Almandine Garnet is an iron aluminum silicate with a hardness of 7.5. Its name is derived from the town of Almandine in Asia Minor. It is found in Sri Lanka, India, Afghanistan, Brazil, Austria and the Czech Republic. Its color ranges from orange-red to purplish-red.
The word Garnet is derived from the latin word granatum, which means "pomegranate," a reference to the stone's similarity in form and color to a pomegranate seed. Garnets were used in the former Czechoslovakia as far back as the Bronze Age, an in Egypt more than five thousand years ago. They were used in Sumeria around 2100 B.C. and in Sweden between 1000 and 2000 B.C. They were also popular in Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Aztec and other Native American peoples used Garnets in ornamental objects as well. In Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, there was a major stone-cutting and jewelry-making industry centered around the native red Garnets, which began in the early 1500s and still exists today.
Acocording to the Talmud, the only light on Noah's ark was provided by a large Garnet. In Europe during the Middle Ages, Garnet was said to enhance truth, faith and constancy, and to dispel melancholy. It was viewed in some quarters as a remedy for hemorrhage and a protection from wounds.
Almandine Garnet aids one in finding joy in the physical plane, feeling supported in one's needs and desires, and in giving and receiving love. It can assist one in accessing past-life memories from ancient civilizations and in clearing karmic patterns.
Almandine Garnet helps one release panic, worry, fear and anxiety, especially around financial matters. It can teach one to develop trust in the infinite abundance of the Universe and helps one to feel calm and grounded.
Almandine Garnet helps the body connect with the revitalizing energy of the Earth. It supports recuperation after injury, as well as the health of the ovaries and testes.
I am grounded and secure in my physical body and I draw deep from the wells of strength and vitality.
Approximately .75" W by .75" H by .75" D
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