This magnificent museum-quality 22 karat gold hand-carved gemstone Buddha Temple was created by Pedro Michel, a talented artist and shamanic practitioner who resided in Tokyo, Japan. This is an amazing design, flawlessly executed, with the intricate carving on the Buddha and on the temple visible front & back as can be seen here in these photos.
Pedro's work resides in museums and collections around the world. The world of gemstones and fine art lost an innovator and a design guru when Pedro died of Covid in 2021. This Buddha Altar carving has resided in our private collection for many years, but the time has come for it to find a new home.
This unique, one-of-a-kind gemstone Buddha Pagoda Temple 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.
Pedro's carved gemstone Buddha is made of Amethyst, seated regally in a meditation posture on a 22 karat gold cushion within a luscious warm toned 38.5 carat Yellow Amber Temple, with an intricately carved Lotus Flower above the Buddha's head.
The Yellow Amber Temple, weighing 1.45 ounces and standing 3 1/2 inches tall, sits within an intricately carved 22 karat gold base studded with 4 green tourmaline gemstones, 1 red tourmaline gemstone and 1 tanzanite gemstone. The Temple is crowned by three soaring multi-tiered 22 karat gold finials, creating a regal and elevating architectural triumph in miniature, with the look and feel of a Southeast Asian pagoda.
Metaphysical Qualities of Amber
Amber is one of the few non-mineral gemstones popular with lovers of fine jewelry throughout the ages. Amber is fossilized tree sap which is on average 30-90 million years old. Amber talismans and other amber artifacts dating from the Stone Age abound in archaeoligical sites in Prussia, Denmark and Schlesswig-Holstein.
In Greek mythology, Phaeton, beloved son of the Sun-God Helios, borrowed his father's chariot, the vehicle of the Sun, and drove the chariot too close to the Earth, scorching the landscape. Zeus, enraged at this rash disruption of the harmoy of the spheres, hurled a thunderbolt at the young upstart, catapaulting him to his death, plunging him into the river Eridanus. "In pity for the unceasing grief of Phaëthon’s sisters, Zeus turned them into poplars, from which, it was believed, their tears oozed forth and became amber, the stone of light; a poetic fancy due to the association of êlectron 'amber' with êlectôr 'the beaming sun,' " explains British Hellenic scholar L.C.L. Smyth in his description of Aeschylus' lost play The Heliades.
Amber played a role in our early understanding of electricity. If you rub amber on a piece of wool it becomes charged with static electricity in the form of electrons. Place a feather on the ground or a table below the amber and the strong negative charge in the amber will repel the electrons in the feather. Electrons will travel into the ground below the feather, leaving the feather with a net positive charge, and then the feather will be attracted to the amber. Remember that according to the law of attraction, opposites attract. The modern term electron was coined in 1891 by the Irish physicist George Stoney, using the Greek word for amber, because of its electrostatic properties
The golden color of amber signals a resonance with the crown chakra, which is considered to be gold, violet or white in the Western chakra system. Working on the seventh, or crown chakra, amber opens the gateway to Higher Mind, strengthening the energetic connection between the personality and the Higher Self, and helping us to achieve conscious awareness of our Higher Purpose in everything we do and say throughout our busy lives.
Amber is a stone of purification, cleansing and personal empowerment. Crystal healers use amber to transmute negative energies into positive energies. Prehistoric shamanistic practices included the burning of amber in fire ceremonies designed to cleanse the environment of all detrimental influences. Amber is also considered to be a golden stone of manifestation, empowering the bearer to manifest their desires and dreams into material reality, bringing love into one's life, strengthening marriage vows, and bringing good luck and protection to spiritual warriors.
Metaphysical Qualities of Tourmaline
Tourmaline is the name given to a family of minerals forming hard, slender vertically striated prismatic crystals, often hexagonal or rhombohedral in shape, with a high specific gravity, classified as complex aluminum borosilicate.
Like quartz, tourmaline crystals will generate an electrical charge when pressure is applied in the direction of the vertical axis. This is called piezoelectricity. In addition, some tourmaline will generate an electrical charge when heated.
Tourmaline is the birthstone for the month of October and the Zodiacal sign of Libra. In ancient Hindu tradition, the tourmaline is a stone of motivation, which impels the wearer toward the good, and a "teller" stone that gives insight in times of duress and can identify sources of distress in the wearer's environment.
Shamanic practitioners in African, Native American and Aboriginal tribes used tourmaline to provide protection from physical danger and to amplify healing powers.
All forms of tourmaline are thought to balance the left and right hand sides of the brain, harmonizing rational thought with intuitive insights. Tourmaline helps release victim consciousness and maintain a sense of humor, faith and confidence in the reality of one's own inner vision.
Crystal healers say that tourmaline can be useful in the treatment of ailments of the nervous system and to purify blood/lymph toxins. This gemstone is said to neutralize fears, resentment, neurosis, and obsessions. Healers use tourmaline to treat intestinal or spinal energy blocks, release toxins, combat constipation, and provide relief in cases of neuralgia, migraine headache, and burns. Tourmaline is thought to support healthy lungs, and to relieve lower back pain, asthma and arthritis symptoms, swelling and immobility. Common tourmaline is black, and the lighter colors, such as blue and light green, are much more rare. The colors in the stones are created by the presence of various metallic ions such as iron, titanium, chromium, and others. The various colors of tourmaline are associated with the seven primary chakras within the human aura.
Metaphysically speaking, green tourmaline is an excellent stone used to open the heart chakra, imparting a feeling of love, peace, serenity & deep compassion for all living beings. Green tourmaline, also known as a Brazilian Emerald, is associated with the heart chakra. Green tourmaline helps us to see with the heart, to combine a masculine strength with compassionate creativity, and to facilitate the study and practice of agriculture and herbalism for nurturing and healing. Wear this color to help when communicating with devas and nature spirits. In addition, green tourmaline is said to help connect the heart with the third eye, facilitating clairvoyance and fostering a deep experience of Unity with Universal Creation.
Rubellite or Red Tourmaline, relating to the astrological sign of Scorpio & Sagittarius, is associated with the root chakra, and helps ground and center the bearer, assisting in the overcoming of paranoia, low self-worth, and feelings of alienation. Red tourmaline exhibits a magnificent ruby violet shade and resonates with the heart and base chakras, assisting in grounding the energies of love & devotion. It can intensify any loving practices whether directed toward ones own health or in the spiritual practices of devotion.
This gemstone Pagoda Temple 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.
Weight above is shipping weight. Net weight is 41.11 grams.