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The Metaphyscial Properties of Stones
Estella Willowroot 9/10/05

I personally believe stones are a gift from the earth and have power and wisdoms inside of them that reflect Goddess. They vibrate with the pulse of life that reflects Goddess- but the subtle little electric pulse really doesnít begin to explain why a piece of Labradorite is protective or why black Hematite can absorb negative energies. It is only when one accepts that we are all connected and that by becoming one with the reflection of Goddess that is the stone's beauty can we realize the power and flow of the energy that is the stone.

Stones have been valued, traded, used as tools and weapons for as long as man has been able to pick up and physically hold a stone. They have been analysed and explain scientifically, metaphysically and spirituality in as many ways as one can research. They are as old as time and as young as eternity. They are as much of a part of our planet as the creatures of old and those yet to breathe. In acknowledging this we understand the healing wisdom that is ours when we embrace a stone.

Today we discuss the gifts of Goddess in the beauty and reflection of stones. I offer not exactness for that is impossible and changes with every individual perspective of what one see within a stone. Instead I offer you the opportunity to personally attune to the stones as Goddess leads you, leaving the books behind.

The color of stones do not decide the chemical makeup of the stone as much as the chemical make up of the stone dictates its category and name. A perfect example is green garnet. Having began with this stone we will talk of its possible healing properties. Its green color certainly relates to the heart charka's color, it can also be thought to reflect the color of money/prosperity and growth. Being the color of our Mother Earth we can also see it as a grounding stone.
*So do we consider its vibration as projective or receptive? Certainly for the heart to know love it must be willing to receive love.
For prosperity one surely receives but expands with growth.
Grounding is also a reflection of balance- we connect with mother Earth through Her stones- releasing yet receiving sanctuary.
Might we say then the stone is in balance with Mother Earth, spiraling out yet drawing in? Lets discuss the same stone but in red. Its color reflects our root charka, our blood and the Element Fire/South.
Certainly we consider our lifeís blood to run filled with passion, once again projective in connection of someone/thing. Our sanctuary is filled with this connection, once again receiving. In reflecting the color of our blood we are also reminded of the blood of Goddess that is life, grounding and connecting. Once again balancing.

Life is a harvest of colors that is Goddess and Her stones are no less of a reflection of this harvest. As humans we too are part of the great harvest, our pallet painted from our many lives, the rainbow that is our aura and the charkas that fill with these colors. It is in embracing our connectedness we embrace the gifts of Her stones. We use them as tools to aid and remind us of our power to live in balance of Her reflection.

Within these 4 methods/concepts I find a base for anything I could conceivably wish to do or achieve with a stone.
Attuning with Stones
Programming a Stone
Projecting Energy via a Stone
Receiving Energy via a Stone

ATTUNING
Tuning into a stone. This I always liken this to tuning into a radio broadcast. The stone is vibrating at a certain level. My energy is vibrating at a different level. The idea is to get my being and the stone vibrating at the same frequency, alternatively to get the stone and my being vibrating at complementary frequencies.
How to Attune To A Stone
Hold the stone in your left hand -grasp it tightly. If you allow your mind to become quiet and expectation to fade you will become aware of a tiny pulse or vibration in your palm. Wait till you are sure itís not your heart.
You will soon become aware of the particular vibration of the stone you are holding. Draw this vibration into your chest cavity or heart charka; wait till you feel your left arm tingling with that vibration. Then slowly begin pushing that vibration through your body and outwards, Allow it to flow freely. Soon you will become aware that its coming out of you not from the stone. In this manner you have mimicked the exact vibration of the stone you are holding.
Attuning to a stone is one of the most potent forms of cleansing and connecting of which I am aware. At this moment you are vibrating at the same frequency as a sacred piece of earth. Now close your right palm over the stone in the left and pass energy back through your right arm to the stone. It is when the 2 vibrations are working in harmony that the spiral is complete and the stone is attuned to you/your vibration/ intent that you have brought into balance with the vibration/healing energy of the stone. Stones have memory and once attuned it becomes a working tool you can count on.

