Sumerian writings and ancient Indian Vedic texts describe various methods for preparing elixirs, pastes, and powders made from gemstones.
Ancient Chinese writings contain detailed descriptions of gemstones and their influence on the human body. The Egyptians were known to hammer and polish precious stones into jewelry, and scarabs which were often buried with the dead to assist in the transition into the next life.
Medicine men and shamans have harnessed the power of crystals in ceremonies and rituals throughout history. So it comes as no surprise to me that currently, the use of crystals and gemstones in healing is making a resurgence.
Together we will explore some basic uses of stones and crystals as a complement to healthy living and healthy lifestyles in the 21st century.