September 2005

In This Issue

Using Gemstones in Times of Change

What's New

Upcoming Events

Wednesday TeleSeminar
and more

Gemstone Pharmacy News


Contact Us

Welcome to the September issue of Gemisphere Journal!

In this time of change, when large events are felt keenly throughout our global village, we explore how therapeutic gemstones can help us find some much-appreciated perspective and balance. Our gemstone pharmacist, Carol Jarka, also shares some good Gemstone Pharmacy News about our refreshed supply of precious gemstone combinations. We announce our first Gemisphere Workshops of 2006 and invite you to participate in a special TeleSeminar this Wednesday evening, when Michael Katz and Dr. Ada González will talk about gemstones that address the ever-changing needs of children and teens.

Happy Autumn and Happy Reading!

Using Gemstones in
Times of Change

By Katherine Hall

During momentous events, such as those recently experienced on our Gulf Coast, the pace of change seems to accelerate. Even those of us who don’t live in the immediate area can feel deeply affected. With remarkable suddenness, a sense of normalcy can seem to evaporate. As our old sense of what is normal falls away and we work to take in the new, our awareness expands to assimilate and make sense of it all. Then, with this heightened awareness, we begin to move toward a new state of balance that incorporates all we’ve experienced and learned from the change.

As nature propels us through the cycles of disruption, awareness, and re-balancing, we can use our therapeutic gemstones to smooth the way and respond with greater consciousness. If your personal gemstone pharmacy includes any of the following therapeutic necklaces, you may want to consider adding them—or others—to your daily routine when the pace of change quickens and feels overwhelming.

For Soothing and Stabilizing

Wearing a Rhodonite necklace can help stabilize upset emotions and soothe and bring order to feelings that are scattered, imbalanced, or ungrounded.

Rhodonite Emotional Regulation Therapy
This therapy improves the chakras’ ability to regulate the healthy flow and expression of emotions. By placing a Rhodonite necklace on the chakras, this therapy clears, soothes, and stabilizes the chakras and restores harmony among them. For instructions on how to perform this therapy, click here.

Radiant Heart
A combination of Rhodonite, Roselle, and Mother of Pearl, Radiant Heart comforts the heart and provides stability during emotionally challenging times. It nurtures and heals a heart that has been challenged, betrayed, or otherwise hurt.

Ruby Rose
Wearing this combination of Roselle (rounded Rose Quartz) and Ruby heals wounds of the heart, such as grief, as it soothes, mends, and strengthens the heart chakra. Ruby Rose gently massages the heart chakra, coaxing it to relax and let go of its heaviness and pain.

Because of its beneficial effects on the root chakra, Onyx helps you become more grounded and feel more stable and secure. Wearing an Onyx necklace can help you be more focused and effective when you feel overwhelmed by the pace of change and multiple demands.

Onyx Grounding Technique
Performing this technique focuses Onyx’s energies on the root chakra to help you connect with your inherent strength and energy, adapt to challenges more fluidly, and perform multiple tasks with greater ease. It eases a sense of insecurity, instability, or ungroundedness. For instructions on how to perform this therapy, click here.

Wearing an Agate necklace helps you forge a stronger connection with the Earth and feel more grounded and comfortable in the physical world. Its earthtone colors are the same as those expressed by trees, minerals, clouds and sky, and the planet itself. When you wear Agate, you are nourished by the very energies that nourish the planet. Agate will also help your body adapt more quickly to a new environment.

For Enhancing Awareness

Wearing an Amethyst necklace can help you find perspective during times of great change. Amethyst awakens your consciousness to life's spirituality. It encourages you to look beyond yourself to the level of pure spirit and the true self. When you wear Amethyst in a necklace that lies near your heart chakra, it can also help reduce and balance emotional extremes.

Wearing an Aquamarine necklace opens your awareness to your inner ocean of knowledge, wisdom, and creativity. It brings deep relaxation and liquidity to your mind and body while heightening your awareness of truth at every level of existence.

Aquamarine Relaxation Technique
This technique uses Aquamarine energy to calm your body’s energy flows and relax your entire body when you’re feeling tense or stressed. For instructions on how to perform this therapy, click here.

For Re-Balancing

Wearing a Quartz necklace can help you regain a sense of physical, emotional, and mental balance and restore your depleted energy.

Quartz Chakra Balancing Technique
Placing a Quartz necklace on the chakras provides an overall boost in your energy and strength and can help soothe and center you after a tiring or stressful experience. For instructions on how to perform this therapy, click here.

Lavender Rainbow and Ocean Rainbow
The seven color ray gemstones in these necklaces provide a continuous flow of all seven color rays throughout your being. Wearing either of them will foster balance by fulfilling your moment-to-moment needs for fundamental color-ray nourishment in a perfectly proportioned ratio.

Katherine Hall is Gemisphere's Senior Editor.

