OkayÖ I read through this entire thread. You all have some very cool specimens of an assortment of objects of interest. I, too, share a similar fascination with ďthings of the EarthĒ, both for the magical properties as well as the geological/historical factors.
Here is a painting, done by an artist friend of mine. I briefly described to him my vision and entrusted his own vision, and he delivered to perfection.
Here is a photograph of a few of my treasures: A lapis medallion (which has survived much time and tide), raw chunks of citrine and amethyst, and my first crystal (tabular quartz that cracked in half but seemed to actually get stronger), and a cool Eagle Coin my grandma gave me. (I have other treasures at other locations)(maybe post later)
I was into magic and the occultÖ Since I can remember. I think I practiced in different ways, over the course of my life. For me, the writing was always the place where I channeled my energies, the thing that was most important to me. YeahÖ The writing. The New Works. The New Psalms.
I was introduced to crystals by a witchy woman. She let me choose whatever I wanted from her collection. I chose this tabular, and there was one other that seemed to call to meÖ The Tantric Twin. (the soul mate crystal).
I used this crystal to balance my chakras. Specifically my heart and third eye.
I donít want to go too far afield, as I could really fill up some pages with this stuff.
I had a cat. A magical Maine Coon named Magi. I purchased him from a pet store, after going there to acquire a snake (but the reptile section was closed). (it was strange. I suddenly felt the need to have something living around me after some time of predominate solitude.) I ventured into a section of the pet store, as I waited for someone to talk to about getting a snake. I walked past the caged animals and came eye to eye with the creature who would become my companion on a strange journey. (he very much liked laying in pots of illicit trees, as though in a magical forest.)
When I brought him home, he sometimes urinated on the floor and the bed a few times and was very stand offish. I just let him be. I did not try to pet him or pick him up. One day I looked at the paperwork and decoded what I believed to indicate that he had previous owners and they returned him to the pet store. I also perceived that he was abused. I just knew.
It was around this time that I got the Tantric Twin. I would lay in my bed and place it on my forehead and heart (I admit my heart was broken), and meditate. I really felt great powers at work.
One day, after days and nights of working with the crystal, Magi came into my room and made a strange chirping sound (unique to Maine Coons). I opened my eyes and he was looking at the space above my heart, like he could see something. Suddenly he jumped up on the bed and laid directly on my heart, over the crystal.
From that point on his demeanor was very much transformed.
I have some other strange and fantastic stories that revolve around the Tantric Twin/Soul Mate crystalÖ Which perhaps I will share in some form at a later time. I hope you enjoy these pictures and this story?..