"Natures Fireworks" - A Guide to OPAL - Pt 1 Myths, Legends and Folklore

Written by Stuart Bazga

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"Long, long agorepparttar Wangkumara people decided to send a pelican (Muda) to explorerepparttar 140540 Northern Territory, so he could return and tell them what was there. After a time, while still in Queensland,repparttar 140541 pelican felt ill and landed on top of a hill. While resting,repparttar 140542 pelican observedrepparttar 140543 ground beneath him, amazed by its magnificent array of colours. Being curious he began to peck atrepparttar 140544 coloured stones with his beak. Suddenly, a spark flew out and lit dry grass nearby. The flames rose and spread across long distances, approaching a group of Wangkumara who were camped near by. The people were able to cook their meat and fish forrepparttar 140545 first time, grateful for this new gift brought by these precious stones"


Throughout history, early cultures credited opal with magical properties, believing it to possessrepparttar 140546 healing properties of allrepparttar 140547 gemstones, due to its multitude of colours.

The ancient Greeks believedrepparttar 140548 opal gaverepparttar 140549 wearer protection from disease and was a sought after gem for its gift of prophecy and foresight. Greek astrologers, mediums and soothsayers also usedrepparttar 140550 stone for divination. As well as its mystical significance and psychic vision properties, opal was also thought to aid in digestion, stomach disorder, and to cure all disease associated withrepparttar 140551 eyes. It was believed that when a person was to suffer a minor illness,repparttar 140552 stone became dull and grey; it would turn a sickly yellow when an injury or accident was about to occur.

Superstitions associated with opal continued throughoutrepparttar 140553 Middle Ages, when opal was widely believed to be beneficial to eyesight, while others thought wearing opal would renderrepparttar 140554 wearer invisible torepparttar 140555 eye. It was for this reason thieves held opal in such high regard, using it as their symbol, due to this superstition. Blond haired women wore necklaces of opal to protect their hair from loosing its colour, while opal amulets were worn to attract happiness, love, good fortune and favour.

Inrepparttar 140556 19th century, opal was considered unlucky in Europe, due torepparttar 140557 plot of a popular novel ofrepparttar 140558 time written by Sir Walter Scott, while in Asia it has always been considered to bring loyalty and hope torepparttar 140559 wearer.

this concludes part 1. In part 2, we discover where opal is mined aroundrepparttar 140560 world. You will be surprised at some ofrepparttar 140561 locations.

I hope you have enjoyed reading part 1 and I look forwrd to your company again in part 2.

best wishes and have a great day

Stuart Bazga

Kulpunya Opals

I started Kulpunya Opals several years ago to provide the UK and Europe with a specialist supply of opals.

We import directly from key suppliers in Australia with whom we have developed strong and long-term relationships.

Megaliths and Pole Flips

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

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Could we be so wise as to admitrepparttar ancients might have known how to placerepparttar 140539 megaliths in Neolithic times so that a form of computer self-powering macrochip was created? Magnetometer readings showrepparttar 140540 same wavelength or cycles thereof inrepparttar 140541 megaliths andrepparttar 140542 Great Pyramid. Couldrepparttar 140543 Great Pyramid and its earlier smaller capstone model have beenrepparttar 140544 CPU or central processing unit in league with an attuned priesthood? Was there ever a crustal shift? There is drift inrepparttar 140545 continental and tectonic movements as well as rising earth whenrepparttar 140546 glaciers retreat that is going on torepparttar 140547 present day. It takes thousands of years forrepparttar 140548 earth’s crust to rebound from miles of glacier ice on top of it.

“At first,repparttar 140549 researchers assumed that these reversals would prove to have occurred regularly, every million years or so, regular asrepparttar 140550 ticks of a clock. And indeed, Cox recalls wryly, their first data seemed to fit this pattern. (‘I think that it’s always true that if you don’t have very much data, it will fit your theory.’) But then they began to find reversals that had lasted a mere 100,000 years. For a while thereafter they saidrepparttar 140551 ticking is slightly irregular, but at last they had to acknowledge that it is totally irregular, random. ‘For me, this was a very frustrating experience,’ Cox says. ‘Scientists always like to find some very simple, regular pattern in nature. You’re always looking for order. Andrepparttar 140552 odd kind of order we found was almost perfect disorder.’ Two decades ago, Allan Cox and Brent Dalrymple proved thatrepparttar 140553 Earth’s magnetic field can flip-flop, its north and south magnetic poles suddenly reversing. This has happened nine times inrepparttar 140554 past four million years, and it may happen again quite soon. The discovery led to a momentous change inrepparttar 140555 way we viewrepparttar 140556 Earth….

What is more, ifrepparttar 140557 sea floor has spread,repparttar 140558 oceans must have grown,repparttar 140559 continents must have moved. Wegener, it seemed was right too. Virtually overnight, confirmed ‘fixists’ became ‘mobilists’ and ‘drifters’. Wegener’s theory had been tooted offrepparttar 140560 stage because he could not explain what forces moverepparttar 140561 continents. Byrepparttar 140562 late 1960s, it was ‘still’ unclear what propelled all this motion, butrepparttar 140563 evidence forrepparttar 140564 motion itself was inescapable. New converts cited what is sometimes called Ayer’s law: ‘What ‘has’ happened, ‘can’ happen.’ Earth scientists old and young had to adapt themselves to Wegener’s vision of a restless and driven globe.” (7)

Jim Bowles has a mathematical formula for rotational bending that might explain some ofrepparttar 140565 ways thatrepparttar 140566 Earth Energy Grid altersrepparttar 140567 inertia or gravity forces which would keep things stationary. There is a lot left to learn about all these things. Unfortunately Jim is proud of his formula and thinks it supports Hapgood andrepparttar 140568 sudden crustal shift theory. The astrological insights to how Earth, Moon, Sun and Water affects us fromrepparttar 140569 moment of conception have a lot more validity than most modern academics will allow but not as much as scholars thought a couple of centuries ago perhaps.

Author of Diverse Druids Columnist for The ES Press Magazine Guest 'expert' at World-Mysteries.com

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