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FantasyWorld
09-01-2006, 07:01
Okay so,
I had a friend over last week and was showing him my stones:shhh:
anyhoo, he said it felt like some of them didn't want to be together. So today I went out and bought several small baskets instead of 1 larger one and have begun to seperate them by color.
I have stones ALLLLLLL over the house but also keep many together.

What experiences do others have with this and do you seperate your stones??

I buy some from a lady on Ebay who I know would NEVER keep certain ones together but alas I have not bothered with it before.
Do you seperate by warm and cold,color,use,etc?
Other suggestions on storing them would be nice too-I like using baskets because they can "breathe" and can be seen easily but I would like a big basket with dividers or something. I used to keep them in tarot type bags and still keep a few with certain decks but I take certain ones with me here and there on occasion and like to be able to find and see them quickly and easily.

Mention has also been made about keeping healing stones and personal stones together.

sharpchick
09-01-2006, 07:22
I tend to keep protective and charging stones outside of whatever other container, i.e., basket, bowl, etc., that I keep the other stones in. They may just be lying on the table beside the bowl or basket.

I'll mix amethyst with anything, though. I am collecting Scott Cunningham's list of suggested stones corresponding to the major arcana of the tarot, and they are all stored in the same black bag as the collection grows - I am having a hard time finding a piece of amber I really like. When the collection is complete, the bag will be their home, unless I need to get a larger one.

Spheres, eggs and obselisks are displayed on their own, and on stands as needed.

gregory
09-01-2006, 08:07
The only person I know who collects them seriously reckons you put them where they feel right to you. Certainly I wouldn't (in ANYTHING) go by what someone else suddenly comes up with if you were happy with what you were doing before. (unless, of course, they have specialist knowledge that that green one and that brown one together would explode, of course. :eek:)

WhiteRaven
09-01-2006, 11:42
You need to go by what you "feel".....what energies you pick up when you're with your stones...it's about what you feel is right and not someone else....you're good at working with energy....you would feel if it wasn't right....trust yourself first.....always.

Little Eagle
10-01-2006, 16:03
It is easy when working with crystals to seek the advice from a multitude of different people and books. One of th two native american tribes to have used crystals states that you should use each crystal individually at that time. This differs somewhat from the new age thinking of using 7 crystals to clear all chakra's at once. I personally follow the Shaman's code and use each individually. Each then is stored in a red cotton cloth. This is because this is a natural material and also because the colour is at a low vibrational level and this stops the interaction of crystal energy. I only store Quartz, Azeztulite and Phenacite in purple bags as the energy from these stones is of a high vibrational rate.
You could also consider recharging your crystals with Amethyst or the earth once a year by burying them for a couple of days to recharge the Teluric energy. I smudge my crystals and dip them in the sea or rivers on a regular basis. Remember that Natural Citrine and the Kyanite's do not need to be recharged. This some say is also true of Azeztulite and Amethyst but the jury is stil out on that one!
Hope this helps

sharpchick
10-01-2006, 18:16
And remember that some stones, such as selenite (which only has a hardess of 2) and malachite, can be damaged or otherwise negatively affected by cleansing with plain or salt water. For the same reason, you wouldn't use a singing bowl with crystal points.

FantasyWorld
11-01-2006, 19:33
Well, I seperated most of them by color....I don't ususally often take heed to what other people say about certain things but the person who told me about this is a very wise,intuitive person and I enjoyed going about with the stones and seeing if something different might work better...I haven't had much time with them lately.


***Can't a tumbled Malachite be cleansed in salt water? I'm sure I've done it and I don't think it was damamged.......***


ps :angel:
Thinking also about Selenite not being used with salt water, Sharpchick, how do you cleanse yours?

Little Eagle
11-01-2006, 19:50
Try Smudging with Sage, this works a treat and takes a couple of minutes. If you want to re-energise you can then use n Amethyst cluster.

FantasyWorld
11-01-2006, 20:14
Try Smudging with Sage, this works a treat and takes a couple of minutes. If you want to re-energise you can then use n Amethyst cluster.

