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Chapter 1 - Lithotherapy

CHAPTER 1

LITHOTHERAPY


AGATE  -- It has a characteristic finely banded structure of
differently coloured layers in a parallel or concentric
arrangement. The "Fire Stone", called so because it builds a fire
in the loins, brings a sense of courage and fortitude and helps
you to discover truth and accept fate while strengthening the body
and the mind. Earthing and energetic, it is a powerful healing
stone assisting the colon, circulatory system, lymphatics,
pancreas and the pulses.

ALEXANDRITE -- This mineral belongs to the chrysoberyl family and is
characterised by a colour variation which changes from light green or
emerald green in daylight to red or violet in artificial light. This "Love
Child" helps to rebuild the mind, body and spirit, from most modern
trauma and has a very positive effect on the nervous system, spleen
and pancreas. It helps to bring emotional and mental aspects into
balance and is filled with the potential of growth, joy and the love of life.

AMAZONITE -- A green to blue-green microcline variety of the feldspar
group. The "Thinker" soothes the nervous system while giving strength
to the heart and body and balancing the mental and auric body. It
makes you feel good, uplifted, creative and gives perspective to your
more harmful traits and helps you to let go of them.

AMBER -- Fossil resin from ancient trees, with honey- yellow to orange-
red colour. The "Mindful One", so called because it not only remembers
the past centuries, but also helps with simple absent-mindedness. It has
a good influence on the endocrine system, spleen and heart. It also helps
you to find the kindness within you and helps the mind to find its soul.

AMETHYST -- Represents a light to dark violet variety of quartz crystal.
The "Elevator" strengthens the endocrine and immune systems, while
having a good effect on the right brain activity, pineal, pituitary glands
and an exceptional blood cleanser and energizer. Very powerful aid to
spiritual enhancement by bringing the lower natures to a higher
consciousness. Cuts trough illusion and is a helpful friend for mediators,
inspiring healing, divine love, inspiration and intuition.

AQUAMARINE -- A light blue to blue-green transparent or translucent
beryl variety. The "Serene One" helps to calm the nerves and reduces
fluid retention. Good for strengthening kidneys, liver, spleen, thyroid
and cleaning the body. Gives clarity of mind, aiding personal creativity,
thus losing fears and phobias. A great physical, mental and emotional
balancer, it is a good friend in meditation, inspiring love, peace and serenity.

AVENTURINE -- Green flakes of fuchsite (mica) embedded in massive quartz.
The "Delver" stimulates muscle tissue while strengthening the blood. This is
very much a brain stone, purifying mental, emotional and ethereal bodies.
Its real strength is in losing anxiety and fears by digging at the foundations
of their cause. Centres you while inspiring independence, well being and
health.

AZURITE -- Crystals or masses of light to dark blue copper carbonate. The
"Decision Maker". This mineral assists the flow of energy through the
nervous system, helping the body to utilise its oxygen, thereby
strengthening the blood. A powerful assistance to meditation, because it
cuts through illusion. It enhances dormant abilities allowing greater mental
control, facilitating decision-making. Inspires creativity, intuition and bodily
well-being.

BLOODSTONE -- A dark-green rock with red jasper dots. As its name
suggests, it is good for the blood. By toughening and oxygenating the
bloodstream it enhances physical and mental vitality. The heart, spleen,
bone marrow and iron deficiencies are all assisted. This powerful stone
reduces stress, centering you and inspiring intuition, creativity and spiritual
solidarity.

CALCITE -- A transparent or translucent, variably coloured calcium
carbonate. The transparent variety is called Iceland spar. The "Balancer". It
benefits the kidneys, pancreas and spleen. Alleviating fear and stress, it has
the ability to balance the male/female polarities as well as the emotions by
helping you to ground excessive enthusiasms. Inspires joy, lightness of
being and some claims indicate an improvement in astral projections.

CARNELIAN -- This red to orange-red chalcedony variety is called the
"Friendly One". It is a highly evolved healer, aiding kidneys, lungs, liver,
gallbladder, pancreas and tissue regeneration, while vitalising the blood. It
energises the physical, emotional and mental self. A good balancer, because
it connects you with your inner self, giving good concentration. In opening
your heart it brings joy, sociability and warmth.

