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A publication beyond Medicine

Almost endless is the number of chains with beads, charms and other decorative elements that were used by mankind since the dawn of human existence. It is very difficult to speculate what was done with the charm chains but it is obvious that they were used as decorative elements. However, it is very probable that our ancestors fingered them in times of idleness and maybe at times of contemplation on an issue that worried them. This might have been the beginning of the transformation of the charm chains of being understood as a spiritual tool for meditative awareness.   

The first undeniable documented use of Prayer Beads can be found around the 8th century BC in Hinduism. The next report is between the 3rd and 4th century AD from the first Christians who lived in the Egyptian Desert as hermits a tradition held unchanged since then by the Greek Orthodox Christians. 

All major religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity use Prayer Beads with the exception of the Jewish religion.

The book is available here.

   Short version of the book