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I was absolutely delighted last week when Dolphin man came back
to the Hotel in Doha, were we were staying, looking very excited,
his cheeks were even pink! He gifted me with two fossil stones
which are absolutely incredible to look at. They are cut and
polished ammonite from Madagascar.. but, get this, they are
from the Jurassic period that makes them around 160 million
years old! I was absolutely speechless and feel so privileged
to have these incredible stones. They are quite big with spectacular
patterns inside the polished stone. When I lie down and put
one on my chest I can sense it's intense power. I disappeared
for half an hour the last time I lay with one, I have no idea
where I went in that half hour period. I have a lot to learn
from these fossils I haven't come across an energy akin to this
before, and I'll enjoy working with them. Another point of interest
is the name of the fossil - Ammonite. The name 'Ammonite' originates
from the Greek Ram-horned god called Ammon. *s* Ammonite were
If anyone has any comments about the importance
of these stones or any comment at all I'd be happy to hear from
you! If I ever get round to getting photos of them I'll let
you see them.
*The elixir alleviates psychosomatic illness, anxiety and buried
fears (particularly those which originate from the first 7 years
of childhood). This elixir is applicable to psychotherapy in
that it encourages the development of emotional tranquility
and a more positive attitude to life. *Relieves migraine headaches
and soothes the eyes. Leave a piece in water overnight and use
the water the following day to bathe the eyes. Or the same water
can be used when bathing irritations of the skin with reputed
*Scott Cunningham: Projective, Mercury,
Air, Mental Powers, Eyesight, Gambling, Money, Peace, Healing,
Magical Uses: Green aventurine is
worn to strengthen the eyesight. It is also worn, carried or
used in spells designed to increase perception to stimulate
creativity and to enhance intelligence. This stone is utilized
in games of chance magic and is a popular gambler's talisman.
Aventurine is also used in money-attracting magic. Its green
color tells us of its usefulness in calming troubled emotions
and in speeding healing. An all-around luck stone.
*The elixir is effective in the treatment of diseases of the
bone, such as arthritis and spinal curvature. Azurite Malachite
is used in an elixir that has an impact on the liver, skin and
thymus, as well as upon muscular dystrophy and cirrhosis of
the liver. *Edgar Cayce recommended this in his writings as
an aid to psychic development. A powerful stone said to be used
as a general healing stone in Atlantis.
*Scott Cunningham: Folk names of
Lapis Linguis, Lapis Lingua; Receptive, Venus, Water, Psychism,
Dreams, Divination, Healing. Magical Uses: A beautiful, deep
blue stone, has long been to increase psychic powers. Put beneath
the pillow it is used for prophetic dreams. Held or worn when
divining the future. Also used in healing magic.
*Scott Cunningham: Receptive, Moon, Neptune, Water, Akasha,
Silver, Protection, Wealth
Ritual Lore: Mother-of-pearl is
the lustrous, opalescent interior of various sea mollusks. Though
not a stone, it has been included here because of its long use
in magic. Mother-of-pearl has been used in ritual jewelry throughout
the ages. Seashells were the medium of exchange (money) in many
parts of the world where metals were scarce or lacking, such
as Polynesia. Since this substance is the product of a living
creature--the exterior skeleton, or shell--it is related to
the fifth element, Akasha. Collect mother-of-pearl yourself
in stream beds or the ocean. Since commercial m.o.p. is obtained
by killing the animal which created it, it is therefore rather
risky to use in magic. Magical Uses: M.o.p. is placed on newborn
babies to protect them from the perils of their new existence.
It is also a fine substance to use in wealth, money and riches
spells. Empower a bit of m.o.p. with your magical need for money.
Anoint it with seawater (which contains gold) or a money-drawing
spell, such as patchouly or cedar. Place a silver coin or any
pieces of silver next to the shell. Wrap a dollar bill or green
paper tightly around the m.o.p. and silver object and secure
with green string. Place this talisman on your altar between
two green candles. Let them flame for ten to fifteen minutes
while visualizing. Then carry the charm with you.
