The Hidden Value of Therapeutic Energy Jewelry
The act to adorn the human body is ancient practice, and old as mankind itself. Men have always felt the need to decorate and beautify themselves. The earliest adornments were made of animal bones and teeth, shells, stones, and wood and symbolized status, power, or mysticism. Some of the jewelry, besides being a kind of ornament, are related to the social role of each individual in their community, is a way of expressing and maintaining their cultural tradition. The purpose of this type of adornment is to create a sign, a brand capable of differentiating an individual from the others.
In each historical period, the characteristics of jewels, their artistic expressions the arts and their meaning have been transformed. For instance, the art of Ancient Egypt is filled with symbols and mystical significance.
Nowadays people prepare for the days of partying and celebrations, putting on special clothes, embellishments and beautifying themselves with jewelry. Despite the social trend, many people use jewelry and other artistic artifacts reproductions to emulate the intent and the functions they represent.
The use of Mystic jewelry in daily life is also one of the most popular activities, and it is inspired by the sacred traditions everywhere. Much Ethnic Jewelry even withholds a magic perception, expressing the myths, symbols and healing practices of many civilizations.
Many Energetic pieces of jewelry are not only used in ritualistic or ceremonial practices but because they represent many aspects of their cultural and religious traditions that incite their use as a form of channeling their spiritual and healing properties. Using Jewelry with intention.
In Arab culture, for instance, jewels have been regarded as possessing magical powers. Turquoise stone, for example, would have the power to avoid the evil eye. A famous Arab story says that turquoise would have the physical ability to glow when the wearer is happy and to become opaque when the person is sad. Another popular myth would be that the little bells saw so often in various Arabic jewels would protect its user, with the noise they emit, scaring away a legion of evil spirits.
The Phoenician influence on Sacred Jewelry
Phoenicians - the great navigators
The Phoenicians, the Nomadic people who settled in the region of present-day Lebanon, were merchants and great navigators, which helped spread different cultures, traditions, and information among the many various peoples of the ancient world with whom they established commerce. Their geographical position was of great value since it was located in the crossing of the leading commercial routes between the Mediterranean of the West and the vast territories of the east.
Thanks to their robust nautical skills, they reigned over the Mediterranean Sea. They brought and mingled among each civilization they worked with, not only material riches, but also cultural, artistic and spiritual riches.
Thus, their artistic productions, as well as the goldsmithery, to which they have added several techniques. Through trade, their art expanded, influenced and was influenced by distant lands such as Greek and Etruscan, and in turn reaching as far north as Africa.
We can spot for instance that in Phoenicians jewels carried elements of diverse cultures. The Phoenicians not only added features to their art but assimilated them in their entirety, reproducing them impeccably. They stood out not just in the art of jewelry. They worked with mastery of glass, wood, weaving, dyeing techniques, ceramics, and metallurgy.
In the Middle Ages Jewelry as an art form suffered great religious influence (theocentric). The ecclesiastical jewels gained strength, being much-used scapulars, crucifixes, and reliquaries used by both sexes.
The first societies of goldsmiths appeared, who settled in guilds (corporations of silversmiths).
The jewels had a powerful symbolism, not only religious but also of status and class division.
There were even laws specialized or etiquette for the use of jewelry.
With the advent of the circumnavigation and the discoveries of the Americas, Europe was supplied with gold, silver, and gems. It was customary that the Royal Families of Europe would wear several rings in the same hand, as well as many necklaces. Also, they were known to use as pendants, earrings, brooches, and jewelry for hair and hat. Hats adornments were made of enameled gold, with mythological or religious motifs.
Jewelry on Magical Circles
It is no secret that some ornaments, charms and many trinkets were used as protection devices, such as amulets, talismans, or as energetic batteries. Many of them use the combined power of symbol +materials such as carving sigils, or sacred geometric shapes into semi-precious stones and crystals. Some of this jewelry can emulate and force a connection with specific energy vibrations one may be pursuing or may be willing to bring into their lives.
Many Secret societies use their symbols on their decorated medals, invoking not only the power of their organization but also evoking the primeval energies they may represent.