Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
we are connected by a celestial thread
spun by divine beings.
it shoots across the milky way
it is tangled in the constellations and mountaintops
flows down through the rivers
until it becomes tangled in us.
all of our human emotions
our spirit essence
we are connected invisibly.
every time a winged being
it pulls on this thread that
ties us along
lifting everyone a little closer to heaven.
every time a finned being
into the volcanic depths of the mighty oceans
we feel a downward pull
our feet touch the water.
this water connects us too.
we all touch the same earth.
our feet are rooted to the earth,
our hands are rooted to the stars.
we all dive to the core of our eternal essence, and
fly to sacred places in our minds.
we dive and fly together.
no one is
we look at a reflection and see difference.
we burn each other.
over what we see as difference.
but this body is only a shell.
each shell is a colored glass bottle
sitting in the windowsill
gazing in awe at the sunshine
worshipping the majesty of the air ourside.
the bottles do not realize the beauty of their reflection.
they do not realize the air ourside
—the air inside—
are one in the same.
we are the divine.
not you and you and only you
but all of you.
we are all a part of it.
we throw our hands at the heavens and cry
we long for something sacred
we hallow unearthly powers.
but the power is here. the power is now.
the divine is in a simple wildflower.
the divine is in the glittering flecks of sunlight
at the corner of our eyes.
the divine is the deer at the side of the road.
the divine is a warm cup of tea.
the divine is dirt.
the divine is in our fingertips.
the divine is when our fingertips touch.
we seek to find difference and don’t grasp sameness.
create boxes for each other
find reasons for some boxes to be better than others.
but they are all the same.
they are all good.
when the glass bottles open
and our spirits mingle with the outside air
sparkling in the glow
finally we shall know
heaven is here.
(by me, cosmicforestpeople)
Posted by darkcrystalmagick at 12:03 PM
According to folklore, Fluorite was once thought to be the “home of the rainbow” due to the crystal’s wide range of colors which many times grow intermingled or side by side. Throughout ancient history, it has been carved into statues, decorative art, amulets and talismans in many locales around the globe. The early Egyptians were known to carve scarabs from the stone along with using colorful specimens in many of their deity statues. The Chinese have been carving Fluorite for over 300 years. And, likened to Amethyst, the ancient Romans believed that a drinking vessel made of Fluorite would also prevent a person from getting drunk. Roman scholar and naturalist, Pliny (known as “The Elder”), thought Fluorite a very precious stone, as was witnessed in the valuable vase Augustus took from Alexandria. Six other vases of Fluorite were taken from Mithridates’ treasures and brought to the temple of Jupiter. Helps release negative patterns.
• Offers new awareness.
• Brings order to chaos.
• Protects from psychic manipulation.
• Helps clear potentially harmful waves from computer and electronic areas.
(#2) “Clear Quartz”
There is much myth and lore connected to Quartz…too much to list here, but below is a sampling.
Nearly every ancient culture has revered Quartz. The ancients believed Quartz was actually water from the heavens that was frozen into eternal ice by the gods. In fact, the word “crystal” derives from the Greek word “krystallos” meaning “ice”. Oceanic and Australian shamans spoke of Quartz as “a stone of light broken off from the celestial throne”.
The Aborigines used the crystals to invoke rain, as did certain Native American tribes. In Australian Aboriginal mythology, Quartz is the most common substance identified with their mystical substance called “maban”. Maban is said to be the material from which wise men (called karadjis) obtain their magickal powers. During initiation ceremonies, maban is spiritually “inserted” into the body of the apprentice by the karadji.
The Australian sky god, Daramulun, was long portrayed through art and sculpture as having a mouth full of Quartz, a huge phallus, and carrying a stone axe.
In the creation myths of the ancient Japanese it was believed that Quartz materialized through the breath of the venerated White Dragon. As such, Quartz was regarded as the perfect jewel and came to symbolize perfection or the pursuit thereof. Quartz graced their temples and was also found throughout the temples of the ancient Chinese, Mayans, Aztecs, and many other earlier civilizations situated around the globe.
An ancient Celtic practice, said to restore and maintain health, was to place nine small Quartz crystals in water, boil it, cool it, and then drink the enhanced water for nine consecutive days.
Clear Quartz polished into spheres have long been used as crystal balls for divination purposes. It has been labeled the “Universal Crystal” due to its diversity and abundance of intense metaphysical properties.
• Spiritual development & heightened consciousness.
• Enhances psychic ability.
• Heightens insight.
(#3) “Rose Quartz”
Throughout history, Rose Quartz has been a symbol for love and beauty. Today it is known as the “Stone of Gentle Love” or the “Stone of Unconditional Love”.
