This is another lapis lazuli carved crystal skull that has been shaped into a raven skull. This one has finer details - more realistic. Whenever I have worked with it, it feels very angelic - such tenderness and gentleness! This raven crystal skull measures 4-1/2" long, 1-3/8" tall and 1-1/2" wide.
From the Pocket Book of Stones: Lapis still carries the vibration of the inner King or Queen that lies buried in each of us. Lapis activates the psychic centers at the third eye, facilitating enhanced intuition and access to spiritual guidance. It is a stone of visionary awareness, bringing new information to the mind in images rather than words. It enhances intellectual ability, making one a better learner and teachers. It is a a stone of truth and a stimulating influence to the throat chakra. Lapis is a stone of initiation as well - a catalyst for a mystical journey to higher awareness. Lapis is often particularly attractive to individuals with past-life connections to ancient Egypt, and meditating with the stone can assist them in recovering memories of those past lives, aiding evolution in the current incarnation. From Love is in the Earth: Lapis provides for activation and energizing of the throat and brow chakras. The crystalline structure further clears these chakras and provides for unification of all of the chakras for the purpose of maintaining the "perfection" within the person. Lapis lazuli is a "stone of total awareness", helping to expand awareness and intellectual capacity and allowing for conscious attunement to the intuitive and psychic aspects of one's nature. It also helps one to remain objective about the subjective, providing for stimulus to the process of reasoning and reinforcing the acceptance of subsequent knowledge.