Stones in Depth

Sacred Red Rocks of Sedona

What’s so special about Sedona?

The beautiful small city of Sedona, Arizona, surrounded by astonishing red rock formations which are really the sand dunes of a prehistoric seascape, is also known for its spiritual energy centers called vortexes (note: the spelling vortices is not used in Sedona). Comprising a circumference of about 22 miles around the town, these centers often give those who visit them the visceral feeling of a ”lift.” Some visitors feel a general sense of spiritual well-being and ...

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More Love Stones

In a previous article entitled The Love Stones, we highlighted Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, and Pink Tourmaline. It is no accident that all of those stones, as well as Rhodochrosite and Pink Opal, highlighted here, are pink. Pink stones not only help to clear emotional stress, they also express the energy of unconditional or universal love and compassion. The vibration of pink helps to reduce aggression as well as promote understanding and empathy.

Rhodochrosite

Representing both selfless love and compassion, Rhodochrosite (alternate ...

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Lodolite (Inclusion Quartz)

Lodolite – also referred to as lodolite quartz, lodelite, lodalite, inclusion quartz, scenic quartz, garden quartz, and landscape quartz – is a clear quartz with inclusions. These inclusions may contain hematite, feldspar, or chlorite, as well as numerous other minerals, adding the colors of green, cream, red, orange, and more to the stone. The “Master Healer” quality of clear quartz amplifies the vibrations of these inclusions, increasing the power of lodolite to amplify any energy or intention.

Lodolite heighten one’s spiritual ...

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Tektite

Formation

When a large meteorite strikes the Earth, tektite may be formed, fusing extraterrestrial stone with melted local rock. The word “Tektite” comes from the Greek, tektos, meaning “molten.”

Tektites may be found on earth within a narrow equatorial belt. Four well-known strewnfields (impact and dispersal sites) exist, and each is home to its own specific type of tektite. The North American strewnfield reaches from Georgia to Texas. The Moldavite strewnfield is located in Europe, while the Ivory Coast on the western ...

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Quartz – The Master Healer

Clear Quartz (also called Rock Crystal), is often called the “master healer” as it can be used for any condition, stimulating the immune system and bringing the body into balance. Its unique helical spiral crystalline form makes clear quartz the most powerful healing and energy amplifier on the planet. The coherence of this crystal strengthens all the energy systems of the body, bringing stability and calmness to the mind. Clear quartz absorbs, stores, releases, regulates and unblocks energy; it can also ...

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Rhyolite

I recently returned from a trip to Iceland, a land of geothermal pools, waterfalls, volcanoes, and rhyolite mountains. The presence of those rhyolite mountains surprised me until I learned how they are formed. Composed of feldspar and quartz, rhyolite has a composition similar to granite but with a smaller grain size. Rhyolite frequently contains voids and glassy fragments, due to its rapid cooling from a molten state. Its beautiful bands, bubbles, and crystal-rich layers form as lava flows onto the ...

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Tiger Eye

Tiger Eye, also called Tiger’s Eye or Tigers Eye, is one of my favorite stones. It was the first stone whose energy I felt – a rush of grounding energy causing me to inhale and exhale deeply. Tiger Eye started me on the path to working with natural gemstones.

Tiger Eye contains the gentle grounding energy of earth and combines it with sun energy. With its vibrant golden color, Tiger Eye is stabilizing, enduring, enhances courage, brings passion and physical strength, ...

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Agate, A Stone for All Seasons

Agate, a member of the quartz family, comes in many colors and patterns. It forms when silica-rich waters seep into cavities created by gas bubbles that become trapped in cooling magma. The silica is deposited in layers from the outside which gradually grow toward the center. The distinctive color bands of some agate specimens have formed due to chance variations in the distributions of pigmented impurities as the mineral progressively solidified. The patterns and colors of agate also vary according ...

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The Love Stones

It is no accident that all of these stones are pink. Pink stones not only help to clear emotional stress, they also express the energy of unconditional or universal love and compassion. The vibration of pink helps to reduce aggression and promote understanding and empathy.

Rose Quartz

Also known as the love stone, rose quartz is effective in attracting love as well as drawing love and relationships toward you. For existing relationships, it will restore trust and harmony, encouraging unconditional love.  If ...

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Tourmaline – The Colorful Healing Crystal

The beautifully hued stone, tourmaline, often serves as a powerful mental healer as well as a wonderful stress reducer. Tourmaline is highly electromagnetic, which works to purify the entire body, including the auric field. Well-known for its ability to absorb tremendous amounts of negative energy, this gem works to dispel conditions of negativity, including fear. Tourmaline may be extremely useful for the protection and grounding of personal energy and also enhances sensitivity and understanding.

Tourmaline consists of a complex silicate of ...

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