PROGRAMMING OR CHARGING A STONE
I like to think of this as creating an ever-burning beacon of ones intent. As I often state, energy is magnetic so even the smallest charge will attract like energies. When I am at a state of union between my energies and those of the stone in question I am able to charge the stone with my intent The principle is that of a simple spell but can be taken as far or as big as the Witch desires.
A basic example would be passing my intent to send healing to a friend through the stone. The vibration will change slowly in your palm; you will feel your desire to bring healing resonating from the stone and the energy of the stone upping the power of your intent. To continue your spell it can be given for a person to hold on their person or charged to flow through the universe towards the person intended to receive. The simply beauty of this method is, even when you have physically disconnected to the stone it will continue to do the work you charged it for.
I have purposefully kept this aspect of working with a stone vague, as I donít believe there is one better or worse way to do it. I think we all have our own way of manifesting our intent and sending out our will.

PROJECTING WITH A STONE
This is the act of directing or sending energy from or through a stone. First attune to the stone you wish to work with. Draw the stones vibration into your chest cavity. Wait till you feel you have established a link with the stone then slowly begin to pour your energy and intent back through the stone. I prefer to direct my energy from different points depending on my goal- heart for healing, third eye for manifestation or solar plexus for projecting personal energy. Simply put you can use the stone as a focus point for transferring personal energy. After that it is very much about visualization and intent.

RECEIVING ENERGY USING A STONE
Receiving energy with a stone is as easy as projecting. First attune and forge a connection with your stone of choice. Once you can feel the energy flowing between your being and the stone feel the flow take on a circular sensation. Then visualize a third energy to bring into the equation. An example would be to work with blue turquoise and focus on the energies of water. Focus on the energy and feel the vibrations flowing through the stone and into your being. The reason there must be a circular flow is that you do not want to overload yourself or on rare occasions the stone. As you practice you can employ this technique to charge a stone with a specific energy or to cleanse or recharge yourself wit specific energies. It is also an easy way to work with energies that are not readily available.

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Stone Lore

AGATE-
A variety of chalcedony. Tones and strengthens body/mind. Imparts
a sense of strength and courage. Facilitates ability to discern truth and accept
circumstances. Grounding but energetic. Powerful healer. Works with chakras
and attitudes according to color of stone.


ALEXANDRITE-A variety of chrysoberyl. Aids internal and external
regeneration. Has positive influence on nervous system, spleen, pancreas. Helps
to align mental and emotional body. Spiritual transformation and regeneration.
Reflects highest potentials of unfoldment. Joy, oneness with life. Chakra:
crown.


AMAZONITE- A variety of feldspar. Soothes nervous system. Strengthens
heart and physical body. Aids alignment of mental and etheric body. Brings joy
and upliftment. Creative expression. Facilitates clearer vision of one's own
harmful tendencies, making them easier to release. Chakra: throat.


AMBER- Fossilized resin from prehistoric pine trees. Exerts positive influence
on endocrine system, spleen, heart. Healing, soothing, harmonizing.
Electrically alive with solidified golden light. Stabilizes kundalini awakening.
Activates altruistic nature. Spiritualizes the intellect. Chakras: navel, solar
plexus, crown.


AMETHYST- A variety of quartz. Strengthens endocrine and immune systems.
Enhances right brain activity and pineal and pituitary glands. Powerful blood
cleanser and energizer. Helps mental disorders. Purification and regeneration
on all levels of consciousness. Transmutes one's lower nature into the more
highly refined aspects of their higher potentials. Physical representative of the
Violet Ray of alchemy and transformation. Cuts through illusion. Enhances
psychic abilities. Excellent for meditation. Aids channeling abilities. Calming
strong protective qualities. Healing, divine love, inspiration, intuition. Chakra7s:
third eye, crown.


AQUAMARINE- A variety of beryl. Calms nerves, reduces fluid retention.
Strengthens kidneys, liver, spleen, thyroid. Purifies the body. Enhances clarity
of mind, aids creative self-expression. Physical, emotional, mental balancer.
Helps banish fears and phobias. Excellent for meditation, inspiration, peace,
calmness, love. Chakras: throat, solar plexus.


AVENTURINE- A variety of quartz. Purifies mental, emotional and etheric
bodies. Aids in releasing anxiety and fear.
Stimulates muscle tissue. Strengthens blood. Emotional tranquility, positive
attitudes towards life. Brings one into alignment with their center.
Independence, health, well being. Chakra: heart.


