The origins and esoteric knowledge on the use of crystal skulls for healing and transformation.
Divining and Healing.
Pendulums have been used for centuries by people concerned with the unknown, for matters that the eye cannot see. From finding lost items to magical energy fields known as ley lines, to hidden wells of water deep beneath the earth. They have also been used by more spiritual people to divine future events, to answer questions where a yes or no answer will guide and also for the healing of the physical, mental and spiritual bodies. This article is primarily concerned with the later as this is the field I specialise in, but will also cover the basics of how to use a pendulum for all the above as well.
Hello and welcome to part II of working with Pendulums. In this section I will be discussing how to use pendulums for healing. So how do we use a pendulum for healing? I may hear you ask. Well it's simple and effective, and for those of you who already have an understanding of how to use a crystal for healing, will find these techniques very easy to apply and practise.
The symbol of the Dragon has been used in all ages, as motifs, emblems, banners and coats of arms. It has been used from East to West all over the globe. All cultures have at some stage in their history written tales and created drawings of the Dragon. So what is it all about? Is it myth, legend, folk lore, or snippets of the truth that have been lost down through the ages, leaving only the images and a few tales of their splendour?
Crystals that Protect I
In the many years that I have promoted crystals, there is one main question that I am always asked; "What crystal can I wear to protect myself?"
When I began to work with gemstones 25 years ago, the first crystal that I bought was for protection, and it seems to be one of the major reasons that people are drawn to gemstones in the first place, to help them through dark and negative times. Here is a list of all the protective gemstones that I know and work with and what realms they can help protect you.
Crystals that Protect II
Here are a few more of the unusual and seldom mentioned protective stones. They are not rare and are easy to get hold of and have invaluable use in the field of crystal healing as well as protection.
Agate can be found in many colours; it covers a huge section of the semi precious gemstone kingdom, and has one of the largest write up sections by Melody in her Kaleidoscope of crystals "Love is in the Earth." Where amethyst and clear quartz crystal are stones of the heavens, Agate is a stone of the Earth; it is ancient and deserves the respect as such. It was used by the kings of old as talismans. It symbolised, power, strength and wealth as well as offering protection, particularly when on the battlefield. Hence the Kings adorned themselves with the many different coloured agates, setting them in sword handles as well as armour, rings and talismans. Many problems arise due to people being off balance and "spacey" or "air headed" being in this state of mind can cause people to have accidents of varying degree depending on the physical locality and work needed to be done. Agate helps to "ground" you, giving you a feeling of being present in the "here and now" such that accidents are less likely to happen. It also helps to calm the mind, as when the mind is cluttered with thoughts it can lead to being ungrounded as well as creating stress that can lead to mistakes and accidents in every day life. Examples of agate are carnelian, blue lace, druzy and en-hydro. Carnelian is probably one of the best known agates, being a bright orange in colour many people are attracted to it and maybe don't realise that it is an agate. Blue lace agate is as the name suggests a gentle light blue with white lace trails through it. Druzy agate is when the agate forms lots of tiny teeth like crystals such as amethyst, but much smaller. Lastly the en-hydro is where the agate forms an egg type growth which has trapped water inside. All are excellent healing crystals as well as very protective.
The Aum or Om symbol comes from ancient Sanskrit and is one of the oldest names for God in any written language. It has various meanings. The Om is a well-known sound mantra or chant, as the devotees would chant the name of god over and over again, From The Bhagavad-Gita Ch.10, Verse 25 The Blessed Lord said: "Among words, I am the one syllable AUM"
The caduceus or "Kerykeion", today's symbol of medicine, used to be known as the magic rod of Hermes, the Greek messenger of the gods. He wore winged sandals and hat, and bore a golden caduceus. His caduceus was a rod entwined by two snakes, decorated with wings at the top. According to Greek mythology, Hermes came across two fighting snakes. Throwing his magic wand at them, they became entwined, and stopped fighting. This is the explanation for the appearance of two entwined snakes on the caduceus. The Caduceus can be seen in other cultures as well, in Roman days it was carried by the god of communication, Mercury. In biblical days when Moses was in the desert with his people escaping slavery and looking for their promised land, they became ill. Moses spoke with God about the sickness and was given a huge caduceus by God that when touched would heal.
Chakra comes from old Sanskrit and means wheel, the chakra is a vortex or sphere of energy that is spinning and vibrating. All the chakras have their own frequency and resonate thereby to their own unique vibration. Please now refer to the chakra guide hand out. As can be seen on the chart there are seven chakras aligning with body, starting at the base of the spine and finishing at the crown of the head. These energy centres have a field of energy starting at the root chakra (Muladhara) and spiralling up the body interweaving all the other chakras up to the crown (Sahasrara). The energy field has two channels or Nadi one represents hot the other cold, and these two channels help explain why we feel sensations of hot or cold in the form of flushes.
What do they represent?
The Pentagram is one of the most widely used symbols in the West, as well as the East, and is also the most misunderstood. Most people equate it to witchcraft, dark magic and the like, associating fear with its use, and relating it to satanic worship.
When we look into how a pentagram is used in magical rituals this is far from the truth. The pentagram, as seen here, is made up as a continuous line, it has five points that are all equidistant distances apart and fit inside a circle. This is already a very precise geometrical structure and as such, holds to the sacred arts of geometry, which a lot of necromancy was based on.
Ever since man has had a belief in a higher force or God, that influences our lives, that can be called upon in times of hardship through prayer or chanting sacred mantras, there have been the messengers.
The non anthropomorphic Lingam form of Shiva is what is held in reverence in temples all over the sub continent. The Lingam is a symbol. It is a symbol of that which is invisible yet omnipresent. It is hence a visible symbol of the Ultimate Reality which is present in us (and in all objects of creation).
The Shiva lingam denotes the primeval energy of the Creator. It is believed that at the end of all creation, during the great deluge, all of the different aspects of God find a resting place in the Lingam; Brahma is absorbed into the right, Vishnu to the left and Gayatri into the heart. The Shiva lingam is also a representation of the infinite Cosmic Column of fire, whose origins, Vishnu and Brahma were unable to trace.