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Symbolic Jewelry from Different Cultures

Symbolic Jewelry from Different Cultures

Symbolic jewelry goes as far back as 115,000 years ago in human history as evidenced by the most recent discovery of perforated and ochred marine shell beads inside a sea cave (Cueva de los Aviones) in southeast Spain. These shells were significantly more ancient but were similar to shell beads found in other archeological sites in South Africa, Morocco, and Israel. While we may never establish what this very rudimentary jewelry actually meant for the Neanderthals and early modern humans…

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The Most Powerful Amulet in the World

The Most Powerful Amulet in the World

Many people ask us what the most powerful Amulet in the world is? Some ask specifically about which of David’s design is the most powerful. We usually answer by first asking – what do you want to support in your life? Is it protection, health, success, power, status, harmony, love? Each goal will require something different. Some Amulets supports more than one purpose, but no Amulet should focus on everything at once. A powerful amulet will work with your intention…

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Sirius – Fixed Star

Sirius – Fixed Star

Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky. Its name comes from the Greek word Seirios, which means “glowing” or “scorching.” With a brightness magnitude of −1.46, Sirius is almost twice as bright as Canopus, which is the next brightest star. During August the Star Sirius rises from the Solar rays and become visible when rising in the morning before the Sun. This celestial event was considered very powerful and has ushered the Egyptian new year, and with it…

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Ancient Astrology & Magic – Upcoming Lectures and Workshops By the Astrologer Michael Ofek

Ancient Astrology & Magic – Upcoming Lectures and Workshops By the Astrologer Michael Ofek

THE PHILOSOPHY OF ASTRAL MAGIC – THE ART OF PERSUADING REALITY Sunday, Sept 2:30-3:45 pm – NCGR conference – Baltimore The Magical Tradition was a big part of Astrology since its conception. Growing out of the same philosophical and cosmological roots, It holds powerful keys to the mystery of the Astrological cosmos and its inner workings. We will explore the essential philosophical principles of Traditional Astrological Magic and the concept of “Magical Images”, and learn innovative ways to apply them…

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Healing Rituals of the World

Healing Rituals of the World

Chicken soup is a traditional cold remedy in many American households. In China, it’s lizard soup. In Spain, it’s not a soup at all but tea – garlic lemon tea with a dash of honey to be exact. In Japan, they will just let you get a whiff of cut onion to clear your sinuses. In Jamaica, they will make you sweat your misery out with overproof rum and lime juice. These are just a few interesting takes on simple…

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Holy Jordan River Water

Holy Jordan River Water

Lake Titicaca, Black Mesa, Chichen Itza, the Jordan, the Ganges – all of these lakes and rivers have one thing in common: Sacred Waters. These rivers, springs, and lakes have a religious significance, and are known as “Living Water.” Usually, they were sanctified by mythological and religious figures. For example, the ancient Jewish tradition set purification rules where one cleanse his body and soul in a ritual bath of pure rainwater. In Christianity, we have the famous ritual of John…

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Medical Astrology

Medical Astrology

What does it mean when people say “it’s written in the stars”? It means something happened because it was meant to be, that it’s fated, etc. But can we actually “read” what the stars are telling us? According to Astrology, yes we can. Astrology is the study of the relative positions and movements of heavenly bodies and their influence in our lives and the natural world.  When it comes to our health and healing, astrology also offers a correlation between…

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The Upcoming Fifth Element Pendant

The Upcoming Fifth Element Pendant

Work in progress – the upcoming Fifth Element is a powerful symbol of the concept of “LOVE”. It is a symbolic representation of one of the Five Platonic Solids which are the building blocks of the universe and the secrets of the Hebrew word “AHAVA” – love Like & Share This post:

Turquoise Jewelry

Turquoise Jewelry

Probably one of the most recognized semiprecious gemstones that exist, Turquoise has been popular since prehistoric times. Its name comes from French: Pierre turquoise, meaning “Turkish stone”. Turquoise has been mined for eons, since 6000 B.C., if not before then. Early Egyptians wore this semiprecious gem, and many Turquoise stones have been found in their tombs. The ancient Aztecs of Mexico believed Turquoise to be a holy stone making mere mortals not worthy of wearing it; Turquoise was reserved for…

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Protection Amulets

Protection Amulets

In many cultures around the world, amulets were used for protection. They were considered sacred and usually based on motives from that culture. Here are some examples of protection amulets from different cultures and concepts. Egyptian protection Amulets In Egypt, the eye of Horus was considered as a protective amulet. Funerary amulets often depicted the Eye of Horus and were used for protection and to ward off evil here and in the afterlife. Egyptians that were traveling by water would…

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