Jade of the Kunlun Mountains

First some web information and mythos on the sacred Kunlun mountains of China and the precious jade mined there, followed by my (Maia’s) akashic insights.

Kunlun Mountains of China

Kunlun jade is found in the Kunlun Mountains in Qinghai Province. The type of jade is now recognized as a world-class jewel. Kunlun Mountain is the birthplace of many legendary stories in China, and the discovery of Kunlun jade added more mystery to it.

The Kunlun Mountains (simplified Chinese: 昆仑山; traditional Chinese: 崑崙山; pinyin: Kūnlún Shān; Mongolian: Хөндлөн Уулс) is one of the longest mountain chains  in Asia, extending more than 3,000 km.

From the Pamirs of Tajikistan, it runs east along the border between Xinjiang and Tibet autonomous regions to the Sino-Tibetan ranges in Qinghai province.[1] It stretches along the southern edge of what is now called the Tarim Basin, the infamous Takla Makan or “sand-buried houses” desert, and the Gobi Desert. A number of important rivers flow from it including the Karakash River (‘Black Jade River’) and the Yurungkash River (‘White Jade River’), which flow through the Khotan Oasis into the Taklamakan Desert.

Altyn-Tagh or Altun Range is one of the chief northern ranges of the Kunlun. Nan Shan or its eastern extension Qilian is another main northern range of the Kunlun. In the south main extension is the Min Shan. Bayan Har Mountains, a southern branch of the Kunlun Mountains, forms the watershed between the catchment basins of China’s two longest rivers, the Yangtze River and the Huang He.

The highest mountain of the Kunlun Shan is the Kunlun Goddess (7,167 m) in the Keriya area. The Arka Tagh (Arch Mountain) is in the center of the Kunlun Shan; its highest point is Ulugh Muztagh. Some authorities claim that the Kunlun extends north westwards as far as Kongur Tagh (7,649 m) and the famous Muztagh Ata (7,546 m). But these mountains are physically much more closely linked to the Pamir group (ancient Mount Imeon). (Wikipedia)

The Kunlun mountains are believed to be Taoist paradise. The first to visit this paradise was, according to the legends, King Mu (976-922 BCE) of the Zhou Dynasty. He supposedly discovered there the Jade Palace of Huang-Di, the mythical Yellow Emperor and originator of Chinese culture, and met Hsi Wang Mu (Xi Wang Mu) , the ‘Spirit Mother of the West’ usually called the ‘Queen Mother of the West’, who was the object of an ancient religious cult which reached its peak in the Han Dynasty, also had her mythical abode in these mountains. Jesuit missionaries, the noted American Sinologist Charles Hucker, and London University’s Dr Bernard Leeman (2005) have suggested that Xiwangmu and the Queen of Sheba were one and the same person. The Transcendency of Sheba, a religious group, believes that the Queen of Sheba’s pre-Deuteronomic Torah recorded in the Kebra Nagast was influential in the development of Daoism. They insist that after vacating the throne for her son Solomon the queen journeyed to the Kunlun Mountains where, known as the Queen from the West, she attained spiritual enlightenment. (web source)

Kunlun Jade

Since ancient times, the magnificent Kunlun Mountains in northwestern China has remained a famous cradle of jade. At the Beijing 2008 Olympics, Kunlun jade added Chinese elegance to the Olympic medals.

Early in 1992, Darcy, a farmer from Golmud, Qinghai Province, came across several pieces of green stones near the Fairy Maiden Peak in the Kunlun Mountains. Never before seeing such a stone, he brought one home. It weighed dozens of kilograms. His interest growing, in hopes of finding more stones, he led his son and two of his friends to revisit the peak a couple of days later. When the group reached the top of the peak after three hours of tough trekking, they were shocked by an incredible scene: Countless rough jadeites in light green and white were growing on the ground. A jadeite mine formed billions of years ago was thus revealed.

mystical Kunlun

Stone Legend

Reputed as the Ridge of Asia, the Kunlun Mountains originate at the Pamir Plateau and snake eastwards across the heart of the Asian continent. Ranging in altitude an average of 5,500 meters, the mountain range runs 1,800 kilometers through the Xinjiang Ugyur Autonomous Region and extends more than 1,200 kilometers into Qinghai Province.

For thousands of years, the Kunlun Mountains have remained well known in Chinese folklore and mythology. It is said the Royal Mother of the West is the immortal owner of the mountains, and the Black Sea, the headstream of the Kunlun River, is her abode named Jade Pond. The bamboo slips unearthed from an ancient tomb in Henan Province record such a legend: King Mu of the Zhou Dynasty (C. 11th-256B.C.) rides eight steeds, which can run 10,000 miles a day, to meet the Royal Mother of the West in the Jade Pond. Before his departure for the return trip, the goddess presents him with eight carriages loaded with jade, and makes an appointment with the king to again meet three years later.

The Kunlun Mountains and the Himalayas are located at the junction of two continental plates. Due to ongoing collision between the two plates over billions of years, as well as the crushing force from magmata under the crust, a special sort of stone was formed – Kunlun jadeites.

It is hard to grasp the difficulty and hardship behind the acquisition of a beautiful piece of jade, unless you personally watch how these miners work in such an arduous environment, and how they struggle with uncertain hope. Mr. Han and his team have worked in the Wild Ox Valley for more than a year, investing 10 million yuan. Several miners lost their lives, and will forever be at rest in the valley. And yet, to date they have discovered no jade ore deposits.

