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Silver

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Silver is our  favorite metal to wear. While Gold is beautiful, impressive and inspires power, the calmer, more tolerant attitude that surrounds Silver is more enjoyable and pleasant.

While Gold and Bronze may have made an earlier introduction in Human history, Silver's impact is no less significant. Quite early in that history it was noticed that liquids kept in Silver containers remained fresh and pure longer.

This mystical metal, Silver has been utilized throughout history for its, chemical, electrical, healing and metaphysical properties.

Numerous legends, traditions and myths have grown up around this bright reflective mineral. Purification rites practiced by the Egyptians called for special basins made of Silver. These practices even found their way into contemporary rituals.

With Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran religions, their chalices for mass must be constructed of Gold, Silver or Vermeil.

Persian king, Cyrus the Great took an unusual approach to his subjects' physical health. During his reign, between 550-529 BC, he set up one of the first boards of health and established a medical dispensary.

As well, drinking water was drawn from a special stream, boiled and then stored in massive Silver containers.

The area of Anatolia (modern Turkey) is considered the first major source of mined Silver, having provided the resource to craftsmen throughout Asia Minor. The Anatolian region served as the major source of Silver for the Western cultures flourishing in the Near East, Crete, and Greece.

From 1500 through 1800, Bolivia, Peru and Mexico accounted for over 85 percent of world production and trade. The remaining production in the period was derived largely from Germany, Hungary, and Russia, with lesser amounts from other European countries, Chile, and Japan. In 1792, Silver assumed a key role in the United States monetary system when Congress based the currency on the Silver dollar, and its fixed relationship to gold. Silver was used for the nation's coinage until its use was discontinued in 1965.

The dawn of the 20th century marked an important economic function for Silver, that of an industrial raw material.

The explosion of technology that enabled steam-assisted drilling, mining, mine dewatering, and improved haulage was a major breakthrough. Further improvements in mining techniques enhanced the ability to handle ore and allowed the exploitation of larger volumes of ore that contained Silver.

Silver has attracted man's fascination for many thousands of years. Ancient civilizations found Silver deposits plentiful on or near the earth's surface. Relics of these civilizations, include jewelry, religious artifacts, and food vessels formed from the durable, malleable metal.

Silver took on near mystical qualities in marking important historical milestones throughout the ages, and served as a medium of exchange. The Mesopotamian merchants were doing just that as early as 700 BC.

Today, Silver is sought as a valuable and practical industrial commodity, as well as an appealing investment precious metal.

Astrological : Cancer

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Silver can also be used to enhance your psychic abilities, as it is a psychic-influencing metal.  When worn it stimulates your psychic awareness but simultaneously lulls the conscious, so as not to overwhelm.

Donning Silver jewelry before sleep is another method of producing psychic dreams. If the piece is set with moonstone or other gemstone with psychic properties the effects will be more powerful.

Silver is mystically considered to improve speech, bring eloquence. It is also purported to attract, enhance and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies. Silver is related to the moon, and moon energies.

Silver is known to enhance the powers of the moon, particularly during the full and new moons. Throughout the world it is identified with the lunar manifestations of the Great Mother, the eternal goddess.  As the metal is reflective, as the moon reflects the light of the sun, so does Silver reflect negativity from the wearer. Tiny Silver globes, or any sliver jewelry can be worn for magical security; used to provide protection again evil intent, reflecting spells of harm back to the sender.

More than two thirds of the world's civilizations use Silver, or Silver coated coins as money, and a great deal of the remainder do at least a portion of their bartering with Silver, which is why Silveris used extensively in money drawing magic.

Gemstones that you are working with are more powerful set or wrapped in Silver. It has almost no vibrational impact on the stones, quite the opposite in fact, Silver will enhance the connection between the wearer and the stone, allowing for a gentle flow of energy between the two. Silver is said that over time that the Silver will in fact absorb and reflect the same energy as the stone it is set in.

Place a piece of this mineral on your forehead to activate and open your Third Eye Chakra to aid in seeing. As well, a Silver bracelet worn around the wrist of your receptive hand will aid you in receiving channeled information and drawing certain energy forms.

Use the Lunar qualities of your Silver to balance your life; growing what is good and necessary while voiding whatever causes you harm or prevents your evolution. Let it perform like a psychic mirror, allowing you to see your life from the outside. View this new perspective without judgment, but with a purer knowledge of what is best for your highest good.

Practitioners of astral travel may like using Silver as an anchor as they move from one reality to another. Silver provides a kind of energy beam or signal trace that allows you to always "see" where your physical body is. So you aren't distracted by the fear of not being able to return.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Silver benefits the circulation and detoxifies the blood. Used in the prevention of festering of wounds.

Silver helps the body recognize imbalances or high levels of hormone and chemicals more readily, enabling them to be naturally corrected. Helps the lungs and throat and reduces irritation by pollutants and other impurities in the air.

Silver can improves the transmission of nerve impulses.

Silver can assists those with degenerative brain disease, poor memory, irrational fears, and emotional imbalance. Like blue lace agate, Silver helps balance the functions of both sides of the brain. It can be worn as a belt (buckle) to improve fertility.

Silver can help resolve sexual problems that result from dysfunction or impotence. In our ancient past, Silver was used to purify water. Paracelsus (1493 - 1541), physician who established the role of chemistry in medicine, wrote of the healing properties of Silver.

Karl Wilhelm von N geli (1817 - 1891), botanist who discovered chromosomes, found the antimicrobial effects of Silver are primarily due to the Silver ion.

Dr. Carl Crede (1884) discovered that Silver had the ability to cure a disease that had been responsible for causing blindness in thousands of babies.

William S. Halstead, M.D. (1852-1922), surgical educator and a founder of Johns Hopkins Medical School, advocated the use of Silverin dressings for wounds.

Robert Becker, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, noted biomedical researcher and twice nominee for the Nobel Prize, proved the accelerated healing properties of electrically generated Silver ions.

Energy workers will find this metal a wonderful conduit for sending energy to a patient. Silvercan also be used to help channel the energies of gemstones in healing, particularly: Turquoise, Carnelian, Moonstone, Amethyst and Quartz are excellent healing stones to channel with Silver.

Silver mineral should also be beneficial in treating some infectious diseases, like hepatitis or the flu, and Silver may help cleanse your blood and correct chemical and hormonal imbalances if used properly.

In more traditional medicine Silver is used for dental fillings and fittings, as well as surgical implants.