Friday, October 11, 2013

Mystique of Lapis Lazuli

Wearing my Lapis Lazuli necklace and earings, I thought it would be interesting to investigate this stone. I've never paid much attention to the mystical meaning of stones, but found it quite fascinating. On one occasion I must admit I was guilty of buying a pair of black onyx earings when told they would ward off negativity, an energy I try to remove from my space. Perhaps it's psychological, but if the ancient Egyptians believed it...hmmm.

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.


TDEC said...

The Egyptian lapis scarabs are gorgeous, and one can see how they found them comforting. They were also a symbol of rebirth, since the believed that the sun was rolled along the horizon by a scarab, reappearing every day after the dark. A good symbol to carry.


Thank you tdec for the additional info. I find Egyptian history fascinating.