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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I asked men and women whether they preferred giving bracelets or necklaces as gifts. What I was surprised to learn was that men preferred giving necklaces as gifts while women loved bracelets, either by giving them or receiving them as gifts. The women questioned also said that they found that other girlfriends liked giving bracelets as gifts to other women. Questioning further why a man preferred giving a necklace to his favorite girlfriend, one young man responded by telling me he thought it was fairly obvious. He said, “Because I can easily see the necklace gift around the neck of my girlfriend, where I would have to take her arm to see my gift. The bracelet is not as easily seen.” This young man also added that a necklace worn around the neck of his favorite friend was intimate because the particular primary stone on the necklace might be placed on the pulse point of the neck or might just as easily descend into the blouse, giving rise to intimate and perhaps erotic thoughts. Women said that while they loved having necklaces as gifts, they bought bracelets as decorative items, which were beautiful to observe since they could easily look down at their arms throughout the day. They also mentioned that one could have many attractive and pleasing bracelets at affordable prices so that they could buy many for the price of perhaps one expensive necklace. Ma’s India also has many bracelets that can be purchased for reasons of affordability, attractiveness and spirituality.
Triloka’s Copper Power Bracelet (Braided) has been popular for medicinal purposes for more than 30 years. While Ma’s India makes no personal claims, folklore and anecdotal evidence has supported claims that copper alleviates symptoms of arthritis, rheumatism, tendonitis and carpal tunnel. Notwithstanding medical claims, this bracelet is very attractive both in price and design. 

Triloka’s Bodhi Seed & Turquoise (Light) bracelet) is an attractive piece of jewelry, which has a dual spiritual purpose as a mala. Grounding and centering, the turquoise bead in the center of this bracelet is unique in the richness and depth of its color. This turquoise bead, used in counting during meditation, will enhance your meditative efforts. 

I like Triloka’s Bodhi Seed Bracelet, both for its simplicity and because it is made of pure sandalwood from Southern India. The large bead represents the teacher or teachings and is called the Meru Bead named after the mystical mountain Meru. Sandalwood is calming, cooling and is one of the most spiritual scents to facilitate mediation, a fragrance that lasts for years.

The Om Namah Shivaya Cuff bracelet is magnificent. . It makes a powerful statement and its strength and purity make it a favorite of Shaivite devotees. You will surely remember to say your Om Namah Shivaya mantra while wearing this bracelet.

This Skull & Rosewood Bracelet is not only starkly reminiscent of the cremation grounds of Shaivite devotees, but a portion of the proceeds is donated to improve the lives of Tibetan children.

The Healing Clay Bone Bracelet is made from Yak bone and inlaid with coral and turquoise, which are well known to have healing qualities. This handcrafted bracelet can help the body balance its energy. 

The Rudraksha Bracelet with elastic wristband is another favorite of Shiva devotees as it represents Shiva’s tears as he gazes down upon humanity and sees their suffering. You join Shiva in compassionate awareness when you wear this bracelet.
If you are studying the subtleties of chakras, you will want the sterling silver Chakra Bracelet with seven semi-precious stones which is both beautiful and symbolic. During the day you can just call forth the energy of any one of your chakras by gazing at any one of these lovely stones. This bracelet is a true find.

Women, assert your spirituality and femininity, and buy these bracelets as gifts for yourself or your female friends because you deserve them!

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Bodhi Seed Bracelets This special Bodhi Seed Bracelet has 9 Bodhi seeds and one turquoise stone. The Bodhi Seed enhances spirituality and meditation. The turquoise bead is to help you in counting during meditation and is said to provide strength and protection. While meditating with your beads, creativity and intuition are stimulated and communication is enhanced. This simple design of beads and turquoise stones will remind you to stay simple in your practice. The bracelet is tied off at the ends with delicate macramé knots and can be used in meditation or carried with you throughout your day. The seeds are 12mm beads. The turquoise stone is set off by silver rings on each side. It comes in a light brown or dark brown seed styles.

Bodhi Seed Mala

This beautiful, hand-made traditional Tibetan Bodhi Seed Mala has 108 Bodhi beads and three turquoise stones. The seeds come from the Bodhi Wisdom Tree, where the Buddha was meditating when he attained enlightenment. Counting off the beads during your meditation, or during your day, will help still your mind and bring you peace. It is attractive enough to wear around your neck as a piece of jewelry. You’ll notice the quality craftsmanship in each detail, especially the delicate macramé knots that tie off the mala.

Jesus in the Lotus by Russill Paul

Reading Jesus in the Lotus by Russill Paul is the story of how, after a motorcycle accident and a subsequent crisis of faith, Russill Paul became a student of renegade monk Bede Griffiths, one of the first to synthesize two of Earth’s greatest religious traditions. This book condenses Paul’s spiritual journey into 12 steps that blend the wisdom and spiritual teachings of Christianity and yoga. By demonstrating that these two seemingly irreconcilable religions can unite in a holistic daily spiritual practice, he offers an alternative to religious intolerance and strife, as well as hope for personal liberation. It’s a mind opening experience that will enhance your life.

Rudraksha Pendant and Earrings

The Rudraksha Bead Pendant and Rudraksha Bead Earrings come from the holy Rudraksha tree in India. The ancient story is that Shiva looked down on the earth and saw how inhumanly man was treating each other, and so he cried. Where his tears fell, Rudraksha trees grew. It is said, if you wear the Rudraksha bead you do not have to cry because Shiva will cry for you. The Rudraksha Bead Pendant is wrapped in sterling silver finishing off with an “OM” symbol. Wear it on a silver chain or a simple cord. The Rudraksha Bead Earrings are capped on the top and bottom of the beads with a sterling silver design. Either pendant or earrings will allow you keep this powerful bead close to your heart. 5 mukhi (sections) bead. Approximately 15mm.

Art of the Pendulum Kit

The Art of the Pendulum Kit contains twelve beautiful cards with provocative images that address different topics, such as timing, abundance, guidance, and relationships; an instruction booklet; and a shiny pendulum. Move from questions to answers with just a swing of the pendulum, an ancient device used for divining information and inner wisdom. Everyone feels indecisive sometimes. Yet deep in our subconscious lays a vast body of knowledge about ourselves and the world around us. Use this kit to access it. Simply choose a card applicable to your dilemma, hold the pendulum above the card, and concentrate on your question. The pendulum will reveal your answer by the direction it moves.

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