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Minotauro
18-10-2011, 04:36
well some of us were talking and we feel there should be a place for us to show off our pretty stones crystals and gems colection ;)

here is the album for my colection little colection, just medium sized tumbled stones for now , although lately I've been inlcined to get a few large ones.

a lot of agathes and many stones I dont even know what they are haha XD I just found out I have blue aventurine! , I wouldnt have oticed if I had not taken them out to the sunlight and sow it glistening haha

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.233908219995845.64793.100001300066551&type=1

if you cant see them tghere , perhaps like this? :)
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/298687_233910196662314_100001300066551_577585_7099 73817_n.jpg

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/317231_233908289995838_100001300066551_577544_1759 211808_n.jpg

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/300548_233908416662492_100001300066551_577545_7414 05784_n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/315700_233908506662483_100001300066551_577546_1669 646357_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/317093_233908636662470_100001300066551_577549_1881 239587_n.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/297955_233908769995790_100001300066551_577554_2067 638448_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/317759_233908886662445_100001300066551_577556_2019 269069_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/317743_233908993329101_100001300066551_577558_1848 737857_n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/303247_233909083329092_100001300066551_577559_1881 931206_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/315512_233909216662412_100001300066551_577564_1321 374166_n.jpg

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/301459_233909329995734_100001300066551_577567_3333 88747_n.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/294205_233909433329057_100001300066551_577568_1579 927542_n.jpg

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/305775_233909813329019_100001300066551_577573_2789 05933_n.jpg

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/296861_233909506662383_100001300066551_577569_1170 48423_n.jpg



on my to get list are bloodstone , lapiz lazuli ,I feel I shouldt get some mexican jade , if only becuase it is mexican and I think I want an obsydian sphere ( I love obsidian ) , and I want an egg! X) I might even get the egg today =P haha and although I love skulls and crystals , I havent seen a crystal skull pretty enough to want it :/

I showed you mine , so show me yours!

:D

Yetat
18-10-2011, 11:46
Very nice! I love the assortment of colours in picture; especially where how some of the crystals' colours contrast out with the white background. Looks like they are enjoying a day out in the sun.

Hmm, sounds like you are going to increase your collections today? I'm looking forward to see the "new members" to your crystal family. :)

Bhavana
18-10-2011, 12:49
nice collection! I do believe you have every color in the world represented there - I especially like the light green with the lines and the blues in pic 13 - are those agate? And what is that black stone that is triangle shaped with the carvings on it? That is very interesting looking, but I can't make out what it is supposed to be. I also see you have a nice amount of carnelian. I love carnelian.

I love the purple and white amethyst with the geometric lines - maybe it's called chevron amethyst? I just found a store near me that has a nice selection of it, with stones a good size too...need to get back there and pick up some more.

So where do you keep everything? How do you store your collection?

Penthasilia
18-10-2011, 13:30
Does jewelry count???

Cause I just bought this :D

I think the amethyst on this necklace is gorgeous!

Hope y'all like it- I attached pics below.

Minotauro
18-10-2011, 13:42
Does jewelry count??? are you kidding? of course it copunts! I only have tumbled stones because I lack budget! haha XD



I think the amethyst on this necklace is gorgeous!



it is gorgeous D: women are so lucky,sure we can pee standing up , but you can wear all sorts of beautiful things!

<3

Penthasilia
18-10-2011, 13:46
are you kidding? of course it copunts! I only have tumbled stones because I lack budget! haha XD



it is gorgeous D: women are so lucky,sure we can pee standing up , but you can wear all sorts of beautiful things!

<3

LMAO- well, technically, you can wear beautiful jewelry and we can pee standing up- it just looks a little odd :D

Minotauro
18-10-2011, 14:13
nice collection! I do believe you have every color in the world represented there -

d'aw Im so glad you liked it <3 I them all my , my little precious stone children haha
but as far as I know most of those are agate.

I especially like the light green with the lines and the blues in pic 13 - are those agate? yes I thinks maybe there are agathe deposits around hre or somthinsg there's always a large variety of them


And what is that black stone that is triangle shaped with the carvings on it? That is very interesting looking, but I can't make out what it is supposed to be. that'd be golden obsidian , and the carving is suposed to be a cheap imitation of something like this;

http://www.prlog.org/10148007-golden-obsidian-mask.jpg

lol, I love obsidian as it is the stone of Tezcatlipoca the aztec god of witchcraft divination , the north ( Im from the north of mexico) the night and many other wonderfull things <3 including of course the creator of scrying mirrors =P I just like them both very very much :) and since they are both conectd it just multiplies my love for them haha

I also see you have a nice amount of carnelian. I love carnelian. those ore one of my favourite stones, they kinda remind me of fire. and I have no idea why they arent called fire agate , fire agate looks like some kind of rainbow agate haha


