The Geology, Varieties, and History of Ocean Jasper® Part One

An Introduction to Ocean JasperTM  by Christopher Lee Matthews (A selection of flat Ocean JasperTM  pebbles showing its range of colors, patterns, and translucency, sometimes even in the same piece.) Looking for the metaphysical properties of Ocean JasperTM ?  Check out my other blog here. What is Ocean JasperTM ? Ocean JasperTM  is a trademarked name […]

She Said: The Metaphysical Properties of Ammonites

WTH are Ammonites? Ammonites are fossils. Fossils are rocks that used to be critters. The organic matter of the critter has been replaced by the rock so the appearance of the critter is more or less maintained in stone. Fossils are old.  Really old.  OMG old.  If you don’t mind, I’m going to remain vague about the […]

She Said: The Metaphysical Properties of Labradorite & Spectralite

Labradorite ranks as one of the stones that is a must have for anyone who uses crystals and gemstones. It has a wide range of uses from daily protection, shielding, energy cleansing, as well as more esoteric uses for spiritual work. What About Spectralite? Spectralite is basically the same stone as labradorite, but it is considered a higher gem quality […]

My Favorite Crystal Healing Techniques

I obviously like rocks.  I can feel the “buzz”, which certainly helps in this field. Over the years I have explored many ways to interact with stone energies.  The following techniques are among my favs. 1) Crystal Grids:  This would have to be my most favorite way to work with stones.  This is fairly advanced work, […]

Fooling with the Deck: Week 14: The Empress (3)

This blog is part of a series on the historical and metaphysical tarot, Fooling with the Deck:  A DIY Journey through the Tarot. (An early 18th century Empress card, from the Jean Dodal version of the “Tarot de Marseille”.  Most 19th century esoteric decks were based on this older pattern.) The Empress is typically the […]

Crystal Stone Grids–What’s the Flippin’ Point?

Crystal Stone Grids: What’s the Point? Sure, they are pretty, but if you are not very familiar with the use of grids, you may be wondering, What’s the point? Ok, I want you to consider for a moment that each type of stone is like a musical note. They are vibrational, after all, and I […]

She Said: The Meaning of Real Citrine

True unadultarated citrine.  It’s ~divine~.  It’s like petrified, golden sunlight.  Natural, As-Mother-Made-It, citrine is actually quite rare.  There is some coming out of Brazil, some from Africa, and some from Madagascar, but most of the “citrine” on the market is actually heat-treated amethyst.  See, they take amethyst that is too light to sell well as […]

She Said: The Metaphysical Properties of Carnelian

I’m not sure why, but I like to say the word carnelian like I’m Doctor Evil from Austin Powers. ~Car-neeee-leeee-annnn~ *Stacie puts her pinky finger against the corner of her mouth* It’s just a fun word to say. I also have to confess to having one of the world’s strangest collections. I collect carnelian specimens […]

Fooling with the Deck: Tarot Week 13: Judgment (20, 2+0 = 2)

This blog is part of a series on the historical and metaphysical tarot, Fooling with the Deck: A DIY Journey through the Tarot. (An early 18th century Judgment card, from the Jean Dodal version of the Tarot de Marseille, after which most 19th century esoteric decks were based.) Judgment, also spelled Judgement, is typically the […]