This book has the potential to profoundly transform your world view. Using high-speed photography, Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. He found that water from clear springs and water that has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors. The implications of this research create a new awareness of how we can positively impact the earth and our personal health.
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If you haven’t been to Sedona, this book will urge you to travel to this blessed place. If you have been to Sedona—or even if you live there now— this book will deepen the love you hold for the wonders of the land. Wherever you are, let this book show you how to experience the spirit of Sedona and make a true connection with your heart.
By using the meditations and practices that are detailed in this book, we can learn to use vortex energy to activate our crystalline body of light (the Merkaba). Anyone who is interested in the possibility of ascension will find this tool to be of great interest.
Take a visionary walk through the cosmos right here on the Earth
What if you woke up one morning and realized you are the cosmos, all the heavenly realms and gods, and a refl ection of God Himself/Herself? Th at you and the Earth have the same structures of consciousness, are made virtually the same?
Walking in Albion is an amusing, passionate fi rst-person answer to that. It chronicles interactions with the Earth through its sacred sites in a style full of jokes and visions, whinges and epiphanies. Leviton reports life on the path of the Christed Grail Knight in search of a cosmic spirit called Albion, the cosmos in a giant human form, the soul of the planet. Albion is a picture map of Creation, full of lights and palaces and the memories of humanity on Earth since the beginning.
Join Leviton in an odyssey of meditation and visionary experience from sites in Norway, France, England, and Scotland to America, Mexico, and Tahiti. Oh yes, he travels with plenty of sidekicks, jokers, and wellwishers, especially angels.
Want a freshly conceived meditative-spiritual experience that includes the Earth as a prime recipient of your contacts and changes? Walking in Albion is an unusual and original approach to the Mysteries of human and Earth, a fresh, bold way of regarding the authentic Christ, not as dogma but experience— yours—in the theater of the Earth. Plus guidelines to relate eff ectively with the geomantic landscape, and have fun and insight doing it, as you contribute to the Earth’s well-being starting today and begin
?ynthia Bend, Water Spirit Woman, co-author of Birth of a Modem Shaman
"A rich panorama of our native heritage which allows the seeker access to the heart of the Path of Beauty. Ed McGaa has walked this path so that all people may live in harmony."
Samie Sams, Hancoka Olowanpi, author of Midnight Song: Quest for the Vanished Ones
"Ed McGaa is one of the first persons who can write about 0glala religion in the first person because he has lived it. For years anthropologists have hoped a Native American would portray that society from the inside out. Ed McGaa has. It's about time."
William K. Powers, author of 0glala Religion
"Fascinating as well as inspiring reading. Ed McGaa makes an excellent spiritual guide and intellectual teacher . . . The information stimulates the mind, the drawings delight the eye, and the ideas soothe the spirit."
Jack Weatherford, author of Indian Givers
"Profound and insightful . . . Mother Earth Spirituality will be of great importance to those of us, both 'rainbow' and non-Indian people, who walk over land in search of a deeper spiritual life . . . For us, this book is an invaluable guide showing us how to do it."
Fred Alm Wolf, Ph.D., author of Taking the Quantum Leap
The answers to environmental decline will not come by trying to persuade politicians and industrialists that urgent and fundamental changes are required. They are motivated by the need to get elected and by self-interest. Neither scientists nor the church seem to know what needs to be done either.
What can WE do to heal the world? Former television personality turned world visionary, David Icke gives positive suggestions about how to discover our path and recognise that we are part of a larger consciousness, connecting with others and learning how to heal the Earth. He says we have to begin at home. Healing others and healing the world has to start with self-healing, rediscovering self-respect and love in one's own life.
Freedom starts with learning and overcoming fear and guilt and releasing our social conditioning. Judging others can become listening and understanding. We need to rediscover Earth's energies and the special places where we can best connect with these energies, and balance the negative and positive.
Formerly best-known as a TV sports commentator and leading spokesman for the British Green party, David Icke has gained increasing authority as a tireless campaigner for truth. His widely publicised spiritual transformation has given him the courage to speak out fearlessly against lies and deceit. David's engaging, readable style allows complex ideas to be easily understood. He travels extensively, offering public talks and discussions around the UK and USA about the world transformation.
In Agartha, the Earth’s Inner World is described. It is inhabited by an advanced race that is planning to come to the aid of people on the surface very soon. In the book, Timothy recounts his story and describes life in this fifth-dimensional paradise, which very likely will be your future home.
