One of my co-workers at the Crystal Shop is a Shaman. Before working at the shop, the word Shamanism was foreign to me. The word ‘Shaman’ originates from the Tungus tribe in Siberia. It is not just used in recognizing this tribe’s “magical practices”, but the ancient spiritual practices of all indigenous people. Shamanistic practices revolve around a heightened state of consciousness and a deep connection to nature.
Through ceremonial practices, such as drum circles or dances, one can experience spiritual journeying. This is where our consciousness minds travel to different realms of reality to gain information, sometimes about themselves or past lives, other times to learn ancient wisdom from the great spirits.
Certain crystals are connected to Shamanism, and can help in accessing the ability to journey. Through meditating with these stones, we too can access these other realms.
Red Calcite – Removes stagnate energy and dissolves blockages. Speeds up spiritual development and growth. Opens higher awareness, psychic abilities, channeling, and out-of-body-experiences.
Pietersite – Centers spiritual body. Reminds us that we are spiritual beings on human journeys. Helps in accessing higher states of consciousness and awareness. Promotes spiritual visions and shamanic journeys.
Black Tourmaline – Clears, balances, and protects your energy. Brings protection during shamanic rituals. Keeps you grounded during spiritual journeying.
Nummite – Helps in stealthy travels of lower world journeys. A powerful protection stone, it helps in retrieving lost soul parts.
Snake Skin Agate – A stone of the medicine wheel, it helps without being seen during spiritual travel, both upper and lower worlds. Useful for accompaniment for soul retrieval.