Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is a stunningly beautiful blue stone that has been used since ancient times.  Mostly mined from Afghanistan, Lapis artifacts have been found in ancient Egyptian and Sumerian archeological sites.  Composed mainly of the mineral Lazurite, Lapis can also contain calcite, sodalite, and even gold coloured pyrite.

Lapis is thought to be able to cure melancholy and fevers, as well as increasing mental clarity and intuition.  It is associated with truth, memory, awareness, balance and justice.

For healing, Lapis Lazuli supports the throat and upper chest areas, draws anxieties to the surface, aids communication and meditation, and provides insight and clarity of mind.

The Essential Guide to Crystals – Simon & Sue Lilly

© A Year And A Day (2013)

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  1. Lapiz is also ground up to produce ultramarine, a blue artists’ pigment which in the mediaevel period was used especially for the robes of the Virgin Mary. Indeed, it was more expensive than gold and for several centuries when a patron and an artist made an agreement over the production of a religious image, the agreement set out in detail what grade of ultramarine was to be used and how much of it. The more lapiz to be used, the more the piece of work would cost and the more prestigious it would be. This is a particularly extravagant example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wilton_diptych.jpg

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