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Crystal Lore, Legends & Myths

By Athena Perrakis
  • ISBN Code: : 1631595180
  • Publisher : Fair Winds Press
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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To access the power of crystals, you must know their stories. Crystal Lore, Legends & Myths presents the fascinating histories and legends of the world's crystals—from the first “mother” civilizations of Lemuria and Atlantis through Ancient Egypt, India, Greece, and Rome right up to the present day. Crystals, gems, and semi-precious stones have long been sought for their beauty, power, and utility. Historically used as adornments, currency, talismans, and amulets, crystals have been reputed through the ages to bestow magic and power on the user. However, in order to fully harness each stone’s unique power, one must know the unique legends and lore attached to it. Every stone has a narrative or key that unlocks its power. In Crystal Lore, Legends & Myths, leading crystal expert and metaphysical teacher Athena Perrakis presents the fascinating history of the world’s most powerful stones. Organized chronologically, and anchoring the journey in seminal moments, contexts, and civilizations that played important roles, learn the history, properties, and how to access wisdom from the crystals of: Atlantis and Lemuria; Egypt and Mesopotamia; India; Minoa, Greece, and Rome; Aaron’s breastplate from the Bible; interdimensional awareness; quantum healing; and the zodiac. Among them, discover: Lemurian seed quartz crystals, said to be implanted with wisdom by Lemurian high priests and priestesses set to be activated long after their civilization’s doomed fate. Tourmaline, which, according to ancient Egyptian legend, formed in the center of the Earth before passing through a rainbow on its way to the Sun. Cat’s eye chrysoberyl, which was used for protection among ancient Roman soldiers in battle. In Asia and the Middle East, it is recommended to protect against the evil eye. Pitdah or topaz, which ancient people believed would bring long life and prosperity and carried the illumination of God within, and was the second stone in Moses’s brother Aaron’s breastplate. Crystal Lore, Legends & Myths brings the history of gemstones and crystals to life in a way that honors the magic and mystery of a romance with gems that stretches back millennia. Learn the fascinating stories of how gems and minerals were used to raise power, store wisdom and secret teachings, and give incredible healing—and tap into the powers of the crystals yourself!

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  • Book Code : 1620557657
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 906
  • Pdf File: stones-of-the-goddess.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A practical guide to working with gemstones and crystals connected to Goddess energy for magick, healing, and transformation • 2020 Coalition of Visionary Resources Gold Award • Explores more than 100 Goddess-centered stones and crystals, including amazonite, amethyst, birthing stones, thundereggs, geodes, Lemurian seed crystals, sakura stone, yeh ming zhu, and carnelian, also known as the blood of Isis • Details each stone’s astrological and elemental correspondences, Goddess archetypes, healing properties, magickal uses, and aspects of the Divine Feminine it embodies • Includes instructions for Goddess-centered rituals, guided meditations, and spells • Explains how to create Goddess-centered crystal grids, crystal elixirs, and charm bags Part of Mother Earth, crystals and gemstones are intimate pieces of the body of the Goddess, sacred tools that can help us tap into Her energy for healing, magick, and spiritual growth. In this practical guide to working with the stones of the Goddess, Nicholas Pearson explores more than 100 gemstones and crystals strongly connected with the energies of the Divine Feminine, including old favorites like amazonite, amethyst, geodes, and carnelian (also known as the blood of Isis), alongside newer and more unusual stones such as sakura ishi, yeh ming zhu, and Lemurian seed crystals. He details each stone’s spiritual and healing properties, astrological and elemental correspondences, Goddess archetypes and lore, magickal uses, and the aspects of the Divine Feminine it embodies. Providing an overview of major Goddesses from around the world, he reveals how Goddess traditions and myths have incorporated stones throughout history. Guiding you through the basics of crystal work, including cleansing and programming, the author offers step-by-step instructions for Goddess-centered magickal rituals, guided meditations to connect with the Divine Feminine, and the use of crystals for spellcasting. He explains how to create crystal grids, including the Triple Goddess Grid and the Venus Grid; crystal elixirs, such as Aphrodite Elixir and Yemayá Essence; and crystal charm bags for purification, wealth, and a happy home. With the rebirth of the Goddess now happening after millennia of suppression, Pearson shows how, by working with gemstones and crystals, you can help restore the radiant light and limitless magick of the Divine Feminine and move humanity toward collective growth and healing. The stones of the Goddess are here to support us through practical means as well as serve as anchors for the return of the Goddess’s presence.

Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic

By Scott Cunningham
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Book Code : 0738716774
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 357
  • Pdf File: cunningham-s-encyclopedia-of-crystal-gem-metal-magic.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Practice an ancient magic that is both natural and powerful—the elemental Earth magic of crystals, stones, and metals. This comprehensive and clear guidebook by Scott Cunningham has introduced over 200,000 readers to the secrets of over 100 gems and metals. Learn how to find and cleanse stones and use them in divinations, spells, and tarot card readings. Discover how to determine the energies and stories contained within each stone, and the symbolic meanings of a stone's color and shape. Also included in this classic guide: A 16-page, full-color insert, new with this edition Birthstone and jewelry magic lore Tables listing both planetary and elementary rulers of stones, magical intentions, and magical substitutions

Gemstones

By Michael O'Donoghue
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9400911912
  • Total of Pages : 372
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 307
  • Pdf File: gemstones.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Gemstones is the first attempt in English to bring together the geological, mineralogical and gemmological developments that have taken place during the last thirty years. Though there have been many gemstone books published in that time, most have been concerned, understandably and rightly, with the science of gem testing and have covered that area very well. Details of the geological occurrence of many of the classic gemstones, and of nearly all those which have only recently been discovered, have been less adequately dealt with. Coverage has been restricted to a number of papers in a wide variety of geological and mineralogical journals. Gemstones hopes to get the balance right. In the preparation of the book all the journals and monographs in the field have been consulted so that the book should stand for some years as the authority to which gemmologists and others turn in the first instance. Ease of reference and depth of coverage make Gemstones both a reference book and a bench book. Acknow ledgements I am grateful to Brian Jackson of the Department of Geology, Royal Museums of Scotland who read the manuscript and painstakingly indicated places where amendment or alteration was needed. I am also grateful to the publishers of the books on which the line illustrations are based. The colour plates present in the book derive from a number of sources, which I would like to acknowledge as follows. Plates 1, 4-15 and 17 Crown copyright reserved.

A Lapidary of Sacred Stones

By Claude Lecouteux
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1594775087
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 153
  • Pdf File: a-lapidary-of-sacred-stones.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A comprehensive dictionary of sacred and magical gem lore that draws on the rarest source texts of Antiquity and the Middle Ages • Reveals the healing and magical virtues of familiar gemstones, such as amethyst, emerald, and diamond, as well as the lore surrounding exotic stones such as astrios, a stone celebrated by ancient magicians • Examines bezoars (stones formed in animals’ bodies) and “magnets” that attract materials other than metal • Based on ancient Arabic, Greek, Jewish, and European sources, ranging from the observations of Pliny the Elder to extremely rare texts such as the Picatrix and Damigeron’s Virtue of Stones Our ancestors believed stones were home to sacred beings of power, entities that if properly understood and cultivated could provide people protection from ill fortune, envy, and witchcraft; grant invisibility and other magical powers; improve memory; and heal the sick from a wide variety of diseases. These benefits could be obtained by wearing the stone on a ring, bracelet, or pendant; through massage treatments with the stone; or by reducing the gem into a powder and drinking it mixed with water or wine. Drawing from a wealth of ancient Arabic, Greek, Jewish, and European sources--from the observations of Pliny the Elder to extremely rare texts such as the Picatrix and Damigeron’s Virtue of Stones--Claude Lecouteux provides a synthesis of all known lore for more than 800 stones. He includes such common examples as the emerald, which when engraved with the figure of a harpy holding a lamprey in its claws will banish panic and nightmares, and beryl, which when appropriately carved can summon water spirits or win its owner high renown, as well as more exotic stones such as astrios, a stone celebrated by ancient magicians and whose center glows like a star. Lecouteux also examines bezoars--stones formed in animals’ bodies--as well as “magnets” that attract materials other than iron, such as gold, flesh, cotton, or scorpions. This comprehensive dictionary of sacred and magical gem lore, drawn from the rarest sources of Antiquity and the Middle Ages, represents a one-of-a-kind resource for gem enthusiasts and magical practitioners alike.

The Seven Archetypal Stones

By Nicholas Pearson
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1620555484
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 526
  • Pdf File: the-seven-archetypal-stones.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A guide to the mystery teachings of the mineral kingdom for catalyzing spiritual growth and healing • Focuses on 7 essential crystal and gemstone mentors: obsidian, jade, lapis lazuli, emerald, quartz, amethyst, and diamond • Integrates crystal lore from around the world with mineral science to reveal the archetypal wisdom embodied within each stone • Provides crystal healing exercises and meditations on the specific spiritual work each stone archetype supports Stones and crystals are our most ancient teachers. The relationships between the mineral kingdom and the human kingdom are as old as life itself, for the mineral kingdom--comprised of beautiful crystals, dense rocks, sands, clays, and everything in-between--is the very foundation upon which life developed on Earth. Supporting humanity through the eons, these teachers offer curative and restorative properties for healing as well as powerful guidance to catalyze spiritual growth. Integrating gemstone lore from around the world with modern mineral science, Nicholas Pearson guides readers on a journey into the inner realm of the mystery teachings of the mineral kingdom, a journey that mirrors the soul’s path to perfection. He reveals the archetypal wisdom embodied within 7 essential crystal and gemstone mentors--obsidian, jade, lapis lazuli, emerald, quartz, amethyst, and diamond--examining each stone’s mythological, historical, and cultural associations in tandem with their crystalline structure and chemical composition. He explores each stone’s healing and spiritual properties, providing practical exercises, esoteric revelations, and meditations on the specific spiritual work each stone archetype supports. Obsidian, for example, is the stone of initiation, revealing our shadow side and guiding us to places in need of light. Diamond, the final perfected stone of the seven, illuminates Divine Love, purifying us and leading our consciousness to enlightenment, cutting through any vestiges of fear or illusion because it is the hardest, sharpest, most luminous teacher the mineral kingdom has to offer. Enabling each of us to harness the power of stones for spiritual evolution and healing, this guide to the mystery teachings of the mineral kingdom shows how the ancient call to evolve with the crystals and stones that surround us lives on in an unbroken legacy.

