Thursday, May 05, 2011

Healing Stones













diamond
Element Fire
Diamond is a stone of exceptional power and miraculous abilities. It is a king of gems, the strongest precious stone. Ancient Greeks named it "adamas", meaning invincible, indestructible. Diamond is usually colorless or exhibiting pale hues of yellow, brown, blue, grey, pink, green colors. Brightly colored Diamonds are unique; invariably they attract a lot of admiration, acquire individual names and detailed descriptions. If Diamond is properly faceted, it will sparkle with multi-colored rays of light. Famous Persian poet Hafiz remarked "the rainbow is confined in it forever".
Astrologists regard Diamond as a stone of Sun and Venus.

Talismans & amulets
Diamond is one of the amulets of motherhood. In antiquity Diamond was considered a symbol of purity and innocence. It also symbolized perfection, invincibility, force and authority. Diamond is capable to drive away fears and to protect the owner from negative influences. Diamond is an amulet that protects against fire, water, snakes, thieves, illnesses, predatory animals, sorcery, poison. Mary Stuart always had Diamond with her, believing it will help to identify a poison. Always having a piece of Diamond hardwired in one's clothes protects the owner from evil eye and evil spell.

Healing properties
Diamond strengthens all the energy centers of its wearer. In the East Diamond is used as heart tonifier. For this purpose it has to be placed for a night in a glass of water, and on the next day patient should drink this water in several steps. Since old times people believed Diamonds are miracle stones. It was believed, that a person carrying Diamonds will not be bothered by stomach aches. Moreover, neither poison nor memory loss will affect him. A variety of surprising healing properties were attributed to Diamonds. Ancient Hindus considered that "vibrations" of a Diamond stone render positive influence on various organs of the body, in particular on heart and brain. It was also believed, that Diamonds protect the owner from illnesses, drive away bad dreams, fight severe depressions, prevent apoplexy and formation of /calculi/. Furthermore, Diamond reduces fever, fights infections, helps with skin diseases, reduces physical tiredness and invigorates metabolism. The ring with Diamond helps at delivery at birth. The Green Diamonds, especially helpful for the latter, are considered a symbol of motherhood.

Magical properties
Since ancient times Diamond was believed to exert favourable influence on its owner. It was said that the stone provides strength, courage and invincibility in fights. Diamond always was considered a stone of winner; it was the talisman of Julius Caesar, Louis IV and Napoleon. Diamond makes the person invincible, preserves against sorcery, reflects negative energy back to its sender, helps to keep the mind clear and focused and strengthens abstract thinking. Magical properties of Diamond depend on its quality: stones with defects and cracks are considered dangerous and even fateful. The mount should not prevent Diamond from touching the skin, otherwise its magical properties will disappear. For stronger influence it is recommended to wear Diamond on the left hand and on the neck.

Chakras
Chakra Seven: Sahasrara
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tourmaline
Element Air
Tourmaline is available in a wide variety of colors: from black to bluish-black, dark brown, yellow, medium brown, blue to neon blue, lime to dark forest-green, red and reddish purple, yellow, pink, and even colourless. Some Tourmaline varieties even change their colors when brought from the daylight into a room with artificial lighting. Green and pink are two most common tourmaline hues.


Talismans & amulets
As amulets, Tourmalines of all kinds help to preserve youthfulness and strengthen marriages. Tourmaline promotes safe procreation and grant potency to men.


Healing properties
Tourmalines of any color have positive influence on endocrine and nervous systems. They eliminate fears, sharpen attentiveness to other people's feelings and needs.


Magical properties
Red Tourmaline possesses the most powerful magical force, as it brings happiness in love to men, boosts their energy and strengthens their potency. Crimson Tourmaline is a talisman for artists, as it activates their creative power. Green Tourmaline absorbs excessive energy, calms nervous system. A Multi-colour Tourmaline - red with green - is the stone of creative and erotic impulses which preserves youthful vigour.


Chakras
Black Tourmaline - Chakra Three: Manipura, Chakra Two: Svadhisthana; red Tourmaline - Chakra One: Muladhara; green Tourmaline - Chakra Four: Anahata; blue Tourmaline - Chakra Six: Ajna, Chakra Five: Vissuddha













