CRYSTALS & STONES

Gemstones have been used for centuries as meditational aids and magical
magical foci. Each individual type of stone has different properties. Here
are some healing and spiritual properties from a list I have. These
descrioptions are based on ancient legend and lore:

AGATE: Moss Agates considered to be most powerful. Aid in
restoration of energy, used in healing, and believed to
wearer happiness, wealth, health, and long life. Increases
ability to ward off self-induced anger and inner
bitterness. Carnelian-gives protection and energy. Moss
green-balances emotional energy. Moss red-balances
physical energy. Blue lace-gives tranquility.

Amber: Powerful healing stone with large amount of organic energy.
In ancient times, ground to a powder and mixed with honey
or oil of roses for various physical problems. Filters
germs and infections and has the power to disinfect. Worn
around the neck to help fight infection and respiratory
diseases. Lifts the spirits.

Apatite: Promotes communication and mental clarity.

Amethyst: Increases spiritual awareness, has a calming and soothing
influence, has the ability to transmute negative into
positive, and is very effective as a healing stone.
Warmed and placed on the forehead and temples, it is good
for headaches. Has the ability to draw through it forces
directed towards the body and repels vibrations which the
body doesn't need, thus releasing only the energy patterns
beneficial to the body. Best worn in healing near the
heart center. Opens up spiritual and psychic centers.
Helps prevent drunkeness.

Aquamarine: Calms nervous tension. Calming effects of the sea. Used
to help banish fears and phobias. Means seawater.
Soothing and cleansing.

Adventurine: Increases perception and creative insight. Stimulates
opportunity and motivation.

Azurite: Powerful healing stone, invokes spiritual guidance, opens
psychic eye. Good for dreams and improving psychic

Bloodstone: Stimulates flow of energy for healing blood circulation,
stops hemorrhaging. Removes emotional blockages.

Citrine: Stimulates openness and accelerates the awakening of the
mind. An aid to the digestive system. Helps eliminate
toxins. Encourages tremendous healing on the emotional
and mental levels, helps unblock subconscious fears, and
serves as a natural relaxant.

Coral: Balances physical energy and relaxes tensions. Carries the
creative vibrations of the sea.

Emerald: Promotes creativity, stimulates perception and insight, and
strengthen memory. Beneficial effect on the eyes.

Garnet: Balances hormones, good for mental depression, enhances
self-esteem, alleviates bad dreams, and encourages success
in business. Thought to assist in seeing into past

Hematite: Calming to the emotions. Worn as an amulet to confer
strength and procur favorable legal judgements. In Egypt,
used to reduce inflammation and treat hysteria. Considered
to be a grounding stone. Helps maintain balance between
body, mind, and spirit.

Ivory: Spiritual protection.

Jade: Stimulates practicality, wisdom, and universal attunement.
Thought to provide a link between the spiritual and the
mundane. Most revered by the Chinese.

Jasper: For energy balancing of emotions and stress.

Flourite: Opens and softens the way for the use of other stones.
Excellent used in aquariums-provides needed minerals.

Lapis Lazuli: Stimulates wisdom, truthfulness, & psychic experiences,
healing and strengthening when worn next to the skin.
Strengthens mind and body to spiritual awareness.

Malachite: often used as a child's talisman to sleep soundly & protect
from bad dreams. Stimulates clear vision and insight,
represents hope and inner peace, believed to protect from
danger. Increases abundance in all areas of life.

Moonstone: Brings good fortune. Reflects the wearers being and
feelings. Promotes unselfishness. Opens the heart to
humanitarian love and hope. Good for protection while
travelling on water. Gives clarity to spiritual
understanding. Good for pre-menstrual symptoms and
balancing to the reproductive system. Used to ease

Pearl: Stimulates feminine qualities, used to focus attention,
helps pull together mental and spiritual forces, peace of
mind. Represents purity, modesty, & gentleness.

Peridot: Dispels fears, guilt, and depression. Used to counteract
negative emotions and healing of the spirit. Affects top
three chakras. Once worn as a means of gaining foresight
and divine inspiration.

QUARTZ: Amplifies the healing energy of the one using it. Used to
help draw out pain. Able to tap into the energies of the
universe. A good stone for meditating on. Works primarily
with the Third Eye center, also relates well with the heart
center. To be able to tune into the quartz promotes
clarity while concentrating on it. Also affects the crown
chakra. Very potent and often worn to protect from
negative vibrations. Cleanse regularly. Rudilated-rutile
needles help focus attention. Smoky-good for calming the
mind. Rose-vibrations of universal love & inner serenity.

Ruby: Increases vigor, renews vitality and cleanses the blood.
The stone of courage.

Topaz: Calms emotions, protects against external stresors. To
restore physical energy & quiet emotional nature.

Tiger Eye: Very powerful protection, clarity of thought.

Tourmaline: Causes the wearer to be more flexible, more understanding
and more objective in purpose and reason. Calming. Each
person has a different response to this stone. Causes a
reaction in the intestinal tract. Black and
Crystal-removes negativity and cleanses. Some say it
should not be worn as jewelry. Electric and magnetic

Turquoise: Vibrates calming radiations, protective, and restores
healthy mental attitude. Stone of friendsship. Balancing
and healing. Great strength and vitality. Takes on
characteristics of the wearer.