Metaphysical Meanings on Rocks, Crystals and Minerals
What is metaphysics?
Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that investigates principles of reality transcending those of any particular science. It deals with defining “being”, such as: why do we exist. More recently, the term "metaphysics" has also been used more loosely to refer to "subjects that are beyond the physical world". A metaphysical information book, for instance, may be about spirits, faith healing, healing properties or energies of rocks, minerals and crystals, etc.
What are metaphysical properties?
The belief in the magical metaphysical healing powers of rocks, crystals and minerals is not new. Belief in the supernatural healing properties of rocks, crystals and minerals bringing peace, wellness and protection goes back beyond recorded history. There are ancient legends that trace rocks, minerals and crystals back to the creation of the Earth and the Universe.
History is rich with stories about the mystical and magical power stones and minerals, including legends from Atlantis, Egypt, Sumeria, Babylonia, the Hindu culture, Greece and Rome. Every culture has its own beliefs about specific stones, and those beliefs are often tied to that culture's history, geography, and spiritual practices. The earliest records of crystal healing come from ancient Egypt. The Ebers papyrus states the medicinal uses of many different rocks and minerals. Healing with crystals is also recorded in India’s Ayurvedic records and in traditional Chinese medicine from around five thousand years ago. Several shamanistic cultures practice crystal healing, including the Inuit of Canada.
The modern day resurgence of interest in the metaphysical healing powers of rocks and minerals combines a lot of the old information. Even today beliefs will vary. In most of my listings I include some metaphysical properties of the rock, crystal or mineral. I choose only to include the “spiritual” or “emotional” information. Though many people believe rocks and minerals can also heal physically, I am not an expert in the field, and would not want to supply any misinformation.
Most of my metaphysical properties information is taken from The Book of Stones-Who They Are and What They Teach, with permission from its co-author, Mr. Robert Simmons. I have known Mr. Simmons for many years and have found him to be an honest and intelligent man. He has been writing and teaching about the metaphysical properties of healing stones for twenty years. The Book of Stones-Who They Are & What They Teach is the most indepth, definitive guide to the world of crystals, minerals, gemstones, and their metaphysical energies.
So, how does one use the healing power of a rock, mineral or crystal? The easiest way to start is to choose some rocks or minerals and place them in your home. Most stones are beautiful in their own right and millions of people collect them just for that purpose! I also believe it can be fun to give rocks, minerals, or crystals as gifts to those you believe may benefit from its special healing powers. Perhaps include a little note of information explaining to the recipient why you choose that particular rock!
Though they may not be a believer-what can it hurt? Here are some suggestions of healing stones:
To ward off depression or to feel joy: Ocean Jasper, Maw Sit Sit, Turquoise, Rhodochrosite, Fire Agate, Orange Calcite, Rainbow Obsidian
Helps with addictions to food, alcohol or excess: Amethyst, Moss Agate, Unakite
To aid with friendships or relationships: Cobalto Calcite, Cuprite, Tiger’s Eye
For help with a love relationship: Jade, Rhodochrosite, Ocean Jasper, Rose Quartz
To become more stabilized or stronger emotionally: Any Agate, all Jaspers-especially Picture Jaspers, Tiger Iron
To Relieve stress: Chrysocolla, Crazy Lace Agate, Shattuckite, Moss Agate, Blue Lace Agate, Ocean Jasper, Calcite, Hematite, Lepidolite
For students: Azurite, Dumortierite, Lapis (great for teachers too!)
To counter the effects of aging: Mookaite Jasper
To lose weight: Rhodonite
To be more organized: Quartz, Malachite
For Confidence: Pyrite, Rhodochrosite, Aragonite
For Courage: Tiger Iron, Fossils, Serpentine, Rhyolite, Flint, Fluorite
For Patience: Petrified Wood, Spectrolite
For Protection: All Jaspers, Tiger’s Eye, Malachite, Turritella Agate, Willow Creek Jasper
For Energy/stamina: Drusy, Magnetite & Pyrite, Maw Sit Sit, Cuprite, Rainbow Obsidian, Rainforest Jasper
For Good luck and prosperity: Aventurine, Ammolite, Crazy Lace Agate, Tiger’s Eye
For Fertility: Rose Quartz
Quartz Pendulum Holding, carrying and wearing jewelry may work for you. And everybody knows wearing a lovely piece of jewelry makes you feel good! Most metaphysical crystal healer followers have a collection of “pocket rocks” or carry a medicine bag with a mixture of rocks and crystals that work for them. Another fun way to learn and play is to purchase a pendulum. I sell them in my store and send instructions with each purchase.
Buying a good book on Metaphysics and learning about the rocks and minerals is a great way to expand your horizons. And of course, if you choose, there are ways to delve deeper through meditation, body layouts and chakra healings. Look for expert information-there are many well-known, well-respected modern healers. Good luck!