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Water Clear Smoky Citrine Double Heptagonal Pyramid Star Altar by Lawrence Stoller
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Water Clear Smoky Citrine Double Heptagonal Pyramid Star Altar by Lawrence Stoller

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

Shipping Weight: 16 oz.

 

Price: $2,222.00

 

This superb 1.5" high Water Clear Smoky Citrine Double Heptagonal Pyramid Star Altar, weighing 72 grams, or 2.5 ounces, was created by Lawrence Stoller, critically-acclaimed artist and crystal cutter who is known world-wide as a fabricator of magnificent works of art created in partnership with Nature & Light.

 Water Clear Smoky Citrine Double Heptagonal Pyramid Star Altar by Lawrence Stoller

"'Creative genius' is a term I have seldom used in my life," says William E. Boyajian, President of the Geological Institute of America. "But I use it now to describe Lawrence Stoller, for these are the words that typify both his passion and his ability to preserve and protect beautiful crystals of nature -- and thereby transform them into creations that inspire countless thousands of people around the world."

Lawrence's work is in worldwide museums & collections. He cut the 11 sided 600 pound crystal that is the centerpiece of a magnificent collaborative artwork in Manhattan, American Express's Eleven Tears World Trade Center Memorial.

Lawrence Stoller

This Smoky Citrine Double Heptagonal Pyramid Star Altar is a gorgeous example of the fusion of sacred geometry with the lapidary arts, and a potent, unique Lightworker's Power Tool. The smoky citrine is AAA gemstone quality and the finish on this piece is remarkably brilliant. In looks and energy, this smoky citrine Star Altar looks like a Platonic rendering of a giant gemstone, fit for royalty! 

Smoky citrine works to gently purify and cleanse the physical and astral bodies, energize the root, third and crown chakras, increase the flow of Universal Life Force energy throughout the mind, body and aura, and to protect the bearer from unwanted or deleterious energies impacting the bearer's energy field. 

Lawrence fashioned this beautiful Smoky Citrine Double Heptagonal Pyramid Star Altar as a "Platonic" or "perfected" solid reflecting the transcendent reality of the sacred geometry of the heptagon, here depicted in three dimensions as an altarpiece, resonating with the energy of the Divine Mother in her aspect as gateway for both immanent and transcendent manifestations of the non-local holographic energy ocean comprising the Akashic Records, and manifesting in this four dimensional space-time continuum as quantum level excitations, including the Zero Point Field, black holes, stars, planets, rocks and crystals, and a multitude of lifeforms. 

Water Clear Smoky Citrine Double Heptagonal Pyramid Star Altar by Lawrence Stoller

"A seven sided star or form cannot be constructed with perfect mathematical precision," explains sacred geometer John Michell, which explains why this figure has long been considered to have transcendental properties. Lawrence constructed this remarkable three dimensional crystallization of an unattainable sacred geometric form by combining two heptagonal pyramids of slightly different angularities, slicing off the pointy tips on both ends, and embossing a seven pointed star on the slightly more acute pyramid, which sits on the top, pointing up toward the sky.

Sacred Geometry of the Seven Pointed Star

The seven pointed star, which derives from the heptagram, has a unique energy signature, which is related to the principles of sacred geometry. 

The Mystery Schools of the West referred to the seven as the Virgin number, because no no number less than seven can be divided into it and return a whole number. The birth and characteristics of Virgin Goddesses such as Athena and Minerva of the Greeks, were often explained with reference to the properties of the Heptad in sacred geometry.

Pallas Athena, Greek goddess of war and wisdom, presided over the science of numbers, the arts, and more. She was not born in a conventional manner, but sprang from the forehead of Zeus, who had just devoured his pregnant wife Metis. Athena remained a Virgin throughout her life. The numerical values of her epithet, Pallas, meaning maiden, combine to equal 343, which equals 7x7x7, the volume of a cube whose sides are seven units long.

The vesica piscis in Euclid's Elements, courtesy Wikipedia. 

Geometers know that regular polygons can all be constructed by working with the "womb" of the vesica piscis, a lens shaped figure formed by the intersection of two circles of the same radius, in which the center of each disk falls on the perimeter of the other disk.

Triangles, squares, cubes, pentagons, and hexagons can all be constructed within the Vesica Piscis, but not the heptagon, which is partly within the Vesica Piscis, and partly extrudes from the top of the figure when enclosed by a square, i.e. from the head of Zeus.

