Sacred Black Shiva Lingham from India - One Inch Size
Blessings, and thank you for viewing this listing..
PLEASE see the VERY END of this listing for some important changes Etsy has required me to make. This unfortunately will make my listings much less informative but I must comply with Etsy’s requirements or I won’t be allowed to have an Etsy store.
**This listing is for a trio (qty 3) of the one inch Linghams you see in my hand. Please let me select the trio meant for you.**
Please note that there's a much greater size variation with these small ones in the most recent shipment I received. Some are just barely 1 inch and can be quite skinny (therefore looking rather small) and some others might be just over 1 inch and rather chubby (therefore looking fairly large). All have the same energies and purpose, just needed to make people aware that there are larger size variations in the trios now....especially because I put the trios together based on guidance and not size. I took new photos to try and show this size variation but doesn't show as well as I had hoped.
This listing is for one of the rarest colors of the sacred Shiva Lingham – Black. The black Shiva Linghams are not often found and even more rarely come up for sale. It’s my understanding that until recent years black Shiva Linghams were all immediately placed in Hindu temples. I have both regular and black Shiva Linghams and there is a difference. Something about the black ones seems even more spiritual and more grounding. Not just the religious type of spiritual, it offers an even greater connection to the spirit and astral realms while offering wonderful grounding and protection at the same time. (after all, one does not want to completely leave the earth when traveling the spirit realms, you have to maintain your connection to earth) A note from the wholesaler of these Linghams that should not be missed so I will list now:
“FYI: The Black Lingams are polished with a black wax (In India….we didn’t do that here). Since wax is temporary, be careful in handling your Lingam—some of the black wax could come off on you! Also, eventually the wax will wear off (especially in direct sunlight), so if you want to keep that particular sheen, you will one day need to wax it periodically yourself. Or if you and your Lingam prefer, you can let it go au natural and appreciate the sheen that Mother Earth already bestowed upon it.“ Please note that these Linghams are black without the wax but the wax used is black so as have as little white wax residue as possible.”
In the past when I found black Linghams I used to buy for myself and not for resale. However, for the third time now in as many years I’ve come across larger amounts of them available from trusted wholesalers. I’ve had opportunities to obtain them from other sources along the way but the response was always a *no* from Guides/Guidance. I respect the guidance I receive and only acquire pieces to move thru me when it’s right to do so. These arrived to me still in their wrappings straight from India. I’ve enclosed a photo or two of the various newspapers from India that they were wrapped in just as a curiosity sort of thing.
This latest batch of black Linghams, like the others I’ve had are extremely happy and excited to be shown to others. They say their message is the same as the one I received before, but they wanted to add a little extra message. That extra message is listed below just before their original message.
I have the ability to do crystal readings, a gift also known as Clairaudience. It’s been more and more frequent lately that I am to share what I hear so I just go as guided. When I do a reading I don’t try to re-interpret or rephrase what I hear. I feel it’s very important to share what was given to me exactly as I received it. This is their voice, it’s not for me to try to re-word or even understand all of what I get. Someone else may understand what I don’t, and thus why I don’t change anything.
As I always say you don’t have to take my word for any of this. I encourage you to ask out to spirit or to guides or the crystals themselves to verify the accuracy of what I’m telling you.
Now, a little about me. I’m a Reiki Practitioner (Master level) and also certified in Crystal Therapy. All of what I sell is selected by intuition and my experience working with the crystal/minerals in question. You won’t find me selling mass amounts of every stone available, my offerings are very carefully chosen. Please feel free to ask me any questions before or after your purchase. I really do love talking about this stuff! I would be happy to charge your purchase with Reiki energy before shipping, just let me know.
I’m going to share at the end of this message some geneeral information about Shiva Linghams and black Shiva Linghams that I’ve collected over the years.
A greeting from the newest black Shiva Linghams:
-We are here again! Yay!
-It is time for some of us to move with our special message again
-The special message we shared the last time you had some of us
-There are some lucky people out there who will know us with our message and will hopefully bring us home
-We are happy, we are happy, we are happy
-We are here again, we are here again, we are here again
-If you feel our call bring us home and we will be happy together
-We are done, we send happiness and love and we wait for you
Original special message from the black Shiva Linghams:
-We the black Linghams are ready to speak
-We each have different personalities but some things are the same for all of us and that is what we will share here
-Me, the one sharing this message, you must tell buyers it was me who spoke so eloquently for all so I can find a very special new home
-You must also charge more for me because I am EXTRA special
-We know you don't like to do that but you must honor this one request
-I am "Aftinos" and Aftinos will be more expensive than the rest of my brethren. Period.