Yes, I have sage and have used that for cleansing but not as often for the crystals and I do have a small Amethyst cluster and a clear quartz cluster I've set crystals on. Thanks Little Eagle;)

Little Eagle
11-01-2006, 22:08
No worries just pass the crystals through the smoke for several minutes and state your intention with good thoughts. With the cluster set it on the window sill and re-energise over a 4 1 night and day period, once a month. If they are around negativity IE computers then maybe once a week.

Little Eagle
11-01-2006, 22:10
Oops sorry i meant to say a 24 hour period

sagewriter
11-01-2006, 23:49
And remember that some stones, such as selenite (which only has a hardess of 2) and malachite, can be damaged or otherwise negatively affected by cleansing with plain or salt water. For the same reason, you wouldn't use a singing bowl with crystal points.


Hey there, I was just wondering how you use a singing bowl, and why not with points?

I have one, and have never been sure how to use it to cleanse my crystals.

Thanks for the help :)

Emeraldgirl
13-01-2006, 09:19
My stones are pretty much all together in the same cabinet. None seem to be complaining but they are grouped togetehr in terms of colour, family and hardness. As for cleansing I write down what I am going to use them for or that they are resting then I run them three times through the smoke of incense (any kind but I love sandlewood) and then I ring a bell over them to "wake" them up a bit. I was taught this method at a crystal healing course I did. Theer is also the option of moolight or sunlight cleansing which I do every full moon buy putting my crystals out to enjoy the moonlight. Also there is singing bowl and water cleansing but I don't do either of those as I prefer the incense.

sharpchick
14-01-2006, 09:51
Hey there, I was just wondering how you use a singing bowl, and why not with points?

I have one, and have never been sure how to use it to cleanse my crystals.

Thanks for the help :)

Swirling points around in a singing bowl (to make it sing) would very likely break some of the points - that would just be a little too harsh treatment for them. Polished stones, though, shouldn't be any problem.

As to the water cleansing of stones with a hardness less than about 7 or 8 - you can actually dissolve them or at a minumum soften the outer layer of stone. As has been suggested, you can smudge them with no problem. For selenite, I use moonlight to cleanse it. Charging it is not, IMO, a real issue, since selenite is already a very high energy stone and is used to charge other stones.

Sunlight can be used to cleanse stones also - there is a slight risk of fire danger with clear quartz lying in the sun and reflecting on any flammable surface, since the customary recommendation is to leave the stone all day in the sun. Just use common sense with this sort of thing. ;)

Some people also cleanse stones by breathing on them. I don't do that, since I'm a smoker. :smoker:

gregory
14-01-2006, 22:45
Swirling points around in a singing bowl (to make it sing) would very likely break some of the points - that would just be a little too harsh treatment for them. Polished stones, though, shouldn't be any problem.
I doubt if it would do the bowl much good though ? Mine is a lovely very old one I bought in Kathmandu, and if I did collect stones, I couldn't bring myself to risk the gorgeous resonance.... I'd never forgive myself if it became a silent or even a croaking bowl.... :(

sharpchick
14-01-2006, 23:15
I doubt if it would do the bowl much good though ? Mine is a lovely very old one I bought in Kathmandu, and if I did collect stones, I couldn't bring myself to risk the gorgeous resonance.... I'd never forgive myself if it became a silent or even a croaking bowl.... :(

I agree - if I had a singing bowl, new or not, I doubt I'd use it for my stones, but some do, and it's often mentioned as a means of cleansing stones, with the customary warning about points.

FantasyWorld
15-01-2006, 22:21
When I saw the 1st post about the signing bowls, I thought you'd actually put the stone in the bowl and then make it sing to cleanse it not actually use the stone around the edge........

BodhiSeed
15-01-2006, 23:38
When I want to cleanse my stones, I hold my singing bowl over them and play it; I don't put them inside the bowl or use them to play the bowl. When the bowl "sings" there is such an intense vibration that I'm sure it would damage the stones otherwise. I also use this method for cleansing my crystal skull collection.

Many blessings,
Bodhran

sharpchick
15-01-2006, 23:40
When I want to cleanse my stones, I hold my singing bowl over them and play it; I don't put them inside the bowl or use them to play the bowl. When the bowl "sings" there is such an intense vibration that I'm sure it would damage the stones otherwise. I also use this method for cleansing my crystal skull collection.