I love the purple and white amethyst with the geometric lines - maybe it's called chevron amethyst? I just found a store near me that has a nice selection of it, with stones a good size too...need to get back there and pick up some more. I think , those purple ones with lines are also agate , purple agate , but they may be the same thing with diferent names? after all agate is any kind of stripped quartz and amethyst is quarts too right? hmm I dont know... maybe its kind of like apache tears and obsidian? of maybe because the namde differs in the languages , for example I didnt know carnelian was a kind of agate until you mentioned it , for me is agathe cornalina , I just didnt make the conection haha

So where do you keep everything? How do you store your collection?well currently they are all in some kind of bamboo-like box ? it looks like the thing used to make sushi , but in box format XD next to my bed ,I want to get a cool looking treasure-like chest because this box is obviously not meant to support the weight of rocks haha


I got a few more stones today <3

Yetat
18-10-2011, 14:34
d

I got a few more stones today <3

Come on, show us what did you get =O

Minotauro
18-10-2011, 14:35
Very nice! I love the assortment of colours in picture; especially where how some of the crystals' colours contrast out with the white background. Looks like they are enjoying a day out in the sun.

Hmm, sounds like you are going to increase your collections today? I'm looking forward to see the "new members" to your crystal family. :)


YES!
I got more citrine quarts , 1 more blue aventurine , 1 more rose quartz , AND a few lapiz lazuli , wich I didnt have any of.

but most importantly 1 small Herkimer Diamond quzrtz!!!


X) Im gonna have to find a tinny little box especialy for this one! maybe a jewelers ring box <3

Minotauro
18-10-2011, 14:38
Come on, show us what did you get =O

haha I alredy mentioned what I bough , but Ill take pictures tomorrow morning , they deserve daylight too , haha


I love my tiny Herkimer Diamond so much <3 I think Im gonna call it herky , or hercules :) hahaha

I was also gonna get a small cluster ,but maybe next time I go to the shop haha

Hemera
18-10-2011, 16:58
ROFL you both Minotauro and Pentasilia!

@Penthasilia: Your necklace is absolutely gorgeous. Divine!

@Minotauro: I canīt access your Facebook page because I have left Facebook earlier this year and I donīt want to go back. Any chance of seeing it as an uploaded attachment?

Minotauro
18-10-2011, 17:15
@Minortauro: I canīt access your Facebook page because I have left Facebook earlier this year and I donīt wnat to go back. Any chance of seeing it as an uploaded attachment?

hmm , well no , not until I get a credit or debit card so I can buy a subscription lol ( dont worry Im working on it =P)

can you see this?

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/301611_233910313328969_100001300066551_577587_1545 438558_n.jpg

if not I'll upload it to maybe photobucket or some other hosting website tomorrow with the new stones pictures


@Penthasilia: society just doesnt "get" folks like us. haha

Hemera
18-10-2011, 20:50
can you see this?
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/301611_233910313328969_100001300066551_577587_1545 438558_n.jpg

Oh yes I can, thank you.
Wow! Really really beautiful!:love:

Bhavana
19-10-2011, 00:02
Does jewelry count???

Cause I just bought this :D

I think the amethyst on this necklace is gorgeous!

Hope y'all like it- I attached pics below.

wow, what a fitting name that necklace has, you really do think if ice when you look at it, like something a Fairy Snow Queen would wear...very unique and beautiful!

LMAO- well, technically, you can wear beautiful jewelry and we can pee standing up- it just looks a little odd :D

I notice that a lot of men in Europe pee sitting down, and I had a boyfriend who was raised by European parents that did the same. Not that this really has anything to do with the price of apples, just thought I'd say...



I think , those purple ones with lines are also agate , purple agate , but they may be the same thing with diferent names? after all agate is any kind of stripped quartz and amethyst is quarts too right? hmm I dont know... maybe its kind of like apache tears and obsidian? of maybe because the namde differs in the languages , for example I didnt know carnelian was a kind of agate until you mentioned it , for me is agathe cornalina , I just didnt make the conection haha



true that many many stones are actually agate - not sure about amethyst, though...it is a quartz, that I am sure of! Now that I look, yours look different than mine - here's a pic of the only two I have - I buy these all the time, but I have several young nieces, and one of the first things they do when they visit is head for where the crystals are, and of course they always take a few - and all little girls love purple!

Penthasilia
19-10-2011, 00:50
SQUEEEAALLL- she made me a matching bracelet for the necklace.

For your viewing pleasure!

:D

Attached pic.

