1938 Occult Lore Engraved Gems Talismans Occult Amulets Gnostic Scrying

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Seller: hermeticwisdom (3,149) 100%, Location: Redding, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 332981308065 1938 OCCULT LORE ENGRAVED GEMS TALISMANS OCCULT AMULETS GNOSTIC SCRYING Click images to enlarge Description A massive 405 page study on Occult properties and various talismanic and other lore of stones, gemologist George Kunz (1856-1932) presents a definitive study of the magical abilities and strange characteristics of precious stones. Utilizing a wide range of sources (Greek, Latin documents, medieval lapidaries, Eddas, Egyptian writings, Oriental gem books, the Bible) reveals magic, occult, medicinal and religious uses of dozens of gems. Numerous illustrations, plates and drawings. THE CURIOUS LORE OF PRECIOUS STONES BY GEORGE FREDERICK KUNZ Published by Halcyon House 1938 •••••••••• •TABLE OF CONTENTS• SUPERSTITIONS AND THEIR SOURCES ON THE USE OF PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES AS TALISMANS AND AMULETS ON THE TALISMANIC USE OF SPECIAL STONES ON THE USE OF ENGRAVED AND CARVED GEMS AS TALISMANS ON OMINOUS AND LUMINOUS STONES ON CRYSTAL BALLS AND CRYSTAL GAZING "RELIGIOUS USES OF PRECIOUS STONES, PAGAN, HEBREW, AND CHRISTIAN" ON THE HIGH-PRIEST'S BREASTPLATE BIRTH-STONES PLANETARY AND ASTRAL INFLUENCES OF PRECIOUS STONES ON THE THERAPEUTIC USE OF PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES " A bat, represented on a heliotrope or bloodstone, gives the wearer power over demons and helps incantations......Many engraved stones of the Roman imperial period bore the figures of Serapis and of Isis, the former signifying Time and the latter Earth........the talismanic power of the diamond was lost if the stone.......scrying in its many forms was by no means rare in the Greek and Roman Periods.......These diviners asserted tht they received audible communications from the spirits, and therefore evidently believed that the appearances were realities... The blood of Isis...Another Amulet is the TET. The hieroglyph represents a mason's table and the word signifies firmness, stability, preservation....placed on the neck of the mummy to afford protection. " A terrific book for student and practitioners of the Occult, those interested in the lore associated with stones and the historical aspects of the various superstitious and talismanic uses of various stones in antiquity. Terrific plates including various illustrations from incredibly scarce texts related to precious stones. Illustrations include Dee's crystal ball he used to communicate with the Enochian Angels, information that was then used by Magregor Mathers to create much of the ritual material for the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn. An in depth studies and illustrations abound on the jewel studded breastplates of the ancient Jewish high priests that were copied into the ritual use of some of the degree's of York Rite Freemasonry from their original role in Jewish Mysticism. And of course the book covers many of the famous engraved gems used as by various gnostic sects. Bound hardback in black with shelfwear. Pictures sell! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.250+ Listing Templates! Auctiva gets you noticed! The complete eBay Selling Solution. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter

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