Carved from various woods: maple, linden, yew, oak, poplar, mahogany. 22k gold accents. In Various esoteric circles it is believed that the head in one incarnation is the body transformed from a previous incarnation. There are biblical inferences that John the Baptist is the reincarnation of the prophet Elijah. It is believed that the Knights Templar worshiped a disembodied head and that the head belonged to John the Baptist.