Sastun- Good Red Road Pendant
Our Freeform Pendants are cut from blocks of solid Sastun® which has been embedded with other gemstones and then hand polished while holding sacred intention for the healing and well-being of the wearer.
The intentions placed into The Good Red Road Pendant are of harmony for those walking a spiritual path and navigating between the seen and unseen worlds. There is a layer of Blue Calcite with rare earth elements that glow blue- to represent the sacred sky and the upper realms of the spirit world. There is a layer of Green Calcite with rare earth elements that glow green- to represent the sacred earth and the lower realms of the spirit world. Turquoise pebbles are embedded in the stone solidifying the spiritual gifts given to humanity from the earth. A stripe of Red Pipestone runs through the stone representing the “Good Red Road” that is traveled when we walk in harmony between the realms of humanity and spirit. Pyrite is present along the stripe of Red Pipestone to lend its protective energies to those walking on the path.
The stone is set with a copper bail and hung on a 3mm thick copper chain.
Stone of Light- "Sastun" is an ancient term from the Mayan traditions. In the Yucatec language the word for light is "sas" and the word for stone is "tun". So "Sastun" refers to a "stone of light".
Sastun® pendants collect vital life energy, amplify and balance it, and then radiate it outward into our aura for healing, vitalization, and purification of the auric field and energy centers. One of the most amazing qualities of Sastun® pendants is that they absorb light and photons and then they glow- radiating that collected energy back out in an amplified and purified form.
Vital life energy- Also known as chi, qi, prana, sok, ch'ulel and sekhem. This is the energy that permeates all life, it moves and flows through the entire cosmos. When we have an abundance of balanced and clear energy we experience good health, clarity of mind, and strength of soul. A Sastun® is constantly collecting this energy from the cosmos and redistributing it within our auric field.
Light- perhaps one of the most common metaphors within spiritual practices is the association between light and spiritual essence. We visualize healing and spiritual energies as light, the presence of the divine is often experienced as a light, and when experiencing our highest self we see it is a bright light. A Sastun® absorbs light from all around- from the sun, stars, and cosmos- and enables us to tap into this sacred light. In this way it helps us in connecting to the cosmos and heavenly realms. Depending on how much light a Sastun® absorbs it can glow for up to 8 hours in darkness.
Composition- Each Sastun® is handmade by Adam Kane (co-owner of Shaman's Dawn and shamanic practitioner). They are made with naturally occurring crystals of quartz and fluorite. These crystals are crushed into small chunks and then blended with naturally occurring rare-earth elements. The crystals and rare earth elements are then bonded together with a plant derived resin to create an amalgamated stone. The rare-earth elements used are natural mineral crystals that possess the unique capacity to absorb and store energy from ambient light. In darkness, the crystals instantly begin to emit a luminous glow by releasing the stored light energy. These rare-earth mineral crystals are non-radioactive and can include Europium, Strontium, Magnesium, Calcium, Barium, Silicon, and Titanium.
Another component of these stones is that due to the way the plant resins contract as they cure there is a constant pressure placed on the quartz crystals which activates their natural piezoelectric properties. Quartz naturally emits a pulse and electrical charge when pressure is exerted on it- so the quartz is also physically energized by this process.
The creation process of the Sastun® stones has been guided by the spirits and pulls heavily from our shamanic practices. Each Sastun® is energetically charged and blessed during shamanic ceremony and the creation process is done in a sacred way, with clear intention, accompanied by medicine songs.