Healing Crystal History
Since the beginning of time, crystals, gemstones, minerals, rocks and mountains have played their role. Crystal history is rich with many stories. Many have been found in ancient ruins and Pharaoh Tombs and it is said that the lost city of Atlantis used crystal power the same way we use electricity today. Hindu Puranas describe Krishna as living in a city furnished with rubies, emeralds, sapphires and diamonds. Many cultures believed that stones have a life giving force and this eventually gave way to them being used for healing.
Stones have also played a key role in various religions. Islam says that the stones spoke to Mohammad and informed him that he was to receive the Quran from Allah. One of the five pillars of Islam says that every Muslim should try to visit Mecca and the Kaaba which is a huge black stone.
Some Bible Stones
Moses received the Ten Commandments on tablets of stone, which are believed to have been sapphires. In the book of Revelations describes Jerusalem as “the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth Sardis, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh a jacinth and the twelfth and amethyst.”
The Egyptians engraved an eye on lapis lazuli’s it symbolized Ra, the Sun God. Lapis Lazuli is an ultramarine color found in today's mineral makeup.
The Babylonians and Norseman engraved magical symbols onto stones and used them as Rune oracles – something which is still used today as a means of divination.
One of the prayers taught to Bulgarians is “The Disciple must have a heart as pure as a crystal. A mind as bright as the sun. A soul as vast as the Universe and a spirit as powerful as God and one with God.
Ancient priests believed crystals to be a God given force that defied all evil.
Aboriginals still use crystals for medicine and value the Rainbow crystals in particular as these hold the energies of the Rainbow Serpent and the Rainbow symbolizes the bridge between the two worlds. They also believe that a crystal that finds its way to you, that you haven’t bought, has been growing itself since the beginning of time especially for you and should therefore be especially valued.
Cherokee Indians consider crystal to be the most sacred and precious stone for healing purposes. They also revere their crystal skulls which were also used by the Mayans, Aztecs, Egyptians, Tibetans, etc They were placed on altars and the word of God was believed to be spoken by them. Many psychics consider these ancient crystal skulls as memory banks of information, much like we store information on computers today.
The Beauty of Gemstones
Precious gemstones and crystals have always exercised a magical influence over humanity including Kings and Queens, smugglers, etc. – all have been lured and seduced by the beauty of gemstones. Crystal history is indeed rich.
Interesting Facts about Crystals and Gemstones
We often use the names of gemstones to describe certain attributes such as pearly teeth, ruby lips, crystal clear, etc.
The largest diamond ever discovered is part of the British crown Jewels – the Cullinan diamond.
Greed has often led man to risk everything for the sake of a jewel.
The most ancient jewelry was found in Queen Pu-Abi’s tomb at Ur in Sumeria and dates from the third millennium BC.
The Egyptians believed that an emerald would break if a marital infidelity occurred. They also ground malachite to wear as eye shadow.
Julius Caesar was said to have been an avid collector of gemstones.
To drink from an Amethyst encrusted goblet was believed to protect against drunkenness.
The Ming dynasty favored semi-precious stones such as amethyst, agate, quartz and jade. White jade was the stone of divinity and symbolized heaven.
In the middle ages, a ruby ring worn on the left hand was thought to protect its owner from seduction.
The Maoris handed down the jade tiki as it was believed to contain the wisdom of the ancestors.
Diamonds were used to cut stone as early as 4000BC.
Crystals are believed to be the connecting force between heaven and earth. Often used for scrying or crystal ball gazing to tell the future.
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