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Δευτέρα, 2 Δεκεμβρίου 2013

The Winter Solstice

There are four turning points of the year: the solstices of winter and summer, and the equinoxes of the spring and of the autumn. The cycle of the year among the ancient peoples was always considered to be a symbol of the life of man or, indeed, of the life of the universe. Birth at the Winter Solstice, the beginning of the year; adolescence -- trials and their conquest -- at the Spring Equinox; adulthood, full-blown strength and power, at the Summer Solstice, representing a period of initiation when the Great Renunciation is made; and then closing with the Autumnal Equinox, the period of the Great Passing. This cycle of the year likewise symbolizes the training in chelaship.
At the time of the Winter Solstice, two are the main degrees which neophytes or initiants must pass through, to wit, the fourth degree and the seventh or last: the fourth for less great men, although they are great men nonetheless; and the last or seventh initiation, coming but at rare intervals as the ages cycle by, being the birth of the Buddhas and of the Christs.
During the initiation of those individuals of less grandiose spiritual and intellectual capacity than is the human material out of which the Buddhas are born, during this fourth initiation, the postulant is taught to free himself from all the trammels of mind and from the lower four principles of his constitution; and being thus set free he passes along the magnetic channels or circulations of the universe, even to the portals of the Sun, but there and then he stops and returns. Three days usually are the time required for this, and then the man arises a full initiate, but with a realization that ahead of him are still loftier peaks to scale on that lonely path, that still path, that small path, leading to divinity.
As regards the seventh initiation, this occurs in a cycle lasting some 2,160 human years, the time which it takes for a zodiacal sign to pass through a constellation backwards into the next constellation; in other words, what is called among mystics in the Occident the Messianic Cycle. When the planets Mercury and Venus, and Sun and Moon and Earth, are situated in syzygy, then the freed monad of the lofty neophyte can pass along the magnetic pathway through these bodies and continue direct to the heart of the Sun. For fourteen days the man left on Earth is as in a trance, or walks about in a daze, in a quasi-stupor; for the inner part of him, the real part of him, is peregrinating through the spheres. Two weeks later, during the light half of the lunar cycle or month, that is, when the moon stands full, his peregrinating monad returns rapidly as flashing thought along the same pathway by which it ascended to Father Sun, retaking to itself the habiliments which it dropped on each planet as it passed through it: the habiliments of Mercury, the habiliments of Venus, the habiliments of the Moon -- of the lunar body, of the lunar orb -- and from the Moon the monad returns to the entranced body left behind. Then for a while, shorter or longer according to circumstances, the neophyte's whole being is irradiated with the solar spiritual splendor, and he is a Buddha just "born." All his body is in flaming glory, as it were; and from his head, and from back of his head in especial, as an aureole, there spring forth rays, rays of glory like a crown. It is because of this that crowns in the Occident and diadems in the Hither East were formerly worn by those who had passed through this degree, for verily they are Sons of the Sun, crowned with the solar splendor.
In these initiations the man dies. Initiation is death, death of the lower part of the man; and in actual fact the body dies but is nevertheless held alive, not by the spirit-soul which has flown from it as a butterfly frees itself from its chrysalis, but kept alive by those who are watching and waiting and guarding. It is due to this holding of the bodily triad alive that the peregrinating spirit-soul is enabled finally to return as a bird to its nest, where it recognizes its former bodily home, and is "reborn," but in this case reborn into the same body. During the period of time when the peregrinating monad is absent, whether it be for three days or for fourteen, the excarnate monad has followed the pathways of death literally, but has done so quickly and within the fortnight. In actual fact the process is virtually identic with that followed in the case of excarnation and reincarnation, for it returns to the entranced body along the pathways of rebirth, of reimbodiment, and is, as it were, reborn into the old body instead of into a new one; and thus was it said of such a man in India that he is a dwija -- as the Brahmans of Aryavarta put it -- a "twice-born" initiate.
This phrase also has one meaning more: one who is reborn from the ashes of the old life, which life is now burnt out and dead. But it has also the deeper significance of which I have spoken. These seventh-degree initiations which occur once during the Messianic Cycle, and which produce the spiritual fruit of a minor Buddha called a Bodhisattva, must not be confused with one of the greatest of initiations known to the human race, that is, those belonging solely to the racial Buddhas. There are in any root-race but two racial Buddhas. But the Bodhisattvas of differing degrees of evolutionary grandeur are very numerous. The cyclical Bodhisattvas as above hinted come, one each, in every Messianic Cycle of 2,160 years, and are usually of an avataric character.
There are cases where neophytes fail, yet those who fail have another chance in other lives; but the penalty for failure in this life is either death or madness, and the penalty is very just. Solemn indeed are the warnings given to those who would fly like the birds into the ethers of the inner worlds and follow the tracks of those who have preceded them along the circulations of the universe.
When you look up at the starry night or during the daytime raise your eyes and look at the splendor of Father Sun shining in the blue vault of midday, how empty the spacial expanse seems to be -- how seeming vacuous, how seeming void! Astronomers tell us that the earth is a sphere poised in the void, in the ether, free except for the gravitational attraction of the sun, and that the earth is following its pathway, its orbit, around the sun not otherwise than gravitationally attached thereto; in short, that "space" is emptiness. Ay, indeed, space, mystically speaking, is sunyata "emptiness" in its esoteric significance, but by no means "emptiness" as Occidental astronomers understand it; for verily the space which we look at, which our physical eyes think they see -- or don't see -- is substance so dense, so concrete, that no human conception can give any clear idea thereof to the brain-mind otherwise than by mathematics.
One physicist-astronomer, J. J. Thomson, some years ago calculated that the ether of space was two thousand million times denser than lead. This revoices an old doctrine; but remember that the proper manner of expressing this fact all depends upon the way in which we look at it. We have eyes evolved to sense, to pierce, the matter of our sphere, and we see what seems to us to be vacuity, emptiness; but actually that seeming vacuity or emptiness is absolutely full, is, in fact, a plenum, a pleroma, full of worlds and spheres and planes, full of hierarchies, of evolving entities on these worlds and spheres and planes.
Please try clearly to grasp this idea. Our entire surya-system, our entire solar system, called the Egg of Brahma, may be looked at from one very true standpoint as an enormous ovoid aggregate body poised in space; and were some astronomer on some distant globe in the stellar deeps to see our Egg of Brahma, and were he to see it from the proper superior plane or world, our entire solar system would appear to him as an ovoid body of light -- as an egg-shaped irresolvable nebula. This would include all the "emptiness" that we see, or think we see, the emptiness so called, and therefore would include all our solar world of the Egg of Brahma, from the very heart of Father Sun to beyond the confines of what astronomers call the farthermost planets.
The Egg of Brahma is composed of concentric spheres centered in the Sun, and each one of these spheres is a cosmic world. Its heart -- the heart of each one of them -- is the Sun. The world or sphere of our Earth is one such, and surrounds the Sun as a sphere of dense substance, and the nucleus in this sphere or egg, for such it is, is what we commonly call our Earth. Such also is the sphere of Mercury, such is the sphere of Venus, such is the sphere of Mars, also of Jupiter, also of Saturn; yes, and of Uranus too -- but remember that Uranus belongs not to our own system of sacred worlds, although it belongs to our Egg of Brahma.
In this connection note well that although any concentric sphere such as that of our Earth, or that of Jupiter, or that of Mercury, is de facto such an Egg or Sphere of Brahma, yet the nucleus of each such sphere or planet, if seen in motion from another plane, would appear to be a wave or ripple advancing steadily in and around a solid or semisolid zone or belt; this zone or belt actually being what we call on our plane the locus of the orbit of such planetary body as of Earth, or of Jupiter, or of Mercury. The meaning of this again is that a planetary orbit, such as that of Earth seen from another plane, is an actual belt or zone surrounding the Sun, being the pathway, so to speak, of the nucleus which in this zone can be considered in movement as a ripple or wave moving steadily around this belt, or zone, or ring. From what has just been said, it becomes immediately obvious that what we call a planet can be properly viewed from three different planes of vision, as three different things: first, as a globe such as we on this plane see it; second, from another plane as a wave or ripple, circularly advancing in and following the course of an annular zone or belt surrounding the Sun; and third, as a concentric sphere, or rather spheroid, or egg, with its center at the heart of the Sun.
These concentric worlds or spheres are in constant circular movement of revolution around the heart of the Sun, the spheres within each other somewhat like the skins of an onion, and yet each one is formed of different matters in a sense, of matters in a different state from the matters of the other spheres, and hence they pass through each other as easily as if the others did not exist. Thus it is that our eye can see some of the stellar bodies lying beyond the orbits of Mars and of Jupiter and of Saturn. All we see of the stellar host outside of our Egg of Brahma happens to be those particular stars or suns which, by reason of their having attained the same degree of material evolution whereon we ourselves now stand and where our physical sun is, therefore are visible to our organs of sight. Were we living on another plane, our vision could not penetrate the respective matters, otherwise the orbits or spheres, of Mars or Jupiter or of Saturn. These three planets alone hide billions and billions and billions of suns that we during our present manvantara or world-cycle cannot ever see. Some day in the far distant future, as evolution works on the matter of our world-sphere, we shall see some of the raja-suns now hid by these three planets -- by the spheres of these three planets, for the planets and their respective spheres are really the same. It is precisely because the Egg of Brahma is substantial throughout, and that interplanetary space is therefore substantial throughout, that light belonging to this fourth cosmic plane can pass from stars to us.
In speaking of these concentric spheres, please remember also that a proper conception of the structure and characteristics of the Egg of Brahma must include a realization of the significant fact that there are many more planetary concentric spheres than those of the eight or nine or ten planets known to Occidental astronomy. There are scores of planets in the solar system which are utterly invisible by means of any astronomical instrument or apparatus, and furthermore, and still more important, there are numbers of these concentric spheres which belong to entirely other planes of the cosmos, and each one of these invisible concentric spheres, which are in some cases superior and in some cases inferior to our plane, is as fully inhabited with its multifarious hosts of beings as our own plane is. Each plane has its own hierarchies of inhabitants, its own inhabited worlds with their dwellers, with their countries, with their mountains, and seas, and lakes, and dwellings, and whatnot, even as our Earth has.
These concentric world-spheres considered as a whole were the crystalline spheres of the ancients, which astronomers have so grossly misunderstood, and therefore have so much derided. What indeed did these words mean: "crystalline spheres"? The meaning was, spheres of which the center was the Sun and which were transparent to our eyesight. Just as glass is very dense and yet is transparent to our eyesight, so are the ethers of our fourth cosmic plane very dense and yet transparent to us. To the inhabitants of Earth viewing the phenomena of the solar system from the Earth, the entire system of concentric spheres, due to the Earth's rotation, seems to revolve around the Earth, and hence arises the geocentric way of looking at the apparent movements of the planets and the Sun, Moon, and stars. All things in universal nature are repetitive in structure and in action. The small mirrors the great, and the great reproduces itself in the small, for verily the twain are one.
Furthermore, on account of the magnetic structure and action of the twelve globes of our planetary chain, our Earth has magnetic bipolar action of twelve different kinds; one such polar pair is known to scientists, the others unknown. Our Egg of Brahma, our solar system, as a whole, likewise has twelve magnetic bipolar courses or what in short are called magnetic poles, and each one of these twelve poles has its locus in one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac -- or rather the twelve constellations of the zodiac are the loci of the twelve poles of the zodiacal period. The wheel of life with its twelve spokes runs on forever.
Thus it is that a human being can be a son of the Sun. Thus it is that a human being can ascend along the magnetic pathways from Earth to Moon, from Moon to Venus, from Venus to Mercury, from Mercury to the heart of Father Sun -- and return. On the journey outwards, certain sheaths or integuments of the peregrinating monad are dropped at each planetary station. Dust to dust on Earth. The lunar body is cast off and abandoned in the valleys of the Moon. On Venus, habiliments of Venusian character are cast aside also; and so is it likewise on Mercury. Then the solar portion of us is ingathered into its own heart. The peregrinating monad on its return journey leaves the Sun after reassuming its own solar sheath. It enters the sphere of Mercury, gathers up there the garments that it previously had cast aside, assumes these, and then passes to Venus, reclothes itself with what it had there previously laid down, then enters the unholy sphere of the Moon, and in its dark valleys picks up its former lunar body, and thence is borne to Earth on the lunar rays when the Moon is full. Dust to dust, Moon to Moon, Venus to Venus, Mercury to Mercury, Sun to Sun!
Initiation is the becoming, by self-conscious experience, temporarily at one with other worlds and planes, and the various degrees of initiation mark the various stages of advancement or of ability to do this. As the initiations progress in grandeur, so does the spirit-soul of the initiant penetrate deeper and deeper into the invisible worlds and spheres. One must become fully cognizant of all the secrets of the solar egg before one can become a divinity in that solar egg, taking a part, self-conscious and deliberate, in the cosmic labor.

