Stone & Fiction, References: (for fiction & non-fiction, my use)
for The Witch Goura 2 (in-process)
for The Death Project, an Idea with Reference,
for fiction, in spiritual subject (vanity, greed, truth)
for gender Ideas
for Magic Ideas
for Concepts of Victory
Research for fiction/non-fiction I’m working on for this project: It’s mostly fiction with non-fiction quotes.
(for) The Fictional VolunTier Project
by Goura Fotadar
dates: 120215 120315 120415 120515 120615
Primary Source: (GoogleBooks)
Gems and Gemstones: Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World
By Lance Grande, Allison Augustyn
The University of Chicago Press,
Theme: Tiger-Eye as a Birth-Stone?
Don’t forget the tiger-eye ring or bangle you’re looking for …
1. BirthStones; And what is “the belief in natal stones” also it appears from this quoted text that birthstones are a primarily, at least were; a Polish and/or Jewish practice (in Poland, only?).
(From ‘ … Gemstones … ‘) (From, pages 334-335)
American gemologist George Frederick Kunz provided the first written account of the modern term ‘birthstones’ when he drew a connection between the ancient Judaic Exodus breastplate and modern Judaic practice in his 1913 book The Curious Lore of Precious Stones:
We have no instance of the usage of wearing such stones as natal stones until a comparatively late date; indeed, it appears that this custom originated in Poland some time during the eighteenth century. It seems highly probable that the development of the belief in natal stones that took place in Poland was due to the influence of the Jews who settled in that country shortly before historic notice of the use of the twelve stones for those born in the respective months.
Note: Because this book is only available in pages, and cut-off in places, in its free-version on GoogleBooks; I’m trying to scan the rest of the pages, to find what I need for my fiction/non-fiction piece research, and just general research … so (be forewarned)
2. Ghosts …
(From ‘ … Gemstones … ‘)
(From, page 321)
There are very few universal properties associated with specific gems: Babylonian beliefs about rubies are not the same as those of Greeks, Chinese, or Persians. One general belief common throughout many cultures, however, is the protective tailsmanic power of gems.
Talismans and amulets are objects worn for protection against evil forces, supposedly channeling good, natural forces for the wearer’s benefit. We find talismans and amulets dating back thousands of years, made out of everything from wood and shell beads, to carved Carnelian and crudely faceted gemstones. Gemologist George Frederick Kunz wrote: ‘Folklorists are wont to wonder whether the custom of wearing gems in jewelry did not originate in the talismanic idea instead of in the idea that of mere additional adornment.’ If pretty ornamental objects attract supernatural powers, it is no surprise that gems especially would also be worn for their protective and controlling qualities, given their unique and beautiful attributes. Indeed, most gem species possess folklore unique to that species. We list only a few examples below:
… Diamond is also often associated with lightning and control of that energy, possibly because of the brilliant “flash” of a high-quality Diamond. In the fourteenth century, Diamonds were said to drive away night spirits, … “
notes: as if those, were a bad thing?
thinking of spirits?
” … presumably because of their ability to light up the darkness. “
notes: Isn’t that interesting obviously I guess “their” means diamonds, but I’m sure easily in the wildly spiritual sense certain “night spirits” might also light up the darkness. And how can we be sure that those “diamonds” are not either connected to the night spirits or aren’t the night spirits, themselves.
” … It was also believed that Diamond could change color if the wearer was sinful, becoming blacker with every new sin …”
The Divine (obviously more of the, fiction/non-fiction interspersed)
this is particularly peculiar; how od d I am just now becoming conscious of this word, and the fact that there is a liar in it. Anyhow, in personal references to myself and preferences; black diamonds are my favorite as opposed to and over other diamonds; and how odd indeed; since I am not the biggest fan of wearing diamonds, and have a “mother-land” of my relatives (many) who are obsessed with gold, diamonds and all forms of belittling elite jewelry as if those were meant to be worshipped and not the Divine or something else at least good. Well, you just have to ask the Divine, or something else at least good; if you would like it to be worshipped; perhaps the jewels enjoy the worship, and the Divine … I don’t know you’d have to ask the Divine.
(Insert Picture of a Black Diamond)
3. Fiction Magic, Vanity and Versus Signs of Divine
Why would you want those things cured. Those things are good for you.
“Scorpion bites” carry a powerful agent to cure something like all of your evil possessions for something like a 100 years.
“Boils” are signs of no vanity within yourself, and if that’s not good for you; what is?
“Pustules,” are the birth of new energy bugs that heal environs energy crisis. And can you imagine you making yourself available for those. My goodness.
People here are so ignorant about Spirituality it shocks the hell out of me.
