karmic stones are available by special order. The following stones are currently available:
Karmic Stone -- our logo -- 12" x 12" autumn sunset stone
karmic stone manifested itself on the path to self-discovery and a desire to be more present.
Healing, embracing, accepting uncertainty and impermanence, and seeking balance are underlying themes and the basis from which we approach each project. From a place of mindfulness, meditation and a passion for yoga, karmic stone is grounded in that which makes our spirits soar.
The lotus flower is a tremendous resource for meditation, dream interpretation, creative art, spiritual healing, and esoteric study.
The Lotus is one of the eight auspicious signs of Buddhism -- an eight-petalled lotus used in Buddhist mandalas symbolizes cosmic harmony, a thousand-petalled lotus, spiritual illumination. A bud symbolizes potential. The well-known Buddhist mantra, "Om mane padme," refers to the "jewel in the lotus," enlightenment.
In Egyptian mythology, the lotus was associated with the sun, because it bloomed by day, and closed by night. The lotus was even believed to have given birth to the sun, and was the vehicle of the soul's resurrection.
Designs such as this were carved in the edifices of the cave temples or rock-cut sanctuaries in western India -- the earliest "buildings" of Buddhism. They are considered the most ambitious examples of the development of monumental stone-carving that followed the invasion of Alexander the Great.
6" x 6" and 12" x 12" autumnal stone
The smiling buddha illumintaes the path on your journey
6" x 6" autumnal stone
The Sanskrit word meaning karma.
The Buddhist and Hindu perspective on karma is quite similar: Every action you take will have a repercussion in the future, and you have to live with the consequences of your actions.
Buddhism places importance on the intent of one's actions. For example, if you accidentally step on a bug and kill it, you won't create bad karma. But if you purposefully kill it, you create bad karma. Likewise, if your actions unintentionally benefit others, you do not create good karma. Only when you mindfully do good, do you create good karma.�
A case study in "om," this series of stones explores style, texture, color and hue of each stone in harmony with the design.
Om is a mantra, or vibration, that is traditionally chanted at the beginning and end of yoga sessions. It is said to be the sound of the universe. What does that mean?
Somehow the ancient yogis knew what scientists today are telling us: the entire universe is moving. Nothing is ever solid or still. Everything that exists pulsates, creating a rhythmic vibration that the ancient yogis acknowledged with the sound of Om. We may not always be aware of this sound in our daily lives, but we can hear it in the rustling of the autumn leaves, the waves on the shore, the inside of a seashell.
Chanting Om allows us to recognize our experience as a reflection of how the whole universe moves -- the setting sun, the rising moon, the ebb and flow of the tides, the beating of our hearts. As we chant Om, it takes us for a ride on this universal movement, through our breath, our awareness, and our physical energy, and we begin to sense a bigger connection that is both uplifting and soothing.
Namaste is a combination of the two Sanskrit words: nama and te. Nama means "to bow" and te means "you."
Commonly said at the end of yoga class by the instructor and the students while seated in the lotus position with hands in prayer position at the center of the chest.�
Interpretations include "That which is sacred in me honors that which is sacred in you" and "the light in me honors the light in you."
The human body has seven chakras - energy locations which can be blocked, healed, and even seen by some.
Chakras are a core belief of yoga, and have been incorporated into many different new age practices. The chakra system was first developed in India in the middle ages. The word "chakra" is a sanskrit word meaning wheel.
The major chakras are located along the spinal column of the body - starting at your perineum and going up to the top of your head at your crown. Each chakra is traditionally represented by a different color of the rainbow - starting with red at the bottom up to violet on the crown. Each chakra location represents different emotions and feelings.
Ideally all the chakras should be balanced- open and spinning at a similar rate to each other. Most of us however have some chakras which are overactive and others that are closed down or underactive.