-There is a reason for this but we cannot explain why
-We thank you for sharing these words and for helping us on this mission
-We are special, we are slightly different than our "regular" Shiva Lingham brethren
-We, the darkest ones have an extra special connection to the astral and angelic realms
-Yes, it is as you had suspected even before we spoke these words
-Many of us, all of us have a special companion spirit connected to us which our regular Shiva Lingham brethen do not
-Yes, it is as you suspected when your first Shiva Lingham like us gave you two names instead of one (a name for the Lingham and a name for the companion spirit/entity)
-Yes, all is as you had suspected
-We will share more
-The special companion spirits connected to us also have special connections to some here on earth as you are
-It is not possible to purchase the wrong black Lingham with the wrong companion spirit attached
-The universe makes sure that those meant to have a black Lingham like us will ALWAYS pick the right one
-Do not stop at just one!
-You human forms know many in the astral realms and you can certainly have more than one of us with more than one special companion spirit
-Again, it is not possible for you to pick the wrong stone and the wrong companion spirit
-We are pleased that we are able to share this message and would like this person who shares for us to get more of us to share when she can
-We are trying to recall if we've ever been able to share out message like this before and we think not, so for this opportunity we are most grateful
-May blessings be showered upon you, one who writes this for us
-We are most definitely grateful
-We have more to share
-Please keep reading
-We have things to do for you
-We share our names, the names of our companion spirits and we gift you with the connection to your companion spirit
-Meditate with us, sing with us, dance with us and we will support this wonderful connection at all times
-Why do you need a connection to your companion spirit thru us?
-As humans you have lost much of your knowledge of the other side
-Not permanently lost, you chose to let it go for your journey here
-We think you give up too much for your journey and you should have some of it back
-The reason you give up so much is so you can have the experience of learning and discovering, something you would never have a chance to do on the other side
-Life is about learning and discovering
-Now it is time to rediscover some of what you voluntarily left behind so you could go thru the journey of learning and understanding
-We are here for this precise task
-No accident that we were created, found in only one place and have spirit connection
-No accident at all
-We like many others work all for good and all for love
-Everyone's interaction with us and their companion spirit will be different
-Have no expectations on how this will work, just allow it to flow
-Once you have met your black Lingham and bonded with all that we offer (bond is sealed with the greeting) we will be doing wonderful things for you at all times even if you are not working with us
-These words apply for your companion spirit too
-We do not care for the wax placed on us by those that find us
-We understand the tradition and why they do it but we would prefer to breathe a bit more
-We like the suggestion of putting us out in the sunlight to help evaporate the wax away
-This is not a main priority just a preference we wanted to share
-We have said much so we think we are done for now
-Remember that what has been said here are those things common to all of us
-The other things individual to each of us our new keepers will have to discover for themselves
-We have said enough, we hope you understand the message and we hope that you will make friends with many of us!
-Sent in love and light from YOUR black Linghams
This information was from the seller of the first black Lingham I bought for myself years ago, a stunning 9 inch one that’s almost as fat as it is wide and weighs a LOT! This is the same wholesaler that provided the ones I’m offering to you now.
“We have some exciting news for those of you who appreciate rare and sacred stones. We happily received a shipment from India of Black Lingams.
For those of you who don't know Lingams, they are a very special stone that is hand-harvested from the Narmada River in India, in the spring. For many ages, they have been gathered to promote creativity and harmony, for all. In olden times, the monks would lovingly chant over them and then they would smooth them by hand, sometimes for months. (They have a long tradition of great sacredness.)
Lingams are oval-shaped (worn smooth by the river) and most often come in various colors of brown and gray with some dots or patterns of maroon. To find a Black Lingam is most unusual. When we feel them, they profoundly root us into the most sacred parts of the Earth Mother and they touch the deepest parts of our hearts. They offer so much, with so much feeling, that words don't convey them.
As some of you already know, India already has declared that they will be damming the Narmada River (for a hydro-electric plant). If they truly go through with this (We're hoping that they reconsider) then the Lingam gathering will stop. They won't be available any longer. So if you have been wanting a special Lingam, this may be the time.
I personally feel that the Black Lingams are utterly unique and they are doing some of the most profound work on the planet possible. And the Black ones are so much different than the regular ones. We have a 800 lb regular one here and it is not as profoundly grounding or empowering as these Black ones.”
