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By Claude Lecouteux

ISBN-10: 1594774633

ISBN-13: 9781594774638

A finished dictionary of sacred and magical gem lore that attracts at the rarest resource texts of Antiquity and the center a long time

• finds the therapeutic and magical virtues of typical gems, resembling amethyst, emerald, and diamond, in addition to the lore surrounding unique stones reminiscent of astrios, a stone celebrated through old magicians

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

• in accordance with historic Arabic, Greek, Jewish, and eu resources, starting from the observations of Pliny the Elder to super infrequent texts equivalent 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 security from unwell fortune, envy, and witchcraft; supply invisibility and different magical powers; enhance reminiscence; and heal the in poor health from a large choice of illnesses. those merits will be got by means of donning the stone on a hoop, bracelet, or pendant; via therapeutic massage remedies with the stone; or via decreasing the gem right into a powder and ingesting it combined with water or wine.

Drawing from a wealth of historical Arabic, Greek, Jewish, and ecu sources--from the observations of Pliny the Elder to super infrequent texts reminiscent of 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 whilst engraved with the determine of a harpy protecting a lamprey in its claws will banish panic and nightmares, and beryl, which while adequately carved can summon water spirits or win its proprietor excessive renown, in addition to extra unique stones akin to astrios, a stone celebrated via old magicians and whose heart glows like a celebrity. Lecouteux additionally examines bezoars--stones shaped in animals’ bodies--as good as “magnets” that allure fabrics except iron, akin to gold, flesh, cotton, or scorpions.

This accomplished dictionary of sacred and magical gem lore, drawn from the rarest assets of Antiquity and the center a long time, represents a specific source for gem fans and magical practitioners alike.

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