What's New

Gemstone Energy Medicine Workshops in 2006

We are currently finalizing our workshop schedule for 2006! Look for dates and details in upcoming issues of Gemisphere Journal. In the meantime, we invite you to attend our first workshops of the year: Gemisphere’s Foundation Workshop and our advanced workshop, Emotional and Karmic Healing.

Foundation Workshop: Healing Body, Mind and Spirit
This one-day workshop is a pre-requisite for attending all other Gemisphere workshops. In it, you will learn the fundamentals of gemstone energy medicine, plus:

  • How to choose the best gemstones for you and your family
  • How to use therapeutic gemstones to heal, nourish, and transform all aspects of your life
  • Simple and powerful gemstone therapies and techniques

Advanced Workshop: Emotional and Karmic Healing
In this three-day workshop, you will learn how to use therapeutic gemstones to:

  • Improve emotional stability and balance
  • Help release and heal painful or suppressed emotions
  • Resolve limiting karmic patterns
  • Break bad habits
  • Help resolve past patterns that perpetuate physical and mental conditions

Foundation Workshop: Healing Body, Mind and Spirit
February 15 – 16, 2006

Advanced Workshop: Emotional and Karmic Healing
February 16 – 19, 2006

Still Meadow Retreat Center
Clackamas, Oregon

For information and registration
Call 1.800.727.8877

Upcoming Events

Free TeleSeminar
Therapeutic Gemstones for Kids and Teens
This Wednesday, September 21, 2005
6 - 7 PM PDT (9 - 10 PM EDT)

Therapeutic gems can serve as invaluable tools to help us give our children what they need to grow and develop into their fullest selves. As the kids you love head back to school or simply start a new season in their young lives, we invite you to join Gemisphere founder Michael Katz and Dr. Ada González to talk about gemstones that address the unique needs and issues of kids and teens.

Growing up in modern society can be demanding—physically, socially, and spiritually. Therapeutic gemstones can help a child or teen thrive by supporting their bodies, minds, and spirits in the process of growing up. Even babies and toddlers can benefit from the support of therapeutic gems. We will discuss tips for using gemstones with kids of all ages—from the very youngest children to college-age teenagers.

There will also be time for questions and personal consultations with Michael and Dr. Ada, so please bring your questions.

To learn more about the gemstones we’ll be discussing, click here.

To learn how to participate in the TeleSeminar, click here.

All callers will receive a special offer for joining the call!

Complementary & Natural Healthcare Expo West

October 7 - 9, 2005
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California

This expo is the premier event for licensed healthcare practitioners and their suppliers in the field of alternative and complementary medicine. We invite all attendees to visit Gemisphere’s booth and receive a free gemstone energy medicine treatment. Visitors will also enjoy a special discount on all therapeutic gemstones and Gemisphere books.

What the Bleep Do We Know!?/ Prophets Conference

October 14 - 16, 2005
Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona

Gemisphere will attend this What the Bleep Do We Know!?/ Prophets Conference, which will explore mystery, possibility, and change. Open to the public, this conference features presentations by cutting-edge physicists about the nature of reality and what it means for you. At our booth, we will offer complimentary gemstone energy medicine treatments and special discounts on therapeutic gemstones and Gemisphere books.

Gemstone Pharmacy News
By Carol Jarka
Gemstone Pharmacist

Precious Combinations

Here in the pharmacy, all the usual challenges of finding therapeutic-quality gemstones are magnified when it comes to finding the precious gems—i.e., Ruby, Emerald, and Sapphire—for our combination necklaces. Our vigilant sources around the world must work hard to fulfill our unique demands. Whether it’s obtaining sets of Rubies with the same color, size, and quality to make a Ruby Rose necklace, or sets of evenly graduated Emeralds to form a Summer necklace, finding these precious gems requires a great deal of searching and attention to detail.

In the past few months we’ve set ourselves the valiant goal of creating an unprecedented supply of precious combination necklaces—and we have met it! To make sure that you have as many choices as possible as we head into the holiday season, we have re-stocked the following precious gemstone combinations in a wide array of sizes and quality categories:

Emerald Combinations
Summer, Dark Green Emerine, and Light Green Emerine

Ruby Combinations
Ruby Dream, Ruby Rose, and Magic Gift

Blue Sapphire Combinations
Lavender Fire, Inner Quest, and Angelfire (for the first time in Exquisite Plus!)

Rainbow Necklaces
Ocean Rainbow and Lavender Rainbow

And, finally, a friendly reminder for the holidays: Any therapeutic necklace you place on Layaway this month could make a lovely holiday gift for yourself or a gemstone-using friend.

Contact Us

We are always happy to hear from you! Visit regularly for the latest news, events, and information about therapeutic gemstones. For a free consultation with one of our Gemstone Advisors and to learn more about gemstone energy medicine, you can also call us at 1-800-727-8877 or email us at

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Gemisphere Journal Team

Senior Editor: Katherine Hall
Web Development: Bill Hall
Graphic Design: Nada Katz
Copyediting: Denelle Eknes
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