The dictionary defines the word obelisk
as a tapered, 4-sided pillar originally erected in pairs at the entrance to ancient Egyptian temples.
However, it is truly much more than that!
The Egyptian obelisk was carved from a single piece of stone, usually granite, and embellished with hieroglyphics.
Reaching heights of over 100 feet, it was wider at it’s base (rectangular or square) than at it’s pyramidal
top. During the Roman Empire, many obelisks were transported from Egypt to Italy as a possessive symbol
of power. One of the most well-known modern examples is the Washington Monument
in Washington, D.C.
Though their first existence began in ancient Egypt and is still predominant, the obelisk is also a significant part of South
American and Mexican cultures as well. In terms of the metaphysical, some experts on crystals consider
that obelisks are designed for the release of built-up energies within the earth. By strategically placing
it on the earth, trapped energy, which could cause destruction like volcanoes, will be dissipated slowly and out of harm’s
way. The obelisk’s shape maintains the balance of earth’s stored energies and releases them
into the atmosphere to be circulated around the globe.
Crystal Obelisks act in the same manner when placed
within a building or room in a location full of stored energy. A calmness, peacefulness, and serenity are
obtained, especially if placed in a common area where entertaining is predominant.
Crystal Obelisks are also storehouses of knowledge.
Depending on the area where the crystal is mined will determine what information is contained within it.
The inclusions of a crystal obelisk are similar to the hieroglyphic symbols used to relate a story or event.
Most obelisks contain various aspects of world history. Each face or faceted cut will release
information different in nature, but pertaining to the same subject.
Lastly, Crystal Obelisks can be used for healing
purposes by placing one or several in an area for extracting & replacing negative energies.
at Crystal Emporium, we have
an assortment of finely crafted, full-leaded obelisks in various sizes, shapes, and coatings. Each in its
own, is a beautifully sculptured collectors item perfectly suited for metaphysical, home or office décor, or a valued