The Grounding Stone: Hematite

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With its iron content, hematite has a strengthening influence on the physical body – especially the blood, body temperature, and circulatory system. Of all the grounding stones, hematite is perhaps the surest – very few people fail to be brought down to a steady, focused state due to its stabilizing influence on the physical body.

Energy: strong, secure, straightforward

Colors: steel gray to iron black, sometimes with red spots

Uses: Hematite is excellent for grounding, enhancing the circulation of bodily fluids, manifesting light and energy, protection, astral projection, strength, and working with the shadow self. Boosts low self-esteem. It is helpful for kidney problems, tissue regeneration, headaches, hysteria, and feelings of vulnerability.

Star Sign: Aries
Planet: Mars
Element: Fire
Chakra: Base

Tips For Hematite

Wear hematite to enhance your personal magnetism

Give hematite as a gift to those who need strength to cope with a situation

Place hematite in your…

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CHRYSOCOLLA: Peace Crystal

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Chrysocolla is a very beautiful stone with a lot of beneficial energy. Chrysocolla is a stone of peace, increased wisdom, and discretion. It promotes level-headedness, encouraging clarity of thought and a neutral, cool attitude during turbulence. It can be used to decrease nervousness and irritability. Chrysocolla looks like the earth as seen from space.

This, in combination with its Goddess-like qualities, makes this a natural stone to use in meditating for world peace. Hold this very special piece of the earth in your hand, and visualize the peace and calm which emanate from it spreading until it circles the globe. It is known as a healing stone among Native American Indian cultures where it was used for strengthening the body’s resistance and bringing about calm feelings where it is upset.

VIRTUES OF CHRYSOCOLLA:

Tranquility

Serenity

Peace

Subconscious wisdom

Intuition

Patience

Nurturance

Acceptance

Tolerance

Unconditional love

Calmness

Meditation

Honesty

Hope

Intimacy

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Chevron Amethyst Crystals

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Beautiful and powerful Chevron Amethyst crystals come from Brazil. They hold the powerful presence of the Violet Flame and the White Light. These are a perfect gift for those who need to transmute negativity and just do not know how. Just by holding them, the shift occurs. The violet flame is one of the greatest spiritual tools on the planet. It is an aspect of God’s light known as the flame of forgiveness it is an amazing process for the transmutation of negative energies.

The Violet Flame is Spiritual Alchemy in action. Its purpose is to transmute denser feelings, actions, deeds, karma, etc. into a higher vibrational frequency. The violet flame forgives as it frees, consumes as it transmutes, clears the akashic records of past karma and sets you free into a place of holding a higher light. Every day in every way the violet flame flushes out and renews…

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THE POWER OF LITHOMANCY

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Lithomancy is the psychic art known by terms such as “reading stones, divination by stone, divination by gems, divination by crystals, etc.” Lithomancy is similar to reading runes, tarot cards or tea leaves. It involves casting or picking stones to interpret an omen, foretell the future, or to seek insight on a specific subject.

Lithomancy, the casting of stones is an ancient art. This type of divination is usually associated with both Witchcraft & Shamanism, world-wide.

In France, the French word for witch, ” sorcier ” is used for a male witch & ” sociere” is used for a female witch. The witch or sorcier / sorciere is one who practices Sortilege, literally one who casts lots for the purpose of divination. Sortery is when certain objects have been assigned a meaning or characteristic.  Tarot cards are a form of sortery. Each card is assigned a title and meaning, like 

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Cultivating the Flow of Awen in our Lives

The Druid's Garden

I shall sing of the awen, which

I shall obtain from the abyss

Through the awen, though it were mute

I know of its great impulses

I know when it minishes;

I know when it wells up;

I know when it flows;

I know when it overflows.