The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art

By Grażyna Jurkowlaniec,Ika Matyjaszkiewicz,Zuzanna Sarnecka
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351681494
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 696
  • Pdf File: the-agency-of-things-in-medieval-and-early-modern-art.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume explores the late medieval and early modern periods from the perspective of objects. While the agency of things has been studied in anthropology and archaeology, it is an innovative approach for art historical investigations. Each contributor takes as a point of departure active things: objects that were collected, exchanged, held in hand, carried on a body, assembled, cared for or pawned. Through a series of case studies set in various geographic locations, this volume examines a rich variety of systems throughout Europe and beyond.

Gemstone and Crystal Magic

By Gerina Dunwich
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  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Book Code : 1633412652
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 162
  • Pdf File: gemstone-and-crystal-magic.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A witch-friendly guide to working magic with gemstones and crystals. The energy contained within stones is a mysterious and invisible power as old as the earth itself. It is also an energy that, when properly harnessed, can enable a person to create powerful magic and reconnect with energies that animate the natural world. Gemstone and Crystal Magic is a practical and comprehensive guide to the magical world of crystals and gemstones, including both precious and semiprecious stones. Written by a modern witch with firsthand knowledge of the occult properties of stones, this book is filled with numerous spells and rituals, folklore, and magical correspondences. It also explores gemstone curses and cures, and the many ways in which gemstones can be utilized as amulets for magical workings, as oracles for revealing the future, and as tools for healing one's body, mind, and spirit. With the aid of this book, you will learn how to properly cleanse and charge stones, and also how to make homemade gemstone elixirs. Additionally, you will discover the secrets of using stones to increase your wealth, facilitate clairvoyant abilities, invoke deities, ward off bad luck and evil influences, draw love into your life, and so much more. This book was previously published as Dunwich's Guide to Gemstone Sorcery: Using Stones for Spells, Amulets, Rituals, and Divination by New Page Books in 2003.

The magic of jewels and charms

By George Frederick Kunz
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 413
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 990
  • Pdf File: the-magic-of-jewels-and-charms.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is about the folklore surrounding many aspects of jewelry. The author says that in it will be found "an interesting galaxy of anecdote, research, and information upon a fascinating subject." The book is divided into ten chapters each dealing with a particular type of gem, or, its supposed powers and so on.

Wicca

By D.J. Conway
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crossing Press
  • Book Code : 0307785890
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 739
  • Pdf File: wicca.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the ultimate guide to the ancient religion of Wicca by best-selling Pagan author, D. J. Conway. WICCA: THE COMPLETE CRAFT offers a comprehensive overview of Wiccan philosophy, dispels the common misconceptions, and is a useful primer for practicing Wicca as a spiritual lifestyle. Included are chapters on sacred space, ritual tools, holy days, meditations and visualizations, spells and the art of spell casting, as well as terminology.

Crystal Co-Creators

By Dorothy Roeder
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  • Publisher : Light Technology Publishing
  • Book Code : 1622336097
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 432
  • Pdf File: crystal-co-creators.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A fascinating exploration of one hundred forms of crystals, describing specific uses and their purpose, from the spiritual to the cellular, as agents of change. It clarifies the role of crystals in our awakening. Crystals are ensouled. Those souls of the mineral kingdom want to work with you and Earth to help you reach your full potential now as evolution accelerates. Each crystal makes its own unique contribution as a teacher. From the regal amethyst and friendly boji stone to the multitalented quartz and powerful emerald, the mineral world can open doors to experiences that change your life. Crystals are masters of using light. They can help you get in touch with your roots in the Earth as well as your higher self and other spiritual beings. Learn to work with crystals! This book contains newly channeled information to teach you how to become partners with your mineral guides. They can show you how to use light for healing, enlightenment, and transformation to create a better life for all on a New Earth.