Prepare yourselves continually, for every day is a new chance, is a new doorway, a new opportunity. Lose not the days of your lives, for the time will come, fatally come, when it will be your turn to undertake this sublimest of adventures. Glorious beyond words to express will be the reward if you succeed. Therefore practice, practice continuously your will. Open your heart more and more. Remember the divinity at your inmost, the inmost divinity of you, the heart of you, the core of you. Love others, for these others are yourself. Forgive them, for in so doing you forgive yourself.


Stones - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms  
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Abalone
Also known as Ear Shell, is found in warm tropical waters off the coasts of California, South America, Japan, and China. This shell is commonly used for decorative purposes in jewelry.
Some American Indians use the shell to hold spirit offerings such as tobacco and blue corn. It also makes a great holder for burning sage, sweet grass, and cedar. Abalone may be helpful to build and protect the heart muscle as well as aid the digestion.
Sea shells work well when combined with crystals, feathers, or other shamanic tools. They are especially useful to counterbalance overly dynamic energies due to their watery nature.
Energy:  Magnetic    Element:  Water    Planet/Sign:  Moon; Cancer/Scorpio/Pisces

Agate  (see also Chalcedony)
Agates occur in nodular masses in rocks such as volcanic lava. When split open, they have an amazing variety of patterns and colors. They have distinctive banding that separates them from other kinds of Chalcedony.
Found in Germany, Uruguay, Brazil, India, China, Mexico, Madagascar, Italy, Egypt, Scotland, and the USA.
Hindu mystics believe that agate can help children overcome their fears, learn to walk earlier and maintain their balance. Set in a gold necklace, agate will quicken a sluggish metabolism. Place variegated and banded agate crystals under your pillow at night to relieve insomnia and bring good dreams. Brown or black agates with a white ring in the center may be used to ward off the evil eye.
Healing PROPERTIES: Brings the Great Spirit into ones life. Attracts good fortune. Increases concentration and clarity. Promotes good will. Aids in overcoming flaws, fears, and loneliness. Removes jinxes, helps eliminate bad luck. Has a calming effect during times of stress. Gives a sense of strength and courage. Encourages fertility. Powerful healer. Especially beneficial for bone marrow and allergies.
Energy:  Electric    Element:  Air and fire    Planet/Sign:  Mercury/Virgo; Jupiter/Sagittarius. Vibrates to the number 7.

Alabaster
Keeps home safe. Repels "Evil Eye." Helps overcome loneliness and promotes idealism. Brings forth wealth. Builds confidence and strength, helps create inner love. Enhances creativity and knowledge. Creates a sense of calm, heals inner pain. Beneficial for kidneys. Vibrates to the number 7.

Alexandrite
A green form of Chrysoberyl. Encourages regeneration, renewal, protection, joy, emotional maturity, purity, grace and elegance. Vibrates to the number 5.

Amazonite  
A green or blue-green member of the Feldspar clan. Inspires truth, sincerity, honor, self-love, communication, eloquence, integrity, trust, clairvoyance, clarity, prophecy and openness. Held to the third eye (middle of forehead), Amazonite unlocks psychic vision. Vibrates to the number 5.

Amber  - Mohs Hardness: 1-1.2 - Treatment: None - Color: Golden yellow to orange
Amber is fossilized resin of trees. Most amber is golden yellow to golden orange. Transparent to translucent it usually occurs as nodules or small, irregularly shaped masses, often with a cracked and weathered surface. Amber may contain insects, moss, lichen, or pine needles that were trapped millions of years ago while the resin was still sticky.
Found in the Baltic region of Poland and the former USSR. Amber has been found on the coasts of England, Norway, and Denmark. Other localities include the Dominican Republic, Mexico, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Romania, Canada, Czechoslovakia, and the USA.
Amber is a very old mineral substance; amber talismans have been found in Stone Age archaeological deposits.
Wear amber to attract warm, loyal, and generous people into your life; or carry amber on your person to lend logic or wit to a difficult situation.
Mixed with turquoise, amber is reminiscent of Sky Father or the sun in the sky. This combination of energies may be used successfully to quiet the mind and calm the nervous system. Knock on wood three times with a natural piece of amber to call on the spirits of the trees for special favors. To increase prosperity, sew amber and turquoise along with several coins in a coyote skin pouch and bury the pouch in the earth.
Healing PROPERTIES: Magnet like qualities. Attracts spiritual forces. Facilitates family bonding. Brings soul mate. Helps receive. Promotes humor and adaptability. Brings success. Helps with judicial matters. heightens instincts. Enhances artistic qualities. Helps overcome obstacles. Relieves grief and melancholy. Encourages world peace. Brings greater awareness of inner self. Provides strength. Conveys harmony. Beneficial for hepatitis, cleansing and childbirth.
Energy:  Electric     Element:  Fire     Planet/Sign:  Sun/Leo; Mercury. Vibrates to the number 3.

Amethyst  Mohs Hardness: 7 - Treatment: None - Color: Light to medium purple  (See Quartz)
Amethyst is crystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac, or mauve. Amethyst is Dichroic, showing a bluish or reddish purple tinge when viewed from different angles. Some amethyst is heat treated to change the color to yellow, producing citrine.
Found in Brazil, Russia, Canada, Sri Lanka, India, Uruguay, Madagascar, Germany, Austria, Namibia, Zambia, and the USA.
Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps boyfriend safe. Alleviates fears and depression. Gives sense of direction, promotes inner peace. Enables forgiveness. Brings forth adaptability and greater vision. Calms with strong, protective qualities. Useful in meditation, healing and developing intuition. Helps business affairs prosper. Attracts Indian guide. Protects against illness. Excellent blood cleanser, energizer. Beneficial for eyes. Vibrates to the number 3.

Ametrine
Crystals that are part citrine and part amethyst are called Ametrine. Vibrates to the number 4.

Apatite
Deposits are found in Burma (Myanmar,) Brazil, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Norway, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and the USA.
Apatite comes in a variety of colors ranging from yellow to green, white, pink, blue, or purple. Enhances intellect, focus, learning, clarity of concentration, acceptance, oceanic consciousness and unconditional love. It stimulates thoughts and ideas. This stone is useful in all intellectual pursuits. Apatite fosters peace and harmony through communication and communion of our higher self. Vibrates to the number 9.

Aquamarine
A blue-green stone. Associated with cleansing, meditation, serenity, peace, prophecy, inspiration, tranquility, strength and the wise use of inner power. This stone is attuned to the ocean and helps us to get in touch with the nature spirits of the sea. It is traditionally used to soothe, calm and alleviate fears and phobias. Promotes safe travel on water. Vibrates to the number 1.

Arkansas Diamond
Keeps boyfriend and daughter safe. Brings good fortune. Mends a broken heart. Opens psychic doorways. Conveys illumination, inspiration and greater wisdom. Benefits arthritis and hearing problems.

Aventurine - Mohs Hardness: 7 - Treatment: None - Colors: Green, Blue, Raspberry
A type of glass discovered by chance (Italian - a ventura) around 1700 gave the same name to the similar-looking stone. Mostly dark green with metallic iridescence caused by included fuchsite (green mica) or red- to gold-brown caused by hematite leaves. Deposits are found in Brazil, India, Austria, Russia, and Tanzania.
Aventurineis a variety of mineral (usually quartz or feldspar) which is spangled with bright particles of mica, hematite, etc.
Aventurine provides for balancing of the male/female energies, enhancing ones creativity, supplementing motivation in activities, and augmenting the "pioneering" spirit.
It also reinforces ones decisiveness, amplifies ones leadership qualities, and is a willing participant in instinctive action. It facilitates balancing and alignment of the intellectual, emotional, physical, and auric bodies.
It has been used in rituals of the medicine wheel, to show to the spirit guides the connection with the healing light of the heart. In these ceremonies it is held at the heart of each participant around the medicine wheel; it has been reported that during contact with the spirit guides, the participants have felt a "wash of love" fall around them.
It has been used in the treatment of disorders of the lungs, heart, adrenal glands, and the muscular and urogenital system. Vibrates to the number 3.

Azurite
A dark blue, metallic mineral. Augments clear understanding, cleansing, healing, transformation, perspective, purification, patience, kindness, intuition, prophecy and truth. This stone offers spiritual guidance, promotes psychic dreams, unites the subconscious with the conscious mind and expands the limits of our minds. Vibrates to the number 1.
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Beryl
An ore of beryllium. CLEAR BERYL (also known as Goshenite) increases intellectual abilities, wisdom and the capacity to see things from all sides. GOLDEN BERYL (also known as Heliodor) brings persistence, altruism, spirituality, healing, strength, learning, communication and comfort. PINK BERYL (also known as Morganite or Bixbite) fosters tolerance, empathy, love, acceptance and a "live and let live" attitude. Vibrates to the number 1.

Black Onyx  - Mohs Hardness: 6.5-7 - Treatment: Dyed for color uniformity - Color: Black  (See also Chalcedony)
Onyx is similar to agate, but it has straight rather than curved bands. These may be brown and white or black and white. Since ancient Egyptian times, onyx has been stained to improve or change its color. Much onyx has been produced by soaking agate in a sugar solution, then heating it in sulfuric acid to carbonize the sugar particles.
Found worldwide. Onyx is formed by the deposition of silica in gas cavities in lava, which results in the distinctive bands.Onyx registers the gravitational pull of Earth. It therefore is grounding, aids concentration, and absorbs negativity from the environment. Use onyx when there is a need for protection, self-discipline, or sexual self-control.
Healing PROPERTIES: Fosters inner truth, understanding, confidence and friendship. Provides wealth. Aids access to dream world. Dispels nightmares. Encourages individuality, greater joy. Stimulates emotional balance and self-control. Helps achieve destiny. Relieves stress. Beneficial for cleansing.
Energy:  Electric     Element:  Air and Fire     Planet/Sign:  Mercury/Virgo; Jupiter/Sagittarius. Vibrates to the number 6.

Bloodstone    (See also Chalcedony)
Bloodstone is opaque, green, spotted varieties of chalcedony. The dark green of bloodstone is spotted with red because of the presence of iron oxides. These distinctive spots seem to resemble blood, thus giving the stone its name.
Found in India, Brazil, China, Australia, and the USA. Bloodstone in general is a healing stone and stimulant. Carry it to enrich iron-poor, tired blood or to help balance other blood-related disorders. The green, red-spotted bloodstone is also a prosperity stone; it ensures the wearer of monetary increase and abundant harvest. During the Middle Ages, bloodstone was thought to have the power to bring rain.
Healing PROPERTIES: Brings greater consciousness, harmony and serenity. Acts as a jinx remover. Attraction like qualities. Helps overcome anger, enables forgiveness. Sharpens perception, enhances telepathy. Eases emotional and physical stress. Assists in meeting and conquering challenges. Promotes safe journey. Aids judicial matters. Invigorates and oxygenates blood stream. Helps balance iron deficiency. Benefits adrenal gland, bladder problems, and intestinal worms.
Energy:  Electric     Element:  Air and Fire     Planet/Sign:  Mercury/Virgo; Jupiter/Sagittarius Vibrates to the numbers 4 and 6.