Minotauro
19-10-2011, 03:37
true that many many stones are actually agate - not sure about amethyst, though...it is a quartz, that I am sure of! Now that I look, yours look different than mine - here's a pic of the only two I have - I buy these all the time, but I have several young nieces, and one of the first things they do when they visit is head for where the crystals are, and of course they always take a few - and all little girls love purple!
hmmm

looking at that I'd say they are diferent stones , acording to wikipedia agate is also sylica (sp?) and the diference I think is the way they grow , quartz and amethuist are pointy , etc.

yours seem to go from milky quarts to amtehyst or something like that

my stones seem to go from purple to clear? or from deep purple to amtehist kind of stone ._. haha

I dont know haha but mine dont have a lot of white

Minotauro
19-10-2011, 03:41
Oh yes I can, thank you.
Wow! Really really beautiful!:love:

haha great , I posted all the links that way , now Im figuring out how to shorten them haha and thank you <3 I just started colecting them a couple of months ago a luittle bitafter I joined the forum =P haha

Minotauro
19-10-2011, 03:44
SQUEEEAALLL- she made me a matching bracelet for the necklace.

For your viewing pleasure!

:D

Attached pic.haha somebody is being spoiled :D

I reaaaly do love it <3

Hemera
19-10-2011, 03:45
I notice that a lot of men in Europe pee sitting down, and I had a boyfriend who was raised by European parents that did the same. Not that this really has anything to do with the price of apples, just thought I'd say...Not in this corner of Europe, they donīt. Unless they are under 3 or over 80 :P
Oh, and this is strictly OT,too.

Oh, what a lovely bracelet to go with the necklace Penthasilia-

Penthasilia
19-10-2011, 08:42
Not in this corner of Europe, they donīt. Unless they are under 3 or over 80 :P
Oh, and this is strictly OT,too.

Oh, what a lovely bracelet to go with the necklace Penthasilia-

Thanks- the funny part about it is that I have been lusting over that necklace for weeks, and suddenly was pushed over the edge of buying it last night. After I purchased it, I emailed her, asking for a matching bracelet. She emailed back immediately that she had JUST finished making the matching bracelet for it- so it was already done! How about that for karmic stones???!!!!

:D

Yetat
19-10-2011, 13:06
Here is some of my collections. Personally I placed crystals around my space. I have some small tumbled stones which I carry around as my "pocket stones".

These are the crystals which I placed in my mini "altar":
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Overall.jpg

After using a crystal, I would placed inside the singing bowl:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Part1-1.jpg


One of my crystal case + my 3 protection stones:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Part2-1.jpg


The other crystal case + the "wand" I use:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Part3.jpg


The last section, contains mostly different types of quartz which I use for meditation:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Part4.jpg


Most of my collections are raw/rough stones. It is mostly because I prefer to work with raw/rough stones.

Minotauro
19-10-2011, 14:17
Here is some of my collections. Personally I placed crystals around my space. I have some small tumbled stones which I carry around as my "pocket stones".


The last section, contains mostly different types of quartz which I use for meditation:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Part4.jpg I love that one bigh clear quartz

Most of my collections are raw/rough stones. It is mostly because I prefer to work with raw/rough stones.[/QUOTE]
I can see why some crystals would be better in the roiugh but for the most part , and since its cheaper =P I like tumnbled stones myself haha

Minotauro
19-10-2011, 14:27
so , the crystals I bought =P


http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/298002_234528416600492_100001300066551_579115_1948 573992_n.jpg

I didnt have lapiz lazuli

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/298329_234529043267096_100001300066551_579124_1063 366002_n.jpg

my herkimer diamondn :D

and it chillin' with its friends B) haha

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/313132_234528969933770_100001300066551_579123_2110 829311_n.jpg

I saw a great chest-like box for them!
carved wood and all :)

I think I need to put the herc ( thats how I call it , short for hecules ;D )in a special place

Yetat
19-10-2011, 21:04
I love that one bigh clear quartz


You mean this?: http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/WhitePhantom.jpg

He is my favorite crystal : a white phantom. I love how light "radiate" through him from 3 directions and occasionally the fractures captures the rainbow. I like the unique shaped "face" where I can graze inside when I meditate before I do some readings.

The white bands at the top are the phantom where the crystal get it names from, and at the bottom there are lots of triangular-shaped fractures. In fact there is 2 stories behind him. First one is too personal to be share here, the other one is how I got him:

"I was in a crystal shop that day, looking for some raw crystal to add to my collections. Phantom Quartz is not on my list, since they are usually highly price. But somehow I feel compelled to look at the cabinet, when this phantom caught my eyes. It is like sometimes when you visit a crystal shop, you feel that you must have that particular piece of crystal for no reason. But I gave it a miss, since it is going to cost a lot...

