It was recently discovered by the international scientific community in 1932, but it had been used by the Ancient Egyptians as a gemstone. When King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber was discovered in 1922, within the center of the charm was a perfectly carved scarab, made of Libyan desert glass. This beetle was associated with the divine manifestation of the early morning sun. 

Nearly pure silica, the canary yellow Libyan desert glass was famously used to make a scarab that is part of Tutankhamun’s pectoral. Image credit: Jon Bodsworth.

To me, this crystal is the personification of a scarab. Associated with the second, third and fifth chakra. We are constantly learning, constantly questioning everything around us. We often feel like we are always at the beginning, always seeking  – sacral chakra – creation, always looking for that one spark of inspiration – third eye – broader vision that will take us in the right direction and lead us to right action – solar plexus chakra – personal power.  Cause right action will awaken the goddess/god aspect within us. As above, so below. We need to bring more light to Earth. We need to make people happy with the power of our personality. And be rewarded accordingly. Is it a coincidence that money is in gold coins – like the sun? Libyan desert glass is also a crystal of abundance. Our inner sun should spread rays around us, touch everything and everyone with warmth and kindness and transmute. Our work has to have something divine inside, which the next generation will use as a foundation and then transmute again, like an adult  scarab beetle. It lays its eggs inside a ball of dung, which is then buried underground. An endless cycle of life, death and rebirth. Transmutation with a sense of purpose. After all, scarab was a potent amulet (protection – where are your personal boundaries?), like Libyan tektite glass is. 

Neli Cubej, March 7, 2021

Libyan Gold Tektit

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