Botswana Agate    (See Agate)
A banded agate that is said to augment protection, fertility, sensuality, sexuality, passion, artistic expression and emotional comfort.
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Calcite - Astrological sign of Cancer
The various crystallized forms of calcite include masses, grains, stalactites, scalenohdrons, and rhombohedrons. It is, however, characterized by the rhombohedron crystallization. Calcite is colourless or white and can become green, pink, peach, golden, orange, yellow, red, blue, grey, or black when other compounds blend with it during formation. This mineral releases electrical impulses when placed under pressure, and is an energy amplifier. It is said to help the mind and body to remember - the mind, to remember information brought to bear during astral travel and channeling experiences; the body, to remember the state of perfection during disease in order to return to the natural state of flawless-ness. Calcite is a world teacher for all of humanity, facilitating macrocosmic awareness and appreation of the creative forces of nature. It is an excellent stone when studying the arts and sciences. Vibrates to the number 8

Carbuncle
Keeps son and family safe. Helps overcome grief. Conveys mental clarity. Dispels bad luck. Brings wealth. Encourages responsibility and good will. Opens and realigns the Chakras. Heals eye ailments. Benefits bone marrow.
Carnelian - Mohs Hardness: 6.5 - Treatment: usually heat treated - Color: Light to dark reddish brown/orange  (See also Chalcedony)
Carnelian is also called cornelian. This translucent, reddish orange variety of chalcedony was once thought to still the blood and calm the temper. Its various shades of red are due to the presence of iron oxide. Stones may be uniformly colored or faintly banded.
The best carnelian is from India, where it is placed in the sun to change brown tints to red. Although most carnelian on the market is stained chalcedony from Brazil or Uruguay.
Carnelian relieves sexual tension by redirecting the energy stored in the reproductive center of the body; it may also be used to excite sluggish sexual energy.
Unresolved feelings of anger, hostility, and hatred may be harmonized when carnelian is worn at the heart center, as this stone instills powerful sensations of well-being.
Healing PROPERTIES: Brings good luck, happiness, success, prosperity. Positive influence on mental plane. Increases awareness, improves memory. Cleanses aura. Attracts the Great Masters. Helps settle disputes. Enhances accomplishments. Provides faith. Energizes the blood. Protects against illness. Beneficial for tissue regeneration, infections, and inflammations
Energy:  Electric     Element:  Air and Fire     Planet/Sign: Mercury/Virgo; Jupiter/Sagittarius  Vibrates to the numbers 5 and 6.

Chalcedony  - Mohs Hardness: 7
White to gray, brown, blue, black; clear read to brownish red (Carnelian); bright green with red spots (Bloodstone); variegated and banded (Agate); with moss like or treelike inclusions (Moss Agate); apple-green (Chrysoprase); variegated and mottled red, yellow, brown (Jasper); whitish, dull gray, smoky brown to black (Flint)
Chalcedony is a form of quartz crystal. During the 1700's it was believed that chalcedony embodied the power to banish evil spirits and nightmares. Chalcedony was once carried by sailors to protect against drowning.
Astrologers of the Middle Ages wore engraved signet rings of chalcedony as amulets. Magic stone fetishes made of chalcedony were fed sacrificial blood by some Burmese tribes, to guard the house and to keep the stones from eating the people.
Medicine Uses:   In general, chalcedony gives success in lawsuits, good health, safe travels, and protects against harmful spirits. However, there are many varieties of chalcedony crystal, each with its own particular properties- Agate, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Chrysoprase, Fire Agate, Fortification Agate, Flint, Jasper, Landscape Agate, Moss Agate, Onyx, Prase. Healing PROPERTIES: Helps overcome jealousy, despair. Brings love and comfort. Dispels anger. Balances ego. Supports fidelity. Promotes awareness, clearer psychic vision. Beneficial for business. Relieves nervousness. Promotes good health.
Energy:  Electric     Element:  Air and Fire     Planet/Sign:  Mercury/Virgo; Jupiter/Sagittarius. Vibrates to the number 9.

Charoite (New to the Market)  Lilac-colored to violet. Translucent to opaque.Named after a river in Siberia, Russia. Was recognized in 1978 as independent mineral.
Found in Russia."new to the market" does not necessarily mean that this stone has not been around for a long time, but its importance for the gemstone trade has remained minor or insignificant due to its extreme rarity of occurrence in gemstone quality or because it has been poorly marketed. This mineral provides for transmutation of negativity and for grounding to the spiritual self. It can be useful in cleansing the auric body, filling the chakras with a loving spiritual emotion of purity , and in assisting one in comprehension of self-inflicted "lessons." It enhances ones "giving" nature, opening the heart to allow one to "see" with love, and to recognize the connection between "All." It awakens analytical abilities and precision, providing for scrutiny in the investigation of the unknown. It instills a "brotherhood of light" between the individual, the dualities, and the total environment of the planet; hence, promulgating the idea of relationships and stimulating flexibility with respect to "letting go." It sustains ones attention span, allows for discrimination between validity and fiction, and helps one to realize that "as one door closes, another opens." It is a "stone for transformation," within this world, and from this world to another. Charoite tends to transmute the symptoms of illness and disease to wellness. It can be used to treat disorders of the eyes and heart, to allay headaches and general aches and pains, to improve degraded conditions of the liver, to improve degraded conditions of the pancreas, and to stimulate and regulate the blood pressure and pulse rate. It can be an excellent cleanser of the body when taken as an elixir.
Vibrates to the number 7.

Chrysolite
Keeps father safe. Dissipates confusion, improves memory. Enhances success, prosperity and happiness. Encourages friendliness. Intensifies faith. Increases longevity. Promotes accomplishments. Historically associated with repelling the "Evil Eye." Reputed to cure fevers, invigorate blood flow and increase secretion of milk in nursing mothers. Benefits colic, kidney stones, consumption and feminine discomfort. Vibrates to the number 3

Chrysocolla
A blue-green member of the quartz family. Also known as Gem Silica. Is associated with tranquility, serenity, peace, subconscious wisdom, intuition, patience, nurturing, acceptance, tolerance, unconditional love, calmness, meditation, honesty, hope, intimacy, gentleness and sensitivity. Vibrates to the number 5.

Chrysoprase - Mohs Hardness: 6.5 - Treatment: None - Color: Bottle green (See also Chalcedony)
Chrysoprase/Prase was used by both the Greeks and Romans as a decorative stone. It is the most valued variety of chalcedony. The color, derived from the presence of nickel, may fade in sunlight, and stones may then be confused with fine jade.
Found in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Australia, Brazil, Urals (Russia), Austria, and California in the USA.
Feeds the heart and cleans the bloodstream of impurities by encouraging the proper assimilation and distribution of food-energy throughout the body-earth. Pure, apple-green Chrysoprase induces tranquility in nervous, high-strung dispositions, and can be helpful in the treatment of neurosis. This stone may also be used to reduce feverish or inflammatory conditions.
A Chrysoprase crystal held in the mouth is said to grant the power of invisibility.
Healing PROPERTIES: Facilitates access to spirit plane. Provides strength, outer light and general well-being. Brings soul mate, divine lover. Curtails superiority or inferiority complex. Balances neurotic patterns. Lessens depressive and sexual imbalances. Brings adaptability, sense of humor. Alleviates fears. Encourages enthusiasm. Promotes awareness of and interest in literature. Bestows cleansing and calming affect.
Energy:  Electric   Element:  Air and fire    Planet/Sign:  Mercury/Virgo; Jupiter/Sagittarius. Vibrates to the number 3.

Citrine   - Mohs Hardness: 7 - Treatment: usually heat treated - Color: Medium to dark gold; some color zoning (See also Quartz)
Citrine is the yellow or golden yellow variety of quartz. The yellow coloration, due to the presence of iron, is also responsible for the name, derived from the word citrus. natural citrine is usually a pale yellow, but rare; most citrine is a heat-treated amethyst. Found in Brazil, Spain, Madagascar and the former USSR. Citrine was a prized stone among the Celtic and Scottish people. It is energizing, invigorating, and positive. It increases motivation and relieves feelings of inertia, thereby improving digestion and clearing congestion from the internal organs. Citrine may work to purify the blood as well. Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps sister and journey safe. Raises self-esteem. Brings about cheerful demeanor. Heightens perception. Enhances creativity, promotes harmony. Encourages kindness, brings wisdom. Positive influence on education, business, family, and interpersonal relations. Helps achieve one's destiny. Stores information. Good for cleansing. Optimizes body's healing energy. benefits kidneys, colon, liver, gall bladder, digestive organs, and heart. Vibrates to the number 6.

Copper
This metal promotes channeling, cleansing, luck, prosperity, purification, self-esteem, communication and energy. This metal is often used as the shaft of crystal wands because it facilitates the flow of energy. Vibrates to the number 1.

Coral - Mohs Hardness: 3-4
Is formed from the skeletons of tiny sea creatures. WHITE CORAL is linked with balance, relaxation, protection, safe travel on water, appreciation of nature, and emotional balance. PINK CORAL is associated with platonic love, friendship and community. RED CORAL promotes creativity, passion, romantic love, wisdom, optimism and enthusiasm. BLACK CORAL grants serenity and peace while absorbing negative energy.
BLACK CORAL from the Red Sea - used in jewelry by Vince Crison
The black coral used in making jewelry comes from the Red Sea off the coast of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It was taken from a depth of 75 - 100 feet below the surface of the sea. This batch of coral comes from an area which is located 25 kilometers north of Jeddah. A hacksaw has to be used to cut the coral. The coral used by Vince Crison is good quality and takes a beautiful polish because of its hardness. Several phases of curing and polishing take place before it is used in making jewelry. It is durable if properly taken care of. You can clean the black coral jewelry with any cleaner that is safe to use on pearls. Keep the coral away from harsh chemicals and chlorine in swimming pools. If you properly care for your black coral, it will last a lifetime. In old days black coral was only allowed to be worn by the kings and was thought to bring good luck (thus it was known as Kings Coral). Vibrates to the master number 22.

Crazylace Agate (See Agate)

Cuttle Fish Bone Casting (Cuttle bone)
Cuttle fish casting was very popular before centrifugal casting was perfected. It still has value and can be used for simple castings with no undercuts. Castings that are made using the cuttle fish method are frequently engraved, or become the main section of a more complex piece of jewelry - having a stone setting or applied ornamental decoration. The cuttle fish is the dried shell of a marine mollusk. One side of the shell is hard and the other is soft. Cuttle fish can be used as a mold for casting jewelry because it will easily retain any impression made in its softer side, and because it has the ability to withstand high temperature.
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Diamond
The color is clear. The CLEAR DIAMOND is said to bond relationships, and encourage innocence, love, longevity, balance, clarity, profundity, abundance, courage, purity, hope and discernment. This stone helps us get to the essence of things. BLACK DIAMONDS grant us the courage to look within without illusion. BLUE DIAMONDS inspire us to take better care of our health and strengthen will power. PINK DIAMONDS foster creative expression. YELLOW DIAMONDS make us more thoughtful and considerate.