That night, when I sleep I have one of the best dreams ever. Inside the dream I was inside a gigantic white phantom-like environment (can see the distinct white bands, but somehow there is no quartz) and feeling euphoric. So when I woke up the next day, something deep inside me told me to hurry down and get that piece or else I will regret it forever. So I rush down and buy it. When I got home, I placed it on my 'mini altar'. Maybe it is placebo effect but after I placed it there, my whole worktable (which is next to the altar) have the 'feel' of safeness. I just feel 'protected' whenever I look at it. I know it sounds so unbelievable, but that is one of my personal experience with this white phantom".

-------------------------------------------------------

I like your picture of the sodalite. Bad thing about raw/rough rocks is that for some crystal; they can never bring out the colouration and patterns of it. I think the next time I visit the crystal store, I will get a small tumbled sodalite to place in my pocket. Don't know why, but I can't seem to work well with lapis. I have a bracelet made out of lapis. Whenever I wore it something bad will happen to me. Throat Infection, Computer Crashes, Stomach Flu... I just don't think it is coincident. Maybe the bracelet is curse or I can't attune with lapis. But no matter what, I refuse to touch any nor let any lapis near me.

Herkimer is a very powerful stone. It literally works with/enhances the properties of almost every stone. I have a herkimer set in a pendent and I call him herky :P

Sorry, sometimes I do get too carried away... >_<.

Hmm, if you are curious about any crystal in my collections, feel free to ask me. I seen your post in the other thread. In the picture part 2, the dark red hexagonal rock in front of the iolite is actually a raw ruby. Non-gem grade ruby is quite cheap. Cheaper than that malachite.

Edit: Look for Corundum Rubies. They are cheaper than their Gem-Grade African counterparts.

janie144
19-10-2011, 22:10
Oh what a great thread and some wonderfull pics, will have to go take some photos now :)

Penthasilia your necklace and bracelet are gorgeous, Im very envious })

Minotauro
20-10-2011, 03:43
yes , I just feel lik I could gaze into that one big face of your crystal and sink in haha , I dont know, thats what I liked about it , it loooks like a window Id like to look through.

hmmm , I really havent had bad experiences with crystals , the only weird one was when I was playing with my stones in bed and fell asleep with all of them arround me , and I had very crazy psycodelic dreams! I figured thats how it felt like to live in the 60's

but perhaps its becuse I always wear my huge obsidian pendant all the time?
I always felt that could interfere, since I feel it is so protective it will keep EVERYTHING from getting to me , like a little black hole. haha

I heard sodalite could help loose weight Im not getting away from them ever , lol


and I have no clue as to what to do with the little herkimer , I feel it shouldnt be just laying around like it needs a specific purpose haha , but I dont knbow what to do with it.
its been kind of bugging me s: any ideas you guys?

Minotauro
20-10-2011, 03:54
Oh what a great thread and some wonderfull pics, will have to go take some photos now :)

Penthasilia your necklace and bracelet are gorgeous, Im very envious })
and there are still many who havent posted pics of their colection bad bad bad , Im glad you're one of the goodies hahaha

Bhavana
20-10-2011, 04:20
Here is some of my collections. Personally I placed crystals around my space. I have some small tumbled stones which I carry around as my "pocket stones".

These are the crystals which I placed in my mini "altar":
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Overall.jpg

After using a crystal, I would placed inside the singing bowl:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Part1-1.jpg


One of my crystal case + my 3 protection stones:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Part2-1.jpg


The other crystal case + the "wand" I use:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Part3.jpg


The last section, contains mostly different types of quartz which I use for meditation:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Part4.jpg


Most of my collections are raw/rough stones. It is mostly because I prefer to work with raw/rough stones.


Very nice! I see a big rough malachite in that clear box on the left?? Love the quartz point. I need to get one of those as well, one that has the flat bottom so it will stand up straight...but every time I see one I like, it's too expensive.


so , the crystals I bought =P


http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/298002_234528416600492_100001300066551_579115_1948 573992_n.jpg

I didnt have lapiz lazuli

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/298329_234529043267096_100001300066551_579124_1063 366002_n.jpg

my herkimer diamondn :D

and it chillin' with its friends B) haha

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/313132_234528969933770_100001300066551_579123_2110 829311_n.jpg

I saw a great chest-like box for them!
carved wood and all :)

I think I need to put the herc ( thats how I call it , short for hecules ;D )in a special place

Very nice! You were not able to get lapis? I am going to try to get a small sphere tomorrow, last time I went to this particular seller he had some for around $20 or $25

Minotauro
20-10-2011, 04:55
Very nice! I see a big rough malachite in that clear box on the left?? Love the quartz point. I need to get one of those as well, one that has the flat bottom so it will stand up straight...but every time I see one I like, it's too expensive.




