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Imperial Jade - Like The Specky Frog

Thursday, 29 October 2009

imperial jadeNobody knows where the imperial jade has its name from. Some researchers believe that the name origins from the word «yaspis» that is spotty, while others express their opinions that the word «yatro» matters herein, meaning frog in Greek language. Actually the mineral is the stone with the spots like those of the specky frog. The jade is the many-color mineral. Red and green jade are most popular, then go orange, yellow, black, grey-to-violet, blue-green and other shade stones.

Yet, these stones are mostly appreciated for wonderful patterns that are seen on the polished stone being the paintings made by nature.

Imperial jade is the mineral with the ancient history, yet it was mostly used for weapons and tools in the paleolite epoch. In the late centuries the jade became the ornamental mineral to make jewels and decorations.

As many minerals and stones, the imperial jade was believed to possess some magic features to adore by many nations. Thus, in Japan the carrier assigned to deliver the news was holding the branch of adzus tree with the jade attached to it that symbolized the human life. In ancient Greece the jade was used as the talisman from evil eye for young mothers and infants. In the East the jade symbolized the beauty, grace and wealth. In the ancient Egypt amulets were made from jade to protect from evils.

The Old Testament says about the imperial jade, the twelfth stone that decorated the efud, the breastplate of the archpriest of Judaea. And the green jade with red insertions (in other words, heliotrope) is believed to absorb Christ's blood when he was bleeding at the crucifix. Thus, heliotrope is considered as the strong mineral to protect or heal ill people, though with the important feature. To do this, the mineral should be made holy in the church.

Lithotherapeutists used the imperial jade to heal various diseases for all the times. Avizenna wrote that this mineral «... is very wholesome for the stomach. Paten mentioned that the necklace from jade, long enough to the stomach, is wholesome for the esophagus and stomach», - thus, in the opinion of Avizenna, the belt from jade and very long necklace are able to heal various gastrointestinal problems.

The red jade was also considered to stop bleeding. The author of painters of XYI centuries Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) wrote, «When Luca Signorelli heard that I was suffering from nasal bleeding in the particular period of life that were exhausting, he put the amulet of the bloody red jade round my neck».

The ancient Rome natives used to carve the initials of the person to heal on jade. And when the gem with the lion is carved on the jade, this was believed to heal from the fever. For example, Heracles strangling the lion on the gem of bloody red color was accepted as the reliable amulet from the stomach colic, and three letters C were craved on the reverse side of the mineral.

Marcellas Empiricus, the doctor, who lived in IV century recommended in his treaty «On medications» to carve ZZZ sign on the mineral and put it round the neck of the patient suffering from aches in the abdomen, and they would be healed».

Imperial jade was also used to heal various women diseases, and Avizenna advised that jade be worn on the stomach. The jade attached to the thigh was believed to relieve pain during delivery. Hippocrates healed fever and epilepsy with the imperial jade.

The imperial jade was also thought to protect from evil fate, to bring good luck, to get rid of severe and black thoughts and depression, to make merry, to multiply the mind and power, to heal the memory, and so forth. The talismans from the jade were liked by warriors and travelers since they are thought to prevent from lightning stroke and poisonous snakes, it makes the jade bearer irresistible. And the jade talisman helps to win in battles and disputes, indeed.

On the top of it, the green jade is able to guard from draughts and bring rain. Also the mineral is good to give indefatigability and to restrain wild animals.

Currently the followers of «mineral magic» recommend the jade as the stone to improve relations with the supervisors, whether for the help in restraining animals or invincibility in disputes, not known for sure.

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