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Originally Posted by MCsea
Dr JOnes - Key Word Preparation

Element Flint
Discussion Flint (or flintstone) is usually dark-grey, blue, black, or deep brown in color. It occurs chiefly as nodules and masses in sedimentary rocks, such as chalks and limestones. A type of quartz, this material was one of the most commonly used materials for the manufacture of stone tools during the Stone Age, as it splits into thin, sharp splinters called flakes or blades (depending in the shape) when struck by another hard object (such as a hammerstone made of another material). It remained an essential mineral resource for making fire. However, a later related major use was to create the spark that would ignite the powder that would fire a ball or bullet from a flintlock firearm. Flint mining is attested since the Palaeolithic, but became more common since the Neolithic (Michelsberg culture, Funnelbeaker culture).. It comes in a range of different colors from red, grey, blue to black with white bands. Traditionally flint stone is a stone for strength and healing...

Ideas I get for this symbol -
conversation information fast talker collect and network books letters explore the realms of knowledge meditation and control hunting sport compromise - bending the bow edgy target.
Marina, when I read of the Element Flint, something went buzzing in my ear! My son was a rock collector in his younger years and even tumbled them to make them bright and shiny. But one of his most prized possessions was flint! To this day a jar of flint still sits in his room.

Of course, this had me spiralling, thinking, searching. It has been said that Chronus or Saturn's sickle was made of flint! Then as I dug deeper, I discovered that the Sceptre of Maat in Egyptian mythology is said to be made of flint and named "Giver of the winds"!!!

I also thought of flint as a form of boundaries - of what is 'Mine' - or of 'Keeping Things Out'. A Boundary is at the Edge - where things face each other, push against each other, and possibly blend into each other.

I find this placement this connection exciting because we don't have any idea yet what will happen there!!!!

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