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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 normal gem stones, equivalent to amethyst, emerald, and diamond, in addition to the lore surrounding unique stones reminiscent of astrios, a stone celebrated by way of historical magicians

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

• according to old Arabic, Greek, Jewish, and ecu resources, starting from the observations of Pliny the Elder to tremendous infrequent texts similar to the Picatrix and Damigeron’s Virtue of Stones

Our ancestors believed stones have been domestic to sacred beings of strength, entities that if correctly understood and cultivated may provide humans safety from unwell fortune, envy, and witchcraft; provide invisibility and different magical powers; enhance reminiscence; and heal the ailing from a wide selection of ailments. those merits should be got via donning the stone on a hoop, bracelet, or pendant; via therapeutic massage remedies with the stone; or by means of decreasing the gem right into a powder and ingesting it combined with water or wine.

Drawing from a wealth of historic Arabic, Greek, Jewish, and eu sources--from the observations of Pliny the Elder to super infrequent texts similar to the Picatrix and Damigeron’s Virtue of Stones--Claude Lecouteux offers a synthesis of all identified lore for greater than 800 stones. He comprises 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 whilst properly carved can summon water spirits or win its proprietor excessive renown, in addition to extra unique stones comparable to astrios, a stone celebrated via historic magicians and whose middle glows like a celeb. Lecouteux additionally examines bezoars--stones shaped in animals’ bodies--as good as “magnets” that allure fabrics except iron, corresponding to gold, flesh, cotton, or scorpions.

This complete dictionary of sacred and magical gem lore, drawn from the rarest assets of Antiquity and the center a while, represents a unique source for gem fans and magical practitioners alike.

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