The Star, Tarot Trump XVIIIn the Tarot deck created by Aleister Crowley and Freida Harris, pictured here, the seventeenth Trump, called The Star, reveals Isis, the Virgin Goddess of the Egyptians, pouring forth her cosmic waters from the transcendent realm into the material Universe, where they manifest as the energy called Shakti, materializing as the Milky Way, the array of stars that illuminate and enliven the entirety of the natural realm.

Her symbol is the seven sided star, visible in the Tarot card on this page, which was designed by Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris in the early years of the twentieth century.

The nature of the Virgin Goddess is Total Unconditional Love, unconstrained by factors of time and space. The spiraling forms of liquid light being poured forth from her cups in the Tarot Trump called The Star represent the Universal Life Force Energy which creates and sustains all the forms of Nature we perceive in this Four Dimensional Universe. The Virgin Goddess transfers that energy from the Source of all Creation into all forms that manifest in this material universe, and also returns that energy to Source when material manifestation of a particular, given form reaches an end-state.

John Michell, in his Dimensions of Paradise says, "The 'Lamb in the midst of the throne,' in Revelation 5:6 has 'seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God.' The geometer's image of this creature is the heptagram with seven horns and seven triangles containing eyes. The eyed triangle of the heptagon, which has a base angle (51 degrees 26 minutes) nearly the same as that of the Great Pyramid of Egypt (51 degrees 51 minutes), may be the origin of the mystic symbol of the eye in the pyramid."

Seven is of course the number of colors in the rainbow, the number of notes in our Western musical scale, the number of endocrine glands in the human body, and the number of major chakras in the body.

The seventh, most elevated chakra is the crown chakra, which is associated with the colors violet, white or gold, and with the Higher Mind, Christ Consciousness, Cosmic Consciousness or Krishna Consciousness.

Seven is also the number of the seven stages of inner transformation through sustained spiritual practice that enable the yogi to raise the kundalini to each succeeding chakra center, to pierce each center, and to remain centered and balanced as this immensely powerful energy continues to elevate the yogi's consciousness over time.
In the yogic tradition, when, through arduous spiritual practices, the spiritual aspirant awakens the kundalini energy, which normally lies asleep, coiled in a spiral in the lowest chakra, near the perineum, the kundalini rises up the spine, slowly piercing each of the seven chakras until it reaches the crown chakra. When the spiritual aspirant succeeds in raising the kundalini to the crown, this is said to be the marriage of Shiva and Shakti, and confers enlightenment upon the yogi, who has now achieved adeptship. 

Water Clear Smoky Citrine Double Heptagonal Pyramid Star Altar by Lawrence Stoller

The energy of the seventh chakra thus represents the marriage of the male and female principles in an alchemical union, and also constitutes the fusion of the lower self with the Higher Self, the attainment of Unity consciousness. 

This sacred geometry of seven-sided star resonates with the healing, elevating energy of the transcendent Creatrix, and with the energy of the transcendent Creator, hinting at the Great Mystery of the "sacred marriage" of Shiva and Shakti, which takes place in the crown chakra of the yogic adept. 

The sacred geometry of the seven pointed star is designed to resonate with the extremely elevated energy signature of the awakened and enlightened seventh chakra, which is associated with the colors violet and gold in the Western chakra system, so this beautiful pendant is by virtue of both its form and its substance a gateway to Unconditional Love and Accelerated Spiritual Advancement.

The energy of this pendant is designed to be of the same frequency as the golden light referred to in Western mysticism as Christ Consciousness, making this pendant ideal for healing and for meditation by those on the spiritual path, who seek to elevate their consciousness and unite with Higher Mind.

The number seven is associated with the transcendent Virgin Goddess because seven is considered a "virgin" number. No number less than seven can be divided into it evenly, and no number can be multiplied by seven to produce another number, a "child", within the Holy Decad, considered to be the parameters of the original creation.

Water Clear Smoky Citrine Double Heptagonal Pyramid Star Altar by Lawrence Stoller

Every one of the ten numbers in the Decad can be divided evenly into 360, the number of degrees in a circle -- except for seven. The heptagon consists of seven literally unmeasurable, thus virginal, angles, and another elusive, virginal angle from its center to its corners. Thus the ever-virginal heptagon cannot be captured or constructed by the Cosmic Geometer. The regular heptagon is the smallest polygon that cannot be constructed using only the three tools of the geometer, the compass, the straightedge and the pencil. 

