Lapis Lazuli has a history that stretches back more than 5000 years. The Pharaohs used lapis in their royal treasures of the Kings and Queens of Egypt. The finest examples of Lapis Lazuli come from Afghanistan and its likely the source of Lapis Lazuli for the Ancient Egyptians. The mines in Afghanistan date from before the time of the Pharaohs. In crystal healing lapis encourages taking charge of your life. It helps to reveal inner truths, encourages self awareness and allows self expression without holding back or compromising.