108-bead full beechwood meditation mala
Unusual, one of a kind traditional 108-bead meditation mala with aged beechwood counter beads. The three dividers are a combination of rough cut Dravite, Magnesite and silver-plated Lava Stone. The guru combination includes matching crystals with the addition of clear Quartz and a small vajra/dorje in Tibetan silver. This understated yet unique meditation mala has quite a 'wabi sabi' feel to it.
The main beads are beech, which I have given an aged patina by eco-dye method using local woodland plants. The texture is rough, resembling driftwood - these beads are un-oiled, and thus don't 'slide' through your grip like smooth beads would. If you use essential oils, you could make these beads fragrant, by adding a drop of your favourite aromatherapy scent in its carrier oil to some of the beads, and a different scent on a few other beads etc. A very personal talismanic mala. Each counter bead is spaced with clear glass seed beads, with the exception of every nine counter beads being knotted with a small clear Quartz bead. The wooden beads also make this mala much lighter in weight than full gemstone malas. On average, the diameter of the beechwood beads is approx. 1 cm (up to 0.4").
The all-around measurement of the mala is 55" (140 cm) with the guru combination being 2.2" (5 cm) in length from the top of the clear Quartz to the base of the silver-plated Lava Stone.
This mala comes in one of Spirit Carrier's handmade fabric pouches for safe-keeping, and gift-wrapped at no extra charge. If you would rather have a leather pouch, please let me know at the time of purchase.
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DRAVITE (aka Brown Tourmaline, Champagne Tourmaline, Dravide)
Soothing and reassuring, contributes to a peaceful atmosphere in its vicinity. Helps you feel at ease in a crowd. Deeply cleansing energetically. Empowering stone, inspires courage and increases stamina in situations where needed. Improves self-esteem, guiding you to accept yourself on all levels and to move on with life. Good stone in enhancing creativity.
Opens up higher realms and states of consciousness, bringing visions and emotional balance. Assists in hearing your heart’s desires. High ascension stone that awakens one to spiritual growth. Offers the gift of direct knowing by opening the third eye and crown chakras. Has the potential to create blissful changes in one's life.
Stone of vitality, assertiveness and passion. Provides stability in times of change. Grounding and protective. Supports courage and decisiveness. Helps in finding one's 'life path'. Encourages personal development and growth.
The universal master crystal that has a harmonising effect on all levels of being. Programmable by intention, so can be used for versatile purposes. Quartz can clear, enhance, amplify, transmute, balance, focus and transmit energy. Raises one's energetic vibration. Brings clarity and filters out distractions. A deep soul cleanser, attuning its keeper to their higher self. Each Quartz crystal is unique with its own character and teachings it offers, all are known as “Stones of Power” and “Master Healers”.
BEECH WOOD: 'Goddess tree’ that symbolises crossing a threshold into new experiences and new knowledge, whilst drawing understanding from the wisdom of the ancients. Teaches to move forward in openness and to see the bigger picture.