AZURITE- Enhances flow of energy through nervous system (because of
copper content). Helps body utilize oxygen. Strengthens blood. Facilitates clear
meditation. Cuts through illusion. Enhances psychic abilities. Initiates
transformation. Cleanses mental body. Inspiration, creativity, intuition.
Chakras: third eye, throat.


BLOODSTONE- A variety of chalcedony. Strengthens and oxygenates
bloodstream. Enhances physical/mental vitality. Strengthens heart, spleen, bone
marrow. Aids in balancing iron deficiencies. Reduces emotional /mental stress.
Powerful physical healer. Stimulates movement of k-undalini. Links root chakra
with heart. Inner guidance, altruism, idealism. A highly evolved mineral.

Chakras: root, heart.

CALCITE- Aids kidneys, pancreas, spleen. Balances male/female polarities.
Alleviates fear, reduces stress. Emotionally balancing. Grounds excess energy.
Increases capacity for astral projection. Joy, lightness. Works with chakras and
attitudes according to color of stone.


CARNELIAN- A variety of chalcedony. Very highly evolved mineral healer.
Energizes blood. Aids kidneys, lungs, liver, gallbladder, pancreas. Aids tissue
regeneration. Vitalizes physical/emotional/mental bodies. Aligns physical and
etheric bodies. Enhances attunement with inner self. Facilitates concentration.
Opens the heart. Warming social, joyous. Chakras: navel, solar plexus, heart.


CELESTITE- Enhances thyroid functions. Reduces stress. Relaxing, peace of
mind. Accelerates growth. Aids personal creative expression. Helps one adjust
to higher states of awareness. Truth reliability, clear speech. Chakra: throat.


CHRYSOCOLLA- Aids in preventing ulcers, digestive problems, arthritic
conditions. Strengthens lung and thyroid -.land. Enhances metabolism.
Excellent for female disorders. Alleviates fears, guilt, tension. Helps clear
subconscious imbalances. Activates feminine qualities. Amplifies throat
chakra- creative expression, power, communication. Joy, emotional balance.
Chakras: heart, throat.


CHRYSOPRASE- A variety of quartz. Balances neurotic patterns. Eases
depression and sexual imbalance. Fertility. Calming, balancing, healing for
physical, emotional, mental bodies. Helps one see into personal problems.
Brings out inner talents. Lightheartedness, joy. Chakra: heart.


CITRINE- A variety of quartz. Good for kidneys, colon, liver, gallbladder,
digestive organs, heart. Tissue regeneration. Detoxifies physical/emotional
mental bodies. Enhances body's healing.- energy. Diminishes self-destructive
tendencies. Raises self esteem. Powerful alignment with Higher Self. Light-
heartedness, cheerfulness, hope. Warming, energizing. Attracts abundance.
Chakras: navel, crown.


COPPER- Influences flow of blood. Supplies strong energy to body/mind. Aids
metabolism. Helps detoxify body. An aid for exhaustion and sexual imbalance.
Aligns physical/emotional bodies. Raises self-esteem. Strong conductor of
energy.


DIAMOND- Enhances brain functions. Aids alignment of cranial bones. Breaks
up blockages in crown chakra and in the personality. Master healer. Dispels
negativity. Purifies physical/etheric bodies. Reflects will and power aspects of
God. Enhances full spectrum of energies in body/mind/spirit. Alignment with
higher self. Abundance, innocence purity, faithfulness. Chakras: all.


DIOPTASE- Strengthens cardiovascular and central nervous systems. Excellent
aid for ulcers, nervous stomach, heart troubles, blood pressure. Vitalizes,
balances, tones body/mind. Emotional stability. Peace of mind. Excellent for
use with healing and affirmations. Abundance, prosperity, progress, health, well
being. Chakra: heart.


EMERALD- A variety of beryl. Strengthens heart, liver, kidneys, nervous
system, immune system. Tonic for body/mind/spirit. Aids alignments of subtle
bodies. Enhances dreams,, meditation, deeper spiritual insight. Represents the
potential of divinity within us. Prosperity, love, kindness, tranquility, balance,
healing, patience. Strong emotional balancer. Chakras: heart, solar plexus.


