Men's Spiritual Bohemian Necklace with Vintage African Bone and Solid Brass, Malachite, Jasper and Turquoise - Om Man Necklace
Men's Necklace with semi precious Malachite, Violet Imperial Jasper with gorgeous sea sediments, Turquoise, Vintage African Carved Bone and Solid Brass Heishi Beads. A Tibetan Om or Aum Antique Brass Charm gives to this artistic piece a unique touch. Necklace measures 20 inches and has been beaded in strong elastic cord for your comfort. A stunning combination of aquas that standout against the ivory color of the hand carved bone.
Known as the mirror of the soul, the healing powers of malachite have long been recognized, and it has traditionally been used to aid in recovery from physical and emotional illness, particularly for releasing guilt. Psychologically, it can be used to help recognize and release the lingering effects of negative experiences. It is said to allow the wearer to gain insight into the cause of ill-feeling such as relationship problems, fear, resentment, and anxiety and then to release the negative emotions.
In ancient times, Malachite was used in amulets to protect against the evil eye, while in the Middle Ages it was used to protect children from witches and other dangers and was kept in the bedroom to protect from nightmares. Malachite is also said to protect the wearer from accidents and so can be useful for travelers to wear. Malachite has been also been used to promote success in business and avoid undesirable business associations. Malachite can also aid in concentration and is known as a protective stone in the field of aviation, where it is believed to stimulate awareness and prevent vertigo - always useful for pilots!
Travelers to Buddhist and Hindu countries might find a review of AUM valuable, as it exemplifies many of the fundamental tenets of these faiths.
The symbol of AUM (also spelled “Om”) consists of three curves, one semicircle, and a dot; these are symbols of each person’s self and his potential:
The large curve (in the lower left corner of the image) symbolize the waking state. Perhaps it is best to think of this curve as symbolic of the ego, our outward persona, the person we think we should be, that identity that we consciously associate with the self.
Moving clockwise, the upper curve (upper left corner) symbolize the unconscious state, that part of the self that is hidden to one’s consciousness, but is equally part of the self.
The middle curve, which extends from the center to the right side, symbolize the dream state. This dream state, positioned vertically between the conscious and unconscious elements of the self, serves as a means to connect the two, a means for the conscious and unconscious to interact. This is certainly what we do when we dream: the unconscious becomes conscious, affording a more complete view of the self.
The semicircle or crescent symbolize illusion, specifically in this case, the illusion that the self exists as a separate entity at all. Notice that the crescent separates the dot from the other three curves. It is this illusion that separates the individual from becoming one with his infinite self, beyond boundaries.
The dot signifies the infinite, absolute self, hidden from the individual by illusion; this is what the Eastern faiths of Hinduism and Buddhism consider God. Dispelling the illusion and becoming one with this infinite self is the ultimate experience of life and the experience of the divine.
One of our favorite descriptions of AUM, which touches on many of the symbols described above, can be found in Joseph Campbell’s book “The Hero with a Thousand Faces“. Campbell breaks down each of AUM’s three phonemes, a, u and m:
The A representing the realm of waking experience: “cognitive of the hard gross facts of an outer universe, illuminated by the sun, and common to all”.
The U representing the realm of dream experience: “cognitive of the fluid, subtle forms of a private interior world, self-luminous and of one substance with the dreamer”.
The M representing the realm of deep sleep: “dreamless, profoundly beautiful” (the person unified with the unconscious and the greater self).
The most profound element of AUM is not the sound, however, but the silence: “The silence surrounding the syllable is the unknown: it is called simply ‘the fourth’. The syllable itself is God as creator-preserver-destroyer, but the silence is God Eternal, absolutely uninvolved in all the openings-and-closings of the round.”
Experience the silence