Very nice! You were not able to get lapis? I am going to try to get a small sphere tomorrow, last time I went to this particular seller he had some for around $20 or $25

they didnt have any
:/
they have a limited selection in my opinion
at least a small colection of the ones I can afford XD haha

they had a huge lapiz sphere =P

Penthasilia
20-10-2011, 10:07
Oh what a great thread and some wonderfull pics, will have to go take some photos now :)

Penthasilia your necklace and bracelet are gorgeous, Im very envious })

You can have one too- })

They make custom stuff as well, in case you are interested but wanted different stones, etc. PM me if you want the website!

:D

Yetat
20-10-2011, 11:10
I have no clue as to what to do with the little herkimer , I feel it shouldnt be just laying around like it needs a specific purpose haha , but I dont knbow what to do with it.
its been kind of bugging me s: any ideas you guys?

For me, I got the herkimer set as a pendant. Here is the picture of him:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Herkimer.jpg


1. Herkimer emanate a high, harmonious energy that positively sings on the upper levels of the Quartz vibrational spectrum. They not only broadcast their own energies, they can also pick up and magnify the frequencies of other stones.
E.g: Stories of how Herkimer magnify the power of Moldavite + the other Synergy 12 and Herkimer can magnify the other crystals of Storm Element (Tektites, Fulgurite, Pietersite).

2. Herkimer help purify one's energy field and attune one to the white Light of the Divine essence. Wearing one, can give one the grace of constant connection to the higher spirit domains. Angels are drawn to the pure etheric radiance from these stones.
E.g: Matching it with Celestite, Selenite, Seraphinite, Angelite, Danburite or with the inclusion quartz variety (Nirvana, Tibetian, Phantom, Elestial, Satya Loka) etc.

3. Dreamwork with Herkimer can be a wonderful experience. Just simply sleep with one or putting them in the pillowcase. It is recommended to program/attune with the crystal first.

Source: The Book of Stones + my personal experience


Very nice! I see a big rough malachite in that clear box on the left?? Love the quartz point. I need to get one of those as well, one that has the flat bottom so it will stand up straight...but every time I see one I like, it's too expensive.


Yep, you are right. It is a rough malachite. I took a close picture for you to see:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Malachite.jpg
Only after it is heavy polished and tumbled than you get to see its patterns and swirls safety & clearly.

That's one of the main reason why I didn't have any clear quartz cluster yet. Most clear quartz I seen are either overpriced, can't stand on it's point or it simply didn't 'resonate' well to me.

Minotauro
20-10-2011, 20:03
For me, I got the herkimer set as a pendant. Here is the picture of him:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Herkimer.jpg


1. Herkimer emanate a high, harmonious energy that positively sings on the upper levels of the Quartz vibrational spectrum. They not only broadcast their own energies, they can also pick up and magnify the frequencies of other stones.
E.g: Stories of how Herkimer magnify the power of Moldavite + the other Synergy 12 and Herkimer can magnify the other crystals of Storm Element (Tektites, Fulgurite, Pietersite).

2. Herkimer help purify one's energy field and attune one to the white Light of the Divine essence. Wearing one, can give one the grace of constant connection to the higher spirit domains. Angels are drawn to the pure etheric radiance from these stones.
E.g: Matching it with Celestite, Selenite, Seraphinite, Angelite, Danburite or with the inclusion quartz variety (Nirvana, Tibetian, Phantom, Elestial, Satya Loka) etc.

3. Dreamwork with Herkimer can be a wonderful experience. Just simply sleep with one or putting them in the pillowcase. It is recommended to program/attune with the crystal first.

Source: The Book of Stones + my personal experience


hmm , well magnifying energies sounds good enough , but I think Im gonna try the dreamwork thing first...

I had heard of programing , but not of attunement , is that the same thing?

janie144
20-10-2011, 21:01
Ok going to try upload a photo here, hope it works :)

janie144
20-10-2011, 21:05
And some more :)

Yetat
20-10-2011, 23:43
hmm , well magnifying energies sounds good enough , but I think Im gonna try the dreamwork thing first...

I had heard of programing , but not of attunement , is that the same thing?

I think the term is use interchangeably. But for me, I treat it differently. Allow me to share my thoughts. I personally feel that before trying to use the crystal one should get to know the crystal.

I will first dim my light, than chant some mantra & sutra (yep, I'm a Buddhist), after which I will try to "clear" my environment from any 'interfering' energy. I light those Tibetan incense sticks (those huge one with herbal mix), than I smudge the incense around my room. After which I will struck my singing bowl until the "ommm" sound came out. Lastly, I will use a space clearing bell and play my CD of "chill out/new age tibetian chants".

