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A Few Unusual Gemstone Experiences

I was thinking today about some of the most meaningful Gemstones to me, and a few surprising gemstone experiences came to mind.  For some reason my life has been filled with  the most incredible synchronities and experiences. I'll share these few Gemstone experiences with you.  Things and people that are meant to come into our lives have a way of showing up.

 My first gem experience was in 1969 or 1970 as a teenager.  They began selling Quartz pendants in shops, and of cource I was definitely wanted one.  And yet when I would look at them in the shops I got the strong message that this was not  'my' stone.  It was strange! But it was such a strong, though weird, message! And it went even further. It somehow gave me the impression that someday I would find 'my' stone.  That there was a certain quartz stone meant for me.

Over a decade went by. In 1984 I was living in Hawaii and over Easter I flew to California to take part in an unbelievable Healing workshop on a breath-taking hill called Paraiso Hot Springs. There is a chapter in my book describing that whole incredible weekend, with another image also. Anyway!  At this workshop there was a girl and a guy who lived hundreds of miles apart, yet they each wore a crystal that SO powerfully attracted me!  Each crystal pendant was very different, yet there was such an essence -- such a powerful quality about these crystals! I was so excited! And for the first time in 15 years I knew that I had at last found the source where I would get my crystal.

"Where did you get your crystal?!"  I asked the girl. "And who made it?!"  I can't tell you how excited I was and how eager I was for her answer.  But the reply I got baffled me.  It was like my spirit was soaring was hit with a brick wall.  She said that both crystals were made by an American Indian, and then she said that I couldn't get one made by him.  She explained that he lived in a remote reservation inside the Grand Canyon.  He had no phone and only occasionally he would bring a crystal to a random shop.  It could me in any city and any state. "You can't get one by him", she repeated.  

Yet the excitement was still so alive within me!  I knew that I had found the maker of my crystal at last, and that somehow I would get one made by this man.  She had told me his name at the time, but I no longer remember it.

When the workshop was over I went to San Francisco and spent the night with a cousin before flying back to Hawaii.  The next day when my cousin went to work I got out the phone book and looked in the yellow pages for crystal and rock shops.  At that time there were dozens, if not hundreds, of them in the San Francisco area!  Pages of them!  I remember being drawn to one shop in the upper center of the right side page.  I called them up and found out how to get there by bus.  It turned out to be kind of far away, and I had to transfer buses.

So I got out there and it was in an old western style little building that had a high false front.  The shop was set up like a jewelry store, and all the rocks were in locked cases. They were mostly larger gemstone rocks.  When I told the own I was looking for a Quartz pendant, I was blown away by his answer.  "Oh! We have no crystal pendants at all!" he said.  Why in the world didn't I ask him over the phone if he had any?!  I got all the way out there on my one day in San Francisco!  Bu I made the best of it and looked around at tall the lovely rocks before leaving to catch my bus.

On the way out I stopped one more time to look in a free-standing circular glass case.  In the center, on a tiny pedestal, was something I hadn't noticed before!  "Excuse me!" I called to the owner,  "I'd like to see something in this case please!"  I could hardly contain my excitement.  There before my eyes a small Quartz crystal set in gold.  The owner hurriedly came over, glances at the stone and says, "Oh that!  I forgot about that.  A little Indian guy left that a few days ago."

I stood there in amazement!  He said the name, and it was that guy!!!  It's the crystal above.  You can't really see it in this image, but this crystal has one large 7-sided face on the front. This is formation is known as a very special and rare time link crystal.

        This was on of my most recent Gemstone experiences.  And it's really astounding.  Back in November of 2015 I got the impulse to pass on some of my special stones that I don't use a lot.  I have my favorites, and it seemed that some of my stones needed to be with others.  I have so many special stones.

Among the stones that came to mind to sell was one of my several rutilated Smokey Quartz stones.  It is on a shelf of stones beside my bed with the other RQ stones.  After I had made that decision, I woke up one morning and an image of that stone came into my mind.  And a strong impulse seemed to turn my head and focus my eyes on that one stone among the others on the shelf.  I picked it up and examined it, and I realized this was a message that I was meant to keep it.

