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Smoky Quartz Kuan Yin Statue with Spessartine Garnets
Smoky Quartz Kuan Yin Statue with Spessartine Garnets Smoky Quartz Kuan Yin Statue with Spessartine Garnets Smoky Quartz Kuan Yin Statue with Spessartine Garnets Smoky Quartz Kuan Yin Statue with Spessartine Garnets Smoky Quartz Kuan Yin Statue with Spessartine Garnets

Smoky Quartz Kuan Yin Statue with Spessartine Garnets

Dimensions (HxWxD): 2.1" x 1.25" x .625"

Shipping Weight: 12 oz.


Price: $1,750.00

Out of stock


This gorgeous museum quality 28.2 gram, 141 carat Smoky Quartz and Spessartine Garnet statue of Kuan Yin is 2.1 inches high and was carved with loving care by Mr. Pen, a world-renowned Thai jewelry designer. This gorgeous altarpiece was carved from a twin smoky quartz point sprinkled with brilliant orange spessartine garnets from Fujian province, China, and was signed on the side of the flower at the base of the Kuan Yin figurine by Mr. Pen. You will need a magnifying glass to read the signature. 

Smoky Quartz Kuan Yin Statue with Spessartine Garnets

This remarkable statue is both a Lightworker's power tool and a true collector's item. This Kuan Yin statue  emanates the energy of compassion for which the world-famous Chinese Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, Protectress of Children, Observer of All Sounds is justly renowned. Kuan-Yin is perhaps the most popular Buddhist figure in East Asia and has become a particular favorite of American New Age practitioners and Reiki Masters, especially those on the path of Karuna Reiki. 

Here Kuan Yin is depicted according to the traditional Buddhist iconography as a slender woman in flowing robes holding a sacred vase containing the nectar of Divine wisdom and loving compassion, the two-fold Source of physical, emotional and spiritual healing. On her head is a slender crescent moon. At her feet is a large lotus flower.

Legends of the Life of Kuan Yin

There are many stories about the life of Kuan Yin, however the basic theme that is reiterated again and again is as follows. Kuan Yin was a devout Buddhist, often said to be a Princess, who despite her royal upbringing had a much greater attachment to the Spiritual world than the royal court where she and her family lived.

After a life of devotion, self-sacrifice and compassion in which she is said to have been instrumental in the physical, emotional and spiritual healing of her Father, and others, at the moment of her death, Kuan Yin arrived at the Gates of the Buddha Realms, and was offered the opportunity to join the all-male gathering of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in their abode, far beyond this Universe, and beyond even the Realms of the Gods, the place which is no place, Nirvana.

Smoky Quartz Kuan Yin Statue with Spessartine GarnetsAt that moment, Kuan Yin heard a cry for help from a stricken soul in the Earthly realm far, far below. She responded immediately as follows: “Never will I seek nor receive private, individual salvation; never will I enter into final peace alone; but forever and everywhere will I live and strive for the redemption of every creature throughout the world from the bonds of conditioned existence.” This is known as the Kuan Yin vow.

The Buddhist monk and translator Kumarajiva referred to the female form of Kuan Yin in his Chinese translation of the Lotus Sutra in 406 A.D. According to Buddhist scholar Dr. Gene Reeves, In the Lotus Sutra the Bodhisattva Inexhaustible Mind asks, ‘For what reason does the Bodhisattva Kuan-shih-yin have the name Kuan-shih-yin?’ Then Shakyamuni Buddha explains that if anyone who is suffering calls Avalokiteshvara's name with all their heart, they will immediately be heard and will be able to free themselves from suffering.”

Mineralogical and Metaphysical Properties of Smoky Quartz with Spessartine Garnet

Chinese smoky quartz crystals with spessartine garnets are mineralogical rarities prized by collectors of fine specimens and extremely potent metaphysical tools, which can be used with great efficacy in meditation, for crystal healing and in various modalities of energy medicine.

Smoky Quartz Kuan Yin Statue with Spessartine 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. 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.

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 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 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.
Smoky Quartz Kuan Yin Statue with Spessartine Garnets
First the user experiences a warm rush of chi into the heart chakra region, and then a downpouring flow of warm energy into the third, second and first chakras. It feels so good! These are some of the most powerful crystals of their size that we have seen.

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, ranging from sodium to other minerals in the crystal. According to Melody ("Love is in the Earth"), smoky quartz is produced by the presence of sodium in clear crystal, facilitating the regulatation of fluids in the body, acting much like a mineral supplement bringing mineral equilibrium.

Other mineralogists suggest other theories concerning the dark pigment in smoky quartz, including the presence of trivalent titanium or the presence of carbon compounds.

Some 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 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.

Smoky Quartz Kuan Yin Statue with Spessartine Garnets

“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,6 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.

The Pu-Men Chapter of the Lotus Sutra

Smoky Quartz Kuan Yin Statue with Spessartine GarnetsWorld-Honored One!
May I ask once more
The reason that  this holy Bodhisattva

Is named as Kuan Yin?
The World-Honored One replied
By uttering this song:

She responds well to all places in all directions!.
The echoes of her holy deeds
Resound throughout the world.
Her broad vows as deep as the ocean.

When, after countless aeons
Of serving countless Buddhas,
She pledged great and pure vows
To liberate afflicted beings.
Now listen carefully to the results.

To hear her name or see her image
Or sincerely and mindfully recite her name,
She delivers beings from every  woe.

If someone is malicious
Pushing you into a pit of fire,
One thought of Kuan Yin's saving power
Would turn the pit of fire into a pool!

Were you adrift upon the sea
With dragon-fish and demons around you,
One thought of Kuan Yin's saving power
Would spare you from the hungry waves.

Suppose from MountSumeru's peak
Some enemy should cast you down,
One thought of Kuan Yin's saving power
And sun-like you would float in space.

Were you pursued by evil men
And crushed against the IronMountain,
One thought of Kuan Yin's saving power
And not a hair would come to harm.

Were you chased by a band of thieves,
Their cruel knives now raised to slay,
One thought of Kuan Yin's saving power
And their minds would immediately develop compassion.

Suppose the King was extremely angry at you,
The headsman's sword upraised to strike,
One thought of Kuan Yin's saving power
Would dash the sword to pieces.

Were you in jail by prison walls,
Your wrists and ankles bound with chains,
One thought of Kuan Yin's saving power
Would instantly obtain release.

Were you cursed or poisoned,
And lay now in the danger,
One thought of Kuan Yin's saving power
Would send the spells back & nullify its poison.

Were you surrounded by demons
Or harmful dragons and ghosts,
One thought of Kuan Yin's saving power
And none would dare to do any harm.

Did savage beasts press all around
With fearful fangs, ferocious claws,
One thought of Kuan Yin's saving power
Would make them run off quickly.

Meditation on the Kuan Yin Vow

“If you are unable to exchange your happiness for the suffering of other beings, you have no hope of attaining Buddhahood or even of happiness in this lifetime.

If one whom I have helped my best and from whom I expect much harms me in an inconceivable way, may I regard that person as my best teacher.

I consider all living beings more precious than 'wish-fulfilling gems', a motivation to achieve the greatest goal: So may I at all times care for them.”-- Raghavan Iyer

This Kuan Yin gemstone statue 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 28 grams or approximately one ounce.