•KNOWN AS: “Earth Rainbow” for their swirls of color bands which form in nearly every color the earth can produce.
•USES: All agates can remove blockages from any chakra and can cleanse and stabilize the aura.
•Agate is said to strengthen the body and the body's connection to the earth.
•Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, enhancing creativity as well as gives courage, emotional strength, self-confidence, and dispels fears.
•Agate superior for easing anxiety and stress.
•HISTORICALLY: Agate was used as healing amulets dating back to Babylon and was used by the Ancients on the breastplates of armor to give warriors strength.
•PHYSICALLY: Agate is said to be particularly helpful with tooth and gum issues, stomach problems, physical endurance, insomnia, and detoxification.
•Obelisks are a symbol of the ancient world - with their beginnings in Egypt. Ancient Egyptians placed them at the entrance of the temples and were designed to release the built up energies beneath the crust of the earth.
•Obelisks are tall narrow four sided stones that have a pyramid shape at the top.
•They can be used to direct energy or can be placed in the environment to help radiate energy outward from the stone into the area it is placed.
•Refer to Agate meaning for more information.
•KNOWN AS: “Sobriety Stone”
•USES: Amethyst is associated with the third eye and crown chakras.
•Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace.
•In the psychic and spiritual realms, amethyst is an excellent all-purpose stone that can increase spirituality and enhance intuition and psychic powers of all kinds. It does this by making a clear connection between the earth plane and other planes and worlds. Amethyst is also excellent for meditation, lucid dreaming and communication with angels.
•HISTORICALLY: It has been used for millennia to prevent drunkenness, and is used to assist in getting rid of addictions to alcohol, drugs, smoking, and destructive compulsive behaviors of all kinds.
•PHYSICALLY: Amethyst is said to heal the withdrawal symptoms of any sort of addiction, help with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, diabetes, pain relief, circulatory system issues, endocrine system problems, chronic fatigue, immune system deficiencies, asthma, phobias, pregnancy and preventing miscarriage, menopause, PMS, and general healing.
•KEYWORDS: Healing, Protection, Stability
•KNOWN AS: “Powerful Earth Healing”
•USES: Its spiral shape symbolizes continual change and evolution. Ammonites have absorbed cosmic energy over eons of time and help to stimulate the life force within.
•The Ammonite is also often recommended to put in the home to attract health, prosperity and success.
•The Ammonite draws off all negative energies by acting as a filter. It moves dense energy through the spirals and releases them as fresh, positive life forces.
•HISTORICALLY: The extinction of ammonites coincided with the extinction of dinosaurs. Ammonites inhabited the world’s oceans and now appear as fossils in marine rocks. It has been believed to ease birthing pains and bring relaxation. It helps to remind us to keep breathing, due to its circular design.
•PHYSICALLY: Ammonites can help to increase stamina and vitality as well as help with issues of blood pressure or problems with the ears, lungs and degenerative disorders. Ammonites will also help to lift the heaviness that is sometimes felt during depression.
•FROM: The fossils are from Madagascar and are millions of years old.
•KNOWN AS: Angels are symbolic of communication between higher energies and lower energies or as communication between “god” and “man”.
•USES: Angels can be an energetic channel facilitating communication between you and your own idea of the divine. Angels can be the laison between heaven and earth. Angels are like a super highway connecting information from higher realms and lower realms – they carry concepts, thoughts and ideas to be dispersed throughout countless dimensions of experience.
•HISTORICALLY: Angels have and continue to represent a prominent role in the affairs of mankind, with some viewed as warriors, others as messengers, and still others as protectors.
•PHYSICALLY: Symbolic angel meanings deal with: Messages, Divine awareness, Purity, Love, Faith, Courage, Compassion, Perseverance, Interrelating, Renewal, Protection, and Illumination.
•It is believed that wearing a hand-carved arrowhead, as a talisman around your neck, is a symbol of protection, courage and strength.
•It is also believed that the arrowhead protects from illness and acts as a guard against the Evil Eye.
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•KNOWN AS: Protects against negativity and is a powerful healing stone
•USES: Autumn Jasper helps you to ground and center. It provides supports during times of stress and inspires tranquility and wholeness. It clears negative energy, both inner and environmental. It encourages a strong connection to the earth, reminding us that we are connected to the circle of life.
•HISTORICALLY: Jasper is chalcedony quartz. Multicolored due to impurities, which will turn the stone yellow, orange, brown and green, are the most popular colors. Jasper has additional metaphysical properties based on its color and specific qualities based on its mineral formation, such as the addition of iron in red jasper or ocean jasper, found close to the sea. Jasper stone was used in ancient Persia and Syria as jewelry, bowls and adornments. Native American traditions use jasper for connecting with the spirit world and for protection when traveling.
