Staurolite, a/k/a The Fairy Cross

Alison L. JamesMystic Crystal Revelations

To hold Staurolite in your hand is to experience a little piece of magic. The name “staurolite” comes from the Greek word “stauros” meaning “cross” and “lithos” meaning stone. Due to the shape of its hexagonal crystals in cross formation, Staurolite … Read More

The Dow Master Crystal

Alison L. JamesMystic Crystal Revelations

Named after JaneAnn Dow by her friend and fellow crystal worker and author, Katrina Raphaell (my Crystal teacher), the Dow Master Crystal is a fairly rare and magnificent quartz crystal find. Its six faces, culminating in the termination point, are formed of 3- and 7- sided … Read More

Variscite

Alison L. JamesMystic Crystal Revelations

The beautiful and luminous green ray of Variscite has already adorned an American postage stamp. It is a stone of Joy, Love and Peace and it can assist you in your trials and tribulations. Variscite connects you to the Earth … Read More

Green Apatite

Alison L. JamesMystic Crystal Revelations

As a gemstone associated with the element of water, Green Apatite is particularly soothing for frayed nerves and stress. Its green ray connects to the physical heart, Mother Nature and to change. Green is the color of abundance and thus this stone … Read More

Aquamarine (Reminder)

Alison L. JamesMystic Crystal Revelations

  This is a quick reminder that the beautiful energies of Aquamarine can be used to assist with allergies and illnesses of all kinds. Carrying, wearing and sleeping with Aquamarine is very beneficial for calming anger, soothing the throat chakra and … Read More

Nuumite

Alison L. JamesMystic Crystal Revelations

    Nuumite is a recent addition to our crystalline lexicon. “New Might” is a good metaphor for this stone! It comes from Greenland and is mined during only a couple of warm months of the year. This unique gemstone … Read More

Opals

Alison L. JamesMystic Crystal Revelations

Opals come in a variety of colors and from all around the globe: white is for purification, pink for emotional healing, blue for calming the mind and body, and black and brown for emotional protection. Some of them exhibit a light … Read More

Black Tourmaline (Schorl)

Alison L. JamesMystic Crystal Revelations

          Black Tourmaline, with its rich mineral content, is a wonderful crystal for aiding a variety of physical ailments as well as ushering in a number of important metaphysical properties. It is an indispensable tool for … Read More

Shungite

Alison L. JamesMystic Crystal Revelations

While Shungite is a relatively new crystal for us in the West, it is nonetheless an ancient stone that is quite powerful. It is found in the Karelia region of Russia (the isthmus between Finland and Russia) where it is … Read More