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BodhiSeed
10-05-2006, 00:18
I love rocks and gemstones. Mostly I have tumbled stones, but I also collect hearts, skulls and Zuni fetishes carved from stone. So do any of you rock lovers collect specific shapes or forms too, like hearts, spheres, animals, etc?

Many blessings,
Bodhran

redflash
10-05-2006, 00:22
I don't work with crystals anymore but I still have a few, mainly tumbles & a few rough chunks. I bought a tiny crystal skull which arrived this morning, it's green moss agate. It's the first actual shaped crystal I have bought. Haven't got a clue why I bought it, it's just cute !

September Pixie
10-05-2006, 00:28
I also work with mostly tumbled stones. I don't have a preference for shapes but my husband is buying me the heart shaped gems :) I also have some spheres and skulls.. for healing I use mainly the flat based ones as they lay well on the skin :)

a_shikhs
10-05-2006, 01:08
I love collecting rocks and tumbles. i have this huge amethyst pure rock which is beautiful. I mainly use that for meditation. I have amethyst and rose quartz solid heart tumbles which i adore.I have an amethyst pyramid which is my favourite.:)

midnightmerry
10-05-2006, 05:07
I seem to go for spheres, which is really the least convenient shape to collect, if you think about it, beside eggs. You always have to make sure you have a stand or it will roll off the shelf and break either itself or something else. But I love them nonetheless.

jules
10-05-2006, 13:51
I have quite a few tumbled crystals, but lately I have been trying to get crystals in their natural form :)

catlin
10-05-2006, 18:58
I have tumbled stones, spheres, eggs, hearts, donuts, stones carved into animals (cats of course!!) but no skulls (I don't have come across one here in and I don't like to buy gemstones online because I want to hold the stone in my hands before buying it).

SilverCloudedWolf
10-05-2006, 19:10
Most of my collection are tumblies, but I also have a few raw ones, especially quartz points, and clusters. I don't have anything else but I'd like a quartz sphere and maybe a skull, but I havent seen many around (skulls that is).

Silver

sharpchick
10-05-2006, 23:06
I have a lot of tumbled stones. . . I use them on my altars, in tarot bags and boxes, and I wear and carry them. I see those as my "working" stones.

For collecting, I am partial to eggs, spheres, skulls and obelisks.

diane drizzy
11-05-2006, 00:42
Being new to crystals, I'm finding I liked the tumbled stones better. They're more comfortable to hold!
As to carved shapes, I'll pass on that-sounds silly, but there's something disrespectful about it.
Somehow I don't think I'd want to be holding a carved skull for a healing!!

midnightmerry
11-05-2006, 04:48
I think I should clarify. I have a huge collection of stones/crystals/minerals in both raw and tumbled form. These I use for healing/magick, etc. I don't consider myself 'collecting' them although technically that is what I am doing. I think it is because I actually use those stones & just don't have them sitting around for decor, like I do most of my spheres. I use a couple of my spheres for scrying; the rest are decorations.

sharpchick
11-05-2006, 04:54
Being new to crystals, I'm finding I liked the tumbled stones better. They're more comfortable to hold!
As to carved shapes, I'll pass on that-sounds silly, but there's something disrespectful about it.
Somehow I don't think I'd want to be holding a carved skull for a healing!!

I'll use a couple of my new skulls on my Samhain altar. Two of my spheres are used on my esbat altar as representations of the Lady and Lord, primarily for the elemental associations I have with the stones (selenite and black obsidian) but also because they are excellent specimens of each stone, and I also use the black obsidian sphere for scrying.

The carved stones that make me shake my head and say, "to each his own" are the phalluses and vulvae. . . They each have a place in magic for some people though.

diane drizzy
11-05-2006, 08:32
Hi sharpchick-
Actually I was also thinking along those lines myself!
Since it was early in the day I figured I'd keep it PG rated though!

Leleii
12-05-2006, 06:11
I collect spheres, eggs, heart shaped stones and quartz clusters. I have 3 skulls which I called the Trio. I love spheres, it seems that is my favorite
to collect. My tumbled stones are in a big bowl. I keep some tumbles in my tarot bags. Basically I like to look at them and they lighten the vibration in
the house. I keep a couple of tumbles in various houseplants.
Leleii

Sherringham
12-05-2006, 08:39
Most of my tumbles and naturals I use for working, but I do have a beautiful golden calcite sphere which is very powerfully positive which I actually bought more for ornamental purposes, but a crystal is a crystal is a crystal and they like to be used.