Dear reader, welcome back to a new journey…are you excited ?!…if I was you I would be 🙂 because I will guide you through all the stages of human history and you will see how crystals and gemstones played a crucial role throughout human history.
Along the way, I will briefly explain a rough classification of different time eras, like: Archaic, Mythological, Natural studies, Scientific, and Esoteric.
In this journey, I will present to you all this time’s era, and you will have a better understanding of the history of crystals and gemstones and the most exciting part, you will follow the steps of your ancestors.
I think you are eager to begin… Shall we start the journey?
Imagine you are living in the Stone Age, era. In this archaic phase you need to trust your intuition because you don’t have science or any other way to understand your environment, so you need to use your life experience as a guide.
You have a very powerful connection with the stones, and your experience with them is much more than simply beautiful ornaments. In this time period, you find ways to communicate with the stones and start to discover their healing properties.
Imagine you are living in the Myths and Legends era. In this mythological phase, you find a connection between the stones and the planets.
You are living in the Indian or Sumerian civilizations, and you give the stone a place in cosmology, where you assign the stones to the planets. In this time you believed to be a connection between the stones and the zodiac signs, and at the same time, you associate them with the Gods.
Imagine you are living in Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Early Middle age, era. In this natural studies phase, you start to study the stones and try to understand what they are and how can be used.
You start to study the stone’s origins, where they came from, what is made of and how you can benefit from them, in your daily life. Also, you start to extract and use them as Ore (a naturally occurring solid material from which a metal or valuable mineral can be extracted).
Imagine you are living in ancient Arabia, and you explore this time era. In this medical phase, you start to process stones into medicines.
You start to use alchemy (any seemingly magical process of transforming or combining elements into something new) so, that minerals can be transformed into drugs. You start to understand their chemical structure and the most significant aspect is, even today we used this practices, all thanks to your research in the medical phase.
Imagine you are living 300 years ago, and you explore this time era. In this scientific phase, you start to discover mineralogy and geology.
You start to leave in the background the medical uses of the stone because you could not scientifically explain how they work in this way, instead, you are focus on their mineral composition and to study the Earth structure by examining the rocks.
Imagine you are living in the 20th-century era. In this phase, you start to discover the esoteric (known, understood, or appreciated by only a few people) aspects of the stones, and you start to believe in the spiritual world, accessible to human experience through inner development.
Now you start to research and understand the healing properties of the crystals and gemstones again, but this time, with a lot more knowledge that you gather during your evolution.
Back in the 21st century
Along with your short evolutionary journey, you discovered the five rough classifications of different periods of time, where you rediscovered the crystals and gemstones evolution, from the beginning of time until now.
Now you know how your ancestors interacted with these stones, I am sure this journey made you understand the crystals and gemstones world in a more complex way. In my opinion, the more you know about this magnificent stones the better you will connect with them, and this is the exciting part !.
Now, when you look at your crystal, you understand better how important was and is in our history.
Till next time ! 🙂