Amber

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Amber is the fossilized resin of the amber pine tree, petrified over a period of 50 million years. Amber becomes electrically charged when rubbed with a cloth. Amber presents a soothing, light energy that is both calming and energizing at the same time. Amber brings patience, protection, psychic shielding, romantic love, sensuality, purification, balance, healing, and calmness.

Energy: purifying, transmuting

Colors: light yellow to reddish-brown, also white, blue, greenish

STAR SIGN: LEO
PLANET: SUN
ELEMENT: FIRE
CHAKRA: SOLAR PLEXUS

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Hold amber to boost your memory if you are forgetful

Wear amber to purify your body, mind, and spirit

Burn amber as an incense to purify rooms and spaces

Wear amber to bring you good luck and protect you from negative energies

Hold amber in your right hand to help you release emotion and focus your mind

Give amber to your loved one to symbolize the renewal of…

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The Power of Crystals: The Legacy of Marcel Vogel

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** There is a myriad of sources, in books and on the Internet where you may learn about healing with crystals. Their focus and complexity, like the crystals themselves, come in many assorted flavors. Mainly, this data consists of sincere teachings by alternative therapists. But if you research the subject, you also will find reams of other material about crystals – claims, sometimes hyperbolic, of those who sell them; texts so technical that they are virtually unreadable by the layman; and channeled discourses of Ascended Masters and other Extra-Terrestrial informants – to name a few.

In all of this plethora of information, one source, one man, stands above the rest. His name is Marcel Vogel. In this article, we will refer to him, as his friends did, as Marcel – to distinguish him from the Vogel, or ”Vogel-cut® crystal,” which was his legacy.

Rumi DaWe spoke with Rumi Da, Marcel’s protégé…

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THE FOCUS AND STUDY STONE: FLUORITE

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Fluorite helps to assimilate ideas and information from many different sources into conscious awareness. Sudden ideas, inventions, new technologies, and dreams of the future are all encouraged by this stone. Working with the brow chakra, fluorite focuses its energy on the functioning of the mind, helping physical coordination, dexterity, balance, and learning skills.

Energy: inventive, coordinated, integrated

Colors: translucent in shades of blue, purple, pink, red, white, brown, yellow, gold or colorless

Uses: Fluorite can be used for self-discipline, harmony, balance, empowering female energy, other-world experience, cancer remission, arthritis, enhancing sexuality, spiritual awakening, and out-of-body experience. Fluorite projects a sense of peace and tranquility. Benefits teeth and bones.

Star Sign: Pisces
Planet: Neptune
Element: Water
Chakra: Brow

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TIPS FOR FLUORITE

Put fluorite on your desk to focus your mind

Give a gift of fluorite to bond a relationship

Place fluorite in children’s bedrooms to reduce over-excitability at night

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Egypt’s Peridot {August Alternate Birthstone}

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Peridot History

Shimmering, pale green peridot–often called the evening emerald–is a gemstone commonly associated with spirituality and expression. The word “peridot” can be pronounced as “PAIR-uh-doe” or “PAIR-uh-dot.” While both pronunciations are found in the dictionary, the actual word of origin for peridot is from the French word peritôt, meaning unclear, because of the numerous inclusions and internal fractures often found within peridot gemstone beads. Chrysolite (an older German word) was also used to describe it before the word peridot was applied to all gem quality peridot stones.

Sometimes also referred to as olivine, it is only found in one color–green. This uncommon green color is best known simply as peridot green and it varies from olive to brownish green. This green was highly prized by ancient admirers because it was often thought to be emerald, which is one of the greatest compliments peridot could ever receive. It is…

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The Sacral Stone: Tangerine Quartz

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Tangerine Quartz is a natural orange quartz that, as with all quartzes, has the properties of quartz, plus its own properties. The orange color is caused by hematite and the present of water where it initially formed.

Properties: vitality, strength, fiery, warm, comforting, encouraging

The ‘Sacral Stone’, perfectly created for the benefit of the Sacral energy center, to bring a “medicine” in however way it is needed, onwards forming a connection with the Crown energy center to gain knowledge in correcting and using the Sacral center to the best of its ability.