Now here’s some other general information about Shiva Linghams:
Lingams are only found at the Narmada River high in the mountains of Mandhata, one of the seven sacred holy places of pilgrimage in India and are said to have been formed from a meteorite that fell to Earth several million years ago. The river periodically gives up these stones when the water level drops. Villagers gather this unique Crypto Crystalline Quartz from shallow riverbeds.
The Narmadeshwara Lingam
Men have collected stones since the beginning of time and have assumed that certain ones were containers of the life force with all its mystery. The Narmadeshwara Lingam is such a stone. It has been highly venerated and used extensively throughout history for both worship and ritual.
It is an Indian belief that millions of years ago, a meteorite collided with the earth at the place that is now the source of the Narmada River in Madhya Pradesh, a mountainous province some 300 miles northeast of Mumbai (Bombay), India.
The tremendous heat of the collision caused a fusion of the ambient rock and meteoric material. Over the ages, a river began to flow through this area and the combination of these factors produced the unique condition in which pieces of the fused matter, revolving in the river bed over thousands of years, take on a distinct ovid form. The oval form is markedly different from the flatter, thinner rocks normally appearing in the riverbed.
Once a year, after a long dry season, and just before the beginning of the monsoons, the river is at it’s lowest. The villagers, working with oxen and rope, go out onto the river bed and pull the stones from the water. The stones are then hand polished. A large one can take many months to complete.
These pillars, or egg shaped stones, are called Lingams (literally, “sign” or “characteristic” in Sanskrit). To certain sects of the Hindu religion the stones are said to represent directly the transcendental being, the living God, divine existence, consciousness, and bliss (satchitanand). According to the Skanda Purana, an ancient Hindu scripture, the Lingam represents the all-pervading space, in which the whole universe is in the process of creation and dissolution. Other sects consider the Lingam, with its obvious phallic form, to be the generative force of life itself.
Lingams can be carved or styled from a variety of material, such as stone, wood, gold, silver, crystal, etc. But there is one type of Lingam that is revered and sought after above all others. This is the naturally formed stone Narmadeshwara (Lord of Narmada). The density of the Narmadeshwara is close to emerald. The red markings you see on the stones are meteorite material and are considered spiritually auspicious. (The red markings represent the energizing female energy, which arouses the masculine urge to create.) The markings may vary to be what appears to be a pair of parted lips, flowers, animals, spiritual deities, or brush marks that surround the entire perimeter of the Lingam. The possibilities are endless. They can be from 3/4 of an inch high to an amazing 10 feet tall. They can be from 1/2 inch to 6 feet in circumference.
The actual physical properties of the stone (in both shape and material) are said to give the Narmadeshwara Lingam a supreme ability to hold vibrational force and power. We have noticed that everyone who comes in contact with these stones finds them attractive and extremely communicative.
Traditionally, these stones are set in an upright position in a base called a Yoni. The Yoni is a symbol of the female principal, the source of the womb, and of all creation and movement. Thus, joined together, the Lingam-Yoni signifies the psychic totality of the male/female and the universe.
The strong and graceful lines of the Lingam are expressive and have ageless and universal beauty. Their natural and religious history gives them the mystery of an object that will be appreciated forever.
The Lingam is one of the oldest religious symbols of civilization. It was recognized as far back as the ancient Indus Valley Civilization for it's healing power. This power came to be associated with one of the three main Hindu deities, Lord Shiva. Over thousands of years, the Tantric Lingam has come to represent more than a physical or material form to be worshiped as an idol by the learned sages of the east and the west. To them the lingam represents a form of energy which is within each of us. We are all made up of part male and part female energy. Too much of one or the other is destructive, causing imbalance. The great Rishis of ancient India introduced the Tantric philosophy to bring a more harmonious balance in the dualistic world we are born. Male and female energies must be unified if we are to find real peace of mind. Through the union of opposites, the energies of creation are released and we can realize a state of higher consciousness.
The Tantric believes that all souls are unique emanations of God, just as God is everywhere and in everything. By concentrating our consciousness on an external object, we can realize that God consciousness within (enlightenment).The object should be as natural as a stone, round as the cycle of rebirth, and as smooth as the sea of meditation. Through senses of sight, touch, and feeling — one may calm the spirit and stop the internal dialogue for meditation. God is a state of consciousness, not a human form or statue.
