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Red Emma
10-09-2003, 04:48
I accessed the crystal site (the Cool Stuff one) mentioned earlier and found several listed which might be useful for me. The thing is, I don't know what to do with them. Tape them to the affected spot? Carry them in my pocket? Use them for meditations?

Goddess Bless

All Is One
12-09-2003, 03:58
Have been gone way too long from here...could you give me a link to the crystal site you mentioned?

Thanks,

wavebreaker
12-09-2003, 04:22
I just wear them. Either in my pocket, or as a bracelet or a pendant on a necklace.

I'm sure there are other ways of using crystals, but I found this to be the simplest way. ;)

catlin
12-09-2003, 16:39
I also use them to inhance tarot spellwork or tarot readings.

Sulis
12-09-2003, 18:39
I've used them in spellwork as a sort of focusing device for my visualisation.

I've also made a couple of people crystal charms. I made my sister a fertilitly charm out of a bracelet made from jade beads.

Crystals can be 'charged up' with energy, I think that that is how a lot of people use them in spellwork.

Love and light

Crystalmynx xx

All Is One
13-09-2003, 02:47
Some of my favorite ones are the ones I keep set aside -

I lay them out in combinations or singly - on the spread cloth during readings.
Certain darker ones (large smoky topaz, for instance) take on candlelight beautifully.

Red Emma
13-09-2003, 06:33
Originally posted by catlin
I also use them to inhance tarot spellwork or tarot readings.

And exactly how do you use them? Hold them in your hand? Set them on your altar? Other?

Sorry to be so dense, but this is a new field for me.

Goddess Bless

All Is One
13-09-2003, 15:23
People use them with readings in all kinds of ways, but any contact with your chosen crystals before during or after a reading, held, or laid out in any way you like... through meditating on specific types, among other things, the possibilities are endless and there are a lot of good places to find suggestions. On AT, the net, and more books than you can shake a ... topaz at.

I am certain there are many people on AT that have more experience than I do with crystals who can give you more specific help.

I know you will find it creates whole new levels for your tarot experience.

sirona86
13-09-2003, 17:42
i am in the midst of reading Michael Gienger's book, Crystal Power, Crystal Healing and amongst some of the ways of using crystals he mentions is meditating with the chosen crystal at eye-level, or meditating with laid-on stones. some of the positions on the body he recommends to place crystals are between the eyebrows( third eye), heart, solar plexus and the lower edge of the pubic bone.

crystals can also be worn, like amulets , or even placed on the tongue one or two hours before meals

All Is One
14-09-2003, 01:00
For ideas on various crystals and their uses in water - and ones that are actually poisonous- there is an old thread on this under Crystals & Herbs (I think) and it was maybe as long as a year ago, maybe someone knows how to find it... I would refer someone to it before putting anything in the mouth, although I had never given it any concern before, several people who know quite a bit gave exact lists on which crystals and what can happen!

The Thread was called something esoteric like "Crystals & Water" ;)

Actually ~ a great source of information on uses of crystals all the way around would be to go back as far as possible in the AT threads on the subject!

CompassRose
14-09-2003, 12:39
I think the question you want here is "how do YOU use crystals?" Cos I know as many ways to use crystals as I know people who use 'em.

I, f'rinstance, usually just carry significant rocks around in my pocket. And I have a couple of quartz points and one or two other things on my computer at work, doing specific things.

But then there are people who lay out coloured stones in patterns on the body, according to chakras or other systems, with intent to heal or balance... people who charge water or liquid with the energies of various stones in various ways... people who can't sleep unless they lay out particular stones in particular positions near their beds... people who keep charged stones with all their ritual tools...

Honestly, my feeling is that anything that works for you to get you the energy interchange you need from the stone, works for you. You can get ideas from what other people do, but their answers aren't your answers.

amyel
15-09-2003, 03:08
I use them in jewellary. As earrings or a pendent (I don't wear many bracelets or rings, but that's just me). I picked up a beautiful pendent on one of my last business trips. It is a inverted triangle of opal - quite large, actually - with a cabochon of garnet at the top. It reminds me of a very stylized image of goddess.

I guess my point is that there are many ways to draw on the energy of crystals & gems and how you use them is up to you. I'm not one for ritual, so wearing them is easiest for me.

Red Emma
17-09-2003, 10:47
Thanks, guys, especially CompassRose. It gives me stuff to think about. I guess I'll have to do some experimenting.

Goddess Bless

Dexter
21-09-2003, 00:19
I love my crystals and I carry them in my pocket, purse, in my car and also wear them as pendants or earrings. I have researched the appropriate crystals for my sister and gave her a pendant which she wears constantly other then when she recharges it. I also keep one on my desk at work. I have a crystal pendulum which I use to cleanse my Tarot decks after readings and also to help if some one is not sure exactly what question they are wanting an answer to before a reading. Holding the pendulum over the cards will draw down to the card that will be most helpful.

The book I found the most helpful is "Crystal Power, Crystal Healing The Complete Handbook " by Michael Gienger. It not only talks about what crystals to use by colour, chemical compositon, spiritual etc it talks about how crystal are made and why they work. I love this book.

Enjoy your crystals. You will be amazed how helpful they can be.

miss_apples
05-11-2003, 11:00
I usually use them in spells. Currently I am wearing a little pouch necklace I made from some black felt and a black leather cord and it holds a good sized rose quartz heart shaped stone.

funkyvixen
14-11-2003, 02:27
I "charge" suitable crystals for specific uses (eg, a sodalite to help insomnia). Also wear various crystals, either as a pendant or i have a small metal spiral cage that i can wear as a pendant and put any tumblestone in, its cheaper than buying lots of different pendants! Also in specific spells or rituals, healing......i have amethysts sitting on all electrical equipment to absorb their radiation and keep it away from me......as someone said there are as many ways to use crystals as there are people who use them (probably more!). Your best bet would be to do some reading up around the subject in books or on the web and then try methods out yourself, see what works for you.

blessings, fv xx

poivre
24-11-2003, 08:22
I put mine in my pockets , in my purse , in my closets. I carry them in my pockets just for grounding or protection. I just feel safe with them. I buy them whenever I'm in a store that carries them. I just like them & that's all I do with them is collect them.

Majecot
22-12-2003, 03:30
I only know a little bit about crystals, but I have a carved wooden box that I keep them in, lined with an embroidered hanky my mama made, and that sits on my dresser. If I have had a stressful day I move it to my nightstand and open the lid, ( I have hematite, rose quartz and clear quartz, amethyst along with an unidentified green stone that I think may be malachite in the box) I have hematite and clear quartz that I carry with me to use as worry stones. They had an nice little thumb print in them :)