The Breastplate of Aaron

The Breastplate of Aaron

At the Winter Solstice, all 12 Gemstones in the Breastplate of Aaron were made into Essences in the Solar cross Medicine Wheel. The Sun’s energy on December 22, 2011 was magnificent. Aaron was the first High Priest and the brother of Moses. The Breastplate is important because by using it God revealed his Divine will to the chosen people. Upon the Breastplate were 4 rows of precious stones. Three stones in each row. The Names of the twelve tribes of Israel were engraved on them. These gemstones are referred to in the Bible in Revelations.

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Foundation Stones . . . Gems of The Bible . . . . .

Way back at the beginning of the Old Testament, there were twelve sacred gemstones that came from the Mountain of God, where Moses received the Ten Commandments. They were given to Moses, whose blueprint for a sacred breastplate for his brother, the high priest Aaron, is given in Exodus, 28:15-30.

Many of these same gemstones are listed in Ezekiel, Chapter 28 in reference to the King of Tyrus. Said to have the power to summon angels, the book of Ezekiel calls them “The Stones Of Fire” Ezekiel, Chapter 28:13-16).

There are also twelve gemstones listed in Revelation, Chapter 21. Despite the confusion surrounding the various names and translations of them, many believe (as I do) that the gems listed in Revelation, Chapter 21 are the same twelve sacred gemstones from the Mountain of GOD, “The Stones of Fire”, that were in Aaron’s BreastPlate of Judgement.

The twelve sacred gemstones of Revelations are Jasper, Sapphire, Chalcedony, Emerald, Sardonyx, Sardius, Chrysolite, Beryl, Topaz, Chrysoprasus, Jacinth, and Amethyst.

Many also believe that there is a clear association between the twelve apostles and the twelve gems from the walls of Jerusalem. One of the earliest writers to tie in the apostles with the symbolism of the twelve gems is Andreas, Bishop of Caesurae. Each of the saints was assigned their own gemstone and all twelve gems match up exactly with those mentioned in the Revelations passage. These are listed on each Gem’s page

The first foundation was jasper; . . .

Jasper is one of the stones in the ‘Breastplate of Judgement’ of Aaron, described in the Bible (Exodus 28:15-30). Jasper is also included in the listing of the gems of the King of Tyrus (Ezekiel 28:13).

One of the earliest writers to associate with the apostles the symbolism of the gems given in Revelations is by Andreas, bishop of Caesurae. He gives a brief description of the stones, which is recounted in George F. Kunz’s book The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (1913).
* The Jasper, which like the emerald is of a greenish hue, signifies St. Peter. Jasper: The ancient Hebrew name was Yashpheh. Jasper has been known from early times as a fine-grained variety of quartz. It occurs in many different colors and hues, but green was particularly valued. An early variety discovered in India and still mined there today is called bloodstone. It is dark to medium green with small spots of red scattered throughout. It has been said that it originated when Christ’s blood fell to the ground and was scattered on the rocks under the Cross, which is a nice story but bloodstone was used and prized in India long before Christ’s birth. However, many early Christians wore it to remind them of Christ’s sacrifice. *

Jasper – A variety of chalcedony that is usually striped or spotted. An opaque cryptocrystalline variety of quartz that may be red, yellow, white, green or brown. The variety of chalcedony is even greater than transparent quartz varieties because it includes cryptocrystalline quartz with patterns as well as a wide range of solid colors. Jasper has a hardness of 6.5 to 7.0.
Quartz – A very hard mineral composed of silica, SiO2, found worldwide in many different types of rocks, including sandstone and granite. Varieties of quartz include agate, chalcedony, chert, flint, opal, and rock crystal.

Jasper is a common, opaque, semi-precious stone that is found in many colors. It is found all over the world; it is often striped, speckled, and multi-colored. Jasper sometimes looks like a landscape painting and has been used for intaglio carvings. One type of Jasper – Bloodstone, is usually green with red spots. Deposits of iron oxide are responsible for the red, which does not glitter. One legend maintains that the red formed when drops of Christ’s blood landed on green jasper at the foot of the cross.

Stones made of jasper have been treasured throughout history for their value as an amulet by all ancient peoples including the American Indians and one of the tribes of Israel. In ancient times it was used in seals and to ward off drought. For those who wore jasper close to their bodies, it was believed that jasper could enhance the wearer’s global awareness. It also supposedly helps bring hidden thoughts, fears and hopes to surface. The stones are reported to get more personal and stronger the longer they are worn, helping us attract what we need rather than what we may want.

the second, sapphire; . . .