(From ‘ … Gemstones … ‘ From, page 323)
… Medieval belief also extended …”
note: Get it Mid-Evil
” … to the earthly realm: people believed that, if ingested, sapphire could cure scorpion bites, boils, and pustules.”
4. The Truth of Opal, and Fiction on Being a Grown Up: A Short Spiritual Display of Fiction with Gemstone: Opal
other themes: death and marriage as One Event, and the supernatural unsurprisingly but informatively takes over the normal
On Being A Grown Up? theme, (soon-again): truth,
A fiction piece: Who cares about marriage. You are going to meat your husband in a Whirlwind. As-if you are meat. The animals squeal. We aren’t meat, something else is meet.
Is he her husband or is he her husband: I;m confused about whether legality withstands the actually energy of “closeness” as in a comparison to, if that makes sense.
That fat man is Opal,
Lass was already married,
and Lass should a known
but when Lass said yes I said “I don’t know” and not yes,
so I mean Lass did know but the fat man Opal should have known.
But Lass u the fat man did know.
And do you remember the u jeans.
One time I ripped off the u label on a pair of shorts or overalls that somebody with money bought me you know the overall shorts of the ’90s. And then when they had gone outta style, I ripped and stitched them onto another pair of green pants; so i think that’s illegal but I only did it for the day, and then I took the stitch of the tag off,
and somebody said to me at school that day “oh those are u.”
So then Lass saw the fat man at a death,
and he looked nice,
and because he was the only outsider at the death, and he looked nice;
that’s how Lass got married again, while Lass was already married; and this doesn’t constitute cheating does it, and there was no cheating, because Lass left the marriage;
and Lass always say, if youwant to leave for another. leave for another, don’t cheat. Leaving isn’t cheating, it’s honesty about fate and destiny and uh honesty and so ah Truth entering your Reality, and You accepting the Honest challenge without truth, and Dare Say it: Sin (without).
And, the fat man looked like just an Opal,
and later Lass would find out that; for a few others, he was also actually an Opal,
and the new wedding happened when the last marriage lasted and this is an example of how
the supernatural cannot be confined by the normal,
and that is,
the new wedding happened, because the Opal was slanted in the corner near podium
and Lass was seated on a bench next to what rapidly became former marriage, and that was the new wedding; it was over and happened very quickly.
(From ‘ … Gemstones … ‘) (From, page 323)
“… Opal suffered great unpopularity due to its fragile nature. It often shattered when worn in jewelry, and so the gem developed a reputation of attracting bad luck.”
(Provide the example provided).
5. For Gender.
My goodness, all that matters is how in high regard the wife is in the husband’s perspective; asif evil has never existed; and nobody has ever been married to that who he practices infidelity, molestation, and even beating of the opposite gender, and all those others also that belong under that coat. quote.
In any regard.
” (From ‘ … Gemstones … ‘) (From, page 321)
Diamonds were said to enhance the love of a husband for his wife; a variation on that theme is reflected today in the custom of the Diamond engagement ring. It has been speculated that the placement of an engagement ring upon the hand is based on an ancient Roman belief that the vein in the lefthand ring finger was connected directly to the heart. The Latin phrase VENA AMORIS, meaning ‘vein of love,’ refers to this practice, although that exact phrase appears in print much later in history, in the 1600s. “
6. Creation Involves Turquoise?
” (From ‘ … Gemstones … ‘) (From, page 327)
Turquoise appears in many myths, legends, and beliefs concerning the creation of the world and its creatures. Because of its rich blue hue, some Native American legends say that Turquoise is a piece of sky that fell to earth.”
npr.org (music) (as accessed on 120315)
The Gem Collector (Amazon Kindle), abbreviated as TGC for this writing:
by P.G. Wodehouse
Published in Ainslee’s Magazine,
7. Honesty is Real. “Hands” of “Spoons” and not “Off Spoons” Instead of Edward Scissorhands, (see citation, right below), it would be Peter SpoonToes. No I really mean instead, like a job occupation, and/or deployment location, which switches “hands”.
movie citation: Edward Scissorhands, 1990, (through online search)
From TGC, location 108:
” … We of old the aristocracy mustn’t do these things. We should get ourselves talked about.’
Spike sat silent, with a a long face. Jimmy slapped him on the shoulder.
‘After all,’ he said, ‘ living honestly may be the limit, for all we know. Numbers of people do it, I’ve heard, and enjoy themselves tremendously. We must give it a trial, Spike. We’ll go out together and see life. Pull yourself together and be cheerful, Spike.’
After a moment’s reflection the other grinned, howbeit faintly.
