This tasbih was made by hand at Lama Foundation, and placed on the Dargah (grave site) of Murshid Samuel Lewis, located at Lama Foundation, to receive the blessing of this Sufi saint.
Tasbihs are used by Muslims and Sufis to aid in dhikr and wazifa practice.
Metaphysical Properties of Obsidian: Obsidian is truth-enhancing. A strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attack and absorbs negative energies from the environment. Obsidian draws out mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons. Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. Helps you to know who you truly are. Obsidian dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas. Promotes qualities of compassion and strength. Source: Caryl Haxworth, http://www.charmsoflight.com