Many blessings,
Bodhran

Just another reason I love this forum. . . I learn something new every day. In all the stuff I've read about cleansing stones with a singing bowl, I've never seen it described as Bodhran has.

Thanks for giving me a new perspective.

gregory
15-01-2006, 23:49
When I saw the 1st post about the signing bowls, I thought you'd actually put the stone in the bowl and then make it sing to cleanse it not actually use the stone around the edge........WELL - I just got interested and tried this. It's OK - but the sound isn't up to par - there's a sort of sharp undertone, is the best way I can describe it. The stone (not a special one; I am not into stones, but it is a pretty polished one) is probably ever so cleansed though....

FantasyWorld
16-01-2006, 02:33
WELL - I just got interested and tried this. It's OK - but the sound isn't up to par - there's a sort of sharp undertone, is the best way I can describe it. The stone (not a special one; I am not into stones, but it is a pretty polished one) is probably ever so cleansed though....

LOL

I saw a page out of somethings that showed 2 or 3 crystals sitting with rose petals. It was really lovely and I wonder if that would cleanse them or just look nice;) ?

FantasyWorld
16-01-2006, 03:59
I have many crystal books. One is Crystal Enlightenment by Katrina Raphaell VOlume One. On page 29 she says one way to clease and recharge is to place the stone(s) on a quartz cluster with 4 singel terminated quartz crystals with points towards cluster one for each of the 4 directions;north,south,west,east. The points charge the cluster and the cluster charges the stones. She also says the clusters rarely need to be cleansed but when they do to use the water/sun method. Anyone who lives near a creek or ocean,natural spring or otherwise would be wonderful ways to cleanse the stones as well.
She does say in the book though that unless the stones are directly used in healing that probably don't need healing except when you 1st bring them home.
I like to take baths with mine from time to time.
Hardness doesn't matter if the stones are tumbled does it????

I have her Volume two book and just ordered her third book today}) EEK more stuff:D

Also, smoked everyone out the house using sage earlier,LOL!

Tarotphelia
17-01-2006, 08:49
I tend to keep some stones separate just for organization , such as having all the amethyst tumbled stones in one bag .

But last week I had a notion that I should get a small bowl and put some clear quartz tumbled stones in it. And on top of those I put a few of each of all the other stones , making a very lovely rainbow mix on top ! Sitting with a palm on top of the bowl is a nice energizer .

SongDeva
03-03-2006, 00:10
Selenite is another stone that doesn't need to be cleansed.

sagewriter
03-03-2006, 01:37
i managed to organise my crystals using a cutlery tray!! i have others in a bowl by my bed, and some on a shelf. but this is where i keep all the others.

tarotbear
03-03-2006, 02:01
I have my crystals in several small clear plastic divided cases - sort of like what fishing lures get stored itn - yeah - plastic, I know, but I have each stone on a piece of cottom batting, and a small strip of paper with the name of the stone and other pertainent info typed on it. They are very easy to transport this way, and I can find a stone instantly this way. I have a separate case with just chakra stones in it, but I have my stones in rainbow order otherwise.

Rub the rim of my singing bowl with a crystal? :eek: EEEEEK! :eek: NO WAY! I only use the mallet that came with it - tap it lightly with the yarn end and then rub the rubber end around the edge to produce the note.

Bluemanticore
03-03-2006, 05:43
I have my crystals in several small clear plastic divided cases - sort of like what fishing lures get stored itn - yeah - plastic, I know, but I have each stone on a piece of cottom batting, and a small strip of paper with the name of the stone and other pertainent info typed on it. They are very easy to transport this way, and I can find a stone instantly this way.

Tarotbear, that is exactly how I store mine. I've got four of those cases with 24 labeled sections each. I have them mostly sorted by color and element relationships. Like you said, makes it easy to transport and definately easy to quickly find the stone you are looking for.

tarotbear
03-03-2006, 08:05
And you can just pick up the whole case and put them in the window to cleanse them in sun or moonlight. I used to leave them on the windowsill until I needed them.

I never thought to use my singing bowl to clear them, though - it makes too much sense!