Dichroic Glass
"Dichroic" is defined as the property of having more than one color, especially when viewed from different angles. Dichroic glass is a high-tech spin-off of the space industry. Thin layers of metallic oxides, such as titanium, silicon, and magnesium are deposited upon the surface of the glass in a high temperature, vacuum furnace.

Dioptase
Crystallizes forming emerald-green masses, prismatic crystals, and crystalline aggregates. It is a relatively rare mineral and is found in only a few localities. The most beautiful dioptase comes from Tsumeb, Namibia. It is one of the best healing stones of the age. This mineral can be used to both clear and stimulate all chakras to the higher level of awareness and action, bringing an invigoration and a refreshing energy to the physical, emotional, and intellectual bodies. It further instills a clarity of connection between the physical body and the perfection of the etyhereal body. It is an excellent stone for furthering spiritual attunement; use of dioptase over the third-eye can help one to see to the root of a problem and can help one to gain the wisdom to correct the neglect. It stimulates the memory of past-lives and assists one in obtaining attunement to both conscious awareness of these lives and to the inner reality which has been the basis for these lives.
Energy:  Magnetic  Element:  Earth   Planet/Sign:  Venus; Mercury/Virgo; Jupiter/Sagittarius Vibrates to the number 8

Dolomite  
Healing PROPERTIES: Encourages creative expression, humor. Brings spirit forces. Helps judicial matters. Soothes and provides relief during time of mourning. Promotes adaptability, strong family bonds and longevity. Imparts strength. Brings soul mate. Protects from illness. Vibrates to the number 3.

druse or drusy
Crust of tiny crystals lining a rock cavity. These are minerals with their crystal structure exposed, like the inside of a geode on a smaller scale. Often, drusy stones exhibit more richness of color than their composite mineral.

Dumortierite    
Dumortierite is best known in its massive form. which makes an attractive violet and blue decorative stone when polished. Dumortierite is also found inter grown with rock crystal (colorless quartz) and is then called Dumortierite quartz. This material is usually cut or polished to make decorative stones and beads.
Found mostly in Nevada, USA - other areas include France, Madagascar, Norway, Sri Lanka, Canada, Poland, Namibia, and Italy.
Dark blue, violet blue or reddish brown. Promotes harmony, orderliness, precision, self-discipline and the ability to organize. Helps us become more businesslike, systematic, tidy and methodical. Dumortierite was named after the French scientist M. E. Dumortier. Vibrates to the number 4.
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Emerald - Mohs Hardness: 7.5 - Treatment: Oiled - Color: Light to medium green
Emerald gets its name from the Latin smaragdus, which refers to a type of precious gemstone. Traces of chromium and vanadium in the crystalline structure produce the green color. Emerald has been treasured since 4000 B.C., when it was traded in early gem markets of Babylon. Egyptian emerald mines were worked as early as 2000 B.C. and were the main source of emeralds for the West until the 16th century. By this time finer-quality emeralds were being mined in Colombia, and eventually became the world's most coveted emeralds. A green member of the Beryl family. Emeralds promote love, romance, joy, cleansing, clairvoyance, clear vision, memory, faith, intuition, serenity, intelligence and communication. This is a truth-promoting stone, inspiring deep knowing from within. Vibrates to the number 4.

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Fire Agate  
Occurs due to the inclusion of very thin layers of iridescent limonite. It represents the spiritual flame of absolute perfection. It is said to dispel fear from the very depths of the inner being and to provide a protective shield that reflects all threat of harm back to the source such that the source may personally understand the act. It is also a stone to encourage one to be the "best" possible. Its energy provides an impetus to actions and stimulates both progression and advancement. It has been used on the triple-burner acupressure / acupuncture meridians to dissolve blockages and to assist in the treatment of circulatory disorders and disorders of the central nervous system. It can also be used in the treatment of disorders of the eyes, to bring clarity to the sight, and to enhance night vision. Is said to help those who are overly timid become more assertive and self expressive. Also associated with courage, protection, enthusiasm and goodness

Fire Opal - Inspires dynamic energy, intensity, passion, emotional expressiveness. Also see Opal.

Fluorite  - has limited use as a gemstone because it is relatively soft and easily scratched. Despite its fragility, stones are faceted and can be polished very brightly.
Found in Canada, South Africa, Thailand, Peru, Mexico, China, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Norway, England, Germany, Switzerland, and the USA.
Ancient Egyptians used fluorite in statues and to carve scarabs and the Chinese have used it in carvings for more than 300 years. In the 18th century, fluorite was powered in water to relieve the symptoms of kidney disease. Fluorite is a New Millennium stone. This New Millennium stone emphasizes the concerns of ancestral connections, the immediate home and family, and our interconnectedness with the Earth. While fluorite impresses us on personal levels, it also conducts energy from the upper world of spirit to the lower world of soul. Generally, fluorite is helpful for easing emotional problems, especially those arising on the home front. Fluorite is associated with fluoride, the tooth-decay preventative, and may be used to strengthen the teeth and bones.
Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps family safe. Considered the "Genius Stone" Brings good luck, protects from misfortune. Attraction like qualities. Enhances mental concentration, clarity. Dispels loneliness, brings love. Helps overcome flaws. Assists one to recognize reality versus illusion. Promotes sense of honor, good will. Attracts the Great Masters. Helps acquire attunement and vision. Valuable healing stone. Benefits heart, teeth, bones, spleen, and blood vessels.
Energy:  Electromagnetic Element:  Air and Water Planet/Sign:  Mercury/Gemini; Saturn-Uranus/Aquarius; Moon/Cancer Vibrates to the number 7.

Fossil  - The fossil is a preserved remnant of the past. Most fossils are organic matters that have transformed to stone, in many cases a mineral.
It can be used to both heighten and supplement ones accomplishments in the business realm and to instill quality and excellence within ones environment. It helps one to dispense with old "programming" and schedules, and to be open and receptive to, and perceptive of, the fresh innovative forces that are available. It can be used in the stimulation of the thymus, and in the treatment of disorders associated with atrophication, the skeletal system, and the hands and feet. Vibrates to the number 8.
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Garnet - Mohs Hardness: 7-7.5 - Treatment: None - Color: Blood red to brownish plum to black to green  
Deep red to reddish black (Pyrope) contains living fire and works to release outworn habit patterns by destroying the erroneous ideas and emotions that keep us enslaved to guilt and fear. Pyrope clears the way for new beginnings.
This stone has long been recognized for its use as an anti-inflammatory and blood-clotting agent. Some Asiatic tribes once used garnets as bullets, believing that the red stone would cause a more deadly wound than a leaden bullet. An ancient Greco-Roman tradition claims that when engraved with the image of a dragon and worn as a talisman, the garnet brings riches, joy, and good health.
Found in South Africa, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Myanmar, Scotland, Switzerland, Tanzania, and the USA (Arizona).
Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps wife, mother and family safe. The color red represents profound love. Provides abundance. Increases intelligence. Encourages education, honor and change. Helps overcome inferiority complex. Enhances self-esteem. Attracts astral forces, Indian Guide and the Great Masters. Promotes truthfulness, healing and understanding. Balances solitude and peace. Facilitates access to spiritual plane. Nurtures astral travel, clairvoyance. Enhances greater vision, psychic awareness, dreams and wisdom. Helps deal with death. Eases constipation. Purifies, fortifies, and revitalizes bodily systems, especially blood stream.
Energy: Electromagnetic Element:  Air and Water Planet/Sign:  Mercury/Gemini; Saturn-Uranus/Aquarius; Moon/Cancer Vibrates to the number 2.

Gaspeite Light green. Opaque. New on the market.

Gold Is associated with virtue, moral excellence, nobility of mind, purification, happiness, honor, wealth, strength of will, generosity, positive thoughts, energy, good humor, courage, stability, luck and opportunity. This metal stimulates action. Vibrates to the number 2.

Gold Filled - 14K This term refers to a material (usually sterling silver) on which a layer of gold has been bonded by fusing. The resulting ingot is rolled or drawn to make sheet and wire.

Gold Vermeil Is gold electroplated over sterling silver.

Golden agate    (see Agate)

Granite Encourages us to go with the flow, and helps us find our highest path. Teaches us to live in a state of grace. Vibrates to the number 2.
Green Prase    (see Chrysoprase)
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Hematite  - Mohs Hardness: 6-6.5 - Treatment: None - Color: Blackish grey with a metallic lustre
Used as an ornamental stone since early times, hematite has sometimes erroneously been called black diamond. The ancient Egyptians used it to treat hysteria, to reduce inflammation and to place in tombs. Engraved hematite seals have been found in the ruins of ancient Babylon.  
Hematite usually occurs as massive, opaque material with a metallic luster, showing a blood red color when cut into thin slices.
Found around Lake Superior, Canada (Quebec), Brazil, Venezuela, England, Switzerland, Germany, and Elba.
Powdered, it may be used as an artist's pigment or for polishing. In the past it was worn as protection against bleeding. Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps brother and home safe. Brings luck, good health, money and higher love. Induces feeling of lust. Helps overcome anger, jealousy. Provides comfort during times of grief. Promotes discipline, strength, power. Aligns one with God. Turns dreams into reality. Helps balance energy between body, mind and spirit. Increases psychic awareness. Useful in meditation. Balances emotions. Augments resistance to stress. Good for anointing. Positive effect on blood stream. Circulates oxygen throughout the body. Benefits bronchitis. Vibrates to the number 9.

Hicorite (Moukaite) - see Jasper   Hicorite is a trade name given to Moukaite (Jasper) - Pink to light red, cloudy. Found in Austrailia

Howlite [Astrological sign of Gemini]
Howlite crystallizes in the form of white nodules, compact masses, and tabular crystals.This mineral can be used to calm communication, to facilitate awareness and to encourage emotional expression.It dispels criticalness, cold selfishness, and facetious-ness, bringing both strength and innocence to immediate confrontations. It builds an innate decency within ones character, encouraging those attributes which are the building blocks to spirituality.Howlite can be used to eliminate pain, stress, and rage; hence, it is quite nice to have around. It can help to lessen rudeness and boisterousness, and can provide for a reflection of the offender to the offender. It discourages impertinent behavior and encourages subtlety and tact.This mineral can be useful for balancing calcium levels in the body, both stimulating increase or decrease dependent upon the area. It can also be used in the treatment of disorders of the teeth, bone structure, and soft tissues. Vibrates to the number 2

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Iolite - Mohs Hardness: 7-7.5 - Treatment: None - Color: Violet blue [Astrological signs of Libra, Sagittarius & Taurus] - also known as Cordierite
Iolite crystallizes in the form of masses, grains, and short prismatic crystals. The color range includes blue, brown, yellow, dark violet, grey, and green. This mineral also exhibits the pleochroic qualities; i.e., X-axis showing clear yellow, Y-axis showing dark violet, blue, or brown, and the Z-axis showing clear blue. In some cases a metamorphic change has occurred in the iolite and the colors which are seen are shades of grey-green, green-grey, and brown-grey.Iolite is called the "violet stone" It is one of the major stones for use in the third-eye/crown area during healing, during guided meditations, and during astral travel adventures. Its positioning in this area can determine the nature and the extent of the success of the activity. One must use the intuitive capabilities to determine the correct location for each specific situation. This mineral helps one to change "painlessly" the change being toward spiritual growth and enhanced "illusion."It produces an electrical charge when in contact with ones auric field and can both strengthen and align this field with the subtle bodies.Enables independence, success, prosperity and happiness. Eliminates confusion, relieves anxiety. Helps overcome flaws and attain accomplishments. Encourages forgiveness. Increases awareness and memory. Cleanses aura. Revers body as temple. Vibrates to the number 7
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Jade   - Mohs Hardness: 6.5-7 Treatment: None - Color: Soft to medium mint green to Dark green (Jadeite - Nephrite)  
For centuries, jade was thought to be a single gemstone, but in 1863 two types were recognized: jadeite and nephrite. Nephrite is more common, but both are tough, fine-grained rocks, suitable for carving Jadeite is found in Myanmar, Guatemala, Japan, Burma, and the USA (California) Nephrite is found in Turkestan, Central Asia, Myanmar, Siberia, Russia, China, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan, Zimbabwe, Italy, Poland, Germany, and Switzerland.
The Spanish conquistadors adopted the use of jadeite when they invaded Central America, and often wore amulets made from it. Jadeite was a magical stone of Xiuhtecuhtli, the Aztec god of fire. It was also a favorite body-piercing stone of the indigenous inhabitants of Brazil and the West Indies, and highly prized as a remedy by Egyptian healers. Ax heads and other tools of jade have been found in archeological sites throughout the world.
Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps wife and mother safe. Dispels negativity. Powerful in balancing emotions. Encourages change, heroism. Promotes idealism and beauty. Increases fertility, longevity. Provides wisdom when evaluating issues or problems. Brings needed energy. Facilitates healing, meditation, astral travel and development of higher psychic abilities. Improves concentration. Encourages education. Considered a "Dream Stone." Benefits eye disorders, kidney stones and female discomfort.  Energy: Magnetic Element:  Earth and Water Planet/Sign:  Venus-Neptune/Pisces Vibrates to the number 11.

