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« Reply #45: August 08, 2007, 03:52:09 am »

Which type of stone, mineral, or crystal would you say you felt most drawn to -- or most useful to you personally?  AND... why?  Smiley

I have made a bracelet of Garnet, Hemitite, Green Adventurine, and Amethyst. I have acctualy made 3 of these bracelets. One for myself, and one for each of my bestfriends. I keep mine with me at all times. At work in my pocket, at bedtime on the table next to a pink agate necklace that one of my above mentioned friends made for the three of us.

The bracelet is made out of chips of the stone so that each one is of a diffrent shape and intensety in color. I have gotten more complemnts on that bracelet than I have on anyother peice of jewely that I own. I think that the stones/crystals chose me. I went through several strands of them at the store, each one beautiful in their own right. However the ones that I bought seemd to call to me.
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« Reply #46: August 08, 2007, 11:41:45 am »

Ive never Bathed with crystals before.. wow.. im going to have to try that... Thanks..  Just use normal crytals or are they special ones? Like specifically for water? do they melt? or just toss some of the gem stones in??

Most stones are water acceptable, but there are a few soft stones that you need to be careful with. There are some stones that release toxic chemicals when put in water, and there are some that are not dangerous, but will melt away, such as selenite and desert rose(which is a type of selenite). Before you go throwing just any old stone into water, research it first.

Also be aware that some stones are extremely toxic when ingested, so also do research before making any elixers. For the most part, stones are safe in the bathtub. They can be like the ole' rubber ducky, its not a real bath without them. Grin
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« Reply #47: August 08, 2007, 04:03:07 pm »

Ive never Bathed with crystals before.. wow.. im going to have to try that... Thanks..  Just use normal crytals or are they special ones? Like specifically for water? do they melt? or just toss some of the gem stones in??

I just take baths with my crystals I normally use in healings, meditations, etc.  They are normal, everyday crystals.  Well, one of them is my little crystal ball, but still just made of normal crystal.

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« Reply #48: August 08, 2007, 11:45:49 pm »

Most stones are water acceptable, but there are a few soft stones that you need to be careful with. There are some stones that release toxic chemicals when put in water, and there are some that are not dangerous, but will melt away, such as selenite and desert rose(which is a type of selenite). Before you go throwing just any old stone into water, research it first.

Also be aware that some stones are extremely toxic when ingested, so also do research before making any elixers. For the most part, stones are safe in the bathtub. They can be like the ole' rubber ducky, its not a real bath without them. Grin

Will Do.. thanks a bunch.. I never thought to make sure they werent toxic..  Shocked
maybe I will leave them outside the water and just place them around the tub.. along with my candles and insense..
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« Reply #49: August 09, 2007, 01:00:11 pm »

Will Do.. thanks a bunch.. I never thought to make sure they werent toxic..  Shocked
maybe I will leave them outside the water and just place them around the tub.. along with my candles and insense..

I did not mean to disturb you Embarrassed . Most crystals and stones are water tolerable, such as quartz, tiger eye, amethyst, citrine, bloodstone, hematite, hard stones such as that. And some stones are only toxic in large amounts. Don't be afraid to experiment, for they are lovely in bath companions

And please do not be afraid to place them in the water, as their energy actually "modifies" the molecules of the water, almost like infusing it with the energy. (I read a book on how different energies actually change the shape of water molecules(it was a scientific study)). Another point is that stones in the water and out of water are two different matters, just like a spell that specifies in water may turn out quite differently out of water. You will feel the effects differently.

 Although ultimately it comes down to your comfort level with where and how you use each stone. Most good books will tell you if the stone is good for the bath or an elixer. If it says nothing about being toxic or soft, it is probably alright to bathe with it. Good luck and enjoy!!!!!! 
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« Reply #50: August 09, 2007, 11:03:06 pm »

From what I have heard, malachite, sodalite, and lapis lazuli shouldnt be soaked in water either! This is good to know for baths AND crystal cleansing! They dont get toxic, it just damages them (which is NOT good!)

