Tiny Tiger's Eye Crystal Skull
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This Tiger's Eye skull was hand-carved in Brazil. Tiger's eye, a member of the quartz family, has a fibrous structure with inclusions of crocidolite (blue asbestos) that causes a "cat's eye" effect called chatoyancy. This effect is best seen when the stones are cut and polished. It is thought to be helpful in lifting depression and promoting concentration. Tiger's eye is mined primarily in South Africa, Western Australia, India and the United States.
A crystal skull is a model of a human skull generally carved out of quartz crystal and other stones regarded as metaphysically powerful. A crystal skull is a metaphor for the belief that reality is a consciousness hologram through which we "virtually" experience life. Many of the crystal skulls are considered tools that awaken human consciousness. They vary in size from a few inches to the size of a human head, or bigger. Crystal skulls are most often associated with ancient Mesoamerican cultures.
Humanity has always been on an esoteric journey to solve the mysteries of its creation linked to people and objects that allegedly contain higher powers. We want to know who we are and why we are here. The enigmatic crystal skulls have become another tool of divination to that end. Crystals are believed to be transmitters and receivers of energy. Crystal skulls are used for ceremonial work, healing, energy work, and enhancing one's psychic abilities.
Holding an object in order to exchange energies and/or receive messages is called psychometry. To find messages while looking at the inclusions within a quartz crystal, or crystal skull, is a form of divination called scrying. You may find it interesting to explore these subjects. There are countless hypotheses suggesting a certain group of crystal skulls is the legacy of some higher intelligence. Some people believe these skulls were made by ancient astronauts who seeded the human race.
Whether you consider crystal skulls metaphysically powerful or just beautiful pieces of art, they are always interesting and not associated with death or witchcraft.
Size: .75" x .5" x .75"
Weight: .4 oz