CELESTITE -- A colourless, white, blue, yellow or red mineral. This "Stone of
Heaven" reduces stress by giving relaxation and peace of mind but also
accelerates spiritual growth by helping you to expand your creative
expression, adjusting and knowing your higher self and other forms of divine
awareness. Revealing truth, reliability and the clarity of thought and speech.

CHRYSOCOLLA -- Green, blue-green to blue coatings, aggregates or massive
occurrences. This is the "Woman's Friend". Excellent for period pains, pre
menstrual tension and other related problems, strengthening feminine
qualities in both genders. Generally aids in the prevention of ulcers,
digestive problems, arthritic conditions, toughens lungs and the thyroid
glands, enhancing the metabolism. Alleviates guilt, tensions and phobias
while inspiring creativity, personal power, joy and your inner talents.

CHRYSOPRASE -- Emerald to apple green chalcedony variety. This "Joy
Stone" helps to ease sexual frustration and depressions by balancing
neurotic patterns and by enhancing personal insight. A very inward looking
stone it also helps with calming, balancing and inner mental healing while
underlining light-heartedness, joy and your inner talents.

CITRINE -- The yellowish variety of quartz crystal is called "Cuddle Quartz".
It is good for kidney, colon, liver, gallbladder, digestive organs, heart and
tissue regeneration. It prevents self-destructive tendencies by assisting in
raising your self-esteem, introducing you to yourself and generally being
nice to you, giving cheer, lightheartedness, hope, warmth and energy. Plus,
if all this was not enough, it attracts abundance.

COPPER -- Light to dark copper-red native copper. It has a strong influence
on blood flow, giving lots of energy and helping to clean out the body of
toxins. Helps overcome exhaustion and unspecific malaise by balancing the
physical and emotional self. Generally makes you feel a lot better about
yourself and brings back your natural energy.

DIAMOND -- A mineral consisting of native carbon. A master healer. The
"Girl's Best Friend" and the "Boy's" too. Dispels negativity, purifies the body
and spirit and reflects the desires of the highest consciousness in its
enhancement of brain functions and the removal of blockages in the
personality. Amplifies the full spectrum of energies in mind, body and spirit,
inspiring innocence, purity, faithfulness, abundance and serenity.

DIOPTASE -- Emerald green transparent to translucent crystals. Vitalises,
balances and tones the body and mind. The "Seer" enhances and
strengthens the cardiac-vascular and central nervous systems. It similarly
looks after ulcers, nervous stomach, heart trouble and variable blood
pressures. Brings emotional stability, peace of mind, an all-round healer, it
engenders progress, prosperity, abundance and well-being.

EMERALD -- The "Unconditional Love" stone is a deep green beryl crystal of
great power. It strengthens the heart, liver, kidney, immune system and
vitalises and tones the body and mind. This friend to the seeker assists in
deeper spiritual insight, introduces the higher self to the divinity within
inspiring love, prosperity, kindness, tranquillity, balance, patience and the
power to heal.

FLUORITE -- A  cubic crystal which occurs in a variety of colours. The
"Gatherer" is a powerful healer, which gathers and absorbs vital nutrients,
strengthens teeth and bones and is beneficial for blood vessels and spleen.
Calms the over-excitable by bringing greater concentration in meditation
where it will help you grasp and communicate with the higher and more
abstract concepts of the inner self. Blue fluorite: calms the emotions. Purple
fluorite: enhances spiritual balance. Yellow fluorite: aids intellect.

GARNET -- Most crystals are red to brownish-red and equidimensional. The
"Day Dreamer" crystals regenerates body systems, especially the blood
stream, where it is also a good purifier. It is also strongly associated with
the balancing of the sex drive and emotional disharmony, bringing love,
compassion and an enhanced imagination.

GOLD -- The native gold is more precious than normally understood. This
Regal mineral strengthens the nervous system, purifies and energises the
entire physical body, bringing tissue regeneration and attracting positive
energies. A powerful mind balancer, it allows you to accept love and opens
your mind, aiding personal illumination.

HEMATITE -- You either like or dislike this shiny, metallic and grey-black
mineral. To those who it likes, it will bring about beneficial oxygenation of
the blood stream, an energised spleen and will generally strengthen the
body, helping you cope with stress. It is a very optimistic inspirer of will,
courage and personal magnetism, while keeping your head out of the clouds.

