Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Know Your Prosperity Stones # 3: Bloodstone


When you read Crystal Cash: Fast Easy Money Magick Using Popular Stones, you're going to notice that I've got a lot of things to say about Bloodstone.  It's inexpensive, affordable, and powerful. 

The best Bloodstone features what looks like drops of fresh blood on dark green jasper, like so:

It has been used for tens of thousands of years.  Here's a Bloodstone Paleolithic stone ax collected in India: 

The close-up shows you the characteristic pattern created by flint knapping Bloodstone and other similar materials including Jasper, Quartz, and Flint.  We can't carbon date stone, so I can't tell you how old the stone ax might be.  It could be a couple thousand years old, it could be 60,000 years old.  This material was a working stone for thousands if not hundreds of thousands of years. 

Why isn't Bloodstone more popular in this world of online sales?  Well, it's hard to photograph. I  don't know if our digital cameras have a tendency toward red/green colorblindness or what.  But many times Bloodstone doesn't photograph as well as it looks in person, which means that sellers may not have the same incentive to feature the stone.  Too bad, because it's great stuff both on the material and the metaphysical level. 

Experiment with one Bloodstone pebble just to see.  I'm betting you'll be back for more.