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ATMAN

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Atman


Carved by the artist from treated quartz, Brazil, 36.64 cts.


In traditional East Indian culture, the Atman is an indweeling replication of the godliness of the outside universe.


The clear quartz was sawn by the makers to remove inclusions and heated. then subjected to gamma rays for days or weeks, turning it a brownish yellow.  Gamma rays leave no residual radiation.  It is the same process used to turn clear topaz into the gemmy blue found in stores.