Amulets & Talismans
From the past up to present times, gemstones have been attributed with various amuletic and talismanic powers. These beautiful stones that were found on the ground and under the sea set the owner apart – they were rare and special and gave the owner a sense of superiority and power. Over time, various gemstones began to have distinctive powers attributed to it.
An amulet is an object that is believed to protect a person from various ills, negative energies, diseases, and evils while a talisman is seen as an object that brings the possessor good luck and fortune. There was much in the natural world that defied human explanation and attributing powers and explanations to certain stones helped to make sense of the world. An illustration of this is the bloodstone, thought to cause thunder and lightning. In early periods of history, gemstones were thought to have life and even feelings.
While there are numerous types of amulets and talismans, the one thing they have in common is that people who used them had belief in their power and that these chosen objects could affect their world. Over time, particular gemstones were ascribed to days of the week, months of the year, zodiac signs, and seasons. Certain gemstones were attributed to certain powers and healing properties because of their color. For example, green stones were used to help with eye diseases, reddish stones, such as coral and rubies, were useful against bleeding, blue stones could calm dark spirits and bring light and yellow stones were connected to liver diseases bilious complaints. It was believed that these particular gemstones would bring luck to the wearer and ward of dangers.
Amulets and talismans are increasingly worn today and the symbolism of gemstones has not diminished. This is especially true of the birth month stones. It is common for people to wear pendants or rings sporting the gemstone corresponding to their birth month. These items are still believed to affect the wearer’s life positively, protecting and healing them. It is believed that they radiate with energy. It is important to note that in the past, gemstones assigned to the months were somewhat different from the modern list. For example, the ancient Hindu birthstone for January was the ruby while the modern birthstone is the garnet. Beautiful birthstone jewelry is valued today for its symbolism and meaning, if not for its powers. Some of the most supposedly powerful gemstones are jade, jet, amber, bloodstone, and coral. These have occupied a special place in various cultures throughout history as being extremely powerful and therefore highly coveted. Some gemstones are highly prized as romantic objects. A beautiful talismanic gem is beryl, supposed to promote honesty and fidelity in marriage. Sapphire is said to symbolize love, trust, and commitment. The moonstone also is thought to symbolize love and passion and inner strength.
It is easy to see why gemstones have been allocated so much power and energy throughout history. Their beauty and inexplicable perfection made them mysterious objects. Today gemstones are still highly valued as indicators of status, suggested symbolism and beauty.
Brucite is a Seeker Transformer Crystal. Seeker Transformers are talismans used when the desire is to find a way to transform a part of one's life to a more desirable state. Seekers are used when we need some help to find a new path, a new approach, or in any quest to gain that which we desire but do not yet possess. When they possess the Earth Power of the Transformer, like Brucite, they form crystals that are excellent for seeking new capabilities that will transform some part of our life. Brucite is a very powerful Transformer material and is very highly recommended for self-improvement efforts.
Bonders are called sheet silicates by scientists. These crystals are formed when silicate tetrahedrons connect in sheets, producing very cohesive minerals. They are very tough to cut.
Bonders are outstanding crystals to use when there is need to create something that is bound tightly. Like glue bonding wooden planks together, Bonder crystals are useful in cementing relationships and agreements. They help hold things together. Serpentine is the best-known example. Biotite and lepidolite are less known, but they are powerful crystals of this class.
Bonder crystals are particularly well suited to efforts that involve getting a consensus, working out difficulties caused by differing points of view, and negotiating.
The Bonders’ power is to get people working together. They help you form relationships that get better with age. Bonders help make contracts work out in the long term by ensuring that they are based on clear understandings, and that each party is a beneficiary of the contract.
They help keep families, communities, and organizations together. They have power that is similar to that of the Unifiers, but they are more focused on sealing non family relationships than the Unifiers.
the Unifiers contain silicate molecules bound in pairs or small groups. Unifiers like tanzanite and zoisite are the most common of these minerals with crystal uses. The basic elemental forces of pairing make these particularly valuable crystals for focusing energy on relationships either between two people or within a family.
If you have a strong relationship you want to ensure continues to succeed in fulfilling your life, a tanzanite or other Unifier is an excellent source of the energy you will need to focus. It will also amplify your efforts to bond with the other person.
uses for crystals are focused on relationships with a single person or within a family. Efforts to keep unity within a partnership or family group can always use a bit of help. Unifiers are the right crystals to aid us in keeping people together and happy.
Unifiers are also great crystals for community group efforts. If you are the leader of a small group and seek to ensure it works well together, accomplishes its goals, and continues to be effective, a Unifier will be a big help to you.
Unifiers are very useful for efforts that require instilling allegiance or loyalty. Political efforts particularly benefit from using a Unifier.
The Unifiers are fairly uncommon and rare, but worth seeking out. Vesuvianite and pumpellyite are not too rare, and should be carefully considered for crystals in which the need is for unity of a small group or family.