LAPIS - Information of this stone dates back all the way to 5,000 B.C. Wow, that’s a long time!! It’s compound word is defined as azul (Arabic) meaning “blue sky” and the (Latin) lapis, meaning “stone”.  The Assyrians believed this to be the holy stone Uknu, which brought the blue of the sky and with it the light of the gods to the earth.  This is a stone of protection and of enlightenment. It is often used for dream work and psychic exercises because it promotes clear understanding and intuition. This stone helps to balance the functioning of the thyroid gland.  This stone should be used on the throat chakra or placed on the forehead.  You may cleanse your stone once a month by placing it in a bowl of hematite and then recharged in a mass of rock crystals.