HERKIMER DIAMOND -- Small, very clear, in many cases double terminated
quartz crystals. The "Harvester", so-called because of its ability to draw out
toxins. A powerful amplifier when used by healers. It assists in the reduction
of stress and the balancing of energies of the body and mind enhancing inner
vision and increases awareness of dreams.

JADE -- The light-green, tough and compact form of jadeite. The "Virtuous
One". It's subtle and smooth vibration strengthens heart,kidneys, immune
system, cleans blood and increases longevity and fertility. Aiding eye
disorders, this mineral is also believed to be an emotional balancer, with
particular strength in feminine problems. Radiating Divine unconditional love,
it fosters courage, justice, clarity, modesty, wisdom and nurturing.

JASPER -- Normally red or brownish-red massive varieties of chalcedony.
The "Talisman", so called because healers have traditionally used it for
enhanced diagnosis. A powerful healer in itself, being beneficial to the liver,
gallbladder and bladder, but it is also a multipurpose salve to the whole
body. Gives a sense of balance to the spirit and grounds you physically and
emotionally.

KUNZITE -- A transparent violet or pink variety of spodumene. If you are
any kind of junkie, then make friends with this lithium bearer. It is an
excellent balancer for physical, emotional and mental compulsions.
Strengthens the cardiovascular system and aids manic depressives by
opening up your healing heart and surrendering to your higher self, thus
enhancing self-esteem, tolerance and acceptance by its soothing and
calming presence.

KYANITE -- Light blue to greenish, transparent to translucent fibrous or
massive crystals. The "Faithful One". This stone's curative property effects
the throat, especially the voice, by enhancing the creative expression of
singers and orators. Called "faithful" because of its encouragement to
devotion, truth, loyalty, reliability, serenity and pragmatism.

LABRADORITE -- Mainly occurs as blue and yellow iridescent crystals in a
predominant grey matrix. It enhances self-healing, activates the muscle
system and strengthens the back. Labradorite also alleviates arthritus. It
helps you stabilising mood swings and supports healing of childhood traumas.

LAPIS LAZULI -- Dark blue, opaque, massive in many cases pyrite-bearing
mineral. This beautiful star-flecked blue of the "Night Stone" is good for the
nocturnal. While strengthening the thyroid and skeletal system it brings
vitality and general relaxation to the mind and body. A powerful augmenter
of psychic abilities and communicator with the higher self, inspiring greater
creative expression and illumination.

LEPIDOLITE -- A lithium-bearing, violet, flaky member of the mica-group.
Like Kunzite, this is the "Junkie's Friend", its high lithium content is an
excellent balancer, allowing a gentle withdrawal from compulsive behaviour.
Aids the strengthening of the muscles of the heart and blood flow, while
giving expression to your innate inner light and joy.

MALACHITE -- Light-green to dark-green crystals or concentrically layered
masses. The green stripes are a clear indication of this mineral's healing
power. Aids the functions of the pancreas and spleen, tissue regeneration,
circulatory system and assists in a good night's sleep. An excellent balancer
emotionally and physically, while nurturing visualisation.

METEORITE -- Stone or metal meteorites are extraterrestrial. Some people
claim that it permits you to connect with energies from other planets and
expand your metaphysical awareness.

MOLDAVITE -- This deep green "Friendly Foreigner" is a meteorite, which
during its 15 million years on earth has picked up a lot of good healing
vibrations. A good balancer of mind and body, it is a gentle assistant in
meditation, aligning you with your higher self. A general, if soft, all-around
tonic for the body and spirit.

MOONSTONE -- A colourless, white, yellowish-brownish or bluish Orthoclase-
variety of the feldspar group. Like Chrysocolla this is a very feminine stone,
bringing ease to period pains and kindred disorders, but on a much more
fruitful scale with its emphasis on fertility and child-bearing. A good
emotional balancer, it has been described as the "Mother Earth" stone. A
good solid friend inspiring flexibility, nurturing and wisdom while keeping the
emotions in balance.

OBSIDIAN -- Smoky, volcanic glass. "Black Velvet", its subtle male energies
attract the spiritual adventurers, good for "girding the loins", by beneficially
influencing the stomach and intestines. It keeps energy well grounded,
clears subconscious blocks and brings an experience and understanding of
silence, detachment, wisdom and love. A powerful healer for those it
recognises, not to be used unconsciously.