The Seventh Chakra- Crown Chakra- Violet Sahasrara
The seventh and final chakra is the crown chakra, represented by the color violet. It is sometimes also represented by white. This chakra controls wisdom and true understanding. When the seventh chakra is healthy, it allows you to plan your life and handle the daily trials and tribulations that life throws at you.
The Sixth Chakra- The Third Eye -Indigo-Ajna
The sixth chakra is the brow chakra, also called the chakra of the third eye. The color assigned to this chakra is indigo, or purple. This is the chakra of intuition, of thought and of spirituality.
The Fifth Chakra-Throat Chakra - Bright Blue Visuddha
The fifth chakra, of the throat, is the primary focus of communication and action. Represented by blue, this chakra helps ensure you are heard and that you can speak your truth.
The Fourth Chakra - Heart Chakra- Green -Anahata
The heart chakra is the fourth chakra, and is represented by the color green. In some people who have developed the ability to be unconditionally loving, the heart chakra becomes a rosy pink. This is the chakra of love, romance, relationships and communication.
The Third Chakra- Solar Plexus Chakra- Yellow-Manipura
The third chakra is that of the solar plexus. This is located below your ribs near your stomach. Appropriately, with the word "solar" in this chakra's name, its color is yellow.
The Second Chakra- Sacral Chakra Area - Orange- Svadhisthana
The second chakra is the sacral chakra, represented by the color orange. The word sacral relates both to the back of your pelvis, as well as meaning "sacred." Looking at the front of a person, the sacral chakra would be located at around the bellybutton.
The First Chakra- Root Chakra-Red-Muladhara
The root chakra is the chakra located at your perineum, at the bottom of your spine and is is represented by the first color of the rainbow - red.
12" X 12" travertine marble.
"7 circles"- 11th century art motif. What is the significance of the number 7?
The number seven has been illustrated in cultural and religious traditions worldwide dating back centuries.
It has spiritual meaning as well as symbolic significance. From mathematics, astronomy, astrology, science, chemistry, the classical world, mythology, psychology, music and literature to numerology, the number seven plays an important role. It also has significant meaning in the realm of mind body and spirit.
Or is it merely a coincidence that there are seven chakras? And why are there seven?
12 x 12 greystone with tea stain to accentuate carving
Bred in England as a cross between the mastiff and the pug, the term "bulldog" was first used around 1568. Bulldogs have many distinct characteristics that were bred into them so they would be better suited to bullbaiting.
Despite their famous "sourmug" expression, bulldogs are generally docile, friendly and gregarious but occasionally willful.
12 x 12 redrock
Primarily bred for coursing and racing, the greyhound is a combination of long, powerful legs, a deep chest and an aerodynamic build. its unique physique allow it to reach speeds of up to 72 km/h (45 mph) in less than one and a half seconds, or within 3 strides
Quiet and gentle, they are atheltic sprinters. Race you to the couch�.
12 x 6 irregular goldenstone
There is much we can learn from our four legged companions Courageous. Persistent. Clever. Fearless. Lively. Affectionate.
12 x 8 irregular goldenstone
Pause, as often as you may. With mindfulness and clarity. Breathe in the wonder of the world around you.
2 x 12 sandstone w/natural oils for coloring
Dragonflies are those marvelous little bugs that dart over your head, wizzing by at incredible speeds, sun glinting off their wings, forever catching ones heart in their beauty.
Dragonfly...Breaks illusions, brings visions of power, great spirit intercedes. Feeding you, blessing you, Filling all your needs.
8 x 12 goldenstone w/cinnamon tea stain to enhance carving
Scorpio is the 8th astrological sign of the Zodiac. It is considered a water sign, and is one of four fixed signs. Being a water sign Scorpio is considered highly passionate, imaginative, determined, persevering, inflexible and self-confident.
As in the symbolism of Beg-tse, it is evocative of the Buddha-dharma's power to transmute bad, even deadly, circumstances into beneficial ones.
