moqui stone | PLAINS of STONE
Moqui balls capture the majestic secrets of nature in the purest of all celestial forms. Moqui (Hopi for “dearly departed one”) have represented the spiritual nature of life for eons and are seen by indigenous peoples as a simple toy for both children & the spirits of our ancestors.
Shaman use the natural characteristics of Moqui as a pyrotechnic medium to forecast the future by super-heating the iron oxide shell surrounding the sandstone center causing it to explode; the resultant radiating patterns revealing the hidden wisdom of the ancestors. One of nature’s circular curiosities, the iron oxide covering the sandstone core is quite useful in remaining ‘grounded’ in one’s roots, nature and reality of the present.