Referred to as the 'Speakers Stone' as it generates confidence in words while also enabling us to communicate with spirits.
The rock became a link for individuals who possess it, develop metaphysical pursuits and enable clairvoyant communications.
Referenced as a 'lucky stone,' that is predominantly carried to increase ones chances for winning lottery tickets.
Said to raise self-esteem and aid in regaining a sense of self-worth.
Linked to the magical tiger; the King of the Beasts in eastern mythology.
Used in technologies such as watches, radios, microphones, computers, memory chips, and other electronic circuitry.
Can be useful for students as it amplifies learning to help retain information.
Used to heal those with Parkinson's Disease and to regulate blood insulin counts.
Used as an anti-smoking amulet, bestowing determination to succeed.
Believed to balance yin and yang energies.
Expected to enhance psychic abilities and to help protect traveler's from thieves.
The Aztecs were known to polish this tumble stone into mirrors for gazing or scriing.
Titled the 'Nurturer Stone,' for the earth-like pigments within, this aura links itself to the mythological Goddesses of Earth, like the Roman, Bona Dea and the Greek, Gaia.
A mineral is a natural substance, chemically bound in a structured form. The process by which these chemicals fuse together creates a solid substance, commonly referred to as crystallization. The result of this process is determined by the degree of liquid absorption and systematic growth, ultimately creating a rock-like structure with unique pigments, patterns and textures. Over time, their rare beauty has given them a majestic existence that has been questioned by many cultures.
Various civilizations throughout human history have ascribed mystical powers to colourful stones and either exhibited adoration or hesitation towards these minerals. The mystic view of crystals represents the manifestation of a deeper historical significance, in that the pleasing aesthetic of natural creation has shaped ideologies for centuries. Their mysterious existence continues to be admired and questioned in contemporary society amongst the objects in these photographs.