We’ve been really enjoying our explorations of Amber lately, studying it from a cultural, historic, and healing perspective, and working with it in our lab. Our newest Oil of Amber is from a rare green variety, found in Chiapas, Mexico. This amber actually has a green tint in the sunlight, and both the raw chunks and the finished Spagyric fluoresce blue-green under black light.
This green amber was prized by the Maya, who burned it in ceremony and made it into jewelry. A common use of the green amber was in necklaces for babies and children, to protect them and to be chewed on for teething.
In our studies of Amber, we were helped by a very interesting book we found: Plant Resins by Jean H. Langenheim.
In that book, all different types of resins are discussed, including important medicinal gums such as frankincense and myrrh. There is extensive information on Amber, and we learned that the Chiapas Amber is the fossilized gum of a tree related to Jatoba. In Brazil, Jatoba is used medicinally as an energy and sexual tonic, and is sometimes called Brazilian Ginseng.
Not all of the medicinal constituents of a plant survive resinification, of course, but the Chiapas Amber Oil has a very strong Kundalini-charging quality to it, and is the most dynamic and electrifying of the ambers we’ve worked with so far.
It is still a Shen tonic, as all Ambers are, protecting the heart center and its reserve of peacefulness, but it is also very active and lively in effect. We think that this Amber Oil would be the best choice for the traditional acupuncture use of opening the meridians so that the energy of the needle treatment will flow more easily and be more effective.
We have several more Amber oils in process right now, with all of them showing a similar intelligence, but expressing their gifts in unique ways. To read more about our work with Amber, see this article, and watch for announcements as new Oils of Amber are finished.