Turquoise CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O/is a French word, meaning a Turkish. stone/the feminine of Turkish

 

[JJ Kent]

Turquoise is a popular gem mineral today (Persians/Aztecs/Navaho). Turquoise is a French word, meaning a Turkish stone, also the feminine of Turkish.

Turquoise is an amorphous stone occurring in kidney-shaped nodules and incrustations; its color is various shades of azure or robin's egg blue. Of Persian origin, it is supposed to be the stone anciently referred to, in Pliny's natural history, as callais, callaina, and callaica. In his catalogue of gems in the U.S. National Museum, Wirt Tassin applies to turquoise the names callainite and turkis;

Cattelle says it is known to scientists as "callaite"; Oliver Cummings Farrington in his Gems and Gem Minerals describes callainite as a distinct mineral.

The hardness of turquoise is 6; specific gravity, 2.6 to 2.8; there is no cleavage; it is brittle and breaks unevenly. The lustre of turquoise is waxy and the color is sky-blue, bluish-green, apple-green, and greenish-gray.

The color is liable to change, however, the blue becoming a pale green. Artificial means are resorted to for "improving" stones of a poor color, but a washing in strong ammonia water will expose the fraud. This solution will not affect the color of the true turquoise, but as soap and water does, possessors of rings set with turquoise should never wash their hands without removing their rings.

The exposure of turquoise to a sufficiently high degree of heat will extract the water and cause it to crackle.

 

[Todd Rowe/Ambika Waughters]

Concomitant: Injuries during the proving (one broke several bones).

Ecchymoses (as sign of injury). Images of healing also recurred throughout the proving.  

The feeling was that even though one was injured, the condition was fixable and repairable.

Falling was prominent.

Faintness on standing and unsteadiness on their feet with a tendency to fall.

Injury combined with the feeling of invulnerability.

Invulnerability: I think that anything and everything is possible.

Several provers described relationship breaking up or injuries in relationship.

Injuries to structures (houses was broken down in need of repair)/injuries and repair of vehicles (cars and bicycles).

            Wealth or Riches. Selling, exclusiveness and rarity. In dreams: individual’s charging exorbitant amounts of money, which ties in with another theme of largeness.

            Much of what was offered to the provers in their dreams, was only offered at a price. The idea of wealth was coupled to that of power. The feeling was that wealth connoted a degree of invulnerability. When that invulnerability was broken, it was met with feelings of injustice.

The other side of this power was servitude and minority status. Several provers dreamt of hobos and many provers had dreams relating to ethnic minorities. The theme of foreign and unfamiliar related to this.

Food and appetite: 11 of 18 provers lost weight during the proving between 3 to 21 pounds coupled with loss of appetite and easy satiety. Amblka Waughters: turquoise is useful for hypothyroidism.

Although it was impossible to determine this from this proving, it certainly seems to bear this out.

            Vision and seeing: important theme in the proving/eyesight improved/need to change prescription of glasses. Observing/watching.

Largeness (coupled with the ideas of food/money/power). Mania and feelings of expansiveness and euphoria.

Depression was prominent (+ weight loss and lack of appetite). “crying like my heart was ripped out”.

Both elation and euphoria/busyness and fastidiousness reflects manic energy. This raised the question whether this remedy may be useful in manic depression.

Water images recurred throughout the proving. Water images often + feelings of gushing of tidal waves. Urinary symptoms were also noted during the proving. Large amounts of urine after taking the remedy. Increased candor and honesty (could more easily speak the truth). overly blunt.  In the [Ambika Waughters] proving,

Senses more acute (smell/color). Vibrant and even neon colors were noted throughout the proving.  These seemed to bring a feeling of peace, contentment and joy.  The opposite was also seen in the idea of greyness which many provers experienced. It is the color that ultimately makes turquoise valuable.  Some writers describe “zat” which is a quality of certain turquoise that makes the particular stone more valuable.

Sensations “squeezing” and “stitching”.  Several provers noted a squeezing sensation in the back of the neck/head as if being grasped by a hand.  General: suddenness in physical symptoms.

Stress/feeling “wound up” associated with tension and stress. The opposite feeling of “unwound” was also noted. One prover described it as “I feel like a rubber band that has been unwound; sense of going more slowly;

during the proving it was wound tight; now it is unwound” associated with a feeling of freedom.

This may prove to be a remedy useful in the treatment of hypertension.

Organ systems most prominently effected: eye/urinary tract/skin/endocrine systems. Chest constriction and difficulty breathing.

