Clear Quartz – What Is It And Crystal Quartz Properties

Clear Quartz – What Is It And Crystal Quartz Properties

What Is Clear Quartz? What Is Clear Quartz? Facts about Quartz.
By Ron Windred

Clear Quartz is the most recognized type of crystal and what most people envision when the thought “Crystal” comes to mind. It is also known as Crystal Quartz and Rock Crystal and it is a natural form of silicon dioxide. This stone is considered and referred to world wide as the “Universal Crystal” and “Master Healer”.

crystal quartzClear Quartz Crystal is colourless and transparent (clear) or translucent, ranging through to milky or cloudy almost opaque crystal and is amongst the most common types of crystals on the planet. The dominant mineral in this stone is silicon and Clear Quartz belongs to the trigonal crystal system with a Mohs Hardness of 7. It occurs in a variety of shapes and configurations from massive form to the ideal hexagonal shape terminating in a six-sided pyramid.

Quartz Crystal gets its name from the Greek krystallos, meaning ice, as it was thought that Clear Quartz was actually ice formed by the Gods and the word Quartz is attributed to the German word of Slavic origin Quarz, meaning hard.

The best Clear Quartz specimens have the clarity and shimmer of crystal clear water.

In Australian Aboriginal mythology Quartz Crystal is the material identified as the mystical substance maban (The substance from which the shamans and elders derive their magical powers). Ancient Japanese believed Quartz was formed from the breath of a white dragon, and regarded it as representing perfection.

It was commonly located in passage tomb cemeteries throughout Europe and in burial mounds in the Republic of Ireland. The Irish word for Quartz is grian cloch, meaning ‘stone of the sun’. Quartz implements were also used in prehistoric times. Since earliest times Quartz was commonly used for various types of hard stone carving, including rock crystal vases and extravagant vessels. The tradition continued to produce objects that were very highly valued until the mid-19th century, when it largely fell out of fashion.

Since the middle Ages, crystal balls made of Clear Quartz have been used to predict the future. Historically this crystal has been employed to counter black magic, to communicate with spirits and other worlds, and to perform diagnostic healing.

Quartz Crystal has piezoelectric properties. An early use of this was in phonograph pickups. Today Quartz Crystal is used as a crystal oscillator with the Quartz clock being a familiar example of a device using these properties. It is also employed in many modern technologies to make things like silicon chips for computers, radios and various other man-made devices.

Holding a Clear Quartz Crystal in your hand increases your biomagnetic field. It enhances muscle testing and provides protection against radiation. Dispels static electricity and generates electromagnetism.

Clear Quartz has a very strong vibration and excellent metaphysical properties. It is the easiest crystal to program and may used for a multitude of purposes. It stores information like a natural computer. It is the ultimate crystal because of its many uses.

This crystal embodies The White Ray or Clear White Spiritual Light, and because it radiates all the colour vibrations within the light spectrum it can be utilized and programmed for any use which brings light and energy into our human systems.

A “stone of the mind”, it helps focus the mind, aides concentration and enriches mental ability.

Clear Quartz Crystal is a power stone that harmonizes and balances. It augments energy by absorbing, amplifying, and balancing, storing, retrieving, focusing, transmitting and channelling universal energy and is excellent for unblocking it. A powerfully protective stone, it also purifies on all levels; spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical. Because it directs and amplifies energy it is exceptionally beneficial for manifesting, meditation, and channelling.

Clear Quartz is possibly the most versatile, multipurpose and powerful healing stone available, due to is unique helical spiral crystalline form. It is a master healer that can be used for any and all conditions. It stimulates the immune system, reinstates bodily balance and restores and amplifies energy systems. Cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser connecting the physical and spiritual dimensions.

Ron is a Crystal and Reiki Master, Metaphysician and Meditation teacher who lives and works at ‘Akasha Keep’; a spiritual centre dedicated to healing and teaching, located in the beautiful Somerset region of Queensland, Australia.

