Lists of gems that can heal read like a doctor’s
prescription. Acne can be aided by rose quartz while anemia can be
treated with hematite, garnet, or bloodstone. Pain can be eased by
peridot, smoky quartz, or amber. Mystics will use the stones to rub the
body to help cure the illness.
Many stones have stories of how they help calm the
mind. For example amethyst is used by healers in meditation and
spiritual enhancement. It is used to scare away nightmares when placed
in one's pillow. Amethyst lends courage and strength to the wearer and
sometimes exchanged between lovers and is a symbol of love.
Other stories relate how the gem can cure
illnesses. For example aquamarine is said to reduce fluid retention and
calms coughs, while protecting the liver. It can prevent baldness. It
can be placed in water and allowed to sit in the moonlight, creating a
liquid used for purification and psychic enhancement.
Many of these stories are not true, but sometimes
you can look at some gems like a black opal, and imagine the energy
within. The multicolored tourmaline is a bizarre, oddity of nature, so
it must have special powers.
Research the internet or reference books and write
an essay on a gem that is of interest to you. Fill out the worksheet to
guide your topic.