Sapphire is one of the stones in the ‘Breastplate of Judgement’ of Aaron, described in the Bible (Exodus 28:15-30). Sapphire is also included in the listing of the gems of the King of Tyrus (Ezekiel 28:13).

One of the earliest writers to associate with the apostles the symbolism of the gems given in Revelations is by Andreas, bishop of Caesurae. He gives a brief description of the stones, which is recounted in George F. Kunz’s book The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (1913).
* The Sapphire is likened to the Heavens (from this stone is made a color popularly called lazur) and signifies St. Paul. Sapphire or Lapis Lazuli: The Hebrew name of Sappir. The sacred character of this stone was attested by the tradition that the Law given to Moses on the Mount was engraved on tablets of sapphire. *

Sapphire – (noun) 1. A clear hard variety of corundum used as a gemstone that is usually blue but may be any color except red. 2. A corundum gem. 3. The blue color of a gem sapphire. (Adjective) 1. Made of or resembling a gem sapphire. 2. Having the color of a blue sapphire.

Corundum is an aluminum oxide with a hardness of 9, second only to the diamond. The more valuable varieties of corundum come from Sri Lanka, Thailand, America, Cambodia, Burma, Australia, India, and Tanzania. Sapphires polish very well and have a nice luster. Sapphires are very valuable, often more expensive than diamonds. Sapphires are generally thought of as being blue, but they actually can be found in virtually every other color except red. If it’s red, it’s a ruby, because both sapphires and rubies are from the corundum family.

Gem lore tells us that Sapphire has long symbolized truth, sincerity, love, friendship, and faithfulness. Ancient Persians believed sapphires gave heaven its blue color, and some believed that the heavens formed a huge sapphire to act as a support for the earth, and its reflection colored the sky. Tradition holds that Moses was given the ten commandments on tablets of sapphire, making it the most sacred gemstone. Because sapphires represent divine favor, they were the gemstone of choice for kings and high priests. The British Crown Jewels are full of large blue sapphires, the symbol of pure and wise rulers. Since sapphire symbolizes sincerity and faithfulness, it is an excellent choice for an engagement ring. When Prince Charles chose a sapphire engagement ring for Princess Diana, couples all over the world were inspired to revive this venerable tradition.

The Hebrew name for sapphire is ‘Sappir’. Many (including Andreas, bishop of Caesurae as recounted in George F. Kunz’s book “The Curious Lore of Precious Stones”) believe that the name also refers to lapis lazuli. Lapis has been worn since ancient times in the belief that lapis will protect the wearer from evil. It was used by the ancient Egyptians in many religious ceremonies, and was often used as an inscription stone for various passages from the Book of the Dead. In the Middle Ages, it was thought to keep the limbs healthy and free the soul from error, envy and fear. It was also said to impart ancient knowledge, and the wisdom to use it. Lapis Lazuli is the source of a highly prized (and expensive) ultramarine pigment that was immortalized in paintings by the Renaissance Masters.

Because of the conflicting opinions regarding the stones described by Sappir, we have included both Lapis Lazuli and Genuine Blue Sapphire

the third, a chalcedony; . . .

Agate(Chalcedony) is one of the stones in the ‘Breastplate of Judgement’ of Aaron, described in the Bible (Exodus 28:15-30).

One of the earliest writers to associate with the apostles the symbolism of the gems given in Revelations is by Andreas, bishop of Caesurae. He gives a brief description of the stones, which is recounted in George F. Kunz’s book The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (1913).
* The Chalcedony . . . represented St. Andrew. Chalcedony: Hebrew name of Bareketh. *

Chalcedony – Any type of quartz which has a cloudy, non-crystalline appearance, such as agate. Its common colors are blue-gray, white (cream), and red-brown. A translucent to transparent milky or grayish quartz with distinctive microscopic crystals arranged in slender fibers in parallel bands.
Agate – The name agate comes from the Sicilian river formerly called Achates. The Drillo river (modern name of the Achates) is still a major source of this form of chalcedony. Early civilizations, including the ancient Egyptians, used agate for seals and protective talismans. Some of these civilizations created eye beads by carving a hole through an agate disc to symbolize the lens of an eye.
Quartz – A very hard mineral composed of silica, SiO2, found worldwide in many different types of rocks, including sandstone and granite. Varieties of quartz include agate, chalcedony, chert, flint, opal, and rock crystal.

