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Authentic Petrified Wood Mustika Stone from Banten Province

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Fossilized wood can be found in the forests of Banten Province in West Java, Indonesia. Since ancient times petrified wood in Indonesia is seen as a mustika stone; i.e. a natural substance (e.g. fossil, mineral, pearl) which is considered to have metaphysical properties. The petrification of wood is a slow process whereby the organic remains ...

Deerskin Locket inlaid with Rough Obsidian Gemstones

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High-quality charms of Indonesian mystical tradition are generally known for the rare and exclusive materials they contain. Among others, genuine Javan deerskin is considered one of the finest elements in sacred objects, including amulets and talismans. Javan rusa deers are rarely seen in the open, for they like to dwell in the dense forest areas. ...

Giant Mustika Cave Pearl

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This natural giant mustika pearl was found in a limestone cave in the Bojonegoro Regency in East Java, Indonesia. According to the Javanese and Balinese, mustikas of this kind are the physical manifestation of certain metaphysical energies. This means that the pearls are believed to be formed by the supernatural powers of mountain and cave ...

Semar Mesem Deity Talisman Yielding Magical Power to Influence One’s Way to Success

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Semar is Java's deity of guidance and protection. This celestial spirit is of Javanese origin, tracing back to pre-Hindu times in Indonesia. The local god plays a dominant role in traditional Indonesian shadow play (wayang), as the elder brother of Bhatara Guru (Īśvara, an avatar of Śiva). In the classical wayang stories Semar is the ...

Blue Purplish Tanzanite Gemstone (AAA Quality) mounted on an Antique Germanium Ring

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Tanzanite is a rare mineral that is found only in Tanzania, East Africa. The color of this gem ranges from blue to violet, with the deep blue purplish being the rarer variant and therefore more valuable. When mineral tanzanite is observed at different angles it appears in three different colors, namely: blue, purple, and shades ...