Thus the heptagon is associated with the transcendent aspect of the Great Virgin Goddess known to the Greeks as Pallas Athena (or as Minerva to the Romans), who was said not to have been born from the womb, as other gods and goddesses, but rather to have sprung from Zeus' brow. When the numerological values of the letters of Pallas Athena's title "Pallas" or "Maiden" are added together, they total 343, which equals 7 X 7 X 7, the volume of a cube whose sides are seven units long. The cube is considered to be symbolic of material creation, so the role of the transcendent Creatrix is alluded to in the sacred geometry of her very title.

The seven sided star resonates with the very highest frequency of energy associated with the Great Goddess in her role as creatrix and sustainer of the Universe. The seven-sided star is associated with the transcendent energy signature of the Goddess Isis or Nuith, the Egyptian Goddess of the Night Sky, who is associated with divinely ordained synchronicities, the bliss of unconditional love blessed by harmonious constellations of stars, and the "mystico unio" of adepts on the path of meditation.

The seven sided star is sacred to lovers everywhere, because the seven sided star symbolizes the eternal yearning of the soul for Unity with the Source of all Creation, the unending desire of the incarnated Being for the Virgin Goddess who resides beyond this Space-Time continuum.

Water Clear Smoky Citrine Double Heptagonal Pyramid Star Altar by Lawrence Stoller

When a human being enters into a love relationship with another human being, whether that be a relationship based upon mutual receptivity and affinity, karma, or an unwavering desire for a partnership designed to accelerate the spiritual development of both parties, there is a magical moment when the Universe seems to signal its approval of the Union.

Lovers could tell a million stories about the crazy chain of coincidences that brought them together in this life. The synchronicities that manifest in the outer world to bring the two lovers together are a reflection of the pure inner desire for Unconditional Love that burns in the hearts of the two lovers.

Spiritual students around the world could tell a million stories about the amazing string of unusual events that brought them to their Teachers. It is quite common for the student to be "guided" to the Teacher when the time is right. "When the student is ready, the Teacher will come," as they say.

This type of synchronistic meeting is also the reflection in the outer world of a pure desire for Divine Love and accelerated spiritual advancement.

So whether you desire a pure and uplifting love relationship or accelerated spiritual development in your life, the Virgin Goddess will oversee your efforts and respond to your desire -- if it is pure and free of the "lust of result". In other words, you must be willing to accept the Design of the Universe, and in asking for the Grace of the Virgin Goddess, you must be willing to accept her Guidance, even if it leads you to Realms far removed from what you picture in your mind's eye as an answer to your prayers.

If you desire a Greater Love in your life, lift your eyes unto the Night Sky and sing the praises of She who Illuminates the Night and Gives Life Upon the Earth, for she is also your Mother and She loves you dearly.

The seven sided Star of Isis is one conduit for Her Love and Light to reach the Earth. May that Love and Light be grounded within your Being and your Life.

Metaphysical and Mineralogical Properties of Smoky Citrine

Smoky citrine is a form of what is known as “the philosopher’s stone”, a catalyst in the alchemical transformation of the human soul, which consists of elevating the vital energy, the heart’s desire and the mind’s focus to the frequencies characteristic of the higher chakras, and of attuning the mind more and more consciously to the energy signatures of the elevated spiritual realities one encounters there.

Water Clear Smoky Citrine Double Heptagonal Pyramid Star Altar by Lawrence StollerSmoky citrine works to gently purify and cleanse the physical and astral bodies, energize the root, third and crown chakras, increase the flow of Universal Life Force energy throughout the mind, body and aura, and to protect the bearer from unwanted or deleterious energies impacting the bearer's energy field. 

A client recently reported that the Smoky Citrine enabled him to feel protected from other peoples' energies & that people who used to irritate him, no longer affected him in that way. He was able to become the watcher & allow the person to be in their space without negatively impacting his own auric field.

The alchemical symbolism of smoky citrine manifests most clearly when the crystal is backlit or held up to a bright light, or to the sun.

The deep golden glow of the transformative citrine appears to rise up within the crystal, illuminating the intensely bright darkness of the smoky citrine quartz from within. Just so, the bearer will find that smoky citrine illuminates that which is dark within body, mind and aura, transmuting what had been negative energies into powerful, positive energies of self-transformation. Self-transformation is the true alchemy.

