ulphur, or sulfur, is used to prevent hexes. What else is it used for? Find out here.
Alternate Names & Name Spellings: Sulfur, Brimstone, Natural Sulphur, Alpha-Sulphur, Elemental Sulphur
Hardness (Mohs): 1.5 - 2.5
Color(s): yellow, sulphur-yellow
Lustre: Resinous, Greasy
Transparency: Translucent, Transparent
Common Locations: Worldwide
Rock Lore & Tidbits: Sulphur is also known as brimstone and burns at a relatively low temperature so it does burn easily in air. Because of this, it was used originally to create black powder for musket warfare.
While sulphur is generally spelled "sulfur" in America, I've always used the old spelling of "sulphur" and continue to do so here.
Sulphur as brimstone has been biblically related to damnation and hell. This may be because of its smell of rotten eggs and particular foul smell when burning Possibly its usually volcanic origins add to this idea.
Elemental Sulphur is not toxic. However, sulphur is often found in combination of realgar or cinnabar, which are toxic minerals. Natural or manmade sulphides (combinations of sulphur with other elements and stones) can potentially be toxic also, and cause health issues ranging from respiratory illness to heart damage and others. So it's best take proper precautions when handling it as the sulphur may not entirely free of these minerals.
Crystal Meanings Lore of Sulphur
Sulphur is said in the crystal healing world to be a stone of vitality and energy The vitality properties of sulphur are said to bring protection and purification.
Sulphur is used in metaphysics to purify and detoxify environments, thoughts, and even the energy fields of people. It can be helpful for purification before magic rituals as well.
Sulphur is used also to prevent or destroy hexes and free one from an enemy's power.
Sulphur's energies of protection and purification can help remove negative thoughts and feelings. Mystically, this is said to help decrease illness by taking away the mental/emotional component.
Crystal healing and mystical lore repute that elemental sulphur is helpful for skin problems such as eczema acne and psoriasis, digestion, arthritis, recuperation, muscles, back-aches, feet, chemotherapy related discomforts, infections, colds and detoxification of substances or toxins. Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.
Sulphur is related primarily to the solar plexus chakra.
More on Sulphur from my personal perspective.
I've always found the energy of sulphur to be as bright as its yellow coloring. I like to use it as part of ritual to bring purification and protection for the highest good of all involved.
Special thanks to Mindat.org for mineral information on this stone, and Lenntech for toxicity information.