Polished Marlin Spike Shell Size ~ 8 - 13cm
Classification: Terebra maculata
These shells are named after nautical implements of the same slender conical shape, where on board ship marlin spikes were made of polished steel and used to open up strands when splicing robes together.
These slender shells are beautifully polished to show their unique pale yellow colour with rows of brown patches in their patterned spiral design.
They are a cone shell and belong to the Terebridae family. Most species have a venomous barb that is used to stun and immobilize its prey, which lends itself to being very careful if you find one on the beach to check to see if the shell has been vacated by the animal!
Marlin Spike Shell
The Marlin Spike is sourced from though out the Indo-Pacfic region and approved by the authorities in both the country of origin and the UK.
The Marlin Spike is a gastropod. In seashell healing the gastropod represents a more intense form of healing, this shell is perfect to use as a wand to direct the energy more specifically to where it may be needed on the body. Just the same as a crystal wand, this shell has similar piezzo-electrical charges as a crystal.
In my experience so far with working with shells, this amazing shell is very much part of my healing `tool kit`, and has been seen to help to gently remove and restore energy imbalances and blockages in the chakras, as well as clearing and sealing the aura.
Whilst the nature of this shell is considered harmless, it is not suitable for children under 36 months due to either shape, small particle size, or the possibility of breakage.