Jasper  various names and colors (See also Chalcedony)
Jasper is a massive, fine-grained, opaque variety of chalcedony, believed to protect against sight defects and drought. It occurs in shades of brown, grayish blue, red, yellow, and green and mixtures of these. Found in India, Venezuela, Russia, France, Germany, and in the USA
Works directly on the animal soul to heighten and intensify primal awareness. It is both a divinatory and a "karmic" stone, and may be used to control psychic reactions and automatic responses Some Native American tribes use jasper to make rain. This stone may also cure snake bite by drawing venom from the wound. Red jasper may be worn for protection. Clear the mind with yellow jasper. Brown jasper is an aid to concentration and may be worn for centering and grounding. Healing PROPERTIES: Enhances confidence, understanding. Brings greater truth, destiny, monetary wealth. Can locate lost people or objects. Helps overcome jealousy. Augments dream awareness. Reputed to be a talisman for courage - all colors. Known as "The Mother of all Stones." Strong healing qualities, mainly for the physical body. Soothes nerves. Benefits queasy stomach, hearing problems, consumption, hemorrhage and emphysema.
Energy:  Electric Element:  Air and fire Planet/Sign:  Mercury/Virgo; Jupiter/Sagittarius. Vibrates to the number 6.

Jet  is organic in origin.
Like coal, it was formed from the remains of wood immersed in stagnant water millions of years ago, then compacted and fossilized by the pressures of burial. Jet is black or dark brown but may contain pyrite inclusions, which have a brassy color and metallic luster. Jet takes a good polish and is often faceted. When burned or touched with a hot needle, it exudes the characteristic smell of coal.
Found in England, Spain, France, Germany, Poland, India, Turkey, the former USSR, China and the USA. Jet was popular for mourning jewelry in the 19th century because of its somber color and modest appearance, and it has been traditionally fashioned into rosaries for monks. Jet has also been known as black amber, as it may induce an electric charge like that of amber when rubbed. Powdered jet added to water or wine was believed to have medicinal powers.
Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps father safe. Brings success, prosperity, happiness. Enhances dream process. Improves memory. Dispels fear and cowardice. Protects against violence and illness. Promotes acceptance. Reveres body as temple. Cleanses aura. Provides comfort. Benefits headaches, asthma. Vibrates to the number 4.
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Labradorite  
Labradorite is the plagioclase feldspar that is most commonly faceted as a gemstone. It may be orange, yellow, colorless, or red, but the material that shows a play of color, or "schiller," is the most popular for use in jewelry. Found in Labrador (Canada), Finland, Norway, and the former USSR
Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps one centered. Brings joy, kindness. Provides variety, good fortune. Energizes and balances mental plane. Beneficial for healing infections. Vibrates to the numbers 6 and 7.

Lapis Lazuli  - Mohs Hardness: 5-6 - Treatment: None;polished with paraffin wax - Color: Royal blue to Denim blue (Denim Lapis Lazuli)
Lapis lazuli is a blue rock made up of several different minerals, including lazurite, sodalite, hauyne, calcite, and pyrite. The composition and color of lapis lazuli varies, but it is the intense dark blue, with minor patches of white calcite and brassy yellow pyrite, that is considered to be the best quality.
Found in Afghanistan, Argentina, Russia (Lake Baikal), Angola, Pakistan, Chile, Canada and the USA (California and Colorado)
Lapis lazuli has been worn in the belief that it will protect the wearer from evil.
Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps father safe. Attracts good fortune. Brings inner peace, tranquility, happiness. Heightens concentration, clarity and instincts. Promotes success in love matters. Encourages cheerfulness, self-confidence. Enhances psychic vision. Proficient in healing. Good for meditation. Bestows greater awareness of inner self. Provides sense of general well-being. Brings illumination. Advocates creative expression. Helps in judicial matters. Influences cosmic consciousness. Assists during time of mourning. Releases tension, anxiety. Aids sleep. Symbolizes the warmth and lasting presence of the Sun. Activates thyroid gland. Benefits blood circulation, childbirth, digestion and feminine discomfort.
Energy:  Magnetic Element:  Water Planet/Sign:  Moon/Cancer; Mercury/Gemini; Saturn-Uranus/Aquarius. Vibrates to the number 3.
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Lepidolite  
Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps father safe. Promotes success, prosperity. Magnet like qualities, attracts. Enables forgiveness. Attracts much happiness. Increases memory, faith. Encourages openness, accomplishments. Honors body as temple. Cleanses aura. Considered a "Dream Stone." High lithium content reduces stress and tension. Aids sleep. Benefits muscles and heart.
Vibrates to the number 8.
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Malachite  - Mohs Hardness: 3.5-4 - Treatment: None - Color: Green with color banding
Malachite is usually found in opaque green masses, its color derived from copper. Crystals are too small for faceting, but the massive material is carved or polished in many ways to reveal the alternating bands of light and dark green. In the past, malachite was worn to ward off danger and illness.
Found in small quantities worldwide, and in larger quantities in copper-mining areas. Zaire is the most important producer.
Malachite was considered an appropriate talisman for children. Evil spirits were kept at bay and babies slept soundly if a malachite were attached to the side of the infants cradle. Germans believed that the malachite would protect them against falling; it was thought to warn the wearer of impending disaster by cracking into several pieces prior to the incident. Because of the swirling patterns inherent in the stone, malachite was also popular in Italy as protection against the Evil Eye.
The Egyptians used malachite as early as 4000 B.C. for amulets, jewelry and cosmetics (powdered eye shadow.) - During the Middle Ages, malachite was worn for proteciton from sorcery and black magic.
Energy:  Magnetic Element:  Earth and Water Planet/Sign:  Venus-Neptune/Pisces. Vibrates to the number 9.

Moldavite - also called Bouteille Stone, Water Chrysolite  
Moldavite is a tekite that is found in Czechoslovakia and was formed during meteoritic action which produced a "strew field" of this beautiful green stone. It is one of the rarest varieties of tekite, was formed over 15 million years ago, and is the only known "gem quality" stone of extra-terrestrial origin.
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Moldavite is a stone to serve the inhabitants of this planet. It stimulates cooperation between those of extra-terrestrial origins and those who are experiencing life on Earth. It carries one beyond the mirage of life, to a home from which one has been absent, providing the image of eternity and the vision and energy to translate the image into reality.
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Moldavite works quite well at the third-eye, the throat chakra, and in the area of the crown chakra.
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It works well with quartz, which adds the factors of amplification, stabilization, and a wide energy range, to the focused and specific access capabilities of Moldavite. It also works extremely well with sugilite, celestite, aquamarine, diamond, lapis, and opal, producing overwhelming combinations of qualities which are quite conducive to healing.
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Power of attraction, brings money. Encourages generosity. Helps cope with death. Enables one to receive. Provides clarity, Soothes emotions. Attracts astral forces. Assists psychic talents, mediumship, access to astral plane. Bestows truth, illumination. Promotes higher awareness. Good for meditation. Stimulates alignment with higher self. Helps avoid negative conditions or situations. Balances and heals physical body, mind. Benefits blood circulation, constipation, and fevers.
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Energy:  Electric Element:  Air and Fire Planet/Sign:  Mercury/Virgo; Jupiter/Sagittarius
Vibrates to the numbers 2 and 6.

Moonstone   - Mohs Hardness: 6-6.5 - Treatment: None - Color: Soft milky white with grey and blue iridescence
Moonstone is the opalescent variety of orthoclase, with a blue or white sheen like the shine of the moon. This is caused by the reflection of light from the internal structure, made up of alternating layers of albite and orthoclase feldspar. Found in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, Australia, Madagascar, Brazil, Mexico, Tanzania, European Alps, and the USA
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The Orientals believed moonstone to be a "good luck" stone. It is also a sacred stone of India and is usually displayed on a yellow cloth in that country because yellow is considered a most holy color there. In medieval times, Moonstone was a popular gift for lovers. Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps sister and journey safe. Used as a talisman for attraction, cleansing, good fortune, protection. Attracts tranquility, harmony, telepathy. Arouses tender passions. Brings happiness. Helps unblock feelings, align and balance emotional self. Enhances perception, judgment. Enables one to meet and conquer challenges. Lightens anxiety, stress. Good for meditation. Facilitates dream awareness, greater consciousness, psychic vision and awakening. Affinity for healing stomach. Benefits feminine discomfort, leg cramps, swollen glands, insomnia, bladder problems and adrenal glands.
Energy:  Magnetic Element:  Water Planet/Sign:  Moon; Venus-Neptune/Pisces   Vibrates to the number 4.
Moss Agate (see also Chalcedony)
Healing PROPERTIES: Encourages use of logic. Maintains focus. Summons the Great Masters.Brings higher love. Enhances imagination. Provides inspiration, greater maturity. Fosters attention and discipline. Benefits chest area, heart trouble, inflammation.