ONYX -- A variably coloured chalcedony, the stone is good for balancing
male and female polarities. Strengthens bone marrow and relieves stress by
enhancing balance and self-control by aiding detachment and inspiring serenity.

OPAL -- Opalescent form of quartz, no crystals, several colours. The
"Rainbow Stone" its iridescent flashes stimulate the pineal and pituitary
glands. It aids balance, eyesight and enhances intuition, but its principle
benefit is to induce in you a conscious connection with your higher self
inspiring self-esteem and contentment.

PERIDOT -- Yellowish-green, transparent to translucent olivine. The
"Let's Go!" stone. A good antitoxin gem, cleaning most organs and glands,
a good overall tonic for the body and mind. It reduces stress, accelerates
personal growth, stimulates the mind and opens new doors of opportunity
and abundance, while banishing lethargy and laziness.

PIETERSITE – Pietersite is a breccia of blue and brown Tiger’s Eye,
cemented by opaque white Quartz. Due to its ability to enhance clear
vision in problematic situations it improves stability during changes in ones
life. It will help you to relax.

PYRITE -- Gold-coloured crystals, also called "fool's gold". This one gives
of "Sparks" in more ways than one. Apart from aiding digestion and
improving the circulation, it influences a more positive outlook on live,
giving mental and emotional enhancement while strengthening the will. It
also inspires leadership, helping you to work harmoniously and practically
with disparate people.

QUARTZ (CLEAR), "MALE" CRYSTALS -- Quartz crystal. The "All Singing -
All Dancing" crystal. Good for the brain. Good for the soul. A very powerful
dispeller of negativity in your own energy field and in the environs.
Receives, activates, contains, amplifies and transmits energy, a good
thought provoker and a friend to meditation, inspiring communication with
the higher self. Used as a tool for therapy, it is an excellent channeler of
healing.

QUARTZ (CLUSTERS) -- Clusters of Quartz crystals break up negative
energy in an environment. They protect you from people's negative energy.

QUARTZ (DOUBLE-TERMINATED CRYSTALS) -- These Quartz crystals with
a termination on both ends are good for psychic work and dreaming. They
are helpful in the communication between the conscious and subconscious.
They balance the body, mind and spirit.

QUARTZ (SMOKY QUARTZ) -- Promotes serenity and calmness. It helps us
to be centered and grounded, soothes nerves and calms fears.

QUARTZ (MILKY QUARTZ), "FEMALE" CRYSTALS -- Gets us in touch with
the hidden, invisible, mysterious, elusive within us or without.

RHODOCHROSITE -- Pink or reddish-brown manganese spar. The "Brave
Stone", its colour helps to blend courage, passion and willpower, giving the
fortitude to overcome emotional trauma and mental breakdown. Aids the
spleen, kidneys, heart and blood circulation while enhancing memory and
intellectual strength. Helps you to accept and find courage within yourself
and helps you to cope with the stress of modern living.

RHODONITE -- Similar in colour to rhodochrosite, different crystals, also
called manganese spar. The complementary stone to rhodochrosite but
dealing on a much more cerebral level by improving memory, calming the
mind and reducing stress by giving confidence and self esteem. Like its
sister it helps you to understand and balance the pressures of modern living.

ROSE QUARTZ -- Rose coloured quartz, crystals are rare. The "Love Stone"
strokes the heart into forgiveness and compassion by helping you to let go
stored anger, resentment, guilt, fear and jealousy by aiding spleen,
kidneys and circulatory system. Eases sexual and emotional imbalance, but
be careful because it increases fertility. Learn to love yourself with this lovely
stone.

RUBY -- Red-coloured corundum. The "Servant of the Servants".
Traditionally this stone is used to preserve the body and improve mental
health. It is an emblem of affection, passion, power and majesty. Removing
obstacles and promoting tranquility, strengthening immunity and a superb
tonic to body and spirit. Very much a "heart stone", it encourages integrity,
selfless service and spiritual devotion.

RUTILATED QUARTZ -- Golden brown or reddish rutile needles in quartz
crystal. A very powerful healer, it cuts trough a lot of mental and spiritual
blockages. Enhances the life force, stimulates mental activity and eases
depression, transmuting negativity and enhancing communication to the
higher self.

