Two different semi-precious stones are known as jade: nephrite and jadeite. Jadeite is the rarer and more valuable of the two. The Chinese believed that jade united in itself five cardinal virtues: charity, modesty, courage, justice and wisdom. The Vedic scriptures say that jade, of “all gems,” removes “negative karmic reactions.” Nephrite means “stone of the kidneys,” and this stone has been used for healing kidney diseases for thousands of years.
Jade is a focus of healing and the fifth ray. A small piece of jade around a child who is hyperactive will help or calm the nervous system and enable the child to begin to reintegrate. Jade is a purifying agent and demagnetizes the body of toxins. Therefore, it is good to wear close to the skin when fasting. Jade is used as a focus by the Angel Deva of the Jade Temple.
Elizabeth Clare Prophet, October 18, 1987.