The Komboloi may be one of the most typical symbols of the Greek easy-going mentality that has been widely established both in Greece and Cyprus since the middle of the 20th century. Yet the history of the komboloi and its origins date back to time, when monks in Mount Athos began making strands of beads by tying knots on a string at regular intervals in order to say their prayers to God. The modern Greek word komboloi derives from kombos (knot) and logio (collection) or the verb leo (say). It is said that it is short for the phrase “in every knot I say a prayer“. This etymology accounts for the fact that the komboloi actually evolved from komboskini, the Greek word for prayer rope.
The soul of the komboloi – its voice – is the music of its beads, whatever their shape, whether flat or irregular, translucent or opaque, made of stone, gems, wood, amber, bone, or even from olive pits, or carob beans.
It seems humankind has used beads since prehistoric times. Early civilizations believed they were a charm against enemies, or illness, or even the capricious catastrophes of nature. Evidence of their early use can be found in the bead-laden masks of the indigenous peoples of Mali, Congo and Cameroon. Here the humble ‘perforated spheres’ were seen as having supernatural powers.
Clear quartz can be found on almost every continent in the world; but not always as the beautiful stones that we associate with Clear Quartz Crystals. It is in Brazil, Madagascar and the Arkansas region in the USA that we find some of the best clear quartz crystals, quartz that comes in a variety of different formations.
Beautiful high vibration quartz crystals may be found in many areas of the world, and these stones embody the vibration of the area that they originate from. Clear quartz occurs in a number of different formations; in various hexagonal structures, and these formations have been given specific names so they can be recognised.
There are so many that they are a separate subject, but they each have particular attributes. They are used for specific purposes for which the specific configurations are known. Some of these crystals are particularly lovely stones, with a high vibration and may be used for healing with quartz crystals.
Even though these crystals may be quite common, many of these stones have a very high vibration. They resonate strongly within the eighth chakra, commonly known as the soul star chakra and within the higher transpersonal chakras.
The beautiful clear white light of the white ray is your connection to the Divine Mind, and white is the color for the eighth chakra. Using Clear Quartz crystals will assist the higher chakras to emanate white light and aids your connection with spirit.
These crystals also create a powerful resonance within both the third eye chakra and the crown chakra, which is the highest chakra in the physical body. The crown chakra connects you up to the soul star chakra situated in the etheric body above the head.
It brings clarity to your communication and will amplify your thoughts and may assist you by stimulating clearer thinking. Although this stone is usually thought of as one of the chakra stones for the higher chakras, it will aid all chakras.
Clear quartz also kindles occurrences of coincidence and synchronicity in your day to day life, amplifying the vibration of other crystals it is used with. It has a strong resonance, which is why it is commonly used by healers as part of crystal healing, and it has a positive effect on all chakras as it protects the aura and expands the human energy field.
Embrace magic of Quartz with this handmade Komboloi!
The piece is 27cm long. There are 30 beads on this Komboloi.
Each bead measures approximately 1cm long/wide.
This would make a very unique addition to your collection. 🙂
If you have any questions feel free to ask!
Happy buying 🙂