Quartz that is formed not of one single crystal but finely grained microcrystals is known as chalcedony. The variety of chalcedony is even greater than transparent quartz varieties because it includes cryptocrystalline quartz with patterns as well as a wide range of solid colors. Included in the chalcedony family are Agates, Jasper, Carnelian, and Chrysoprase.
Gem lore attributes to chalcedony the ability to increase intellect and creativity. It is said that blue chalcedony makes one more telepathic while giving mental clarity, that it is balancing and reduces all negativity

the fourth, an emerald; . . .

Emerald is one of the stones in the ‘Breastplate of Judgement’ of Aaron, described in the Bible (Exodus 28:15-30). Emerald is also included in the listing of the gems of the King of Tyrus (Ezekiel 28:13).

One of the earliest writers to associate with the apostles the symbolism of the gems given in Revelations is by Andreas, bishop of Caesurae. He gives a brief description of the stones, which is recounted in George F. Kunz’s book The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (1913).
* The Emerald which is of a green color, is nourished with oil that its transparency and beauty may not change; this stone signifies St. John the Evangelist. Emerald: Hebrew name of Nophek. The literal translation of the ancient Hebrew name means glowing coal. *

Emerald – a hard, but brittle gemstone, is the most valuable form of Beryl, which is a silicate of beryllium and aluminum. Colors range from various shades of green, blue green, or yellow green. The green color of the stone is influenced by the amount of chromium in the silicate. Typical crystal structure is hexagonal in nature and has a hardness between 7.5 and 8. The gem is sometimes found in granite, mainly in pegmatites.

Emeralds are rare, ancient emeralds were found in Egypt and Afghanistan, but the largest and finest emeralds now come from Colombia, and that country produces some of the most vivid and brightly colored stones. Other countries supply fine emeralds, too – Zambia, Brazil, Russia, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. Prices for fine quality emeralds can exceed the value of diamonds. A top quality Emerald would contain only a few small inclusions not visible to the naked eye. All emeralds do contain some inclusions, which are caused by mica, pyrite, calcite, or other minerals.

The name emerald comes from the Greek smaragdos meaning “green stone”. Emerald boasts a great deal of folklore. It was used as a burnt offering, a symbol of St. John, and supposedly was a poison antidote, a cure for fevers and epilepsy, eye relief (due to the exceptional color), a cure for dysentery and leprosy, a cure for ophthalmia and bleeding, a cure for stomach problems (when laid on the stomach), and a good laxative. For Taurus wearing an emerald will insure loyalty, and improve memory.

It is the symbol for immortality and the symbolization of faith. Emeralds are green, and green is symbolic of Spring, so it was natural that ancient people believed that the emerald symbolized re-birth and love. It is reported to help the wearer deal with emotional disturbances and trauma. It is said that emerald is a major source of healing energy, promotes balance and harmony, as well as increases intellect and creativity. It is still often used to treat cancer as well as support other therapies.

the fifth, sardonyx; . . .

(Sard) Onyx is one of the stones in the ‘Breastplate of Judgement’ of Aaron, described in the Bible (Exodus 28:15-30). (Sard) Onyx is also included in the listing of the gems of the King of Tyrus (Ezekiel 28:13).

One of the earliest writers to associate with the apostles the symbolism of the gems given in Revelations is by Andreas, bishop of Caesurae. He gives a brief description of the stones, which is recounted in George F. Kunz’s book The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (1913).
* The Sardonyx, represents James. Sardonyx or Onyx: Hebrew name of Yahalom. The traditional interpretation is onyx. Some Greek writers considered it to mean diamond as the translation of the Hebrew word means to smite or cut. However, there is no evidence that the Hebrews knew of diamond. However, onyx was a well-known stone, which was carved into seals and used with wax. Therefore, the term to smite may mean to strike as with a seal on hot wax. Onyx is a common soft stone, composed of calcium carbonate and deposited in caves. Much banded onyx (sardonyx) today is cut and polished as inexpensive novelty items. *

Sardonyx – A semi-precious stone that is formed by two layers, a red-brown layer of sard and a gray, white, black or brown layer of onyx. Sardonyx is a type of quartz (agate), it is frequently carved to make intricate cameos and seals.
Agate – Hebrew name of Shebo. A banded variety of agate, commonly used by Egyptians, had distinctive gray and white alternating bands that would have contrasted well with the other varieties of fine-grained quartz. Sardonyx was highly valued in Rome, especially for seals, because it was said to never stick to the wax. Roman General Publius Cornelius Scipio was known for wearing lots of sardonyx.

