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& Minerals Information
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50 pages of this Stones & Minerals Information section are
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I have a stone that I purchased a
few months back. It's called Lapis. Its oddly shaped like Africa
and it appears to have the colors of the earth as it would appear
when looking down on the earth from space. When I hold this
stone it gets very warm but when my friend holds it, it was
cold. Why would the stone carry different temperatures? Also,
the stone draws people to it. I had it sitting on my desk and
my son was sitting at my desk he looked at the stone and said
he is very drawn to it like it has the energy of the earth.
My husband carries it in his pocket with him to work every day.
I have collected many different stones in the past but none
have ever had this impression on so many people. Are certain
stones meant for certain people the same way as animal totems,
astrological signs etc.? The most unique thing about the stone
is when I am holding it I feel as though I can bend it. I never
feel like the stone is going to break, only like it is bending
in half. And of course it cannot bend.
a great stone? Ahhh... I carry mine around right now, wherever
I go. It is just great! When you have an affinity for stones
they work great. Every stone works differently for different
people. Right now for me it is the Malachite, a wonderful looking
green stone, and my Lapis Lazuli.
Wiseowl, You are totally
connected to these rocks and stones. I went to your board and
there I found a wealth of information about stones and crystals
of many kinds. I feel as tho many of these rocks and stones
speak to you. You understand these objects as you understand
your own body. Within you exists a higher understanding of the
connection between all things great and small. Your name is
true to who you really are. I knew my spirit was being elevated
while I was reading your board. Thank you. I will spend much
time learning from your board and I will pass this on.
GreyWolfTribe! High praise indeed. Yes, I have a connection
to Mother Earth and Stone People, and Runes. ....and yes, I
have the right name! *Smiles* My owl has been with me for many
years and has taught me a lot, and I am her and she is me!
Thank you for sharing
your insights. Owl is not one to toot her own horn and she has
much to share so perhaps now we'll find a way to draw those
teachings out of her on a larger scale at her site. It's like
having a library at our disposal to scoot over there and check
out the resource information she provides.
When i bought my Lapis I was told that it is a very powerful
stone that can act in many different ways both as protection
and healing and that if you could only carry one stone this
would be the one to carry for all-round well-being and protection.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
a stone I love as well.....my cat is actually named after it
(she is a blue spotted cat)
I should have reacted a bit faster to your question. First,
here is what I have written on my site about it: It promotes
healing, love, joy, fidelity, psychism, and gives the wearer
protection and courage. It is an uplifting stone and will boost
your psychic awareness and promote gentleness in the wearer.
Also: Improves emotional, physical, spiritual, and psychic conditions.
Works best with a water cleansing or the moon. Writing and creativity.
It's a cooling stone, it helps to draw fevers out of the body.
It calms the nervous system, helps with anxiety and insomnia.
It can soothe autism. It also aids with speech and hearing difficulties.
Its vibrations are so high that it is best used by people who
are on a dedicated spiritual path. Besides all this I have found
it is also great to get rid of bad feelings in the Solar Plexus.
It happened to be the stone that helped me pull all the bad
sympathy, and love. Long used as the lucky birthstone for those
born in December. Virtue of giving the owner power to transmit
love to another person. Effective in treating toncillitis. Its
impact extends to the larynx and bronchial passages. Releases
buried emotions and anxieties. Improves meditation. Ancient
Egyptians called this 'The Stone of Heaven' and it is thought
by many to be the stone upon which were carved the laws given
to Moses. It is said that it has the power to prevent fits and
epilepsy and to improve the eyesight.
Scott Cunningham: Receptive,
Venus, Water, Isis, venus, Nuit, Gold, Healing, Joy, Love, Fidelity,
Psychism, Protection, Courage.
Ritual Lore: Timeless associations
with kings and queens. In ancient Sumer the stone was closely
associated with the deities in genera. Carrying it, its possessor
bore the potent magical power of a deity, for the stone contained
the force behind all divinity. Some said the stone contained
the soul of the deity, who would "rejoice in its owner."
It was a popular substance for cylinder seals in Sumer. These
were small round stones deeply carved with images of deities
as well as their symbols. Cylinder seals were used as "signatures"
by pressing the carved stone onto wet clay documents and were
also prized as amulets and talismans. Some believe that lapis,
a beautiful royal blue stone with flecks of iron pyrite, combines
the influences of Venus and Mars since pyrite is ruled by Mars.
This isn't too convincing as the pyrite content is minimal and,
in some pieces, is virtually nonexistent.
Magical Uses: A rather expensive
stone, is healing and soothing. Simply touching the body with
this stone improves your mental, physical, spiritual, psychic
and emotional condition. It is used specifically to alleviate
fevers and diseases of the blood. Strengthens the eyesight if
habitually worn. Held in the hand during any healing ritual,
or placed around blue or purple candles, the stone helps the
magician focus energy toward the magical outcome.
If performing a healing ritual
for a friend, hold the stone and visualize the sick person as
a healed, healthy, and whole human being. Visualize the energy
streaming into the stone and, thus magnified and specified,
onto the person. An uplifting, spiritual stone. Its deep blue
color reflects its peaceful vibrations. Useful for relieving
depression and promoting spirituality, and it is a fine meditative
stone. Stimulates gentleness in its wearer. This stone is used
in rituals designed to attract spiritual love. Take an un-tumbled
piece of lapis with a sharp edge. Empower the stone and a pink
candle with your need for love. Then, using the lapis, carve
a heart onto the candle. Place the stone near the candleholder
and burn the candle while visualizing a love coming into your
life. Considered a potent fidelity charm, it is worn to strengthen
the bonds that have grown between lovers. Perhaps its most common
use today is to strengthen psychic awareness. It breaks the
hold of the conscious mind on the subconscious (psychic) mind
and allows intuitive impulses to become known. Wearing a necklace
of lapis beads or holding a piece in your hand enhances your
awareness of these often difficult-to-perceive impulses. To
generally increase your psychic awareness, wear lapis every
day. Or use it only when scrying, gazing, consulting the stone
tarot or otherwise utilizing symbols which speak to the psychic
mind. Remember: such divinatory acts and the rituals associate
with them are usually 'tricks' which are designed to relax the
conscious mind. A protective stone, especially for children.
In contemporary India, lapis beads are strung on gold wire.
The resulting necklace is worn by children to ensure health,
growth and protection. It was once place around children's necks
to drive away frights and disturbing fantasies. This courage-inducing
influence is also utilized by adults and is perhaps due to lapis
lazuli's psychic and protective qualities. Despite its somewhat
higher price, it is one stone every stone magician should own
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