Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Know Your Prosperity Stones # 11: Chevron Amethyst

Chevron Amethyst is an inexpensive, easily tumble-polished stone that is sometimes called Banded Amethyst for the pattern of white and purple chevron (V-shaped or shield-shaped) stripes. Over the years I've swapped or sold hundreds of pounds of it, although I've held back a small amount for my personal use.

The photograph shows a large, uncut Chevron Amethyst "tooth" as well as a number of polished stones we recently pulled out of the tumbler at Peachfront Press.

Amethyst isn't always the first stone that comes to mind these days when we talk about prosperity workings, and I have to ask why. In days of old, purple was the royal color, and Amethyst was a stone associated with kings. I've heard a theory that the large Amethyst finds in South America during the Age of Exploration caused the perceived value of the stone to fall in price, especially compared to ancient times when it was considered to be a precious gem. Now, like other Quartz stones, it is truly one of the most affordable and accessible gems.

And Chevron Amethyst can be the most affordable version of all, since it frequently appears as a small tumbled stone in rock shops where it is often sold for a dollar or two. It's a friendly stone with an accessible vibe, available to all and not in the least bit snobby despite Amethyst's ancient association with royalty.

Can it open the third eye and help you gain insight into real-world financial situations? Well, yes and no. It isn't going to take over the job of balancing the checkbook or reviewing your accountant's spreadsheets. But I believe if you keep it near, perhaps as a pocket stone, you may quietly gain a new clarity of thought. Try it and see. The price is certainly right.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Mystery Agate in Peach and Purple

We've been diving deep over the last few months at Peachfront Press, and we'll soon have exciting news about the upcoming book, as well as supporting audio meditations. When you experiment with crystal magick, you can't take any shortcuts. There's a lot of working the stones to see what results you get-- a lot of tinkering and adjustments, a lot of trial and error.

Here's an interesting batch of peach and purple Agates from an unknown source that we recently pulled out of the tumbler. The peachy / orange color combined with purple speaks to me in mysterious ways, but I'm not sure yet what the message is. Feel free to drop me a line if you have any suggestions.

The oddly harmonious blend of peachy orange and lavender seems to stimulate the imagination... but to what purpose? Only time and testing will tell.