Mother of Pearl  - Mohs Hardness: 3.5 - Treatment: None (see Pearls)
The inner nacreous layer of a mollusk, or sometimes of a snail shell which has an iridescent play of color. The mother-of-pearl of the pearl mussel is most often used. Accordingly, the main suppliers are the pearl farms. The basic color is usually white; it is naturally dark in the mother-of-pearl from Tahiti..
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Obsidian - Astrological Sign of Sagittarius - Elemental (see types below)
Obsidian is a natural glass. It is formed from volcanic lava that cooled too quickly for significant crystallization to occur. The color may be uniform, striped, or spotted. Some inclusions give obsidian a metallic sheen, while internal bubbles or crystals produce a "snowflake" effect (called snowflake obsidian) or an iridescence seen as flashes of color.
Found in Hawaii, Japan, Java, Iceland, Hungary, Lipari Islands of Italy, the former USSR, Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala.
Dark nodules found in Arizona and New Mexico are called "Apache tears." Obsidian has been used since prehistoric times for making tools, weapons, masks, mirrors, and jewelry. The very sharp shards of the natural glass have been fashioned as blades, arrowheads, and daggers. Today most obsidian jewelry comes from North and Central America.
Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps husband safe. Positive influence on family. Enhances sense of discipline. Encourages fidelity, integrity. Maintains focus. Connects and balances mind, emotions. Attracts the Great Masters. Brings higher love. Expands concentration, inner vision. Provides strength and wisdom. Reflects ones flaws then helps determine the necessary changes. Slight masculine energy. Benefits stomach, heart and intestines. Energy:  Magnetic Element:  Earth and Fire Planet/Sign:  Saturn; Mars-Pluto
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Vibrates to the number 1.
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Here is a list of various types:
Apache Tear - Astrological Sign of Aries - Vibrates to the number 6.
Black, Grey, Brown - Astrological Sign of Sagittarius - Vibrates to the number 1.
Blue - Astrological Sign of Aquarius - Vibrates to the number 5.
Blue/Green - Astrological Sign of Scorpio - Vibrates to the number 9.
Electric-Blue Sheen - Astrological Sign of Sagittarius - Vibrates to the number 7.
Gold Sheen - Astrological Sign of Sagittarius - Vibrates to the number 9.
Green - Astrological Sign of Gemini - Vibrates to the number 5.
Mahogany - Astrological Sign of Libra - Vibrates to the number 4.
Purple - Astrological Sign of Virgo - Vibrates to the number 8.
Purple - Astrological Sign of Sagittarius - Vibrates to the number 5.
Rainbow - Astrological Sign of Libra - Vibrates to the number 2.
Red - Astrological Sign of Leo - Vibrates to the master number 55.
Red and Black - Astrological Signs of Leo and Sagittarius - Vibrates to the number 3.
Red, Black, and Snowflake - Astrological Sign of Sagittarius - Vibrates to the number 1.
Silver Sheen - Astrological sign of Sagittarius - Vibrates to the number 2.
Snowflake - Astrological Sign of Virgo - Vibrates to the number 8.
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Opal - Mohs Hardness: 5-6.5 - Treatment: None - Color: Multicolor (AAA-Grade), blue/green (AA-grade), red/green (A-grade) or white-based (B-grade)
Wide range of colors. Opals foster love, passion, loyalty, faithfulness, emotional expressiveness, warmth, spontaneity and dramatic ability. Also associated with peace, and consciousness. Sometimes considered unlucky, but this is only because modern people fear their emotional side. A very emotionally responsive stone. BLACK OPAL promotes cosmic awareness and oceanic consciousness. BOULDER OPAL foster creativity and originality. FIRE OPAL inspires dynamic energy and intensity. SONOMA OPAL induces emotional stability. WHITE OPAL enhances competency and efficiency.
Opal is amired for its distinctive play of color, is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water. Ancient Romans believed opal to be a symbol of hope because it contains the colors of the raainbow. Arabs thought opals obtained their fiery colors while falling from heaven in flashes of lightning.
GILSON created opals - Mohs Hardness: 7 - Labratory grown - color: Black body color with varying degrees of red, blue, yellow and green.
These precisely calibrated, durable opaals have no residual water content, can withstand heat and are safe for stone-in-place casting.
Vibrates to the number 8 .

Opalite - see calcedony
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Pearls  - Mohs Hardness: 2.5-4.5 - Treatment: most are bleached then dyed
Pearls are formed in shellfish - especially oysters and mussels - as a natural defense against an irritant such as a piece of grit. Layers of aragonite, known as nacre, are secreted around the irritant and gradually build up to form the solid pearl. Light reflecting from these overlapping layers produces a characteristic iridescent luster, also known as the "orient of pearl." An irritant is introduced to initiate the formation of a cultured pearl. In a "nucleated" cultured pearl a small bead is used as the nucleus upon which the layers of nacre are secreted. Pearls vary in color form white, or white with a hint of color (often pink) to brown or black, depending on the type of mollusk and the water. They are sensitive to acids, dryness, and humidity, and so are less durable than many other gems.
Natural pearls have been harvested from the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Manaar (Indian Ocean), and the Red Sea for thousands of years. The coasts of Polynesia and Australia produce mainly cultured pearls. Both freshwater and saltwater pearls are cultivated in Japan and China. Freshwater pearls occur in the rivers of Scotland, Ireland, France, Austria, Germany, and the USA (Mississippi)
Pearls were once thought to be the tears of the gods. A pearl water tonic can be made to increase vitality, relieve eye strain, and soothe burning urination: place several small pearls in water overnight and drink the following day. This tonic is a natural antacid and anti-inflammatory.
Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps children safe. Symbolizes faith, charity, innocence. Maintains focus. Emphasizes personal integrity. Eliminates misfortune. Attunes Chakras. Brings clarity. Energy:  Magnetic Element:  Water Planet/Sign:  Moon; Cancer/Scorpio/Pisces
Vibrates to the number 7.

Peridot - Mohs Hardness: 6.5-7 - Treatment: None - Color: Medium green
Yellow-green, olive-green, brown. Also known as Olivine or Chrysolite. Inspires healing, renewal, purification, rebirth and growth. It alleviates anger, jealousy and irritation. It is associated with stress reduction, relaxation, healthy vigor, recuperative abilities, comfort and intuition. Especially good for healing the healers.
It can be used to magnify the inner aspects of any situation or circumstance. It furthers the understanding of those changes which are occurring in ones life and assists one in the recognition of the detrimental patterns which have been the basis for impairment in attaining that which is necessary for growth.
It can be used to cleanse and to stimulate the heart and solar plexus chakras, bringing openness and acceptance in the intellectual pursuit of matters of love and relationships.
Peridot is an excellent healing stone, acting as a "tonic" to both strengthen and regenerate the body. It can be used in the treatment of disorders of the heart, lungs, spleen, and intestinal tract. It is also used to strengthen the eyesight in conditions of astigmatism and nearsightedness. It can be used to provide relief from, and to provide for the healing of, ulcers of the stomach and duodenum. It has been used as a facilitator for the birthing process, stimulating contractions and facilitating the opening of the birth canal.
Vibrates to the numbers 5, 6, and 7.

Petrified Wood
Fossilized trees. Grays, reds, browns. Associated with stability, security, strength, longevity, grounding, calmness and wisdom. Helps us communicate with trees. Teaches us to respect old people and ancient knowledge.
Petrified wood is also a "stone of transformation," assisting one to advance to ones highest chosen level, to commence ascension to a higher aspect of the self, and to recognize that no action unnecessary - but that all actions bring one to ones ultimate purpose.
Vibrates to the master number 77.

Pietersite
Pietersite crystallizes in the form of masses, the structure a result of inclusions in jasper where the inclusions are pseudomorphs after asbestos. The color is blue/black and the mineral exhibits a chatoyant quality. It was discovered by SId Pieters, Windhoek, Namibia, and is truly lovely.
Pietersite has been said to contain the "keys to the kingdom of heaven," dispelling illusion and assisting one in the recognition of the beauty of the soul. It exhibits an energy conducive to the actualization of the loving characteristics of the "brotherhood" of humanity. It brings the potential of the individual to the perfection of the source of all being, stimulating dignified power and loving guidance. It promotes loyalty to the self and to the ultimate experience of life.
This mineral can be used to stimulate the pituitary gland to provide the proper regulation of the other endocrine glands and to produce, in the proper quantity, the hormones concerned with growth, sex, metabolism, blood pressure, and body temperature.
Vibrates to the number 9.

Pipestone
Keeps wife safe. Increases psychic awareness, clairvoyance. Brings greater joy. Considered a sacred stone. Useful for meditation. Provides access to spiritual and astral planes. Stimulates healing process. Benefits fevers.

Pit Firing
Pit-firing is a primitive way of firing clay without a kiln - it's firing in a controlled bonfire. "Pit" refers to a hole in the ground, or a container that would serve as a pit. The first form of firing clay was done in a camp fire by primitive man. A camp fire is refered to as an "open face pit." The pit enables the fire to be contained and maintains the heat allowing higher temperatures to be reached.

Prehnite
Color: Yellow-green, brown-yellow. Transparent, translucent. Named after Dutch colonel. It has a vitreous to mother-of-pearl luster. Prehnite cats eye occurs. Deposits are found in Australia, China, Scotland, South Africa, and the USA.
This mineral can be used to facilitate contact with impalpable entities via the visualization process and through meditation. It provides for contact with the entity as determined by the direction of the user; the direction of the user being determined by a conscious decision or an unconscious desire.
It is a "stone for dreaming and remembering." It also advances the state of meditation and furthers the avenues available during this unencumbered state.
It enhances ones ability for prophesy, bringing in the aid of the Divine to inspire. It allows the inner "knowing" to prepare, in advance, for situations of which one has no prior conscious knowledge; in these cases, prehnite is considered the stone to assure that the "commandment" to "always be prepared" is followed. The actual predictions which this stone facilitates are usually precise and accurate. Use of prehnite for the activity of prediction should not be taken lightly; the most accurate predictions are made available when the concerns are for ones personal spiritual growth.
It can be used in the treatment of disorders of the kidneys, the bladder, and the connective tissues, and for gout and anemic disorders of the blood.
Vibrates to the number 5.

Pyrite  (also called Fools Gold)
With its brassy yellow color, pyrite is often mistaken for gold. It occurs as cubes that have twelve faces, each with five edges. Pyrite has been used in jewelry for thousands of years, and examples from the ancient civilizations of the Greeks, Romans, and Incas have been found.

The name comes from the Greek work pry, meaning fire. If you strike Pyrite with a hammer, you will cause sparks.

Pyrite is found in North America, Chile, and Peru. It is used for divination and healing by the medicine people of some North American Indian tribes. Mexican Indians make beautiful pyrite mirrors, which like the Mexican obsidian mirrors, were perhaps also used for scrying.

Polished pyrite is an excellent divinatory tool. It may also be used to focus the attention, transmit healing energy, or to attract money and good health.

Healing PROPERTIES: Brings strength, awareness of inner self. Conveys inner peace. Stimulates emotional body. Aids cleansing process. Promotes communication. Protects from illness. Improves circulation. Beneficial for digestion, oxygenating blood.

Energy:  Electric Element:  Air Planet/Sign:  Mercury/Gemini; Moon/Cancer; Saturn-Uranus/Aquarius
Vibrates to the number 3.
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Quartz  (Rock crystal)
Colorless and transparent, rock crystal is the most widely distributed variety of quartz, one of the most common minerals of the Earths crust. The crystals are usually found as colorless hexagonal prisms, with pyramidal ends and striations perpendicular to their length; they are often twinned.

Found worldwide, but the most important sources of rock crystal are in Brazil. Other localities include the Swiss and French Alps, Madagascar, Russia, and the USA (the most beautiful from Arkansas).

The name "quartz" comes from the reek word krustallos, meaning ice. It was thought that quartz was ice formed by the gods. Since the Middle Ages, crystal balls made of rock crystal have been used to predict the future. Today, rock crystal is used in lamps, lenses, and the manufacture of glass and precision instruments.

Quartz crystals have been used for magical and/or healing purposes since the beginning of time as we know it. Some say the crystal was known in the days when Atlantis and Lemuria were still on the map. Magicians and occultists have used crystal balls for scrying and divination for centuries, while crystal bowls have long been popular tools for aura balancing and healing. Water-filled crystal bowls were once used to dowse the physical body for imbalances.

Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps brother and journey safe. Attraction like qualities, enables one to receive. Brings health, good fortune, prosperity. Extensive use in meditation, spiritual development. Promotes confidence. Eases melancholy. Enhances instincts, imagination, dream perception and telepathy. Balances emotions. Brings love, harmony. Encourages perseverance, patience. Imparts psychic vision, illumination. Provides restful sleep. Aids in concentration, meeting and conquering challenges. Receives, activates, stores, transmits and amplifies energy. Stimulates thought forms. Benefits hemorrhage, emphysema, consumption and eyesight.

