John Farris is a contemporary Visionary Jewelry Artist working with Precious Gemstones, Natural Crystals, and Boro glass. John’s studio is situated in the majestic heart of Sedona, Arizona.
John’s Professional career began in Northern California in 2010, where he realized his gift for creating Beautiful Adornments that are hand spun and woven with Sterling Silver and Gold filled fine wire. John’s pendants organically unfold purely from his intuition. He makes no designs plans. Each gemstone or crystal is meticulously enrobed with heart opening, sweet energy to activate vitality and wellness.
His pendants have been independently tested by radionics instruments that measure the life force vibration of objects. His creations have been given the rating of “self-sustaining vitality.” This means they are emanating stable and vital energies. The weaving and coils act to amplify the crystal he chooses for each of his pendants. Clients comment on the Positive Tangible feelings from them and the sensation of wellness while wearing his pieces. John’s motivation as an artist is to be of service to the world by creating Beauty while uplifting the Soul. In this way, John hopes to inspire others to reach their highest potential.
Manoj Chalam is a Murti Wallah, somebody who schleps and sells Murtis (statues of Hindu & Buddhist deities), teaches their symbolisms, archetypes, philosophy, mythology and is a story teller who combines science, popular culture, psychotherapy and whatever he can get his hands on. Manoj is a scientist by training (Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Cornell) and tries to keep the whole thing real with a healthy dose of humor.
When the Yogic statues are energized, they are often termed as Murtis. A murti can be made of metal (brass or bronze), stone, or marble and is usually on the main altars (sanctum sanctorum) in temples.
You can energize these Murtis in a couple of ways:
One technique is called Prana Pratishta where the priest usually invokes Vedic mantras to imbibe Prana into the murti. This is usually done in temples. I don’t recommend this method for most householders because you then have to do Puja everyday to the murti and dress and feed the murti. We live busy lives and it’s difficult to meet this commitment.
What I recommend is Mantra Pratishta where the Murtis are energized by mantras. That’s what we do in our temple. You can actually measure the energy in these Murtis by a technique called GDV (Gas Discharge Visualization) which is an enhancement of the aura photography technique (Kirlian effect). Several companies had made these measurements on Murtis and have shown they hold energy and that’s why the Murtis need to be metal, stone or marble.