The Witch’s Desk: Books, Crystals, Healing, Enchanting Jewelry, Etc.

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All questions are posted as received, no editing (except to delete identities), as all questions are posted anonymously.  You can contact me through the submission form in the side-bar on the home page at my website The Witch’s Corner.  (Hopefully I haven’t repeated any questions I’ve already answered in a previous blog post, but if I did, I fall back on my Best-Excuse-Ever…I’m a post-menopausal woman– my memory is toast.  This is my story, and I’m stickin’ to it.)

1)  i need your powerful books and crystals,,so help me out.i waiting for your reply.thanks

I’m more than happy to pass on a link to my books: click  Here

As far as crystals are concerned, I’m not sure what you’re talking about.  All that I recall having up, as far as crystals go,  are some crystal pendulums; though I have a big website, and I’ve been busy writing and with other projects, so I haven’t updated my online shops for quite a while.  This will be a future When-I-Get-More-Money and When-I-Have-More-Time project.  click  Here

2)  So I recently Bought a Ring, and I want to Channel Energy into it that will give me a Boost in Confidence and Courage. Thus making me able to be more sociable in crowds. I was wondering If you had any Advice on the matter, sites I could Look at, or tell me how and what I need to complete this ritual. thanks in advance if you decide to reply. ~D 

Very cool!  You’ll find an explanation for enchanting jewelry at the top of  This Page.  And this little tidbit of info (which I’m copy-pasting here) can be found at the bottom of said page.

3)  Hi! I would like to order a spell from you. Just in case asking is it possible. I would like to get a healing spell. Im nicely going to doctors also but im very hopfull with casting spell, because i think i need extra help. Is it possible to order spell for healing or banishing illness? as i live in Estonia in Europa sometimes its not possible to get all things (herbs or oils) I would be very happy and lucky if you can help me 🙂 With best wishes

I’m so glad to hear that you’re continuing with solid mundane Medical Care.  This is so important, and I can’t emphasize it enough, whether you’re going  to incorporate magickal spells or any other form of holistic healing into your regimen– don’t stop seeing your medical doctor, and don’t stop taking prescribed medications.

Actually, I don’t sell spells.  However, I do offer a service in which I help people put spells together for specific intentions (Spell Consultations), and you’ll find more information on the topic at this link: click  Here

You’ll also find a whole slew of Free Spells at this blog.  Here’s a link to Health & Healing Spells, click  Here

Estonia!?!  🙂

 

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The Shattered Soul

I’m reading D.J. Conway’s book, “By Oak, Ash, & Thorn: Modern Celtic Shamanism”.  Within it I found a fascinating topic, and the reason why some people are the way they are; why they seem to have to go through, or put themselves through, a ‘trial by fire’.  It’s in a chapter called “The Shattered Soul”, pg. 167……

“…Every shamanic culture teaches the value of what is called soul-retrieval.  This practice is one of the least understood methods of shamanism.  It does not mean, as the orthodox religions interpret it, total loss of the soul. Rather it recognizes that traumas, personal tragedies, illnesses, and crises can often shatter off a piece of the soul, leaving the individual feeling not quite all there.  This feeling may well be the origin of the saying, “being beside one’s self.”  This separation can open the body to illnesses, the mind to confusion and uneasiness, and the life to disorganization and disruption.

In the cases of comas and long periods of unconsciousness, the shaman may well have to retrieve a greater portion of the soul.  In these instances, the soul may have withdrawn as a whole or have shattered into a myriad of pieces, each of which will have to be found and encouraged to return…

…With the pressures and dangers of our present society and the state of the world, it is no wonder that a great many people are trying to function under conditions of partial soul-loss.  They feel lost, out of it, not all there.  They are constantly searching for something that they can’t quite put into words.  They try to find it through drugs, alcohol, sex, frantic activity of work and play, and/or life-threatening pastimes, but nothing fills the void…”

D. J. goes on to explain just how you can recognize a shattered soul, and she also takes you through the shamanic journeys necessary for healing (the most important part of this chapter, in my opinion).  The things to look for, those things connected with a shattered soul include:

