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Author Topic: Looking for a couple stone/crystal ideas  (Read 2249 times)

Katefox

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Re: Looking for a couple stone/crystal ideas
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2012, 09:00:37 pm »
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This isn't a stone per se, but what about coral for water? (Although I have no idea how easy it would be to get, unless you live near a beach, or know someone who does.)

 
That does make sense, and it crossed my mind, but I feel an intuitive 'that's not right' about coral.  Maybe because it's not a rock, exactly, or maybe for some other reason I can't pin down.  But I'm inclined to listen to that intuition.

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Re: Looking for a couple stone/crystal ideas
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2012, 09:22:27 pm »
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Order is lodestone.  Lodestone is naturally magnetic rock (an iron ore, if I remember right).  This reminds me of Order being representative of gravity.  Of course, magnetism and gravity aren't the same thing at all, but they are both forces that keep things stuck together.

 
I was talking about this with my boyfriend, and he pointed out that a stone representing Order really ought to be a crystal, as crystal structures are very much ordered.  That makes too much sense for me to ignore, much as I want an excuse to buy myself some lodestone (because I think naturally magnetic rock is pretty neat).  So I've decided to use some clear quartz for Order instead.  Quartz is kind of neat anyway for how much its used in science and technology, as well as how prevalent it seems to be for magical and metaphysical things.

I've also been thinking that for Chaos, I could use some agate, at least until I find something better.  Along with the fact that I happen to have some (I used to live in a city with an agate mine), it's a bit of a mixture of two different kinds of rock.  The agates have quartz, probably amethyst (the city also had an amethyst mine) crystals inside them.  A rock mixture strikes me as more chaotic than a single kind of rock.  Although I do have a feeling there's something better I can use; I just have to find it.

And I ordered most of my rocks today, so I'm kind of excited for when they arrive in a few days. :)

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Re: Looking for a couple stone/crystal ideas
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2012, 06:47:23 am »
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Shale represents the water to me because it filters the streams around here and lines banks and beaches and it skips the best of any rock. Sedimentary. It can't form without water really.

 
I thought of shale, too, as a sedimentary rock formed when flowing water deposits sediment in thin layers--and it often has the ripple patterns you might expect at the bottom of a river, like the motion of the water is printed in it forever.
You might also consider something like sandstone, or limestone--limestone is, after all, formed from materials that were once the remains of corals and other sea creatures, often contain fossil marine life, and, in general, used to be at the bottom of seas.
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Re: Looking for a couple stone/crystal ideas
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2012, 07:24:22 pm »
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I'm hoping I can tap into the Cauldron's cumulative knowledge of rocks and crystals.  I need some ideas.

I think you have great advice already. I recently discovered Shungite online and it is possibly instrumental in life even being on earth, so maybe chaos? Anyway, I met some one who introduced me to crystal grids and it is pretty fascinating. You could exalt one or another element in the crystals, with perhaps a picture or an intention -- all on the shelf: http://crystal-cure.com/article-crystal-grids.html
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Re: Looking for a couple stone/crystal ideas
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2012, 11:55:32 pm »
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I think you have great advice already. I recently discovered Shungite online and it is possibly instrumental in life even being on earth, so maybe chaos? Anyway, I met some one who introduced me to crystal grids and it is pretty fascinating. You could exalt one or another element in the crystals, with perhaps a picture or an intention -- all on the shelf: http://crystal-cure.com/article-crystal-grids.html

 
That shungite is interesting, although I do find it weird (and kind of amusing) that googling it gets alot of sites claiming it will cure just about anything, and generally has amazing powers.

That crystal grid looks like an interesting idea, too.  Thanks. :)

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