If you’ve ever played the PlayStation hit, Uncharted 2 you’ll have heard about the fabled Cintamani but what of it? Is it just a fictional object for a video game or is there more to it?
The Cintamani Stone is a legendary artifact of Buddhist and Hindu mythology, a “wish-fulfilling” gem of extraordinary power.
According to Buddhist legend, it fell from the stars and landed in Tibet, where the ancient Buddhists revered it as a spiritual jewel. However, its power was considered so great, and so potentially disastrous, they ultimately sent it to the mystical, hidden city of Shambhala.
The word “Cintamani” itself can be translated to “thought-gem” or “wishing stone.”
Could it actually exist?
Yes it actually could, since it sounds just like a meteorite. It’s described as a jewel, green in color, which fell from the stars. Could it be Moldavite? A green colored tektite formed after meteorite impacts.
One man who appears more connected to it’s existence than anyone else is Russian explorer and Artist, Nicholas Roerich. During his travels in Asia in 1910s he heard about Eight Immortals and their abode in the mountains. He learned from a native guide about a huge vault inside the Kun Lun mountains range where treasures had been stored from the beginning of history.
In the 1920′s a high abbot from the Trasilumpo lamasery entrusted Roerich with a fragment of a magical stone from another world, The actual Chintamani Stone, alleged to have come from the stars. Ancient Asian texts claim that ‘when the son of the sun descended upon the Earth to teach mankind, there fell from the heaven a shield which bore the power of the world.
Roerich speculated that the stone was a form of Moldavite, a magnetic mineral said to be a spiritual accelerator. Some historians said that the stone can act as a homing beacon, leading to the man piece and the city of the Eight Immortals.
Roerich’s theory about the stone is that it is charged with Shugs, currents of psychic force. He speculated it resembled an electrical accumulator and may give back, in one way or another, the energy stored within it. For instance, it will increase the spiritual vitality of anyone who touches it, infusing him with knowledge, or enhancing psychic abilities, that allow him to glimpse Agartha, the valley of the Eight Immortals.
According to ancient texts the stone was sent from Tibet to King Solomon in Jerusalem, who split the stone and made a ring out of one piece. Centuries later Muhammad took three other fragments to Mecca. A smaller fragment was sent with Roerich to Europe to help aid the establishment of the league of nations. With the failure of the League, Roerich returned the fragment to the Trasilumpo lamasery in Tibet.
While at The Lord Byron Hotel in Paris on 6th October 1923. A package was delivered by messenger from the Bankers Trust in Paris, the courier said to have been a member of an unnamed French secret society. Here are some images of the parcel, sealed in a pine box, inside is an ornate casket housing a stone wrapped in fabric.
Curiously, after recieving this package, Roerich produced many paintings that focused on this stone and casket. Was this really a fragment of the legendary, all powerful energy-emanating Chintamani? If so, where is it today? Who is in possession of such an object?
Check out the documentary The Search for the Cintamani Stone.
Many of the greatest empires of the world are said to have possessed these fragments. This implies that the stone was directly responsible for their success.
Whoever controls the stone controls the world.