There are several different types of Rutile that run through gemstones.  There is Black Rutile, which I haven't found that much energy in.  And there is also white Rutile. The first one I got has needle-like threads of white Rutile with very nice energy. Other stones I have contain gold Titanium Rutile.  And I have found that when this gold Titanium Rutile runs through Smokey Quartz it has a very elevated energy, and I have several stones of this type.

That afternoon I was listing other stones to sell.  (I had definitely decided to keep the RQ one.)  This was so bizarre!  Suddenly a voice came booming out of my computer!  I had done nothing to activate any kind of a sound file!  It was a man's voice in the midst of a lecture on Shakespeare and his mystical alchemist friend, John Dee.  An amazing part of this was that it wasn't at the start of this lecture.  This booming sound started with the introduction of Shakespeare's friend John Dee, and gave a most mysterious account.  It described one evening when John Dee got a knock on the window of this third floor meditation room.  He opened the window to find an "angel" hovering there who handed him a Rutilated Smokey Quartz stone!

This whole string of events just blew me away!  There is something very significant about this stone!  I was so captivated with all of this that I told some friends online.  Jeffrey Mishlove, a researcher of spiritual and metaphysical phenomena, emailed me and added another mysterious facet to this whole "episode".  He said that on that very day of November 17 I believe it was, at that very time in the afternoon, he was interviewing Nancy DuTertre on her newest book.  And at that very time Nancy was discussing that very incident of John Dee's!

Jeffrey passed along my email to Nancy and she emailed me.  For her latest book Nancy investigated stories of spiritual visitations throughout history, comparing them with extraterrestrial visits.  Both scientists and other investigators are looking into whether historical accounts of religious events may have actually been extraterrestrial intervention.  Nancy interviewed several people who had encounters with extraterrestrials, and one was reported to say the word "Titanium".  In her research on John Dee's account she also found that Dee was told, as he was handed the RQ stone, that it would not only help elevate his energy but it would also help to communicate with them.

It was such an intriguing string of events!

      Around 2012 in meditation I would "see" and feel myself holding a blue natural stone bar in my hands.  I always, by the way, hold different powerful gemstones in my hands when I meditate.  And actually also when I go to sleep.  I've gotten to the point that I wake up still holding them, and I've found that their energies affects my sleep and "dream life" (as my Steiner professor would call it).  Anyway! So I would see this blue bar in my hands and had no idea what it was.  For months I searched the net for blue stones to try to find what this deep translucent stone was.  I knew it was not sapphire. And it wasn't all the other blue stones I knew: Lapis, Aquamarine, Kyanite, or any other blue stone I found.

Then "by mistake" one day I came across Himalayan or Tibetan Kyanite, and I was amazed!  That WAS IT!!  The Kyanite I had always worked with for decades w
as from South America! It is a light opaque denim blue.  BUT!! Himalayan Kyanite has a deep blue translucent quality!!  So I ordered quite a few bars and then I also ordered both faceted stones and smooth cabochons to be able to wear them.

I have found that this Kyanite has an immensely high spiritual vibration.  For me anyway, it helps me to reach silence and to reach a very deep level in meditation.  As I stated on the top of my Gemstones and Meanings page, you will be able to tap into and use the innate qualities of stones when you develop the ability to "feel" their essence.  And you can begin to open this ability by reading about them, hearing accounts like mine, and using your imagination to begin to open this sense and receptive feeling in yourself.

    In 2008 or '09 I walked past a vendor's booth who was selling gemstones and crystals. One small ball on a shelf drew my attention almost like a powerful magnet.  This little ball, among so many other stones, had SO MUCH energy!  I had to have it, tho I had no idea what it was.  It wasn't Quartz, but was something so interesting with an unusual multi-dimensional quality that you could literally see in it.  Turns out it was a Calcite ball.  The man said he has sold many of them to be used for people with autism.  One of their attributes is to sharpen the ability to focus.  (These Calcite balls are just amazing! I only wish their extraordinary qualities would come across in photos.  You need to see them and feel them for yourself in person.  I have recently found a few more of these balls and will create a page for them on my site.)

This ball had such a mystic and very powerful quality! Gazing into it was like gazing into a little multi-dimensional universe!  Its immense depth can be seen its incredible depth and many layers.  Also when holding it to a light source, rainbows can be seen in it.  I could tell these qulaities are a physical manifestation of its unique and powerful energies.

