Category Archives: Crystals

Crystal Select – Kyanite

Zodiac – Aries, Taurus, Libra
Element – Air
Typical colours – Blue, grey, black, green

Kyanite is an excellent stone for meditation and attunement.  It will not retain negative vibrations or energy, therefore never requiring clearing.  Kyanite aligns all chakras and subtle bodies instantly.  It provides balance of yin-yang energy and dispels blockages, moving energy gently through the physical body.

Kyanite has a calming effect on the whole being, bringing tranquility.  It encourages psychic abilities and communication on all levels.  It drives away anger, frustration, confusion and stress and helps to provide a capacity for linear and logical thought.  Kyanite provides a stimulating energy, encouraging perserverance in and support of activities and situations which would normally reduce one’s strength.  It can help when connecting to your spirit guides.  Kyanite induces dream recall and can promote healing dreams.

Kyanite treats the urogenital system, adrenal glands and parathyroid glands.  It aids in disorders of the throat, brain and muscular system.  It helps to heal infections and lower blood pressure.  Kyanite is a natural pain reliever.

In addition to the generic healing properties of Kyanite, some specific colours also have additional attributes:

Blue Kyanite

ChakraThroat Chakra

Blue Kyanite opens the throat chakra, encouraging communication and self-expression.  It cuts through fears and blockages, helping to speak one’s truth.  It is very useful for public speakers and performers as it strengthens the voice and heals the throat and the larynx.

Black Kyanite

ChakraBase Chakra

Black Kyanite grounds the body when aligning the chakras.

Green Kyanite

ChakraHeart Chakra

Source – CharmsOfLight 

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Art & History of Lapis Lazuli

For centuries, Afghanistan has been an important source for top-quality lapis.
Historians believe the link between humans and lapis lazuli stretches back more than 6,500 years. The gem was treasured by the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Greece, and Rome. They valued it for its vivid, exquisite color, and prized it as much as they prized other blue gems like sapphire and turquoise.

Badakshan, a province in present-day Afghanistan, is a forbidding wasteland of mountains, bare of any vegetation. The sheer mountain faces rise as high as 17,000 feet, and are scored with treacherous ravines. Humans make their way there to seek one thing only: the azure treasure that is fine lapis lazuli.

The miners’ supplies have to be brought into the desolate area by mule train. – Gary
Bowersox
The same was true as far back as 700 BC, when the region was part of a country known as Bactria. The lapis mines that were producing then are still producing today. They are, in fact, the world’s oldest known commercial gemstone sources.

The ancient mines of Bactria—now Afghanistan—are still producing lapis today. This
fine-color specimen was named “The Owl” because of its distinctive shape. It weighs
about 2 lbs. (1 kg).- Robert Weldon, courtesy M. Chung

Merchant caravans transported their precious blue cargo across Bactria, on their way to the great cities of the ancient Greeks, Indians, Egyptians, Mesopotamians, and Persians. Marco Polo referred to the area’s lapis mines in 1271, but few outsiders have seen them because of their inhospitable location.

For thousands of years, lapis has been fashioned to show off its rich, dark color. Typically, lapis used in jewelry has been cut into cabochons, beads, inlays, and tablets. But lapis lazuli’s use has never been limited to jewelry alone. It’s also a popular carving material. Throughout its history, lapis has been fashioned into practical objects, including game boards, bowls, dagger handles, hair combs, and amulets.

This lapis cabochon features the ancient symbol of a scarab beetle carved into its surface. – Maha Tannous

Inlay, a typical lapis cutting style, is featured in this man’s ring. The gold mounting complements the pyrite flecks in the inlay. – Mike Havstad

Throughout history, lapis has been fashioned into ornamental objects. This elaborate
carving takes advantage of the striking contrast between light-colored calcite and the
deep blue of lapis.
Today, lapis is frequently fashioned into freeform and nature-themed sculptures. Some of these carvings become wearable art, others are purely decorative.

This striking tiger brooch is a creation of Cartier, New York, the famed design house. Its dramatic appearance features yellow diamonds, black onyx, lapis lazuli, and platinum. – GIA and Harold & Erica Van Pelt, courtesy Ishaia Trading Corp., New York.

This delicate carving is part of the 21-piece “Symphony in Gemstones” collection. – Robert Weldon, gift of Art Sexauer
Source –  GIA.edu

Crystal Select – Apatite

Blue to blue-green apatite is generally considered the primary color apatite as regards metaphysical properties. Golden (yellow) apatite is often thought of as a secondary type of apatite in general mystically, but is adds power in the solar plexus chakra and related energies.

Apatite is a stone that mystically can stimulate the thoughts and ideas. It is used, often in conjunction with meditation, to increase intellect, imagination, and intuitive and psychic awareness.  It is said to help you maintain focus, learn, concentrate effectively, think clearly, and communicate better.

Apatite is a powerful meditation or psychic awareness tool. It can clear the aura, enable spiritual attunement, and bring powerful psychic awareness.

Apatite is used very successfully mystically for lucid dreaming, deep meditation, astral travel, past life work, rebirthing, and inner wisdom.  It is a stone that promotes psychic communication, clairvoyance, and clairaudience.

Apatite can be used to enhance the energies of other crystals and stones.

Apatite is used by artists and others who wish to have more creativity in their lives to increase their creativity and imagination.

Having apatite near you or wearing it can bring harmony on all levels, and brings inner peace. This occurs because it is aid to help release old feelings that may be hampering you in current life, including ones from past lives.