‘That’s right,’ said Jimmy Pitt, ‘You’ll be the greatest success ever in society. All you have to do is to brush your hair, look cheerful, and keep your hands off the spoons. For in society, Spike, they invariably count them after the departure of the last guest.’ “
Notes: And wouldn’t you hope that in a society such as the one described, where spoon and/or silverware can also mean victory; that society count and report the truth about the spoons and their count. If only in number. And not in make?
Continued From TGC, location 108:
” … ‘Sure,’ said Spike, as one who thorougly understood this sensible precaution.
‘And now,’ said Jimmy, ‘we’ll be turning in. Can you manage sleeping on the sofa for one night?’
‘Gee, I’ve been sleepin’ on de Embankment all de last week. Dis is to de good, Mister Chames.’ “
npr.org (music) (as accessed on 120315)
Gem Club Hypericum
Notes: Well, I haven’t in a quick search been able to identify where I learned that spoons and silverward oops I meant silverware at least I think that’s what I meant, in: general, signify victory; but uh at least here’s a quote from a reference, as cited again, at the end of this entire text, with more information on spoons and their significance:
American, Unitarianism G. H. Miller
To see, or use, spoons in a dream, denotes favorable signs of advancement. Domestic affairs will afford contentment. To think a spoon is lost, denotes that you will be suspicious of wrong doing. To steal one, is a sign that you will deserve censure for your contemptible meanness in your home. Dreaming of broken or soiled spoons, signifies loss and trouble
(From http://dreamingthedreams.com (meanings) (spoons) as accessed on 120515)
8. Because of this sentenced paragraph from “ … Gemstones…”
I’m thinking about baking stones from the yard,
I’m sure not much might happen,
but why did I not think of this before.
From, ” … Gemstones …”
“(From, page 131)
The pink color of pale morganites can be intensified and the yellow and orange tinges removed with heat treatment of 725 (degrees) to 730 (degrees Farenheit)”
(note: I was planning on reading the whole thing as available to me; but now I’m getting kind of exhausted. I’m just gonna have to re-evaluate.)
9. The Death Project; themes ideas to consider, substances to use for …
Ooh, this is personal:
Jade has long been my personal favorite.
And only recently have I overcome my dislike for butterflies.
I now like them.
So, here in the “… Gemstones …” book,
is something, while reading I came across to note to use, for … The Death Project …
” (From, page 326) (Jade)
… Jade was sometimes carved into the shape of butterflies as symbols of successful love. Butterflies were also often used in funeral rites, placed within the mouth of the dead to protect them from harm in the afterlife. The Maori people, indigineous to New Zealand, would conduct jade-hunting parties, which required the assistance of a TOHUNGA, or wizard. The tohunga would fall into a trance and contact a spirit who would guide the group to a location for jade. George Frederick Kunz pointed out, ‘Of course the wizard had previously assured himself of the presence of the stone in the place indicated.’ “
So since I can’t carve butterflies out of jade, and … a good The Death Project elemental idea would be outside: jade and an image of at least one butterfly or a number depending on whose death and how many deaths I were commemorating/grieving; as in each butterfly representing each death; would be helpful for at least me in obviously; at least, both commemoration and grieving.
From, one of my favorite movies, I can’t find the exact scene but, this one is close enough; citations: youtube & silence of the lambs, 1991, (through online search) (both as accessed 120515)
Theme: The Burial
citation: npr.org (music) (as accessed on 120515)
Artist / Theme Song: Minor Alps / Buried Plans
(as an aside, and again: I’m so tired, I need to be back in a casket.)
My imagined interpretation of …
Note: I always think of , and maybe have read of moonstone as being related to fertility / but fertility to me means more than … that it can mean no ailments, and so would be also a good ring outside of fertility, for boys, men, males, etc. I want to give moonstone to a tree, and I don’t think plants like moonstone. (I don’t think they’re going to harm it, but …) Because so often I hear about fertility only being associated with girls, women, and females; as if it only goes as an energy in one place.
And the next energy that I notice in moonstone is a meditation state of stablity. (and that’s all I want to do for now.)
From, “… Gemstones …”
(From, page 326) (Moonstone)
Moonstone has a limited ancient folklore but has gained in popularity in more recent history. Moon worshippers use moonstone to connect with the heavens, directly … “
Theme: Energy Particles
citation: npr.org (music) (as accessed on 120415)
Artist / Theme Song: Bjork /Atom Dance (feat. Antony)
Theme: Sin is Dark? And Non-Sin is Light?
citation: npr.org (music) (as accessed on 120515)
Artist / Theme Song: Jesse Frye Like A Light
http://dreamingthedreams.com/ (as accessed on 120515)