Cinnamon Moon 1
Spirit Keeper
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*Brings peace and serenity. Signifies constancy, fidelity, and innocence. Symbol of faithfulness for engaged and married couples. Used as a token or gift for
reconcilliation between estranged lovers.

*The greatest of benefit is when the diamond is used in conjunction with other gems, as it is claimed that it enhances the properties which they contain.

*Extremely powerful in removing blockages and negativity wheich may be interfering with vibrational remedies. It removes blockages in the personality and is
used in cases of anxiety and insecurity.

*Scott Cunningham:

Projective, Sun, Fire, Platinum, Silver, Steel, Spirituality, Sexual Dysfunction, Protection, Courage, Peace, Reconciliation, Healing, Strength.

Ritual Lore:

Legend has it that the Europeans first 'discovered' African diamonds in a shaman's leather pouch. Though reports of this legend are sketchy, if it
is based on the fact the African shaman might have used his diamonds much as shamans in other parts of the world use quartz crystals.

Anciently, diamonds were worn as polished stones. They were treasured for their beauty, but it wasn't until recently that their dazzling appearance was
created. After people discovered that apply a bit of pressure at the correct point on a diamond produced a facet, the stone was prized for its prismatic fire.

Today the world's supply of diamonds is carefully controlled to maintain an artificially high price--a surplus of diamonds in the market considerably
lowers their worth. Such greedy measures haven't lessened the magical value of the diamond. Beause these high prices keep many of us from experimenting
with the ritual uses of diamonds, the magical substitutes can be used with satisfactory results.

Magical Uses:

The diamond has a wide and varied magical repertoire. Worn, it promotes spirituality, even ecstasy, the shaman's ritual state of consciousness. It is often
utilized in meditation and in spiritual pursuits. When carried or worn the diamond promotes self-confidence in relations with the opposite sex. It is said to
be potent for relieving or eliminating the root causes of sexual dysfunction. Worn for this purpose, it removes cultural (some might say patriarchal) blockages
which have caused generations of women to be nonorgasmic. The diamond is a cleansing, purifying and releasing stone in matters of sexuality.

In India, women (presumably rich) wear an unblemished white diamond with a slightly black hue to ensure male children. It is also worn to conquer infertility.
Though the diamond is not a stone of love, it is worn to ensure fidelity and to reconcile quarreling lovers. Today it is, of course, the most popular wedding
ring stone, due in part to aggressive advertising, but other stones are perhaps more appropriate. This usage has no ancient history.

Because of its hardness and associations with the Sun, the diamond is worn or utilized in spells to increase physical strength. In ancient Rome it was set in
steel rings and worn with the stone touching the skin. This produced bravery, daring and victory. It is still worn today for courage. In the ancient magic of
India, a diamond set in a platinum or silver ring was worn for victory in battles and conflicts. It was also fastened to the left arm for this purpose.

The diamond, owing to its flashing nature, has long been regarded as a stone of protection. For the best results, and to ensure its wearer luck, the diamond
should be faceted into a six-sided cut. Rather surprisingly, owing to the above associations, the diamond is a stone of peace when worn. It relieves nightmares
and encourages sleep at bedtime. Try scrying with a faceted diamond in soft candlelight, dazzling yourself in its inner world of color and light.
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