Some highlights from the book:
• Agartha — A Paradise Inside the Earth
• A Tour of Telos and Its Vicinity
• Meeting Saint Germain
• Shamballa — A Paradise Inside the Earth
• The Love Union
• The Temple of Belief and a Meeting with Melchizedek
• Festivities in Agartha
• How the Earth Will Change
In early 2020 guards at Teotihuacan, an archeological site in Mexico, find eight fat handwritten notebooks on a ledge at the Palace of the Jaguars. They purport to be the journal, and maybe last testament, of an American, age 69, hiding out in the high desert of New Mexico and on the run from intelligence agencies. He sums up his life spent with a most unusual colleague named Blaise. The journal entries span seven months in 2019 then end as 2020 begins, but they cover the history of the Earth.
Offered in a matter-of-fact manner, the writer’s revelations grow increasingly alarming and hard to credit. Wormholes on the Earth. Pleiadian influence in human evolution. Hyperdimensional Light grids. Clairvoyant scientists. Shapeshifting Ascended Masters. Accounts of planetwide psychic access. An apparitional theater of mythic figures. Angels 60 billion years old on the verge of human incarnation.
Yet the journals, written with warmth, fondness, and amusement, read like the memoir of truly one man’s best friend, Blaise—yet this Blaise is too big, too old, too vast to be a human. What then? And who wrote the journals? He seems untraceable.
In 2023 the notebooks passed to Dartmouth College professor Frederick Graham Atkinson, Ph.D., who, starting in 2025, prepared them for publication, adding helpful editorial notes. The journals, though never intended for publication by their author and it’s a miracle they survived the desert and years in a dusty unused office, Dr. Atkinson states, offer an unusual, often inspiring, and mostly astonishing report of the inner affairs of planet, culture, myth, humanity, the spiritual world, and where it’s all heading.
"I found myself living inside the myths of the world as if they were expert scripts for real-life inner adventures. I never once thought I was crazy. Why should I? Quite the opposite. I believed I was finally getting grounded in something real. But it would take me twenty years to make sense of it. That sense is embodied in The Emerald Modem."
The Emerald Modem includes:
direct correspondences between human chakras and the Earth's energy features--and the galactic originalstables listing locations of sacred sites around the planet where you may experience this relationshipexplanations of world myths, which provide clues to this unsuspected visionary world around us
This is the first book to synthesize all the fragments of geomantic perception (sacred sites, energy points, vertexes, etc.) into a global interactive model that ties human consciousness directly to it. Leviton describes 85 subtle features in the planetary landscape, places you can go for mystical experiences. They are features of the Earth's energy body, almost all invisible to conventional sight. But psychic cognition can be trained, and you can usefully interact with any of these types of sites today without seeing what you're doing. Your intent to interact for the benefit of yourself and the planet is all that's required.
Just as modems dial us into the Internet, so the features of the Earth's energy body described in The Emerald Modem help us get online with the galaxy. You can learn to visit Grail Castles, experience a Mount Olympus, or walk through the stars in a landscape zodiac--and you can learn enough to become confident that you're not traveling alone.
In Partnering with Nature, Catriona MacGregor weaves together scientific and historical wisdom, spiritual insights, and inspiring stories that illuminate the energies that link humans, animals, and the natural world. Through observation and conscious practice, we can open up to the power of nature to transform our lives, uplift our spirits, and even to direct our bodies to a healthier potential. For everyone who has a sense of something missing, who wishes to make a difference in their world, who yearns to reclaim their sense of wonder and awe, or who struggles with their health or emotional balance—nature speaks to all who will listen.
The Sacred Triangle represent the integration of the three spiritual forces for healing Earth: Native American spirituality and the spiritual work of the indigenous peoples of the world; the mystical energy found in all the major religions in the world, including Christianity, the Kabbalah, Hinduism, Sufism, and the ascended masters; fifth-dimensional galactic spirituality, which includes energy from extradimensional masters such as the Arcturians and the Pleiadians.
These are things we need to know:
What is GratitudeHow to Live in the Present, Realizing WisdomReverence for LifeZazenThe Way of Zen,/ul>
Readers are sure to be inspired by Hozumi Roshi's simple but penetrating texts to discover their own Zen Hearts.