opal
Element Water
Opal is a stone of sympathy and compassion, pure thoughts and confidence. It is the most unpredictable stone, a symbol of ever-changing fortune. The name "opal" originated from Sanskrit «upala» which means "jewel". Colors of Opal are very diverse (almost all colors of the spectrum). There are more then 100 color varieties of Opal. When submerged in water, some varieties of Opal become semitransparent. The Opals are known to humanity at least since 250 B.C. An opal stone was inserted into a crown of Roman emperor Constantine who claimed that this stone shines in darkness, and believed it protects imperial authority, and his life. In his numerous stories about Opal he mentioned one miracle property of this stone which will allow the wearer to become invisible. Naturally, opal became the talisman of thieves. Some people thought Opal is a stone of "vain hope" while others believed that Opal's sparkles clarify mind, give pure thoughts and drive fears away. In the East Opal was considered the stone of faith and love, in Europe it was a symbol of hope and happiness. According to Delphian oracle, Opal is a symbol inconstancy, typical in beautiful women. Shakespeare also shared this opinion. Astrologists consider Opal a stone of the Moon.

Talismans & amulets
Opal talisman boosts foresight. According to some legends Opal's wearer can telepathically influence other people - if not for his own profit. As a talisman, Opal is supposed to be worn on the right index finger, gold-mounted. As an amulet, Opal works best when in trinket. White Opal helps musicians and composers. Fiery Opal protects from natural disasters. Black Opal is a stone of Scorpio.

Healing properties
It was believed that water, fire and heat are enclosed in Opal so it is a remedy for many diseases. Opal helps against heart diseases, calms nerves, guards against melancholy, restores visual acuity, normalizes functioning of epiphysis and hypophysis.

Magical properties
It is a stone of deceptive hopes and illusions, secret passions, superstitions, the favourite stone of magicians and alchemists. Opals intensify intuition and promote inspiration. Opals help recollect the past lives. Magical properties are related to the color of stone and since Opal's colors are very diverse so are its magical properties. For example, on one hand Opal as a stone of sympathy and compassion is a protector of Nurses and Doctors, on the other hand it is a stone of thieves; it can clarify spirit and thoughts and also can induce its wearer to foolish actions. People with instable character would better avoid wearing Opal. To increase Opal's magical properties it should be mounted in gold or silver. Opal reaches its maximum power in October.

Chakras
All chakras
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Agate is a symbol of health, prosperity and longevity.
It is a striped variety of chalcedony with different layers exhibiting different tints. Agates have very diverse appearances and do not resemble each other. There are more then 150 varieties of Agate. This stone is named after the river Ahates (now river Dirillo) on the island of Sicily. The agate has been found and extracted there from ancient times. Usually Agate was used to make cameos. The Eye Agate was used as inserts in statues as well as for manufacturing talismans and amulets to protect against "evil eye", "bedevilling", sorcery, etc. Some call Agate “The Twelfth Anniversary Gift” as by the twelfth year of family life a married couple supposedly knows already all the shades, nuances and stripes of coexistence. Astrologists consider Agate as a stone of Mercury, Venus, Moon and Saturn.

Talismans & amulets
As a talisman Agate is used to promote courage and self-confidence it also promotes longevity. As an amulet Agate guards against sorcerers and vampires, shields from alcoholic, smoking and drug addictions, strengthen the memory, drives away depressing thoughts and nightmares. Placing an Agate under your pillow will grant you happy dreams. Black Agate is man's talisman. Ring with the black Agate makes the wearer irresistible in woman's opinion and also increases his sexual energy. Light Agates since old days are considered woman's protectors.

Healing properties
In the Middle Age healers recommended to wear Agate beads to those suffering from chronic cough, throat and dental diseases. To strengthen the stone's healing power, requests about health were engraved on the surface of Agate balls; Agate cameos with symbolic picture of disease were also popular (for example, woman with a loose hair symbolized migraine), as it was believed this will drive away the illness. According to an ancient superstition, grinding Agate in water gives strong medicinal properties to water. This water can be used to heal wounds, as well as stings / bites of snakes or animals. Agate strengthens sight, settles digestion, protects from kidney diseases, improves hearing and guards against dehydration and skin diseases. Black Agate has positive influence on intestines, especially on the large intestine, improves a condition of blood and lymphatic system.

Magical properties
Ancient Greeks believed that Agate amulet confers to the wearer prudence and guards him against dark thoughts and unrequited love. In the Ancient Rome Agate was devoted to Goddess of fertility and it was considered the stone of farmers and gardeners. It was believed that placing the Agate balls along the garden fence will protect the plants from adverse weather conditions. Pliny the Elder affirmed that Agate helps athletes to win, as it confers to them serenity, courage and power and also suppresses excessive anger. It was also believed that Agate has an ability to give to the wearer eloquence, attraction, convincingness in speeches and self-confidence. Black Agate protects from danger, gives power against forces of darkness, and brings emotions into equilibrium.

Chakras
Depends on its color, Agate may be used on any charka.
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