This fabulous new luminous water-clear Quartz Merkaba Pendant set in sterling silver from India is 1 inch tall and weighs .15 of an ounce. It has great energy and feels really good in hand. Makes a lovely gift for any crystal lover!
A beautiful Clear Quartz Merkaba receives, amplifies and transmits the energy of Source from higher frequency realms, creating a powerful protective energy field around the human bio-field of the bearer. Beautiful form & stones! Great spin! Its tapered and elegant shape is the perfect size and weight.
The Merkaba is an interdimensional vehicle of light used in ascension practices by cultures around the world for untold thousands of years, shaped like a three dimensional Star of David, and composed of two intersecting tetrahedrons, one pointing up and the other pointing down.
History of the Merkaba -- Using the Merkaba in Ascension Practices
The Torah, the Jewish Holy Book of the Law, describes a "Merkavah". Merkavah had two meanings: "Chariot" and "Throne of God". New Age Teacher and Master of Sacred Geometry Drunvalo Melchizedek has written several books about the secrets of the Merkabah, which he describes as an energy vehicle that is used to ascend or descend into higher or lower worlds at will -- a veritable Chariot of the Gods. Druvalo says Merkabah comes originally from three Egyptian words, "Mer Ka Ba".
In Egyptian, "Mer" means a particular type of rotating energy field, "Ka" refers to the human soul, and "Ba" means the human body. Thus the Merkabah is a rotating energy field that surrounds the human being, the physical body and the auric field alike, serving as a vehicle of consciousness that, when activated, can serve as an ascension vehicle for the individual who succeeds in the difficult process of activating the Merkabah.
"I once spent a couple of hours with Credo Mutwa, the spiritual leader of the Zulu tribe in Africa." says Drunvalo, in an article on the Merkaba: A Vehicle of Ascension. "He explained to me that Merkaba (one word) was a Zulu word meaning a space/time/dimension vehicle. He told me that according to Zulu legend his entire tribe had come from another dimension here to Earth using the Merkaba."
"What actually is the Mer-Ka-Ba? Technically, it is an electro-magnetic field sitting at about four degrees Kelvin, found primarily within the microwave range — at least in the third dimension — that is entirely geometric in nature," Drunvalo explains. "Specifically, the geometry used is called Sacred Geometry, as this particular geometry is found in the creation patterns of all things in Creation."
Drunvalo says that by living a life of purity, love, compassion and tender openness to the Divine, one can activate the Merkaba spontaneously. One can also follow traditional practices involving meditation, breath work, postures (yoga), and prayer to achieve an altered state of consciousness that involves a shift in the psycho-physical balance of the human being, and results in the generation of a vastly expanded aura.
It is only through actually changing one's perspective from an egoistic view of life to the more inclusive, open view of the Higher Mind that one can activate the Merkaba. It is only by raising the kundalini energy from the lower chakras, which are dominated by animalistic urges, crude desires, me-first greed, anger, jealousy, and other negative emotions, to the upper chakras, which create emotional equilibrium, peace, bliss, compassion, and love, that one can activate the Merkaba. It is only by self-transformation that we can reach a place of personal power, and when we arrive there, we can use the Merkaba to take a major step toward Enlightenment.
Visualizing the Merkaba is the first step in activating this powerful metaphysical vehicle. Drunvalo discusses breathing and meditation techniques in his books that can empower you to activate the Merkaba, use the Merkaba to visit Higher Worlds, and eventually to reach a point of purity, love, peace, and wisdom that you will be granted permission to use the Merkaba to transform your entire energy field.
"When this happens, an electro-magnetic change occurs which results in a disc of energy that comes out from a tiny place near the base of the spine and quickly expands to about 27 to 30 feet in radius around the body," Drunvalo says.
"Your character is the key to your ascension," Drunvalo believes. "Regardless of who you are at this moment, good or bad, you can change your character. Like losing weight, it is completely within your control if you focus. In changing yourself, your Mer-Ka-Ba can become alive. And once it is alive, everything is possible."
Mineralogical and Metaphysical Properties of Clear Quartz Crystal
The word crystal comes from the Greek word "krystallos", meaning ice. The Greeks found quartz crystals high in the frigid Alpine mountains, and Pliny (c. 62-113 A.D.), the foremost historian and mineralogist of his time, believed quartz crystal was ice that had frozen so hard it would never thaw.
