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Shiva Shells

Shiva Shells sometimes called Pacific Cat’s Eye have been believed to open the Third Eye Chakra which transform and mute negative energy. It is a stunning natural gem made of calcium carbonate and have brown and black bands that are carved into the shape of the eye. Shiva shells are found in the South Seas north of Australia, Thailand, and Indonesia. This uniquely swirling shell is actually the protective door at the opening of a Turban snail’s shell, which detaches at the end of the snail’s natural life. Serving as a protective covering to the softness within the snail, it is symbolically also considered a doorway into the unconscious, opening to reveal the full power of the Third Eye chakra. Shiva shells are filled with lore and fun symbology, like their known as mermaids' money and it is thought to be a good luck charm for fishermen. The eye of Shiva is supposed to assist in the accrual of wealth. Since they have come from the sea, they have an ocean-like soothing and serene vibe that brings peace of mind and relaxation. The Spiral shape has significance too as it represents the Golden Ratio. 

History and Lore

The Shive Eye is named after a Hindu God, Shiva A.K.A, Mahadeva (Love). It is genuinely believed that the existence of Shiva is beyond a moment in time and space. As a Supreme Spirit in Shivaism, Shiva is still one of the major traditions within Hinduism to this day. It was believed in India that there was a god of lust and a god of love. During this time, the story explains that Shiva (God of Love) became disturbed by Kamadeva (God of Lust) and so he opened his Third Eye (fierce and fiery eye) and charred Kamadeva (God of Lust) to ashes for shooting an arrow at his heart. It is a firm belief that it is a “trap door” to the Gods Third Eye found in many Hindu legends of the God. In the buddhist tradition, the shell is often used in ceremonial practices, such as for trumpets and other musical instruments, and is believed to promote spiritual awakening and enlightenment.

At the heart of the Shiva Shell is a naturally occurring spiral that symbolizes the cycles of life, death, and rebirth that we all experience. This spiral is a stunning example of the Fibonacci sequence and sacred geometry, reflecting the order and harmony found in nature.

Composition and Formation

This species is known as Turbinidae, and when it is preyed upon, it withdraws into its shell and turns its ‘eye’ toward the attacker in the hope of warding it off. When these snails near the end of their natural life, the protective eye drops away to the sea bed and becomes what is known as the Shiva Eye shell.

These little lovelies wash up upon the shore where locals and craftsmen pick them up. Generally they are about a 1 to 1-1/2 inch round, saucer shape, but lots of artistic craftsman in Thailand cut them into little hearts.

Facts about the Shiva Shell

  • Shiva Shell is a vital symbol of the numinous terminology of heavenly bliss, enlightenment, symbolizing perfection and alchemy.

  • This talisman is believed to transfer the intense physical body inside the body of the light.

  • A popular Hindu sagacious marked the holy victory of Gnosis employing the image of Shiva Shell gemstone.

  • Shiva Eye explains the math of man towards the immortal divinity.

  • The vision occurrence of this talisman attracts the appearance of resemblance of Shiva Third Eye in the raw form.

Physical Healing Properties

  • Balances out the body’s organs such as: kidneys, pancreas, liver, spleen, and lymph nodes

  • Aids in physical healing by stimulating the immune system

  • Supports the body’s natural healing processes

  • Helps with leukemia issues

Emotional / Mental Healing Properties

  • Helps concentrate the mind

  • Aids in decision making

  • Inspires a sense of adventure

  • Assists during stressful periods of change

  • Removes fear and doubts

  • Assists you while reaching in to examine the deeper recesses of your mind

  • Helpful for resolving problems or issues by getting to the center of the challenge

  • Balances self-esteem

  • Amplifies kindness

  • Brings harmony and relaxation to your mind

  • Brings in new ideas

Spiritual Healing Properties

  • Protects against “The Evil Eye”

  • Embodies your innermost divine knowledge, insight, and transformation

  • Implies a deeper understanding and interrelation of all things within the universal mind and wisdom

  • Doorway into the unconscious

  • Chakra Balancing

  • Protection from the entire forms of negativity

  • Enhances psychic abilities

  • Wards-off bad dreams

  • Opens and heals third eye, heart, and the root chakra

  • Brings creative visualization

  • Brings good fortune

  • Prevents psychic attacks

Cleansing and Charging

Since Shiva Shells are obviously a shell and not so much a crystal, water would be a great way to cleanse or charge up their energy. Shiva shells are directly related to the water and it would be a very fitting way to tighten their frequency. Other than water you’ve still got incense and/or sage, burying in the earth, moonlight, sunlight, and salt.

How to Use Shiva Shells

Like any stone, there’s many ways to use a shiva shell. Firstly, wearing a shiva in jewelry will help keep your bodies energy vibrating at the frequency of the shell. Constantly keeping you cool, calm, and collected. You can also hang them up in your home, specifically in a child’s room or the living room. Shivas facilitate patience and a relaxing ocean-like energy. Bringing that energy into a child's’ room will help keep them at ease or in the living room, it will serve as a mediator between all the energies in your home. You can also place the shell next to your bed for softer sleep and ward off bad dreams. Combine with Amethyst for calm sleep. We recommend to combine Shiva Shells with Zeolite and Apophyllite to strengthen your spiritual abilities and strengthen the energy with the universe


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