The Healing Power of Gemstones: In Tantra, Ayurveda, and Astrology

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Drawing on the ancient Hindu disciplines of Tantra and Ayurveda, as well as astrology and his own family tradition of gemology, Harish Johari offers practical methods to utilize the power stored in gems to maximize physical and psychological balance and well-being. The origins of gem healing can be traced to the earliest Sanskrit scriptures, in which gems are valued for their ability to absorb and transmit vital life forces. Ayurvedic healers, Indian astrologers, and Tantric alchemists all made use of gem ...

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Overview

Drawing on the ancient Hindu disciplines of Tantra and Ayurveda, as well as astrology and his own family tradition of gemology, Harish Johari offers practical methods to utilize the power stored in gems to maximize physical and psychological balance and well-being. The origins of gem healing can be traced to the earliest Sanskrit scriptures, in which gems are valued for their ability to absorb and transmit vital life forces. Ayurvedic healers, Indian astrologers, and Tantric alchemists all made use of gem formulas in their various practices. The author describes these in vivid detail as well as the attributes and powers of the sun and planets according to Hindu astrology and legend as they relate specifically to the use of gems. Here they play a critical role in enhancing the positive power of the planets and reducing their negative influence. Charts are included that determine the appropriate gems to be worn according to one’s astrological sun sign and ascendant. Detailed instructions necessary for the creation of gem talismans and the rituals that use gems to obtain desired effects are also supplied by the author.

The Healing Power of Gemstones, the most comprehensive survey of this subject available today, is both a practical guide to the chemical and subtle nature of gemstones and a traditional overview of their use throughout the ages.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780892816088
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 721,454
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Tantric scholar, composer, and artist, Harish Johari (1934-1999) authored many books including Leela: The Game of Self Knowledge, Tools for Tantra, Chakras, Ayurvedic Healing Cuisine, Ayurvedic Massage, and Breath, Mind, and Consciousness.

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Table of Contents

Author's Note

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1: Gems and the Human Race
Chapter 2: Gems and Astrology

Part II The Precious Gemstones and Their Ruling Planets

Chapter 3: The Sun and It's Gemstone, Ruby
Chapter 4: The Moon and It's Gemstone, Pearl
Chapter 5: Mars and It's Gemstone, Coral
Chapter 6: Mercury and Gemstone, Emerald
Chapter 7: Jupiter and It's Gemstone, Yellow Sapphire
Chapter 8: Venus and It's Gemstone, Diamond
Chapter 9: Saturn and It's Gemstone, Blue Sapphire
Chapter 10: Rahu and It's Gemstone, Hessonite
Chapter 11: Ketu and It's Gemstone, Cat's-Eye
Chapter 12: Semiprecious Gemstones and Gems of Medicinal Value

Part III Gem Therapy

Chapter 13: Healing with Gemstones

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