“1.  Chronic depression

2.  Difficulty with being ‘present ‘ in the body

3.  Feeling numb or apathetic

4.  Trouble resisting illness

5.  Chronic illness as a child

6.  Memory gaps

7.  Addictions

8.  Frantically trying to fill life with external activities or people

9.  Difficulty getting your life back together after a broken relationship, loss of a job, death of a love one, etc.”

Balancing the Chakras

I may have posted this information sometime ago, but someone needs it, and I’m going to re-post…This is actually faster than looking it up.  For more information on the chakras, click  Here

             


Balancing the Chakras is very simple, although it will require a few stones, a pendulum, and a healing crystal.

 Balancing the Chakras

 

 
The stones I prefer to use for this process includes:

 Hematiteroot chakra

Carneliansacral chakra

Citrinesolar plexis

Rose quartzheart chakra

Blue lace agatethroat chakra

Sodalitethird eye

Amethystcrown chakra

 Make sure the recipient of this charka balancing session is reclining comfortably.  Place a small pillow under their head and one beneath their knees if they wish, to relieve back strain.

Before I begin, I explain to the recipient what I’m going to do, and I use this opportunity to assure them they can place the stones for the root chakra and the breast chakra (if the client is female) themselves.

To lay the stones, begin at the feet with a smoky quartz, if you choose to use this stone in this position.  This is a good practice to facilitate grounding.  Otherwise begin at the root chakra, placing the hematite stone, or having the client place the stone, on the pubic bone.

Everyone’s body shape is different, and it may be awkward or impossible to get a stone to lie in this spot for some people.  If that is the case—the body, in this position, forms a ‘Y’; place the stone at the base of the ‘v’ formed by the crease of the legs, at the top of the thighs, and at the base of the genital area.

Place the carnelian stone over the sacral chakra, the lower abdomen.  In women, this would be where the womb and ovaries are located. 

Next, is the solar plexus, located approximately three inches above the naval.  Here, place the citrine crystal. 

At the heart chakra, between the breasts, you’ll lay a stone of rose quartz.  If your client is a female, she may be more comfortable placing this stone herself.

To lay a stone for the throat chakra, place the blue lace agate at the base of the throat, in the hollow that you will generally find here.

The third eye chakra can be found between the eyebrows and just slightly above them.  Gently lay the sodalite stone in this spot.  Occasionally you will have a client who feels the weight of this stone, no matter how small, very acutely.  Be careful in placing the stone in this very sensitive spot, and reassure the recipient that sensations she/he may feel are not unusual. 

For the crown chakra, you will want to take your amethyst crystal and lay it gently on the pillow just above the client’s head.  Tuck it up close so that it’s in contact with the body.

There, you have your crystals and stones in place.  Allow the client to remain laying in this position for 15-20 minutes.  It helps to set the tone if you have some soft ambient music in the background, perhaps a subtle incense, and low lighting or candlelight.  It also helps the client to relax if they feel secure, that their privacy will not be violated, and that they will not be interrupted.

Make sure your client knows that if any of the stones happen to slip from their position during this process, they should leave them lay and not try to replace them.  This often means that the stone’s work is done.

After 15 or 20 minutes, we’ll now check the chakras for inconsistencies in their energy. 

I personally prefer a pendulum for this process, and you may find that this works well too.   

   

Checking the Chakras:

Beginning at the root chakra and working your way up hold the pendulum a few inches above the body and give it a few moments to work.  If it swings back & forth, side-to-side to the body, it means that this chakra is blocked.  If the pendulum swings back and forth head-to-toe, in line with the body, it means that the chakra needs to be re-energized but is not blocking the passage of energies from the other chakras.  A positive movement of the pendulum, which for me is a circle, means that this chakra is just fine.You can proceed two ways– either by automatically re-energizing all the chakras, regardless of your pendulum findings; or simply by re-energizing and unblocking the problem chakras.  When you work on any of the problem chakras, remember to check them again with your pendulum once you’ve cleared and re-energized them.  If you’re really thorough, and your client hasn’t been laying flat for an uncomfortable length of time, you can recheck all of the chakras at the end of this process.

