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& Minerals Information
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50 pages of this Stones & Minerals Information section are
below. The other 4 are in the index, page 5. (see the end of
the page for link)
I've seen a couple of places selling
different shapes to stones, is there any significance to the
different shapes? I've seen hearts, pyramids, obelisks (ones
that look like the Washington Monument if you don't know what
I mean), skulls, spheres, wands, tumbled, polished, natural,
yadda yadda. I haven't seen anyone asking about it, so I figured
Oh goodness Pathwalkah,
the shapes and structures of the mineralogical kingdom vary
with natural occurrence and with enhancement by humanity. Both
polished/natural/unpolished provide the same energies even if
their shape differs. So you can imagine how many different types
For example: The "Asterated"
[star] is a crystalline structure exhibiting rays of a star
within it's structure
The "Barnacle" Crystal:
recognized as a crystal covered or partially covered with smaller
The "Bridge" Crystal: recognized
by a small Crystal partially in and partially out of a larger
crystal. The "cartouch" is a symbol from ancient Egypt
and contains hierooglyphics which represent that which "encircles"
Of course the more familiar: Carved
crystals occur both naturally and by man Crystal Balls - spheres
Clusters Crystal bowls There are also curved crystals produced
during their development growth.
recognized by a branching figure or marking resembling a tree,
fern or moss-like form.
recognized by the double termination on each end. Then we have
"egg-shape" crystals, usually fabricated and extremely
recognized by natural terminations and/or over-growth of crystals
over the body.
"Etched" Crystals: recognized
by the existence of abrasions located on the outer areas of
"Gateway" Crystal: recognized
by the existence of a portal going from the face or side of
the crystal to the interior. It appears similar to a gap. There
are crystal headbands, the inner cross, the key crystal, the
manifestation crystal, the obelisk crystal, pyramid crystals,
phantom crystal, the rainbow crystal, the twin crystal, the
rutilated crystal, the scarab crystal, the self-healed crystal,
the sheet or lens crystal, the tabular crystal, and goodness
knows how many others I have missed. If there is a particular
one that calls for your attention, I would be happy to share
the properties with you.
Thanks Lotus! I didn't
realize that there was so much info! I was just asking because
I was curious that's all. But while I was away, I did pick up
a small wand made of quartz and there was a Silver-leaf or Silver-laced
Jasper Skull that was calling to me. But I couldn't get it as
it was $150. It was about the size of my palm and heavy as all
get-out. So I'm interested in hearing about those two particular
shapes, if you don't mind.
Pathwalkah, Just below
is a discussion on crystal skulls. I have never worked with
one so I can't share any information about them.
Crystal Wands have been used for
centuries in rituals, energy massage and crystal healing work
and their properties differ depending on the metals used in
constructing the wand. The wand itself provides for the directional
focus to penetrate the maximum energy. And it is important to
remember the energies associated with the mineral comprising
the wand brings it's own properties ... for example ... silver,
gold, copper, brass iron or platinum and some wands are silver
plated are believed to focus and magnify the energies of the
crystals and metals each wand contains. The structure of the
wand provides the energy of the spiral, and the energies of
the attached minerals are then enhanced by the design. [there
are many kinds of designs available] As you can see the selection
in wands is extensive so if you are contemplating purchasing
one, then I would suggest you first decide on what the wand's
purpose will serve, then choose a crystal, the type of metal,
a design if any and so on. You may also want to ask for Spirit's
guidance before deciding.
I have a rather silly question
to ask, but I have this celestine/celestite, its rough outer
crust with small blue crystals on the inside. I noticed the
last time I played with it while putting it next to my bed,
that the crystals seem bigger. Do they continue to grow?
Mizz, that's an interesting
question and I don't think so but I can't give you a definitive
yes or no answer. All I can tell you is that none of my crystals
have grown or changed since I got them including my blue toned
Mizz, Ive never heard
of any crystals continuing to grow after harvesting them.
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