The word "jasper" comes from the Greek word iaspi meaning "spotted stone," and it is related to the Hebrew yashpeh and the ancient Assyrian word ashpu. Jasper was worn in antiquity by Priests in Egyptian and Hebrew cultures. The Ancient Egyptians would also bury mummies with Jasper talismans to protect them on their journey to the afterlife. In some Native American tribes Jasper was used to dowse for water.
Brecciated comes from "breccia", a geological term that identifies a rock composed of smaller broken fragments.
The iconic deep red color and dark banding in Brecciated Jasper can be attributed to the inclusions of Hematite found within. These inclusions give this stone it's healing and protective qualities.
Other metaphysical properties of Brecciated Jasper include strength, banishment, organization, mental clarity, and decreased stress.
Jaspers in general symbolize the various landforms we see on Earth, and all the grounding and balancing that implies.
Brecciated Jasper is associated with the Root and Sacral chakra, which represents foundation and sexuality respectively.
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