I was SO blown away with this little stone that I had to have more of them.  I ordered several Calcite balls from a few different sources.  With each order I described qualities that I intuitively sensed were importand and indicative of their energy.  The balls had to be translucent (not cloudy or opaque) and rainbows should be seen in them when held to a light source, and I was assured they would come with these qualities.  But when the Calcite balls arrived, to my great disappointment, they were "lifeless" compared to the first one I had bought!  I realized that Calcite balls must be carefully chosen in person.

It just so happened that a short time after finding that first Calcite ball I met a man who spoke enthusiastically about a gemstone book he had just gotten.  It was written by a clairvoyant Russian lady and her Irish husband.  The woman has a particular gift with gemstones.  It was such a synchronicity that I crossed paths with both the stone and this book at that time.  The book is called "The Element of Harmony" by Nat and Tony Bondar.  At that time Nat & Tony had a website and there was a working email address. The book was only available through their site.  We ended up exchanging several emails and I ordered both their book and their deck of gemstone cards. Each card has a color image of a gemstone with a color depiction of the energy each stone emits.  They are such intriguing images!  Best of all this deck of cards comes with a booklet listing many more gemstones & their attributes than is listed in their book.

The book is very interesting, and gives details of gemstones in seven categories which they call their evolutionary groups.  These are groups of Attractors, Reflectors, Breakers, Balancers, Transformers, Capacitors, and Energizers, and they list 5 to 12 gemstones in each of these seven categories.  Along with each stone in the book is a black and white drawing of its energy patterns as Nat has seen them clairvoyantly, which is very interesting.  And they have a chapter on energetic exercises in working with gemstones.  Calcite is in the group of Energisers.  The little booklet with the cards describes many more stones than is found in the book, and they're listed alphabetically in the booklet with the cards, which is very helpful.

So I got the book and the cards and opened the book to Calcite. There just happened to be a whole paragraph on "Calcite Spheres" and their unique power!  It says that when Calcite is "in the form of a perfect sphere", it can be used with specific exercises to create and manifest changes to one's reality. They are stones of manifestation!  And the Bondars used specific exercises which they created.  I was SO BLOWN AWAY that, just like me, the Bondars had also found these stones to be remarkable and powerful!  They also said in their book that not all Calcite balls are this way, and that they must be carefully chosen in person -- just like I had found.  I was excited to tell them in an email that I had found the same thing.  And I was enthusiastic and excited to learn the specific exercises they had used with the Calcite ball.  Unfortunately the Bondars have vowed not to tell anyone these exercises, fearing that they would fall into the wrong hands and be abused.  

I have recently found a few of these Calcite balls with the powerful energy and I will create a page for them on my site.

     This was an amazing experience.  In early 2012 I was in Phoenix and passed by a verydor's table selling stones. A small crystal ball literally "captured" my attention.  The strong feeling definitely said it was meant to be mine. When I picked it up a distinguished-looking native American came by (who turned out to be a Chief).  He looked at the stone, and I could tell he felt something from it too. 

I put the ball into his hand, and the man was obviously impressed. I watched him as he turned and carefully looked at it.  Then he gazed into my eyes with a very knowing look.  "This stone is meant for You!" he said as he handed it back to me.  Then the girl behind the table said that as she was leaving her house that ball caught her eye.  She had the strong sense that someone would come to her table that day who was meant to have the stone, so be brought it.  "And that someone was you!", she said smiling at me.  (The stone is transparent, except for the dividing streaks forming the triangle and the horse.  It is a totally natural formation within the stone. I wish the clarity showed up in photos. It's much nicer in person.)

When I looked more carefully at each side I was amazed to see a perfect Horse form inside a pyramid or triangle shape.  I was born in the year of the Horse.  And, funny, I remember sculpting horses in a previous life.  They've always been significant to me.  Years later, in 2016, I was sitting on my bed, picked up this ball and held it directly under a lamp clipped above my head.  I was TOTALLY blown away to actually see a lioness form super-imposed on top of a horse form. And in the light that lioness glows in orange!  In the 2nd image you can see the white head of the horse in white above and behind the lioness head. 

I am a Leo with Leo rising.