To clear and re-energize the chakras, I use a three inch clear quartz crystal point. 

First, remove the negative energy and etheric trash from the chakra:  Lay the quartz crystal in your receiving hand with the point away from you; place your projective hand, facing downward, at your side, aimed towards the ground to harmlessly disperse this negative energy back to the earth.  Hold your receiving hand just above the chakra you’re working on and slowly begin to move this hand with the crystal in it in small counter-clockwise rotations, lifting it higher and higher from the body as you do.

You may or may not notice strange physical sensations with the actual movement of energy.  Some people do and some don’t.  Just because you may not feel any physical sensation, it does not mean that what you’re doing isn’t working—the energy just may be very subtle and you’re not picking it up. 

Once you’ve ‘pulled’ the negative energy out of the chakra, and you feel that it’s as cleared as you can get it, you are going to re-charge it with positive energy:   Take the clear quartz crystal and place it in your projective hand with the point facing towards you.  Hold your receiving hand out to your side, palm up to draw positive energy inward.  Holding your projective hand containing the crystal a ways above the chakra that you’re working on, begin to move this hand in small ever-widening clockwise circles, moving closer and closer to your client’s body and the chakra.  Stop just above it.

Circle the area as often as you feel you need to, and at slower or faster speeds, until you feel that enough positive energy has moved through your receiving hand, along your arms, and exited through your projective hand and the crystal into the client’s body.

Now you can use your pendulum to check the energy of this chakra.  Hopefully all is well and you’ll be able to move on to the next chakra; if not, repeat the process until you get a positive reading from your pendulum letting you know that the chakra has been properly cleared and reenergized.

Make sure that throughout this process you remember to ask your client from time to time if they’re comfortable, and don’t make anyone lay on their back for too extended a period.  Some people with blocked energy and unbalanced chakras may need more than one session to clear things up.

Once you are finished and have reached the end of this session with your client, remove the stones that have been placed upon the chakras at the beginning of the session, do so starting with the crown chakra and work your way down.  Removing the stones in this progression, ending with the hematite stone at the root chakra, or the smoky quartz if you’ve placed one at their feet, facilitates grounding.

 
©  Amythyst Raine 2010
(All Rights Reserved)

 

April– Health & Healing, Crystal Therapy, Spells & More

The April newsletter is up and out

at The Witch’s Corner

 

I’ve added a new section this month:

 

Crystal Therapy

 

I’ve started a new section in our newsletter this month, and I hope to expand on this topic.  In future issues we’ll look at how to make tinctures from crystals for therapeutical use– both direct and indirect tinctures, and we’ll look at other ways to use the energy of crystals for healing.  We’ll also take a look each month at what crystals may work for which ailments.

 

This month we’re going to take a look at five stones—Ocean Jasper, Citrine, Garnet, Peridot, and Aquamarine.

 

Herbs


This topic this month is health and healing, and you’ll find herbs listed, not only for healing, but also to maintain health.

 

Spells of the Month

 

The need for healing spells includes all members of the family and this means our pets, too.  So you’ll find a St. Benedict’s Healing Spell for Animals.  The second healing spell connects our body ands its functions to astrological correspondences.  The second spell will teach you how to make astrological healing waters using these correspondences.

 

Kitchen Wytchery

 

In keeping with our theme of health and healing, you’ll find a list of foods that are conducive to healing, along with a ‘healing’ recipe.

 

Tarot Tips

 

If you haven’t already heard, beginning April 1 I’ll be giving live telephone readings.  You’ll find more information on this topic in the newsletter.

 

Also—you’ll find links to merchandise for Wytchy Wares, Creations by Isabella, and Enchanted Jewelry with some updates listed and new things coming up that you might want to watch for.

 

To view the April Newsletter, go to:

 

http://ladyamythyst.webs.com

 

And click on “Monthly Newsletters” in the menu.

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