“This Quartz is mined in the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet, one of the most sacred areas on Earth. The mines are not easily accessible by machinery, so most Tibetan Quartz is mined by hand, sometimes by monks themselves, and carried out in sacks.”
Alphabetically arranged list of popular precious and semiprecious stones by their magickal intentions.
Anaphrodisiac (Opposite of Aphrodisiac): Onyx
Animals: Boulder matrix opal (to access one’s animal guides), cat’s eye (for all spellwork relating to cats), cylindrite, faustite, ganophyllite, horneblende (for communicating with the physical and spiritual animal worlds), stibnite (a totem stone for the wolf), and tiger’s eye.
From the Caspian Sea region. A unique bronze short sword with double terminals that look like budding long-petaled flowers, a very rare style. This weapon does not bear marks of having been repeatedly sharpened for use so it was probably made specifically to accompany a warrior in death as grave goods.
The area around the Caspian Sea, particularly on its southeast coast, and into modern day Iran, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Baluchistan (western Pakistan), was a cultural hotbed during this time period. The map of archaeological finds from there is studded with urban centers, large burial mounds, and technological and metallurgical innovation - especially in the production of amazing bronze artifacts, probably with influence from the innovative bronze (and later iron) artisans in Luristan (modern day northwestern Iran). People - both men and women - went to their graves with beautiful, well-made weapons like this one that were more than likely a sign of high status.
crystal grids astound me because it’s like, i’ve got a lot of crystals, some of which are pretty big and expensive relative to my budget, but do I have 6 of the same $50 double terminated rose quartz point to arrange in a circle? do I have 10 identical moonstone teardrop cabochons? fucking no. how do people afford this
Sphere - Even energy, can be used as a window to the past and future.
Square - Grounding, meditating.
Pyramid - Manifestation, focused energy, removes blockages.
Artificially shaped pyramids enhance and focus the inherent properties of the original Crystal used.
Cluster - Charges and cleanses other crystals, purifies, fosters protection, cooperation, purification, harmony, friendship and intimacy.
Geode - Grounding, healing. Can hold and amplify energy within themselves, diffusing the energy softly. Wonderful for protection, spiritual growth, breaking addictions and overindulgent personalities.
Abundance - Fosters prosperity and well-being, success, good fortune and all good things in life
Egg - Healing, fertility, balance. Used in reflexology, zone-therapy, acupressure, shiatsu and aura reading.
Point - Concentrated and direct energy. Used in healing layouts.
Generator - Amplifies and charges. Fosters wisdom, focus, magical power and the wisdom to use the crystal in a proper manner.
Twin - Balance.
According to Judy Hall, this Crystal can be programmed to attract a soul partner – a “Twin Flame”.
Double Terminated - Transforms negative energy into positive. Great at breaking old patterns like overcoming addictions. Placed on the third eye chakra they help activate our natural telepathy.
Palm - Grounding, stress reduction when rubbed (worry stone)
Isis - Feminine energy.
For men, the Isis crystal will help to become more in tune with their feminine side and to become more aware of the aspects in women that they find troubling. Women can work with the Isis crystal to help them regain some of that power and energy that society has taken away from them.
Drusy - Charging, relaxation, harmony. Encourage ideas or thought forms ready to spring forth and grow.
X Crystal - Ability to bring female/male energies into harmony, and can be used when a well-balanced decision is needed.
Y Crystal - Balance female/male energies and are good tools for developing natural intuition and telepathy.
Omg I found a little enhydro in the set of double terminated quartz I got! For those of you who don’t know what that is- keep your eye on the black dot.. it moves! A little bubble of water got trapped in the quartz. How cool is that? :-)