FLUORITE- Strengthens teeth and bones. Improves absorption of vital
nutrients. Beneficial for the blood vessels and spleen. Grounds excess energy.
Excellent for advancement of mind, greater concentration, meditation. Helps one
grasp higher, more abstract concepts. Facilitates inter-dimensional communica-
tion. Powerful healer. Works with chakras according to color of stone.


GARNET- Strengthens, purifies, vitalizes and regenerates bodily systems,
especially the bloodstream. Has strong affinity with root chakra, helping to
harmonize the potent forces of kundalini. Stimulates pituitary gland. Aligns
subtle bodies. Love, compassion. Enhances imagination. Chakra: root, heart.


GOLD- Purifies and energizes physical body. Improves circulation, strengthens
nervous system. Balances and develops heart chakra. Balances hemispheres of
brain. Aids tissue regeneration. Attracts positive energy into aura. Amplifies
thought forms. Aids personal illumination. Solar energy, male aspect. Chakras:
navel, heart, and crown.


HEMATITE- Has positive effect upon bloodstream. Activates spleen. Increases
resistance to stress. Helps circulate oxygen throughout body. Strengthens phys-
ical/etheric bodies. Energizing, vitalizing. Enhances personal magnetism, opti-
mism, will, courage. Slightly grounding.-. Powerful stone for those attracted to it.


HERKIMER DIAMOND- A type of quartz crystal. Cleanses subtle bodies.
Reduces stress. Balances and purifies energy within body/mind. Similar
qualities as clear quartz. Powerful amplifier. Enhances inner vision. Increases
awareness of dreams. Stores thought forms and information. Chakras: all.


JADE- Strengthens heart, kidneys, immune system. Helps cleanse blood.
Increases longevity and fertility. Aids eye disorders and female problems.
Powerful emotional balancer. Radiates divine, unconditional love. Clarity,
modesty,courage,justice,wisdom. Peaceful and nurturing.Dispels negativity.
Healing affinity will correspond to color of stone.


JASPERS (All colors)-A variety of chalcedony. Strengthens liver, gallbladder,
bladder. Powerful healer: main impact on physical body. Represents earth
element. Works with chakras and attitudes according to color of stone.


KUNZITE (Pink spodumene)- High lithium content makes kunzite beneficial
to individuals with addictive behavior. Strengthens cardiovascular system. Aids
manic depression. Excellent balancer for physical/emotional/mental bodies.
Powerful stone for opening/healing heart. Helps one surrender to hi-.her self.
Enhances self-esteem. Tolerance, acceptance. Soothing, calming. Chakra: heart.


KYANITE- Strengthens throat chakra. Enhances creative expression,
communication, truth, loyalty, reliability, serenity. Connection to causal plane.
Facilitates astral/inter-dimensional travel. Chakras: throat, third eye.


LAPIS LAZULI- Strengthens skeletal system. Activates thyroid gland. Releases
tension and anxiety. Energizes throat chakra. Augments strength, vitality, virility
Facilitates opening of chakras. Mental clarity, illumination. Enhances psychic
abilities and communication with higher self and spirit guides. Creative-
expression. Chakra: throat, third eye.


LEPIDOLITE- Aids muscles, strengthens heart, beneficially influences blood.
High lithium content aids emotional/mental balance and stability. Aids sleep.
Enhances expression of one's inner light and joy. Chakra: heart.


MALACHITE- Aids function of pancreas and spleen. Reduces stress and
tension. Aids tissue regeneration. Strengthens heart, circulatory system, pineal
and pituitary glands. Aids sleep. Vitalizing for body and mind. Reveals
subconscious blocks. Excellent balancer on all levels. Chakras: heart, solar
plexus.


METEORITE- Helps reveal past lives from other planets and galaxies. Enhances
connection with extraterrestrial energies. Expands awareness. Similar to
obsidian, but denser. Chakra: root.


MOLDAVITE- A deep green silica based tek-tite (meteorite) that fell to Earth
15 million years ago. Aids alignment with higher self. Balancing and healing for
physical body/mind. Aids in channeling extraterrestrial and inter-dimensional.
sources. Chakras: heart, third eye.


