By Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Acshiva-lingam

Properties: Lingam is the sacred Sanskrit word for phallus. In Tantra, the shape embodies the masculine energy, dynamic expression and knowledge. The markings, or Yoni, depict female energy, wisdom and intuition. The Tantric Shiva Lingam unifies the dualistic female/male world into harmonious balance.

This Sacred Stone relates to the Heart Chakra, and represents the harmony and balance of the soul that is maintained within the hearts of all of us. Shiva Lingham stones are used for spiritual detox, allowing us to see the higher knowledge within ourselves. The stone gives us the capacity for hanging on to the beliefs which work the best for us and letting go of those beliefs which no longer serve us. When used during meditation, Lingam shows us how to connect with our physical and spiritual energies and therefore, our higher selves.

Folk Remedies:  This fertility stone is a powerful second Spleen/Sexual Chakra healer and has been used traditionally for births and conception assistance. It is also helpful for those who have a second Chakra-related illness due to uncommon rearing and lack of nurturing as infant/child. This stone is used on the spine, especially on the sacrum for fertility issues, anywhere on the back for pain issues, prostate issues and menopause. This is also a very powerful male energy connector.

Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Center area for grounding, in the West for children, East for community and family and Southwest for relationships (use two stones).

History: This stone is a variety of jasper. Shiva Lingams originate at the Narmada River in the central western part of India, which is one of India’s seven holy sites. Accessible only during the dry season, these stones are collected from the river bed. Lord Shiva is the supreme being revered by Hindus, and this fertility stone is often worshiped as his embodiment. Lingam describes the egg-like shape that is hand-polished to balanced proportions.

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