Disclaimer: The metaphysical and healing properties of crystal outlined in this article are for inspiration and reference. These alleged properties are gathered from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. In no way are they meant to replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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Garnet The Many Colored Gemstone

Garnet The Many Colored Gemstone

Garnet – Its Not Just Red, It’s A Many-Colored Gem
By Chris Ralph

What color is garnet close to?

Garnet color: most people think of a dark red colored gemstone when they think of garnet, but garnet is actually a whole series of different gems. Beyond the well-known deep reds, garnet can be purchased in cinnamon to tangerine shades orange, light yellows, deep purple, grass greens and soft lavender-pink. Garnet is all these colors and many more. Garnets are actually a closely related group of different gemstones that are available in nearly every color. There are garnets that change color in different light, translucent green garnets that look like jade and garnets with stars. Some kinds of garnets have been mined for thousands of years and some garnet varieties were just discovered in the few last decades. Garnets are fairly hard and durable gemstones that are ideal for jewelry use, except for demantoid, which is a bit softer and requires more protection. Because some garnets are inexpensive and have been used in the past for cheap jewelry, garnet is the gemstone which just doesn’t seem to get the “respect” it is due. This is rapidly changing in light of the many new varieties of stunning colors now available in Garnet gems.

Garnets have been used as ornamentation for more than 5,000 years. Garnet beads have been found in Egyptian excavations dating back to 3200 B.C. The breastplate of Aaron, which was worn around 2,000 B.C., is said to have contained a Garnet. The Asians in the 4th century B.C. used Garnets in creating their seals. Frequently Garnets were carved into cameos and intaglios and worn in rings. Carbuncle is an old term which typically referred to a Cabochon Garnet. The back of the Cab was hollowed out to create a brighter Garnet and make it more transparent. The ancient world is full of praise for the carbuncle, the glowing red coal of a gemstone we now know as garnet. The name garnet probably comes from pomegranate. Many ancient pieces of garnet jewelry are studded with tiny red stones that do look a lot like a cluster of pomegranate seeds!

Garnet A different Gemstone

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The Garnet group of minerals has 20 different species. The most commonly recognized are Pyrope, Almandite, Spessartite, Grossular and Andradite. The chemical formula for Garnet is complex with all species having a slightly different combination of elements. During crystallization some elements interchange to form a mixed Garnet consisting of two or more different species. Pyrope-Almandite, Almandite-Spessartite and Pyrope-Spessartite are examples of these types of intergrowth. Garnets have a hardness of 6.5-7.5 and are excellent choices for jewelry. Garnet crystals form in the cubic system, typically as a 12-sided crystal or dodecahedron. They are available in all colors except pure Blue. One problem with some types of garnets comes from their deeply saturated color. In many types of garnet, especially Pyrope and some Almandines, gems cut into large sizes will be too dark to reflect light and the stones will appear black. It is important to consider this fact when buying larger deep colored garnets. In general, garnets are not treated to change their color, in the way that many other gems are. Here is a brief description of a few of the better-known gem varieties of garnet gems:

Almandine

Almandine is perhaps the most common of the garnet family, and is the deep red to red-brown stone most often thought of when people think of garnet. It is an inexpensive stone, but new mines in east Africa are producing Almandine in more desirable red to red-orange colors which have no brown undertones. The major sources of Almandine are Madagascar, India and Sri Lanka. Almandines are sometimes available in large sizes, and most garnet sculptures are done in Almandine. Entire cups or vases have been made from single crystals. Because of its depth of color and saturation, some faceted gems cut too large from this deeply colored material will not sparkle because they are too dark to reflect the light.