Folklore says sardonyx helps promote healthy relationships, and helps to balance heaven and earth. the sixth, sardius; . . .

Sardius is one of the stones in the ‘Breastplate of Judgement’ of Aaron, described in the Bible (Exodus 28:15-30). Sardius is also included in the listing of the gems of the King of Tyrus (Ezekiel 28:13).

One of the earliest writers to associate with the apostles the symbolism of the gems given in Revelations is by Andreas, bishop of Caesurae. He gives a brief description of the stones, which is recounted in George F. Kunz’s book The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (1913).
* The Sardius with its tawny and translucent coloring suggests fire and represents Philip. Sardius or Carnelian: Hebrew name of Odem. Carnelian is a translucent, hard, fine-grained variety of orangish red quartz (chalcedony) that has often been used for ring stones and wax seals. *

Sardius – See Sard
Sard – A clear or translucent, deep orange-red to brownish-red variety of chalcedony. Also called sardius.
Carnelian – A red or brown gemstone that is a variety of chalcedony.

Carnelian, a form of chalcedony valued in the ancient world, has a vivid brownish orange color and clear translucency that made it popular for signet rings and seals. Although used to stop bleeding, carnelian was more often worn to prevent skin diseases and insanity. It was also reputed to bestow courage and eloquence upon the wearer, and was especially recommended for those speaking in public.

Gemlore tells us that Carnelian’s color allows one to relax and helps one to adopt a more loving viewpoint. It is often used for past life recall and to learn about cause and effect. It helps people understand their personal cycles. If you are attracted to it, it can bring much joy and happiness. As a healing aid carnelian helps cells by reminding them of their blueprints of health. Natural (not heat treated) carnelian is stronger for healing purposes. Folklore attributes carnelian with the ability to relieve depression and grief, to prevent/lessen arthritis, and work as a preventive strengthening energy for joints, limbs, bones, and circulatory system. It is also said to affect fertility.

the seventh, chrysolite; . . .

One of the earliest writers to associate with the apostles the symbolism of the gems given in Revelations is by Andreas, bishop of Caesurae. He gives a brief description of the stones, which is recounted in George F. Kunz’s book The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (1913).
* The Chrysolite, gleaming with the splendor of gold, symbolizes Bartholomew. *

Chrysolite – See Olivine
Olivine – A mineral silicate of iron and magnesium, principally (Mg, Fe)2SiO4, found in igneous and metamorphic rocks and used as a structural material in refractories and in cements. Also called chrysolite.

Chrysolite/Olivine is known by many names. Besides its actual mineral names, forsterite and fayalite, it is known as “chrysolite”, “evening emerald” and peridot.

Peridot has been mined as a gemstone for an estimated four thousand years or better, and is mentioned in the Bible under the Hebrew name of pitdah. Peridot gems along with other gems were probably used in the fabled Breastplates of the Jewish High Priest, artifacts that have never been found. It is possible that Peridot is the gem referred to as ‘Carbuncle’ – listed in Exodus 28:15-30 and also included in the listing of the gems of the King of Tyrus (Ezekiel 28:13)

the eighth, beryl; . . .

Beryl is one of the stones in the ‘Breastplate of Judgement’ of Aaron, described in the Bible (Exodus 28:15-30). Beryl is also included in the listing of the gems of the King of Tyrus (Ezekiel 28:13).

One of the earliest writers to associate with the apostles the symbolism of the gems given in Revelations is by Andreas, bishop of Caesurae. He gives a brief description of the stones, which is recounted in George F. Kunz’s book The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (1913).
* The Beryl, imitating the colors of the sea and air, suggests Thomas. *

Beryl – An important mineral species that includes aquamarine and emerald. Lesser known varieties include goshenite (colorless), morganite (pink), Heliodor (yellow) and bixbite (red). Beryl is a transparent to translucent glassy mineral, essentially aluminum beryllium silicate, Be3Al2Si6O18, occurring in hexagonal prisms and constituting the chief source of beryllium. Transparent varieties in white, green, blue, yellow, or pink are valued as gems.

Beryl is found in Austria, Columbia, Brazil, Russia, East Africa, Australia, Madagascar, South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan, Zambia, Nigeria, U.S.A., Afghanistan. The family name beryl is used to describe stones which are not distinctly green enough to be classified as emeralds or stones where the color may be borderline between yellow and green. Stones like these could be called green beryl or yellow green beryl. Green beryl can usually be heated to remove the green and improve the blue resulting in the more valuable variety, aquamarine.

