PREORDER▼𓂀 - Gold Sheen Obsidian Winged Scarab Talisman
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The Egyptian scarab was one of the most well-recognized symbols in Ancient Egypt, appearing as amulets, on jewelry and in funerary context. Modeled after the dung beetle with its revolving ball, the scarab was closely connected with the sun god Khepri, who brought the sunrise over the horizon each day. Thus, it became a symbol of life, death, rebirth, regeneration, resurrection, and protection in the afterlife.
Since the sun was believed to die each night and reborn each morning as a beetle, the scarab took on significant regenerative powers. The deceased needed to harness these powers to be reborn in the afterlife – in the same way, the sun was reborn each morning.
It is no surprise that the Egyptian scarab was very closely linked with the god Khepri, who presided over the sun, sunrise, and the renewal of life. Ancient Egyptians believed that scarabs were the reincarnations of Khepri himself, and depictions of the god often show him with the head of a scarab. The scarab beetle was also associated with the gods Atum and Re, who represented primordial creation and the sun, respectively. Together, the gods formed Atum-Re, which illustrated the joint power of the sun and creation.
Obsidian is a talisman of those who dare to see…the past, the future, or one’s own inner demons and darkest truths. It is no ordinary stone, but nature’s glass formed from volcanic lava and hardened so quickly it formed no crystalline structure. It has no boundaries or limitations, and works rapidly with great power. Its edge can be razor sharp, and its dark, glossy surface polished into cold, hard glass, a “mirror stone” for those prepared to look deep into the inner being, the subconscious, to reveal one’s shadow self…flaws, weaknesses, fears, all. Nothing is hidden from Obsidian. Obsidian provides essential grounding, connecting the base of the spine to the heart of the earth. It is highly protective, shielding one from negativity in the environment, from others, and from within the self.
The use of Obsidian dates to the Old Stone Age, and many cultures relied heavily on this material in their daily, ritual, and spiritual lives. Obsidian’s internal structure allows it to break into pieces with curved surfaces and very sharp edges, and it has been found around the world fashioned into arrowheads, spear points, knives, axe heads, scrapers and various other cutting instruments. Obsidian daggers were reputed to be used in bloodletting and human sacrifice. The mystical properties of Obsidian also date back to early civilizations, mostly for its reflective quality and ability to be polished into mirrors. Deep black, or sometimes with a murky transparency, these mirrors reflected shadow images and were metaphors for sacred caves and pools of water. They were conduits for supernatural forces, and to some they were a means to communicate with otherworldly entities.