Rhodolite

Rhodolite is the name used to describe the lovely pinkish, purplish or lavender Red Garnets which are a mixture of Almandite and Pyrope. This name was first used in the late 1800’s to describe the new rhododendron shade of Garnets discovered in North Carolina. In general, Rhodolite Garnets are not as dark as the common Pyrope or Almandine Garnets. Most Rhodolites seen today are African in origin and are bright, transparent Gems. These are probably the most popular garnet seen in fine jewelry today. Common shades of Rhodolite include Red stones, purplish Red and the popular Raspberry Rhodolite, a rich red-Purple with bright Lavender highlights. Rhodolite garnet is mined in Africa, India, and Sri Lanka. Brazil is producing a dark purplish Rhodolite, sometimes called grape garnet, because of its similarity in color to concord grape jam.

Tsavorite

Garnet Jewelry

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Tsavorite is the most desirable of all garnets, with a wonderful purity and intensity of its beautiful green color. Until Tsavorite was discovered in the late 1960’s there was no other gemstone but emerald that could offer the gem buyer such a rich, dark green color. This magnificent green garnet has been in great demand for jewelry since its discovery, and for good reasons: it is harder than emerald, more durable in jewelry, less included than emerald, more brilliant when faceted, and is much rarer than emerald. In short, it is (by all counts) a better gemstone, but it lacks the magic and the antiquity of the name “emerald”. For this reason it is known to far fewer people, is in much lower demand, and is therefore much less expensive than emerald of comparable color. Even so, because of its beauty, Tsavorite is the most expensive of the garnet family. It is actually a form of Grossular, colored green by the presence of trace amounts of the metal vanadium.

Tsavorite was first unearthed in Tanzania and Kenya; the name “Tsavorite” is actually a trade name created by Tiffany and Co., in reference to the Tsavo National Park in Kenya (located near the Tsavorite locality). The geology of Tsavorite is such that the supply is extremely sporadic. The heat and folding of the rock hundreds of millions of years ago which formed Tsavorite also shattered most of the crystals. It is very rare to find Tsavorite in sizes larger than five carats, and most faceted stones are below two carats. Many deposits of Tsavorite are small and unpredictable: seams suddenly narrow and disappear, giving no indication where to look next. Most of the rough is highly shattered in place (due to earth movements over the centuries), which accounts for the great rarity of large, clean stones.

There have been perhaps 40 different areas where Tsavorite has been mined but only four mining ventures are still producing in commercial quantities. The Scorpion Mine in southeast Kenya is now producing from tunnels sunk on an incline for more than 200 feet. The other major producer in this area has a large open-cast operation to a depth of 40 feet which has yielded a considerable quantity of Tsavorite. Unfortunately, the owners are unable to continue mining by this method and are beginning to introduce underground mining. Recently, a new Tsavorite-producing area was discovered in Lokirima, about a thousand kilometers northwest of the previously known localities. Although this locality is only producing a small quantity, it is promising that the possibility of finding Tsavorite exists over a wider area than previously thought.

Tsavorite garnet has more than tripled in price since its introduction to the marketplace, but at current price levels it still sells at a tenth or less of the price of emerald of comparable quality. Stones over 2 carats are extremely rare, and 5+ carat gems of fine color are virtual museum pieces.

For photos and more information on the varieties of garnet described here as well as other garnet gems, see the author�s website at: http://nevada-outback-gems.com/Encyclopedia_pages/GARNET.HTM

The author has an entire set of web pages which are devoted to providing information about the world of gemstones. His gemstone information Encyclopedia page can be seen at: http://nevada-outback-gems.com/Encyclopedia_pages/Gemstone_Encyclopedia.htm

Chris Ralph writes on small scale mining and prospecting for the ICMJ Mining Journal. He is a rock hound and prospector and owns his own turquoise mines in Nevada. His website on gemstones and jewelry can be viewed at: http://nevada-outback-gems.com

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How to Cleanse Gemstone Necklaces