I just got the most beautiful specimen of smoky quartz...I am so excited!
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« Reply #51: August 10, 2007, 12:43:00 am »

From what I have heard, malachite, sodalite, and lapis lazuli shouldnt be soaked in water either! This is good to know for baths AND crystal cleansing! They dont get toxic, it just damages them (which is NOT good!)

In some cases, the stones are dyed.  This is especially common with Lapis Lazuli, IIRC.  Soaking the stones makes the dye come out.

If you look at online beadstores, f'ex, the good ones will tell you when the stones they're using for beads have been dyed or heat treated to intensify the color or whatever.
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« Reply #52: August 11, 2007, 10:55:44 pm »

From what I have heard, malachite, sodalite, and lapis lazuli shouldnt be soaked in water either! This is good to know for baths AND crystal cleansing! They dont get toxic, it just damages them (which is NOT good!)

I just got the most beautiful specimen of smoky quartz...I am so excited!


I am sooooo excited too.. I just bought a whole bunch of new crystals and ones ive never heard of.. they are soooo cool... the woman had/has an ebay store and recently opened this shop within 20 minutes of my house..  I did buy a Lapis Lazuli.. it's my first one..  Grin

I believe lodestones as well are not to be near water or oils because of the seperate magnetic shavings you have to keep applying to the stone.. i didnt buy one of them cause they seem kinda weird and I was afraid of it..  Embarrassed
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« Reply #53: August 12, 2007, 12:50:27 pm »

I did buy a Lapis Lazuli.. it's my first one..  Grin

Lapis caught my interest when reading up on Sumer.  It was very prized - in Inanna's descent to the Netherworld, she carried a lapis rod like a scepter.  If IRC, there were large vases carved from single chunks of lapis unearthed by the Woolley expedition.

For millennia, it was only mined in one area of Afghanistan, and while that is the source of the finest lapis and lazurite, other mines exist:

http://mineral.galleries.com/minerals/silicate/lazurite/lazurite.htm

I have one little piece of it on my altar. Smiley

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« Reply #54: August 12, 2007, 03:10:07 pm »

Which type of stone, mineral, or crystal would you say you felt most drawn to -- or most useful to you personally?  AND... why?  Smiley

(and include a little information about your favorite if you'd like)


Hmm, interesting question. I'd have to say that I have been drawn to different stones at different times in my life, and it is only within the last few years that I have really begun to pay attention and work with the Stone People at all. Most recently I have been drawn to blue lace agate, moss agate, rose quartz and boji stones. However, Amethyst, amber, silver, pearl, geodes, and hematite are all Stone People that I have loved and been fascinated with since I was a little girl.

 www.crystalsandjewelry.com ...

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To me, Amethyst has always been a comforting stone. I love the energy and ageless memories of Amber. Silver helps me with soul/spiritual work. Geodes remind me of the wonder of Nature, and hematite is a Must! lol Grounding, excellent for helping me remove energy blockages, drawing or repelling darn near anything!


Once I reached an age and time in my life where I began researching such thing, I have to say that I found it Hilarious that so many of the stones I am drawn to are meant to help you with Math! I'm Terrible at math lol. My algebra teacher from high school once spent an entire period with me trying to figure out how I could show all my work in a problem and come out with the right answer, even though the work didn't seem to take me there in the "correct" way.. nor could I explain how I had done it! lol Yeah, not my best subject. Thanks for the chance to share some of my favorite stones, as that is Not something I get to do very often lol.

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« Reply #56: August 13, 2007, 01:22:51 am »

Which type of stone, mineral, or crystal would you say you felt most drawn to -- or most useful to you personally?  AND... why?  Smiley

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Well, let's see. I've always been drawn to moonstone, but it's my birthstone so that would explain that one. Always been a fan of tourmaline (pink) and quartz (blue), and amethyst and obsidian.

