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The curious lore of precious stones; being a description of their sentiments and folk lore, superstitions, symbolism, mysticism, use in medicine, protection, prevention, religion, and divination, crystal gazing, birthstones, lucky stones and talismans, astral, zodical, and planetary. Preview this item
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The curious lore of precious stones; being a description of their sentiments and folk lore, superstitions, symbolism, mysticism, use in medicine, protection, prevention, religion, and divination, crystal gazing, birthstones, lucky stones and talismans, astral, zodical, and planetary.

Author: George Frederick Kunz
Publisher: New York, Halcyon House [1938]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Frederick Kunz
OCLC Number: 807014
Description: xiv, 406 pages color frontispiece, illustrations, plates (some color), facsimiles 23 cm
Contents: Superstitions and their sources --
On the use of precious and semi-precious stones as talismans and amulets --
On the talismanic use of special stones --
On the use of engraved and carved gems as talismans --
On ominous and luminous stones --
On crystal balls and crystal gazing --
Religious uses of precious stones, pagan, Hebrew, and Christian --
On the high-priest's breastplate --
Birth-stones --
Planetary and astral influences of precious stones --
On the therapeutic use of precious and semi-precious stones.

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