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IBYAN DESERT GLASS - 'Solidified Sun Light'
The Jewel of SUN-GOD RA -
Treasure of TUTANKHAMUN
Ref # LD48, LIBYAN DESERT GLASS, the "Golden Tektite"
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Dimensions: refer to 1.1"x1.1" gem box., Weight: 10.85 ct
Amongst the many treasures uncovered in the tomb of Tutankhamun, the Italian mineralogist Vincenzo de Michelle spotted one item that did not seem to belong. It was a unique and unusual yellow-green gem, carved into the form of a scarab beetle in one of the pharaoh’s neck pieces. No other piece made from this material was found in the treasure. The jewel was tested and was found to be a type of glass, however the manufacture of glass was not something the early Egyptians were capable of. Intrigued by this mystery, Vincenzo and an Egyptian geologist, Aly Barakat, traced the origin of the jewel to the unexplained chunks of glass found scattered in the Egyptian Sand Sea in a remote region of the Egyptian and Libyan border region near the plateau of Gilf Kebir. These chunks of glass were prized by the early cultures in the area. In prehistoric times the Aterian people used shards of the glass as part of their tools and arrowheads, however it was in the time of the Pharaohs that they took on a new significance.
The Egyptians believed the material to be ‘SOLIDIFIED SUNLIGHT’ and a physical manifestation of the Sun-God Ra. They called it the ‘Rock of God’ and expeditions were sent to the vastly inhospitable terrain, led by priests, to collect the valuable material, which was shaped into ornaments and idols to bestow the favour of Ra upon their wearers, in life and in death. They bestowed many healing properties on the material, as it also represented the God Khepri, one of Ra’s other manifestations, who represents Ra as the God of Creation and Renewal of Life, and takes the physical form of the Scarab Beetle. In this sense the use of the glass as the scarab in the necklace of King Tutankhamen makes sense, as Ra/Khepri carries the celestial barge of the Pharaoh to the Eternal Afterlife.
With the fall of the Pharaohs, the material returned to relative obscurity, only being rediscovered in 1846 by British explorers and its location properly mapped for the first time by the Egyptian Desert survey in 1932. However even today, there is much uncertainty about its exact origins and only few have ventured to its inhospitable location.
Laboratory analysis has confirmed that the material is almost pure Silicon Dioxide and contains traces of unusual elements such as iron, nickel, chromium and iridium. It also includes small inclusions of zircon in the form of ‘reidite’ a mineral that only forms under very high pressure and another pointer to the massive forces which formed the glass as the result of a meteorite encounter. As such the material, now known as Libyan Desert Glass, is a form of Tektite, a material formed by the impact or near pass of a meteor some 28 million years ago. The enormous energies of this event would have caused a massive heat front which transferred this energy into the silica containing rocks in the area, fusing them into glass.
Libyan Desert Glass is indeed the physical manifestation of an other-worldly visitor and many people believe it still contains the energy of the event that created it and which can be harnessed to improve spirituality.
Today Libyan Desert Glass is an increasingly rare material, with its only known location subject to the ongoing conflicts in the Libyan desert. As such it is now extremely difficult to obtain samples of this unique powerful and rare material such as the one associated with this leaflet.
Metaphysical Properties of LDG:
This beautiful Gem is embodied with the vibration of the Golden Ray, which is this powerful energy that has a highly spiritual vibration.
Healing Properties relate to its effectiveness within all of the lower chakras, where its golden light is known to be highly efficacious.
Creates good luck, aids learning, especially spiritual pursuits.