Anjian ™ Australia, an international business based in Melbourne, Australia. It was born in 1993. Travelling to China in 1993 was at times quite confronting but always beneficial. Annie learnt more about eastern philosophy and this will continue as knowledge is a nectar to living. Being a designer she created images from ancient stories so that each Anjian product would play a small part in keeping alive the wisdom of the ancients.
Learning from scratch can be challenging but never boring. Annie admits to not being experienced in business when she started and decided that wherever it took her it would always involved helping the other.
"Because of our beliefs and personal philosophies we continue to take delight in meeting the demands of our national and international customers. Through this we have found ourselves dealing mainly in Feng Shui, Buddhist products and Positive Symbolism. We sincerely believe that our people and planet can survive and prosper with more positive discrimination by keeping the beauty alive within us".
Symbols can be used on a deep and personal level as an emblem of ones beliefs, hopes and dreams. They can be used to focus ones energies and enhance ones dreams and desires.
It is Anjian's joy to regularly donate to causes throughout the world. Bountiful thanks to our staff and customers. Because of your support we have been able to make a difference to many charities and organisations.
Our symbols take the form of traditional talismans, good luck charms and products that hold a deep meaning and historical value. They come in pendent's, Feng Shui charms, bells, bagwas, love, peace and harmony symbols, wall hangings and replicas of ancient talismans.
We offer statues of animals and eastern deities; meditation aids, our original exquisite glass wind chimes and our original light catchers; crystals and books. Our products have a written story included in the packaging explaining the history and background and use of that particular item.
Buddhist monks in China bless all Anjian products before traveling to Australia. This is done to purify and enhance the integrity of each product. This was not an easy thing to arrange, in fact it took us many years to prove that we did not intend to benefit from the blessing in the form of marketing.
Our product range is constantly being renewed and we pride ourselves in having original and innovative gift lines. Beauty, ethical background, vision and meaning are the dominant factors of each of our products.
We also pride ourselves in above average customer service, by treating everyone we come in contact with as we would like to be treated.
Annie Whitlocke, Managing Director, has worked for 27years in the community as a qualified IYTA yoga teacher (1983), Youth Worker for intellectually and physically disabled youth and youth from abusive backgrounds. She was also an interpreter for Women's Refuge, Personal carer for Australian Quadriplegic Association, and a Practice Manager and counsellor in medical practices for 15 years. She has been a Buddhist practitioner for over 22 years and regularly volunteers at Buddhist, community and interfaith events. Annie is also a speaker on non-violence, interfaith and Buddhist events.Annie is a funeral celebrant and is a volunteer ambassador and mentor for LifeCircle which is a not for profit organisation that provides free service to people with terminal illness and for carers who offer their services to people at end of life. Annie is blessed with two beautiful sons, two glorious daughter in laws and seven exciting grandchildren, two domineering cats and a placid easy going dog.