The influence of minerals on man and his environment


A total of 60 minerals are present in the human body, 22 of which are essential, in minute quantities in some cases. They play a fundamental role in intercellular exchanges.

The most active are Calcium, Chlorine, Chrome, Copper, Fluorin        e, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Phosphorous, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Sulphur, Vanadium and Zinc. Others are found as oligo elements. Under intense heat and pressure, minerals crystalise naturally into combinations of these same elements.

The inspirational powers of minerals have, over the years, been seized upon by man to chart his own fate – stones, talismans, and other such objects accompanying him in his philosophical imaginings.

Nowadays Lithotherapy, using stones and crystals to treat and heal the human body, is an increasingly common alternative medical  treatment.  Catalogues, books, debates and conferences have been devoted to the benefactory effects of stones and minerals, even though the official line has tended to downplay and negate these positive effects, and especially their role in the treatment of certain illnesses.

As you contemplate the minerals at the show, remember that the crystal macle is said to improve the workings of the mind, the eye of the tiger to protect against evil influences, the topaze to have a calming effect, and the crystal point of La Gardette to act upon man’s energetic core.

Concerned books :

‘’Force des pierres, tome 1 et 2 de Edith Schaufeldberger-Lanherr’’

‘’Guide des pierres de soins. De Reynald Georges Boschiero’’

‘’Dictionnaire de la lithothérapie du même auteur’’

‘’Energies bénéfiques des pierres et des cristaux de Serge Da Rossi’’

‘’Ces pierres qui guérissent de Philip Permutt’’

among other things…