MOONSTONE- Has healing affinity with stomach, spleen, pancreas, pituitary
gland. Unblocks lymphatic system. Relieves anxiety and stress. Aids in berthing
process, helps females problems. Emotional balancer; helps lessen tendency to
over-react emotionally. Flexibility in attitudes. Aligns emotions with higher self.
Chakra: root.


OBSIDIAN- Beneficially influence stomach and intestines. Connects mind and
emotions. Slightly masculine energy. Ground spiritual energy into physical
plane. Absorbs and disperses negativity. Reduces stress. Helps clear subcon-
scious blocks. Brings an understanding of silence and "the void." Detachment,
but with wisdom and love. Powerful healer for those attuned to it Chakra: root.


ONYX- A variety of chalcedony. Relieves stress. Balances male/female
polarities. Strengthens bone marrow. Aids detachment. Enhances emotional
balance and self-control. Higher inspiration. Works with chakras and attitudes
according to color of stone.


OPAL- Stimulates pineal and pituitary glands. Aids eyesight. Emotional
balancer. Enhances intuition. The full spectrum of colors resonates with all
chakras. Helps connection with highest aspects of being. Chakras: heart and
others, depending on colors.


PERIDOT (Olivine) - Balances glandular system. Aids tissue regeneration. Has
beneficial influence on heart, pancreas, spleen, liver, adrenals. Purifies body.
Enhances bloods@ Overall balancer and tonic for body/mind. Aligns subtle
bodies. Increases intuitive awareness. Reduces stress. Stimulates mind.
Accelerates personal growth, opens new doors of opportunity. Chakras: navel,
solar plexus, heart.


PYRITE- Aids digestion, improves circulation. Strengthens and oxygenates
blood. Enhances brain functions. Influences a more positive outlook on life.
Enhances emotional body, strengthens will. Helps one's ability to work with
others harmoniously. Practicality. Chakras: root, solar plexus, heart.


QUARTZ CRYSTAL (clear) - Enhances the crystalline properties of blood,
body and mind. Activates and enhances pineal and pituitary glands. Emotional
balancer. Stimulates brain functions. Amplifies thought forms. Full spectrum
energy activates all levels of consciousness. Dispels negativity in one's energy
field and in environment. Receives, activates, stores, transmits, and amplifies
energy. Excellent for meditation. Enhances inter-dimensional communication
with higher self and spirit guides. Chakras: all


RHODOCHROSITE- Aids spleen, kidneys, heart, pituitary gland and circulation
of blood. Enhances memory and intellectual power. Emotional balancer. Helps
heal emotional wounds and traumas. Aligns subtle bodies. Red/pink color helps
to blend courage/will/passion aspects of lower chakras with loving expression of
heart. Divine love, acceptance of self and life. Powerful healer for those attuned
to this stone. Chakras: root, heart.


RHODONITE- Aids central nervous system, thyroid gland, body reflexes,
pituitary gland, pancreas. Strengthens immunity. Improves memory. eases
physical/emotional trauma. Reduces stress, calms mind. Aligns root and heart
chakras for bringing love into action and manifestation (red and black variety).
Self-esteem, confidence. Enhances energy levels in body/mind. Pink variety
(without black) helps impart understanding of strength within vulnerability
Great stone for light workers serving in cities. Chakras: root, heart.


ROSE QUARTZ- Aids kidney and circulatory system. Increases fertility. Eases
sexual/emotional imbalances. Helps clear stored anger, resentment, guilt, fear,
jealousy. Reduces stress and tension, cools hot temper. Enhances self
confidence and creativity. Aids development of forgiveness, compassion, love.
Chakra: heart.


RUBY- Aids regeneration of physical/spiritual heart.
Enhances circulation. Vitalizes blood and entire body/mind system. Strengthens
immunity. Activates sluggish or dormant conditions on physical/spiritual levels.
Refines lower passions. Courage, integrity, selflessness, vice, joy, spiritual
devotion, power, leadership. Helps banish sense of limitation. Chakra: root,
heart.


RUTILATED QUARTZ- Regeneration of tissue throughout body. Enhances
life-force. Strengthens immunity. Stimulates brain functions.F-Eases depression,
facilitates inspiration, increases clairvoyance. Highly electrical, more intensity
than clear quartz. Pierces through layers of physical/emotional/mental density.
Transmute negativity. Enhances communication with higher self and spirit
guides. Very powerful heater. Chakras: all.


