Researchers in the USA and Japan say they may have found the cause of the first mass extinction of life.
There have been five mass extinctions since the divergent evolution of early animals 600 -450 million years ago. The cause of the third and fourth was volcanic activity, while an asteroid impact led to the fifth. But triggers of the first and second mass extinctions had, until now, been unknown. […]
Nevada is famous for its beautiful, colorful black Opal. The state contains some very rich precious opal beds and has produced some spectacular and extremely valuable specimens. The Virgin Valley opal beds in northwest Humboldt County are perhaps the most famous gemstone locality in Nevada. High quality precious opal emitting a multihued rainbow of color is found replacing wood or other plant material in this remote location. […]
Tanzanite is the blue/violet variety of the mineral zoisite (a calcium aluminium hydroxyl Sorosilicate) belonging to the epidote group. It was discovered by a Tanzanian Jumanne Mhero Ngoma in the Mererani Hills of Manyara Region in Northern Tanzania in 1967, near the city of Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro. […]
Moldavite is a green translucent gemstone that comes from a single meteorite which fell to earth nearly 15 million years ago and landed in the Czech Republic. It is considered the only gemstone of extra-terrestrial origin. Moldavites existence predates known history. The Neolithic peoples of Eastern Europe regarded the glassy crystal as a spiritual talisman more than 25,000 years ago. Moldavite was believed to bring good luck and harmony to marital relationships and for centuries was given as a wedding gift. In the 1960’s the Swiss government gave a gift of Moldavite to Queen Elizabeth II on the tenth anniversary of her coronation. It was a beautiful naturally sculpted raw stone set in platinum and surrounded by diamonds and black pearls. There was also a rosary of faceted Moldavite beads with a carved Madonna made for Pope John Paul II as a gift from the Czechoslovakian people.
Moldavite indeed fell from the heavens and scientists associate it with the meteoric collision which formed the Bohemian plateau and surrounding mountains. While scientists differ in theories regarding Moldavite’s origin, nearly all agree its formation coincides with the crash of a large meteorite approximately 14.8 million years ago. Legend has it moldavite was the green, emerald-like stone found inside the Holy Grail and said to be a talisman for the healing of the planet. Moldavite carries an intense frequency, a fusion of earthly and extraterrestrial energies that are instantly felt. Holding Moldavite for the first time usually produces a sensation of heat, then the heart chakra is activated, and emotional release from laughter to tears may occur. Moldavite’s frequency may take some getting used to, but its profound ability to accelerate one’s personal and spiritual evolution is worth it. A star-born catalyst of healing and wholeness, this is a sacred talisman of awakening opening the doors to our destiny. Moldavite is a catalyst for quickened inner evolution towards one’s highest good. The changes it brings can be intense and rapid. The healing can occur in the physical body, the chakra systems, one’s dream life and other aspects of the spiritual dimensions.
Moldavite is a valuable stone for star children and sensitive souls who find it difficult being on earth. Wearing Moldavite opens the heart and helps return that beautiful pink glow to your aura that is associated with unconditional love. Placed on the heart, Moldavite uncovers the reasons and purpose for why one is here, and eases the “homesickness” for the stars. Wearing, or simply holding, a piece of Moldavite can produce many interesting and instantaneous reactions. Its vibration are so high, too much exposure can be overwhelming. The fluttering most people feel in their chest while holding moldavite happens because moldavite opens the heart & thymus (spiritual heart) chakras. When kept close to the body, moldavite will remove energy blockages in all chakras. If you have had trouble opening your heart chakra and releasing bottled-up emotions, moldavite is the stone for you!
There are many benefits of this stone, and exposure to it including, activating the dream state when worn while sleeping, helping one to acclimate to the Earth plane. It aids in expansion of consciousness and rapid transformation, releasing of those things that do not serve one’s highest path. Moldavite is considered the only known gemstone of “extraterrestrial” origin. Moldavite is one of the most beneficial gemstones for accelerating psychic awakening and spiritual growth. While wearing or holding moldavite, solutions to problems will become clear. It’s not uncommon to have an epiphany or two while working with moldavite!
If you struggle with finding your purpose in this life, I recommend carrying or wearing a moldavite as it helps you to “remember” why you are here. Moldavite will often bring repressed emotions bubbling to the surface This helps to facilitate emotional healing and spiritual growth. Moldavite is a talisman, a cosmic sigil, sent to Earth. It has its own cosmic Over-soul. Moldavite has an ability to connect with the Ascended Masters and Angels of Light. It has the ability to ground Light for the healing of the Earth. Moldavite creates an energy of spiritual protection, preventing negative energies and entities from connecting or clinging to one’s energy field.
Considered aggressive magic, curses can be lifted by crystals that absorb the trapped spirit hexed on you and revert it to the perpetrator! Explore how to remove black magic, prevent evil curses and protect yourself against dark powers in 30 Ways!
