Sapphire is thought to make the melancholy cheerful and maintain the power or vigor of the body. The stone helps the eyes, boils, rheumatism, and colic. The high priest of Egypt wore a sapphire upon his shoulder, and Aelian says that it was called truth.
sapphire-studded quiver of the God of Love" descending in lines of grace to Her bright louts feet, 1 which dispel the darkness of Her worshippers. 2 For moonlight is She, yet sunbeam, soothing all those who are burnt by the triple fires of misery (tāpatraya).
Learning about birthstones and their meaning continues with the month of October.
Like the sapphire Schethiyâ, the Lapis Exilis, crown jewel of the Archangel Lucifer, fell from heaven. Michael, archangel of the sun and the Hidden God of Israel, at the head of the angelic hosts swooped down upon Lucifer and his legions of rebellious spirits.
THE STAR SAPPHIRE
Let the Adept be armed with his Magick Rood [and provided with his Mystic Rose]. In the centre, let him give the L.V.X. signs; or if he know them, if he will and dare do them, and can keep silent about them, the signs of N.O.X. being the signs of Puer, Vir, Puella, Mulier.
88. With sapphire shields: the Angel of the West,
89. By Nagas followed, riding steeds blood-red,
90. With coral shields: the Angel of the North, ...
The seventh palace leads to the Throne of God, symbolized by sapphire and emerald. Here the souls of mystics travel outside of their bodies and rise up to the Veil of God. The veil is not physical, for God has no physical form; it is a symbol for the limitations of Man's comprehension of God.
We believe in no hell or paradise as localities; in no objective hell-fires and worms that never die, nor in any Jerusalems with streets paved with sapphires and diamonds. What we believe in is a post-mortem state or mental condition, such as we are in during a vivid dream.
"the stone of the Mosaic tables was said to be sapphire - a divine sapphire called Schethiyd.
The word "sefirah" literally means "counting," but early Kabbalists presented a number of other etymological possibilities including: sefer (text), sippur (recounting), sappir (sapphire, brilliance, luminary), separ (boundary), and safra (scribe).
And above the firmament over their heads there was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like sapphire; and seated on the throne was a likeness as it were of a human form.
Marbodaeus (also Marbodius) described the wonderful properties of three species of the jacinth (a red zircon, an orange hessonite garnet and a topaz, some say a sapphire instead); Pliny and Leonardus are also particular in their account of it.
The Major Arcana are represented by diamonds. Each suit relates to a different kingdom; rubies are swords, emeralds are wands, topaz are cups and sapphires are pentacles. Cats appear everywhere, and their presence dominates daily life. The deck is printed in Belgium. Cards measure 2-5/8" x 4-5/8".
Any methods of producing gnosis can be used and once gnosis achieved, the being should be visualized inside the disc as intensely as possible. I suggest opening with the Qabalistic Cross or Star Sapphire ritual beforehand to emphasize the fact that we are microcosms of God (however you want to ...
Each chapel contains an altar of sapphire and faces east. The main chapel itself stands in the east and is twice as large as the others. It is dedicated to the Holy Spirit who is the patron of the Temple. The chapels to either side of it are dedicated to the Holy Virgin and St. John.
See also: Light, Spirit, World, Ritual, Spiritual