How to Cleanse Gemstone Necklaces

How to Cleanse Gemstone Necklaces
By Isabelle Morton

The clutter on her desk piles up, and eventually, she can’t get anything done until she clears it away. This familiar scenario serves as a metaphor for healing rare gemstone necklaces and the need to effectively cleanse them. If healing stones are properly cared for, their capabilities are extensive. When applied therapeutically, gemstones release unwanted energies from the patient’s body and aura. In time, these unwanted energies collect on the surface of gemstones, as well as in the energy field that surrounds each of them. Much like the clutter on a desk, these unwanted energies get in the way of the gemstones’ healing powers, and the stones must be cleansed.

gem necklaceThere are many methods to cleanse gemstone necklaces. Running water, sunlight, moonlight, soil cleansing, smudging, salt, and clay packs and baths are among some of the common cleansing methods. In addition to these, we now have cleansing sprays made with the energetic imprint of gemstone energies specially designed to clear a variety of unwanted energies. This method may be the fastest, easiest, and most effective of all.

Water is effective for cleansing non-threaded mineral kingdom therapy tools, such as crystals and crystal clusters. However, there are significant drawbacks in using water to cleanse rare gemstone necklaces. The foremost is premature necklace breakage. This can occur if the necklace is cleansed in water as often as it should be (daily, or more often if you have a serious health condition). Also, it is best to keep in constant contact with a therapeutic gemstone necklace. If you break this contact to allow a necklace to dry, you lose connection with the necklace’s resources. A network of supportive energy must be formed between the body and the necklace, and repeatedly losing contact with the necklace prevents this. In addition, water cleansing will be ineffective if the water emerging from your faucet is chlorinated, and the chlorine will eat away at the thread.

Sunlight is another popular method for gemstone necklace cleansing. However, sunlight can bleach the color from certain gemstones, and worse, it can impart harmful solar radiation. Sunlight only loosens unwanted energies from gemstones. These energies still need to be removed from the gems’ energy field. If gemstones are placed in sunlight, they should always be placed behind a windowpane to avoid solar radiation, some of which is not therapeutic. Due to the constantly changing solar and cosmic radiation levels, sunbathing gemstones is no longer recommended.

Moonlight baths can be effective, but only for certain natural gemstones. Sugilite is one of these gems. Although it may seem that the moon’s light (or, rather, the sun’s reflection) does the cleansing, it is in fact the moon’s gravitational pull. If you choose to make use of the moon for gemstone cleansing, first spray the gems with the new cleansing sprays, and then place them outside in a protected area that will be bathed in the moon’s energy for at least a few hours.

If you live in the suburbs or a rural area, placing your gemstone necklaces outside on the soil or buried in it not only cleanses the gemstones, but also rejuvenates them with Earth energies. Moreover, plants and soil microbes have a natural life giving energy that can neutralize the unwanted energies that gemstones can accumulate. One drawback to soil cleansing is that animals have been known to dig up and relocate gemstones-much to the grief of the gems’ owners! Some of these gems have been found weeks and months later, sometimes in distant parts of the yard. Another downside is that soil particles can get stuck in the thread and drill holes of a necklace, and the necklace would therefore need to be water cleansed. Prolonged exposure to soil can also dull the surface of softer gems, such as Apatite, Fluorite, and Rhodocrosite.

Cleansing your gemstones by placing them in a bowl of salt is easy. However, it is not a complete cleanse. Due to the nature of the salt crystal, it is able to absorb the bulk of unwanted energies, but not all of them. Also, it does not disperse these energies. In addition, the salt must be replaced every two to three days to keep it working effectively. This is no longer the most convenient or easy way to cleanse gemstones.

At first examination, clay seemed to be the gemstone-cleansing champion. Not only is clay capable of removing unwanted energies from the stones, but it also removes x-rays and electromagnetic radiation. Nevertheless, the downside to clay cleansing becomes apparent soon enough. Aside from being messy and time-consuming, clay puts unnecessary stress on the silk, and it actually deteriorates some gemstones.

