Healing Crystals and Stones

Throughout history, Clear Quartz has been valued by nearly every civilization as far back as Atlantis and Lemuria, where the sun’s power was believed to be harnessed through a crystal as a source of solar energy refraction. They, along with Native American Indians, African tribes, ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, Romans, Scots and countless other cultures used Clear Quartz in diagnostic healing, meditations and spiritual development, as religious objects and in funerary rites, and to dispel evil and magical enchantments.

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz – Called the Love Stone or Heart Stone, its color ranges from very light pink (almost white) to medium-dark pink. Also known as Pink Quartz and Bohemian Ruby, this stone of universal love restores trust and harmony in relationships, encourages unconditional love, self-love, and friendship. Calming and reassuring, it helps in deep inner healing, brings feelings of peace, and comforts in times of grief. It also dispels negativity, encourages self forgiveness and acceptance.  It is quite effective in attracting new love, romance and intimacy, or in developing a closer bond with family or friends.

Physically, it strengthens and balances the physical heart and circulatory system, and releases impurities from the body, hastens recovery, reduces high blood pressure, aids respiratory problems, heals the kidneys and adrenals, and alleviates vertigo.

Rose quartz is known to have been used by the Assyrians and the Romans in jewelry dating back to 800-600 BC. Egyptian and Greek civilizations used quartz crystals as potent talismans. In the Middle Ages, medical practitioners used quartz in their healing potions and early cultures of the Americas used quartz amulets.

Sandstone

Sandstone – A cheerful stone of creativity, sandstone is created by either wind or water, this sedimentary rock is composed of grains of sand, which are then cemented together by either quartz and other minerals, resulting in a wide array of reds, yellows and rusty-browns.

Emotionally, sandstone is said to help build and strengthen relationships, encourages truth and promotes clarity, balances one’s reality and facilitates ease of movement and change. It also dispels abrasiveness, discourages bad tempers, and promotes loving acceptance..

Physically, it treats wounds and broken bones, improves water retention, assists in the restoration of degenerative eyesight, weak fingernails and thinning hair.

Turquoise

Turquoise – A purification and  strengthening stone, Turquoise this stone that ranges from greenish-blue to pale sky blue has been prized for thousands of years.

Emotionally, it dispels negative energy, stabilizes mood swings, is excellent for depression, promotes self-realization, assists in problem solving, is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love.

Physically, it is good for exhaustion, enhances the immune system, aids in the absorption of nutrients, is anti-inflammatory and detoxifying, reduces excess acidity, benefits gout, rheumatism, and the stomach and alleviates cramps and pain. Turquoise purifies lungs, soothes and clears sore throats, and heals the eyes, and assists in problems of the brain, ears, neck and throat, and allergies.

This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it. Turquoise takes on the characteristics of the owner.

Said to carry great wisdom with it, it is one of the oldest protection amulets and has been worn or carried by kings, shamans, and warriors. It was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures. The name means “Turkish stone” as it came to Europe by way of Turkey. Turquoise was mined more than 6,000 years ago in Sinai.

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Sources:

Charms of Light

Crystal Cure

Crystal Flame

Crystal Vaults

Crystals and Jewelry

Crystalage

Energy Muse

Gemological Institute of America Inc.

Inland Lapidary

Natural Magnetism

Quantumstones

Shimmerlings

Also See: 

Native American Symbols

Native American Medicine

 

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