Dragons make frequent appearances in Zen literature. The dragon plays many roles - as a symbol of enlightenment and also as a symbol for ourselves. For example, "meeting the dragon in the cave" is a metaphor for confronting one's own deepest fears and obstacles. Dragons have been part of Chinese culture for at least 7,000 years. In China, dragons have long symbolized power, creativity, heaven, and good fortune. They are thought to have authority over bodies of water, rain, floods and storms.
Dragons are immensely intelligent beings that act as bridges between higher worlds or veils of consciousness. We work directly with them when we meditate with a crystalline carving of their form. They are master co-creators who act swiftly and creatively, imbuing our consciousness with flashing impressions and insights. It is our work to be quiet, listen, receive and ultimately act upon their guidance.
Hand carved from Clear quartz measures 2.25" in length by 1.25" high.