Cleansing sprays made with the energies of healing gemstones have finally solved the problems involved with gemstone and crystal cleansing. The sprays eliminate the possibility of premature necklace breakage due to wet thread or inefficient cleansing methods. The sprays allow you to remain in constant contact with a healing gemstone necklace, and they do not harm the surface of gemstones that can be damaged by water, such as Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, and Mother of Pearl. Furthermore, soft gems such as Rhodocrosite, Fluorite, and Apatite are not at risk under the care of the sprays.

These sprays are safe, thorough, easy to use, and effective. They are capable of removing unwanted energies not only from the surfaces of gemstones, but also from within them, as well as from their surrounding energy fields. In addition, the sprays can clear a wide variety of unwanted energies, including negative energies, emotional energies, thought forms, entity contamination, pain residues, electromagnetic radiation, and the accumulation that blurs and obscures information communicated by our genes. Finally, the sprays provide a way for clinical practitioners to apply therapeutic gemstones in practice. Practitioners now have the ability to quickly, easily, and effectively cleanse their gem and crystal healing tools between patients.

For a video demonstration on how to use the sprays for cleansing gemstone necklaces visit: http://blog.gemformulas.com/2010/05/12/best-way-to-cleanse-therapeutic-gemstone-necklaces.aspx

Isabelle Morton
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Isabelle Morton is the worldwide authority on gemstone energy medicine. She is an author, instructor, inventor, intuitive, entrepreneur, and founder of GEMFormulas, gemstone energy medicine natural remedies. GEMFormulas offer people a better way to meet the unique health challenges of the modern world. For more information and videos please visit our website.

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Hiking Gear Checklist

Hiking Gear Checklist

hiking gearA Hiking Gear Checklist for Day HikingA Hiking Gear Checklist for Day Hiking
By Col Heaney

I was thinking today on what should be on a hiking gear checklist for hikers who are just starting out.

With that in mind I created the list below as general guide to what you should be looking to acquire when getting your hiking gear together for a day hike.

Hiking Trousers or Hiking Shorts

Suitable hiking trousers are a must. Waterproof is always a good idea. I like ones with air vent’s in them which can be opened to allow better air circulation in to keep your legs dry as your sweat is allowed to wick away from the skin. I also like hiking trousers with detachable bottoms so they can easily double up as shorts.

Hiking Fleece

A must for cooler temperatures. A good hiking fleece will keep you warm and dry under the right Waterproof hiking jacket.

Base Layers

You need to be sure you have adequate base layers. The first base layer is next to your skin so, like your hiking trousers, you want breathability to let sweat wick away comfortably. The colder it is, the more layers you need. Always good to carry an extra one or two with you just in case.

Gaiters

If you will be wading through marsh, water, snow, etc. Gaiters are really useful to help keep your feet and your boots drier.

Hiking Hat

If it’s cold when you’re hiking a good woolen hat is a great addition to have. Worn under the hood of your waterproof jacket, it will keep your head nice and toasty! Alternatively, if it’s blistering hot and the sun is beating down, a baseball hat or beach-style hiking hat will protect you from any harmful rays.

Hiking Gloves

These need to be waterproof, wind resistant and ideally leaving you with some mobility in your hands for grasping, opening, etc.

Hiking Socks

Good socks are as important as good boots. It is worth getting good hiking socks that complement your hiking boots or shoes to ensure maximum comfort and avoid the dreaded blister!

Day or Technical pack

You of course need something to carry your extra gear and some basic supplies in so a comfortable day pack on your back is a must.

Hiking Boots and Shoes

Of key importance when hiking. You need the right hiking boots or shoes for the climate and weather you are hiking in. It needs to be a good fit and your boot or shoe should be well broken in. It is a good idea to break them in, in your house or around the block before ever using them on a hike. Always wear your hiking socks when breaking a hiking boot in!

Waterproof Hiking Jacket

Really depends on what climate you are hiking in but invariably it will rain at some point so you need to have the right waterproof hiking jacket with you. There are many options to choose from, many of which have detachable layers and so can be adapted to be used all year-round.

