There is something earthy and sedimentary about this mala, as well as otherworldly (a strange juxtaposition between the two!) This is because each stone of Aquatine Calcite, looks as though it has been made (as it has) through centuries of pressure in the Earth, as much as it looks like individual planets! A very beautiful and unusual stone. It’s finished with a sage green tassel, Moroccan silver disc bead, and a large blue Agate. Traditionally Mala’s are made with 108 beads with a larger stone (the Guru or Meru stone) that the 108 turn around like planets around the Sun. The number 108 has long been held as a sacred number in Hinduism. It connects the Earth , the moon, and the Sun. The average distance between the Sun & the moon to the earth is 108 times their respective diameters. The circumference of the Sun is said to be 108 times the circumference of the Earth. In Vedic culture 108 is viewed as a number of the wholeness of existence. In yogic traditions, there are 108 sacred sites throughout India, and 108 sacred places of the body. Place the Mala between your middle & ring finger. Starting at the Guru/Meru stone, use your thumb to count each smaller stone as you recite your mantra. Properties of Aquatine Calcite: It helps reduce stress, fear, worry and anxiety about the future. It helps us to look inside ourselves, into our very soul Aquatine Calcite encourages us to have much more lucid dreams and to be able to recall them more easily. It helps us to access past lives and ancient knowledge. It helps to increase our awareness of spirit guides, angels and guardians and provides for easier communication with all higher beings. It helps to promote both karmic uplift and spiritual ascension. It has a strong connection to sea animals, perhaps because it has long been associated with the water based ancient peoples of Lemuria and to the watery qualities of intuition. *Nb: the tassel is currently still in its protective case...ready for you to remove once you get it home.
Lemurian Aquatine Calcite Mala