Noah’s Ark and the light of Garnet
Even Noah, it is reported, used a
lantern from Garnet in order to safely steer his Ark through the darkness of the
night. Garnets are found in jewelry from ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman eras.
Many courageous discoverers and travelers wore Garnets for protection, as they
were considered popular talismans and protective stones, because it was believed
in those days that Garnets illuminate the night and prevent their wearer from
any sort of evil. Today science explained to us that the proverbial luminosity
of Garnet is caused by its high refraction of light, but the magic of the
original lore is much more interesting! I use garnet chips in my Spirit Jars and love their warm red coloring.