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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Gemstones and Minerals M Thru P Metaphysical Lore

Said to promote calmness and balance.

Onyx seals were popular with the ancient Romans. One English church used a healing onyx for years.  It is worn in India as protection from the evil eye.
Today is worn to gain emotional balance, self control and for protection.

According to legend: In The Orient - drops of heavenly dew fell from the Moon, at the time of the full moon, and were caught by oysters. The dew hardened into pearls. They believed that pearls shone at night.  The ancient Hindus believed that occasionally pearls could be found in the stomach, forehead or brain of elephants. They were powerful talismans against danger. Pearls are associated with the moon and therefore representative of lovers.

Today, Pearl helps to find truth and wisdom and absorbs negative energy.

Ancient Egyptians and mediterranean people considered this tone sacred and it was much prized. Romans wore it for protection and to ward off illusion and depression.  In the Middle Ages, it was worn to gain foresight, inspiration and often was used in religious jewelry. The Aztecs, Toltecs, Incas and Egyptians used  Peridot to calm,purify and balance the physical body.

Today it is said to reduce stress, stimulate the mind,aid intuitions, calm emotions and stimulate growth and change.

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