“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”, Act 1 scene 5.
Rain Flower Pebbles (yuhuashi)
– are regarded in China as national treasure. They originate from sediments, which were formed approximately 12 million years ago by the river Yangtse. It is told that there rained upon a monk, during deep devotional contemplation a rain of beautiful flowers. As they reached the ground they were converted to these beautiful pebbles.
Rain Flower Pebbles
Green Rain Pebble
Legend says that the departed ancestors of the Hopi Indians of the Southwestern United States played games with these “marbles” in the evening when spirits are allowed to visit the earth. When the sun rises they must return to the heavens so they leave the marbles behind to let relatives know they are happy and well. According to one source, in the Hopi language, the word “moqui” means “dearly departed one.”
Pietersite (Tempest Stone) is believed to link consciousness to the spiritual,. Pietersite give ascension to the etheric body and spiritual wandering, facilitates thought reading: past , present and future of every living thing, thus enabling conjunction with previous and future incarnations.
At only one site on earth, along the lower reaches of the NarmadaRiver, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, during the dry season, are found unique and exquisitely beautiful stones, the Bana Lingam. They are naturally shaped form (Swayambhu) of “Shiva Lingam”, which is that of the aniconic representation the Hindu god, Lord Shiva. The Shiva Lingam from the Narmada are, created by their own accord and not by a tool or by human hand.
Shiva Lingam are the holy symbols of Lord Shiva and considered sacred by the devotees of Lord Shiva. Siva Lingam have been worshipped in Hinduism since ages. Worship of Shiva Linga is regarded sacred and superior Shiva Mahapurana.
This is because the form makes worship simple while maintaining the truth that God does not have any definite form.