SAPPHIRE- Strengthens heart and kidneys. Activates pituitary .-land, thereby
aiding entire glandular system. Aligns body/mind/spirit. Stimulates psychic
abilities, clarity and inspiration. Creative expression, loyalty, love. Aids con-
nection with higher self/spirit guides. Strengthens will. Expands cosmic aware-
ness. Dispels confusion. Excellent for meditation. Chakras: throat, third eye.


SELENITE(Gypsum) - Strengthens bones, teeth. Soothes nerves. Has positive
effect on brain, aiding power of concentration and clarity. Enhances will power.
Grounded white light. Chakra: crown.


SILVER- Enhances mental functions. Aids circulation. Strengthens blood,
physically and etherically. Strengthens pineal and pituitary glands. Relieves
stress. Relates to the moon, subconscious, female aspect. Emotional balance.
Speech improvement. Excellent energy conductor.


SMOKY QUARTZ- Strengthens adrenals, kidneys, pancreas. Increases
fertility, balances sexual energy. Aids depression. Mildly sedative and relaxing.
Initiates movement of kundalini. Dissipates subconscious blocks and negativity
on all levels. Grounding.-, centering.-. Excellent for meditation. Enhances dream
awareness and channeling abilities. Chakras: root, naval, solar plexus.


SUGILITE (Royal azel) - Enhances functions of pineal, pituitary and adrenal
glands. - Activates and balances brain hemispheres. Strengthens heart. Aids
physical healing and purification of bodily systems. Emotional balancer,
reduces stress. Brings higher spiritual awareness into physical reality.
Enhances sensitivity. Strong protective qualities. Excellent for meditation.
Enhancing channeling abilities. Chakra: third eye, crown.


TIGER'S EYE- Variety of chalcedony (quartz). Beneficial for spleen, pancreas,
digestive organs, colon. Emotional balancer. Enhances connection with
personal power and will. Grounding-., centering. Helps soften stubbornness.
Enhances clear perception and insight. Slightly masculine energy. Chakras:
navel, solar plexus.


TOPAZ- Gold topaz - Tissue regeneration. Strengthens liver, gallbladder,
spleen,, digestive organs, nervous systems. Detoxifies body. Warming,
awakening, inspiring. Abundance. Chakras: navel, crown. Blue topaz- tissue
regeneration. Strengthens thyroid .-land, enhances metabolism. Emotional
balance. Cooling, soothing, peace, tranquility. Creativity, self-expression.
Enhances psychic perception, communication with higher self/spirit guides.
Chakras: heart, throat, third eye.


TOURMALINATED QUARTZ- Clear quartz with black tourmaline crystals
inside.' Balances male/female polarities. Aids in balancing extremes.
Grounding-, very protective, dissipates negativity. Combines forces of clear
quartz and black tour7naline. Chakras: root, crown.


TOURMALINE (all colors) - Aids balance of endocrine system. Aids sleep.
Strengthens, vitalizes mind/body. Activates and enhances crystalline properties
of body/mind. Aligns subtle bodies. Dispels fear and negative conditions.
Strong protective influence. Concentration, inspiration. Enhances sensitivity
and understanding-. Powerful healer, highly electromagnetic. The various colors
will activate and align corresponding chakras. Black tourmaline (schorl) - root.


Watermelon tourmaline (red/green) - root, heart. Green tourmaline-heart. Blue
tourmaline (indicolite) - throat, third eye. Red/pink tourmaline (rubellite) - root,
heart.


TURQUOISE- Tones, strengthens entire body. Tissue regeneration. Aids
circulation, lungs, respiratory system. Aligns chakras. Enhances meditation.
Creative expression, peace of mind, emotional balance, communication,
friendship, loyalty. Chakra: throat.


VARISCITE- Soothing, calming, balancing for body/mind. Aids blood, heart.
Emotional stability. Helps one recall past lives. Self confidence. Abundance.
Chakras: heart, solar plexus.


ZIRCON- (hyacinth) - Strengthens the mind. Aids bowels problems. Balances
pituitary and pineal gland. Aligns subtle bodies. Emotional balance, self-
esteem. Aids sleep. .Similar properties as diamond and quartz crystal. All
around healer. Chakra: all.


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