Extra Hiking Clothing

Extra clothing is a must if you are moving in and out of different temperatures and weather which can happen very easily as you ascend further up a mountain. Always good to have a bit more than less I think.

This list is not exhaustive but it does list out some of the key things you should be taking with you on your day hike. Being as prepared as possible will ensure that you have as comfortable and enjoyable a hike as possible.

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What Are Gemstones?

What Are Gemstones?

What Are Gemstones?
By Clint King

The word natural gemstone could mean a variety of things. I have seen fossilized marine life called a gemstone. A plain rock of copper and iron with pretty colors could also be considered a gemstone. As we can see, it is difficult to have any objective consensus of what exactly is a gemstone.

In this article, I will attempt to give the reader an objective identity of just what a gemstone is.

Again the question, how do you identify a gemstone. Definitions can vary as I have already mentioned. But most real gemstones have very strict guidelines on what qualities a stone must have to qualify within the meaning of “gemstone”. For instance, most gemstones require a hardness factor of at least 7 on the “Mohs Scale”. They must be somewhat transparent. The higher the light refraction, the better. The stone must have a luster. It must be a mineral. Finally, it needs to be rare enough to have a high monetary value. Sometimes this can include limited organic material. An example would be, “amber”.

Another way of asking the question, “What are Natural Gems?”. Some have defined a gem as a mineral that has been enhanced in some manner, which usually includes cutting, polishing, and/or altering it’s original shape. As I mentioned earlier the majority of natural gemstones are rare minerals which have crystallized deep in the earth’s crust over millions of years. When these minerals are cut and polished they have an exclusive beauty & durability and then qualify for the term “gemstone”. An example of mineral gemstones would most commonly include, rubies, emeralds and sapphires.

Gemstones have been around since ancient times. Humans have been gathering materials, both natural and artificial, and setting what commonly would be called, “rocks” in jewelry and other precious objects. But over the centuries, the term “gemstone” has become universally recognized to mean a naturally occurring mineral that upon altering it’s shape, cutting and polishing becomes very desirable for it’s beauty, value in it’s rarity and durable enough to provide lasting pleasure.

But to answer the question, “What is a Gemstone?”, we have to remember they are minerals that formed in a variety of environments deep within the earth. They have a definite chemical composition & have an ordered atomic arrangement that makes their physical and optical properties constant. These properties, like density and refraction, must be able to be measured accurately to be used as a way to identify a mineral as a gemstone.

This article wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the queen of gems, the “Diamond”. It is unique among gems by being composed of a single chemical element “carbon”, and like all gemstones comes from deep within the earth, formed over millions of years by heat and pressure. If it weren’t for volcanic eruptions, these rarest of gemstones would never have been brought to the surface of the earth.

Basically to answer our question, “What are Gemstones?”. It has been said that a gemstone involves the study of mineralogical fundamentals such as formations, genesis physical properties, structural crystallographic, chemical and physical characteristics. In plain language, most of us would agree that a gemstone is prized for it’s great beauty & perfection. Appearance is almost the most important attribute of gemstones. When we look at a gemstone, we are drawn to the brilliance, luster, fire and the clarity or deepness of color in our determination of the beauty in a gemstone.

From reading this article, you can see the exact definition for a gemstone can be a major challenge, but in the end a gemstone is any precious or semi-precious stone used for jewelry or adornment.

Clint King writes articles based on questions asked of him from various websites he manages. This request came from the auction website: http://affordablegemsandjewelry.com/guides-to-gemstones.html where numerous gems and jewelry are sold on auction.

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Gemstone Therapy Facts

Gemstone Therapy Facts

Gemstone Therapy Today
By Isabelle Morton

For ages, natural gemstones have been used medicinally. Jade was thought to protect the kidneys, liver, spleen, and heart; beryl to cure eye injuries, and carnelian to purify the blood and relieve menstrual cramps. Yet the properties assigned to gems in the past tended to be general and ambiguous. No more. Today, gemstone therapy has evolved into an art and science, and a sophisticated energy medicine modality.