The Tantric looks on the natural forms of nature to meditate. In the Tantric lingam, he finds all of his requirements. The Tantric lingam is a naturally formed stone born of this earth. Within the lingam are two kinds of minerals fused together under great pressures, representing not only the duality of man and woman, but also a world of constant change ... as no two lingams are alike. The vertical, or phallic shape of the lingam, represents the stream of man's expanding consciousness and evolution upward. The horizontal, or red female lips (stripes) of the lingam, represents the contracting stream of female consciousness and evolution inward. The lingam is solid and heavier than most stones, representing the life of those who live according to their faith. These are but a few of the hidden meanings of the lingam or "Cosmic Egg".
The perfect lingam is within each of us. According to Tantric symbolism, the ideal form of the Tantric lingam is concentric shaped, oval, smooth and gray colored with a red matrix. Not all lingams are Tantric. The true Tantric lingam, which the Hindus believe fell out of Heaven from the gods, actually comes from the Narmanda River in the central region of India. This place is known today as "Onkar Mandhata",one of the seven holy pilgrimage sites of India. The Tantric lingam is naturally tumbled and pre-shaped by the river. The process of finding the lingams and shaping them into the beautiful concentric marble-like finished stone is a long one. Once a year during the dry season when the river is low, particularly on the full moon in February or "Sivaratri", the lingams are ceremoniously gathered from the muddy banks of the Normanda River. However, it is not as easy as picking up pebbles on the beach. Each stone must be washed and inspected. Very few stones have the special red marking or spots that make the Tantric lingam so unique. The lingams are not perfectly concentric and must be shaped and hand polished before they are acceptable for Temple use. This takes hours of manual labor and special skills to get a perfectly concentric, oval, smooth lingam.
The Tantric lingam is found only in one place on this planet .. in India. It can be identified geologically by its unique red spots. These spots do not run all the way through the stone like normal strata stone. In this case, the mineral known as "Crypto Crystalline Quartz" or geologically as "Chalcedony" has an inclusion or matrix of Iron Oxide and Goethite. This matrix crystallized after the formation of the Chalcedony. To the Tantric, this suggests a form of energy coming from inside the stone, i.e. ... creation. The body of the stone thus represents male energy (Knowledge) and the red spots represent the female energy (wisdom). The very essence of creation is symbolized by the Tantric lingam in that in the beginning there was one energy — call it God or anything you like. That energy lay dormant until a second energy was introduced. When that occurred, all thing in this universe were created ... the BIG BANG! The egg shape adds to the idea of the Cosmic Egg and of which the dualistic universe was hatched. Also, the oval outline represents the continuous unending motion of the universe as it expands and contracts .. forever changing but never ending.
Lingams are only found at the Narmada River high in the mountains of Mandhata, one of the seven sacred holy places of pilgrimage in India and are said to have been formed from a meteorite that fell to Earth several million years ago. The river periodically gives up these stones when the water level drops. Villagers gather this unique Crypto Crystalline Quartz from shallow riverbeds. Lingham describes the shape-egg like, but hand polished to balanced proportions. Each Lingam contains sacred markings symbolic of the marks on Lord Shiva's forehead.
Metaphysically, these mystical and powerful stones have been said to contain one of the loftiest vibrations of all mineral on Earth, which will purify your temple or home. They represent the fusion of male and female (yin and yang, or active and passive) energies, and brings to mind the power of the Infinite (interesting, their egg-like shape traces the outer contours of the infinity symbol when viewed horizontally. The stone works with the breath and the fluids of the body creating a harmony in the body's flow thereby helping one to maintain a balance in daily life. They are kept in the home for protection, prosperity and continued wellbeing. No two stones are alike.
PLEASE NOTE: I’ve been advised by Etsy that I cannot list any Metaphysical information that could be viewed as making claims of h__e__a__l__i__n__g and/or look like “m-e-d-i-c-a-l d-r-u-g c-l-a-i-m-s” referencing FDA regulations we have here in the USA. I am not aware of the FDA governing the sale of crystals and mineral specimens, especially when they aren’t eaten or injected into the physical body in any way, but, I must respect Etsy’s rules (and the fact that they probably don’t fully understand what I do here) or have my store shut down. I’ll need to remove any metaphysical information that implies any beneficial properties for the word above and encourage everyone to do their own internet searches for “Metaphysical Properties of” for general metaphysical information the crystals and minerals I sell. Some of the messages I channel from the crystals and minerals themselves say things that could imply the prohibited things named above and I’m not sure what to do about this. In some instances I may have to heavily edit the messages and ask the reader to send me a Convo if they would like to have the complete channeled message from that particular crystal or mineral.