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Salt Lamps and Sacred Pyramids
Just wanted to show you the beautiful new salt lamp my
husband brought home yesterday.
We have several salt lamps throughout the house, and apart
from one perfectly round, carved one, they’re the raw, uncarved Himalayan pink
salt ‘rocks’ that we’ve all seen. But I’ve never seen one carved into a flawless
pyramid form, and it’s gorgeous.
Salt lamps get a bad rap from cynics who claim that their
ionizing and health effects are overrated or non-existent. And I have no
quantifiable evidence to prove that they’re wrong. What I do have is years of
experience with salt lamps, and I can say with certainty that they heal the atmosphere of a space like nothing else.
Their soft, warm, amber light beautifies our home, supports
energy conservation, and has a soothing, sedative effect on us and our animals.
They also act as low-key dehumidifiers. We have two large salt lamps of varying
sizes in our living room, one big one in our bedroom, and now, an amazing,
large pyramid in our kitchen.
I’ve always been fascinated with the power behind the
pyramid form. Pyramids have been known since antiquity for their ability to act
as conductors of energy. Ancient Egyptians treated the pyramid form as a sacred
shape, a kind of cosmic antenna, and buried their revered dead within and beneath
Modern thinking includes pyramids as aids to lucid dreaming
(by helping the brain retain its theta frequency state) as well as aids in
energizing, balancing, and strengthening the body. We own a handcrafted copper
pyramid that I place over bowls of fruit and veggies, and trays of garden seeds
in the process of germinating. Before you wonder, the answer is no – I haven’t placed
it on my head. Yet.
So, I was thrilled that my husband chose a pyramid form for
this wonderful gift. I’m so incredibly grateful to him for everything he does. I
hope we enjoy it together for a long time, and then pass it on to someone who
will also be blessed by it. If you haven’t yet brought a Himalayan salt lamp
into your life, I suggest you do and find out for yourself how amazing they