Lapis Medicine
Buddha Pendants
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About Us

  Mellissa Matheson receiving a crystal carved by Henry from HH the Dalai Lama at the request of Tibet House in gratitude for her work on writing the screen play for Kundun.

  Mellissa Matheson with husband Harrison Ford and Henry Mettier after receiving her gift.

  His Holiness requesting Henry
to do 4 art projects.

Henry has been a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner for 36 years. He lived in a Tibetan Buddhist retreat center for seven years and has been producing Tibetan Buddhist sculpture for over 20 years.

His grandfather was mentor to Marcel Vogel, senior scientist with IBM and one of the world's foremost authorities of crystallography with over 120 patents for IBM in his name. Henry got his original training in crystal cutting from Marcel Vogel and became one of Marcels first cutters of the Vogel Crystals which at that time were being produced in Marcels home garage.

Henry has done art projects at the request of many Lamas including His Holiness the Dalai Lama who requested Henry to produce four art projects in particular.

Henry has supported and continues to support many Tibetan Buddhist organizations with fund raising events with his carvings over the years.



All of these carvings of Dieties are iconographically as accurate as possible. That is, they are based on the sacred geometry of the Mandala of the Diety.

According to Marcel Vogel, the energy travels along the C axis of the crystal. (From the bottom thru the top of the crystal). For the pendants, Henry stands the crystal up and carves the Deity off of the top of the crystal. That way, the energy passing through the pendant passes through the mandala of the Diety.

Also, crystals are constantly vibrating. Chagdud Rinpoche once said, "Where the image is, so are the Blessings." When we carve the crystal into the shape of the deity it creates a constantly vibrating window to the blessing energy of the deities.