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& Minerals Information
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50 pages of this Stones & Minerals Information section are
below. The other 4 are in the index, page 5. (see the end of
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From my notes - different sources:
Obsidian is a fire stone, born of the volcano. Used to create
tools and weapons by many primitive people, it lets us slice
to the core of a matter. Grounding and protective and deflects
negativity. Aids healing of wounds, dissolves pain and improves
circulation. Aids digestion and intestines.
Apache tears: Legend says they are
the tears of Apache women who mourned the loss of their husbands
in battle, when the cavalry drove them off a cliff. Comforts
in times of grief. Also a stone of precision and analytical
thought. Promotes forgiveness.
Astrological sign: Aries Snowflake
obsidian can help the wearer recognize and transmute negative
patterns and modes of thought. It helps to transform negativity
into a positive and brings peace and balance to mind and body.
Rainbow Obsidian shows the
presence of light within darkness. Purpose is to show mankind
and womankind that within darkness of despair and depression,
there is a light of hope and healing. Within the darkness every
color of the rainbow is vibrating with a purpose. More likely
to be love:-) The black color may be a veil or an illusion;
we must go to a deeper level to discover the light.
Obsidian reflects our true-selves.....the
good AND the bad. Helps us to understand the dark side of ourselves
so we can walk into the light. A circle of color in rainbow
obsidian /compared to rings: The circle of color seems to be
more of a focusing point; where the rings are secondary but
still in unison. Cannot have a ring without a circle of color
and vice a versa. Maybe the circle of color is the heart chakra
and the rings relate to the other chakras. OR- The circle of
color is the physical body while the rings represent the etheric,
emotional, mental, astral, celestial and ketheric bodies.
Each ring maybe a past life. You
can use Obsidian to tap into these lives to see where one went
wrong and correct the behavior. A mirror which reflects our
weaknesses, allowing us to become aware of our dark side. Obsidian
is associated with negativity because of this. People are fearful
of their dark side so they avoid Obsidian.
Being Obsidian is natural glass,
it seems it would allow one clarity into their lives. It is
from a volcanic flow, so therefore Obsidian could help us to
flow with life. Rainbow Obsidian vibrates to the number 2 which
is about harmony and gentleness, a willingness to cooperate
and to be thoughtful of each other.
*Obsidian is actually volcanic
lava and is said to be good for improving the eyesight. Mystics
also believe that it is beneficial in improving the higher vision
of spiritual awareness. *Balances the stomach area and intestine
and muscle tissue in that area.
*Scott Cunningham: Projective, Saturn,
Fire Deity: Tezcatlipoca (Aztec, "Smoking Mirror"
or "Shining Mirror") Powers: Protection, grounding,
divination, peace Ritual Lore: Obsidian is simply lava that
cooled so fast that the minerals contained within didn't have
time to form. It is a naturally occurring glass. The ancient
Aztecs fashioned flat, square mirrors of this black glass for
use in divination. According to legend the famous Dr. Dee, a
magician-alchemist hired by England's Queen Elizabeth I, may
have used one of these mirrors in his scrying sessions. It was
a popular material for fashioning stone knives, spear points
and arrowheads, and when used for these purposes, it is often
known as "flint." Such arrowheads have magical properties.
Magical Uses: Obsidian is a grounding,
centering stone. Hold it in your hands or place your bare feet
on two small, polished pieces when you're flighty or can't seem
to get your physical life in order. Remember--the physical is
the path to the spiritual. Each is a reflection of the other.
Obsidian is effective when carried or used in protective rituals.
One involves surrounding a white candle with four obsidian arrowheads
that each point to one of the directions. This sets up aggressive
energies which guard the place in which it is set up. Spheres
of obsidian, still fashioned in Mexico, are fine scrying tools.
If you don't have good results scrying with quartz crystal,
try a piece or sphere of obsidian. For some, the blackness of
the stone allows easier access to the subconscious mind.
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