Although not much is known historically about Rose Quartz, beads were found in the area once known as Mesopotamia (today’s Iraq) that date back to 7000 BC. Rose Quartz jewelry was known to be crafted by the Assyrians during the time span of 800-600 BC, and it is believed that the Assyrians along with the Romans were first to use this stone. The Romans used it for making seals as a sign of ownership. They also considered it a strong healing stone. Egyptians believed the pink stone prevented aging.
Rose Quartz has traditionally been given to newborn babies to help in their transition from the spirit world to the physical realm, gently integrating the two and helping with adjustment. This stone is also said to help mend broken hearts or aid in easing emotional trauma.
Wearing or carrying a heart-shaped Rose Quartz pendant or charm is thought to attract love.
• Promotes the arts.
• Calming and soothing.
• Balances emotions.
• Brings peace and harmony.
• Boosts self-esteem and self-confidence.
• Promotes compassion and forgiveness.
Opal is a stone of sympathy and compassion, pure thoughts and confidence. It is the most unpredictable stone, a symbol of ever-changing fortune. The name “opal” originated from Sanskrit “Upala” which means “jewel”.
It is a stone of deceptive hopes and illusions, secret passions, superstitions, the favorite stone of magicians and alchemists. Opals intensify intuition and promote inspiration. Opals help recollect the past lives. Magical properties are related to the color of stone and since Opal’s colors are very diverse so are its magical properties. For example, on one hand Opal as a stone of sympathy and compassion is a protector of Nurses and Doctors, on the other hand it is a stone of thieves; it can clarify spirit and thoughts and also can induce its wearer to foolish actions. People with unstable character would better avoid wearing Opal. To increase Opal’s magical properties it should be mounted in gold or silver. Opal reaches its maximum power in October.
According to Delphian oracle, Opal is a symbol inconstancy, typical in beautiful women. Shakespeare also shared this opinion. Astrologists consider Opal a stone of the Moon.
The story of the origin of Amethyst comes from Greek (and later, as we see here, Roman) legends: “The god of wine, Bacchus, was insulted one day by a mere mortal. He swore that the next mortal that crossed his path, would be attacked by his fierce tigers. Along came a beautiful maiden named Amethysta. Goddess Diana turned Amethysta into a beautiful statue of Quartz to save her from the tigers’ claws. Remorseful, Bacchus wept tears of wine over the stone maiden, creating a lively purple stone.”
Known as the “Stone of Spirit” or the “Stone of Integrity,” Amethyst has been long associated with purity and piety. It is the stone of the Buddha, and in Tibet it is popularly used in the making of prayer beads called Mala beads which are used in the practice of meditation.
Purple has long been considered a royal color, so it is no surprise that Amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels. They were also a favorite of Catherine the Great. Many Catholic bishop’s rings are made of Amethyst. Beads of Amethyst have been found in Anglo-Saxon graves in England.
Amethyst was used as a gemstone by the ancient Egyptians. Egyptian soldiers wore Amethyst in battle in order to retain their courage. Among the wealthy ancient Greeks and Romans, goblets of Amethyst were made to guard against drunkenness. Shamans of several tribal societies were known to use Amethyst crystals as talismans, or objects of power. The crystals are also used in forms of natural healing, as with traditional Chinese medicine which has prescribed ground Amethyst to alleviate stomach pains or bad dreams. Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February (Aquarius).
• Connecting with Spirit.
• Heightens intuition.
• Sharpens the mind.
• Psychic dreams.
• Stability, strength.
(#6) “Smokey Quartz”
Smoky Quartz was, and remains, sacred to the Druids. It is also associated with the goddess Hecate, as are many of the darker crystals and stones. The crystal has also been associated with Samhain due to its smoky and sometimes ghostly effects in appearance. There is a sphere of Smoky Quartz, now displayed in the British Museum, which is reputed to be the famous “Shew-stone” of Dr. Dee, the court diviner to Queen Elizabeth I of England. Dr. Dee alleged the Shew-stone was brought to him by angels. Through scrying with the Shew-stone, Sir Edwar Kelly obtained a series of diagrams reportedly containing the “Keys to all the mysteries of the Universe”.
While there is little else to be found in myth and lore concerning Smoky Quartz, the crystal of course is linked closely to Clear Quartz (Rock Crystal) and thus it can be said to also share in that wealth of myth and lore.
• Organizing and prioritizing.
• Filtering and clearing.
• Assists in achieving goals.
(The last one is also “Fluorite”)
Posted by darkcrystalmagick at 12:01 PM
Many blessings and kisses to CosmicWolfGirl and Hipporacle for use of their lovely personal photographs.
Posted by darkcrystalmagick at 12:00 PM