Citrine is a form of quartz occurring in a variety of colors ranging from platinum white to yellow to orange-red.

Citrine's color is a result of iron impurities occurring naturally within the crystal. Citrine typically is formed as an iron-containing amethyst which becomes heated to the point where the iron held within the crystal undergoes a further stage of oxidation.

Water Clear Smoky Citrine Double Heptagonal Pyramid Star Altar by Lawrence StollerSmoky citrine combines the qualities of the two types of quartz in a very powerful way.

Smoky citrine facilitates the harmonious transformation of negative emotions, karmic imprints, mistaken mental maps of the world, bad habits, neurotic behaviors and love wounds into positive manifestations of Divine Love and Higher Purpose.

Jane and I find from personal experience that smoky citrine provides a very supportive energy for meditators. You might place a smoky citrine on your altar or in your meditation area, or hold a small crystal in your hand during meditation to enhance your practice.

Mineralogical and Metaphysical Properties of Smoky Quartz

Mineralogists say there may be more than one cause for the gray to brown to black color range of this very popular form of quartz crystal.

Some mineralogists suggest the dark pigment in smoky quartz results from the presence of trivalent titanium or the presence of certain carbon compounds. 

Water Clear Smoky Citrine Double Heptagonal Pyramid Star Altar by Lawrence StollerOther mineralogists suggest that the characteristic dark brown to black color of smoky quartz is produced when clear quartz is exposed to natural radiation emanating from radioactive rocks in the same geological formation where the quartz crystals form and grow.

The current most widely accepted scientific hypothesis is that when clear quartz is exposed to radiation, the radiation alters the oxidation states of mineral impurities found within the quartz structure, resulting in smoky quartz. 

“The frequent occurrence of smoky quartz in association with rare earth and radioactive minerals is very significant, for later it will be indicated that smoky quartz may have been colored through the action of radioactive elements,” says the University of Michigan’s Edward F. Holden, in a 1925 article in The American Mineralogist. In Ontario smoky quartz is a constant associate of radioactive minerals, and the same association is frequent in Madagascar. Enormous smoky quartz crystals occur in the well known radioactive pegmatite of Baringer Hill, Texas.” 

“The evidence given thus far is in agreement with the theory that smoky quartz owes its color to atoms of silicon, formed by the disintegration of silica, through the action of radium radiations,” Holden continues. “The mechanism of the formation of the free silicon may perhaps be pictured in this way: The radiations may remove the four outer electrons from a silicon atom, which would then be equally shared by the two associated oxygen atoms. As a result, two free oxygen atoms and a free silicon atom would be formed. They could take no part in the crystal structure since their attractive force for other atoms would have been destroyed. Hence, they should act as small inclusions, the silicon atoms producing the light-scattering and the color so characteristic of smoky quartz. We would expect the silicon atoms to be most effective in scattering light because of their greater atomic weight, and the possibility of the escape of the oxygen atoms." 

From this scientific analysis it is clear that smoky quartz, although quite likely formed through the action of radioactive elements, is not radioactive itself, and this perfectly natural process is not detrimental to the crystals or to human beings utilizing these crystals for ornamentation, in meditation, for crystal healing, or for any other purpose.

Smoky quartz has been a favorite healing stone of shamanistic practitioners around the world for thousands of years.

According to modern day energy healers, smoky quartz works slowly and thoroughly to relieve imbalances in the physical and etheric bodies, with special emphasis on the solar plexus and its associated chakra, the third or Manipura chakra associated with personal power and vital energy. And it works on the hands and feet. Smoky quartz can, over time, help to balance the flow of vital energy throughout the physical and etheric bodies, and aids in the development of a healthy, fully functioning chakra system.

It is an aid in gently releasing blockages caused by  negative energy patterns in the emotional body. Smoky quartz has been used as an aid in meditation, for energy healing, and to create a protective barrier of energy around the holder, being grounding and clearing the mind.

Our experience in working with smoky quartz both for ourselves in meditation and self treatment & with clients on the Reiki table is one of supreme protection, slow and deep healing, and gentle awakening of spirit. Smoky quartz guards our house, is a companion to the sick and is a humble & deep gift from the Mother.

