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Wands optional: intentional thinking and magic

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Wands optional: intentional thinking and magic

For me, focus, intentional thinking, meditation, prayer, and mindfulness all translate to a clearer trajectory and more successful outcome for whatever task I'm grappling with. It's helped my mental health, my goal-setting, and focus.

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The Gems I Carry Wherever I Go

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The Gems I Carry Wherever I Go

My gem bag is like a reminder of the work I’m doing to help my mental health. The crystals make me feel empowered in a tangible way that sometimes is harder to gauge with lifestyle changes or medication.

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Medieval Lapidaries: the original crystal books

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Medieval Lapidaries: the original crystal books

In the Middle Ages, magical lapidaries -- texts on the qualities and powers of gems -- were very popular, particularly in France, Italy, and England. While there were other lapidaries that focussed more on the scientific properties, and others that focussed on Christian symbolism, the magical ones focussed on powers that different stones could imbue. These stones were powerful enough to protect the user from harm or even cure illness. Sound familiar?

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Tarot: Your intuitive introspection tool

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Tarot: Your intuitive introspection tool

Tarot, like astrology, runestones, reading tea leaves, etc., are tools to help us to consider parts of our consciousness that are otherwise difficult to confront.

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Moonbeams Newsletter

Moonbeams Newsletter

If you're already on the Moonbeams newsletter mailing list, you've seen some of my France adventures and what's in the works for when I come back from hiatus this July.  If not, right now is a great time to sign up, because I'm about to announce two new enamel pins! Sign up here  

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