Electrical current sensations in arms. Several provers reported influenza like symptoms associated with squeezing GI pain and vomiting.  Acne symptoms were strong and in particular skin symptoms on and around the mouth

were noted. This was reflected in the results of Ambika Wauhters proving, she noted the strengthening and improving the will and an aid in helping people verbalize what is difficult for them to say.

 

    Busy/Fastidious/Overwhelmed With All There is to Do

    Big/Small

    Wealth/Selling/Rarity

    Structural Problems

    Injury/Bruising/Invulnerability/Vulnerability/Repair

    Food/Weight Loss/Appetite

    Going Slowly

    Injustice

    Wound Up/Unwound

    Ethnic/Minority/Servant

    Vibrant Colors/Gray

    Improved Senses

    Old/Young

    Water/Gushing Water

    Foreign/Unfamiliar

    Vision/Eye

    Underground/Cave

 

Gem.: Themes

Turquoise used as a symbol of rank and power and thought to inspire leadership. It is said to be the most valuable non transparent mineral in the jewelry industry.

I saw myself as if I was an actor in a movie and I was also watching the movie; it was set in rural Europe in the 1600 - 1700’s and I was a very rich land owner with a beautiful home and a large estate; my wife and children and I were happy there, as were the many servants and workers for I was very kind and generous to everyone; one day the estate was overrun by bandit barbarians; I don’t know what happened to all the servants and workers;

my family and I had been captures by these men and were to be punished for being rich; these men were not thieves or bandits who wanted to steal from me; it seemed rather they were here to carry out a sentence or punishment as if it were a crime to be rich; in the beautiful courtyard of my home they had us bound, parents and five children; they wanted to see me suffer most of all so they took my small two year old son and hung him; each child in turn met this same fate and being restrained and bound I had the most overwhelming feeling of helplessness and injustice which was almost suffocating; nothing I said would change what these men were determined to do;

all my children, my wife and myself were left hanging with hands still bound; a feeling of disbelief, mourning, foggy, unclear and detached; I was angry at the injustice and very angry that others died because of me.

The other side of this power was servitude and minority status. Several provers dreamt of hobos and many provers had dreams relating to ethnic minorities. The theme of foreign and unfamiliar related to this.

Desert. Themes

 

Central Motion and Core Sensation

The core sensation that ran through the proving was that of injury.

This took a variety of forms. Several of the provers were injured during the proving, including one prover who broke several bones. Ecchymoses, a frequent sign of injury, were found in several provers. Images of healing also recurred throughout the proving. The feeling was that even though one was injured, the condition was fixable and repairable.

Falling was a particularly prominent form of this injury and represented the central motion accompanying the sensation. This was a recurring theme in the dreams. Also, several provers described faintness on standing and unsteadiness on their feet with a tendency to fall.

The idea of injury was often combined with the feeling of invulnerability. The prover who broke several bones was stepping down from a ladder (4 feet in the air) and she felt that in doing so she would not be injured. This also took the form for several of the provers of dreams of narrowly escaping injury. One prover described it as “Invulnerability: I think that anything and everything is possible.

The concept of injury went beyond the mechanical level. Several provers described relationship break ups or injuries in relationship. The prover who broke several bones had just determined to break up her relationship at that time. Turquoise was described by ancient cultures “supplying the heart”.

This also expanded to injuries to structures, mainly houses. A recurring theme in the dreams was broken down houses that were in need of repair. This was coupled with the theme of repair of these structures. Injuries and repair of vehicles (cars and bicycles) was also seen.

Turquoise has historically been used as a substance when worn that would protect from injury. It was often thought to confer invulnerability to injury during battle. Its color would indicate the wearer’s health.

When placed on the bridle of a horse, it was said to protect riders from falling. It also was used to protect relationships from breaking apart.

Sensations noted during the proving that were most prominent included both “squeezing” and “stitching”. Several provers noted a squeezing sensation in the back of the neck/head “As if being grasped by a hand”.

Another important sensation was that of feeling “wound up”. This was associated with tension and stress. The opposite feeling of “unwound” was also noted. One prover described it as

“I feel like a rubber band that has been unwound; sense of going more slowly; during the proving it was wound tight; now it is unwound”. The feeling of unwound was associated with a feeling

of freedom. The substance has been noted historically for its soothing properties and has been said to increase relaxation and reduce hypertension. This may prove to be a remedy useful in the treatment of hypertension.

 

Other Themes

Vision and seeing was an important theme in the proving.

Turquoise has been used historically to improve vision and eyesight as well as curing cataracts. Two of the provers described improvements in eyesight and several noted that they felt as

though they needed to change their glasses prescription. Another aspect of this theme was that of observing and watching.

