Gemstones, Mythology and Healing
The oldest crystals discovered were several specimens of Zircon dating back 4.4 billion years ago. The Zircon was found in North Western Australia. Crystals have been used in ancient civilizations for many reasons including healing. Ancient folklore and mythology gives us much insight into the names and uses of these wonderful magical healing stones.
Amethyst has been prized for its beauty and healing qualities for thousands of years. Discovery of its use dates back to 25,000 B.C It was used in ancient Egypt in amulets and as beads. Greek and Roman societies prized amethyst and used it in crowns, scepters and rings of bishops. Amethyst's name comes from a Greek word meaning 'not drunken.' An Ancient Greek myth explains its derivation. The God Bacchus, angry because of an insult, decreed that the first person he met would be eaten by his tigers. Unfortunately a lovely woman named Amethyst was the first to cross his path. She was on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. When the Tigers sprang the Goddess Diana protected her by turning her into a shinning Clear Quartz. Bacchus felt so remorseful he poured red wine all over her and turned the Clear Quartz into a beautiful deep rich purple color. Amethyst is believed to aid in sobriety and it was used to ward off intoxication. People of this time drank out of goblets adorn with Amethyst. It's an amazing stone to have in your home or vehicle because it provides a soft protective light.
Ancient Leumarian Crystals are believed to be remnants of an Ancient Civilization Leumaria. One of the distinctions of authentic Lemarian Seed Crystals are horizontal striations. These crystals are believed to be encoded with sacred messages and information and intentionally left behind for civilization to find when they needed this healing knowledge the most. When holding a Lemarian Seed you can run your fingers along the crystal psychically downloading the ancient wisdom.
Moldavite is a member of the tektite group. Moldavites formation was at the time of a large meteorite crash in what is now the Bohemian plateau of the Czech Republic, approximately 14.8 million years ago. Throughout history Moldavite has been regarded as a spiritual talisman. The Neolithic people of Eastern Europe wore Moldavite 25,000 years ago and the famed Venus of Willendorf, the earliest known Goddess statue, was discovered in a digging site alongside moldavite. It is believed to be here to provide rapid spiritual awakening, heart centerdness and heart healing. It is also a rapid activator, helping one to manifest thoughts into reality quickly. It is a very sacred special stone even considered to be a relic of the legend of the Holy Grail.
Apache Tears got their name because of a story about an Apache Indian pursued by Calvary. It's said that the warriors were forced over a precipice to their deaths and that the dark tears of grief of the Apache women solidified into the droplet-shaped stones which can be found in that area. They are solid at first glance but when held to the light become transparent. They help one release pent up emotions. They help us connect with the Earth and nature spirits. They help us release all wounds that may be holding us back on our spiritual path.
Sunstones were believed to have once been part part of the Sun that fell to Earth during a full Solar Eclipse. Of all the Stones on Earth, Sunstones truly reflect the qualities of Solar Light: openness, benevolence, strength, warmth, willingness and ability to bestow blessings upon others. When one attunes to their energies they can feel a cornucopia of richness that has entered ones life.
Crystals are made of the same minerals, atoms and organized crystalline lattice structure as the planets and stars. That's how Silica is used in computer chips and how Quartz is used to tell time. Crystals are commonly used as transducers and resonators. It's not too far fetched to think that we can use stones to cultivate whatever energies or frequencies we want in our lives and in the planet.