The Crystal Bible Volume 1-3 3 Books Bundle
The Crystal Bible Volume 1-3 3 Books Bundle
Crystals, Astrology and Magic
This talk is part of my research into the history of birthstones for a Masters Degree in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology.
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Crystal Blessings – Revisited
It is always such a joy when I hear how crystals have changed people’s lives. When Joginder, who runs the Tree of Life in Birmingham, was introducing me last year he told the story of how he’d been in despair, feeling very lonely and finding it impossible to meet a partner who was on the...
“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”
― John Lennon
On ancient maps wherever there was unknown territory it would be marked ‘here be dragons’, or in the case of ancient Egypt Apep (Apophis), the ‘evil’ serpent of chaos and the trials of the night, would be shown. It was somewhere that only those fortunate proportion of people with the ‘explorer gene’ (thank you Levison Wood for alerting me to that fascinating piece of info*) ventured.
And here you can see the resemblance to a dragon more clearly but is Ra dragon-slaying or being conveyed safely through the starry night? This is the image from which the caduceus, the winged serpent of healing arises.
Dragons have always fascinated me. I loved reading Anne McCaffery’s sci-fi dragon series when I was so much younger. I had a dragon guide during my psychosynthesis work in the late seventies and he’s stayed with me ever since, evolving as I expanded my awareness and delved ever deeper into my psyche. I never found them scary, sad sometimes at how their image had been portrayed over the centuries. But they always kept their sense of humour.
“You can’t map a sense of humor. Anyway, what is a fantasy map but a space beyond which There Be Dragons? On the Discworld we know that There Be Dragons Everywhere. They might not all have scales and forked tongues, but they Be Here all right, grinning and jostling and trying to sell you souvenirs. ”
― Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic
When I sent some baby dragons over to Ireland to Gillian McBriar ready for our exploring the dragon within workshop she said: “Yes I can see these are going to be a challenge. Having 7 of them in the house will certainly prepare me for the course!” I knew exactly what she meant. I once had to banish 27 baby dragons to my storage unit because their chattering kept me awake at night.
But their bigger brothers are hard at work. These particular ones, tucked away in a quiet corner of my house, are working on healing devastated forests around the world.
Dragons have something deeply insightful to teach us about our inner selves and unlocking our innate potential, hence the Belfast workshop. More on that later.
“How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.
So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloudshadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any miseries, or any depressions? For after all, you do not know what work these conditions are doing inside you.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
But the dragons are also elemental beings. I’ve written about them in previous blogs and our trip up the crystal dragon mountain. There’ll be a meeting with the dragons meditation in a future member’s community monthly post. They need tending and nurturing and in turn will nurture us. I had to rescue Pendragon, my natural Celtic Golden Healer dragon from a glass case where he’d been placed to ‘keep him safe’. You wouldn’t believe that a crystal dragon could shrink, but he was wasting away. So much smaller now than he was. I’ve brought him home and he’s perking up, but his protective fire had gone out. It’s easy to forget that these are living beings and they need to interact with us.
Here’s what I wrote about the elemental dragons for my Crystal Skulls book:
‘A powerful representation of transmutation and change, and carriers of timeless wisdom dragons embody auspicious powers, although these differ in eastern and western symbolism. Despite the hostile legends that have attached to them, they are guardian beings. With the exception of the cosmic dragons, dragons tend to have an earthier perspective than the ‘humanoid’ skulls. The cosmic dragons are moving closer to Earth once more and anchoring their consciousness in the skulls.
The elemental dragons
In the western view, the elemental dragons represent the four directions and the five elements, as do different colors of dragon.
According to Alphedia Arara, the metal dragons also work with metals that have been smelted and used in constructions and for flight. One of her dragons communicated:
‘Now that humanity has evolved to create massive metal structures on top of Gaia’s skin, some of us are dwelling in the earth’s atmosphere as guardians of these great metallic structures. Some skyscrapers and buildings we are guardians of, and each aeroplane has a guardian Dragon due to the high aluminium content and other metals used to transport people around the globe.’ (www.dragonwisdomschool.org)
Their stated purpose is to create a greater connection with the metallic kingdom and speed up humanity’s spiritual development. Isn’t that a comforting idea, each plane in the sky having a dragon looking after it? It makes me look forward to my next flight.
Air dragons dance lightly and clepe,
Earth dragons weave through tunnels groined deep,
Fire dragons prance never to sleep,
Water dragons gurgle between banks foredeep,
Metal dragons commingle earth’s structure to leap,
Cosmic dragons the stars in their places keep,
So here’s a few of my current dragon family:
*…the inherent urge to travel can be traced back to one gene, which is a genetic derivative of the gene DRD4, which is associated with the dopamine levels in the brain. The gene itself, which is identified as DRD4-7R, has been dubbed the “wanderlust gene,” because of its correlation with increased levels of curiosity and restlessness, for the most part… The gene is not all too common; in fact, it’s only possessed by about 20 percent of the population. Having said that, there is a much higher prevalence of this gene in regions of the globe where travel has been encouraged in its past. http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/wanderlust-gene-people-born-travel/953464/
Morganna, my Preseli Bluestone dragon skull, carved by Raven. Such a wonderful connection to the natural earth magic of the Preseli hills and the powerful dragon that underlies them. He is awakening. I stood on his eye so I should know!
And then there’s Lulubelle, a white Labradorite dragon who is busy working with the Earth’s higher crown chakras with her friend whose picture appears under the title at the top.
That’s quite enough dragons for now although I can hear a loud clamouring from downstairs as those who’ve been left out strive to be included. Another time perhaps. You can learn how to work with dragons in Crystal Skulls or join us in Belfast to meet your own inner dragons and take home one of the babies with you.
Crystal skulls are human-skull hardstone carvings often made of clear or milky white quartz known as rock crystal. They are allegedly pre-Columbian Mesoamerican artifacts and can be found in the permanent collections of a number of world-class museums, including the Smithsonian and the British Museum.
In occult and metaphysical circles, the skulls have magical and healing qualities:
Anna Mitchell-Hedges (owner of a particularly famous skull) claimed that the skull could cause visions and cure cancer and that its magical properties could be used to kill.Drunvalo Melchizedek claims in “Serpent of Light that” he stumbled upon descendants of the ancient Mayans who possess crystal skulls for use in religious ceremonies in Yucatan temples.Jamie Sams writes of the skulls association with Native American mythology.
In this book, best-selling occultist and crystal expert Judy Hall provides a basic primer on crystal skulls:
What they are, Where they are found, Their role in legend and lore around the world, Their uses for physical and psychic healing
Also included here in this stunning introductory text is an examination of the prominent skull keepers of the past 100 years and how to use and communicate with a crystal skull.
This is a terrific book for those interested in occult and ancient mysteries and/or the power of gems and crystals.”
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