Energy:  Electric Element:  Fire and Air Planet/Sign:  Sagittarius; Mercury/Virgo
Vibrates to the number 4.
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Reticulation
is a process of heating and cooling metal to allow it to draw itself into ridges and valleys, creating a unique texture - this is unpredictable and no two reticulated pieces will turn out identical. This process takes patience, concentration, and great care in using the torch.
Rhodochrosite - Mohs Hardness: 3.5-4.5 - Treatment: None - Color: Dark to medium rose pink, usually with light creme-colored banding.
Rose or peach-colored, with white band. Healing, comfort, harmony, amity and friendship. Promotes smooth energy flow, emotional expressiveness, kindness, tolerance, compassion and self-love. Helps us live our spiritual beliefs.
It facilitates balancing of the mental process such that the attunement to the higher-self can be attained, and ones awareness and spirituality can be enhanced. It assists in expanding ones conscious awareness of duality and allows for recognition and insight with respect to the method[s] by which the pervasive presence of duality affects ones life. It also assists one in the attainment of the solution to the puzzling concept relating to the contradiction of the duality of nature. It further assists one in accelerating the expansion of ones consciousness, and to both understand and initiate the practice of intensive relaxation, acceptance, and balancing. The crystalline structures are especially beneficial in these areas.
It removes tendencies toward avoidance or denial, and helps one to be willing to both accept and to integrate "new" information while maintaining a clarity of intellect and a moderate ideal of practicality. It assists one in the reinterpretation of traditional values, allowing for the reemergence and the re-actualization of the validity of living expression in all situations.
Vibrates to the number 4.

Rhodonite
Rhodonite has a distinct pink or rose red color, although material containing black veins is more popular than a uniform pink. Massive rhodonite is usually opaque to translucent and is carved or cut as cabochons or beads. Found in the Urals (Russia), Sweden, and Australia, Brazil, Mexico, the USA (New Jersey), Canada, Italy, India, Madagascar, South Africa, Japan, New Zealand, and England This stone may engender balance through strength of will. As a "karma" stone, it may also accelerate the inevitable consequences of cause and effect. Pink rhodonite helps us to monitor our thoughts, desires, words, actions, and responses, while the brownish red and flesh red stones encourage self-discipline, stability, moral courage, and faith. Healing PROPERTIES: Brings good luck, improved health. Enhances greater vision. Promotes good will, inspiration. Provides sense of direction. Helps overcome depression, loneliness. Attracts the Great Spirit. Energy:  Electric Element:  Earth and Fire Planet/Sign:  Venus/Libra
Vibrates to the number 7.

Rose Quartz - Mohs Hardness: 7 - Treatment: Dyed to enhance color - Color: Light to medium pink to nearly white
Pink. Enhances all forms of love: self-love, mother love, caring, kindness, platonic and romantic love. Opens our hearts and encourages us to be tender, peaceful and gentle. Emanates unconditional love and nurturance and helps us attract positive, gentle love into our lives. Teaches forgiveness and tolerance.
Vibrates to the number 7.

Ruby - Mohs Hardness: 9 - Treatment: Usually heat-treated - Color: Plum red
A red member of the Corundum family. Fosters integrity, devotion, happiness, healing, courage, passion, romance, enthusiasm and generosity. Also evokes warmth, inspiration, prosperity, high energy, power and leadership ability.
Red Star Ruby (laboratory grown)
Vibrates to the number 3.

Rutilated Quartz
Promotes determination, self-control, strength of will, resolve, self-reliance, volition, steadfastness and firmness. Good for people who have trouble making decisions. Also associated with happiness, communication with spirit guardians and general healing.
Vibrates to the number 4.

Rhyolite  (Astrological Sing of Sagittarius)
Rhyolite crystallizes in the form of fine-grained felsite, consisting mainly of alkaline feldspars and quartz. The color ranges include all colors except for dark gray, dark green, and black. Occasionally the form is fashioned to show a spider webbing, which is quite lovely.
This mineral represents change, variety, and progress. It lights the fire of creativity within the soul, bringing to fruition the quests upon which one has longed to travel. It further assists in providing insight to the subtle energy channels within the body and in promoting insight with respect to the process by which one may raise the energy, breaking through the barriers of the mind, to ultimately reach the profound, transcendental, and joyous state of knowing. it helps one to strengthen both body and mind and to learn how to enjoy the vast potential within the self. It is an excellent stone for promulgating , with humility, the concept and actualization of self-realization.
Rhyolite is also an excellent stone for meditation, bringing forth a systematic methodology, with an emphasis on the search for the highest truth which is inherent in each individual. It can assist one in the advancement of astuteness in all activities, allowing for the understanding that selfless action is as meditation. The energy can assist one to process "things" from the past and to clear the way toward the progression of the future, encouraging focus on each moment in time as it exists in the "now". It is a "stone of resolution", bringing the unresolved to completion.
Rhyolite can be used in the treatment of disorders of the veins, to dispel chills, to eliminate rashes and skin disorders, and to improve the assimilation and action of B-complex vitamins. It has also been used as an elixir to increase stamina and to improve muscular tone.
Vibrates to the number 4.
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Sapphire - Mohs Hardness: 9 - Vibrates to the number 2.
A member of the Corundum family. DARK BLUE SAPPHIRE inspires creative expression, intuition and meditation. GREEN SAPPHIRE brings luck. ORANGE SAPPHIRE, also known as Padparadschah, augments wisdom, optimism and friendliness. PINK SAPPHIRE encourages generosity, love and loyalty. WHITE SAPPHIRE is associated with self-appreciation and spiritual development. YELLOW SAPPHIRE enhances intellect, study, knowledge and memory.
STAR SAPPHIRE (Astrological Signs of Sagittarius & Capricorn) vibrates to the number 6. Star Sapphire enhances the centering of ones thoughts. It brings the knowledge of human nature to the user and enhances the ability to understand the intentions of another. It helps to make one cheerful and friendly.
It can also facilitate contact with the advanced beings of planetary worlds other than the Earth plane. It is knows as "stone of wisdom and good luck" - helping one to regain the conscious recognition of the perfect order of the universe which exists at birth.
Blue Star Sapphire - (Labratory grown)

Sardonyx
A form on Onyx with white and red bands. Fosters luck, friendship, happiness, good fortune, romance and marriage. Protective of the young and of those who try new things. Associated with stamina, vigor, energy, creativity. Teaches us to love nature's wild places and inhabitants.
Vibrates to the number 3.

Serpentine
The name serpentine refers to a group of predominately green minerals that occur in masses of tiny inter grown crystals. The two main types used in jewelry are bowenite (translucent green or blue-green) and the rarer williamsite (translucent, oily green, veined or spotted with inclusions). Found in New Zealand, China, Afghanistan, South Africa, Italy, England, and the USA. Italian streghe or witches believe that small pebbles of serpentine afford protection from the bites of venomous creatures, mainly because the green color streaked with white resembles snakeskin. If a person has already been bitten by a snake or poisonous insect, the stone is thought to draw out the toxins. Keeps father safe. Brings happiness, success. Manifests desires and dreams. Promotes acceptance, friendliness and independence. Provides stronger faith. Effective as a temple stone in meditation, calling upon the Great Spirit. Cleanses aura. Eases swelling and pain. Benefits asthma, hepatitis. Energy:  Magnetic Element:  Earth and Water Planet/Sign:  Venus-Neptune/Pisces
Vibrates to the number 8.

Shattuckite
Found in Arizona in copper mining areas. Combination of 3 minerals - Chrysocolla, malachite and azurite. A new mineral combination.
Shattuckite crystallizes in the form of masses and fibers. It exhibits pleochroism which ranges from light to dark blue. It is a form of plancheite.
This mineral both stimulates and combines the energies of the throat chakra and the third-eye, producing clear concise verbalization of psychic visions and the contacts with other worlds.
It can be used in the process of channeling information from the spirit world, as well as in communication between this physical world and extraterrestrial worlds. It does not facilitate the contact, but allows for precision in the communication after the contact has been accomplished.
Vibrates to the number 2.

Silver {Astrological Signs of Cancer and Aquarius)
Pure silver, like pure gold is too soft for most uses and is often alloyed. Though many metals may be used, copper is preferred since it greatly toughens the alloy without detracting from the bright shine characteristic of silver.
.999 Silver used in our work is from PMC (Precious Metal Clay) - this is a pure silver with no alloys and will not tarnish as quickly as sterling silver.
STERLING is the alloy most commonly used in jewelry making and silversmithing. It was adopted as a standard alloy in England in the 12th century when King Henry II imported refiners from an area of Germany known as the Easterling. The product they made was of a consistent quality and came into usage as currency 1300 when it was known as Easterling silver. Sterling - the standard of purity for silver -
The term STERLING SILVER denotes any silver alloy in which pure silver makes up at least 92.5% of the content. This is what it means when 925 is referred to or stamped on silver pieces.
An elemental metal. Fosters hope, meditation, unconditional love, mothering, nurturance, grounding, appreciation of women and nature, mystic visions, spiritual and romantic love, tenderness, kindness, sensitivity and psychic abilities. This metal is sacred to the Moon Goddess
Silver brings one "the advantage" throughout life. It can be used to improve ones quality of speech and can bring eloquence to conversations. It tends to bring an air of culture to ones presence and to eliminate abrasive traits while promoting popularity.
It can draw forth negativity from the body while transferring the positive forces of the other mineral; hence, it performs as a balancing agent.
Silver is used extensively with gem stones because the metal is able to both attract and retain, unto itself, those qualities that are emitted by the stone. The silver provides a steadying influence for the jewel. It is also used during the preparation of elixirs to energize the primary mineral for use in the elixir.
Vibrates to the number 4.
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Sodalite
Sodalite, whose name reflects its sodium content, is found in all shades of blue and is a major constituent of the rock lapis lazuli - so the two are easily confused. However, unlike lapis lazuli, sodalite very rarely contains brassy pyrite specks. Found in Italy, Brazil (Bahia), Canada (Ontario), India, Greenland, Russia (Urals), Namibia, and the USA (Montana & Nevada) The most important commercial source of sodalite is Bancroft in Ontario, Canada. It was discovered during a royal visit by Princess Margaret of England. For this reason, sodalite from Bancroft is sometimes called Princess Blue. Sodalite may be useful for balancing the metabolism. it is also a good shock absorber, and may be used to combat the negative effects of radioactive materials and treatments, such as X-rays, radiation, and chemotherapy. Sodalite is a record-keeper, and is easily impressed with new ideas and emotions. It is an excellent memory bank and can help you follow the track of previous incarnational experiences. Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps sister and journey safe. Attraction abilities. Protects from danger. Helps overcome despair. Facilitates ability to think rationally and derive logical conclusions. Brings mental balance, independence, good judgment, heightened perception. Enhances dreams, provides awakening. Eases path towards accomplishment. Expands consciousness. Helpful with careers and transitions. Fosters attraction, positive attitude toward others. Benefits swollen glands, insomnia, adrenal gland and intestinal worms. Energy:  Electromagnetic Element:  Air and Water Planet/Sign:  Moon/Cancer; Mercury/Gemini; Saturn-Uranus/Aquarius
Vibrates to the number 4.

Soo Chow (see Serpentine)
Heat treated serpentine

Spinel - {Elemental Astrological Signs of Sagittarius and Aries}
Many large red stones formerly thought to be rubies or red diamonds recently have been correctly identified as spinel. They are very brilliant and come in many colors including red, pink, blue, and green. They are said to relieve stress and depression and assist with mental rejuvenation.
The energy of spinel is the energy of beauty. It is known as a "stone of immortality" bringing freshness to all endeavors and initiating rejuvenation to that which is beginning to degrade.
Vibrates to the number 3

Sugilite - {also known as Royal Lavulite and Royal Azel}
Dark purple in color. Helps us attain conscious awareness, spirituality, positive thoughts and feelings as well as channeling ability. It helps our souls remain unhurt by the shocks and disappointments of the world.
It can be used to protect against the harsh realities of this world and to enable one to willingly accept being here and living now.
It can be used to eliminate hostility - it is quite difficult for one to remain hostile toward oneself; in addition, and following the same logic, it can also be used to eliminate anger, abrasiveness, jealousy, and prejudice.
It is wonderful to wear or carry - it gives one a feeling of being free - being on top of a mountain with the breeze ruffling your hair. It infuses the being with inspiration and confidence.
It is an excellent remedy for headaches; one can hold a piece of sugilite containing the black manganese in order to allow pain to be transferred to the manganese/sugilite stone. It has been used to dispel all types of discomforts and feelings of disorder.
Astrological sign of Virgo
Vibrates to the numberd 2, 3, and 7.

