Edgar Cayce predicted that a “blue stone” with extraordinary healing attributes would be found on “an island in the Caribbean” where he believed part of Atlantis could be found. Larimar (or blue pectolite) is an extremely rare gemstone. It has been found only in one location: a mountainous, relatively inaccessible area in the province of Barahona in the Dominican Republic. The first mention of the stone is in a request to mine Larimar in 1916, however it wasn’t until 1974 that the stone really made an appearance. In 1974, Norman Rilling, a member of the U.S. Peace Corps, and Miguel Méndez, a Dominican, found pieces of Larimar on the seashore. The word Larimar was created by Mendez, who combined his daughter’s name Larissa with the Spanish world for sea, Mar.
Larimar is also called the Atlantis Stone. Many believe that the colors and the location of Larimar also represent a connection to Atlantis, and use this stone as as an important tool in their healing work. Larimar is considered a healing stone, and is said to be finely tuned to the human body, particularly to the throat area. It is said that it increases speech and communication skills and supports the body’s natural healing process.
Here are some other gemstones and their properties, according to the teachings of Edgar Cayce:
Lapis Lazuli and azurite arouse great passions, and enhances the body’s ability to allow emotional energy to flow through the body and activate the influences of the spiritual self. The green aspect of lapis lazuli also relates to creativity and healing.
Pearl can be used for protective purposes. Because it is the result of difficulties and irritations, it fosters the ability to build resistance to life’s problems. The influence of water and the vibrations of the sea also lend the pearl a healing and creative aspect. It is often even more effective when combined with jade, especially in regard to the power to change the wearer’s mood.
Jade and pearl combined can powerfully promote calmness and a sense of peace and tranquility.
Rose or pink coral has the ability to transform disturbing thoughts or emotions and thus has a calming effect. The rose tint and water aspect combine to produce a sense of inner quiet and resistance to turmoil.
Ruby and Bloodstone have powerful vibratory forces that can enhance constructive creativity in the wearer. Electrical forces emanate from the copper base and the purity of the higher vibration. Bloodstone is particularly effective for quelling anger and bringing harmony to the wearer. Ruby and bloodstone can also impart strength and courage.
Amethyst can induce visions and channel healing power. Amethyst enhances meditation and helps to control a fiery temper.
Moonstone imparts strength and also enables the wearer to keep what is important to them even closer, as part of his or her mental and spiritual consciousness. Moonstone helps the wearer to achieve peace and harmony and to enhance the wearer’s spiritual tendencies.