The Magic and Science of Jewels and Stones by Isidore Kozminsky
“The Magic and Science of Jewels” by Isidore Kozminsky is a captivating exploration of the mystical properties and profound symbolism associated with gemstones. Published in 1922, this book bridges the realms of magic and science, shedding light on how these precious stones have fascinated and influenced humanity for centuries.
Kozminsky’s work delves into the metaphysical aspects of gemstones, exploring their healing powers, astrological connections, and spiritual significance. Each gemstone is presented as a unique repository of energy, offering readers a deeper understanding of their potential impact on the human experience.
The book also explores the esoteric and symbolic meanings of gemstones, unveiling the hidden wisdom embedded in their colors, shapes, and historical contexts. “The Magic and Science of Jewels” serves as a timeless resource for those seeking to harness the mystical qualities of gemstones and integrate them into their spiritual and practical lives, making it a valuable addition to the literature on gemstone lore and metaphysical studies.
Chapter II: The Most Ancient Science
In Chapter II, ‘The Most Ancient Science’, Kozminsky explores the profound world of astrology and its connection to the colors of the heavens. Ancient astrology, also known as the Wisdom of Foreknowledge, was believed to be of heavenly origin and was communicated to humanity by angels after the loss of Eden. The chapter examines the influences and symbolism of celestial bodies, including planets and comets, as well as their associated colors. Kozminsky reveals the significance of these celestial colors and how they relate to the signs of the Zodiac, providing readers with a glimpse into the mystical world of astrological wisdom.
ASTROLOGY ◆ COLOURS OF THE HEAVENS
The old science of Astrology was known amongst the Hebrews as the Wisdom of Foreknowledge (HOK MAT HA NISSAYON), and with it was included Astronomy or Star Knowledge (HOK MAT HA HOZZAYON). It is spoken of as of heavenly origin having been communicated to man by the angels after he had lost Eden. It was written that:
Kokabel communicated Astrology, Wisdom of the Stars.
Rakiel or Barakel communicated Astronomy, Star Gazing.
Shehakeel communicated The Wisdom of the Clouds.
Arkiel communicated The Symbols of the Earth.
Samsiel communicated The Symbols of the Sun.
Scuriel or Sahriel communicated The Symbols of the Moon.
From the observed influences of the Sun and Moon the old scholars were enabled to classify the influence of these orbs in the various parts of the heavens and to formulate special rules, which extended observation rendered more convincing and complete. The simple consideration of the lunar phases brought grains of knowledge, which included the calculation of tidal action, eclipses, etc. The unity of the forces of Nature was then demonstrated in the actions and influences of the planets and stars, and the blending of such influences with their zodiacal positions and aspects.
Universal unity was insisted on and the statements of the ancient scholars have not been discredited by the revelations of modern scientific discoveries. The Talmud calls the planets “moving stars” and sets down that Alexander of Macedon was pictured with a ball in his hand to symbolize the spherical shape of the Earth. The planets were indicated as follows:
|the Planet of Mind
|is The Star
|the Planet of Beauty
|the Planet of Contention
|the Planet of Prosperity
|the Planet of Restraint
|is The Star of Sabbath
Comets are represented as arrows of flame bearing messages to mankind.
The various colours ascribed to the planets are:
|Yellow, Golden, Orange
|White, Silvery, pale opalescent Green
|Delicate Colour Tints, Shades of Green, pale Blue, etc.
The colours ascribed to the 12 Signs of the Zodiac and the planets associated with them are:
|White and Red Mixed
|White and Lemon Mixed
|White and Red Mixed
|Green or Russet
|Red and Green
|Black and Blue
The approximate date of the Sun’s entry into the various zodiacal signs enabled astrologers to select the Solar Talismanic Gem.
|The Sun enters Aries
|about March 21
|The Sun enters Taurus
|about April 21
|The Sun enters Gemini
|about May 22
|The Sun enters Cancer
|about June 22
|The Sun enters Leo
|about July 23
|The Sun enters Virgo
|about August 24
|The Sun enters Libra
|about September 24
|The Sun enters Scorpio
|about October 24
|The Sun enters Sagittarius
|about November 23
|The Sun enters Capricorn
|about December 20
|The Sun enters Aquarius
|about January 20
|The Sun enters Pisces
|about February 19
This brief statement of the most ancient science must suffice. It will enable the reader to understand the philosophy on which the wearing of talismanic jewels rests and may induce him to delve a little into the “wisdom of the fathers.”
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Table of Contents
- Chapter I: The Study of Precious Stones in Early Times
- Chapter II: The Most Ancient Science
- Chapter III: The Ephod of the High Priest
- Chapter IV: The Breastplate of Judgment
- Chapter V: Interpretation of the Breastplate According to Ancient Philosophy
- Chapter VI: The Stones of the Breastplate and the Zodiac
- Chapter VII: Old Legends
- Chapter VIII: Stones in Various Mythologies
- Chapter IX: Stones and Their Stories
- Chapter X: The Greatest Charms in the World
- Precious and Semi-Precious Gems Arranged in Alphabetical Order
- Chapter XI: Agate – Amazonite
- Chapter XII: Amber – Azurite
- Chapter XIII: The Beryl Family
- Chapter XIV: Balas – Crysocolla
- Chapter XV: Chrysolite – Crystal
- Chapter XVI: The Diamond
- Chapter XVII: Some Famous and Wonderful Diamonds and Their Stories
- Chapter XVIII: Dichroite – Iolite
- Chapter XIX: Jacinth – Lodestone
- Chapter XX: Malachite – Nephrite
- Chapter XXI: Obsidian – Onyx
- Chapter XXII: The Opal
- Chapter XXIII: The Flame Queen
- The Great Australian Opal
- Chapter XXIV: Various Kinds of Opal
- Chapter XXV: Pearl
- Chapter XXVI: Pearl
- Chapter XXVII: Peridot – Ruby
- Chapter XXVIII: Rutile – Sapphire
- Chapter XXIX: Sardonyx – Succinite
- Chapter XXX: Titanite – Topaz
- Chapter XXXI: Tourmaline – Zircon
- Chapter XXXII: Stones in Shakespeare’s Plays
- Chapter XXXIII: Forms, Compositions, Characteristics, Zodiacal Classification, and Places of Origin
- Chapter XXXIV: Gems in Heraldry, Magical Squares of Abra Melin the Mage, Charubel’s Gem Influences, Gems of Countries
- Chapter XXXV: The Inevitable Law of Transmutation
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In this timeless masterpiece, Isodore Kozminsky, a renowned author in the field of Jewish occultism and esotericism, reveals the hidden secrets of gemstones, semi-precious stones, and ordinary stones. Kozminsky skillfully navigates the philosophy of sympathy and antipathy found throughout nature, unveiling the interconnectedness of stone to stone, and person to person. As a member of a family of jewelers and associated with the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Kozminsky was perfectly positioned to synthesize scientific data, ancient folklore, and the occult and beneficial use of stones.
Unlike more modern stone guides that limit themselves to the psychic and physical aspects of lithotherapy, this book provides a much more comprehensive and holistic understanding of the subject. Special emphasis is placed on the connection between the various gemstones and semi-precious stones discussed and the signs of the zodiac. The author offers a profound philosophy of lucky stones, planetary gems, and the mystical “stones of power,” which form an integral part of talismanic magic. Unique to this book are the inclusion of magical sigils and invocation formulas, providing readers with the means to establish contact with the stone spirits, presented as an embedded grimoire.
The Magic and Science of Jewels and Stones was previously available only as a rare antiquarian find. VAMzzz Publishing presents a new, carefully revised edition, complete with additional information about the author.
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