Galena is the main ore of lead, and has been used since ancient times. In Ancient Egypt, Galena was used as a cosmetic, applied around the eyes. As depicted in most hieroglyphics, it is believed that they used it to reduce glare from the desert sun and to repel insects. It is also widely considered that this caused many diseases and hence the lower mortality rate among the elite and royalty.
Galena is a stone of harmony, creating balance on all levels and harmonizes the physical, etheric, and spiritual planes. Galena promotes
holistic healing practices, best used by doctors, homeopaths, and herbalists. Galena is a grounding stone, anchoring the soul into the present incarnation, assisting in centering oneself. Galena opens up the mind, expanding the ideas and dissolving self-limiting mental assumptions from the past. Galena is very toxic, please use with care. It has a relatively low melting point meaning it was easy to forge into tools and weapons. Some Galena contains small deposits of silver, and are important in silversmithing. Galena deposits are found worldwide in widely differing environments. Galena is a primary ore of lead, mainly found in lead batteries. It is recommended to wash your hands after handling this stone.