Rhodonite is an altered form of marble. It is an important ore containing up to 48% manganese and ranges in colour from soft dusty pink to the more prized intense pink shades. It can also display striking (lead-zinc) black lines and markings. It has a hardness of 5.5-6.5 on the Mohs Scale and forms according to a triclinic crystal system
The Merkabah is a two pyramids inverted into each other. Based on sacred geometry it has been used by many cultures, although today it is most commonly associated with the Hebrew culture and is called the Star of David. Within the kabbalah (spiritual Jewish tradition) it is seen as an actual vehicle made of light that carries us towards enlightenment; the practice of picturing yourself standing with in this shape is said to train the mind and open our awareness and spiritual evolution.