Dr. Míceál Ledwith had a similar experience after the orb phenomenon was first made known to him through the teachings of Ramtha. He began an intense and systematic study of orbs in all sort of situations, day and night, and in all sorts of atmospheric conditions, in order to discover all he could about their nature, the situations in which their presence could be most easily detected, and what implications they might have for our understanding of our own place in the cosmos. To date, he has amassed a collection of well over 100,000 images.
In The Orb Project, Ledwith and Heinemann present their fascinating discoveries, along with practical tips that amateur digital photographers can use to photograph orbs and properly distinguish them from "false" orbs that are really dust or water particles. They offer guidelines on deciphering the orbs' various patterns, features, and characteristics, based on their extensive research.
As Dr. Ledwith points out, once you develop a keen and sustained interest in photographing spirit entities, some quite interesting things begin to happen: the brain stops censoring these images, and you can begin to see with orbs with the naked eye -- in more color and detail than is visible to even a digital camera.
Ledwith and Heinemann also explore communication with orbs and what their existence means to our lives. The implications of a realization that we are "surrounded by a cloud of witnesses" are enormous and incredibly hopeful for the world at large.
is the third book in a series dedicated to Psychic
Development/Metaphysical Education. Wendy Kay shares a powerful method
for cleansing and protecting the energy in your living or work space.
You do not have to have psychic abilities or be walking what is
considered a spiritual path to perform this cleansing and protection.
Follow the steps and it will be done. No experience is necessary. This
technique is very thorough. It gets rid of all energy in the space and
allows you to “start fresh”. Wendy also provides you with an easy
technique for maintaining a cleansed and protected space. Whether you
have strange things happening in your living space, feel uncomfortable
in the space or are learning to communicate with Spirit, this method
will ensure the space is free from negativity. Wendy has been
researching the Spirit World for over 25 years and this is the method
that she uses to keep her own living and work space free from negative
In The Secret Life of Water, bestselling author Masaru Emoto guides us along water’s remarkable journey through our planet and continues his work to reveal water’s secret life to humankind. He shows how we can apply its wisdom to our own lives, and how, by learning to respect and appreciate water, we can better confront the challenges that face the twenty-first century—and rejuvenate the planet.
As part of a grand cosmic plan called the Gaia Project, the earth is already undergoing a purification process—marked by natural disasters, disease, war, and social chaos—that will ultimately end in our planet's ascension to a new dimension. Jang's prophetic proclamation—communicated to him through channeling, dreams, and energy reading—explains countless mysteries about the world, including:The origins of the world and humankind The collapse of Lemuria and Atlantis Reincarnation and past-life memories The purpose of life and the meaning of existence The nature of consciousness New revelations regarding alien life
This visionary text reveals how each of us can prepare for the coming "Great Change" and take part in the universal expansion of consciousness. Along with a thorough description of the purpose of the Gaia Project, this field guide to the future includes a question and answer section, recommended reading list, and glossary to provide additional insight into the unprecedented challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
On 29 March 1990, David Icke visited a healer. What happened that day and in the months that followed changed his life forever. The former professional footballer, TV presenter and Green politician found himself on a wondrous, transformative journey of discovery. Guided by master souls from other dimensions, he went to Canada, the United States and all over Britain, meeting sensitives and helping to balance the disturbed earth’s energy systems.
This journey led David Icke to write the explosive Truth Vibrations, a revelatory book which looks at the great mysteries which for centuries have baffled scientists, doctors and historians were unravelled for David Icke: why are we here? What is the truth about God and Jesus? What happens to us when we die? What are crop circles and who makes them? Did Atlantis exist? Most importantly, David Icke reveals who the Illuminati and the Babylonian Brotherhood are, exposing a global conspiracy that has been controlling the fate of the world’s people for century by keeping it in a state of mass hypnosis.
But David Icke’s Truth Vibrations also offers hope, through his new vision of the world and his prediction for an Age of Aquarius. Through his visions, David Icke has learned what is to befall humanity and what steps we can take to reduce the physical and emotional impact of the enormous changes that are about to confront our planet and all life upon it. During his spiritual journey, he discovered the truth vibration, an energy frequency which can break us out of our hypnotised state and allow us to face the challenges of the twenty-first century.
