Coppock, Austin – The Celestial Lapidary: Beyond Birthstones

What glitters above, glitters below. The stars, signs, and planets have long been associated with particular stones. Unfortunately, these linkages have devolved into mere curiosity as “birth stones.” They are, however, so much more. In order to restore the connection between sky and stone, we’ll delve into the mineral-lore of traditional Western astrological texts, explore Vedic remedial gemstone theory, and the talismanic approach to stones found in the Picatrix and related astrological magic texts.