July 2, 2014 ACSAD (A Crystal Skull a Day) - Wise Messenger - Agate Geode Carved Crystal Skull and Owl Sculpture
Item ID:W4000183 Size:5.5"x5.3"x5.9"(140x135x149 mm) Weight: Material:agate
Owls have always been known as symbols of wisdom and learning. The Greek goddess Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war, was represented by the owl that was sometimes used on Greco-Roman currency as a symbol of status, intelligence, and wealth.
For ancient Egyptian, Celtic, and Hindu cultures the owl is considered a guardian of the underworld and protector of the dead. Native Americans see the owl to be symbolic of wisdom, foresight, and a keeper of sacred knowledge, possibly because one can sometimes expect specific weather conditions based on an owl's behavior, and because owls see so well at night. Owls had their part to play in some Native American ceremonies involving oracles of secret knowledge. The owl is known as the Night Eagle, and is associated with the moon. West African and Aboriginal Australian cultures also considered the owl to be a messenger of secrets, a relative of sorcerers, and companion to seers, mystics, and medicine people.
In medieval times in western and central Europe some people believed owls were Pagan priestesses, witches, and wizards in disguise. Owls are still considered to be one of the animals a witch will have as a familiar, the animal spirit and a spiritual person being linked together with a bond of shared communication.
The owl is the ruler of the night and the seer of souls, honored as the escort and keeper of spirits who have passed from one world to the next. Owls also represent change and transition, mystery, messages, mysticism, protection, and secrets. As a creature of the night, owls are associated with dreams, shadows, other worlds, and psychic abilities and awareness.
Owls are considered to be symbols of connection and communication with the spiritual planes, messengers that convey knowledge between worlds, meaning they are natural translators. Through the owl we are able to understand the language of nature and the physical world, and also the spiritual worlds. Owls are associated with the intuition, enabling one to see past deception and illusions to discover and understand hidden truths. This characteristic also aids one to find success in determining and releasing thoughts and behaviors within oneself that are used to hide sensitive issues because of fear of rejection, judgment, and being vulnerable. With the protection of the owl, we can release the need to pretend to be someone we are not and learn to accept and be comfortable with ourselves for who and what we are, understanding the "imperfections" we used to see are our perfections that allow us to experience and fulfill our chosen paths of growth and unfoldment.
Owls are spiritual guides that also bring discernment and assistance in making wise decisions. They help one to mentally process and clarify confusing situations, bringing order to thoughts and details.
Owls also symbolize the unknown mysteries of life. They assist in discovering one's hidden abilities, intuition, and potentials, and also expand one's natural talents for creativity.
Owls are commonly thought of as symbols of death in many cultures. Death is the equivalent of life changes. Owl symbolism can be applied to areas where change is desired, bringing the important aspect of deciding the focus of the changing is for the sake of growth and what is needed, rather than for gain and what is desired. Owls are also considered to be messengers from deceased friends or family members.
Agate has long been used as a stone of protection, to stimulate analytical capabilities and precision, for providing for perceptiveness to situations, and for awakening ones inherent talents and adroitness. It has also been use to produce inspiration from and connectedness to the spiritual worlds. Agate raises one's consciousness, builds self-confidence, and assists one in choosing one's friends carefully.
Agate has been used to strengthen sight, diminish thirst, to promote marital fidelity and stability within ceremonial activities, for balancing body, mind, emotions, spirit, and yin/yang energies, and as a stone of harmony and unification of all people. Agate symbolizes benevolence and good will, originating from the nurturing energy within the stone. Agate can alleviate hostility, irritability, and boredom, while enhancing one's generosity, responsiveness, and receptivity. Agate is often used as a gazing tool for divination and meditation and assists in examination of the self and the learning situations that bring about growth. Agate also assists in abating stress and anxiety.
Agate is used to bring prosperity. Agate is also used to avert from lighting and stormy weather (physically and metaphysically). Agate provides strength, helps us to have patience and courage, and it's calming effect allows for finding inner peace.
Agate is an excellent stone for protection, and is considered to be very effective for children, especially protecting children from falling. Agate is considered an excellent stone for artists and students, as it amplifies creative and intellectual thinking.
Agate amplifies and gives energy when required, and stores energy when it is not needed, which enhances durability and endurance. Agate gives one emotional strength, alleviates fears, and dispels envy and desire through the grounding of emotions. Agate teaches acceptance of one's emotions which helps one to overcome the emotions one desires to be free of. Agate's nature of bringing harmony allows for removing and releasing bitterness, resentment, ill will, and the desire for vengeance and retaliation, teaching one to learn and practice forgiveness. In this way, agate heals and improves relationships.
Agate transforms negative energy to harmonious energy which cleans and balances the aura. Agate harmonizes the energy of the body with the energy of the Earth, grounding and strengthening one's connection with the planet.
Agate stimulates the digestive system and relieves gastritis, the inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Agate is used to promote a state of good health for the eyes, hollow organs such as the heart, stomach, intestines, and uterus, and is used to heal skin disorders. It has been used to alleviate itching caused by insect bites. Agate assists the heart and blood vessels, strengthening the heart and also healing emotional discord that may be blocking one’s ability to accept love. Agate has been used to cure fever and reduce the symptoms of epilepsy, and may help some people with somnambulism. Agate is also used to cleanse the lymphatic system and the pancreas.
The geode represents fertility, creativity, mother earth energy, protection, and is excellent for grounding. Geodes have been used to increase fertility and creativity, offering powerful protection during pregnancy, childbirth, and for small children. Geodes represent the Creatrix form of the goddess and connect the earth with the universe. Geodes also represent both the male and female reproductive systems, especially the womb. Geodes amplify the energies that are directed to them, including the energies of other stones and thought energy, and are considered effective at enhancing the harmony of family and home, and to enhance the flow of chi, life force energy.
Geodes enable one to see the larger picture when there are many things to attract one’s attention. They assist in helping one come to a decision and allows one to create one’s own future. Geodes are used to communicate with the spiritual realms and the greater power, and is useful when practicing astral traveling. Geodes help one focus during meditation, bring calm and peace and eliminate stress, and enhance one’s natural psychic talents.
Geodes are used to address physical health conditions related to the hands, muscles, heart, bones, lungs, brain, and nervous system, and can be used to treat mental imbalances.
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