SAPPHIRE -- Blue, yellow or green coloured corundum. The "Loyalty Stone",
helps the heart and the stomach while stimulating the pituitary glands, thus
the entire glandular system. Activates psychic abilities, aiding a strong
connection with the higher self by balancing emotional influences giving
clarity and inspiration, enhancing will-power and faith in judgement.

SELENITE (GYPSUM) -- Fibrous aggregates of colourless crystals. The
"Rejuvenator". Helps with loss of fertility and sex drive, can enhance the
elasticity of the skin, gaining a more youthful appearance and assisting
regeneration of tissue. Relieves stress and enhances will-power.

SILVER -- Pure, metallic silver. The "New Beginning Ore". This legendary
metal's many qualities can bring about a break for the kind of individual
who "hoards" old mental problems and traumas by strengthening faith in
your higher self and giving the desire to change. A good emotional balancer
and speech improver, this silver metal has value beyond its beauty.

SMOKY QUARTZ -- Yellowish to smoky quartz crystal. The "Dream Stone",
like silver it can be effective in releasing old, calcified or fermenting
negativity like grief, anger and despair by removing depression. It is mildly
sedative and relaxing and a good balancer of sexual energy. An able tool for
meditation, it helps you to explore your inner self by penetrating the dark
areas with light and love. Enhances dreams and channeling abilities.

SODALITE -- Blue, in most cases massive mineral. Clarity and truth are
brought by the alleviation of fear, calms and clears the mind. By
strengthening the metabolism and lymphatic system it balances the mind
and body, enhancing communication and insight. Like Lapis Lazuli, the
higher self benefits, enabling creative expression to flower.

SUGILITE -- A light to deep purple New Age stone. Small crystals are
known but in most cases the mineral is in a massive form. The "Heart
Stone" gives strength to aid physical healing and purification of all body
systems, enhancing the pituitary, pineal and adrenal gland functions. A
good brain balancer, it enhances the personal will, giving you the "heart"
to deal with the difficulties of life. With bravery and fortitude it has a strong
protective influence.

TIGER'S EYE -- Silicified asbestos in gold, blue or red colours. This popular
form of quartz is beneficial to the entire digestive system and like sugilite
inspires you to be brave, but also helps to soften the "bloody mindedness"
the over-brave can suffer. A very grounding and balancing friend to the
user, giving clearer perception and insight.

TOPAZ -- Mostly colourless and transparent crystals. The "Abundant One"
is the antidote to the 20th century, this lovely stone detoxifies the body,
warms, awakes, inspires an abundance of health by giving powerful
assistance to tissue regeneration and strengthening almost every organ
and gland. Soothing, peaceful, tranquilising, gives a creativity and self-
expression that will co-operate with your higher self.

TOURMALINE -- Prisms or needles of different colours. In some cases multi-
coloured, such as watermelon tourmaline. The "Aquarian" is believed to be
the stone for those who wish to be connected to "New Age" consciousness.
In its many colours it offers a strong protective influence, enhancing
sensitivity and comprehension by dispelling fear and negativity. A powerful
healer of mental disorders it assists the troubled to find rest and subtlety
but surely strengthens the will to be able to meet with changes and new
challenges.

TURQUOISE -- A massive, light blue to apple green opaque mineral. The
"Ecologically Friendly" stone. This profound master healer helps in the
absorption of all nutriments, strengthening the entire anatomy, aiding
tissue regeneration. A powerful protector against all environmental
pollutants, in particular background radiation. Enhances creative expression,
peace of mind, emotional balance, communication, friendship and loyalty.

VARISCITE -- Green to blue-green translucent in most cases massive
mineral. The "Generator" is believed to affect DNA in stimulating or
enhancing positive growth within your unborn children by enhancing
existing life forms for the generations to come. Calming, soothing, it
balances body-mind, giving emotional stability and self-confidence.

ZIRCON -- Normally small crystals of different colours. The "Prudent One".
This stone calms the emotions, providing protection against insomnia and
depression. It makes one more pleasant and wise by strengthening the
mind, raising self-esteem by balancing the pituitary and pineal glands,
giving personality more symmetry, helping you to manifest your higher self.

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