Benitoite is a rare blue barium titanium silicate mineral, found in hydrothermally altered serpentinite. Beniotite is a very rare mineral that was discovered in 1907 in San Benito County in California. […]
Discovered by chance, the secret Mexican crystal caves big enough to drive a car through
The Naica Mine of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, is a working mine that is best known for its extraordinary selenite crystals. Located in Naica in the municipality of Saucillo, the Naica Mine is a lead, zinc and silver mine operated by Industrias Peñoles, Mexico’s largest lead producer. Caverns discovered during mining operations contain crystals of selenite (gypsum) as large as 4 feet (1.2 m) in diameter and 50 feet (15 m) long. […]
Jonny Enoch travels to Victoria, BC, to talk with author Garnet Schulhauser, a retired lawyer who practiced corporate law for over thirty years in Calgary.
Garnet’s entire life changed after encountering his spirit guide on the street disguised as a homeless man. Shortly after this otherworldly encounter, he started receiving telepathic messages and was taken on nightly adventures out of the body to the spirit side. He would then be given the answers to some of life’s most puzzling questions, such as “are we alone in the universe?”, “why am I here?” and “what happens after we die?”
Despite its red color, #copper is identified with the element of Water. Its astral counterpart is the planet #Venus … hence, the attribution of this metal to the goddesses associated with the planet Venus, including Ishtar and Astarte. Today’s magic includes knowledge about the ability of copper to conduct electricity. For this reason, it is often used to produce wands used in rituals focused on energy management. This translates into healing magic — especially in the course of these practices, which aims to balance the polarity of the body and remove any disturbances in the flow of energy that could lead to diseases. It is believed that carrying a piece of copper with you contributes to the overall improvement of your health and prevents diseases. Another known property of copper is its ability to relieve the symptoms of rheumatic disease and arthritis.
If you’ve been stressed out or angry lately, especially due to relationships, Lepidolite may be the stone you need. This stone helps protect you from nightmares and fitful sleep. This stone is good for emotions in general, as it helps calm and stabilize you. Lepidolite contains lithium, so it can be used to aid in calming down manic episodes. Meditating or walking while holding Lepidolite can help ease anxiety and foster calm and self confidence.
This stone is not just great for anger. If you’ve been depressed or are going through a period of mourning, Lepidolite will help you get through it and find your way to happiness again.
In my twenty plus years of being a Witch I have never found a hag stone. However, my roommate who is also a practicing Witch has found more than she can count. What makes these stones show up more for one person and not another? To find out I started looking more into what they are and their history.
A Hag Stone is a stone with a natural hole through it and are believed to be magickal. These stones are believed to ward against spirits, bad luck, “Witchcraft”, sickness, and nightmares. They are also known to be windows or doorways to see “otherworlds”, such as the fairy realm. These magickal stones have as many names as they do powers and seem to have originated by their folk-lore and use in a particular region. Sometimes referred to as hex stones, serpent’s eggs, snake’s eggs, and Druids’ glass. However, the more common…
Turquoise, it is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. It’s a blend of the color blue and the color green, has some of the same cool and calming attributes. The color turquoise is associated with meanings of refreshing, feminine, calming, sophisticated, energy, wisdom, serenity, wholeness, creativity, emotional balance, good luck, spiritual grounding, friendship, love, joy, tranquility, patience, intuition, and loyalty.
Where Is the Turquoise Come From?
Most of Turquoise stones come from Australia, Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet and south-western USA. It may also be found in France, Arabia, Egypt, Britain, Poland, Russia, China, Peru and Mexico.
Main Chakra: Heart
Vibrates to the number: 4, 6 and 7
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
“In a crystal we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nonetheless a living being.” -Nikola Tesla
My personal collection of stones! I have many smaller palm stones as well, but I typically keep them scattered and in different places depending on how I’m feeling.
So you’re giving into the hype and you want to know what this whole crystal thing is all about. I don’t blame you! They make for beautiful decor and they’re something tangible that you can refer to for specific feelings, ailments, or imbalances. Don’t let people make you think that crystals are for witches or people who worship satan…. because those things have absolutely nothing to do with crystals in the slightest. People of all religions, beliefs, and ages can use crystals in their every day lives.
Lava Stone (also known as Basalt or Lava Rock) is igneous volcanic rock. It has solidified from molten lava be exposed to conditions of intense heat and pressure. Lava stone is a grounding stone that strengthens one’s connection to the earth, it gives us strength and courage while allowing us stability through times of change.
A calming stone, it is very useful in dissolving anger. It promotes positive changes when needed in behavioral issues and is a great aid in fertility. It is a wonderful essential oil diffuser, simply add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and enjoy its added therapeutic benefits.
Lave stone is oldest and most frequently found stone in the world, it is used by nearly and endless amount of cultures. Since lava stone is known for its grounding qualities it is wonderful for calming emotions and because it comes from raw energy it is…
Rainbow Moonstone or The Intuition Stone, it is a white labradorite in fact, with flashes of blue when cut, it is a feldspar with silicate structure. It was used in Near East as well in Europe as a good luck stone and in love spells.