Apatite is reputed in mystical lore to physically assist with nail problems, allergies, arthritis, bones, eyesight, glandular problems, muscles, nervous system, weight loss.  Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.

Golden (Yellow) Apatite  also relates to the solar plexus chakra and brings those energies of manifestation, abundance, strong confidence, and will power as  well as others related to that chakra. Golden apatite is also used in crystal healing for chronic fatigue, depression liver, pancreas, Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.

Apatite is primarily related to the throat and third eye chakras, though olden Apatite is related to the solar plexus chakra as well.

Source –  Crystals and Jewelry 

Ruby

The fiery and captivating Ruby is a stone of nobility, considered the most magnificent of all gems, the queen of stones and the stone of kings. Ancients believed it surpassed all other precious stones in virtue, and its value exceeded even that of the Diamond. The Chinese Emperor Kublai Khan was said to have offered an entire city in exchange for a sizable Ruby. [Melody, 573][Fernie, 138, 140][Megemont, 159][Kunz, 102][Simmons, 332]

Revered in many cultures throughout history, Ruby has always been a talisman of passion, protection and prosperity. It symbolizes the sun, and its glowing hue suggests an inextinguishable flame within the stone that legends claim would shine through even the thickest clothing and could not be hidden; if Ruby were cast into water it would cause it to boil, and if carved and pressed into wax, it would melt the wax. It was worn as an amulet or charm to ward off plague and pestilence, warned its wearer of impending danger, kept the body safe, and banished sadness and foolish thoughts. It was reputed to bring its owner peace, drive away frightful dreams, restrain lust, and to help resolve disputes. Burmese legend declares inserting a Ruby into the flesh would make one completely invulnerable.

Today, Ruby’s metaphysical properties are no less astounding. This exquisite crystal emanates the pure Red ray with a vibrancy unsurpassed in the mineral kingdom. It actively stimulates the Base Chakra, increasing vitality and chi, the life-force energy, throughout the physical body and into the spirit. It promotes a clear mind, increased concentration and motivation, and brings a sense of power to the wearer, a self-confidence and determination that overcomes timidity and propels one toward prosperity and achievement. 
Ruby initiates the sensual pleasures of life. It stirs the blood and stimulates the heart, encouraging one to enjoy being in the physical world. It increases desire and sexual energy, and may be used to activate the kundalini.  Ruby has always been associated with love, especially faithful passionate commitment and closeness. In antiquity Rubies were considered to be perfect wedding stones. 

Natural Ruby is one of four “precious” gemstones (including Diamond, Emerald and Sapphire) known its rarity, monetary value, and hardness (second only to Diamond). Ruby is red Corundum, an aluminum oxide mineral with chromium responsible for its rich, red color. The name comes from the Latin word rubeus, meaning “red,” and until 1800 when Ruby was recognized as a variety of Corundum, red Spinels, Tourmalines, and Garnets were also believed to be Ruby

Read full Article of Rubies at CV

Crystal Select: Hematite

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Hematite crystals have an excellent grounding and balancing energy, as well as being a powerful aid to stimulate the mind.

They enhance memory and evoke deep thought. They have a highly protective energy and are good to help women who lack courage.

If you desire to stimulate your mind for higher learning, they are most helpful, especially in the field of mathematics and technical studies.

They will assist the development of logical thought processes, and help you to reach the highest capacity possible. They will heighten self confidence, will power and self-esteem.

The energy of these stones have a strong physical grounding energy, that vibrates strongly at the base or root chakra, and they are known for their action to provide pain relief.

Where Is It From? Hematite Meaning

It was originally named Haematite, which dated back to antiquity, but the spelling was changed to remove the “a”. This name relates to the Greek word meaning blood.

The meaning of it’s name is due to the fact that it is commonly a deep red color, which closely resembles the color of blood. Its color may also be grayish black, brownish, orangey red or have a silvery metallic lustre.

Hematite has been found in a large number of locations, including Africa, Sweden, Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Western Australia, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and the USA.

Many people associate Hematite with the silvery grey colored stones, which are made from ground up, reconstituted stone. Naturally occuring Hematite crystals like the one pictured below are less common and they may be tabular in form or may occur as rosettes.

Source – HealingCrystals 

Air Altars

Air Altars are a collection of nature infused art and jewelry by artist Tyvette Symone, Each Air Altar is created with crystals, feathers, dried plants and a pure intention. These tools can help to clear negative energy, enhance psychic gifts, and promote balance. By combining specific energetic frequencies, Air Altars offer a vibrational activation of dormant energy within your personal space. They can also be used to keep negative energy from creeping in, promote prosperity and abundance, or create a gentle grounding and healing presence.

To find out more information or place an order go to Airaltars.com 

Les Brown Physics of Crystals Documentary

This rare documentary takes a look at the true nature of magnetism, electricity and gravity. Crystals, Physics of a fractal universe and Spin on orbiting bodies. Also speaks of pyramids and how to make one to grow large crops.
This was taken from a DVD called “The Physics of Crystals.” Buy it here:
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Here’s a link to his pyramid research book:
http://www.holyconservancy.org/789005…

http://www.vanguardsciences.biz/dvds.htm – Excellent video provides insights into Pyramidal and Tetrahedral Geometry. How they work and how to use them for novel effects. Incredible, information packed, over 2 Hour long DVD describing many unusual and original experiments including transmutation of elements, energy extraction, increasing plant growth, healing the body and more. Also check out our other DVDs and our ebooks at; http://www.vanguardsciences.biz/ebook…