*Scott Cunningham: Receptive,
Akasha Powers: Longevity, Past-life regression, Healing, Protection
Magical Uses: Petrified wood consists
of ancient trees that, eons ago, were covered with mineral-rich
water. The water slowly dissolved the wood and replaced it with
various minerals. This process produced what we know as "petrified
wood." It is a fossil and is ruled by Akasha. Because of
its great antiquity (fossilized wood is millions of years old),
it is carried or utilized in spells designed to extend the life
span or, alternately, to increase the enjoyment of, and evolution
within, our lives. Also, due to its age, petrified wood is used
to recall past incarnations. The "stone" is carried
as a protective amulet because of its hardness and strange appearance.
In earlier times it was thought to "scare off" evil.
Today we view it as setting up barriers of energy which deflect
negativity. It is also carried as a charm against drowning.
*Scott Cunningham: Projective, Mercury, Air, Easing childbirth,
Magical Uses: Pumice, a volcanic
product, is a curious substance. Light and rough to the touch
(one soap boasts it contains pumice to help in cleaning dirty
hands), it also possesses the unique property of floating on
water. At one time pumice was pressed into the hands of women
during childbirth, or worn, to ease the passage of the new life
into the outside world.
A banishing spell: Take a piece of
pumice and hold it in your projective hand. Visualize the problem
you wish to be rid of -- a damaging habit, negative emotion,
physical ailment, or unrequited love. While holding the stone,
through your visualization send the energy which is behind the
problem into the pumice. You might imagine it as streams of
thick, black smoke, the consistency of molasses, flowing into
the light, porous stone. Then throw the pumice into a lake,
stream, the ocean or any body of water. As it hits the water,
it releases the problem and its root causes into that element.
Floating on the surface, the pumice strengthens your ability
to "rise above" any and all negative conditions. If
you do not have access to bodies of water, fill a large basin
or bucket with water and perform the ritual; then pour the water,
stone and all, onto bare earth. Pumice can also be placed on
the altar during protective magic or in the home as an amuletic
sponge. Empower it with the property of absorbing negativity.
This gemstone is being used more and more frequently to integrate
the physical, mental and emotional energies of the user. Helps
detoxify the kidneys. There is a general strengthening of self-identity
and an ability to function better in life.
*Scott Cunningham: Projective, Mars,
Fire, Energy, Peace, Love
Magical Uses: This beautiful pink
stone is carried or worn to lend extra energy during times of
extreme physical activity. It is also soothing to the emotions
and the body, de-stressing it. For a soothing bath, add a piece
of rhodocrosite to the tub or wear the stone during the bath.
While this may seem to be opposed to the first magical usage
listed here, remember that it is your empowering of the stone
that fine tunes it to your magical need. It is also carried
to draw love.
*This elixir strengthens the inner ear--particularly bone
tissue and the sense of hearing.
*Scott Cunningham: Projective, Mars,
Fire, Peace, Anti-confusion
Magical Uses: Wear rhodonite to be calm, to cast off confusion,
doubt and incoherency. Rhodonite is also a fine stone to wear
or carry to shut down the psychic centers. This reddish stone,
usually veined with lines of black, can also be worn to promote
balance within the stone magician, shaman, or Wiccan.
*Scott Cunningham: Projective,
Mars, Fire, Love, Protection, Courage, Facilitating Childbirth
Magical Uses: Sard is a reddish yellow
or brown variety of quartz (related to carnelian). It is thought
to be more magically effective for women than for men. In the
1300's, sard was engraved wtih the image of a grapevine (symbolizing
male energy) and ivy (female energy). This was worn by women
for good fortune and to draw love. Ruled by Mars and of a reddish
color, sard is also used in protective rituals and in defeating
negative spells (hexes) as well as to promote courage. Courage,
which is 'knowing' that you can face any situation, is created
by strengthening self-confidence and also the body's projection
of personal power. At one time sard was given to women in labor
to facilitate trouble-free childbirth.