12 x 8 irregular greystone w/natural oils to enhance carving
A member of the sighthound family, whippets are active and playful, are physically similar to a small greyhound and were bred to hunt by sight, coursing game in open areas at high speeds.
One can find numerous representations of small greyhound-like hounds in art dating back to Roman times but the first written English use of the word "whippet" with regard to a type of dog was in 1610.
the celtic knot - a metaphor for our own unique tapestry of experiences
traditional circular pattern and square knot pattern
The broad spectrum of knot work designs found in many cultures suggests that the motif is both universal and rooted in ancient mystery. From the most general perspective, knot work iconography can be viewed as a metaphor for our own unique tapestry of experiences. On a macrocosmic level, the knots express metaphorically that life on earth is deeply interconnected. Circles represent unity or eternity.
These karmic stones represent eternal life, eternal love and eternal friendship.
greek key - traditional border and circular motif personalized for family shield
The Greek Key design is considered the most important symbol in ancient Greece, symbolizing infinity, unity and the eternal flow of things. Other suggested meanings are stylized waves, snakes, the bonds of love, friendship and devotion, eternal life, the four cardinal points, the meander of life, creative energy and the four seasons.
12 x 12 brownstone
"entering the magic garden of miracles means that the emphasis is on developing a consciousness of posssibility" Wayne W. Dyer
12 x 12 autumnal stone w/ tea tree oil to enhance carving
"You can not grasp hold of the wind. So too with thoughts"
the bohdi tree is said to have been a very large and very old tree located in Bodh Gaya in the Indian state of Bihar. It was under this tree that Siddhartha Guatama, the spiritual leader and founder of Buddhism later known as Guatama Buddha, acheievd enlightenment, or Bodi.
may this karmic stone depicting the bodhi leaf lift your spirits on your own path to enlightenment.
12 x 12 travertine marble
Fleur-de-lis is literally translated from French as "lily flower". It is a stylized design of either an iris or a lily that is now used purely decoratively as well as symbolically, or it may be at one and the same time political, dynastic, artistic, emblematic and symbolic. The symbol is also often used on a compass rose to mark the north direction
Fleur-de-lis have appeared in the artwork from the earliest civilizations.
12 x 12 red rock
From ancient Egyptian culture, the urn has gained the meaning of immortality.
"to become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams" - Giorgio De Chirico
12 x 12 redstone
"Be in this moment. There has always only been NOW" -Wayne W. Dyer
12 x 12 redstone slate
this design was created to embody freedom, essence, joy and gentleness for a horse lover
"The deep soul connection between horses and humans has long been celebrated in song and myth: The horse has the unique ability to hear divine messages, intuitively communicate them and transform despair into hope. Horses bond with people in ways that change lives forever. Heed their advice and let them take you for the ride of your life."
"a tree allows the life force to work naturally through it. you have the power within your thoughts to be as natural as the tree" - Wayne W. Dyer
"one can not choose up sides on a round planet" - Wayne W. Dyer
Peace, hello, goodbye, a "Name" of Hashem; peace - a greeting representing "hello" or "goodbye" as in the Friday Night greeting sung to the two Angels who accompany each person home after sabbath services, "Shalom Aleichem, Malachei HaShalom!"
Inspired by an ancient Indian art motif, this karmic stone embodies intuition, energy and vitality.
"we need to let our intuition guide us and then be willing to follow that guidance- directly and fearlessly" - Shakti Gawain
A rosette is a round, stylized flower design, used extensively in sculptural objects from antiquity. The rosette derives from the natural shape of a rosette in botany, formed by leaves radiating out from the stem of a plant and visible even after the flowers have withered.
A study of four variations of the rosette - wet clay carving/ kiln fired process.
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck" - Emma Goldman
Whether for yourself, a friend, or special someone, receiving and unwrapping a karmic stone is an integral part of the karmic stone experience. It's all about the presentation and the details so the "packaging" of each stone is filled with good karma, too.
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