The theme of largeness was strong. This was most often coupled with the ideas of food, money and power. In a few provers this was also tied to mania and feelings of expansiveness and

euphoria.

Several provers also described smallness. That which was small was described as vulnerable. This is described well in the following dream:

Tiny kittens or mice had been born and were nestled under my white wool rug; they were little living humps every few inches, barely visible; I was very concerned that with an step I might crush one;

They were so small and could only be seen when they moved or hunched up a little as they slept; soft bumps under the rug; they looked so helpless and hurtable.

There was a theme regarding age (both old and young). One prover became depressed during the proving, feeling that he was no longer young and that he was too old.

Another prover noted that she felt younger and in particular that her skin was less wrinkled and seemed younger. One prover described it as feeling old and young at the same time.

With the current fad for anti-aging drugs, one wonders if this remedy may play some role.

The opposite tendency was seen in prover #1 who described both elation and euphoria. Their busyness and fastidiousness seen during the proving reflects this manic energy.

Turquoise has been said to induce hilarity in those who wear it. This raised the question whether this remedy may be useful in manic depression.

Water images recurred throughout the proving. It is interesting to note that the substance turquoise is made through a slow long term process of water seeping through igneous rock. This may also tie into the theme of underground and cave, as well as the theme of going slowly.

The water images were often accompanied by feelings of gushing of tidal waves. Urinary symptoms were also noted during the proving. In particular, several provers noticed large amounts of urine after taking the remedy.

The substance has historically been noted to be useful for the treatment of bladder problems.

 

Another major theme was that of food and appetite. This was the most surprising outcome of the proving. 11 of the 18 provers lost weight during the proving between 3 - 21 pounds. This was coupled with loss of appetite and easy satiety. Interestingly, the proving of turquoise by Amblka Waughters showed an obese woman who lost weight during the proving. This may prove a remedy useful for obesity. She suggests that turquoise is useful for hypothyroidism. Although it was impossible to determine this from this proving, it certainly seems to bear this out.

Images of food and especially gigantic food were recurrent. An example is the following:

 

Play ends, critics disappear and are seen later with loaded car/tractors full of huge farm food (asparagus as big as trees), being chased by barking dogs; feeling of wonder and wanting to find the big food.

 

Physical Characteristics

Suddenness was a general quality noted in many of the physical symptoms.

The organ systems that most prominently were effected included the eye, urinary tract, skin and endocrine systems. Chest constriction and difficulty breathing were noted often accompanied by a feeling of constriction in the chest. Electrical current sensations were noted in several provers arms. Several provers reported influenza like symptoms associated with squeezing GI pain and vomiting. Acne symptoms were strong and in particular skin symptoms on and around the mouth were noted.

This was reflected in the results of Ambika Wauhters proving, she noted the strengthening and improving the will and an aid in helping people verbalize what is difficult for them to say.

 

Mental and Emotional Characteristics

Senses were more acute during the proving (smell and color). Vibrant and even neon colors were noted throughout the proving. These seemed to bring a feeling of peace, contentment and even joy. The opposite was also seen in the idea of grayness which many provers experienced. It is the color that ultimately makes turquoise valuable.

Depression was prominent in several provers. Weight loss and lack of appetite sometimes accompanies this. Several provers described “crying like my heart was ripped out”.

Several of the provers noted increased candor and honesty during the proving. They felt like they could more easily speak their truth. At times they were overly blunt.

 

DD.: The chemical composition of the turquoise is a hydrous phosphate of aluminium and copper. [Ph-ac. (30,9%) + Alum (44,5%) + Cupr-o. (3,755) + water (19%)].

Vergleich: Enthält: Cu + Al + P; Siehe: Imponderables + Cuprum + Aluminium + Phosphorus

 

Allerlei: Ancient cultures “supplying the heart”/used as a symbol of rank and power and thought to inspire leadership. This seems to be a theme of gemstone remedies in general.

Turquoise as protection from injury/confers invulnerability to injury during battle. Its color would indicate the wearer’s health.

When placed on the bridle of a horse, it was said to protect riders from falling.  It also was used to protect relationships from breaking apart.

Used historically to improve vision and eyesight (cataracts). Turquoise has been said to induce hilarity in those who wear it. Substance  historically used for the treatment of bladder problems.

The substance has been noted historically for its soothing properties and has been said to increase relaxation and reduce hypertension.

It is interesting to note that the substance turquoise develops through a slow long term process of water seeping through igneous rock = magmatisches Gestein.

Turquoise Hopi legend: people dancing and rejoicing with the rains/their tears of joy mixed with the rains and seeped into the earth, this became turquoise.

Schutz/Regenbogen. grüne Tara.

 

 

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