Your Complete Guide to Crystal Healing
The healing stone meanings have been gathered throughout the centuries, in many cases since ancient times.
While we do not know for certain exactly when their meanings were discovered, we do know that healing stones have been in use for a long time.
In ancient times these stones were used for quite a few different purposes. Many of them were used as dyes.
They were ground to a powder and were one of the methods available to color clothing and textiles. Some ancient textiles have been found to be colored using common crystals. And some were ground and painted on the skin, for religious or shamanic ceremonies.
It is fair to say that as long as we have existed as a species, we have had an affinity with stones and crystals. The use of talismans and amulets dates back to the beginnings of humankind, although we have no way of knowing how the earliest of these objects were viewed or used. Many early pieces were organic in origin. Beads carved of mammoth ivory have been excavated from a grave in Sungir, Russia, dating back 60,000 years (Upper Palaeolithic period), as well contemporary beads made from shell and fossil shark’s teeth.