In the next stage, I will slowly look at the crystal and try to notice every aspect, chips, nodes of it. Than I will close my eyes and try to remember how the crystal would look like, while at the same time, using my hand to feel the texture of the crystal.

When you clutch your fist tightly together, you will feel your heartbeat. Hold it in your receptive hand until you can feel your heartbeat pulsating through the crystal in your hand. After that, I will lay on my bed and place the crystal in my third eye and try to sleep.

All the while, I'm wearing a herkimer (as shown in the picture) and my moldavite pendant. Since this two stone virtually works with almost every crystal. I didn't really try to meditate with my crystal nor try to program it. I'm more like trying to know it and letting it know me. Something like an "icebreaker".

But on a more practical side, I'm must confess that not every crystal have this "VIP" treatment. Mostly crystal I like/feel connected have such treatment, since it is too time consuming. My own definition of programming is almost the same - interacting with it, but this time round visualize your thoughts, telling your intentions to it.

There is no 100% rule you must follow. We all have our own personal methods of doing things. Let your instinct be your guide. What I'm sharing is just my style and I hope it gave you some ideas what I mean. Just a disclaimer; with or without 'getting to know' the crystal, the crystal will still be giving out its own unique energy. Just like in real-life with or without knowing you, a policeman would still protect you. But sometimes, I feel it is better to get to know the crystal/policeman.

Yetat
20-10-2011, 23:55
And some more :)

In your first picture, the stone(with the greenish stripe) on the left of the unakite happen to be a rainbow fluorite?

I like your spiral selenite wand. I have a selenite palm stone which I place it under my pillow and carry it to my workplace (placing next to me all the time). I ike the shine it gave off, maybe I'm stereotyping due to movies, but I tend to find a selenite calming and 'something angelic' about it's white shiny pureness.

Bhavana
21-10-2011, 22:43
For me, I got the herkimer set as a pendant. Here is the picture of him:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Herkimer.jpg


1. Herkimer emanate a high, harmonious energy that positively sings on the upper levels of the Quartz vibrational spectrum. They not only broadcast their own energies, they can also pick up and magnify the frequencies of other stones.
E.g: Stories of how Herkimer magnify the power of Moldavite + the other Synergy 12 and Herkimer can magnify the other crystals of Storm Element (Tektites, Fulgurite, Pietersite).

2. Herkimer help purify one's energy field and attune one to the white Light of the Divine essence. Wearing one, can give one the grace of constant connection to the higher spirit domains. Angels are drawn to the pure etheric radiance from these stones.
E.g: Matching it with Celestite, Selenite, Seraphinite, Angelite, Danburite or with the inclusion quartz variety (Nirvana, Tibetian, Phantom, Elestial, Satya Loka) etc.

3. Dreamwork with Herkimer can be a wonderful experience. Just simply sleep with one or putting them in the pillowcase. It is recommended to program/attune with the crystal first.

Source: The Book of Stones + my personal experience


Yep, you are right. It is a rough malachite. I took a close picture for you to see:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Malachite.jpg
Only after it is heavy polished and tumbled than you get to see its patterns and swirls safety & clearly.

That's one of the main reason why I didn't have any clear quartz cluster yet. Most clear quartz I seen are either overpriced, can't stand on it's point or it simply didn't 'resonate' well to me.

Love the herkimer pendant...and Janie, nice collection! I like the hearts. I have been trying to find "accidental" hearts when I shop for crystals. So far only have found two, and I gave one away already.

Is it me, or do most selenite wands remind anyone else of sexual devices? Not that it isn't beautiful...but, well, you know....just my mind in the gutter as usual, I guess....

Here is my sad little catch from the flea market yesterday. The guy didn't have much in way of selection that I felt compelled to buy...he did have some spheres, big spheres, like the size of softballs, for $20 - one that he even said was lapis...but, they had too many imperfections. The only things I got from him were the crysanthemum stone and the "charger" which I think is not natural, the tip is too perfect, it was cut like that. The other pieces, the amethyst slab and the hunk of quartz and the tiny quartz point were all a dollar each from different tables of junk sellers. I also scored one of those Himalayan salt candle holders for my aunt, who has been talking about getting one.

janie144
22-10-2011, 03:09
In your first picture, the stone(with the greenish stripe) on the left of the unakite happen to be a rainbow fluorite?

Yes Yetat you are correct it is a fluorite, one of my favourite crystals, I just love all the colous in it, I would really like a bigger piece too :)

Is it me, or do most selenite wands remind anyone else of sexual devices? Not that it isn't beautiful...but, well, you know....just my mind in the gutter as usual, I guess....

