One manifestation of alchemy is the change that happens when we come into conscious contact with another expression of Life, allowing it to transform and uplift our state and vibration. A doorway to the experience of alchemy opens itself to us when we come into contact with, and tune into the life force and vibrations of the natural world.
We are aware of alchemy in the moment when our minds are quiet, open and receptive. This moment allows the whispering of spirit and the voice of the infinite to be heard. It is a moment filled with grace and inspiration.
Like the lotus, emerging from the nourishment of the muddy depths of the swamp, into a glorious expression of beauty and transcendence—our transformation can be supported by the energy of stones, metals, and even symbols.
Aside from being on this earth to share their beauty, each gemstone and metal have a unique gift to bring to the world. We experience healing from them, because each one has a particular character and personality which resonates with different qualities of our human souls.
Symbols in turn, contain within their form the power of the collective unconscious—images that date back in some cases, thousands of years.
At Tulku, the process of creating and blessing the amulets is alchemical as well. We consciously connect to and honor the Spirit of each piece during the creative process, lovingly crafting it by hand into its final form. After completion, the amulets are then blessed in a “puja” or healing ritual— by Mata— considered an incarnation of the Divine Mother.
The combination of the symbolism, the integrity and intention with which they are executed, and the blessings of Mata, creates a powerful alchemy that all Tulku amulets are infused with.
As you go through the collections, make your own combinations that speak to your soul. Most of the Tulku amulets have adjustable clasps that can be attached to the chain or necklace of your choosing. By tuning into the power of gemstones and the symbolism of the amulets, combine the amulet that resonates with you, with the necklace that will amplify your intentions. In so doing, you are creating your own personal “medicine bundle” of sacred jewels.
Below is a growing list of the gemstones, metals, and seeds that are used in Tulku creations. Through reading about the energies of each, you can craft a clearer idea of what resonates best for you.
GOLD—Intimately linked with Divinity and with those gods associated with the Sun. Gold is the material of choice in ancient times for fashioning sacred images and for magical rituals. It symbolizes wisdom, wealth and success. Gold has protective powers and enhances personal power. It promotes courage, confidence and willpower.
SILVER—Associated with the moon, silver gifts us with increased psychic awareness, peace, protection, love and healing. Wearing it encourages the feminine attributes of compassion, sensitivity, empathy and insight.
COPPER—Associated with the planet Venus. It has long been linked with the Divine and magical processes. Any stone set in copper or used with copper will have an enhanced energy field. Copper also enhances the energy of silver and gold. It has long been used as a healing metal, and acts as a conductor when worn on the body.
PANCHA DHATU— In ancient India, Nepal and Tibet sacred objects were cast using the lost wax method from an alloy known as pancha dhatu, or five metals. Based on an ancient Vedic astrological recipe, the five metals used are aligned with planets, invoking the energies and support of same. When combined, these five metals— gold, silver, copper, zinc and tin, are believed to create an alchemy infused with healing and protective powers. Pancha Dhatu is used in the Tulku Mantra amulets as well as in some of the pieces in the IndoTibetan collection.
Gems have long been believed to contain healing properties and powers of protection. Each gemstone has a particular vibration which creates a magnetic energy field that protects, balances and empowers the wearer. Wearing the right gemstone can bring an increased sense of vitality, inner strength and clarity.