the Edgar Cayce Readings
Adapted from the Circulating File "Gemstones"
The psychic readings of Edgar Cayce are filled with references to gemstones, crystals, and precious metals, often recommended for their vibratory nature. These "stones" seem to share universal qualities while others have a more individual, almost personal nature. The readings suggest that they can be used for healing and strength, to raise ones vibration when connecting with the higher self, for stabilizing mental health, to increase psychic abilities, and even as the power source for a nation. Working with stones may also have harmful results—from amplification of a negative personality trait to the destruction of a civilization.
Part 1 of this blog will review the most common gemstones recommended and their suggested uses. Part 2 will look at metals and provide information on how to choose the right stone. Part 3 will review the Atlantean Tuaoi Stone, which was said by the readings to be the source of energy in Atlantis until it was used for destructive purposes.
According to the readings, each stone has a unique spirit, vibration and "fire" that has the power to "bring that which fires the imagination of those who are very selfish or it may bring peace to the wearer." (3657-1) This reading goes on to explain that the vibration can be determined by how the stone was formed: "The diamond is selfish in its very nature, while you will find that the pearl is a natural consequence of irritation?and it will bring either peace or irritation to the wearer as will the diamond…"
What kind of world will this future be? We would imagine that it would be one where we would all be aware of our relationship to the whole. No one would go hungry, no one would be without shelter, and no one would be without opportunities for education or medical care. A time when the planet would be respected and treated with loving care. A time when the advances of science would be used to encourage a feeling of oneness throughout humanity. Science would view the basic stuff of the universe to be consciousness and put paramount importance on how our thoughts affect each other.
Another important influence on the individual is the color, shade, and tone of the stone as well as its mineral composition:
"Hence the colors that will influence the developing years…will be blue and yellow, or shades and tones of these particular colors; with the opal and pearl being those minerals that will attract and influence the entity. For, there will be…periods…when stones or jewelry will be of particular interest to the entity." (Edgar Cayce Reading 314-1)
The combination of stones and placement on the body were also important. Not only for the individuals wearing them but also for their influence upon the people in contact with the wearer:
"Hence the opal…with the moonstone, should be stones about the body or entity oft. Wear the fire opal as a locket about the neck. This would be well. Not upon the hands nor upon the wrists, but about the neck.
"Wear…the pearl with moonstone…as rings or amulets or anklets; but never those upon the neck or in the ears?rather upon the extremities; for they will make for the bringing out?in the experiences of those the entity meets." (Edgar Cayce Reading 1406-1)
The most frequently mentioned gemstone is lapis, including the forms lapis lazuli, lapis linguis, and lapis ligurius. Lapis is generally an azure blue or a deep-blue opaque stone, but it may have a green, violet, or even red tint, making recognition more challenging. Many early cultures, including Egyptian, Chinese, Tibetan, and Persian, have references to lapis lazuli. A number of artifacts from Ancient Egypt verify its use. The material known as lapis lazuli today is a silicate of sodium and aluminum with only trace amounts of copper. Since the readings indicate that lapis, or lapis lazuli, was composed of copper, it is difficult to know if it is the same gemstone.
The readings clearly identify lapis linguis as azurite, which can be used for "greater mental and spiritual development" (Edgar Cayce Reading 559-7) and "strength to the body" (691-1). It was recommended as an aid to meditation and a "helpful influence towards making…decisions in dealing with mental attributes." (Edgar Cayce Reading 1058-1) Lapis ligurius, most likely malachite, is described as a green stone with "crystallization of copper" with a "protective influence" (Edgar Cayce Reading 1931-1) over the individual.
The pearl and ruby were both suggested for eight individuals, making them the next most popular gemstones in the readings.
The pearl was to be worn "close to the body; not as an ornament, but rather as that which gives strength to the body." (Edgar Cayce Reading 3374-1)The pearl "should be worn upon the body, or against the flesh" for "its vibrations are healing, as well as creative…" ( Edgar Cayce Reading 951-4) It was suggested as an omen and an expression of the ideal and used for "keeping the even temperament, yea the temper itself." ( Edgar Cayce Reading 2533-1)
The ruby was to be worn "on hand or body" to "develop greater abilities for concentration." (Edgar Cayce Reading 531-3) Mr. Cayce stressed that it should be used as a crutch or steppingstone. The vibrations of a diamond and ruby could keep the "vibrations of the body in better attune with infinity and not with the purely mental or material things of life." (Edgar Cayce Reading 5322-1) The inner influence of the ruby was "valor and the strength." (1144-2)
Part 2 will look at metals in the readings and information on how to choose the right stone. You can learn more about gemstones from the Circulating File "Gemstones" available in the online Member-Only section of our website. A popular book by A.R.E. Press is Edgar Cayce's Guide to Gemstones, Minerals, Metals, and More by author Shelley Kaehr, PhD, available at ARECatalog.com.