ROFL :laugh::laugh::laugh: I am sure I do not know the devices of which you speak })})})

Minotauro
22-10-2011, 11:12
I think the term is use interchangeably. But for me, I treat it differently. Allow me to share my thoughts. I personally feel that before trying to use the crystal one should get to know the crystal.

I will first dim my light, than chant some mantra & sutra (yep, I'm a Buddhist), after which I will try to "clear" my environment from any 'interfering' energy. I light those Tibetan incense sticks (those huge one with herbal mix), than I smudge the incense around my room. After which I will struck my singing bowl until the "ommm" sound came out. Lastly, I will use a space clearing bell and play my CD of "chill out/new age tibetian chants".

In the next stage, I will slowly look at the crystal and try to notice every aspect, chips, nodes of it. Than I will close my eyes and try to remember how the crystal would look like, while at the same time, using my hand to feel the texture of the crystal.

When you clutch your fist tightly together, you will feel your heartbeat. Hold it in your receptive hand until you can feel your heartbeat pulsating through the crystal in your hand. After that, I will lay on my bed and place the crystal in my third eye and try to sleep.

All the while, I'm wearing a herkimer (as shown in the picture) and my moldavite pendant. Since this two stone virtually works with almost every crystal. I didn't really try to meditate with my crystal nor try to program it. I'm more like trying to know it and letting it know me. Something like an "icebreaker".

But on a more practical side, I'm must confess that not every crystal have this "VIP" treatment. Mostly crystal I like/feel connected have such treatment, since it is too time consuming. My own definition of programming is almost the same - interacting with it, but this time round visualize your thoughts, telling your intentions to it.

There is no 100% rule you must follow. We all have our own personal methods of doing things. Let your instinct be your guide. What I'm sharing is just my style and I hope it gave you some ideas what I mean. Just a disclaimer; with or without 'getting to know' the crystal, the crystal will still be giving out its own unique energy. Just like in real-life with or without knowing you, a policeman would still protect you. But sometimes, I feel it is better to get to know the crystal/policeman.
well Im just starting to learn , haha
and I havent mad eup my mind about a lot of things , I'll probablytry all I hear at first and see what " feels right" you know?


I will try that one tonight before I go to sleep and see how my dreams are :) haha

Minotauro
22-10-2011, 11:15
I saw a small egg today at a methaphysical kind of shop today for about 10 dolrs , like smaller than a regular egg , that is expensive right?
there were amathyst and I think aventurine egss of that same size for the sam price , and one wich Im not sure if it is either smoky quarts , milky quarts or some other white stone XD

Minotauro
22-10-2011, 11:17
ROFL :laugh::laugh::laugh: I am sure I do not know the devices of which you speak })})})
OH there is one specific quartz item at my shop wich you girls gotta see....
I'll take a picture as soon as I can XD haha

Bhavana
22-10-2011, 12:19
I saw a small egg today at a methaphysical kind of shop today for about 10 dolrs , like smaller than a regular egg , that is expensive right?
there were amathyst and I think aventurine egss of that same size for the sam price , and one wich Im not sure if it is either smoky quarts , milky quarts or some other white stone XD

that sounds like an inexpensive price compared to some of the shops in my area - small eggs, or small spheres, can run from 20 dollars and up, depending on what they are. Amethyst would be more than 10 dollars, but then, other things matter, such as the perfection of the shape, any imperfections, is it smooth - etc

Bhavana
01-11-2011, 02:09
Picked up this pretty calcite (?) slab - it's about 3" x 5" - yesterday at a newly found crystal and jewelry shop at an indoor flea market. The prices there were low, low, low compared to other shops in my area. This was only $5. It's a lot more sparkly in person, and the camera shows a faded version of the color, which is a soft, muted pale blue. I love it! Have to go back to this store alone. Yesterday i was with someone who was making me feel a little rushed.

Hemera
01-11-2011, 17:45
Oh, Bhavana that is *really* beautiful. And I cant believe it was that cheap! wow what a find!

Yetat
02-11-2011, 00:34
Picked up this pretty calcite (?) slab - it's about 3" x 5" - yesterday at a newly found crystal and jewelry shop at an indoor flea market. The prices there were low, low, low compared to other shops in my area. This was only $5. It's a lot more sparkly in person, and the camera shows a faded version of the color, which is a soft, muted pale blue. I love it! Have to go back to this store alone. Yesterday i was with someone who was making me feel a little rushed.

Nice specimen you have there.

Seeing all your latest purchase give me the urge to wander around my local flea market looking for great deals such as yours. Btw, I too don't like people tagging/following along when I visit a crystal store. I could sometimes spend 1-2 hours rummaging through the collections and with someone beside me (especially when that person is not a crystal fan), makes me feel uncomfortable and hurried to get my purchase done quickly.

Bhavana
02-11-2011, 00:51
Nice specimen you have there.

