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Jet

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Jet is actually of plant based materials compressed over time. This "low grade" form of coal, calledlignite getting its name from the Latin word, lignum meaning wood.

Jet has a close relationship to amber, both mineralogically and energetically. As they both come from being fossilized from resin. Often considered the black amber, this stone when rubbed with a cloth, will build up an electrical charge, attracting pieces of dust or paper, similar to amber.

Jet stone has a long history of use. It was often associated with protection in the afterlife among both the Egyptian and Pueblo people.

Jet stone can be traced back to the ancient times when the Romans mined this stone from Asia Minor in a town referred to as Gagates and the river Gagas.

Jet was used for ornamentation since the Bronze Age. Mined in the area of York, England since 1500 B.C.E used for jewelry and worked pieces of jet have been found in prehistoric burial mounds.

Used in throughout Spain and Europe for jewelry and talisman, jet was carved into rosary beads and religious sculptures.

Jet is used as a protective stone in the North American Indian culture. It was shaped into prayer beads and is still used for religious purpose by those of several Native American cultures, as Jetwas told that the gemstone would invoke the favor of God.

Greeks believed that wearing jet would ensure the favor of Gods, and the Pueblo Indians buried the gemstone with their dead, as it was believed it would protect them in the after life.

Astrological : Capricorn

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Jet has historically been used as a protection stone and is said to have very powerful protection energies to ward off evil, negativity, as well as psychic attacks, Jet is considered one of the most powerful absorbers of "negative energy, i.e., depression. Because Jet absorbs so much negative energy, and therefore very beneficial if you are prone to depression or it's ailments.

Jet has absorbing qualities. Helps draw out negative energy. Especially useful for people who have unreasonable fears that limit their lives. Therefore, that is why this black stone, it relates to the Root Chakra, the center that connects us to our earth energy. The Root chakra is connected to survival and our trust in the physical world, and in one's own body.

Recommended for stimulating psychic experience and guiding one in the quest for spiritual enlightenment. If worn, it should be set in silver.

Jet has been used as a protective stone in life's physical journeys. It's known as a traveler's amulet, and the wives of sailors often burnt it to protect their husbands while they were at sea.

Jet has been known historically, to also protect from scorpions and snake bites, especially when the stone is wore over the heart.

Jet has been used to help soothe the pain of both a broken heart due to seperation or the loss or death of a relative or loved one. In the past, this protection stone has been used to ward against enemies, evil spirits, witchcraft and harmful magic spells. Because Jet is said to control all demons and thus prevent demonic possession.  It draws out negative energy from the aura, and can initiate psychic experiences.

Jet uncovers past negative energies a person still carried in their subconscious mind, and will help in understanding and working with life and karmic cycles.

Jet helps the wearer to be alert to all things and quickly come up with constructive solutions to any problems.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Jet also helps to ease headache pain directly behind the eyes.

Jet has also been used to treat bronchitits, colds and flu and headaches.

Jet is said by intuitive sources to be an excellent calming stone, and helpful for treating epilepsy, migraines, stomach pain, colds, glandular problems, and lympathic problems.