This is a life-size African TIGER IRON crystal skull. Approximately the size of a human teenager or small adult. Shown next to a 355ml/12oz soda can for size comparison. Tiger Iron deposits aren't terribly thick when compared to other minerals like Quartz, so it's pretty rare to find really BIG pieces! (Particularly if they have been carved into decorative shapes!)
It has a lot of gorgeous shimmery areas that catch the light as you move the stone around in your hands, and is quite hefty from the Hematite content. Nice striping/banding all throughout. The right side has more shimmery Golden Tiger Eye, while the left has silvery bands of Hematite and golden brown Yellow Jasper layers. There is even a small patch of BLUE Tiger's Eye in the chin on the right side! It is a dark blue-grey in color.
It weighs about 8lbs 13.1oz / 3.998kgs and measures approximately 7 5/8" inches long X 4 3/8" inches wide X 5 1/2" inches tall. Code-020523-20696
There are some small organic spots that come from inclusions or the edges of inclusions that were close to the surface as the stone was polished. ALL inclusions present come form 100% natural formations in the stone. I inspect each crystal very carefully before photographing it, and always pick by energy first. They can resemble pinpricks / tiny indents, fine lines, or shallow notches. These do not affect the energy or, I think, the overall look. Some people do not appreciate natural inclusions. I think it adds to the overall effect to have the natural inclusions in place. It takes a skilled carver to work with and honor the natural the stone and not break the inner energy matrix. (But that is a personal preference!)
Blue Tiger Eye AKA Hawk's Eye is often used to support honest and clear communication. It is thought to help one manifest the courage to bring their innermost hopes and practical ideas into fruition.
It is also felt to assist one in working through depression and in the development of emotional balance.
Blue tigers eye is sometimes used for protection of the upper chakras.
Like Golden Tiger's Eye, it is also said to bring good luck to the one who wears or carries it.
Blue Tiger's eye is associated with the Solar Plexus, Throat and Third Eye Chakras.
Tiger Iron combines the properties of Hematite, Golden Tiger Eye and Red Jasper. (See below for details) It is used during creative and artistic endeavors and is known as a stone of balance.
It is used In Crystal Healing, to help maintain the balance of the white and red blood cells and to strengthen the muscles. It is also thought to increase the body’s natural anti-inflammatory abilities.
It is associated with the First and Third Chakras.
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Hematite can be several colors, including grays, silvers, blacks, browns, reds, oranges or golds. Hematite is a must for anyone interested in working with crystals and stones. It is said to assist in grounding and calming and in manifesting Divine Light in your life. It deflects and dissolves negative energies.
Hematite is said to help one to 'sort things out' and can be used for memory enhancement, original thinking and technical knowledge. Hematite, especially in its natural crystalline form, is traditionally thought to bring peace, self-control and inner happiness.
It is a calming energy and is said to attract "kind" love and act as a stabilizing force.
In Crystal Healing, it is used to calm the nerves, for insomnia, and to align the spine and speed the mending of broken bones. Some Indigenous healers have used it with blood disorders.
Hematite is associated with the root (base) Chakra.
Red Jasper has been called the “Stone of Counselors and Healers.” Thought to induce health and re-birth, and it is often used by Indigenous healers and others for protection and self-healing. Red Jasper facilitates remembering dreams. Helps to balance out unfair situations. It is said to afford some protection of first and third Chakra area. Red Jasper is used to activate the first Chakra, at the base of the spine. This is said to increase the life-force energies, (also known as Chi, Prana etc.) and offers grounding and strength – emotional and physical.
It is also called the Earth Stone, and its energy is useful to remind us that we are here on the earth to bring joy to others and self. It is in the Quartz family.
Red Jasper is associated with the first Chakra.
Golden Tiger Eye is sometimes called the "Stone of Courage." It is thought to enhance good luck and attract prosperity, often in the form of money. It supports emotional balance, grounding, and to assist in letting go of judgments. It's often been used to reduce anger, hostility, rage stress and increase optimism and a positive outlook. It is also felt to assist one in working through depression and in the development of emotional balance.
It’s also used to support the acceptance of Grace and Healing. It's thought to encourage integrity, practicality, and to support personal empowerment, which encourages a correct use of one's power. It is connected to clear thinking and the ability to see through illusions. It is used for protection, especially during travel.
It is also a stone that is believed to aid in the integration of the male and female energies within as well as the integration of spiritual and earthly energies.
Golden Tiger’s Eye is a stone that is thought to boosts one’s personal power and confidence.
It’s associated with the Third or Solar Plexus Chakra.
Native legends speak of crystal skulls as an inheritance from ancient times. Said to “talk and sing” they are believed to carry messages for all mankind, including what may be discovered when we overcome our fear of death.
The first layer you encounter when working with any skull, including Synergy, is "to remember." This is the first layer - and this layer has many other layers within it. What you are to called to remember is who you really are. It's so easy to get caught up in the daily things and forget that each life is short and sweet, even with the difficulties. The real you is a Being of Light. You are a Spiritual Being, inside of a physical body. "Remember."
Crystal skulls are tools of awareness and they can:
This item is being offered by Sherry Whitfield, the Guardian of 'Synergy' one of the world's most famous life-sized ancient crystal skulls.
Synergy and Sherry are written about in several books, including two standard references about crystal skulls, by Dr. Jaap van Etten, PhD, as well as other books and publications too numerous to mention.
Sherry has been interviewed for Sci Fi / History channel documentaries about crystal skulls ,including on the History channel, series "Ancient Aliens" and with George Noory on Coast to Coast AM. Synergy and Sherry are featured in the Avalon video production about Crystal Skulls, entitled "Echoes From the Ages: Talking Story with Crystal Skulls" and have been involved in the SciFi channel Ghosthunters TAPSCON paranormal convention in Florida, as well as having been featured at many, many Crystal Skull, Metaphysical, Spiritual and Native gatherings across the the world.
Sherry Whitfield is an internationally known facilitator of workshops on various spiritual, metaphysical and esoteric subjects. Sherry emphasizes simple, practical applications for spiritual, personal and professional development. Clairvoyant since early childhood, she is known for her down to earth and gently humorous approach to spiritual topics. She's been the guardian of Synergy since February, 2001.
People have asked me about how I clear my stones. You can read my BLOG entries on this site about working with crystals and skulls for details. Every one of the skulls and stones that I list has been with Synergy and is fully charged with the energy - after all - that's the whole point of me offering them to the public!
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