The Healing Gemstone of Everyday Life
The Ancient Greeks believed that Topaz had the power to increase strength and make the wearer invisible.They also thought
that Topaz would change color in the presence of poisoned food or drink and that such powers would wax and wane with the phases
of the moon.
was used in many ways in Europe during the middle ages. For instance, two Popes, Clement VI and Gregory II, touched plague
sores of petitioners with Topaz during the 15th century.The gemstone was also used to treat insomnia, asthma, and hemorrages.
St. Hidegard recommended that topaz be used to cure dimness of vision.
African Bushmen considered
Topaz to be precious and used it in ceremonies for healing and for connecting with the spirits who have departed from this
Currently, those who practice New Age techniques use topaz in a number of ways. For instance, topaz, when mounted in gold
and worn around the neck, is used to despel enchantment. In the same manner, topaz, worn as an amulet, will drive away sadness,
bestow courage, and strengthen the intellect.