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Hay House Basics – Crystals

Reviewed by BadWitch

[Snip] Hay House Basics is a new series of reasonably priced books teaching a range of mind, body, spirit subjects. As publisher Hay House explains: “These introductory titles cover core topics in the areas of self-development and mind, body, spirit. Clear and concise, these books aim to de-mystify popular esoteric subjects so . . . → Read More: Hay House Basics – Crystals

Fake Crystals, Minerals, Gemstones, Lapidary and Fossils

By Justin

[Snip] Man Made Crystals

Man made crystals are wonderful teaching tools, often made of elements that are not found in nature, or rarely as exciting as crystals created in a controlled environment. Alumium and magnesium from refining operations are often sold as natural crystals, as well as the supposed smokestack, but truly, lab . . . → Read More: Fake Crystals, Minerals, Gemstones, Lapidary and Fossils

Quartz – the Most Magical of Stones

By Melusine Draco

The most common mineral in the Earth’s crust is the quartz element of granite that reconnects us with the spirit within the landscape. Quartz is also one of the most popular of ‘crystals’, and pebbles having quartz as their dominant constituent are to be found on almost every beach, the differences in . . . → Read More: Quartz – the Most Magical of Stones

Crystals with Water in them or Enhydro Crystals

By Genn John

[Snip] Oh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Enhydro crystals. For those that don’t know, they are crystals with water (fluid) inside them. The only way to know if you have an Enhydro (if there is water or fluid present) is if they have something IN the water (usually an air bubble, sometimes sediment . . . → Read More: Crystals with Water in them or Enhydro Crystals

Polished Crystal versus Natural (Unpolished) Crystal

What’s the Difference?

By Genn John

I often get questions about polished crystal and how it differs from natural crystal. When I talk about polished crystal I am referring to crystal which has had its sides and or faces cut and polished with a machine. . . .

Natural crystal is crystal which has . . . → Read More: Polished Crystal versus Natural (Unpolished) Crystal

Virtues of Labradorite

By Polyphanes

Despite my primary focus relying on “high magic” or theurgy, which is supposed to be divested from the use of natural or physical objects, material tools and the materials those tools are made from fill many important roles in my work. For instance, the use of specific herbs, oils, or incenses for rituals, . . . → Read More: Virtues of Labradorite

Feng Shui: Ammonites & Ammolite

“The Most Influential Stone of the Millenium” Feng Shui Master Edward Kui Ming Li

Ammolite is derived from the ammonite fossil. Just the right combination of heat and pressure created this geological phenomenon. It has been buried for the past 71 million years absorbing a substantial amount of both the Earth’s and the universe’s positive . . . → Read More: Feng Shui: Ammonites & Ammolite

Holed Stones

by William Bottrell

On the road towards Boskenna, a minute’s walk from the Menheres brings us to a holed stone standing in the hedge on the right hand side. This stone has been removed a considerable distance from its original site to form the side of a gateway. The upper portion of the stone is . . . → Read More: Holed Stones

Pearls and the Moon

by Anne Hill (for Gus diZerega)

Pagans are famous (infamous?) for taking seemingly mundane occurrences and finding something deep and meaningful in them. We can take just about any occasion and turn it into a sacred, festive celebration. Whether it’s an ancient seasonal festival, the feast day of a saint from someone else’s religion, or . . . → Read More: Pearls and the Moon

Herbs and Stones for Protection

by Trish Deneen

Some Pagans incorporate the Eastern concept of chakras into their practice. These are generally seen as colored circular energy centers in the ethereal body. The first chakra, also called the root chakra, corresponds to the physical body, wealth, groundedness, and general safety and is usually seen as red in color. Black . . . → Read More: Herbs and Stones for Protection