The Magic Of Carnelian
Carnelian takes its name from the Latin word "cornu", which means "horn". The stone is particularly associated by crystal healers with sexual energy and fertility.
Throughout history, carnelian has been believed to protect. Muslim called it the Mecca stone and used it as an amulet against the evil eye. They also engraved it with the name of Allah to promote courage in the bearer.
Carnelian has long been seen as a symbol of joy and peace, used for promoting good cheer and banishing sorrow. In Buddhism, carnelian represented such qualities as faith, perseverance and wisdom.
Even in more modern times, the German literary figure Goethe connect powers of protection, luck, comfort and hope with carnelian.
Carnelian In The Book Of The Dead
The Egyptian Book of the Dead is a collection of scrolls that record in hieroglyphic text the wisdom of ancient priests and the soul's experiences in the afterlife.
Carnelian is mentioned a number of times in this book as it was thought by the Egyptians to be protective. The stone was used in many amulets, particularly those placed on the mummies of the rich and powerful.
A "tet" amulet made of carnelian was often placed on a mummy's neck to protect the soul of the departed n the afterlife. According to legend, the goddess Isis shed tears of blood upon the death of her husband, Osiris. The tears turned into into carnelian , which she then shaped into a tet amulet. Isis placed the tet around the neck o Osiris to protect her husband as he journeyed to the underworld.
Some Ways To Use Your Carnelian
For Astral Travel~Carnelian has been used to help people to travel astrally since the days of ancient Egypt. This technique usually takes a lot of practice before you succeed, but perseverance is the key when trying to project astrally.
- Hold a fairly translucent, flat piece of carnelian in front of a candle. Do this in a darkened room with no other light source.
- Gaze into the candle flame through the crystal, and try to move your awareness through the carnelian as if it were a door to the flame on the other side.
Boosting Health~Carnelian has been used to treat a number of organs in the body and is especially associated with the sacral Chakra when treating digestive problems. Holding the stone against your back can also ease back pain. Wearing carnelian jewelry on an ongoing basis may help digestion.
Carnelian is an energizing stone. Carry a piece of it in your pocket and rub it regularly when you feel good. This will help build up a positive charge on whose energy you can draw when you need to focus.
Boost Sexual Energy~A smooth piece of carnelian may be used to gently massage the base Chakra at the base of the spine.
Slow, clockwise circular strokes with the carnelian at the base of the spine help release blockages the can cause sexual problems.
Carnelian is aid to encourage the kundalini (sexual energy) to be more active so can be considered an aphrodisiac.
Enhancing Fertility~Carnelian is an activating stone that can help you in realizing ideas ad making plans bear fruit. Because of this power it is also a good stone to wear if you are trying to get pregnant.
Bot partners should wear carnelian jewelry, When not wearing the jewelry, keep both sets together whenever possible to encourage the link between the crystals and yourselves.
Carnelian was also believed to protect from miscarriage during pregnancy. The medieval verse below indicates these qualities:
"Carnilian is a talisman
It brings good luck to child and man
If resting on an onyx ground
A sacred kiss imprint when found
It drives away all evil things
To thee and thine protection brings
The name of Allah, King of Kings
If graven on this stone, indeed
Will move to love and doughty deed
From such a gem a woman gains
Sweet hope and comfort in her pains
A pendant or necklace of carnelian around the neck can help energize the throat Chakra and give you the courage to speak your mind and act on your decisions.
Wear carnelian in this way if you are working on your voice or trying to overcome timidity.