TURQUOISE – the Master Healer The Spiritual History of Turquoise
The world over, Turquoise is known as a Master Healer. Native Americans and Shaman’s around the globe use Turquoise to give aid and guidance during a Vision Quest. To receive a Vision Quest is to understand your purpose in life.
According to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), turquoise is one of the world’s most ancient gemstones. Archaeological excavations have revealed that Egyptian royalty wore turquoise jewelry as early as 5500 B.C. Chinese artisans were carving it more than 3,000 years ago. Native American tribes have worn turquoise as a ceremonial gem and bartered and adorned their jewelry with it for thousands of years. Turquoise was just as valuable then, and the Native Americans used Turquoise to pay for goods. The Navajo and Hopi in Arizona value Turquoise as an attractor of prosperity and fertility of the soil.
The world over, wherever Turquoise is found, the local people all have the tradition that this sky blue stone is THE Master Healer. There are still some things that scientists cannot understand. What we DO know is that it works. The healing quality of healing stone vibrations is very real.
Turquoise is par excellence for spiritual attunement, healing emotions, and balancing the auric bodies. It is great for relieving and dissipating sadness or grief. There is an uplifting quality as well as a calming quality to Turquoise. Can you imagine wearing it in your energy field? It is an experience you just have to try.
Because Turquoise is so effective on the etheric planes and because healing first takes place at the etheric levels, Turquoise is used to strengthen the entire anatomy. From headaches to repairing physical damage to the body, Turquoise works beginning in the energy field, where illness starts.
Turquoise is often used for skin disorders due to stress. And in ancient times it was used for eye problems, especially cataracts. Due to the copper content, it is powerful for arthritis and rheumatism. In addition to being the Master Healer, Turquoise is treasured as a powerful success and good luck stone.
It is useful to note that blue Turquoise (there is also green) works with the throat Chakra and lungs. Turquoise contains a high amount of phosphorus which is used in Homeopathy for lung problems. Even the ancients advised Turquoise for lung and breathing difficulties.
My love of Turquoise and desire to share it with others led me to begin a business selling Turquoise several years ago, starting with the gorgeous Sleeping Beauty variety. Our first store only carried only Sleeping Beauty Turquoise in only one size, 8mm nuggets. It was great! After receiving many requests for other sizes and shapes we expanded our store over time into what you see today at The Turquoise Chick. The price of turquoise has almost doubled in the past few years so our prices and our inventory look much different today than they did back then. (Which is a great reason to invest in American Turquoise! It is running out and getting more and more valuable over time.)
Turquoise colors range from light to medium blue or greenish-blue. Spider web turquoise, a popular variation, displays veins of matrix (its host rock) in web-like patterns. Persian (Iranian) turquoise is considered the finest quality and also the most expensive. It exhibits an intense light to medium blue, typically with no matrix. It has the ability to take on a glossy polish. Other turquoise varieties including American, Mexican, Egyptian, and Chinese are a significant source today. My Sleeping Beauty Turquoise comes from the Sleeping Beauty Mine located in Gila County, Arizona.
One of my greatest joys is working with and introducing people to the Master Healer. There simply is nothing like it! I guarantee it!
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PLEASE NOTE — WE ARE NOT DOCTORS. All suggested uses are gleaned from centuries of folklore and personal experience. Also, it is useful to note that no two people respond the same to vibrational healing energies. Persistent symptoms are best treated by your personal physician.