Gemstone therapy is based on gemstones in spherical form. The primary advantage of spheres over crystals is a sphere’s ability to radiate its energies in all directions. The body’s energy field is able to moderate how much of this energy it wants and can direct the energy where needed. This is impossible with a crystal, which points its energies in only one direction. Furthermore, when a sphere is cut from a crystal, it captures the finest essence of that crystal, leaving the dross behind.

Gemstone therapy began in 1987 when Isabelle Morton researched the missions and essential effects of gemstone spheres by intuitively communicating with the devas, or guardians, of individual healing stones. Back then, gemstone therapy was limited to wearing therapeutic-quality gemstone sphere necklaces to support physical and life issues, plus concerns that involve emotions, memory, and mind. A few techniques for placing necklaces on the body over ailing organs were also taught.

Citrine | Lilly Pad VillageToday, many new applications for therapeutic gemstone necklaces are available, including special techniques for applying them in the aura. Gemstone therapy has also expanded into two more branches: single sphere applications and gem formulas, which are homeopathic-like remedies made from the energies of gemstones. gem formulas are the next generation of gemstone elixirs. They are imprinted with the energies of therapeutic gemstones that have been arranged to produce energy fields with unique purposes.

These two new branches make gemstone therapy more affordable and offer the layperson a great deal of versatility for self-therapy. This is what makes gemstone therapy stand out among other energy medicine modalities, which rely on hands-on applications. With gemstone therapy, the gems do the work.

Gemstone energies work throughout your body and aura. They are also adaptogenic in that your body’s energy field can direct gemstone energies wherever they are needed, and in whatever quantities are required. Gemstone energies have a normalizing effect on the emotions, mind, and body, including all physiological systems. Because gemstones work energetically, they can be used safely along with any other natural or allopathic medicines. In addition, they are ideal self-therapy tools, which allow individuals to take an active role in self-care, and more direct responsibility for improving their health.

Affordable self-therapy involves using single gemstone spheres. Single spheres can be used in a variety of ways, such as placement on acupoints and special energetic “windows” of organs and tissues. Spheres can also be arranged into patterns or small mandalas, called “mini-gemandalas,” which are supported by a disk of beeswax attached to a therapy rod and applied in the aura.

Mini-gemandalas can address a wide variety of health concerns. Each gemstone provides its unique benefits, plus you get the added support from the numerology and geometry you use when you make the gemandala. Even with a relatively small collection of single spheres, you can make a nearly unlimited number of gemstone configurations-each tailored to your unique energetic needs at the moment the treatment is applied. Instructions for how to do self-therapy using mini-gemandalas can be viewed on the Gemstone Therapy Institute certification series DVD #1 “Mini-Gemandalas for Self-Therapy” available from GEMFormulas, LLC.

The Gemstone Therapy Institute offers Gemstone Therapy Practitioner certification to students who complete the three-part training. A trained gemstone therapist can also use gems to diagnose the energetic picture of an illness; address the energetic patterns and accumulations that underlie disharmony; correct chakra and aura anomalies; loosen limiting patterns of emotions, habit, and belief; unwind the energies that hold life issues in a negative rut; directly address local and systemic conditions, as well as bring ease to emotional, karmic, and thought-based disharmony; and more.

Gemstone therapy offers something for everyone: from the layperson who wants meaningful self-therapy to the health care practitioner looking for effective ways to add energy medicine to their practice.

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Isabelle Morton is the worldwide authority on gemstone energy medicine. She is an author, instructor, inventor, intuitive, entrepreneur, and founder of the Isabelle Morton Gemstone Therapy Institute, which offers gemstone therapist training and certification. She is also founder of GEMFormulas, gemstone energy medicine natural remedies. GEMFormulas offer people a better way to meet the unique health challenges of the modern world. For more information and videos please visit our websites.

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