Merlinite Zen Landscape Pendant with Orange Garnet Crown
Merlinite, contain plant-like biomorphic formations that resemble the branches and leaves of trees and shrubs. The word “dendrite” comes from the Greek word “dendron” meaning “tree.”
This gorgeous Merlinite Zen Landscape Pendant with Orange Garnet Crown consists of a large, 1.875 inch long polished Merlinite cabochon topped with a round orange garnet topstone, all set in a sturdy sterling silver setting. This Merlinite pendant, weighing 1/4 of an ounce comes with its own sterling silver chain in a velvet jewelry box.
Dendritic Quartz, or Merlinite, contains plant-like biomorphic formations that resemble the branches and leaves of trees and shrubs. The word “dendrite” comes from the Greek word “dendron” meaning “tree.”
As the milky white quartz crystal was growing over long periods of geological time, tiny fissures formed along a horizontal plane within the crystal, and colorful minerals such as, most commonly, brown or black manganese or hematite, migrated into the crystal from neighboring rock formations comprising the crystal’s matrix.
These new colorful mineral inclusions enter into the minute fissures within the crystal and spread out in a pattern very similar to the amazing forms seen on a windowpane during a hard winter frost.
The end result over hundreds of thousands of years is a beautiful quartz crystal with a highly filigreed mineral landscape locked inside.
Crystal healers and meditators use Merlinite to connect to the nature spirits and angels that govern and nurture the plant kingdom, to energize gardens and crops, and to help the individual to learn how to “talk to the plants”. Dendritic quartz helps one obtain information coded into the sacred geometry and energetic essence of all plants, herbs, trees and flowers.
Merlinite is thus a manifestation stone, a stone of abundance, and magnetizes the bearer, enhancing their ability to attract wealth, health, and spiritual gifts into his or her life.
Dendritic quartz can also be used in the treatment of nervous system and skeletal disorders, since it works on all those systems of the body which, like the leaves and branches of the tree, serve to support and nourish the entire being.
On a more subtle level, Merlinite helps the bearer to maintain equilibrium in a period when one’s life path presents a tangled “forest” of possibilities, and facilitates clear thinking and spiritual guidance which are necessary to enable the highest form of discernment, enabling the bearer to understand complex situations and to choose the one path forward which will be for the best and highest good of all concerned.
Mineralogical and Metaphysical Properties of Garnets
Spessartine garnets are vitreous, translucent hexocatahedral gemstones with a hardness rated significantly above quartz crystal, characterized by the presence of aluminum and manganese, which imparts their striking reddish orange color.
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.
Jane and I have used spessartine garnets in Reiki treatments on ourselves and with clients, and have found that this is one of the most powerful gemstones we have ever used to enhance the flow of universal life force energy, "chi", or "prana" in the body.
First the user experiences a warm rush of chi into the root chakra region, and then a flow of warm energy upward into the second and third chakras. It feels so good! These are some of the most powerful crystals of their size that we have seen. Jane says that she feels the energy traveling all the way from her root chakra up the spine and into the heart!
This crystal 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.
Read more about quartz and other types of crystals 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: Above weight is shipping weight. Net weight is 7 grams, or .25 of an ounce, without a chain.
|Color||Gold, Orange, Red, Black|
|Chakra||Root – red dot, Sacral – orange dot|