❤This is collect from Tibet, a old badge or pandent, made of thokcha (Cold Iron or meteoric iron), the shape is scorpion guru (from Guru Rinpoche), used the copper inlaid and carved craftsmanship.
❤The eight legs of this scorpion are carved from copper and are inlaid in a body made of thunder iron,a beautiful pattern on the abdomen of the scorpion, exquisite and beautiful craftsmanship.
❤You can make it into a necklace, or a keychain, or just put it on your desk,as an ornament.
Pattern: scorpion guru of Padmasambhava
Length: 66mm /2.6 inches
Width: : 34mm /1.35 inches
Weight: 44g / 1.55oz
Thunder Iron Thokcha (Tibetan: ཐོག་ལྕགས, གནམ་ལྕགས) are tektites and meteorites which serve as amulets.Typically high in iron content, also called Thunder Iron,Cold Iron.
Thogchags or Thokcha are worn as amulets by Tibetans, specifically people of the Himalayan regions.
Created in several forms, they often depict tantric deities, sacred animals, auspicious symbols, and mantras. Many represent ritual supports such as a mirror, phurba, or vajra. Some pieces may be abstract in nature, and the meaning of the form has since been lost in antiquity.
Other Thokcha were simply used as ancient arrow points, buckles, body armour, or even old horse trappings.
❤ABOUT SCORPION GURU (Padmasambhava)
Padmasambhava received the siddhi of the kīla transmission from a gigantic scorpion at the charnel ground of Rajgriha: The sting of the scorpion's whip-like tail transfixes and poisons its prey, and in this respect it is identified with the wrathful activity of the ritual dagger or kīla.
Padmasambhava's biography relates how he received the siddhi of the kīla transmission at the great charnel ground of Rajgriha from a gigantic scorpion with nine heads, eighteen pincers and twenty-seven eyes.
This scorpion reveals the kīla texts from a triangular stone box hidden beneath a rock in the cemetery. As Padmasambhava reads this terma text spontaneous understanding arises, and the heads, pincers, and eyes of the scorpion are 'revealed' as different vehicles or yanas of spiritual attainment. Here, at Rajgriha, Padmasambhava is given the title of 'the scorpion guru', and in one of his eight forms as Guru Dragpo or Pema Drago ('wrathful lotus'), he is depicted with a scorpion in his left hand. As an emblem of the wrathful kīla transmission the image of the scorpion took on a strong symbolic meaning in the early development of the Nyingma or 'ancient school' of Tibetan Buddhism...".