Obsidian is the product of volcanic lava that has rapidly cooled in contact with water, creating this powerfully grounding stone that harmonizes the energies of fire and water. Used as a stone of protection dating back to the Old Stone Age, Obsidian is thought to invoke shamanic energy that can be utilized to move through deep soul healing. Obsidian is also referred to as the "mirror stone" for its glossy, reflective surface and its ability to help one look deep into their inner being.
This piece bears a Sterling Silver Sri Yantra (literally meaning "holy instrument") Mandala, symbolizing the junction between the physical universe and its unmanifest source according to Hindu Mysticism. Four triangles face upwards to represent the Divine Masculine (Shiva), and five triangles face downwards to represent the Divine Feminine (Shakti). The Sri Yantra is often referred to as the Chakra Raja – King of all Chakras – making it a supreme instrument in the path of spiritual advancement.