Popularized in the late 19th Century by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the Middle Pillar Exercise has become a staple of many Western esoteric traditions. Though the ritual is frequently combined with other elements as part of the opening of major workings, it is quite effective as a stand-alone rite. The Middle Pillar is a fast and powerful way to center yourself, to open the higher senses, and to renew the balance between the micro and macrocosms as your body becomes the middle pillar of the tree of life standing between the black pillar of severity and the white pillar of mercy. Instructions for the exercise are included with the pendant.
The pendant is capped with a crown, in reference to Kether, the highest sephira and it terminates with a tree of life medallion. The stones in the pendant are of the highest quality and correspond to the sephiroth, which make up the middle pillar. From top to bottom, they are:
Kether (top of the head, crown): rock crystal (divination, receptivity, spiritual protection)
Daath (throat, knowledge): angelite (peace, higher spiritual communication)
Tiphareth (heart/solar plexus, beauty): citrine (courage, psychism)
Yesod (sacral, foundation): amethyst (sobriety, clarity)
Malkuth (feet, kingdom): dragon’s blood jasper (vitality, empathy)
The pendant is 4" (10.5cm) long and is made with 12mm gemstone beads. It comes with a 24" black silk cord.