From the stones of Aaron's breastplate to the foundational rocks of the New Jerusalem, from the creation tales of South America to the blood stones of Burma, gems have taken their place in the mythology and magic of the human race. This book chronicles the background of gems. Each chapter herein covers a particular gemstone.
Diane Morgan is Adjunct Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Wilson College. Her many books include From Satan's Crown to the Holy Grail: Emeralds in Myth, Magic, and History (Praeger, 2007), and The Buddhist Experience in America (Greenwood, 2004).