Crystal Work: The Magic of White Crystals

White is known as the colour of purity. It is considered the colour of spirituality and transcendence, of perfection. This is seen when white light is shone through a prism, diffusing into the whole spectrum of the rainbow as it contains all colours within. Therefore, white is also the colour of completion. For all these … Read moreCrystal Work: The Magic of White Crystals

Crystal Work: The Magic of Jade

Jade

Jade What is commonly known as jade can actually be one of two minerals, jadite or nephrite. Jade has been used since prehistoric ties, when it was made into weapons and tools. Another name for nephrite is ‘kidney stone’, as both jadite and nephrite were traditionally thought to be capable of easing kidney problems. Indeed, the … Read moreCrystal Work: The Magic of Jade

Crystal Work: The Magic of Emerald

emerald

emerald Emerald occupies an important place in many mythologies. According to the bible, it was believed that when Lucifer was cast out of paradise an emerald fell from his forehead, from which formed the Holy Grail. The ancients also believed that the Greek god Hermes recorded the laws of magic upon an emerald tablet. Mythical gem … Read moreCrystal Work: The Magic of Emerald

Crystal Work: The Magic of Turquoise

turquoise

turquoise The ancient Egyptians prized green turquoise very highly, naming it ‘mefkat’, which means ‘joy’ or ‘delight’. In Egypt, the blue-green colour of the stone symbolised fertility and resurrection. They used it to make mosaics, ornaments and cosmetics, an it was an important stone to shamanic tribes in Tibet. Indeed, demand for turquoise has been so … Read moreCrystal Work: The Magic of Turquoise

Crystal Work: The Magic of Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli Lapis lazuli is a mixture of hauyne, lazurite and sodalite in a matrix of calcite, with pieces of pyrite providing the golden flecks. Its name means ‘sky stone’, from the Latin ‘lapis’ meaning ‘stone and the Persian ‘lazward’ meaning ‘blue’, or ‘sky’. It has been used since at least 5000BC, and was very popular with … Read moreCrystal Work: The Magic of Lapis Lazuli

Crystal Work: The Magic of Clear Quartz

The quartz family of crystals is large and diverse. It is estimated that quartz makes up about 12% of the volume of the earth’s crust and clear quartz crystal is very common throughout the world. Our ancient ancestors were certainly familiar with it, even if they misunderstood its nature. Because of its resemblance to ice … Read moreCrystal Work: The Magic of Clear Quartz

Crystal Work: The Magic of Diamonds

Diamond

Diamond The word ‘Diamond’ has its origin in the Greek word ‘adamas’, which means unconquerable. Ancient civilisations discovered that diamond could cut any other stone, and so it became known as the ‘ruler of stones’. Diamond has been mined for more than 4,000 years. Such is its value that across time and culture, people from ancient … Read moreCrystal Work: The Magic of Diamonds

Crystal Work: The Magic of Carnelian

carnelian

carnelian Carnelian takes its name from the Latin word ‘cornu’, which means ‘horn’, and the stone is particularly associated with sexual energy and fertility by crystal healers. Throughout history, carnelian has been attributed protective powers. In Islam, it is called the Mecca stone and used as an amulet against the evil eye. Muslims also believed that … Read moreCrystal Work: The Magic of Carnelian