A Frog in a Bucket

13th December, 2017 Miscellaneous

Image: www.froglife.org I was emptying a bucket of Sea Foam Flint when the sludge in the bottom bounced. Repeatedly. Peering into the mud, a tiny frog was revealed. Presuming that it wouldn’t be able to get out without assistance, I took the bucket into a flower bed and tipped it at an angle, propped by a rock. I wanted to leave some water available as there’s no garden pond nearby and the river would be quite a hop for such a tiny creature. It had clearly arrived from somewhere wet....

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Lighting the depths of winter: Iolite and Sunstone

7th December, 2017 Miscellaneous

  “Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. ” ― Edna St. Vincent Millay When I tried to insert an Iolite and Sunstone photo here, this is what came up. Clearly this is a uniting above and below stone! And one that is perfect for helping us to explore the luminescent darkness of winter, illuminating our way with vital sun-energy. It is the perfect stone to overcome the winter blues. Sunstone and Iolite can be beneficial in helping the being to see out of the...

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The Evil Eye. A sincere form of admiration?

29th November, 2017 Miscellaneous

  I know him by the evil eye That aids his envious treachery; I know him by his jet-black barb           The Giaour, Lord Byron I’ve just been reading Victoria Hislop’s Cartes Postales from Greece. I thought I’d join her on a nostalgic pilgrimage through unexpected places in Greece that I’ve enjoyed in the past. Her affection for the country and its people brings the places to life so vividly. I travel with her, seeing afresh through her eyes. I never...

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‘Cursed be he who moves my bones’

20th November, 2017 Members Community

Shakespeare’s gravestone (Image c. Staffordshire University blogs) Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare, To dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, And cursed be he that moves my bones.                    William Shakespeare’s grave epitaph. It seems that Shakespeare wasn’t the only person to warn against moving his bones. It was an ancient Egyptian practice. Tombs were sacred space, homes for the...

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Moving On

15th November, 2017 Miscellaneous

I bring thee a casket of jewels fair… Gather them all for your spirit’s shrine… They are gems from the boundless mine of thought!           The Language of Gems Miss H.J. Woodman c. Judy Hall In the 1970s I used to buy my crystals in Southend-on-sea. It was an extraordinarily tiny shop. Sawdust on the floor like an old-fashioned butchers, oil drums of unwashed crystals stuffed in anywhere and everywhere. No order to it. Nothing carved or shaped. A few tumble stones...

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The grave of giants or a megalithic time portal?

5th November, 2017 Miscellaneous

One of the attractions of going to the Netherlands to facilitate crystal workshops was the promise of visiting ‘the hunebeds, our local sacred sites.’ We were two hours north of Amsterdam in Drenthe, an area I’d never thought of in connection with passage-grave constructions. But there they were, all 54 of them although we only had time to visit a few. The hunebeds were constructed over 5000 years old ago by Neolithic farmers, before Stonehenge or the pyramids were thought of....

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