One common legend is that crystals were originally heaven’s holy water, poured out by God into the aethers. As the holy quintessence descended toward the Earth, it froze into ice in outer space, where it was petrified into permanent solidity by angels so that when it fell to Earth it would be available permanently for the protection and blessing of mankind. [See “Rock Crystal: Nature’s Holy Stone”, by Frank Dorland]
Quartz is the low-temperature stable form of silicon dioxide or silica. Silicon and oxygen are the two most common elements in the Earth's crust. Quartz crystal is perhaps the most common mineral found on the face of the Earth. Sand and sandstone are considered “clastic” forms of quartz by mineralogists, meaning that they are formed of fragments of pre-existing rocks.
Although quartz makes up a large portion of the Earth's surface, there are only three places in the world that have enough high quality quartz crystal to warrant mining. These are Brazil, Madagascar, a small island off the coast of Africa, and Mt. Ida in the Ouachita Mountain range of Arkansas.
Modern science has discovered that quartz crystal, silicon dioxide (SiO2), contains 46% silicon and 53% oxygen.
Each tetrahedral quartz molecule is composed of four atoms of oxygen and one of silicon. Chains of tetrahedral quartz crystals bond in spirals which in turn link to form a precise, repeating latticework of molecules. This latticework creates the macroscopic geometric quartz crystal structure.
Because of the variability of their molecular geometry, which depends upon the angle of the bridge bonds between oxygen and silicon, each quartz crystal is unique, and quartz crystals often fail to conform to the ideal geometric structure.
Quartz crystals have a unique ability to convert electrical energy to mechanical energy and vice versa. This is called the piezoelectric effect. Quartz crystals are ideal for receiving, storing, amplifying and transmitting energy. They are used in computers, liquid crystal display watches, radios, radar systems and many other types of advanced technologies.
Quartz crystals have been used by healers, spiritual teachers, and scientists of the sacred throughout history to receive, transmit, store, focus, amplify, transform and balance the various forms of energy found in our Universe, all of which can be considered to be interchangeable forms of Universal Light.
Quartz crystals have this marvelous ability because, metaphysically, quartz crystal expresses the unity of the five elements (Earth,Air, Fire, Water, and Ether or Spirit).Crystals grow deep in the earth and form much of the earth’s crust, yet crystals, like the element air, allow light to pass through them. Crystals are fiery in that they have piezoelectric properties yet they are watery in their hexagonal molecular structure which resembles snowflakes, and in their ice-like appearance. Crystals are quintessential expressions of the element of Ether or Spirit, which is synonymous with Universal Life Force Energy, the fundamental energy that sustains all forms of energy in the known universe.
Thus crystals represent the unity that underlies the apparent multiplicity of material creation, the unity of both material and spiritual worlds.
From a metaphysical viewpoint, quartz crystals are cosmic tuning forks, harmonizing the soul, mind, heart and body of the user with the vibrational frequencies of Spiritual worlds – which are after all simply realms of light resonating at a much higher frequency than the material world.
Native Americans revere quartz crystals as the brain cells of Grandmother Earth. Viewing the Earth as a living organism, primitive stones such as granite and sandstone comprise the skeleton of the organism, the Earth’s crust is the skin. Vegetation and water channels make up the lifeblood of Earth’s body, and metals and minerals function as glands, nerves and sensory organs.
“The shining water that moves in the streams and rivers is not just water, but the blood of our ancestors,” Chief Seattle explained. “If we sell you our land, you must remember that it is sacred. Each ghostly reflection in the clear waters of the lakes tells of events and memories in the lives of my people. The water’s murmur is the voice of my father’s father. The rivers are our brothers, They quench our thirst. They carry our canoes and feed our children. So you must give to the rivers the kindness you would give any brother.”
Quartz crystals, in this worldview, act as the Earth’s brain-mind, through which Spirit, the Universal Mind, maintains communication with all parts of Earth’s organism, equilibrating the earth’s temperature, moisture levels, and other important variables. In addition, quartz crystals and other gemstones collectively create and modulate an electromagnetic field around the Earth, which is a vital component of the Earth organism’s auric field, and clear quartz crystals, identified with white light, represent the unifying vibrational frequency that harmonizes the seven rainbow rays of Earth’s many varieties of gems and minerals, within that auric field.
Thus in the Native American tradition, any human being who can attune to the power of the quartz crystal is in tune with Grandmother Earth, and obtains the ability to communicate directly with Spiritual worlds.
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.
We know you will 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.
See our article "Using Quartz Crystals in Digital Technology, Healing and Meditation" for an overview of the metaphysical and mineralogical properties of quartz crystal. You'll find a guide explaining how to clean, charge and program your quartz crystals for use in healing and meditation, and you can also read about Marcel Vogel's methods of crystal healing.
Note: Weight above is shipping weight. Net weight is .15 ounce or 4.25 grams.