An experiment by the fictional character J. Harker, who seeks to heal the flaws of literary characters from Gothic novels of hypnotism, transmutation, and magic with a chosen crystal that relates to each book’s protagonist. Installation at Senate House Library for Reading as Art: Turning the Pages of Psychology.
1897, Dracula, Bram Stoker
Amethyst is used to help insomnia. Put an amethyst under your pillow to bring about pleasant dreams, or rub it across your forehead to offer relief from a headache. Amethyst also helps control cravings.
1818, Frankenstein. Mary Shelley
Apophyllite is helpful for those who have lost their way, assisting one with courage and purpose to find their way back. Apophyllite is helpful for feelings of melancholy, and builds confidence, courage and self-acceptance.
1891, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
Pyrite (or Fool’s Gold) assists one in seeing behind facades. Pyrite acts as a mirror to the self and is an excellent aid for seeing ourselves as we truly are. Pyrite strips away pretensions and reveals truths, as well as helping us avoid being deceived by appearances.