Gems in Myth, Legend, and Lore

Author: Bruce G. Knuth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780964355040
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 398
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This comprehensive modern lapidary features gemological, historical, and metaphysical information about forty-six gems. Thousands of beliefs and uses have been collected and chronicled. 115 illustrations enhance this 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 reference. Folklore gathered from numerous cultures is given for each stone. Included is a new translation of Mandeville's fourteenth century Le Lapidaire, and hundreds of quotations from literature. All references to gems in the Bible, the Koran, Shakespeare's plays and poems, and the works of Chaucer, Emerson, Thomas Moore, and Sir Walter Scott are given. A translation of Marbode's eleventh century gem treatise is included, as well as references from Vedic texts. Additional features: crystal shapes and classifying gems, a history of gem literature, and a chapter on birthstones, planetary, and Apostolic stones. Gems in Myth, Legend, and Lore Revised Edition continues a tradition of gem literature spanning over two thousand years.

Crystal Blueprint

Reconnect with Your Authentic Self Through the Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science of Quartz Crystals
Author: Beatriz Singer
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401954863
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: N.A
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A guide to quartz crystals from both an ancestral and scientific point of view, with the mission of helping readers identify their mind patterns and wounds to reconnect with the authentic self. It's estimated that 10 billion quartz crystals are used every year in electronic devices--from smartphones to computers, credit cards, watches, digital cameras, TVs, cars, and much more. When you think about it, it's almost impossible to imagine life without crystals. These same crystals we see in so much of our technology have been used over the course of many centuries, and by many different cultures around the world, for healing. In fact, crystal healing is alive and well today, with modern-day healers harnessing the energy of quartz crystals to help alleviate suffering. What is it that has drawn scientists and healers around the world to crystal technology, and what are the similarities between the ways these two groups have used the stones? In this book, crystal healer and holistic therapist Beatriz Singer answers these questions--and more. She takes readers on a journey to understand the many wonders of quartz crystals, so that we can use their powers to bring peace and healing to ourselves and the world.

Gems and Gemstones

Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World
Author: Lance Grande,Allison Augustyn
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226305112
Category: Nature
Page: 369
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"Gems and Gemstones" features nearly 300 color images of cut gems, precious and semiprecious stones, gem-quality mineral specimens, and fine jewelry to be unveiled in the new Grainger Hall of Gems at the Field Museum in Chicago.

Gem and Stone

Jewels of Earth, Sea, and Sky
Author: Jenifer Altman,Heather Smith Jones,Thomas W. Overton
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452109079
Category: Fiction
Page: 132
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"A drop dead gorgeous collection of photography of gemstones and minerals from Polaroid Notes and Instant Love author Jen Altman. A visual treat for the gem, crystal, and mineral enthusiast--whether traditional or recent--this volume features extreme close-ups showcasing the visual splendor of the stones accompanied by a brief textual portrait of the stone, including geological, metaphysical, and historical details"--

Marblehead Myths, Legends and Lore

Author: Pam Matthias Peterson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614232245
Category: History
Page: 128
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In Marblehead Myths, Legends and Lore, author Pam Peterson recounts the oral and written accounts that Marbleheaders have handed down over the past four hundred years. Here you will find stories of magic and witches, sailors, pirates and shipwrecks. Compiled with meticulous care, Marblehead Myths, Legends and Lore offers a diverse sampling of tales from one of New England's maritime treasures.


Ancient Secrets and Modern Myths from the Stone Age to the Rock Age
Author: Diane Morgan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313344053
Category: History
Page: 205
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Chapters discuss the geological, historical, mythical, and legendary qualities of particular gems.

Crystal Lore, Legends & Myths

The Fascinating History of the World's Most Powerful Gems and Stones
Author: Athena Perrakis
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 1592338410
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 192
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To access the power of crystals, you must know their stories. Crystal Lore, Legends & Myths presents these fascinating histories and legends of the world's crystals. Crystals, gems, and semi-precious stones have long been sought for their beauty, power, and utility. Historically used as adornments, currency, talismans, and amulets, crystals have been reputed through the ages to bestow magic and power on the user. However, in order to fully harness each stone’s unique power, one must know the unique legends and lore attached to it. Every stone has a narrative or key that unlocks its power. Oftentimes, these legends have been lost—or even deliberately altered—to confuse and obscure. In Crystal Lore, Legends & Myths, leading crystal expert and metaphysical teacher Athena Perrakis presents the fascinating history of the world’s most powerful stones. This comprehensive collection of stones presents to you the legends and relics from different cultures and ancient civilizations, including Lemuria, Sumeria, Egypt and Atlantis, among others. Learn the fascinating stories of how gems and minerals were used to raise power, store wisdom and secret teachings, and give incredible healing—and tap into the powers of the crystals yourself!

American Reference Books Annual 2000

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar,Susan D. Strickland,Shannon M. Graff
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781563088377
Category: Reference
Page: 804
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Thorough and in-depth coverage of reference materials is at your fingertips with American Reference Books Annual. With nearly 1600 descriptive and evaluative entries, it continues its tradition as a comprehensive review source for reference works published or distributed in the United States. It encompasses the entire subject spectrum, covering such areas as general reference, history, education, literature, urban studies, economics and business, and science and technology. Some CD-ROMs and Canadian reference publications are covered.

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar
Publisher: N.A
Category: Reference books
Page: N.A
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

Myths, Legends, Lore

Central New York & the Finger Lakes
Author: Melanie Zimmer
Publisher: The History Press
Category: History
Page: 153
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With this series of tales, local author and longtime storyteller Melanie Zimmer helps us discover the people and places of Central New York and the Finger Lakes region. Whether interested in the Revolutionary War or the founding of the Mormon Church, Zimmer brings the heart of upstate New York to vibrant life. From delightful stories recounting the exploits of the legendary Red McCarthy and the creation myths of the Iroquois to heroic tales of Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad, Central New York & the Finger Lakes: Myths, Legends & Lore is sure to please both the seasoned historian and the casual reader.

Books in Print

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Star Lore

Myths, Legends, and Facts
Author: William Tyler Olcott
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486140806
Category: Science
Page: 544
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Captivating retellings of the origins and histories of ancient star groups include Pegasus, Ursa Major, Pleiades, signs of the zodiac, and other constellations. "Classic." — Sky & Telescope. 58 illustrations.


myths, legends, and lore
Author: Māmaṇi Raẏachama Goswāmī
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788176466455
Category: Art
Page: 114
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Contributed research papers.

Star Lore of All Ages

A Collection of Myths, Legends, and Facts Concerning the Constellations of the Northern Hemisphere
Author: William Tyler Olcott
Publisher: N.A
Category: Constellations
Page: 453
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Mythen und Legenden der Scheibenwelt

Sagen, Sitten und Gebräuche auf der Scheibenwelt mit hilfreichen Hinweisen auf erstaunliche Parallelen zum Platen Erde
Author: Terry Pratchett,Jacqueline Simpson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442473670
Page: 474
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Irish Lake Marvels

Mysteries, Legends and Lore
Author: John Dunne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781905483747
Category: Nature
Page: 153
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Irish Lake Marvels deals with the fascinating legends, Folktales, and supernatural beings of Ireland's lakes.

The Folk-lore of the Isle of Man

Being an Account of Its Myths, Legends, Superstitions, Customs, & Proverbs, Collected from Many Sources; with a General Introduction; and with Explanatory Notes to Each Chapter
Author: Arthur William Moore
Publisher: N.A
Category: Folk literature, Manx
Page: 192
View: 4883

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