Even so, many others still come to the Wild Ox Valley and the Fairy Maiden Peak in the Kunlun Mountains to seek the stone, with the hope that their dream may be realized. It is these hardworking miners who create the legend behind the renowned Kunlun jade. (web source)

Maia’s Insights

The white and green jade of the Kunlun carries the balance of earth and sky…it is what I will call a “Quan Yin” jade for it is part of what my inner-planes mentor Thoth refers to as the Quan Yin crystal matrix. As one can see from the NASA image below, the Kunlun mountains compose Quan Yin’s “fan” of merdians connecting to various nodes within the whole Quan Yin matrix.

NASA space photo of the Kunlun mountains

The Kunlun serves as the major nexus of connective earth energy stands for the Quan Yin matrix, thus the jade from this region contains holographs of the complete matrix. The Quan Yin matrix is one of three “Goddess” grids on the planet…the other two being the Pele matrix in the Pacific Ocean (centered in Hawaiian Islands) and the third – Ishtar matrix – in the Middle East.

Kunlun Jade is a stone for maturing the Divine Feminine within and opening to more expansive expressions of this fluid quality out into the world. It also contains the Light codes of Lemuria as there are strong connective veins running from this region in China to the Motherland of the Pacific – the Pele matrix (of MU). It was in the Kunlun that the Priestess of Xangau of MU came after the great and last deluge of the Lemurian (MU) continent…through Atlantis and on to China – to the Kunlun Mountains, where a sanctuary had already been established there for them.

I have in my possession some exquisite Kunlun jade and hope to acquire more in the near future. I put these jade beads through a process of infusing them with “re-activation codes” which bring forth greater clarity and strength from their original ancient birthing. Those who may be interested in obtaining some of this “re-activated” jade can contact me to be put on a list for that purpose.

white & green jade beads seen here are Kunlun

15 thoughts on “Jade of the Kunlun Mountains

  1. We are such soul sistahs! 🙂 Of course, I have this same picture on my altar along with my jade. We traveled not too very far from these mountains last year on our journey through China via car through Tibet. This is a very rough habitat with terrible roads. If one looks in the far distance, one sees the mountain ranges.


  2. Blessings dearest Maia Alaula Kamala

    Thank you for this very beautiful article. The jade jewellery look exquisitively beautiful. Please include my name on the list for your re-conditioned Jade beads.



  3. Love this history Maia. Such beautiful pictures, especially the fan. I too would like to be on the list for some of the beads. Thank you for this article.


  4. Hello Dearest Maia,

    The jade beads are lovely, and I am so fond of Quan Yin. Please also include my name on the list for your re-conditioned jade beads.



  5. Thank you Maia… I became a member of the crystallinematrix blog and really appreciate the understanding of this source of jade and the Kunlun Mountains of China. As you know, Jade comes in a rainbow of colors and is one of the hardest materials on the earth.

    With gratitude


  6. Thanks for the wonderful post, Maia. Many times in my dreams I had seen great mountains and a beautiful lake, and I saw an old and wise woman there, descending from the mountains to the lake to open something which in my heart I called “doors in the water”, some kind of passage to a higher dimension. I knew the lake was a magical place that could take me to different dimensions and to the inner Earth, and I also knew in my heart that the old woman was a priestess of some kind. She had come to live in these mountains after a great cataclysm had occurred to her land. She carried in her heart so much pain, which she needed to clean in the solitude of the mountains before being able to “open the doors” in the water and transform to a different dimension.

    I always thought these dreams were just that, dreams, or my imagination, since I am a writer. But a part of me always told me there was something true about it, that it really happened. I even made a poem based on this dream, and I called that woman “The White Goddess of the West”. When I read your post a while ago, I almost cried, because I realized I have been seeing this Mother Goddess in the Kunlun Mountains, close to the Black Sea. I could even see she had animals she took care of. I don’t know how accurate is this, but I saw horses and something similar to goats.

    Of course, when I see her, she is not a “supernatural” woman. She is a very wise human woman, but I know in my heart she “ascended” in the Black Sea. It was because of the wisdom she accomplished, the amazing story of her human life and her ascension in the Kunlun Mountains that she was considered a divine being and made a character of myth and legend. She was actually called “The Goddess of the Mountains” in very ancient times, or simply “The White Goddess”, but my heart tells me and I saw in my dreams that she was a human. An old woman that once was an orphan girl of lemurian origin. She suffered much in that reincarnation and she even lost a man she loved very much, he was the love of her life (and they had actually been together for many reincarnations, trying to love each other, but each time they had been separated somehow). He had died in some kind of war or tragedy during this reincarnation, and also the rest of her people were destroyed.

    That’s why she went to the mountains, because she lived in a time between times, a time of great change in planet Earth. She lost everything she had and she wanted to understand why. She wanted to understand pain, time and loss. S and she accomplished that understanding with her horses and her goats, working the land and being silent for many years.

    I somehow feel really close to this goddess and to this place, because I know in my heart I have been there, I have actually lived there. I can feel it. Thank you again for this great post!


  7. thank you so very much for that excellent article and information. will continue to follow and read your insights with great interest.


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