A Lapidary of Sacred Stones: Their Magical and Medicinal by Claude Lecouteux PDF

By Claude Lecouteux

A entire dictionary of sacred and magical gem lore that attracts at the rarest resource texts of Antiquity and the center a while

• finds the therapeutic and magical virtues of wide-spread gems, comparable to amethyst, emerald, and diamond, in addition to the lore surrounding unique stones resembling astrios, a stone celebrated via historical magicians

• Examines bezoars (stones shaped in animals’ our bodies) and “magnets” that allure fabrics except steel

• in accordance with historic Arabic, Greek, Jewish, and ecu assets, starting from the observations of Pliny the Elder to super infrequent texts corresponding to the Picatrix and Damigeron’s Virtue of Stones

Our ancestors believed stones have been domestic to sacred beings of energy, entities that if safely understood and cultivated may provide humans safeguard from in poor health fortune, envy, and witchcraft; provide invisibility and different magical powers; increase reminiscence; and heal the ailing from a wide selection of ailments. those merits may be acquired by way of donning the stone on a hoop, bracelet, or pendant; via therapeutic massage remedies with the stone; or by means of lowering the gem right into a powder and ingesting it combined with water or wine.

Drawing from a wealth of old Arabic, Greek, Jewish, and ecu sources--from the observations of Pliny the Elder to tremendous infrequent texts resembling the Picatrix and Damigeron’s Virtue of Stones--Claude Lecouteux presents a synthesis of all recognized lore for greater than 800 stones. He contains such universal examples because the emerald, which while engraved with the determine of a harpy keeping a lamprey in its claws will banish panic and nightmares, and beryl, which while correctly carved can summon water spirits or win its proprietor excessive renown, in addition to extra unique stones corresponding to astrios, a stone celebrated by way of old magicians and whose middle glows like a celebrity. Lecouteux additionally examines bezoars--stones shaped in animals’ bodies--as good as “magnets” that allure fabrics except iron, equivalent to gold, flesh, cotton, or scorpions.

This accomplished dictionary of sacred and magical gem lore, drawn from the rarest resources of Antiquity and the center a while, represents a special source for gem fanatics and magical practitioners alike.

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A finished dictionary of sacred and magical gem lore that pulls at the rarest resource texts of Antiquity and the center a while • unearths the therapeutic and magical virtues of popular gems, similar to amethyst, emerald, and diamond, in addition to the lore surrounding unique stones similar to astrios, a stone celebrated via historic magicians • Examines bezoars (stones shaped in animals’ our bodies) and “magnets” that allure fabrics except steel • in accordance with historical Arabic, Greek, Jewish, and eu assets, starting from the observations of Pliny the Elder to super infrequent texts equivalent to the Picatrix and Damigeron’s advantage of Stones Our ancestors believed stones have been domestic to sacred beings of energy, entities that if effectively understood and cultivated may provide humans security from in poor health fortune, envy, and witchcraft; furnish invisibility and different magical powers; increase reminiscence; and heal the in poor health from a wide selection of ailments.

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