about our campaign
Our MULTIFACETED campaign was inspired by the quality and healing properties of gemstones described by Hildegard von Bingen in her work Physica:
Precious stones are made out of fire and water; they therefore contain energy and moisture within them and they have many powerful qualities and effects, so that many actions can be carried out with them.
We are so grateful to our donors: you are our precious gems!
One who wishes to have a consistent way of speaking, and to bring forth wisely the things he says, should hold chalcedony in his hand.
Richard P. Bell
Embry Martin Howell
Ruth Ann Kurzbauer
Donald and Sue Spicer
The stone strengthens knowledge in a person who always carries it with him. One with good knowledge and skill should place this stone over his heart. As long as it lies there, their knowledge and skill shall not fail him.
Merrill and Tim Carrington
Leigh Ann Caulkins
Jan and Liz Ziolkowski
Every day, in the morning, place topaz over your heart and say, ‘May God, who is magnified above all things and in all ways, not reject me from his honor, but may he preserve, strengthen, and establish me with his blessing.’ For as long as you do this, evil will abhor you.
David C Garlock
Cathy Mitchell Toren
It holds strong powers in its nature and furnishes strength to a person’s five senses. It is a particular remedy for each of the five senses, since it is born in the purity of the sun, when nothing soils its clarity.
Tucker P. Farley
Therefore, the emerald is powerful against all human weakness and sickness, since the sun readies it, and since its matter is of the vitality of the air.
Marilyn Wong Gleysteen
Doug and Roz Mondel
Nick and Joan Wright
It symbolizes a complete love of wisdom.
In honor of Vera S.
David and Kathy Flaxman
Carbuncle is developed during an eclipse of the moon. Since an eclipse of the moon is rare, this stone is rare. Its strength is unusual, and it should be feared and used with much reverence and concern.
Emily and Ben Tsai