This Eye of Shiva Pendant, has a simple Sterling Silver bale and bezel setting and comes with a sterling silver chain, complete in its own velveteen jewelry box for safekeeping.
The Eye of Shiva is an organic gemstone is also known as Pacific Cat's Eye, and displays a characteristic dark spiral within a creamy background, that is said to resemble an eye, with the spiral pattern signifying the outpouring of energy from the Third Eye of Shiva, as well as being a metaphor for the Universal cycles of birth, life, death and rebirth which Lord Shiva regulates from the birth of the Cosmos to its termination.
The Eye of Shiva is made of a particular part of the shell of the Turban snail, known as the operculum, a secreted plate that serves to close the aperture of a gastropod mollusk's shell when the animal is retracted, and is composed of calcium carbonate.
The Shiva Shell is a calcerous doorway created to guard the opening of the Turban Snail's shell, and toward the end of the snail's life this plate detaches from the snail and falls to the bed of the body of water where the snail lives.
Shiva Shells are found on the bottoms of shallow tropical seas in Thailand and Indonesia.
In Eastern countries where Lord Shiva is venerated, the Shiva Shell is considered a stone of dreaming, a protective talisman against bad dreams and a powerful inductor of positive visions, both connected with the clairvoyant function of the Third Eye chakra, which is sacred to Lord Shiva.
We often use crystal pendants for psychic protection, purification and to clarify things of a spiritual nature. See our article on Psychic Self Defense for more information along these lines with many suggestions on how to protect yourself from unwanted energies.
You can read more about crystals in our article "Using Quartz Crystals in Digital Technology, Healing and Meditation"or you can read about The Crystal Wisdom of Marcel Vogel and crystal healing in our Vogel Archives along with edited chapters of his unpublished book, given to Satya Center from Marcel Vogel's family.
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 is ready for you to program according to your own needs and desires.
Read more about quartz and other types of crystals and gemstones at the 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: Actual Weight is 9 grams.