•PHYSICALLY: Jasper is used in the treatment of tissue deterioration, kidneys, spleen, bladder, liver, stomach, sense of smell and the nervous system. It also balances the regulation of the supplies of iron, sulfur, zinc and manganese in the body.
•KNOWN AS: “Schorl”
•USES: Black Tourmaline is a powerful stone for protection against negative energy of all kinds, as well as being a strong spiritual grounding stone.
•It balances and clears the root chakra and aura.
•It encourages positive attitudes, good luck and happiness, regardless of the circumstances that you find yourself in.
•Black Tourmaline keeps an electric charge causing it to release negative ions and shields harmful electromagnetic radiation.
•HISTORICALLY: Black tourmaline has been used since ancient times by Shamans and healers for protection. Black Tourmaline is considered by many to be the most powerful protective stone and it is one of the only stones that protects and heals on all levels - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
•PHYSICALLY: Protects from negative energies, strengthens immunity, relieves stress and anxiety, promotes detoxification, increases alertness, supports organs, eliminates toxic heavy metals, helps circulation, improves metabolism.
•KNOWN AS: “Heliotrope” “Stone of Courage”
•USES: The bloodstone is used to stop bleeding, especially nosebleeds.
•The bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against the evil eye.
•Bloodstone is excellent for centering and grounding.
•It is said to help with calming, particularly in survival situations.
•It brings mystical energies of increasing adaptability and organization, and lessening confusion, stress, and anxiety.
•It is said to be particularly good for helping emotional traumas and grief.
•HISTORICALLY: There is a legend that says the bloodstone was formed from the blood of Christ dripping on the green earth and solidifying. It was also called heliotrope by the Greeks and was thought to bring change.
•PHYSICALLY: Bloodstone is said to be helpful in treating anemia and other diseases of the blood, blood pressure, bleeding, cardiovascular system, cramps, diabetes, lupus, colds, endocrine system, kidney, bladder, physical strength issues, flu, physical traumas, and post-surgical issues.
•Bloodstone is used in the alignment of all the centers of the body. A healer must do this alignment while the patient lies on his stomach. It also aids in the circulation of blood.
•Hindu Goddess Kali inspired malas are made with bone beads carved into the shape of skulls.
•Bone brings strength and the life force energy known as prana to the beads and the Kali inspired skull design symbolizes liberation, knowledge and wisdom.
•Let the beads remind you of the balance needed between masculine and feminine energies.
BRAZILIAN AGATE PYRAMID
•Brazilian Agate is known for balancing the four energies: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It does this by cleansing and stabilizing the “aura”.
•The result is improved strength, courage, calmness and critical thinking ability, as well as better concentration, more confidence and an overall feeling of composure.
•Brazilian agate is used for stress relief and has been known to improve digestion, blood circulation and help with bruises, muscle spasms, headaches, gastric ulcers and even childbirth.
•The Buddha(Siddhartha – which means fulfilled) was born a prince in Northern India. He had all he could ever ask for, and although he was happy, he was curious to see how ordinary people lived outside the palace walls.
•One day he snuck out of the palace and saw four important sights – an old man, a sick man, a dead person and a calm looking hermit. The first three sights made him very sad. Because he was told that everyone grows old, falls sick and dies. He felt terrible. He thought ‘If only I knew the answer to stop people from growing old, falling sick and dying then everyone would be happy.’ Then he recalled the fourth sight of the calm and happy hermit that comforted him a little.
•The Prince then left the palace to learn about life and to find true happiness. Siddhartha studied with many well learned teachers but none could give him a clear answer of how to be happy. So he decided to leave them and search for an answer for himself. Siddhartha found a perfect spot under the Bodhi tree and began his final journey to seek Enlightenment.
•Buddha means the fully Enlightened One, perfect in Wisdom and Compassion. He became Enlightened without any help from others and is known as the Teacher of Gods and Men. Dhamma, The Teachings of the Buddha, teach us to do good, avoid doing bad and make our mind happy.
•According to legend, if you rub the Laughing Buddha's great belly, it brings forth wealth, good luck, prosperity and happiness. There are many different symbols and meanings for objects with the Buddha.
•Bowl – a begging bowl represents living off what is given and asking for help. If the bowl is raised above his head, he is asking to receive abundance from the heavens.•Fan – a fan is a symbol for happiness and joy and is waved to banish troubles.•Sack – a cotton sack over the shoulder represents traveling. It was sad he wandered collecting peoples’ sadness and putting them in the sack.•Money Bag – The bag of blessings represents wealth and good fortune. Standing or sitting on the money bag symbolizing the protector of wealth.•Beads – prayer beads are worn to symbolize never ending meditation practice.•Ball – the ball has a few meanings, one being the ball of wealth which brings wealth and prosperity. The ball also symbolizes pearls of wisdom and medicine balls.•Gourd – contains the elixir of youth, for a long life.•Parasol – Deflects misfortune
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•DESCRIPTION: Handmade out of fimo (clay), in Peru.