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Lightdragon 03-25-10 02:16 AM

Lapis Lazuli
 
this is an aggressive stone. beginners might have problems handling this stone. if you are using this stone it should be cleansed either daily to weekly.

Historically many mid-eastern cultures viewed this stone as a link to the gods including the Egyptians. At some point after this when this stone arrived in Europe many referred to its color as "ultramarine" which some believe translates as "from beyond the sea". Within some cultures this still holds true with the spiritual connection as these cultures regarded areas beyond the sea as the homes of the ancestors hence we still have the spiritual connection. As time passed the link to the sea continued but some forgot the aspect which connected it to the realms of our ancestors.... the connection with the gods has remained with us throughout history. When the modern pagan paths began most kept the connection to the sea and those who chose to work with Egyptian and other eastern deities worked with this stone for its connection to the gods.

What this really boils down to is that most modern metaphysical workers connect this stone with the sea/water. Reconstructionists tend to place it in the realm of Spirit due to it's ancient connection to lands of the dead and our ancestors as well as its connection to the gods. People who follow the paths of eastern deities tend as well to associate it with the spirit realm due to its connection with gods but they also tend to ally it to the sea as a secondary association

Lapis lazuli is a composition of several minerals. It is mostly lazurite, but contains small amounts of augite, calcite, mica, pyrite, and other minerals. It is a deep blue color, often with flecks of pyrite.Lapis lazuli has a hardness of 5 to 6 on the Mohs' scale, and a specific gravity of 2.40 to 2.90

helps with psychism and with one's intuition. can be used as a psychic shield. as it can protect the wearer from negative energy or psychic attacks. Lapis lazuli's energies can amplify mental ability. It is said to help filter out the distractions that can keep you from remaining focused. It can also aid you to harmonize body and mind, resulting in a more balanced state. Lapis lazuli can also help you achieve spiritual enlightenment. By calming the mind and soothing the body, it allows you to be more open to the subtle messages of the spirit world. Lapis lazuli can help you understand how to apply these spiritual lessons to your life.
Lapis lazuli can help you see the positive aspects of negative situations. It will help you let go of fears based upon past experience and leave you open for a richer, more meaningful life. It is said to clear negative karmic patterns.

said to help with insommina and nightmares. also said to enhance tarot readers as it strengthens their readings and shields them.

a manifester stone. You may place it on your 3rd eye in meditation to generate the result which you visualize. this stone also for transition to after-life.

some people who wear it will feel overheated while wearing it.

artists used to ground it up to make the blue pigments.

also closely associated with Inanna, Isis and Nut

Egyptians revered it for ancient wisdom and knowledge. also ground it up but was used as make-up

strongly associated with the medicine Buddha. and linked to the sacred Mount Meru

said to help with insommina and nightmares. also said to enhance tarot readers as it strengthens their readings and shields them.

a manifestor stone. You may place it on your 3rd eye in meditation to generate the result which you visualize. this stone also for transition to after-life.

some people who wear it will feel overheated while wearing it.

this is an excellent stone for sagittariuses . secondary for taurus and aquarius'

artists used to ground it up to make the blue pigments.

also closely associated with Inanna,Isis and Nut

Egyptians revered it for ancient wisdom and knowledge. also ground it up but was used as make-up

strongly associated with the medicine Buddha. and linked to the sacred Mount Meru



Links:
this one shows lapis used in ancient Egypt.

http://www.virtual-egyptian-museum.org/Collection/FullVisit/Collection.FullVisit...

Lilith 03-25-10 08:27 AM

Re: Lapis Lazuli
 
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2670/...e0946a0e3c.jpg

Falling Star 03-25-10 08:32 AM

Re: Lapis Lazuli
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by katiafish (Post 101490)

Katiafish that's awesome!

I wear Lapis all the time, most times for protection, and Egyptian links.
Light dragon, these threads and links are awesome, thankyou for all your hard work!

Mike Dooley 03-31-10 10:37 AM

Re: Lapis Lazuli
 
Yeah this stone is hot. I have three pieces of it. Two of which I tumbled my self. I never polished them thought. My stones are like me. A work in progress.

Lilith 03-31-10 10:40 AM

Re: Lapis Lazuli
 
do you use sand tumbler? I had one of those, had to give it up, was using too much electricity..

oonagh sidhe 03-31-10 10:41 AM

Re: Lapis Lazuli
 
i love lapis. though i don't wear it i am sure to have a bit of it wherever i am (along with blue quartz, blue lace agate and blue calcite....hmmm...throat chakra much? <g>)

Mike Dooley 03-31-10 10:45 AM

Re: Lapis Lazuli
 
We have one of the Lortone rotary ones. Plus two that are very similar to it from Harbor Freight. Just as good, but a lot cheaper. I would to try one of those vibrating ones. (the tumbler not the toy. Dirty minds.)

I'd like to compare to compare the finished product.

Lightdragon 03-31-10 11:33 AM

Re: Lapis Lazuli
 
i have your standard loretone 3A tumbler. got it for $40 around 2001 or 2002. it's a little more now.

Toki Wartooth 03-31-10 01:31 PM

Re: Lapis Lazuli
 
Lapis lazuli has also been called the stone of Jove (Jupiter) because people would swear on that stone in Roman court...similar to how people these days can swear on the Bible or the like.

Mike Dooley 04-01-10 06:02 PM

Re: Lapis Lazuli
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lightdragon (Post 108346)
i have your standard loretone 3A tumbler. got it for $40 around 2001 or 2002. it's a little more now.

Tumblers are great, yet I see why stones cost so much now.


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