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Properties of Shell are thought to include:
- Enhance Fertility and virility of both mind & body
- Thought to protect against uncooperative attention & actions
- Used in treatment of hearing disorders - can assist in healing in breaks of skeletal structure.
- Used to stimulate intuition, sensitivity, imagination and adaptability
- Promotes cooperation between the self and others – excellent source of cohesive energy for groups
Marianna and Richard work with Balinese Shell Artisans to cut four different kinds of shell; Paua Shell from New Zealand, White Mother of Pearl from Indonesia and South Pacific, Black Mollusk Shell from Indonesia and Golden/Grey Shell from Indonesia. All are not endangered and approved by US Fish and Wildlife.
Revered by ancient tribes throughout the world as magical gift from the sea, Shell was amongst the earliest used for human adornment. Beautiful in color and easier to cut and carve then stones. It was a connection to the power of water creating a protective and empowered sense of self.
Mother Of Pearl is from the inner shell of mollusks. Used in jewelry throughout the ages, as well as currency for exchange in many parts of the world where metals have been scarce or non-existent. Used for those who are in need of loving care; calming and sedating in nature. The lustrous opalescent inner shell of a number of mollusks. Associated with the powers of wealth and protection
Helps create stability in an environment.
From South Pacific
Paua Shell/Abalone are characterized by a richly colored inside shell made of nacre with a mosaic of iridescent colors of gold, blue, purple, and green.
The shell of the abalone is known for being exceptionally strong. It is made of microscopic calcium carbonate tiles stacked like bricks. Between the layers of tiles is a sticky protein substance. When the abalone shell is struck, the tiles slide instead of shattering and the protein stretches to absorb the energy of the blow. Material scientists at the University of California, San Diego are studying the tiled structure for insight into stronger ceramic products such as body armor.
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