Metaphysical and Healing Properties of Lapis Gemstones and Jewelry
Lapis lazuli is a stone of honesty, creativity, and compassion. Lapis is a stone of vision, communication, and royal virtues. Lapis possesses enormous serenity and releases barriers and blocks. Lapis helps one find self knowledge and a higher purpose.
History and Mythology of Lapis Gemstones
Lapis is a stone rich with ancient history. Buddhists believe lapis brings inner peace and freedom from negative thoughts. In Europe lapis was used as an antidote to snakebites. Lapis is a stone of royalty and spirituality, and was used in the sarcophagus of King Tut. Lapis is said to aid vision. In various civilizations and cultures this stone was used in jewelry and other decorative goods, and Cleopatra played an important role in the popularity of this stone. It is said that she used pulverized lapis lazuli as eye shadow because of its aphrodisiac effects. It is considered the secret of Cleopatra's spell binding effect which she was quite well known for. It was a common practice in ancient Egypt to use the ground lapis lazuli for its many different healing and aphrodisiac effects. Egyptian reckoned this stone, the stone of friendship, love and passion that could save them from misfortune.
Energy: Vision, communication, royal virtues
Source: Russia, Afghanistan, Chili, Italy, United States, Egypt
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