The Earthquake Rose
When a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook Olympia, Washington on 28th February 2001, The Nisqually earthquake (also commonly referred to as “The Ash Wednesday Quake”) was an intraslab earthquake, occurring at 10:54 am.
The pattern indeed looks very much like a flower, or the lotus of a chakra—almost as though the Earthquake was unleashing the energy of a chakra or perhaps creating a chakra for itself. Earthquakes create frequencies that are incredibly slow moving—very low and deep. Through the aid of the sand pendulum, we can see that these Earthquake rose photos are Cymatic images — images showing the waveform effects of sound. These images are a microcosmic indication of what may be occurring macrocosmically on the planet during an earthquake.
Seismologists say that the “flower” at the center reflects the higher-frequency waves that arrived first. The outer, larger-amplitude oscillations record the lower-frequency waves that arrived later.
Sadly, the Earthquake Rose is no more. Shop owner Jason Ward had intended to take a mold of the pattern. But before this could be done, his three-year-old son accidentally kicked the pendulum – and erased the sand’s design. At least Ward still has the photographs.
This is what is known as a ‘Desert Rose’ Rose rocks are found in Tunisia, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Australia. Desert roses are mineral formations that are found on the surface and are beautiful examples of the natural power of the shaping forces of wind, water and pressure in dry, arid regions. These formations are also called Sand Roses, Rose Rocks, Selenite Roses, Gypsum Roses, and Barite Roses