*Aids the lungs, larynx, thyroid and the nervous system.
*Scott Cunningham: Projective, Mars,
Fire, Metals: Silver, Platinum, Gold Powers: Protection, courage,
marital happiness, eloquence, peace, luck
Magical Uses: Sardonyx is chalcedony
layered with brown sard. It is used in protective rituals and
is worn to promote courage and fearlessness. In ancient Rome
a figure of Hercules or Mars was engraved on the stone for this
last purpose. Sardonyx is used to promote good relations between
lovers or married couples, ending domestic strife and promoting
communication. It is worn or carried for eloquence, especially
by lawyers and those who speak to the public. Because of this,
jewelry containing sardonyx can be worn to court to ensure that
the wearer's testimony is clear and concise. Worn or placed
near the heart, it relieves depression and despondency, producing
peace and joy. Sardonyx was at one time engraved with an eagle's
head, set in silver, platinum, or gold and worn to bring good
*Scott Cunningham: Folkname: Za-tu-mush-gir (Assyrian)
Projective, Saturn, Fire, Protection, Lactation
Magical Uses: The above correspondences
as to energy, planet, and element are tentative as there is
little information available about this stone. Seals made of
serpentine were carried in ancient Assyria so the gods and goddesses
would send double blessings. Serpentine is also worn around
the neck by nursing women to regulate their milk supply. Otherwise,
its main use is guarding against poisonous creatures such as
snakes, spiders, bees, scorpions, and other troublesome reptiles
and insects. This may seem
rather useless, but think about it. Have you gone camping in
the mountains or hiking through wooded areas in the spring?
How about rock-climbing expeditions in the desert? When we leave
our artificial environments (our homes), we're subjected to
nature in all its manifestations, including creatures that bite
and sting us in defending their territory or lives. Don't get
mad--bring along some serpentine and carry or wear it while
tramping through the woods or exploring nature. Perhaps you
can prevent such misfortunes.
*From my notes, source unknown:
It is believed that the serpentina increases the wisdom and
self-control of the one who wears it. Tradition has it that
this stone should always be worn attached to a cord rather than
to a metal chain.
Blue sodalite is reputed to assist in the lowering of blood-pressure
and also to have a cooling effect upon those suffering from
a fever or an over-high temperature. Strengthens the lymphatic
system. Helps to attain emotional balance expressly for the
purpose of spiritual growth.
Scott Cunningham: Receptive, Venus,
Water, Healing, Peace, Meditation, Wisdom Magical uses: Sodalite
is a deep blue stone veined with white. It is often mistaken
for lapis lazuli but lacks the golden flecks of iron pyrite
often contained in the latter stone. It is healing, especially
for emotionally related diseases or those caused by stress,
nervousness, anger or fear. Wear or rub the body do dispel fear
and guilt. Wear or hold to still the mind, relax the body and
calm inner turmoil. It is a fine meditative stone, and when
used conscientiously, promotes wisdom.
*Scott Cunningham: Folk Name: Titanite Energy is projective,
planet is mercury, element is Air Powers: Mental powers, spirituality
Magical uses: This greenish yellow
stone is rarely found in transparent crystals. it is seldom
used in jewelry due to its softness. Sphene is a Greek word
for "wedge" (describing the shape of its crystals).
When found, it is used to improve the mind and the processing
of information. It is excellent for studying, theorizing and
debating. Sphene is also worn to promote spiritual enlightenment
during meditation and mystic rituals.
