Lapis lazuli is an ancient gem, and as such, has a storied history. Egyptian cultures made a practice of burying a lapis lazuli scarab with their dead, and believed it to offer protection. The very earliest cultures valued lapis lazuli more highly than gold. Greeks spoke of an ancient sapphire which was included with gold, and this was unmistakenly lapis. Some believed that dreaming of lapis would foretell love that would be forever faithful.
When working or meditating with Lapis Lazuli, it is thought that it can bring matters more clearly to the mind. It is one of the most powerful stones and should be used with care. Wearing Lapis can help you to become a channel. Ancient Egyptians used it as a symbol of Truth.
Lapis Lazuli is also said to heal. I desperately needed some healing after yesterdays toxic experience with fiddleheads! It is used with other stones when parts of the body need to be purified and cleansed and should be only used by a healer. Lapis supposedly has high intensity and can open many of the chakra centres. This must be done only with love in the heart and comprehension in the mind and wisdom in soul.
The colour photos show you the blue stone. I felt they were more dramatic in black and white.