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‘Green Magic’ Protected Egyptian Child Mummies

by Jennifer Viegas A rare mummified child from the early period of Egyptian history was discovered buried with a bright green amulet stone once believed to hold magical powers, according to a new study.

The finds help to explain why hieroglyphics and historical texts record that Egyptian children wore green eye makeup. It also adds . . . → Read More: ‘Green Magic’ Protected Egyptian Child Mummies

For The Pagan Who Has Absolutely Everything

By Jason Pitzl-Waters

Nothing says “honoring the divine feminine” more than 76 Pieces of 1.45 ct. H color VS1 Diamonds arranged in the shape of the Goddess. At least according to Turkish company Bee Goddess and its co-founder Ece Sirin. If diamonds aren’t your thing, you can also get their designs in pure gold . . . → Read More: For The Pagan Who Has Absolutely Everything

Borax

Borax (Sodium borate) is a natural mineral which is widely used in the cosmetic industry. Since it is also utilized as a detergent, many people are shocked to learn that it is also a main ingredient in their favorite brand of bath salt! Borax naturally occurs from the repeated evaporation of seasonal lakes. The . . . → Read More: Borax

Hard Medicine: Bezoars

by Jason M.

Bezoars are curious objects that fall into a unique category of folklore known as folk-medicine. Though folk-medicine usually tends to be more magical than medicinal, they were widely used by both common folk and the rich in times past. Their alleged healing properties will typically be debunked by respected medical scientists though . . . → Read More: Hard Medicine: Bezoars

Morganite

There are morganites in many fine pink hues. Some are decidedly pink, whilst others tend more to lilac or light violet. Or there may be a hint of orange – when all’s said and done, Mother Nature has provided the right gemstone colour for each type and each skin colour. The colour of morganite always . . . → Read More: Morganite

Stones of Stonehenge

by Lauren D´Silva

Preseli Bluestone comes from Wales and is the stone that the legendary Stonehenge stone circle is made from. Why did the ancients bother to transport huge stones hundreds of miles when they could have used more local rock? Preseli Bluestone is a form of dolorite, a deep volcanic rock. It is . . . → Read More: Stones of Stonehenge

“Fool’s Gold”

“Fool’s Gold” or Pyrite is a conductor and energizer, and as such is terrific when you are looking to tap into the power of the universe, either in a solo or group endeavor. Key Words for Pyrite: Prosperity, protection, stability, grounding, intellect, logic, creativity, communication, optimism, mental stability, memory, psychic development, latent talents. Metaphysical . . . → Read More: “Fool’s Gold”

Adderstanes/Adder Stones/Druid’s Glass

The ornamented beads of vitreous paste found throughout Britain, and commonly known as “adder-beads,” were formerly believed by the peasantry to have been made by adders, and to be of the greatest efficacy in the cure of numerous diseases. It was believed “that about Midsummer Eve (tho’ in the time they do not all agree) . . . → Read More: Adderstanes/Adder Stones/Druid’s Glass

Bezoar Stones or Mustika Pearls

By Larry Castle Considerably more rare than a pearl but not near as valuable, a Abezoar stone is a concretion or hard mass normally found in an area of a deer’s (or other animal’s) stomach called the reticulum. Pronounced (bee-zo-are) it is sometimes referred to as a madstone or calculus. Bezoar comes from the arabic . . . → Read More: Bezoar Stones or Mustika Pearls

Hagstones

Hagstones are stones that have a hole running all the way through them, and are usually found in streams or rivers, and at the seashore, where running water has created the hole in the stone.

This may be one of the reasons why they are considered so powerful, as it is a common . . . → Read More: Hagstones