*Also known as the 'Fairy Stone', the staurolite is claimed
to be of benefit to those who feel generally
below par but cannot identify the reason for this. It is also
thought by many to be a stone bringing good fortune, but this
could be because of the markings of the cross which can be seen
*Scott Cunningham: Folknames: Fairy
Cross, Fairy Tears, Staurotide, Cross Stone Elements: Earth,
Air, Fire, Water Powers: Protection, health, money, elemental
Ritual Lore: Staurolite (from the
Greek word stauros, 'cross') has many legends surrounding it,
most quite recent and related to Christianity. These stones
are twined crystals which form into equal-armed crosses, or
x-shapes. at least 3 presidents of the US--Roosevelt, Wilson
and Harding--carried staurolite as luck charms. It is often
stated that they are found only in the Blue ridge Mountains
of Virginia. In fact, they also occur in North Carolina, New
Mexico, France and Scotland, and perhaps in many other localities.
In Brittany they were said to have fallen from the skies and
were worn as charms. Though the cross is usually associated
with Christianity in the Western world, it was used in religion
and magic centuries before this relatively "new" religion
was formed. Equal-armed crosses symbolize the interpenetration
of the physical and spiritual planes, the combination of projective
and receptive energies within our bodies and souls, and also
sexual intercourse. In magic, staurolite represents the four
Magical Uses: Staurolite specimens
vary in appearance. When the twin crystals intersect each other
at right angles, they produce perfect crosses with arms of equal
length. These are the stones favored in magic. More frequently,
however, they cross at varying angles. Staurolite is worn or
carried for protection against negativity, disease and accidents.
One can be empowered and placed in the car for this purpose.
This stone is also worn to draw wealth and to energize the sexual
drive. To gain control over the elemental forces, wear a staurolite
set in any electrum fashioned as a ring or pendant.
*Scott Cunningham: Projective, Pluto, fire, Energy, Money
Magical Uses: Spinel is found in
black, blue, green and pink crystals and is rather rare. It
is used in magic to lend energy to the body; it's worn for that
purpose. Spinel can be used to boost physical strength during
periods of excess exertion. the spinel is also used in spells
designed to attract riches and wealth.
*Scott Cunningham: Pronounced: soo-ji-lite Receptive, Jupiter,
Water, Psychism, Spirituality, Healing, Wisdom
Magical Uses: Sugilite is a relatively
new stone. Its uses in magic are new as well, and much research
and experimentation is being performed with this stone at the
present time. It is expensive and is a dense, purplish stone
of a good, solid weight. The stone seems to facilitate psychic
awareness when worn or carried. As with most purple stones,
sugilite is also worn for healing. It is also contemplated or
worn during meditation to increase awareness of the spiritual
world and is also worn to obtain wisdom.
*Scott Cunningham: Projective, Sun, Fire, Associated stone:
Moonstone; Associated metal: Gold; Powers: Protection, energy,
health, sexual energy
Ritual Lore: There are at least
two stones named sunstone. One is a form of translucent quartz
which has a vaguely orange hue. This is the Oregon sunstone.
Anciently, a form of feldspar which was imported from India
was known by this name. In a sense it resembles an orange opal,
with a fiery, multicolored flash. This is the only one used
in past times in magic. In the Renaissance this stone was frequently
associated with the Sun, due to its sparkling orange-gold colors.
It was set in gold and worn to bring the influences of the Sun
into the magician. Symbolically, sunstone is linked with moonstone.
Magical Uses: I came across several
references to this stone but no concrete information. Finally,
at a rock show I found a dealer who had some sunstones--the
old feldspar-type sunstone. I said I hadn't seen them before,
and he commented that he'd bought them 20 years ago. They were
beautiful and I eagerly brought them back home.
Sunstone, like most sparkling, reflective
stones, is protective. Place one in the home before a white
candle to spread protective energies through the house. A stone
placed in a bag of healing herbs strengthens their energies.
The sunstone is also carried or worn to lend extra physical
energy to the body during times of stress or ill-health. If
worn near the sexual region, it stimulates sexual arousal and
increases sexual energy. Unfortunately, the sunstone's use in
magic seems to have been largely forgotten. No modern stone
magic book I've read refers to it, even in passing. If you find
a sunstone, treasure it.
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