Ammonite Fossil Madagascar 5" AmmoliteSoul2Shine
Ammonites are perhaps the most widely known fossil, possessing the typically ribbed spiral-formed shell classic of the Nautilus. These creatures lived in the seas between 240 - 65 million years ago, when they became extinct along with the dinosaurs. The name 'ammonite' originates from the Greek Ram-horned god called Ammon. Ammonites belong to a group of predators known as cephalopods, which includes their living relatives the octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus. Ammonites were prolific breeders, lived in schools, and are among the most abundant fossils found today. The earliest ammonites appear during the Devonian period, and the last species died out during the Cretaceous Paleogene extinction event. Scientists use the various shapes and sizes of ammonite shells that appeared and disappeared through the ages to date other fossils.
"Ammolites" are Ammonite fossils found in Madagascar, that display iridescence by compression and mineralization of the Ammonite fossil. These iridescent Ammonites are often of gem quality when polished.
The Ammonite and subsequently the Nautilus are natural formations of the Golden Ratio in action. The famous Fibonacci sequence has captivated mathematicians, artists, designers, and scientists for centuries. Also known as the Golden Mean or Golden Proportion, its ubiquity and astounding functionality in nature suggests its importance as a fundamental characteristic and building block of the Universe.
The description of this golden proportion as the Divine proportion is perhaps fitting because it is seen by many as a door to a deeper understanding of beauty and spirituality in life, unveiling a hidden harmony or connectedness in so much of what we see. The ratio itself represents the transcendence of numbers through form.
Metaphysical & Healing properties of Ammonites:
The Ammonite is a very powerful earth healing fossil. Its spiral shape symbolizes continual change and evolution. Ammonites have absorbed cosmic energy over eons of time and help to stimulate the life force (Chi) within. Ammonites are often used for activating Kundalini and life path energies. The Ammonite is also often recommended to put in the home to attract health, prosperity and success.
This Gorgeous Large Ammonite measures 5 x 4 x 2 inches. It is decorated with lovely dendritic patterns.