Emotionally it is the stone of sensibility, stimulating empathy. It deflects negativity and eases emotional trauma. Subconsciously helps regulate sleep cycles and better remembrance of the dreams you have had, refines the intuition and aids in lucid dreaming and having a calm sleep.
Mentally brings an upgrade in ones attention to things and the capacity of observation in life. It opens the door to irrational impulse , stimulating on one side the “good luck” and on the other side leaving us to free fall in the deception of our own illusions. Physically the Moonstone stimulates the activity of the pineal gland. Women are more…
White Willow The use of willow bark dates to the time of Hippocrates (400 BC) when people were advised to chew on the bark to reduce fever and inflammation. Willow bark has been used throughout the… […]
Selenite or The Protection Stone is a variety of gypsum, calcium sulphide with filaments, which is readily cleaved into natural wands or sheets. It is a very soft stone which can be scratched easily with a fingernail. The name selenite comes from the Greek word Selene, meaning Moon.
Emotionally selenite is a protection stone, helping in the knowing and controlling ones emotions, likewise in defining and owning your emotions. Subconsciously it brings calmness in case of irritability and hyperactivity and also a sense of protection against loosing control.
Mentally selenite affects the conscious perception and overcoming of obsolete thinking models that one has. Physically it helps to bringing the fever down and and has a tonic effect to the tissues.
Selenite in Naica Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Application Selenite is a stone of powerful intuition and psychic awareness through its influence on the third eye chakra. You can access past…
Emerald or The Stone of Divine Inspiration, has a magmatic origin in pegmatites, but can form also through metamorphosis in the contact zone of rocks that contain berilium and chrome. In the old culture of Europe and India the emerald is related with Mercury, the mesenger of the gods.
Spiritually : The emerald stimulates spiritual growth and clarivoyance, the sense of beauty, of harmony and justice. Helps us to be sincere, entrepreneurs and full of energy. It foments the friendship, love and unity for couples.
Subconsciously : Helps to overcome bad experiences that the destiny bestowed on us. Brings equity, open-mindedness, recuperation and regeneration.
Mentally : The emerald provides clarity, maintains us alert and alows us to have a large vision of things, as it makes posible a profound and mutual understanding with other persons.
Phisically : Improves the visual ability, heals inflamations of the paranasal sinuses and upper repiratory…
What is Mojave Turquoise or Mojave Stone? I could not find a single mention of it in any of my turquoise reference books. On the internet there are some references to it spelled mojave and mohave but I never found any detailed information. When attending a gem show not too long ago, I saw a stack of old magazines with a “FREE” sign by them, so I picked up a few and found this article inside one of them.
From the December 1979 issue of Lapidary Journal
Lapidary Journal December 1979
Mojave turquoise was crafted through a process that uses a hydraulic press to organize numerous Kingman turquoise pieces into one conglomerate by introducing a bronze metal matrix throughout the base network of turquoise. Once the turquoise is pressed or assembled, it is stabilized to harden the stone. It ranks 5 to 6 on the Mohs hardness scale.
Actinolite or The Starry Stone is a member of the amphibole silicate mineral family. It comes in many shades of green and forms in needle like crystal formations.
Spiritually : The actinolite supports us in case of spiritual re-orentation. Helps establish new objectives and favors the start of a new action. Actinolite favors the quality of being fair and impartial.
Subconsciously : Brings to the surface the knowledge of our own strength. Reinforces the feeling of self esteem and stimulates the inner-equilibrium , patience and the sense of the “right time”.
Actinolite in quartz.
Mentally : Actinolite brings focus to projects one has going on in, and helps a person stay on the path to achieve goals.
Physically : The actinolite stimulates the hepatic and renal functions including all the growing and synthesis process.
Application : The Actinolite has a slow process effect, that is why it will have to…
The Apatite or The Sincerity Stone is a phosphate of magmatic origin coming in gray, yellow, green and blue colours.
Spiritually the apatite brings sincerity and sociability. Makes one more extrovert inclined and offers motivation and options in life. Subconsciously works well against the apathy replacing it with agility, it is useful in case of exhaustion especially after a excessive activity followed by apathy, it also reduces irritability and aggression.
Mentally the apatite facilitates the overcoming of preoccupations, anger and apathy and centres the attention on positive circumstances. Physically the apatite stimulates a healthy appetite. Mobilizes the reserves of energy, promoting the new formation of cells as well as cartilages, bones and teeth.
Application: In all cases the apatite will be worn directly on the body. For bone cicatrization and pain relief can be applied directly on the affected area.
HEALING CRYSTAL MEANINGS ARE SPIRITUAL SUPPORTS TO HEALING, NOT PRESCRIPTION…
Any way you slice it, crystals are having a moment. So when we asked the BuzzFeed Community what they wanted to know about these seemingly mystical rocks, they answered with questions that ranged from “How the heck do they work?” to “How can crystals help me from being stressed out?” Clearly we needed someone with some kind of authority on the topic, and that’s where Heather Askinosie, crystal expert, co-founder of Energy Muse, and co-author of Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You comes in. She took the time to go through the questions you sent in and was kind enough to share her ~sage~ advice for you below. […]