Properties: Lingham (Lingam) is the sacred Sanskrit word for phallus. In Tantra, the shape embodies the masculine (yang energy); is dynamic expression and knowledge. The markings or Yoni depicts female (yin energy); such as wisdom and intuition. The Tantric Shiva Lingham unifies the dualistic female/male world into harmonious balance. This Sacred Stone relates to the Heart Chakra, and represents the harmony and balance of the soul that is maintained within the hearts of all of us. Shiva Lingham stones are used for spiritual detox, allowing us to see the higher knowledge within ourselves. The stone gives us the capacity for hanging on to the beliefs which work the best for us and letting go of those beliefs which no longer serve us. When used during meditation, lingham shows us how to connect with our physical and spiritual energies and therefore, our higher selves.
Folk Remedies: This fertility stone is a powerful second Sacral Spleen Chakra healer and has been used traditionally for births and conception assistance. It is also helpful for those who have Sacral Spleen Chakra related illness due to (emotionally) uncommon rearing and lack of nurturing as infant/child. This stone is used on the spine, especially on the sacrum for fertility issues, anywhere on the back for pain issues, prostate issues and menopause. This is also a very powerful male energy connector.
History: This stone is a variety of jasper. Shiva Linghams originate at the Narmada River in the central western part of India, which is one of India’s seven holy sites. Accessible only during the dry season, these stones are collected from the river bed. Lord Shiva is the supreme being revered by Hindus, and this fertility stone is often worshiped as his embodiment. Lingam describes the egg-like shape that is hand-polished to balanced proportions. The lingam is often represented alongside the yoni (Sanskrit word, literally “origin” or “source” or “womb”), a symbol of the goddess or of Shakti, female creative energy. The union of lingam and yoni represents the “indivisible two-in-oneness of male and female, the passive space and active time from which all life originates”
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