Barite/Barium: Barium, is an orthorhombic mineral form of barium sulfate(BaSO4). It is the chief barium ore and is also called barytes and barite. It is a white or colorless mineral which is often tinged with blue, brown, gray, red or yellow. It's name is derived from the Greek word "barys" meaning heavy. Barite is used by the Native Americans in their cerimonial practices. They used it to go from physical mattter to the spiritual. In Dream Therapy, barite is used to promote and stimulate the dream state, allowing one to remember their dreams. On a physical level, Barite is used to cleanse the system of toxins, to soothe a nervous stomach and to assist in the healing of addictions. The Blue variety of Barite is used to stimulate conversation as well as to give the courage needed to speak in front of large crowds. This sky-blue colored cluster of crystals, made of orthorhombic structure, is often seen as Celestite also called celestine. Barite is found all over the world either in masses, crystals or the famous desert rose. Some of the many countries are Mexico, Canada, England and the USA.
Properties: Beryl stones represent a group of minerals, which include aquamarine, emerald, golden or yellow beryl, heliodor and morganite, to name a few. Beryl assists its possessor in learning how to filter out distractions and unnecessary stimulation. Good for relieving stress, calming the mind. This stone works with the particular color in relation to each Chakra center. This stone is known to stimulate communication (blue), acceptance and healing (green), reawakens the love of married people (pink), supports spiritual growth (gold and white) and gives us strength and power (yellow).
Folk Remedies: Beryl has been used for centuries to help stomach, intestines, ulcers, nausea and eating disorders. It works with the mental body for exhaustion, depression and stimulates the mind, nervous system, spine and bones. Beneficial for elimination organs such as the kidneys, liver, and intestines. Helps strengthen the circulatory and pulmonary systems, making them more resistant to toxins and pollutants. Helpful to the eyes, throat and easing a stressed mental state. Beryl is often used as a sedative.
Feng Shui: Beryl stones are used in the Center area for harmony, balance and spiritual growth, in the North area for personal journey and in the Southwest area for relationships of any kind.
History: This stone is found in the US, India, and USSR. It is found in shades of yellow, gold, white, blue, or green. Beryl stones' color results in the amount of metals found within these minerals. Beryl was used as cutting tools in the Upper Paleolithic period, as ceremonial stones in the rites of magic and used to signify greatness. Famous forms of beryl include Morganite, found by industrialist, JP Morgan, Heliodor, called the gift of the sun and Bixbite, named after Maynard Bixby, who cataloged the minerals of Utah.
Bloodstone: Properties: The martyr stone aptly named, due to the legend of this stone being at the foot of the cross and stained by the drops of blood from Jesus. Metaphysically, bloodstone is used to either promote a calm, tranquil atmosphere that is grounding or revitalize insufficient energy. A great stone for mental exhaustion. This stone represents both courage and strength and is used for achieving these attributes. It is associated with honesty and integrity and is useful in removing obstacles in life. A classic stone for wealth, it attracts abundance and good luck. Most effective on the Heart (green) and Root (red) Chakra.
Folk Remedies: This crystal is one of the most recommended stones for blood and circulation issues. Bloodstone is an immune stimulator and energy cleanser. It is believed to neutralize toxins. Believed to be helpful with menstrual cramps, anemia, bloodclots, hemorrhoids, birthing/reproductive issues and imbalance. It has been used for cleansing heart and blood circulation, marrow, thymus and lungs. Helps purify toxic blood and detoxify the kidneys, liver, and spleen. It can be placed in a bowl of water or in bath water to ensure peaceful sleep.
Feng Shui: Bloodstone is used primarily anywhere to quell negative energy. Used in the East direction to honor our ancestors, in the Southeast for abundance and in the Southwest for relationships and love (use a pair of stones in this direction).
History: Bloodstone, also called "Heliotrope" (named for it's sun "red" glow - helios - setting over a green sea) is from the quartz family (Si02). It is a type of chalcedony, similar to jasper. The green color is caused by small crystals of actinolite and the red patches are from streaks of iron oxide. Found in the Mediterranean, USSR and India, this stone was used by the Babylonians for amulets, seals and decor. Because of its deep green color with flecks of red, often resembling drops of blood, it was used throughout Europe as a carving stone for making scenes of the crucifixion. It was often carried by soldiers during war because it was believed to stop bleeding and heal wounds faster.
Boji Stones: Iron-magnetite concretion. Solid round, grey-brown discs with high iron. Grounding, electromagnetic. Balances body's energy field. Many have found they reduce pain by holding 1 in each hand. Recharges electrically in sun. (Store boji's apart -magneticness neutralizes each other. Also wearing/holding with tiger's eye or other stone containing asbestos may bring on ill feeling.) Rough "male" and smooth "female" stones both have + and - charge.
Brass: Flattens and grounds energy. (poor conductor); not generally used for healing. can dull/block energy. May be used as shield, reducing sensitivity and awareness. A common alloy made by combing Copper and Zinc. Recommended by healers as helpful to people who have unusually high levels of metal in their bloodstream, since it is a blood cleanser and detoxifier. Also used for hair loss.