as the love of a mother for her daughter, and also to promote steadfast fidelity in love relationships between the sexes.
The fire within the opal is said to stimulate the inner fire of the bearer, helping to activate the kundalini energy which is said to reside in the root chakra, and which, when activated, rises to the crown of the head, triggering a variety of mystical experiences.
Properties of Garnets
Navajo garnets come from the Four Corners area of northeastern Arizona, a sacred site well-known to Native American spiritual practitioners and Lightworkers alike! These "pyrope" garnets, as they are known to mineralogists, are smaller than a pea, and display an amazing ruby red coloration, highly prized by collectors, but because these garnets tend to be so small they are seldom available in jewelry of any kind, and mainly crafted into small beads. They are also known as "anthill" garnets.
The garnet derives its name from the pomegranate seed. Pomegranate is called punica granatum in Latin.
Garnets have been used for millennia in shamanistic healing and spiritual traditions across the globe, by Native American Indians, Aztecs, Mayans, and African medicine men and healers. Garnet is also one of the stones found in the breastplate of the Israeli High Priest in the Old Testament.
Garnets were traditionally considered stones of protection in both the Middle East and European spiritual traditions, used to ward off demons and evil environmental influences, and to protect warriors in battle. Garnets were also used as stones of sexual healing, to promote passionate connection between loving partners.
Most of all, garnets are the quintessential stone of prosperity, used to manifest abundant wealth and income for millennia in cultures around the world.
All these properties are connected to the garnet's connection to the root chakra, which is colored red in the Western chakra system, and which governs issues of survival, adequate prosperity to sustain life, and sexual energy. The root chakra is the site of the coiled kundalini energy which is the fountainhead of all spiritual experiences, and thus the garnet is also thought to awaken the kundalini energy which normally lies dormant in human beings until awakened by a spiritual teacher or by intense spiritual experience of some kind.
Garnets typically are used by spiritual healers to transmute negative energy or stuck energy within a sick person into healthy energy, and to restore the proper flow of life force energy throughout the individual's body. The red-orange color of the garnet indicates its affinity with the root chakra, normally associated with the color red in the Western chakra system, and with the second chakra, normally associated with the color orange in the Western system. In addition, this garnet works to energize the "hara" center, located about two fingers width below the navel, which is the location where the individual's "chi", "prana" or universal life force energy is stored.
The garnet works to equilibrate, cleanse and energize the root chakra and the second chakra, grounding the bearer, strengthening the bearer's self-confidence and sense of physical security, enhancing the sexual energy, the flow of kundalini, and the store of universal life force energy in the physical body.
This Peridot Buddha in Carnelian Temple pendant has been cleaned with Universal Life Force Energy, and given an energy attunement using Reiki, a Japanese technique of energy healing, so it will continue to receive and transmit Universal Life Force Energy direct from the Source of Creation. It has also 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 wisdom and respect its journey in the Earth for many long historical cycles which has developed its unique metaphysical properties and beautiful appearance..
Check out the article "Using Quartz Crystals in Digital Technology, Healing and Meditation" for an overview of the metaphysical and mineralogical properties of quartz, and a step-by-step guide explaining how to cleanse, charge and program quartz crystals for healing, meditation and other spiritual purposes.
Note: weight above is shipping weight. Actual weight is .45 oz. or 12.8 grams.