An Inca Sodalite Bead Pendant, ca 1400 CE
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Hand-carved and smoothed over 600 years ago by the great Inca civilization, this sodalite bead was used to unite logic with intuition, organize the mind, and promote rational thought, objectivity and perception. The smoothness of this beautiful stone can bring a sense of peace and balance, use it with other stones to gain insight and harmony.
Sodalite teaches the nature of oneself in relationship to the universe, like gazing into a star-filled sky and forgetting the darkness to grasp the innumerable points of light. It inspires insight, awakening, examination, and connection. Called the blue “Logic Stone,” Sodalite emits an easy, tranquil energy that clears the mind and elicits deep thought, expanding the ability to arrive at logical conclusions based on rational consideration. It enhances one’s powers of analysis, intuition, observation, and creativity, and strengthens self-discipline, efficiency, and organization. Sodalite does not stimulate wisdom but rather clears one’s vision and intellect opening the mind to formulate wisdom.
Set as a pendant on a 16" sterling silver chain.
Condition: Intact and in very good condition overall. A very pretty pendant.
Provenance: Private Maryland collection, acquired in the 1960s and then by descent.