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Blog: Metaphysical & Healing Properties of Golden Healer Quartz
A Stone for connecting with the Healing Golden Ray of the Universe, Golden Healer Quartz absolutely glows with a radiant inner Golden Light. It is Quartz Crystal infused with Sunlight! Or more precisely, inclusions of Iron Oxide.
Golden Healer Quartz will reveal its true brilliance and changeability under multiple light conditions; our favorite being direct sunlight! Sunlight ignites the Golden Fire within this special stone! For this reason, we strongly feel that this is a stone of transformation and expansion.Continue reading
Pele is the Hawaiian Goddess of Volcanos & Fire. She is a true Earth Goddess in that she is deeply involved with Earthly Forces and Creation itself. In ancient Hawaiian chants she is known as "She-Who-Shapes-The-Sacred-Land".
As the Hawaiian goddess of volcanos, Pele's dynamic strength is sometimes misunderstood. She shows us that fire can purify, release us from the old to make way for the new, and ignite our passions. Without fire, nothing would change. Call upon Pele to help you get in touch with your true passion, and to charge up your motivation and excitement. Pele will help you feel everything on a deeper level, so be unafraid of taking action to manifest your heart's desires.Continue reading
The Lucky Cat is an iconic symbol of Prosperity and Good Fortune used throughout China and Japan. If you are a cat lover (and/or food lover like myself), you've probably noticed these Maneki Neko Statues in your favorite Japanese or Chinese restaurants; and maybe in other places as well. There are many myths surrounding the Lucky Cat, but all agree that he is a bastion of good luck!
I simply adore their friendly features and sweet dispositions! This is one reason that we decided to carve these Maneki Neko Kitties from a few select Gemstones.Continue reading
Black Moonstone is a gorgeous silky smooth stone with a velvety silver flash which plays across its surface when moved about in the light. Its color ranges from a dark slate grey to lighter shades of grey and sometimes reflects a red undertone. This dark color of Moonstone is a very unusual find; coming to us from Madagascar.
The name Moonstone is derived from this visual effect, or sheen, caused by light diffraction within its crystalline structure. Moonstone is composed of two feldspar species, Orthoclase and Albite. The two species are intermingled during formation. As the newly formed mineral cools, the intergrowth of Orthoclase and Albite separates into stacked, alternating layers. When light falls between these thin, flat layers, it scatters in many directions producing the phenomenon called “Adularescence” or “Chatoyancy”.Continue reading
Learning to work with crystals is an exciting way to interact with your collection of stones. When beginning any new venture, or delving deeper into a favorite topic, a reliable road map or users guide always comes in handy! Not to mention being an excellent source for inspiration! Over the years many people have asked us, “What is the best book on crystal healing?”
This is a good question, because there are many to choose from! But here are my favorite two; the ones I couldn’t live without:
~*~Of course, I believe that having access to each would be ideal. But, if only one is in the budget (or if you’re like me and you want to start off slow) there are a few considerations for choosing between the two of these great books. Here are a few highlights to help you decide: Continue reading
Stones of all kinds are energetically alive. Crystals and Gemstones carry their own vibrations and can be influenced by subtle energies and/or thoughts and actions taking place around them. Crystals also have the ability to be cleansed of influences that have touched them before they came into your hands. When gemstones are energetically cleansed they are cleared of all energies other than their own, and until they are used again in ritual or meditation, they will generally remain cleared. For some people, it is important to cleanse, wash and purify their gemstones and crystals before using them. For others it is not. This is really a personal preference, one that you may feel into on an individual basis.
Another way of looking at the list of methods below, is not so much as a "How to Cleanse and Clear", but also "How to Amp Up or Energize your Crystals", "How to Connect and Interact with your Gemstones and Crystal Skulls." If you are a beginner looking for a way to experience crystal skulls and crystal energy this is a great starting point.Continue reading
This new batch of Covellite from Soul2Shine is an American Classic! The Leonard Mine in Butte, Montana was the world’s leading producer of Covellite until its closure in the 1930's. Covellite was mined at a depth of up to 1000 meters! This material is super rare and hard to find and is highly valued and prized by collectors and cutters around the world. Covellite was the first known natural superconductor, and its physical properties have many industrial applications. Metaphysically Speaking, this is equally true! It is extremely rare to find Covellite in carvings of this nature.Continue reading
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