Seeing all your latest purchase give me the urge to wander around my local flea market looking for great deals such as yours. Btw, I too don't like people tagging/following along when I visit a crystal store. I could sometimes spend 1-2 hours rummaging through the collections and with someone beside me (especially when that person is not a crystal fan), makes me feel uncomfortable and hurried to get my purchase done quickly.

yes, I think flea markets are a great place to look - you have to think, lots of people go thru that new age stage where they get these things - crystals and stuff - and then they tire of it and eventually get rid of them. I also think I am going to start asking vendor if they have tarot cards. On a whim I did so on Sunday, and wouldn't you know it, the guy goes digging in the back of his car and pulls out a Lenormand deck. Maybe the vendors feel funny about putting the cards out on display, that old superstition or whatever about the cards being evil....so I am going to start asking.

And OMG isn't it awful when you find a great store and want nothing more than to take your time looking around and choosing something to buy - and the person with you sighs every 20 seconds and keeps asking if you are ready to go??? Grrrr... I like to shop alone, no matter what I am looking for.

Yetat
04-11-2011, 18:11
Went to my monthly crystal hunting and added a few to my collection.

I combine some existing crystal + brought a couple of crystal with wealth & luck properties to create my small "prosperity" corner:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Corner.jpg
Hopefully their combine properties could bring me some abundance & money :P

And I finally found one of the stone in my wish list. It is a Seraphinite and I placed it on top of my Celestite geode:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/seraphinite.jpg

Hemera
04-11-2011, 20:55
What lovely crystals Yetat! Thank you for sharing. I especially love that Celestite...

Bhavana
04-11-2011, 23:11
Went to my monthly crystal hunting and added a few to my collection.

I combine some existing crystal + brought a couple of crystal with wealth & luck properties to create my small "prosperity" corner:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/Corner.jpg
Hopefully their combine properties could bring me some abundance & money :P

And I finally found one of the stone in my wish list. It is a Seraphinite and I placed it on top of my Celestite geode:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/Solyt/seraphinite.jpg

yetat, they are beautiful. Love the celestite geode too. I only have a tiny little celestite, it's one of those that is very expensive in the larger size at the store I usually go to, and I have yet to come across a more economically priced specimen. It's one of my favorites, though.

...could you tell us what the names are of each crystal, from left to right?

Yetat
05-11-2011, 00:21
What lovely crystals Yetat! Thank you for sharing. I especially love that Celestite...

Thanks for your kind words. That celestite egg geode was one of my "love at first sight" crystal :P

yetat, they are beautiful. Love the celestite geode too. I only have a tiny little celestite, it's one of those that is very expensive in the larger size at the store I usually go to, and I have yet to come across a more economically priced specimen. It's one of my favorites, though.

...could you tell us what the names are of each crystal, from left to right?

Nice to see that we both love celestite. :).

This crystal are rough and non-gem grade versions

The two hexagonal shapes:
Red Colour = Ruby
Black Colour = Sapphire
In front of them = Peridot

The tall orangey quartz point = Citrine
Greenish Rock = Emerald
The huge slab of stone = Multi-Colour Corundum with Rutile aka (Star Sapphire)

Behind the Slab = Carved Clear Quartz Pagoda
In front of the Slab = Carved Jadeite

The 3 roundish stone grouping together = Garnets
Yellowish = Grossular Garnet
Smallest Size = Pyrope Garnet
Reddish = Almandine Garnet

Last one = Imperial Topaz
Huge Brownish Rod = Fulgurite

Most of these stones listed have the properties of attracting wealth, abundance, luck. I placed a Fulgurite infront as Fulgurite is known for prayer enhance and manifestation. Hope it helps.

Bhavana
05-11-2011, 00:32
THANK YOU!!! I love the rough crystals, and like to have them mixed in with the more polished pieces, gives a nice range of texture. You have some beautiful pieces there. I appreciate you giving us the names as well.

Yetat
05-11-2011, 01:18
THANK YOU!!! I love the rough crystals, and like to have them mixed in with the more polished pieces, gives a nice range of texture. You have some beautiful pieces there. I appreciate you giving us the names as well.

You are welcome. Most of my collections are rough crystals.

It is just that I prefer the "wild" & "rugged" look of rough crystals.

When I go for serious crystal hunting in unknown areas, I would bring a jewelry loupes and an UV torch. It is just that I got fed-up with finding tumbled pieces that have been dyed, irradiated, reconstructed, and heated. So in the end, I decided to only purchase raw crystal except for my "pillow & pocket" stones.

If you need me to name any crystals in my previous photos (collection case + quartz corner), feel free to ask me. It is just that I don't want to be seems like spamming this thread with my own collections ID's...