The Curious Lore of Precious Stones


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Full title is "The Curious Lore of Precious Stones, being a description of their sentiments and folklore, superstitions, symbolism, mysticism, use in medicine, protection, prevention, religion, and divination, crystal gazing, birthstones, lucky stones, and talismans, astral, zodiacal, and planetary." Just about everything you ever wanted to know about precious stones, aside from their formation, acquisition, and chemical composition. - Summary by TriciaG (12 hr 31 min)

Chapters

Preface 8:16 Read by BettyB
Ch 1 - Superstitions and Their Sources, pt 1 14:37 Read by Dustin Thomas
Ch 1 - Superstitions and Their Sources, pt 2 17:49 Read by Ann Boulais
Ch 2 - On the Use of Precious and Semi-precious Stones as Talismans and Amulets… 16:39 Read by TriciaG
Ch 2 - On the Use of Precious and Semi-precious Stones as Talismans and Amulets… 22:36 Read by TriciaG
Ch 2 - On the Use of Precious and Semi-precious Stones as Talismans and Amulets… 20:25 Read by Mike Golczynski
Ch 3 - On the Talismanic Use of Special Stones, pt 1 21:42 Read by Mike Golczynski
Ch 3 - On the Talismanic Use of Special Stones, pt 2 29:01 Read by Malachy Orozco
Ch 3 - On the Talismanic Use of Special Stones, pt 3 27:55 Read by Rita Boutros
Ch 3 - On the Talismanic Use of Special Stones, pt 4 28:15 Read by Rita Boutros
Ch 4 - On the Use of Engraved and Carved Gems as Talismans, pt 1 25:16 Read by Rita Boutros
Ch 4 - On the Use of Engraved and Carved Gems as Talismans, pt 2 24:32 Read by Kathleen Moore
Ch 5 - On Ominous and Luminous Stones, pt 1 22:39 Read by realisticspeakers
Ch 5 - On Ominous and Luminous Stones, pt 2 22:38 Read by realisticspeakers
Ch 5 - On Ominous and Luminous Stones, pt 3 23:02 Read by realisticspeakers
Ch 6 - On Crystal Balls and Crystal Gazing, pt 1 20:42 Read by Kathleen Moore
Ch 6 - On Crystal Balls and Crystal Gazing, pt 2 23:26 Read by Rita Boutros
Ch 6 - On Crystal Balls and Crystal Gazing, pt 3 21:05 Read by Rita Boutros
Ch 6 - On Crystal Balls and Crystal Gazing, pt 4 20:19 Read by Rita Boutros
Ch 6 - On Crystal Balls and Crystal Gazing, pt 5 17:13 Read by Rita Boutros
Ch 7 - Religious Uses of Precious Stones, Pagan, Hebrew, and Christian, pt 1 18:20 Read by Joan Windle
Ch 7 - Religious Uses of Precious Stones, Pagan, Hebrew, and Christian, pt 2 18:48 Read by Joan Windle
Ch 7 - Religious Uses of Precious Stones, Pagan, Hebrew, and Christian, pt 3 18:54 Read by Joan Windle
Ch 7 - Religious Uses of Precious Stones, Pagan, Hebrew, and Christian, pt 4 21:15 Read by Rita Boutros
Ch 7 - Religious Uses of Precious Stones, Pagan, Hebrew, and Christian, pt 5 20:29 Read by Rita Boutros
Ch 8 - On the High-priest’s Breastplate, pt 1 17:40 Read by Ann Boulais
Ch 8 - On the High-priest’s Breastplate, pt 2 19:26 Read by Ann Boulais
Ch 8 - On the High-priest’s Breastplate, pt 3 21:56 Read by Ann Boulais
Ch 9 - Birth-stones, pt 1 32:06 Read by Ann Boulais
Ch 9 - Birth-stones, pt 2 28:49 Read by Ann Boulais
Ch 10 - Planetary and Astral Influences of Precious Stones, pt 1 21:35 Read by Richard Garifo
Ch 10 - Planetary and Astral Influences of Precious Stones, pt 2 34:57 Read by Richard Garifo
Ch 11 - On the Therapeutic Use of Precious and Semi-precious Stones, pt 1 20:53 Read by Availle
Ch 11 - On the Therapeutic Use of Precious and Semi-precious Stones, pt 2 28:41 Read by Availle