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Larimar

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Larimar also called "Stefilia's Stone". Larimar is an extremely rare gemstone that has been found in only one location: in a mountainous, relatively inaccessible region of the Dominican Republic overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Its coloration varies from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue.

Larimar, blue pectolite, found only in the Dominican Republic, is a stone of "answers from the sea of consciousness." The blue color of the larimar reflects the "sea" of all consciousness, which gives freedom from self-imposed limitations and a sense of peace in finding truth.

This gemstone first surfaced in 1974, although the inhabitants of the region and their ancestors have long been aware of the stone. Legend has it that they used to simply collect these stones on the beach, but one day they couldn't find anymore. They went to explore upstream, and came upon a rock formation that seemed to be the source of this blue precious stone.

The name Larimar was given to the stone by Mr. Miguel Mendez and Peace Corps volunteer Norman Rilling rediscover Larimar on a beach. Natives, who believed the stone came from the sea, called the gem Blue Stone. Miguel took his young daughter's name Larissa and the Spanish word for sea (mar) and formed Larimar, by the colors of the water of the Caribbean Sea, where it was found.

The stone is also called the Atlantis Stone, since a wise prophet once claimed that the Dominican Republic was part of the lost continent of Atlantis, an association that has been affirmed by various spiritual and metaphysical authorities.

Astrological : Pisces

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Larimar's powers are believed to lie in the ability to help us view events from a different perspective than what we have already formed.  It softens, enlightens and heals in a physical, emotion, mental and spiritual fashion.

As a gentle, soft, sky blue Caribbean healer, it brings the tranquility of the sea and air to heart and mind. It soothes and uplifts hurt, fear, depression, pain of life, change, and trauma in an amazing way.

Larimar will help with self expression, patience, acceptance,  simplicity, artwork and creativity, in one's life. Especially helps with creativity When this stone has red spots it helps gentle people to be assertive.

Larimar has excellent energy for working with sea creatures of all kinds. It is particularly good for communication with dolphins.

Being open to answers from the sea of consciousness gives a sense of serenity, love and peace.

Larimar is good for calming excess energies and it balances energies.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Larimar is said to cool and draw out inflammation from the body, to reduce fevers and the heat of a sunburn.  It is especially helpful in generating creativity, pleasantly uplifting the heart and easing stress.

Larimar represents peace and clarity, it radiates healing and love energy, and is recommended for those who are stressed.

Larimar is believed to reduce depression and apathy and to help relieve bipolar disorders. It is also believed to promote self-healing and to ease cartilage and throat conditions. Placed on a painful area it is said to gently draw out the pain and provide soothing relief.

Larimar can be used for dimensional and cellular work, and stimulates the heart and higher chakras.

Larimar rough and facet stone