Legends say that aquamarine (beryl) is the treasure of mermaids, with the power to keep sailors safe at sea. Aquamarine protects against the wiles of the devil. Gem lore says that a dream of aquamarine means that you will meet new friends. Heliodor (yellow/golden beryl) clears and soothes the emotions. Folklore attributes beryl with the ability to help heal the digestive organs, give courage and strength, dispel fear, bring good luck and good fortune, and increase intellect and creativity.

the ninth, a Topaz; . . .

Topas (Topaz) is one of the stones in the ‘Breastplate of Judgement’ of Aaron, described in the Bible (Exodus 28:15-30). Topas (Topaz) is also included in the listing of the gems of the King of Tyrus (Ezekiel 28:13).

One of the earliest writers to associate with the apostles the symbolism of the gems given in Revelations is by Andreas, bishop of Caesurae. He gives a brief description of the stones, which is recounted in George F. Kunz’s book The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (1913).
* The Topaz, which is of a ruddy color, resembling somewhat the carbuncle, denotes Matthew. *

Topaz – Generally a citrine or smoky quartz which has been heated, resulting in color from yellow to brown. Also a colorless, blue, yellow, brown, or pink aluminum silicate mineral, often found in association with granitic rocks and valued as a gemstone, especially in the brown and pink varieties. A light yellow variety of quartz.
Quartz – A very hard mineral composed of silica, SiO2, found worldwide in many different types of rocks, including sandstone and granite. Varieties of quartz include agate, chalcedony, chert, flint, opal, and rock crystal.

There was much confusion between Topaz and Chrysolite/Peridot. The Greeks and Romans referred to peridot as topazion and topazius respectively and this name was later given to topaz, to end the confusion with the two gems.

Ancient Egyptians said topaz was colored with the glow from Ra, the sun god, and they used it as a good luck charm to protect against harm, and the Romans also associated topaz with Jupiter, their god of the sun. The Greeks believed it made its wearer invisible in time of trouble, and they thought it increased strength. Topaz was believed by many to hold other magical powers, to improve eyesight, improve asthma and cure insomnia.

The Romans associated topaz with Jupiter, who also was their god of the sun. Topaz, often blue, sometimes has the amber gold of fine cognac or the blush of a peach and all the beautiful warm browns and oranges in between. Some rare and exceptional topazes are pale pink to a sherry red.

Wear topaz only if you wish to be clear-sighted: legend has it that Topaz dispels all enchantment and helps to improve eyesight as well! Topaz was also said to change color in the presence of poisoned food or drink. Its mystical curative powers waxed and waned with the phases of the moon: it was said to cure insomnia, asthma, and hemorrhages. Topaz is found mostly in Brazil and Sri Lanka, with some pink topaz mined in Russia and Pakistan

 

the tenth, a chrysoprase; . . .

One of the earliest writers to associate with the apostles the symbolism of the gems given in Revelations is by Andreas, bishop of Caesurae. He gives a brief description of the stones, which is recounted in George F. Kunz’s book The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (1913).
* The Chrysoprase, more brightly tinged with a gold hue than gold itself, symbolizes St. Thaddaeus. Chrysoprase: Hebrew name of Tarshish. The Hebrew word literally means golden stone and was given to the region that produced it : Tartessus. *

Chrysoprase – Refers to a type of chalcedony consisting of a bright green shade that is created by its nickel content. It is a popular choice for use for beads, cameos and cabochons. The highest quality chyrsoprase is found in parts of Australian which explains why it is also called Australian jade.

Chrysoprase is the most valued variety of the mineral chalcedony (microcrystalline quartz) that contains nickel, giving it a golden apple-green color. Chrysoprase is porous and translucent. It is usually cut as a cabichon, and has been used since ancient times. Chrysoprase is mined in Australia, Russia (the Ural Mtns.), Brazil, and the western USA.

Folklore says that Chrysophrase bridges the awareness of spiritual self and physical self. This brings healing, joy and laughter. It is said that chrysoprase teaches how to love life and yourself as well as your shortcomings

the eleventh, a jacinth; . . .

