Jaspers have been revered by ancient peoples and civilizations throughout the world as sacred and powerful stones of protection, for both the physical and spiritual realm. They were known as the "rain bringers" and nurturers, healers of the spirit and stones of courage and wisdom. The name can be traced back in Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Assyrian, Greek and Latin, and the virtues of Jaspers have been extolled throughout the ages by the most noted physicians, magicians, poets, scientists, lapidaries and scholars.
Brown Jasper, called Egyptian marble, was one of the traditional Jaspers in Ancient Egypt used for amulets, ritual vessels, and jewelry. Native Americans and other indigenous societies carved it into arrowheads for luck and protection, and utilized the stone to call in rain. A quintessential Earth Stone, Brown Jasper is deeply connected to the planet as "home," and engenders security and protection, nurturing and healing. Today Brown Jasper promotes ecological awareness and is highly effective in alleviating geopathic and environmental stress. It cleanses the physical and emotional body of toxins and negative thought forms, and repairs the aura, bringing stability and balance. Its frequency facilitates deep meditation and centering, and grants access to past lives for karmic healing.
Brown Jasper is an opaque, microcrystalline variety of Quartz with large, grainy crystals rather than the fibrous layers of Chalcedony or Agate. It occurs in nodules or as fillings in fissures and may be found the world over. Its earthy color is due to high iron content and ranges from deep chocolate brown, gold- to reddish-brown, to tan or ivory, and may contain other minerals or impurities that create its artful banding, rich flow patterns and veining. Brown Jasper is a major component in many Jaspers, including Picture Jasper, Bruneau Jasper, Bat Cave Jasper, Shiva Lingam Stone, and Elephant Skin, Spider and Dalmation Jaspers.
Re-connects you to your spiritual self in times of worldly matters.
Wear or carry Brown Jasper for long periods to help keep one "down to earth," and to alleviate stress and induce tranquility. Its cleansing effect eliminates negative energy and stabilizes the aura. It is particularly grounding as a worry stone, and may be used as a rescue stone for dissolving a sudden rush of fear, anger or panic. It is also effective for banishing nightmares or harmful thoughts.
Brown Jasper is a remarkable talisman for cutting down or quitting smoking. It removes harmful toxins from the system over time, and increases the resolve needed to overcome the emotional triggers that perpetuate the behavior.
Brown Jasper provides stamina and untiring perseverance in tackling huge amounts of work or ongoing projects by apportioning one's energy. It also sustains during difficult life situations that sap one's strength.
Brown Jasper is superb for healing the physical and emotional bodies during injury, prolonged illness or hospitalization. Its Earth energies bring gradual strength and renewed vitality, while helping one to understand and endure these frustrating or painful experiences.
Brown Jasper gives stamina to old or sick animals, and can restore natural instincts to pets living in city apartments or who walk only on urban streets.
Use Brown Jasper as a charm for all property matters, such as buying, selling or renting a home, and for success in business transactions having to do with finances and loans.
In the home or office, Brown Jasper protects against electromagnetic energies, technological pollution, noise and hyperactivity. A large decorative piece in a room works slowly but the effects are long-lasting. Rest it monthly by placing it in the soil of a green plant overnight.
Brown Jasper is credited with boosting the immune system, cleansing toxins and pollutants from the body, and stimulating the cleansing organs. It is particularly fortifying to the stomach and intestines, and is thought to balance the mineral content of the body. It may aid in treating the bowel and prostate, and conditions such as chronic constipation, gastro-enteritis, IBS, celiac disease, and Crohn's disease.
Brown Jasper is believed to improve night vision, aid in circulation, and help overcome deep exhaustion and loss of libido. It is also thought to alleviate allergies, and heal dry skin and other skin-related issues.
Jasper provides a strengthening energy for the emotional body, easing stress and producing a calm stability. For those sensitive to its vibration, it creates a special aura, a pleasant sensation as it irradiates throughout the body. It invites feelings of compassion and patience, humility, and even generosity.
Brown Jasper is especially helpful in reducing insecurity in those who are constantly worried about money or losing their job or home, or who are filled with guilt about past failings or inadequacies. It helps one come to terms with life's situations and to regain a foothold after defeats. Brown Jasper breaks the emotional self-defeating cycle and replaces it with a sense of contentment.
All Jaspers connect to the Earth and may be placed on the Base Chakra to stabilize and energize the physical body. Laying it over each chakra in turn, will cleanse, boost and realign the chakras and aura, balancing yin and yang energies as well as aligning the physical, emotional and mental bodies with the etheric realm.
Brown Jasper is excellent for activating the Base or Root Chakra, located at the base of the spine. The Base Chakra controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement, and is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When physically out of balance, symptoms manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. When spiritual energies are out of balance, one may feel flighty, disconnected from reality or distant. By balancing the Base Chakra, the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and the spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one's own power. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership.
Brown Jasper may also be used to stimulate the Earth Chakra, located between and slightly below the feet. It holds the soul into carnation and creates a solid connection to the planet Earth, allowing excess and out-of-balance energies to flow from the body.