Vintage Nepalese Conch Shell Sterling Turquoise Tribal Focal Bead Talisman Coiled Lucky Dragon

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Vintage Nepalese Conch Shell Sterling Turquoise Tribal Focal Bead Talisman Coiled Lucky Dragon

Awesome primitive Tribal Nepalese Highly Revered Conch Shell Focal Bead with scrimshaw style "glyph" on the front, rimmed with repousse sterling, large bale set with a turquoise cabochon and coiled sterling lucky dragon on the back side.

This piece measures 4 1/2 inches from top of bale to tip of bead, and 2 1/2 inches wide. The bale has an ample opening large enough to accommodate a pencil and measures 7/8 inch long. The sterling coiled snake/dragon on the back side of the bead is extremely ornate! It measures 1 3/4 inches wide and almost 2 inches from top to bottom.

The sterling silver dragon Lucky Symbol is believed to draw wealth and strength to the one wearing the dragon. The symbol of the dragon represents spiraling DNA, the path into greater enlightenment.
The dragon symbolizes power and excellence, valiancy and boldness, heroism and perseverance, nobility and divinity. A dragon overcomes obstacles until success is his. He is energetic, decisive, optimistic, intelligent and ambitious.

Unlike the negative energies associated with Western Dragons, most Eastern Dragons are beautiful, friendly, and wise. They are the angels of the Orient. Instead of being hated, they are loved and worshipped. Temples and shrines have been built to honor them, for they control the rain, rivers, lakes, and seas. Many Chinese cities have pagodas where people used to burn incense and pray to dragons.

Everything connected with Eastern Dragons is blessed.

The Year of the Dragon, which takes place ever twelve years, is lucky. Present-day Oriental astrologers claim that children born during Dragon Years enjoy health, wealth, and long life.

Dragons are so wise that they have been royal advisors. A thirteenth-century Cambodian king spent his nights in a golden tower, where he consulted with the real ruler of the land a nine-headed dragon.

Eastern Dragons are vain, even though they are wise. They are insulted when a ruler doesn't follow their advice, or when people do not honor their importance. Then, by thrashing about, dragons either stop making rain and cause water shortages, or they breathe black clouds that bring storms and floods. Small dragons do minor mischief, such as making roofs leak, or causing rice to be sticky. People set off firecrackers and carry immense paper dragons in special parades. They also race dragon-shaped boats in water all to please and appease their dragons.

The Dragon brings upon the essence of life, in the form of its celestial breath, known to many as sheng chi. He yields life and bestows its power in the form of the seasons, bringing water from rain, warmth from the sunshine, wind from the seas and soil from the Earth.

The Dragon is the ultimate representation of the forces of Mother Nature, the greatest divine force on Earth.
It is regarded as the Supreme Being amongst all creatures. It has the ability to live in the seas, fly up the heavens and coiled up in the land in the form of mountains. Being the divine mythical animal, the Dragon can ward off wandering evil spirits, protect the innocent and bestow safety to all that hold his emblem. The Chinese Dragon is look upon as the ultimate symbol of Good Fortune.

"Dragon Day Spell

Dragon energy is straightforward, so be careful for what you ask. You will receive it in the most direct way. Be very specific. Dragon logic is not human logic. Dragon moves from A to B, and simply removes anything in its way. For example: an acquaintance asked Dragon, without going into specifics, to change her living situation. As a result, a few days later there was a fire in her apartment building, and she was left without a place to live. That’s a change, but it was not the one she wanted! Dragon energy is great for removing blocks, but only use it when you are determined to make a change. Using Dragon energy when you fear change will backfire on you. Pick something in your life that you wish to unblock. Find an image of a dragon that you feel connected to. Decorate your altar using bright colors and shiny, sparkly accessories. Cast a circle. Invite Dragon energy to join you in the ritual. Discuss the situation thoroughly with Dragon; consider the options, and request Dragon’s help in a way that will harm none. Ground and close the circle. You should feel energized at the end of the ritual. Dragon energy usually works quickly and in unexpected ways, so be aware of everything around you—as rapid change is on its way.

by: Cerridwen Iris Shea "

Conch shells have great spiritual significance in Tibet,Nepal,India and many of the neighboring countries.
The link is absolutely OVERFLOWING with information on how revered and important these shells are in Buddhist/Hindu cultures. I posted just a few bits and pieces of info below from this link.


....."Conch Shells - Truth, Bhakti and Selflessness (Tyaga)
Conch Shell = Satyavati, the Embodiment of TRUTH (Satya), said Sathguru Venkataraman. People with names such as Satya, Satyavati, Satyavalli, etc. must do puja with conch shells daily. 3
Amongst the spiritual aids that promote bhakti (devotion), conch shells are at the forefront, said the Sathguru. 3

Conch shells, both idam puri (left) and valam puri (right), are physical representations of life forms that attained high spiritual states by leading selfless lives. 3

Conch Shells - OM, Mantras and Spiritual Purification
Within conch shells, the divine Om sound and many other beejakshara mantra sounds are always present. 1
Conch shells attract and absorb the celestial Veda Mantra Sabda sounds and present them to us. 1

If conch shells are used in a house in the proper spiritual way, the entire environment of the house can be purified easily.................................................

Conches are spiritual aids that promote bhakti and spirituality. They are also spiritual solutions for removing many kinds of "doshas" (afflictions).

Placing vibhuti sacred ash and kumkuma vermilion in conch shells blesses the house with auspiciousness and gives longevity to the spouse. 5

Conches can give the blessing of truthfulness particularly to those in professions where lying is common, such as lawyers and judges. 5

Conch shells can reduce NEGATIVE VIBRATIONS in their vicinity and give steadiness of mind. 5

Sathguru Venkataraman said that a conch shell is Omkara Naadha Karuvoolam - a treasure chest of the original Omkara sound of the beginningless beginning. Thus blowing a conch shell even once can fill a place with Omkara Shakti - the power of OM, he said.

Blowing the conch shell is itself a good pranayama yoga practice, particularly if the special pranayama conch shell is used.

Regularly blowing the conch shell in worship can help one get rid of the urge to smoke.

The sound of OM can purify thoughts and it is this divine sound that fills a conch shell. Thus a conch shell helps purify one's thoughts, said Sathguru Venkataraman........."


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