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ON SALE: Carved Lapis Lazuli Ganesha Altarstone
ON SALE: Carved Lapis Lazuli Ganesha Altarstone ON SALE: Carved Lapis Lazuli Ganesha Altarstone ON SALE: Carved Lapis Lazuli Ganesha Altarstone ON SALE: Carved Lapis Lazuli Ganesha Altarstone

ON SALE: Carved Lapis Lazuli Ganesha Altarstone

Dimensions (HxWxD): 4" x 2.6" x 1.5"

Shipping Weight: 32 oz.

 

Price: $275.00

 

ON SALE: Was $398, now only $275. That's more than 30% OFF retail price.

Meditators focused upon this beautiful 4 inch tall Carved Lapis Lazuli Ganesha Altarstone, weighing 629 grams or 1.4 pounds, will benefit from concentration upon the many Divine qualities of Ganesha, the Elephant Headed Hindu God of Success, also known as the Overcomer of Obstacles. The carved face of the altarstone is polished and the rest of the stone is unpolished, so you can see what this beauty looks like when it comes out of the Earth.

Carved Lapis Lazuli Ganesha Altarstone

According to modern Western crystal healers, lapis activates the throat and third eye chakras, which are associated with the colors blue and magenta, stimulates impulses toward physical, emotional and mental purity, and helps to overcome depression and enhance states of serenity. Lapis assists in balancing male and female energies within ourselves. All these uses for lapis correspond to the ancient wisdom teachings of the East and the West. 

Qualities of Ganesha

Carved Lapis Lazuli Ganesha Altarstone
Ganesha means Ruler of the Ganas in Sanskrit, the sacred language of yogis worldwide. The ganas were a group of semi-divine beings who were part of Lord Shiva's entourage, so Ganesha is said to be their Ruler, or Lord of Hosts

The word ganas was also used by philosophers and metaphysicians to refer to "all categories of created reality", so Ganesha is considered to be the Ruler of All Categories of Creation, and the patron Deity of wisdom, intellectual prowess and philosophy.

According to the legend, Ganesha was the child of Shiva and Parvati. Ganesha, extremely devoted to his mother, was set the task of guarding her boudoir one day. Shiva had been away meditating on the icy crags of Mt. Kailash, the highest mountain in the Himalayas, for quite some time, and had not seen his child since he was an infant. Shiva returned home that day, and, anxious to see Parvati, tried to force his way through the door into her boudoir. Ganesh stopped him, there was a fight, and Shiva struck off Ganesha's head with his Trident.

Parvati was horrified, grief-stricken, and enraged, and demanded that Shiva immediately restore their son to life. Shiva commanded his servants to scour the world and bring him the head of the first creature they found so he could quickly restore Ganesha to the world of the living. The servants returned in a flash, with the head of an elephant, Shiva placed it on Ganesha's body, and the elephant-headed God assumed his familiar form.

Ganesha in his reborn form symbolizes the many positive attributes of the elephant: long memory, intelligence, perserverance, patience, endurance, and overwhelming strength. The elephant is above all a gentle giant, a vegetarian, who never kills to feed.

 

Metaphysical and Mineralogical Properties of Lapis

Lapis Lazuli means blue stone. Lapis is an opaque gemstone, slightly softer than quartz crystal with a strong fluorescence under black lights. Lapis is composed of an amalgam of several minerals: lazurite, augite, calcite, diopside, enstatite, mica, hornblende, nosean, sodalite, and often pyrite. This variable composition results in a wide variety Lapis occurring in colors ranging from deep blue and violet to a greenish-blue.

Lapis was a favorite of ancient Egyptian priests and pharaohs, who had skilled artisans fashion amulets of power from this highly prized precious stone.

Carved Lapis Lazuli Ganesha AltarstoneA lapis lazuli gemstone cut in the image of “Mat”, Goddess of Truth, hung from the neck of the Egyptian chief justice, suspended on a golden chain. The “tet” amulet, often fashioned of lapis, was placed on the neck of the mummy for protection in the afterlife. The most popular Egyptian amulets uncovered in ancient tombs are the “ab”, fashioned in the shape of a heart, and the scarab, or sacred beetle, symbol of resurrection, and both were often made of lapis. 

In the Lapidario of Alphonso X, a book on the metaphysical properties of precious gems commissioned by Alphonso X, King of Castile, León and Galicia from 1252 until his death in 1284, lapis lazuli is considered to be the stone of Venus par excellence, and a help to the bearer in all matters related to romance, sexual relations, and matters of love.

In medieval times, lapis lazuli was considered to impart a tonic influence on the bearer, protect the individual from forces of darkness and bring the person closer to the angels and saints, conferring both enhanced energy and spiritual protection on those who carried this sky-blue gemstone. In addition, lapis was recommended to those who chose the path of chastity as an aid in subduing the lower impulses and sexual desire.

Lapis lazuli has many metaphysical properties which make it an ideal stone for the modern Lightworker, meditator and crystal healer.

According to modern Western crystal healers, lapis activates the throat and third eye chakras, which are associated with the colors blue and magenta, stimulates impulses toward physical, emotional and mental purity, and helps to overcome depression and enhance states of serenity. Lapis assists in balancing male and female energies within ourselves. All these uses for lapis correspond to the ancient wisdom teachings of the East and the West. 

This Lapis Lazuli Ganesha carved altarstone 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. 

The above weight is shipping weight. Net weight is 629 grams or 1.4 pounds.