One of the earliest writers to associate with the apostles the symbolism of the gems given in Revelations is by Andreas, bishop of Caesurae. He gives a brief description of the stones, which is recounted in George F. Kunz’s book The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (1913).
* Ligure (Jacinth) is one of the stones in the ‘Breastplate of Judgement’ of Aaron, described in the Bible (Exodus 28:15-30). *

Jacinth – See hyacinth.
Hyacinth – Refers, generally, to a yellow, orange, brown, golden-brown, or reddish-brown form of (natural) zircon.
Zircon – A brown to colorless mineral, ZrSiO4, which is heated, cut, and polished to form a brilliant blue-white gem. Zircon is a beautiful natural gem, very different from man made cubic zirconia or CZ .

Jacinth is a semi-precious stone that is also known as hyacinth. It is a lustrous orange-yellow, orange-red, yellow, or yellow-brown type of zircon. Zircon has been prized since antiquity. Zircon’s brilliant and intense fire surpasses that of even the diamond. Pure zircon appears colorless and is often used in place of diamonds. Impurities within the stone produce a variety of colors. It is believed that zircon will provide the wearer with wisdom, honor and riches, however if the stone loses luster it is said to warn of danger.

Zircon is a stone of purity and innocence. According to folklore it balances the emotions and enhances self esteem and unity. It was used as an amulet by travellers to protect against accident and injury on the journey. It was also used to stop the wearer from being stuck by lightening. Hindu poets tell of the Kalpa Tree, the ultimate gift to the gods, which was a glowing tree covered with gemstone fruit and leaves of zircon. Zircon has long had a supporting role to more well-known gemstones, often stepping in as an understudy when they were unavailable. In the middle ages, zircon was said to aid sleep, bring prosperity, and promote honor and wisdom in its owner. The name probably comes from the Persian word zargun which means gold-colored, although zircon comes in a wide range of different colors. Deposits can be found in Cambodia, Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Australia, Tanzania and France

the twelveth, an amethyst; . . .

Amethyst is one of the stones in the ‘Breastplate of Judgement’ of Aaron, described in the Bible (Exodus 28:15-30). One of the earliest writers to associate with the apostles the symbolism of the gems given in Revelations is by Andreas, bishop of Caesurae. He gives a brief description of the stones, which is recounted in George F. Kunz’s book The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (1913).
* The Amethyst, which shows to the onlooker a fiery aspect, signifies Matthew. Amethyst: Hebrew name of Ahlamah. The Hebrew word is directly translated as amethyst. Abundant supplies of this violet to purple variety of crystalline quartz were available from both Arabia and Syria. *

Amethyst – A purple or violet form of transparent quartz used as a gemstone. Also a purple variety of corundum used as a gemstone. It s name comes from Greek meaning “not drunk,” which stems from a belief that the purple (wine colored) stone could prevent intoxication and/or relieve hangovers. This stone is commonly used in necklaces, pendants, rings and bracelets.

Purple has long been considered a royal color so it is not surprising that Amethyst has been so much in demand during history. Fine Amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty. Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that Amethyst was able to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence.

Folklore also claims Amethyst helps to calm the mind, heal sickness, and enhance psychic abilities. It is said to help you recognize the truth in yourself and others. It leads to increased intuition and mental flexibility. It brings an increased awareness of our dreams.

Revelation, Chapter 21

1: And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2: And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3: And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4: And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5: And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6: And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7: He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8: But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
9: And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
10: And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
11: Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
12: And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13: On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
14: And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15: And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
16: And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
17: And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
18: And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
19: And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
20: The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
21: And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

22: And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
23: And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
24: And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
25: And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
26: And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
27: And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

This was so enlightening to me that I wanted to share it exactly how I learned it. That is why I reprint exactly as I found it. The Gemstones are truly a gift from the Creator and the wisdom and healing they give us are of Biblical proportion.

As Always Best Blessings-L

Linda

About Linda

I am a Melchizedek Priestess! Ordained Minister in The Sanctuary of the Beloved, Inc. of the State of New York .I am a Certified Alchemist through the International Alchemy Guild I am a member and a Healer with The Light of Truth Spiritualist Church. All faiths are welcomed there. There are many Blessed and gifted people there! JOIN US!!!! I have completed the Healing Mastery Program at the Lily Dale Healing Temple with Tom Cratsley. I am an Energy Alchemist and Teacher for Wellness in Mind, Body and Spirit I am a Registered Dental Hygienist practicing 21 years I am a mother of 2 sons. Michael and Matthew I am a sister, friend and a co-creator of Heaven & Earth productions I am ready , willing, and able to serve and share all that I know and have learned thus far! I am a Lucky One! I am the TRUTH! I am ONE! Best Blessings of Light and Love- Reverend LINDA