Metaphysical and Mineralogical Properties of Citrine

Citrine is a powerful semi-precious stone which is a rare, more energetically powerful form of quartz crystal, characterized by a yellow color, ranging from white to deep copper. It is less common in nature than amethyst (another member of the quartz family, and one of the two semi-precious stones present in ametrine) but both are found in quartz veins, as well as volcanic locations and elsewhere in nature.

The color of citrine derives from small amounts (approximately 40 parts per million) of iron in the quartz. The difference between citrine and amethyst is only the oxidation state of the iron present in the quartz. Citrine typically is formed when an amethyst becomes heated to the point where the iron held within the crystal undergoes a further stage of oxidation. 

Citrine is an excellent stone for clearing and cleansing body, mind, heart and aura. Citrine is considered by metaphysical rock hounds to be a stone of strong protection because of its ability to cleanse the aura.

Citrine is said to aid in digestion and to activate the thymus, which regulates our immune system, thus promoting health and well-being. In addition, citrine is said to provide a feeling of comfort and optimism. I must admit, that when I wear or work with citrine, I have a great sense of well being and protection.

Water Clear Smoky Citrine Double Heptagonal Pyramid Star Altar by Lawrence StollerCitrine activates, opens and energizes the third chakra, including the navel and solar plexus, stimulating both the physical body and the mind, increasing endurance and elevating energy levels while promoting emotional balance (unlike other stimulants such as caffeine). Citrine is an excellent stone for clearing the aura of negative emotions. 

Citrine also stimulates the crown chakra, our doorway to Cosmic Consciousness, and helps unite the seven lower chakras and the physical body with the energy frequency of the Higher Self, aligning the eighth chakra with the rest of the energy body.

In our experience, citrine cleanses the emotional and etheric bodies, and stimulates the holder’s vital energies and physical body. It imparts a strong sense of protection if worn on the body or placed in a room where energy work takes place or groups gather.

Citrine is an ideal gemstone for protection. Used to strengthen the aura and surround the bearer in a bubble of golden light, citrine provides the bearer with a safe, secure personal space, free from the interference of negative or unwanted individual or collective thoughtforms, deleterious emotional states projected by others, and even inasuspicious astrological influences, which can be literally burned away when they encounter such a strong golden aura as citrine helps to create.

Used in energy healing, citrine is said to transmit the golden light of unity consciousness, which is tuned to the very highest vibrations of an open eighth chakra -- the chakra above the crown of the head, said by the Western New Age chakra system to be the location of the Higher Self.

Archangel MichaelEsoteric Christianity makes a link between hematite and Archangel Michael, and a stone containing hematite can provide the bearer with a powerful connection to Michael, providing access to the Archangel's loving wisdom and power to dissolve illusion through the activity of his famous sword, the sword of Ultimate Truth.

In late August or early September, just prior to the entry of the sun into Libra during the month of the Autumn Equinox, in the northern hemisphere, the Perseid or Orionid meteor showers are visible. At this time of year, when sensational meteor showers, largely composed of iron, traditionally streak across the night sky, Esoteric Christian philosopher Rudolph Steiner’s clairvoyant vision saw the traditional flashing iron sword of Michael. This clairvoyant vision coincided with the traditional Christian Festival of Michaelmas.

According to Steiner, the meteoric sword of Michael was thought to cleanse the Earth’s atmosphere of summer's sulfurous influences, allowing the Higher Self to emerge and guide the initiate along the path of Spirit toward the birth of the Inner Christ Light, an event which takes place in December, during the festival of Christmas.

Michael’s Cosmic Cleansing of the Earth at the time of the Autumn Equinox promotes the Ascension of the Universal Life Force Energies, known as prana, chi, or kundalini, to rise from the lower three chakras into the heart chakra, and beyond.

Citrine promotes the elevation of the Universal Life Force Energy from the lower chakras to the higher chakras, making citrine a powerful ascension stone.

For more information on Michaelmas, see our article entitled Libra Festivals: Michaelmas, Rosh Hoshanah, Ramadan and Navratri

When Jane and I have used citrine in Reiki and crystal energy sessions with clients, they have reported feeling a golden glow around them. We have also found that citrine is a powerful tool for extracting negative energies, gently dissolving energy blocks, and releasing negative emotions during sessions.

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.

Read more about quartz and other types of crystals and gemstones at the SatyaCenter.com Crystalpedia. Check out our FREE e-book Spirits of Stone: A Lightworker's Guide to Crystals and Gemstones for 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. Net weight is 2.54 oz. or 72 grams


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