The Land of the Long White Cloud: Paua Shell

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Paua (pronounced Pah-Wah) is a univalve shellfish found only in New Zealand coastal waters.  Its unique for its wonderful lustre of irdescent blues, purples, pinks and greens.  The shell grows to over eight incheslong and can live well over fourty years.  Its flesh is edible and greatly valued by the Maori who use the shells as inlays in the eyes of their carvings.  Skin divers harvest the shell which has a heavy encrustations of marine growth and lime deposits.  This outer crust is removed to expose the shell’s full beauty in colour and lustre.  The finest shells are found off the coasts of Fiodland and Stewart Island in the far south of New Zealand.

Spiritually the paua resonate with beauty, healing, fortune, happiness, honesty, tranquility, intuition, psychic sight as well as inspiring the higher self and imagination. Connects to the crown, third eye and throat chakras and vibrationally can assist with immunity, GIT issues, heart, joint and muscle problems along with allergies and sensitivities.

(C) T. Georgitsis 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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