Tektite Buddha – A fragment of the cosmos, chiseled to perfection
Gemstone Universe has recently added a special spherical tektite or aakaashmani to its museum of collectible and rare gems. Along with it has been added, a finely fashioned serene Buddha out of the same tektite material. The tektite sphere is a beautifully engaging black in color and exudes an aura of mystery.
Tektites are of meteoric origin that formed upon the meteoric impact on the earth’s surface. The word tektite coming from the Greek word ‘tektos’, meaning molten. This material is basically a sparkly, glassy material that has a pitted and grooved surface and displays a rare scintilla when light is cast on it.
What makes the tektite interesting is the fact that unlike most gemstones that are formed deep within the earth, the tektite is formed upon the meteoric impact with the surface material of the earth. The high impact melts and molds this object and sends its spinning back into the space only to return and cool into these marvelously shaped tektites found in the earth’s four strewnfields (North American, Australasian, Ivory Coast and Central European).
The central European tektite is a lovely green in color and goes by the name of Moldavite. The Australasian tektite is usually dark and black in color. The shapes that they are found in resemble sphere, ovals, teardrops, dumbbells, discs etc. The tektites are similar to glass and very, very close to obsidian, from which they can be differentiated with the help of certain tests only.
The particular tektite with us is an Indochinite of the Australasian strewnfield. This category of tektites is found in northern Thailand, which is also home to the rare phenomenon of meteoric showers. It is estimated that these pieces of solidified magma are nothing less than 700,000 years old.
The tektite is one of the driest materials with bare minimum water content. Its rebound into space is the possible reason for the lack of moisture, which is accepted by the scientists.
The tektite holds a very special place in the world of healing. For the ancient Chinese, tektite was the Ink stone of the Thunder god. There are numerous talismans fashioned using tektites and they are believed to be greatly protective against evil eye. They have been worn by the ancients as talismans and jewelry as symbol of fertility and abundance also.
The absence of a complex inner structure facilitates fast movement of energy through this stone. The tektite is a stone that is believed to aid psychic abilities, increase the energy field of an individual and enhance telepathic communication. No wonder the aakaashmani can channel the aakaashic records for the diviner. So if you are one aiming to get a head start in your spiritual life, aakaashmani is what you can look to for help. Meditation with this particular stone is also enhances personal power. And what more to be desired if you are able to meditate with Buddha fashioned of this stone!
The collectibles were presented to Gemstoneuniverse.com by the famed gemologist, designer, author and musician Mr. Richard Shaw Brown- acting secretary of the Planetary Gemmologists Association – PGA.
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