Crystals, Symbols and Meanings
We want to share the special properties and meanings of the crystals and symbols we use.
Crystals and Natural Quartz
- Rose Quartz - Unconditional Love
- Blue Quartz - Calm and open to communication
- Tiger’s Eye - Protective Stone, Luck, Prosperity
- Black Hematite - Protective and Calming Stone
- Malachite - Change and Rebirth
- Blue Lace Agate - Tranquility and Hope
- Black Agate - Protective, Creativity and Intellect.
The Laughing Buddha, is an easily recognizable Asian symbol of good luck, contentment and abundance. Once a historical Chinese monk, the Laughing Buddha is almost always shown smiling or laughing, and is also referred to as the "Fat Buddha". Legend has it, that if one rubs the Laughing Buddha’s belly, it brings wealth, good luck and prosperity.
Mantras are chanted sounds, syllables, or group of words considered to be capable of transforming. One of the best known six-syllabled Tibetan Buddhist mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” is often featured on landscapes, rocks, hillsides, flags and prayer wheels. This mantra loosely translates to “Praise to the jewel in the lotus” is recited continuously to help achieve perfection in the six practices of generosity, pure ethics, tolerance, and patience, perseverance, concentration, wisdom. Once we perfect these attributes we are considered to be enlightened.
A ritual dagger is essential to the dispelling of evil and helpful in neutralizing the forces that impede Tantric Buddhist practice.
Buddha, is understood as the light of Asia, has been the symbol of peace, harmony, wisdom and conscience. On stupas, there are giant pairs of eyes looking out, these are also known as Buddha eyes and wisdom eyes, symbolizing the all-seeing ability of Buddha.