The Lore of Gemstones (Continued) 3

Echoes 31 by Joe Novak (Mixed Media with Malachite, Congo)

Further Reading

Nonfiction
Amulets of Ancient Egypt by Carol Andrews, University of Texas Press, 1994
Spirit in the Stone: A Handbook of Southwest Indian Animal Carvings and Beliefs by Mark Bahti, Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson Arizona, 1999
Amulets and Talismans (originally titled Amulets and Superstitions) by Sir E.A. Wallis Budge, University Books, New York 1968.
Jade: Stone of Heaven by Richard Gump, Doubleday & Co., Inc., Garden City, New
The Healing Power of Gemstones in Tantra, Ayurveda, and Astrology by Harish Johari, Destiny Books, Rochester, VT, 1988
The Natural History of Gems and Decorative Stones by C.W. King, Bell & Daldy, London, 1867
Gems in Myth, Legend, and Lore by Bruce G. Knuth, Jeweler’s Press, Thornton, Colorado, 1999
The Curious Lore of Precious Stones by George Frederick Kunz, Dover Publications, Inc. New York, 1913, 1938
Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend, Volumes I and II by Maria Leach., Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York, 1950
Love Is in the Earth: A Kaleidoscope of Crystals by Melody, Earth-Love Publishing House, Wheat-Ridge, Co. 1995
The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls:Unlocking the Secrets of the Past, Present, and Future by Chris Morton and Ceri Louise Thomas, Bear & Company, Rochester, VT 1997.
Natural History: Volume X, Books XXXVI-XXXVII by Pliny, translated by D.E. Eichholz, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1962
Turquois: Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume XII, Part II by Joseph Ezekiel Pogue, The Rio Grande Press, Inc. New Mexico, 1915, 1974.
Rock Crystal Treasures: From Antiquity to Today by Sylvie Raulet, Vendome Press, New York, 1999
The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha on Managing Your Business and Your Life by Geshe Michael Roach, Doubleday, New York, 2000
Inside Tibetan Buddhism: Rituals and Symbols Revealed by Robert A. F. Thurman, Collins Publishers, San Francisco, CA
The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment Engine of Tibetan Buddhism by Robert Thurman, Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, New York 2004
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Publications, 2003.

Folk and Fairy Tales
The Malachite Casket: Tales from the Urals by Pavel Bazhov, trans. Alan Moray Williams, Hutchinson & Co., Ltd., London
Arabian Nights adapted from Sir Richard F. Burton’s Unexpurgated Translation by Jack Zipes, A Signet Classic, published by The Penguin Group, New York 1991
The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang, Dover Publications, Inc., New York 1906 and 1968.
The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang, Dover Publications, Inc., New York 1906 and 1968.
The Golden Book of Fairy Tales, translated by Marie Ponsot; illustrated by Adrienne Ségur, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1958.
The Diamond Tree: Jewish Tales from Around the World Selected and Retold by Howard Schwartz and Barbara Rush, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1991
Miriam’s Tambourine: Jewish Folktales from Around the World Selected and Retold by Howard Schwartz, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1988
Pakistanti Folk Tales: Toontoony Pie and Other Stories by Ashraf Siddiqui and Marilyn Lerch, Hippocrene Books, Inc., New York , 1998

Fiction and Poetry
The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop, ROC, published by New American Library, a division of Penguin Putnam, New York, 1998, 1999, 2000.
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, Dover Publications, New York, 1868, 2002
The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland, Scholastic Inc., New York, 2002
Jewelry Talks: A Novel Thesis by Richard Klein, Pantheon Books, New York 2001
Stones of the Sky by Pablo Neruda, translated by James Nolan, Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend, 1987
A Rumor of Gems by Ellen Steiber, Tor Books, 2005
The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart, Fawcett Crest, Greenwich, CT, 1971
The Silmarillion edited by Christopher Tolkien, George Allen & Unwin, London 1977

Online Sources for Gemlore
Gemstone
Ancient Vedic Gem Lore

About the author:
Ellen Steiber’s novel A Rumor of Gems, inspired by the myths and folklore of gemstones, will be published by Tor Books in June, 2005.Her previous publications include short stories published in The Faery Reel, Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, Sirens and other anthologies, as well as children’s books such as The Raven Queen and The Shadow of the Fox.For more information, visit Ellen’s Endicott bio page.

About the Artist:
Joe Novak’s paintings and assemblages have been widely exhibited in museums and galleries across the U.S., as well as in England and Germany. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts,The Cincinnati Art Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, The Hood Museum of Art at Darmouth College, The University of California Berkeley Art Museum, The Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, The New MexicoState Capitol Art Foundation and other art institutions. He’s been listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World, and has been featured in such print venues as Art News, THE Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Santa Fe New Mexican,and The New York Times. He studied at Dartmouth College, Harvard Law School, Parsons School of Design, New York University, and The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. For more information on the artist and his work, please visit the Joe Novak web site.The "paintings and assemblages" found on these pages come from Joe’s “"Echoes" series: 50 wall mounted box assemblages, created in 2002 and 2003, incorporating painting and mineral specimens. Joe describes them as "miniature earthworks which pay homage to the planet we inhabit and its visual treasures."

"The Lore of Gemstones" is copyright © 2005 by Ellen Steiber. A short version of the article appears in the June 2005 issue of Realms of Fantasy magazine. The art by Joe Novak is copyright © 2002-2003 by the artist. All other art is in public domain or has been used here with permission.The text and art on these pages may not be reproduced in any form without written permission from the copyright holders.