is built on reason; reason alone deals with externals. But wisdom
involves the inner heart"
Science recognizes the potencies of gems in their technological
uses, such as the use of crystals in watches, computers and
lasers. However, the subtle uses to cure disease, balance human
emotions and infuse other potencies to the wearer, are looked at
with skepticism.Though science may explain the chemical structures of stones, it is as
yet, unable to fully explain their power. Sometimes, as one author
says, it is a matter of a greater consciousness or perspective,
and sometimes acceptance of their power through individual
There are certain basic laws of the universe that are
to be utilized, recognized and respected. The use of gems for many
purposes—one of them being healing—have been chronicled since
ancient times, in various cultures of the world, and therefore,
their contribution to healing needs to be explored.
immemorial, Gemstones have been used by all cultures of the world.
Their inherent beauty is second to no other material in the
mineral kingdom. The word Gem itself, used in any context, denotes
a superiority and indicates exquisiteness.
There are three kingdoms, as we know them—the Animal kingdom, the
Plant kingdom and the Mineral kingdom; each has its own living
power in existence. The mineral kingdom is the body of the earth,
and all growth stems from it. The stones that we term as precious,
are nurtured in its womb - sacred process - for centuries, before
they are prised away to satisfy human need.