Many of the events he predicted in the eye-opening Truth Vibrations over 20 years ago have since come to pass, making David Icke’s extraordinary story and the message that Truth Vibrations brings to every man, woman and child of supreme importance to the future of planet Earth. It is a must-read and will change your view of the New World Order forever.Truth Vibrations: Table of ContentsIntroduction
Guided by the Light Life After Life Letters from the Gods The Grand Design Spirit of the Stones Lord of the Age Diamonds in the Mud Journey to Aquarius New Vibrations The Message Notes
2) “Spiritual Happiness” shows us that by cultivating this quality throughout our life we can more easily accomplish our Spiritual goals.
Dysfunctional cities, catastrophic climate change, ever-deepening distance from nature—today we see environmental disaster everywhere we look. In Mobilizing the Green Imagination, philosophical provocateur Anthony Weston urges us to move beyond ever more desperate attempts to “green” the status quo toward entirely different and far more inviting ecological visions:
*Life after transportation—decentralized work, inventive infill, and self-sufficient micro-communities to facilitate life in place
*Adaptation with attitude—cities that welcome the rising waters
*A great second chance—moving beyond exploitation of the whole natural world
*A cosmic ecology—why not a green space program?
These postcards from beyond the leading edge of today’s green thinking are bold, audacious, extravagantly hopeful, and profoundly inspiring—the perfect antidote to the despair brought on by too many “doom and gloom” scenarios. Nothing less than a complete reinvention of contemporary environmentalism, Mobilizing the Green Imagination belongs in the back pocket of anyone who dares to dream of a brighter future and a better world.
Anthony Weston is professor of philosophy and environmental studies at Elon University in North Carolina, where he teaches ethics, environmental studies, and "Millennial Imagination." He is the author of twelve other books, including How to Re-Imagine the World and Back to Earth, as well as many articles on ethics, critical thinking, education, and contemporary culture. At Elon, Weston has been named both Teacher of the Year and Scholar of the Year.
Using examples from nature as a touchstone, Greer takes readers on a journey into the seven laws of the mystery traditions:the Law of Wholenessthe Law of Flowthe Law of Balancethe Law of Limitsthe Law of Cause and Effectthe Law of Planesthe Law of Evolution
Greer explains each law, offering meditation, an affirmation, and a theme for reflection, to show how the seven laws can bring meaning and power into our everyday lives.
Mystery Teachings from the Living Earth reveals one of the great secrets of the mysteries—that the laws of nature are also the laws of spirit.
In 2005 I had an intuition that lead me to discover what is was that powered, and gave rise to, ley-lines across the Globe. The existence of five, possibly six, giant psychic crystals embedded within the etheric or spiritual bodies of the Planet whose apexes and edge-lines, when projected up to the surface of the Earth, form the comprehensive primary framework of ley-lines around the Planet.
The book explores the nature of these psychic crystals, known to Medieval Alchemy as ‘Platonic-solids’, and their relationship to the ‘five-elements’ of nature postulated by Plato (earth, water, air, fire and ether). The book shows how each solid or figure is constructed on the principles of the ‘Golden-Ratio’, which itself is related to the ‘Fibonacci-series’ of numbers. Each of the five Platonic solids are explored in turn (cube / earth; icosehedron / water; octahedron / air; tetrahedron / fire; dodecahedron / ether). Using a computer program and trigonometry the optimum size of each solid is calculated so that it will fit into the sphere of the Earth. Each is then positioned so that it will fit exactly into all the others. The complex of edge-lines from all these figures, projected onto the surface of the Earth, then forms the complete primary matrix of energy lines over the surface of the Earth. In orienting the figures within the Earth they are anchored onto important sacred sites on the Earth such as the Great Pyramid of Giza.
The book then takes one pentagonal face of the dodecahedron that covers much of Europe. It is found that the dominant sacred site in this face is Chartres Cathedral, which seems to be part of a giant Earth-temple that extends into Southern England. The work of various past researchers into geomancy is then examined in respect of various lines and sites in Southern and Central England and Wales
The book aims to present the reader with a framework and methodology whereby they can carry out their own detailed study of the area where they are living.
Authors Joanna Macy and Molly Brown address the anguish experienced by those who would confront the harsh realities of our time. In this fully updated edition of Coming Back to Life, they show how grief, anger, and fear are healthy responses to threats to life, and when honored can free us from paralysis or panic, through the revolutionary practice of the Work that Reconnects. New chapters address working within the corporate world, and engaging communities of color as well as youth in the Work.
