Shiva eye shells, also known as Pacific Cat’s Eye, are found in the seabeds of Thailand, Indonesia, and Australia. This uniquely swirling shell is actually the protective door at the opening of a Turban snail’s shell, which detaches at the end of the snail’s natural life. Serving as a protective covering to the softness within the snail, it is symbolically also considered a doorway into the unconscious, opening to reveal the full power of the Third Eye chakra.
Shiva eye symbolizes creation, destruction, spiritual knowledge, and transformation. Its spiral pattern illustrates eternity, understanding, and the interconnectedness of all things. Placed on the Third Eye, this shell is purported to help us connect with the universal mind, the Divine, and our highest selves. Representing wisdom, it helps us to look beyond the obvious to see and understand more deeply what we encounter.