Moonstone has always helped me harness my empathetic nature, and helps with my natural intuitive nature. Definitely helps with inspiration, in my writings and in my photography.

Pink Tourmaline helps me 'focus,' persay. During certain rituals and things where I'm trying to get to know my god/ess, it's helped me focus (rather, lose focus) and quiet my inner psycho so that I can 'hear' what I'm being told. Definitely helps alignment with spirituality, in my observations.

Blue quartz has always had a calming effect on me. I'm naturally busy and multitasking, so when I need to chill out and just be, my blue quartz ring and a few loose stones I have, I just have to hold them and breathe, and they'll seemingly cool off and help me cool down.

I know it sounds hokey, but Amethyst has always helped me sleep better. If I can't sleep for some odd reason, I'll clear my mind, focus on my stone and then I wake up. It's amazing!

I was in a car accident back in 2004, and I lost the ability to play my musical instruments. I was given a snowflake obsidian necklace, earring and ring set by a friend of the family, and after it became attuned to me, it has helped immensely with my depression since the accident.

And that's Kendra's stones in a nutshell. There are various others, but these are the most impactful (not a real word but oh well!) stones in my possession. Thanks for reading!

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« Reply #57: August 13, 2007, 03:48:11 pm »

Eudialyte is a stone sacred to me and is important in reinforcing my sense of ancestry, it is commonly mined from the Kola Peninsula and the red flecks in the stone represent the blood of my ancestors, particularly those who practiced 'shamanism.' One earns the right to wear this stone by proving their ability in methods of soul retrieval and working / negotiating with upper and underworld spirits / demons. I have a eudialyte ring, but I still don't feel strong enough to wear it while shamanising yet.

Wow, that's interessting.
Thanks for the Info - just read it in time, on wednesday I'll be 'stonehunting' with a few friends Wink

I like to have an Eudialyte for quite some time, because of it's energetic properties (what I've read, it seems to be a 'kick in the butt' stone). But there is also some warning not to wear it to long.

None of the books mentions such a lore about it of course. Never thought it would be such an otherworldly stone. I only know it from pictures and hadn't yet a chance to touch one.

Since I've no desire to be disrespectful to any spirits I'll make really sure it wants to come with me, more than usual. That is, if I find one of course.

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« Reply #59: August 14, 2007, 05:12:03 am »

Which type of stone, mineral, or crystal would you say you felt most drawn to -- or most useful to you personally?  AND... why?  Smiley

Oh, geez. I'm only beginning to work with stones (though my mum's a big fan of stones in general just because they're so pretty, so I've always had a few around) and already I've accumulated a bit of a collection.  My favourites, though, would have to be:

Hematite was the first stone I was ever drawn to in any real way. I was in high school science class and the teacher was passing around stone samples - after class I immediately asked her if I could have the hematite sample. She agreed, and I still have it; it's perfectly shaped for my palm, and it really helps me when I'm having patches of mental-issue instability. I also have a gorgeous hematite bracelet my co-worker made me, for days when I have to bring in the 'big guns'.

Tiger's Eye is another early favourite. My brother had a large-ish stone, and since he wasn't all that attached to it (and is the best big brother ever) he gave it to me. Helpful with lots of things, but especially if my thoughts are all over the place in a bad way.

Amethyst is one I've always had around, since it's my birthstone. It's one of those ones where I don't feel any particular connection to it, but I'd also feel kind of lost if I didn't have any. Very calming, especially if I'm feeling stressed-out by work.

Leopard Jasper is the newest addition to my collection. I'm still not quite sure what drew me to it (other than the stone I have looks like snow leopard rosettes), but as soon as I saw my stone I knew I had to have it.

There's quite a few other particular stones I love (and a few I'm 'flirting' with  Wink), but those are the big four (especially right now). If I'm not careful this could become an obsession!
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