The Work that Reconnects has spread around the world, inspiring hundreds of thousands to work toward a life-sustaining human culture. Coming Back to Life introduces the Work's theoretical foundations, illuminating the angst of our era with extraordinary insight. Pointing the way forward out of apathy, it offers personal counsel as well as easy-to-use methods for group work that profoundly affect peoples' outlook and ability to act in the world.
Joanna Macy is a scholar, eco-philosopher, teacher, activist, and author of twelve previous books including Coming Back to Life.
Molly Young Brown is a teacher, trainer, counselor, and author of four previous books on psychology and Earth-based spirituality.
Living Earth Devotional offers practical, soul-centered tasks, including meditations, craft projects, gardening and outdoor activities, journaling prompts, and more. Following the Wheel of the Year, this day-by-day guide will help you tune in to the energies of the changing seasons and build a greater appreciation for the earth's beauty, power, and wisdom. Reduce your carbon footprint, recharge your creativity and intuition, and cultivate a connection with the world that inspires spiritual growth and personal transformation.
"Like water dripping on a stone, this lovely devotional takes a gentle, powerful, methodical approach to personal healing and spiritual alignment with Mother Earth."
--Tess Whitehurst, author of Magical Housekeeping and The Good Energy Book
Perfect for homeowners, renters, business owners, professional designers, and builders, Earth Spirit Living illuminates the benefits of living in cooperation with our environment, including:
* a more comfortable home * increased effectiveness in your work
* healthier, calmer living conditions * enhanced work and personal relationships
* improved prosperity * smoother construction or remodeling process
Insightful illustrations, ceremonies, cures, attunements, and visualizations will help you hone your natural instincts and strengthen your connection to your physical space. With client stories and personal anecdotes, Holmes guides you on the journey toward a balanced life and living space that harnesses the energy and wisdom of nature.
Juliano’s teachings focus on personal and planetary healing and ascension, and this volume presents the most up-to-date information on ascension that is available, including new spiritual technologies to aid the process. Gain full understanding of the planetary healing spiritual technology known as Biorelativity, and begin working with new quantum and global healing techniques and cosmic consciousness.
"Ecospiritualism" is a form of spirituality that embraces, and takes responsibility for, the natural world we live in. One of the most practical, enjoyable, and simple ways of reclaiming our ecospiritual connection with Mother Earth is journeying with the spirits of animals just as our ancestors did thousands of years ago.
Animals, most intimately connect with Mother Earth, are the perfect guides to the ancient wisdom we have lost. Mole, eagle, badger, wolf, bear, mountain lion--each animal has its place on the sacred medicine wheel; each has knowledge vital to the future of our Earth and to rediscovering our rightful place in it.
In Spirit Animals, author Hal Zina Bennett offers an accessible form of "spiritual orienteering" in which personal power animals are the guides and teachers, and shamanism is the means by which we work with and learn from them.
No doubt one of the greatest mysteries to emerge from the latter half of the twentieth century has been the subject of UFO's. The questions on everyone's lips at the moment are: Do flying saucers really exist? And has our earth at any time been visited by extra-terrestrials?
In this book, Dr. Douglas M. Baker, an investigator into the phenomena of UFO's for more than 25 years, states conclusively that yes, our Earth has indeed been visited by extra-terrestrials from as far back as 18 million years ago, with the advent of the "Lords of the Flame" He goes on to say that although many of the sightings can be explained away by science as simple natural occurrences, there remain the few isolated incidents which defy all present scientific means of interpretation. To these, Dr. Baker attributes the various occult factors he describes here.
Flowerspeak shares the role of flowers for your healing and for the evolution of your unique soul destiny path. You will learn through inquiry and ritual, how to connect more fully with your natural surroundings, to co-create with non-physical nature beings to make your own flower preparations, and to listen to the flowers and their "speak," through their subtle promptings and language.
The planet personalities and signs of astrology speak to us through superchannel Robert Shapiro — sharing not only long-lost information but also new ways of being for an awakening humanity. As the planet personalities and signs speak through Robert, their personality traits and interests, many of which have been unknown since ancient times, can be clearly heard and felt.
In addition, you — humanity — have made such progress that other new energies and traits of the planets and signs are expressed through their words. These energies, traits, and characteristics were only potential in earlier times but now are becoming available to you to become aware of and to express within your life on Earth as you awaken to your natural self.