Sunstone
A metallic shiny plagioclase feldspar; named after a type of glass that was discovered by chance (Italian - a vantura) around 1700. Typically, it has a red, more rarely a green or blue, glitter which is caused by light interference on tiny hematite or goethite platelets. Deposits are found in India, Canada, Madagascar, Norway, Russia (Siberia,) and the USA.
Inspires freedom, originality, sensuality, romance, sexuality, independence and luck.
Vibrates to the number 1.

Swarovski Austrian Crystal
Swarovski crystal is not quartz crystal, which is mined and found naturally in nature.It is also not just cut glass. Simple glass does not have the brilliance or rainbow refraction. It is finest full cut and polished crystal with a high lead content which accounts for its brilliance and refraction of light. Each piece is full cut, polished and assembled with the highest quality standards. Lead crystal is made from a mixture of silica (sand), potash and lead oxide. To be considered "lead crystal" the content of lead oxide must be at least 24%. It is this mixture that offers exceptional clarity and prismatic colors. The exclusive Swarovski formula is, of course, a closely guarded secret, as are the cutting and polishing techniques. Crystal making requires unique manufacturing technologies because the material must be worked while extremely hot and the forming operations must be completed in a very short time. Each piece, created by hand, is worked by as many as seven craftspeople. This hand process results in a truly unique piece.
The pieces are highly valued by collectors and the retired pieces and closed editions which are no longer available from Swarovski often fetch astronomical sums in the secondary market. The same is, of course, true for the SCS Annual Editions which are only available to Swarovski Collectors Society members (one piece per member per year) and which are only available during their year of issue. The Swarovski crystal and Swarovski Jewelry is covered by a global warranty policy for quality.
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Tiger Opal (see Jasper)

Tiger's Eye - Mohs Hardness: 7- Treatment: None - Color: Shades of honey yellow and brown
Formed from hawk's eye where the iron in inclusions of crocidolite has oxidized to a brown color, keeping the fibrous structure. The luster is silky with a wavy light-ray on fractures. Typically displays stripes, because included fibers are crooked or bent. It is sensitive to acids. Found in South Africa (where the export of raw material is forbidden), also in Australia, Burma (Myanmar), India, Namibia, and the USA (California)
Tiger's eye quartz contains the gentle grounding energy of Earth. It is stabilizing, enduring, and can help build confidence and increase one's sense of security. Tiger's Eye can help us to recognize our personal resources and use our abilities to attain our dreams because it is an excellent stone for developing and encouraging discipline and concentration, especially in children. This stone may bring abundance, prosperity, and financial independence to the wearer.
Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps children safe. Brings awareness of the needs of self and others. Helps settle disputes. Attracts good luck. Aids during periods of transition. Encourages clear perception, grounding, centering and insight. Provides calming effect. Brings greater joy. Stimulates astral travel. Contains slight masculine energy. Benefits digestive organs, spleen, colon, pancreas, and infections. Energy:  Electric Element:  Fire and Air Planet/Sign:  Sagittarius; Mercury/Virgo
Vibrates to the number 4.

Tiger Iron (Astrological Sign of Leo)
Is comprised of gold tiger eye, red jasper, and black hematite. It combines the qualities of these three minerals.
It can also be used to assist in creative endeavors, prompting the artistic abilities toward wondrous beauty and works, revealing the ultimate in balance and mathematical exactitude.
It helps one to find havens of refuge when danger is perceived.
In addition, it stimulates the physical vitality to "put a tiger in your tank." It has been used to promote the assimilation of the B-complex vitamins and to increase the white/red blood cell count. It can also be used to strengthen the muscular structure, and to stimulate the production of steroids.
Vibrates to the number 7.

Topaz (Astrological Sign of Sagittarius)
BLUE TOPAZ - Mohs Hardness: 8 - Treatment: Irradiated and heat-treated - Color: Intense dark blue; color saturation increases in larger sizes.
Inspires leadership ability, psychic knowing, spiritual growth, tranquility and psychic insight. CLEAR TOPAZ helps us communicate with Nature Spirits and with all the animals and plants of the earth. GOLDEN TOPAZ builds generosity, happiness, humor, optimism, creativity, wisdom, inspiration, abundance and love. It also attracts love to us and teaches us about spiritual love. GREEN TOPAZ guides us towards forgiveness and understanding. PINK TOPAZ promotes honor and truth.
Vibrates to the number 6.

Tourmaline - Mohs Hardness: 7-7.5 - Treatment: Usually heat-treated
Tourmaline is mined in the United States, Brazil, Australia, Mexico and Russia. It became a known gemstone in the eighteenth century.
When heated, tourmaline will develop opposing electrical charges at the opposite ends of the crystal, indicating extreme focusing power.
Tourmaline works to purify the entire body, including the auric field. It is a wonderful stress reducer, perhaps due to the sheer beauty of the stone. Worn against the skin at heart level, tourmaline conveys peace and tranquility, and helps to organize scattered thoughts and emotions.
This stone is also well known for its ability to absorb tremendous amounts of negativity, both from the wearer and from the environment.
Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps wife safe. Repels "Evil Eye." Brings abundance, good luck. Promotes generosity. Dispels fear. Helps overcome inferiority complex. Assists in dealing with emotions, despair and death. Highly electromagnetic. Strong and protective influence. Helps avoid negativity. Enhances concentration, sensitivity and understanding. Encourages education, brings greater psychic awareness, clairvoyance, higher wisdom. Effective in meditation. Attracts the Great Masters. Aids access to spiritual plane. Powerful healer. Helps balance endocrine system. Energizes body and mind. Facilitates sleep. Increases energy levels. Benefits headaches and blood circulation.
Energy:  Electromagnetic Element:  Air, Earth and Fire Planet/Sign:  Mercury/Virgo; Jupiter/Sagittarius
Vibrates to the number 2.

Tremolite
Keeps brother safe. Attracts love, money. Exposes denial. Helps overcome despair, brings comfort. Promotes awareness, psychic vision and mediumship. Encourages honesty, fidelity. Protects from illness, conveys good health.
Vibrates to the number 9.

Tufa Casting
Tufa is a lightweight, highly refractory, natural pumice stone that is used primarily by the American Indians to make molds for casting "flat back" silver jewelry such as pendants and belt buckles. As in cuttle fish casting, only relatively simple shapes that do not have undercuts or intircate detail can be cast successfully. However, it is possible to reuse the tufa mold for up to twenty castings, whereas a cuttle fish mold can be used only once.

Turquoise - Mohs Hardness: 5-6 - Treatment: Matrix may be darkened to enhance beauty - Color: Ranges from sky blue, to blue-green, to yellow-green.
One of the first gemstones to be mined, turquoise has long been prized for its intense color, which varies from sky blue to green, depending on the quantities of iron and copper within it. Turquoise is commonly found in microcrystalline, massive form, usually as encrustations, in veins, or as nodules. It is opaque to semitranslucent, light and very fragile.
Found in Iran, Tibet, Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, China, Israel, Mexico, Tanzania, Chile, Australia, Turkestan, Cornwall (England), and the USA
Turquoise has been thought to warn the wearer of danger or illness by changing color.
In the thirteenth century, turquoise was the stone to wear if you didn't want to fall off a horse, a building, or a precipice, or have a house or wall fall on your head. This latter applied especially if the turquoise was set in gold. Thirteenth-century Turks often attached turquoise to the bridles of their horses as amulets to keep them from becoming ill as a result of overexertion. In medieval times, turquoise was considered to be the quintessential "horse-amulet."
During the seventeenth century, the turquoise was considered to be a man's stone; women rarely wore it.
Turquoise is also thought to be an accurate timepiece. If the stone were suspended from a thread held between the thumb and forefinger (like a pendulum) the vibrations would cause it to strike the side of a glass in such a way as to tell the correct time.
Back in the 1800's much turquoise was mined at Mount Chalchiuihtl in the Cerrillos Hills in New Mexico. The Pueblo Indians of the region greatly disapproved of this action, because to them the turquoise was (and still is) a sacred stone. In fact, a medicine man would not receive proper recognition without a turquoise in his possession. A mining disaster in the Cerrillos Hills back then buried many of the Indian miners alive, and the area remains haunted to this day.
Native Americans from New Mexico and Arizona carve turquoise into animal shapes such as frogs, birds, squirrels, bears, coyotes, and even porpoises and whales. The fetishes are usually strung together on a necklace and worn as a protective amulet. Turquoise is also a strong talisman for the hunter: a turquoise tied to a gun would ensure a swift and accurate kill.
Healing PROPERTIES: Keeps husband safe. Encourages family bonding. Promotes trust, love, kindness and innocence. Empowers artistic traits. Provides discipline, attention and understanding. Good for cleansing. Tones and strengthens entire body. Brings Master Guide, greater love. Induces enthusiasm. Stimulates tissue regeneration. Revitalizes blood, nervous system. Beneficial for circulation, bowel cramps and chest area including lungs and respiratory system.
Energy:  Magnetic Element:  Earth and Air Planet/Sign:  Venus-Neptune/Libra
Vibrates to the number 1.
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Unakite (New to the Market)
Opaque granitic rock with main parts of aggregate being quartz and feldspar as well as greenish epidote. Very compact and hard. Named after place of discovery in South Carolina, USA.
"new to the market" does not necessarily mean that this stone has not been around for a long time, but its importance for the gemstone trade has remained minor or insignificant due to its extreme rarity of occurrence in gemstone quality or because it has been poorly marketed.
Vibrates to the number 9.
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Variscite
So named (Latin- variscia) after old name for Vogtland. Mostly exists as bulbous, coarse aggregates, frequently interspersed with brown matrix; is commonly cut. Healing PROPERTIES: Stimulates emotional stability. Enhances self-confidence. Balances body and mind. Benefits heart, blood.

Verd-antique
Green to yellow rock, interspersed with white calcite or dolomite veins; a serpentinite brecia. Simply called serpentine in the trade.
Vibrates to the number 7.
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White Howlite
Howlite is mined in Nova Scotia and California Howlite reflects and transfers spirit energy throughout the body-earth, and cleanses the mind and emotions of negative thoughts and images. Energy:  Magnetic Element:  Earth and Water Planet/Sign:  Venus-Neptune/Pisces
Vibrates to the number 2.
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Zircon
Keeps sister and journey safe. Attraction attributes, protects from danger. Empowers the mind, expands perception and imagination. Stimulates emotional balance and self-esteem. Helps overcome sadness, suspicion. Enhances tranquility, harmony and telepathy. Bestows awakening. Promotes forgiveness. Balances pituitary and pineal glands. Reveres body as temple. Considered a general healer. Aids sound sleep. Contains properties similar to the diamond and quartz.
Vibrates to the number 5.
Zoisite
The mineral zoisite (named after the collector Zois) was first found in the Sau-Alp mountains in Karnten, Austria, in 1804. It was originally called saualpite, and gemstone quality specimens have only recently been found.
Healing PROPERTIES: Brings harmony. Attraction qualities. Enhances imagination. Increases perception. Promotes mental balance. Beneficial for alleviating migraine headaches.
Vibrates to the number 4.