–Taliesin, “The Festival” from the Book of Taliesin, 13th century

What the poet Taliesin writes of is the “Awen”, a central principle in the druid tradition meaning “flowing inspiration” or “divine inspiration.”   In ancient times, bards embraced the flow of Awen to be masters of memory, sound, and expression. The bardic path was a lifelong pursuit and vocation; bards would spending many years (by one Scottish account, 7 years[1]) learning the bardic arts which included the arts of memory, diction, rhyming, and composition.

The flowing of Awen isn’t just an experience, it is a magical and meditative process. Perhaps you’ve…

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Planetary Influences ~ Magpie’s Magic Nest

Via Magpie’s Magic Nest

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5 Steps The Creation Of Manifestation

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to conjure Manifestations In Mind

The art of manifesting your dreams and desires, the down, truthful and dirty version. Let’s start at the very beginning, the place where magic is found, inside the very heart through the mind and into the soul. The art of creation and manifestation is a skill and Magick derived from the inner workings of the universe and the connection the soul has to the universe. Please be reminded that the content of this article and most of the content on this entire website is knowledge from spirit through conversation and channelling. I (psychic medium Ian Scott) have had no formal training here on earth, I have gathered my skills and knowledge from the departed which have always been there to talk to me and recalled past life skills.

How To Manifest Your Desires

Step one: To have things appear materially on the outside…

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Sacred Tree Profile: Magic, Medicine, Folklore and Ecology of Ash (Fraxinus Americana)

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I remember the first time I met an Ash tree suffering from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in South East Michigan. She was a young ash, about 20 years old, about 4” thick at her widest point typical age, and had begun producing seeds. She stood proudly to the south-east of my sacred grove behind my pond, and I would visit her often. All of her elders in the surrounding area had been killed by the Emerald Ash Borer some years before. The EAB is a bright green beetle that came into the Detroit, MI harbor in 2002 and spread quickly into the surrounding ecosystem (now threatening ash trees along the midwest and eastern seaboard).  The EAB larvae eats the cambium (green inner bark) of many ash species; however, the borer ignores trees that are young and instead goes for more mature trees that have a more developed cambium. As…

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Crystal and Gemstone Healing Wands

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Wands come in many different shapes and sizes, and also in many varieties of stone as well. Wands may be long or short, and the cylinder can be smooth or faceted. They can be pointed at one end and rounded at the other, or they can be rounded on both ends, or pointed at both ends. Some wands are wider at one end and tapered at the other, while others are not. Most wands are shaped and polished, but rough natural pointed crystals, such as quartz, can also be used as a healing wand.

Healing wands gather and direct energy. The elongated, cylindrical shape of a wand enables the stone or crystal to direct its healing energy in a straight line, and the wand’s point focuses the crystal’s energy so that it can be used on specific areas of the body.Since ancient times, crystal wands have been used for healing…

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MODERN AND TRADITIONAL USES OF CRYSTALS AND STONES: HEALING, METAPHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL

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For positive uses or actions, the stones listed are said to enhance them. For negative uses or actions, the crystals listed are said to decrease them. For dis-ease or health issues listed, the stones listed have been used in traditional folk healing and crystal healing lore to assist with their healing.

Many stones have multiple uses or purposes.  There are physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and general life issues in this list.

  • Abandonment issues: garnet, thulite
  • Abundance/prosperity: aventurine, aqua aura, bloodstone, citrine, diamond, epidote, grossular garnet, jade, malachite, moonstone, moss agate, orange moss agate, peridot, topaz, smoky quartz, rutilated quartz, tree agate, tsavorite,  turquoise Also see Prosperity below.
  • Abuse issues/trauma: carnelian, emerald, iolite, kunzite, lapis lazuli, orange calcite, orange millennium, peridot, rhodocrosite, rose quartz, ruby in zoisite, shiva lingam, thulite, tourmaline
  • Acting, dramatic: carnelian
  • Acceptance: dumortierite (blue quartz)
  • Acid reflux (G.E.R.D.): Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Grossular (Green) Garnet, Jasper, Kunzite, Malachite, Moldavite…

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