What do the experts say about this book?
"My friend Barbara has covered a lot of territory in this book-from the basic concepts of dowsing to using dowsing devices to improve your health with muscle testing. She leads the reader on an informative journey that can change our lives."
Raymon Grace, Dowser, Lecturer & Author
"This author has done a masterful job in explaining the use of the several tools used in dowsing. With step by step instructions on each instrument, including the body as a dowsing tool. She explains the importance of asking the right questions and getting permission from the system to do the dowsing. I feel that this book could become the standard text book for basic dowsing schools, and I am proud to recommend it."
Harold McCoy, Founder & Director Ozark Research Institute
Pendulum, L-Rod, Y-Rod: The Ultimate Guide to Dowsing unlocks the secrets to successful dowsing.
People love this place, they say, for its uplifting, spiritually leavening effect, for how it starts a process of transformation, healing, deep change, and self-reinvention. People revere this place as an axis of creativity, a hotbed of innovation, and a paramount center for recreating culture and spirituality\ capable of inspiring the world.
Santa Fe Light explains why. An able travel guide, it takes you to 111 different locations and their Light temples in and around Santa Fe, numinous places usually only encountered in myths or dreams. And it proposes that the observed social qualities of Santa Fe, its livability, might be due to this fabulous visionary geography alluringly just beyond the veil of our ordinary perception.
A serial killer with multiple personalities. An astronaut who returns from higher dimensional space a changed man. And two unlikely detectives who have to get inside the mind of a killer ... literally. That’s Shift - an eleven-dimensional techno-thriller with a touch of out-of-body horror.
“Shift is an exciting and shocking futuristic thriller. The characters are original, and the imagery pulls you in. Incorporating heart-pounding suspense and an inventive twist of science fiction, I enjoyed this story even more than Dolley’s Resonance. This is another author I’ll definitely be watching.” SciFiChick
“SHIFT is a great science fiction mystery that will have the audience wondering who the killer is. The story line is fast-paced but brilliantly driven by the strong cast ... Chris Dolley mesmerizes his audience.” Alternative Worlds
“I think I somehow missed reading Dolley's first novel, Resonance, when it appeared a couple of years ago. It's an oversight that I plan to correct in the near future because his second is a very accomplished, intricate, and entertaining novel. There's lots of neat stuff in this, and the plot is clever and full of surprises. It's first class writing from someone whose name will, I predict, be much better known before long.” Don D'Ammassa, Critical Mass
“Shift is a really good science fiction story. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants something a bit different in their science fiction.” SF Signal
• Reveals the healing and magical virtues of familiar gemstones, such as amethyst, emerald, and diamond, as well as the lore surrounding exotic stones such as astrios, a stone celebrated by ancient magicians
• Examines bezoars (stones formed in animals’ bodies) and “magnets” that attract materials other than metal
• Based on ancient Arabic, Greek, Jewish, and European sources, ranging from the observations of Pliny the Elder to extremely rare texts such as the Picatrix and Damigeron’s Virtue of Stones
Our ancestors believed stones were home to sacred beings of power, entities that if properly understood and cultivated could provide people protection from ill fortune, envy, and witchcraft; grant invisibility and other magical powers; improve memory; and heal the sick from a wide variety of diseases. These benefits could be obtained by wearing the stone on a ring, bracelet, or pendant; through massage treatments with the stone; or by reducing the gem into a powder and drinking it mixed with water or wine.
Drawing from a wealth of ancient Arabic, Greek, Jewish, and European sources--from the observations of Pliny the Elder to extremely rare texts such as the Picatrix and Damigeron’s Virtue of Stones--Claude Lecouteux provides a synthesis of all known lore for more than 800 stones. He includes such common examples as the emerald, which when engraved with the figure of a harpy holding a lamprey in its claws will banish panic and nightmares, and beryl, which when appropriately carved can summon water spirits or win its owner high renown, as well as more exotic stones such as astrios, a stone celebrated by ancient magicians and whose center glows like a star. Lecouteux also examines bezoars--stones formed in animals’ bodies--as well as “magnets” that attract materials other than iron, such as gold, flesh, cotton, or scorpions.
This comprehensive dictionary of sacred and magical gem lore, drawn from the rarest sources of Antiquity and the Middle Ages, represents a one-of-a-kind resource for gem enthusiasts and magical practitioners alike.