The orange color on these Natural Tangerine Quartz Points from Brazil comes from the presence of Hematite and water in the cavity where they grew. Slowly, over time, the water combined with Hematite to create rust that permanently bonded to the surface of the crystals. The combination creates a wonderfully unique natural quartz crystal.

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5 Crystals To Reduce Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR)

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We all love our smartphones and laptops, the always-on access to the internet. But could there be a problem hiding in plain sight?

There have always been Electromagnetic Fields around us, invisible to the human eye. The Earth has a magnetic field, always pointing north. Electric fields are produced when going from high to low voltage, such as when a lightning bolt strikes the ground.

Over the last 100 years, we have surrounded ourselves with new sources – anything which has an electric current flowing produces an EMR. As time goes on, we fill our lives with more electronic gadgets, closer to our bodies. These all radiate energy, so the question is how much do they affect our health and well-being?

Humans beings are bioelectrical systems so exposure to artificial EMR’s can interfere with our biological processes. A known effect is heating – this is why our gadgets have an…

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How To Use Crystals With Children

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Your child’s surrounding is vital to their healthy development and we must strive to make them as stimulating as possible. It is a common mistake to cram your child’s bedroom with bright toys and noisy activities. Everyone needs a chance to relax, and children, especially, need plenty of rest. You must strive to provide a perfect balance between Yin and yang–calm and creative.

Your child will sleep better in a place that is relaxing, calming and feels like their own little haven. Sleeping in a bedroom that makes them feel content, safe and secure also makes a huge difference in the sort of dreams your child will experience. If you have a choice of rooms for children, try to choose a bedroom with a view that faces the sunrise. This allows them to benefit from the invigorating morning chi.

We have chosen several crystals that are ideal for placing in…

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Crystals and Children

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Crystals have been part of my life for many years now, but when I first started working with them I did not really have a clue as to how the energy really worked.  Over time I have come to realize that every crystal has a very different energy and even if it is the same kind of crystals the energy is always special to the person working with it.  Children love crystals and are fascinated by them as they can feel the vibrations, tumbled stones are good for them to start out with as they have no sharp points,  it is no secret that they are drawn to the perfect crystal for them.

I have used crystals on my grandchildren in an experimental capacity and have always been amazed at the results.

When my granddaughter was born I had the opportunity to have a firsthand experience of the power of…

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THE LOVE COMMITMENT STONE: KUNZITE

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Kunzite has a pronounced calming effect on the heart. Kunzite symbolizes straightforwardness. It helps people who suffer from inner turmoil to achieve a balance between reason and feelings.

Energy: tolerance, balance

Colors: violet, pink and pink-white

Uses: stone with high lithium content beneficial for mental disorders, circulatory system, receiving love, joy, building tolerance and gratitude, releasing old hurts and unwanted memories, and balancing mental and emotional bodies

Star Sign: Taurus
Planet: Venus
Element: Earth
Chakra: Heart

TIPS FOR KUNZITE

Carry or wear kunzite to help you express love

Place kunzite in your home to remove negativity and provide a protective energy shield

Put kunzite under your bed to promote female sexuality 

Keep kunzite with you and hold it when you have withdrawal pangs from smoking or any other addiction

Carry kunzite to promote a youthful appearance hold kunzite whilst meditating to speed the centering of your being

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What Are Pocket, Pillow and Worry Stones

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Worry stones are smooth stones that fit in the palm of your hand. Palm Stones are similar to worry stones but don’t have the indentation in them. They are also called touchstones or pocket stones. These flat smooth polished stones are used for healing and laying on a body part, chakra layouts, hold during meditation, carrying in the pocket and are great for under your pillow. When you are anxious or stressed or worried, you are to rub them with your thumb or otherwise trace their surface. These crystal worry stones can be used to help get over other nervous habits, or otherwise, soothe yourself when you are troubled.

Have you ever wondered how a worry stone works? Can it actually help reduce anxiety – or is it just a novelty item? It turns out,  psychological theory supports the use of worry stones.  According to the principles of cognitive…

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