Sacred Meaning and Healing Powers of Carnelian in Ancient Egypt
Carnelian was symbolic of the warm blood of life and was thought to purify the blood of the wearer, and also to help relieve back pain.
Carnelian was one of the oldest gemstones mined in ancient Egypt and was used to make the Dyed pillar amulet, which was symbolic of the tree trunk in which the body of the god Osiris was assembled.
Ancient Egyptians believed that this amulet preserved and promoted the stability of its wearer.
Carnelian was also carved into heart amulets, which represented immortality and eternal life.
In ancient Egypt the stone was used to protect the living and the dead.
The Egyptian Pharaohs believed that the stone has supernatural qualities, they regarded this stone as a symbol of renewal and loyalty.
An Isis knot or tyet, made of carnelian was placed on the neck of a mummy to ensure safe passage and a peaceful afterlife. An Eye of the Horus ornament made of carnelian was believed to protect from the evil eye.
Carnelian is an agate class of chalcedony that is a stone of creativity, individuality and courage. Like all agates, it has protection energies. It can aid memory, including recall of past lives. It can assist one in finding the right mate. It is also a stone of protection in general and from anger, jealousy and fear.
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